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May 30

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May 30, 2011 – American Idol Winner Scotty McCreery Rides in Hollywood Studios Gala Parade

On May 30, 2011, to celebrate his win as the newest American Idol, Scotty McCreery rode down the streets of Hollywood Studios in a special gala parade, accompanied by Mickey Mouse. The parade ended in front of The American Idol Experience attraction, where McCreery treated guests to a rendition of his hit song “I Love You This Big.” He later surprised fans by making a surprise appearance in front of the attraction’s audience.

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May 5

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May 5, 2005 – The Action Show Attraction Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show Opens

“Get ready for extreme thrills as this full-throttle, high-octane live stunt spectacular comes roaring in from Disneyland Resort Paris.”

On May 5, 2005, the stunt action show Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show opened in Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios park. The show shows guests the behind-the-scenes of extreme stunts, such as physical stunts and car chases through dangerous settings. The Hollywood Studios attraction was based on the show Moteurs…Action! Stunt Show Spectacular from Disneyland Paris. The Hollywood Studios attraction was closed on April 2, 2016, to make way for the new expansion areas of the park.

May 1

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May 1, 1989 – The Theater of the Stars Opens in Disney-MGM Studios Park

On May 1, 1989, the amphitheater Theater of the Stars opened on Hollywood Boulevard of Disney-MGM Studios park (now Hollywood Studios). The area was known for featuring the stage show version of the animated feature film Beauty and the Beast. It was temporarily closed on May 2, 1993, as the park prepared for the expansion of Sunset Boulevard, and was eventually moved and reopened in the expanded area.

April 3

April 3, 2016 – Muppets Courtyard Area Opens in Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park

On April 3, 2016, the area surrounding the attraction Muppet*Vision 3D was renamed Muppets Courtyard, after a majority of the Streets of America area of the park was closed to make way for the Star Wars Land expansion. After the renaming of the area showed up in park maps, several additions were made to the area through the rest of 2016, including the opening of the Muppet-themed restaurant PizzeRizzo. This name was only temporary, however, as the area was folded into what is now known as the Grand Avenue.

March 9

March 9, 1991 – Legends of Hollywood Closes in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

On March 9, 1991, the merchandise shop Legends of Hollywood closed on March 9, 1991, after being open for less than two months on Hollywood Boulevard. The shop was soon replaced by L.A. Cinema Storage (which itself was closed in 2014 to become The Trolley Car Café). A new Legends of Hollywood shop opened on June 12, 1994 on Sunset Boulevard.

February 5

February 5, 2017 – The Starring Rolls Café Closes in Hollywood Studios

On February 5, 2017, the Starring Rolls Café officially closed in Hollywood Studios. Open since May 1, 1989, the café served as a beloved pastry shop within the park, featuring guest favorites such as the Butterfinger Cupcake, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake, and the pastrami sandwich. Many of Starring Rolls’ delicacies were moved to the new Trolley Car Café and sold alongside Starbucks products.

January 19

January 19, 1991 – The Shop Legends of Hollywood Opens in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

On January 19, 1991, the merchandise shop Legends of Hollywood opened on Hollywood Boulevard of Disney’s Hollywood Studios park. This version of the shop was short-lived, as it closed on March 9, 1991, and became L.A. Cinema Storage. A new version of this shop opened on Sunset Boulevard on June 12, 1994, and sells merchandise related to recently released films.