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April 3, 1989 – The Walt Disney World Park Disney-MGM Studios is Covered in Newsweek


“Disney World Unveils a $1 Billion Movieland”

On April 3, 1989, an issue of Newsweek was released featuring Mickey Mouse on the front cover as Sorcerer Mickey. The cover article focused on the opening of Walt Disney World’s newest park, Disney-MGM Studios (now known as Hollywood Studios), which was scheduled to open on May 1st of that year. Newsweek was allowed to go behind the scenes of the creation of the new park and explored other areas of Disney success in the process, including Cast Members and their standards, and, of course, then-CEO Michael Eisner. Other potential ventures were explored in the article, including the water park Typhoon Lagoon, Epcot’s Wonders of Life pavilion, and the new resorts The Swan and The Dolphin.


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