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Studios Central features a number of unique columns that discuss many topics regarding Disney's Hollywood Studios as well as Walt Disney World in general.  You can find an insightful new article written daily from a variety of writers who have not only a passion for everything Hollywood Studios, but are also veterans of touring the Studios and are eager to share their thoughts and opinions with each of you.

The Darkroom
A favorite passion for any fan of Disney World is taking photos and here you will find photos taken by park guests in Hollywood Studios, all tied to a common theme.

Inside the Studios
Chris Reid shares his take on different aspects of Disney's Hollwood Studios as he explores the multitude of options found inside the park.

Jennifer von Hoffman shares her unique perspective of all things Disney, from fashion to the parks to the online fans of the mouse

The Fairytale Family
Danielle takes on the adventures and challenges of doing the World as a family and provides tips and tricks from experience travelling with two very young children.

The Mickey Minute
Join Ashley Reeve as she shares her passion for cooking, fine dining and of course, everything Disney!

Remember When
Take a look back at some of the great and fun attractions that have come to the Studios and are no longer with us.  We re-examine parts of the Studios that while gone now, are not forgotten.

Studios Weekly
A regular look into Disney's Hollywood Studios, both past and present, with commentary and analysis from Matt Hochberg

Studios Update
A weekly photo update chronicling changes and events occurring at Disney's Hollywood Studios

What in the World?
Join Glenn Sonoda as he shares his opinions and thoughts in what's new and old in Walt Disney World

Why it's there
Ever seen something in the Studios and wondered why it was placed there by Disney's Imagineers? Matt Hochberg leads you on a regular look at the hidden gems in the Studios and explains why it's there

World's Apart
Moving beyond the Walt Disney World Resort, Andrew Poole looks at the history and details of Disneyland Resort Paris

A World of Opportunity
Aaron DelPrince dives into the various fun and interesting activities that can be found all around Walt Disney World and offers some possible fun for your family on your next trip to Walt Disney World.

Meet the Staff

Matt Hochberg

Founder, Columnist

Matt founded Studios Central (then called MGMStudios.Org) in 2002 after wanting to share his passion for Disney's Hollywood Studios/Disney-MGM Studios.  Matt wanted to create a site to be the source of information on the Studios and explore every nuance that the park has to offer.

Matt moved to Florida in 2008 to follow his dream of living closer to the magic.  In the years since, Matt has spent many hours inside DIsney's Hollywood Studios, exploring the park, conducting research and enjoying the entertainment the park offers.

In his spare time, Matt also runs sister sites RocknRollerCoaster.com and TowerOfTerror.org. Matt also hosts the WDW Today podcast, which is an internet radio show covering topics about Walt Disney World. 

Glenn Sonoda

Senior Contributor

Glenn has been an integral part of Studios Central since he joined the staff in 2007 as a columnist and more recently, he's moved on to become a reporter in the Studios, support team member and Star Wars Weekend coordinator.  

Like so many Disney World fans, his geekiness is not limited to the Mouse.  He is an avid fan of the Star Wars films, Back to the Future and Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Chris Reid


Chris Reid's first visit to a Disney park was in 1997 - at the then-MGM Studios. He immediately fell in love with the park and all the magic if offered. He has a genuine interest in the development of the studios ever since then and follows news and updates closely. His favorite attraction at Walt Disney World is The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Chris also spends a lot of his WDW vacations at Blizzard Beach, plunging down Summit Plummet.

Chris is the host of Cosmic Reid's Starlight Cafe on Magical Mouse Radio, broadcasting live Walt Disney World music and information every Monday at 1:00pm Eastern.

Aaron DelPrince


Aaron DelPrince and his family have been visiting the Walt Disney World resort since 1994. A theme park fan since he was young Aaron continually follows the events and activities at Hollywood Studios and the rest of Walt Disney World.

A very active member of the Disney fan community, Aaron hosts an annual Disney meet in the Midwest and enjoys spending time with his family. As a Disney World food
addict, Aaron enjoys dining at Mama Melrose’s Ristorante and snacking at Starring Rolls Bakery inside Hollywood Studios.

You can friend Aaron on Facebook.

Andrew Poole

Columnist, Technical Consultant

Since his first visit to Disneyland Paris in 2001, Andrew has been to both Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney World. Being based in the UK means that Andrew doesn't get out to the parks as often as he'd like, however he was a Cast Member at Disney's Hollywood Studios for a few months in 2006 on one of Disney's International Programmes.

Andrew takes his role as chief procrastinator at Studios Central very seriously and has promised more articles "soon". Matt often runs to Andrew when things look broken on the website, many of which are met with more procrastination.

Andrew's favourite attractions at the Studios are the Great Movie Ride and Fantasmic! He also enjoys replacing the vowels that Matt (in his American style) has arbitrarily removed, and swapping "er" back to "re" in words like "Centre". Outside Studios Central, Andrew has several unfinished projects, further perfecting his procrastination skills.

Jennifer von Hoffman


Jennifer von Hoffman fell in love with Disney as a kid growing up in Northern California, in the midst of the 1970s Marin County cultural revolution. Disneyland was a place where the rules were clear, magic was afoot, and the good guys always won. After a few precious visits to Disneyland as a child, she fell head-over-heels all over again during a visit to Tokyo Disneyland in 2002. Since then, she's visited most Disney parks around the world (missing only Tokyo Disneysea and Hong Kong Disneyland), though the original Anaheim park still holds a most special place in her heart.

Jennifer also writes a blog at BrokeHoedown.com, and co-hosts the Those Darn Cats podcast.

Shane Grizzard


Shane has been vacationing to Walt Disney World for as long as he can remember, and The Studios has always been his favorite park. He loves all the thrill rides, but he's absolutely fine sitting on a bench all day watching Streetmosphere- hence the "Tales from the Bench" blog. Shane's Favorite Bench is located at the Beverly Sunset Sweet Spells in front of the Poisoned Apple window.

Shane has been living in Orlando since 2009. He works at the "other" Studios park and also blogs for Disney Driven Life about the "Hidden Treasures" of Walt Disney World.

Ashley Reeve


Ashley Reeve has been a fan of the Mouse since early childhood. Her love of Disney has grown through the years with Disney's culture in food, resorts, attractions and entertainment. She is a foodie and loves sharing her passion for Disney cuisine through her writing. Ashley is an avid believer that while you are at Disney everyone
is a kid again.

Along with being a columnist at Studio Central, Ashley also manages her own Disney Fan site, acupofdisney.com where she shares Disney information,vacation tips, videos and Disney recipes. She also currently blogs for The Disney Driven Life.