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Disney's Hollywood Studios will play host to a Thanksgiving parade on November 24 at 2pm, featuring 650 student performers.

Posted at 2:24 pm
by Matt in Authors, Writers Stop - Comments

Jeff Kinney, author of the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" book series, will be signing copies of his books at the Writer's Stop on November 23.

Kinney will be in Hollywood Studios to sign his books from 11am to 1pm.

Posted at 3:09 pm

Starting on November 25 the American Idol Experience will offer Christmas songs for guests to perform on stage.

Songs included on the list are

  • Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
  • Blue Christmas
  • Santa Baby
  • Jingle Bells Rock
  • and more

These songs are options in addition to the regular American Idol Experience song list.

Posted at 3:49 pm


Last night I arrived in Hollywood Studios just in time to catch the opening ceremonies for the Osborne Spectacle of Dancing Lights. This is probably my favorite holiday event that Disney holds every year. It's one the only things left in WDW that truly makes me feel like I'm a little kid again. It reminds me of when I was young my family would drive to Lake Lanier where they had a scenic route you would drive along, filled with lights, that led to a holiday village.

There was a group of guests there to celebrate the Osborne family, with the tragic passing of Jennings Osborne this year. The lights haven't changed much, but it still holds that holiday magic that Jennings created. It is definitely not to be missed if you're coming to Disney World for the holidays.

Posted at 12:03 pm

It's hard to believe but the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights begins next week and we're inviting you to join us for a meet to enjoy the lights together.

Our plan is to meet up before the Osborne Lights turn on, enjoy the ceremony that turns the lights on and the walk around and enjoy the ambiance of the Osborne Lights.

When: Saturday, November 12 at 5:30pm

Where: Meet in front of the large Christmas tree that is across from Youse Guys Moichendise on the Streets of America

We're looking forward to hanging out with other fans of Studios Central and enjoying some time in the parks!

If you're planning on coming, let us know by...

Posted at 8:59 am

Today may be Halloween, but one Hollywood Studios attraction is perpetually celebrating Halloween every day.  At the Tower of Terror, the back story of the attraction is the events of 1939 that lead to the demise of the Hollywood Tower Hotel took place on October 31.  Since everything in the hotel is frozen in time, you can find aspects of the Halloween season in the gift shop of the building.


Posted at 10:42 am

We're hearing a report that Jake, from the Disney Junior show, "Jake and the Neverland Pirates" is coming to the Hollywood & Vine restaurant for breakfast and lunch this fall. 

Photo by Stitch Kingdom

We don't have an exact start date yet, but a November time frame is expected.  

We had heard a credible rumor back in August that Jake was set to replace the Little Einstein characters but it remains to be seen just what will actually happen.  We do have it on good authority that Jake will definitely be a character guests can meet soon.

UPDATE: Jake will make his meet-n-...

Posted at 9:52 pm

Today's review brought to you by Mark and Libby Weaver who had an opportunity to try out the new menu at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant.  Thanks to them for sharing their thoughts with us!

It had been 12 years since I’d paid a visit to Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant at the Studios, and after this visit, it will not be that long between visits again! As many of you know, they recently did away with separate lunch and dinner menus and there is now the same menu for each, and a mild price adjustment for each service timeframe. But I am getting ahead of myself, let’s start at the beginning and cover the entire restaurant shall we?


Posted at 2:58 pm
by Matt in Counter Service - Comments

Disney has rolled out new kids pack meals at Disney's Hollywood Studios to give more options to children who are picky eaters and do not want to order off the regular menus.  

Meals include Goldfish crackers, a cookie, carrots and ranch dip, string cheese, yogurt and a kids drink (milk, chocolate milk or soda fountain).

Posted at 11:30 am
by Matt in Book Signing - Comments

Famous Star Wars book author Timothy Zahn will be meeting guests and signing books at the Writer's Stop in Disney's Hollywood Studios on Friday, October 14, 2011.

Zahn will be signing his latest Star Wars novel, Choices of One from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

In addition, you can have Zahn sign copies of the 20th Anniversary edition of the #1 New York Times Best Selling Novel, Heir to the Empire.

Posted at 3:43 pm