Let's take a trip in our time machines and look back at what the Disney-MGM Studios were like back in 1993. These look backs are always interesting for nostalgia and to also see the differences in the park then compared to today.
The cover of the park map features the Genie from Aladdin, which has opened in 1992 and was a popular hit. More surprising to me is that all four of the attractions highlighted on the cover are all still operating today in Disney's Hollywood Studios (although it is a different version of Star Tours).
Today we're taking a trip in our virtual time machines back to May 1995 and see what a day was like in the Disney-MGM Studios.
In 1995, the guide map cover featured photos from popular attractions in the park, but it tried to show off a few, as opposed today when just one attraction gets the cover spot.
The "Mickey Value Meals" weren't as interesting to me a choice as their price. At $2.49 for counter service and $3.99 for table service, it's a steal. It also shows you how much value the dollar has lost...
It's always fun to take a look at the history of Disney's Hollywood Studios and today we're going back twenty years to October 19 through 24, 1992 at the then-Disney-MGM Studios.
The first thing that has to strike you about this times guide is the colors. Compared to today's times guide, the 1992 version is completely different. Gray and salmon are the predominant colors and it looks a little cartoony. Also worth noting is the park was only open to 7pm in late October, which today would seem like rather short hours.
Let's take a look back at a classic part of Disney's Hollywood Studios that is unfortunately no longer part of the park anymore. This week, we're going to visit the Magic of Disney Animation and watch a favorite preshow of mine, the "Back to Neverland" film that starred Walter Cronkite and Robin Williams. Whether you've seen it before or never got a chance, I think you'll really enjoy this film.
Special thanks to Martin Smith for producing this video tribute