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by Matt in Events - Comments

Radio Disney will hold its "Next Big Thing" show this weekend at Disney's Hollywood Studios from Friday, June 22 through Sunday June 24.  The shows will take place from 8pm to 10pm.

Season 5 of Next Big Thing, a talent competition, will offer five artists performing on the Sorcerer's Hat stage each evening. There will also be season 4 participants present for the shows.  

The event is included with regular park admission.

by Matt in Events - Comments

Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, will be signing her brand of t-shirts for women known as Her Universe at Disney's Hollywood Studios on May 5.

Eckstein, who is also hosting Star Wars Weekends 2012 later this month, will be signing the shirts at the Animation Gallery store (the gift shop attached to the Magic of Disney Animation) from 12pm to 2pm.


This past weekend I was delighted to finally make my DIsney fan pilgrimage to the place that started it all- Disneyland! But on the way I stopped at the D23 Expo in the Anaheim Convention Center- a basic Comic Con for Disney Nerds. There I got to see Disney celebrities, props, Imagineers, and panels, including this one by executive vice president of Creative Development at Walt Disney Imagineering, Tom Fitzgerald, giving us a behind the scenes look at the 10+ year process that was the creation of Star Tours 2.0. To see the full presentation, go to http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6938C5ACFD5FBAC6


In Private Party Venues at Disney's Hollywood Studios – Part II, we looked at event possibilities at the Great Movie Ride, The Magic of Disney Animation, Journey into Narnia: Prince Caspian and Hollywood Hideaway. Today we'll finish up our tour of the park with a look at several events on the Streets of America—including Lights, Motors, Action! and the Backstage Prop Shop—plus Pixar Place and Echo Lake. Most of these events are of the high-dollar, corporate variety, but the Prop Shop offers an economical alternative.

Pixar Place

When the park closes, the toys come alive at Pixar Place for a carnival-style party just for you! While most events at Disney's Hollywood Studios start with guests being escorted to the venue by guides, for a party at Pixar Place you can hire Sarge and the...


In Private Party Venues at Disney's Hollywood Studios – Part I, we covered the basic requirements and costs of holding an event in the park and looked at venues along Sunset Boulevard. Today we'll check out Hollywood Boulevard, Animation Courtyard, Mickey Avenue and Commissary Lane.

Hollywood Boulevard

The Great Movie Ride Perhaps the most iconic place to hold a private event on Disney's version of Hollywood Boulevard is the Great Movie Ride, inside Grauman's Chinese Theater. Disney has created an elaborate event concept that uses three different sets inside the ride, plus and optional dance floors inside and outside the show building. The event starts with guests assembling in the forecourt of the theater, where they are "discovered" by a director who wants...


I want to welcome Carrie Hayward as a special guest blogger for Studios Central.  Carrie is THE private event guru and she knows an ungodly amount about private events, having personally experienced many of them.  She blogs about them on her site, Disney Travel Babble, and she also co-hosts the Inside Disney Weddings podcast.  And oh yea, she also is the author of PassPorter’s Disney Weddings & Honeymoons.  A big thank you to Carrie for taking the time to explore the many locations inside Disney's Hollywood Studios you can have a private event!

As the author of a guidebook to Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings, former...


Disney has announced that with the recent upgrades to their online reservation systems, guests will now be able to book special dining events straight from DisneyWorld.com/Dining .  The two Disney's Hollywood Studios specific events that are now available are Dine with an Imagineer and the Fantasmic! Dinner Package.

Available on select dates, the Hollywood Brown Derby hosts Dine with an Imagineer.  This special event offers guests the ability to sit, break bread, and converse about behind-the-scenes magic with a Disney Imagineer.  The four-course meal also includes what Disney terms to be a "special souvenir."  

Also now...

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