VIDEO: Disney’s Hollywood Studios Celebrates 35th Anniversary With Special Ceremony

Shannen Ace

Mickey Mouse and friends on stage with dancers at Hollywood Studios, celebrating 35th anniversary, with confetti, audience capturing the moment.

VIDEO: Disney’s Hollywood Studios Celebrates 35th Anniversary With Special Ceremony

May 1, 2024, marks the 35th anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the park celebrated with a special ceremony on Wednesday morning.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios 35th Anniversary Ceremony

Theater of the Stars stage with 35th anniversary art deco flats

The ceremony was held at Theater of the Stars on Sunset Boulevard, the home of “Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage.” Art deco-style flats and palm trees decorated the stage with “Celebrating 35 Years!” in the center.

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Miss Piggy and Kermit hosted the 15-minute ceremony, just like “Disney Holidays in Hollywood” during last year’s Jollywood Nights.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios VP Jackie Swisher and Walt Disney World Ambassador Serena Arvizu spoke. Serena introduced and lauded long-term Disney’s Hollywood Studios Cast Members.

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The ceremony concluded with Disney characters dancing to the “Fantasmic!” score. These included Moana, Minnie, Chip ‘n’ Dale, Pluto, Belle, and Tiana.

Mickey Mouse and friends on stage with dancers at Hollywood Studios, celebrating 35th anniversary, with confetti, audience capturing the moment.

Mickey (in his Sorcerer’s Apprentice garb) took to the stage for the end of the ceremony. More characters joined the Cast Members in front of the stage. Confetti was launched into the air as the festivities concluded.

Watch our video of the 35th anniversary ceremony below.

WDWNT is celebrating 35 years of Disney’s Hollywood Studios with a reunion of Imagineers this weekend at our Stage 89 fan event. Tickets are available at Stage89.com.

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