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    What Is the ABC Theater in MGM used for now?

    First off, Ide like to say hi, im John, and new to these boards. I just wanted to know since Doug Live use to be in there, has anything been in there since? Thanks !

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    to DWT John!

    I remember hearing, over a year ago that the theater was being used to produce internal shows for Cast Members and their families.

    I also believe they have used it for special programs in conjunction with Special Park activities such as Star Wars Weekends and Soap Weekends.


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    Thanks very much! I just wanted to know, I was there in the middle of Feb and remembered Doug being there, and I remembered nothing had been in the since that show left, at least when I would be there.

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    Yeah it's just used for special events right now, hopefully they will add something new eventually...They have ESPN The Weekend events in there among other things but the space seems like something exciting could be added eventually!

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    I wonder if they used the studio for Family Matters and Full House came to Disney World?
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    The latest use for the theater was for ESPN the weekend. They taped different shows in there.
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    is that the same theater as SuperStar TV show back in the day? I loved that show...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MayBWeRMnt2B View Post
    The latest use for the theater was for ESPN the weekend. They taped different shows in there.
    I assume you are referring to NFL Live, SportsCenter and Baseball Tonight. They didn't actually tape anything in there. It was a "stage show" in a similar format of the television shows. I was in the building for every show and just by watching for ten minutes everyone should have been able to tell it didn't have the professionalism or structure that a program filmed for television would have. Also the crew was noticably too slim to be something for television. The show they called SportsCenter had Dan, Linda and Stuart answering questions and talking about thier careers. Most of the shows were Q&A style, with NFL Live and Baseball Tonight more closely resembling what you would see on TV. The actual broadcasted SportsCenter was filmed in front of the Sorceror's Hat and you could see your's truly on camera a few times.

    The theatre looks great. It's not what most would expect. It looks just how you last saw it and is just as nice as ever. I can't wait until the next attraction goes in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FutureImagineer View Post
    is that the same theater as SuperStar TV show back in the day? I loved that show...
    You bet. It's called ABC Theatre and still looks fantastic inside.

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