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    Disney Studios?

    Last night when we were watching the DVD from Disney Cruise Lines, I heard something that did not sound right. When they were describing the fun things to do at WDW during the land part of the land/sea cruise option they called Disney-MGM Studios "Disney Studios". Now When I worked at WDW I entered a few official trivia contests on teams at different resorts and the answers to those questions depended heavily on nomenclature. . . . the exact name of places and such. For instance, it's not "The Sci-Fi" but "Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater Restaurant"
    So what is going on that Disney would call Disney-MGM Studios Disney Studios and leave out the MGM on a piece of official promotional material?
    I can't believe it was a mistake because they said it twice.
    What's the deal? Anyone know?
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    Shades, I know there is at least one other thread on here with this same question

    The short(ish) answer is that the deal with MGM had specific terms about when the MGM name and logo could be used. It specifically prohibits Disney from using it in certain promotional materials, like the videos & DVD's.

    The original deal between MGM & Disney expired on June 27th of this year, but so far there has been no word as to whether the deal was extended, modified, or terminated. If it was terminated, all references to the name MGM and their Lion logo will have to be removed from the park (the Wizard of Oz scene & other movies in GMR are not part of that agreement and are safe for now)
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    Thanks! It was nagging at me. Anyone know anything about this deal that expired?
    It would seem that something like that would not pass unnoticed.
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