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Walt Disney World (WDW) News Discuss Disney-MGM Studios name change in 2008 in the News & Rumors forums; Announced today: Disney-MGM Studios name will officially change to Disney's Hollywood Studios effective January of 2008....
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    Disney-MGM Studios name change in 2008

    Announced today:

    Disney-MGM Studios name will officially change to Disney's Hollywood Studios effective January of 2008.

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    i thought they were gonna change it to Pixar - Disney Studios!!!
    i feel alot better now
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    The new name sounds like it will probably give Disney more leeway for future theming - not being tied in to another company like MGM or Pixar!?
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    The theme park execs feel that this title more closely relates to what the park has to offer. It's not being tied to another company.
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    Awesome, thats way better than Disney-Pixar!
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    my family will still probably call it MGM though. o well. at least it isnt Pixar.
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    I'm also glad they didn't change the name to include Pixar. If they needed to change the name, then I think they made a good choice. I also think my family will still be calling it MGM for quite a while.

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    Post Walt Disney World renaming Disney-MGM Studios

    From the Orlando Sentinel's Business section:
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    Walt Disney World renaming Disney-MGM Studios

    By Scott Powers | Sentinel Staff Writer
    2:51 PM EDT, August 9, 2007

    So-long, Disney-MGM Studios. In a widely anticipated move, Walt Disney World is renaming its movies-oriented theme park, dropping the "MGM" name from the brand. But unlike much of what has been anticipated in Disney-gossip circles, the new name will contain neither Pixar nor ABC.

    Disney's Hollywood Studios will debut in January, Disney World officials announced today.
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    Full story here: Walt Disney World renaming Disney-MGM Studios -- OrlandoSentinel.com
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    I like it. At least now the rumors are over about what it will be called. Kinda glad Pixar isn't in the name.
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    I will still be calling it MGM for years to come. I'm glad it's not Disney-Pixar, but I would rather it be easier to say than Disney's Hollywood Studios. I wish they would just call it Disney Studios.
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    so, is MGM not going to be involved anymore?

    I, personally, really liked the aura of "classic Hollywood" that the park useta have, and that the brand of MGM lends itself to.

    I figured something like this was coming because in this year's (2007) planning DVD they refer to it only as "Disney Studios," and I think that the 2007 Unofficial Guide did the same thing.

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    I was playing some WDW Racing game the other day and noticed that they referred to the park as "Disney Studios" and this game came out in 2000!
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    This comes up all the time - it has to do with how Disney licensed the MGM name: it was only for specific uses, and it didn't include TV, video, DVD, or the like. You'll find that on all the videos it is Disney Studios.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hillo View Post
    I will still be calling it MGM for years to come. I'm glad it's not Disney-Pixar, but I would rather it be easier to say than Disney's Hollywood Studios. I wish they would just call it Disney Studios.
    Let's just call it DHS!
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    I think that "MGM" will become sort of a purist name. Kinda like the WEDWay Peoplemover.
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