21 September 2010

In production this week

It’s hard for me to admit that my onetime favorite park in Walt Disney World, Disney-MGM Studios, has long since fallen from that spot. Perhaps it is the quantity of quality attempts I find lacking, since I feel the Hollywood theme has so much potential and the execution of attractions like The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Great Movie Ride, and Star Tours are top notch.

So, what was it about the early years of Disney-MGM Studios that I found so much more appealing than the current incarnation known as Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Perusing through this November 1990 Show Times guide grants all the needed insight. Dick Tracy is as prevalent as he will ever be in the park, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are shredding up the Backlot, and Here Come the Muppets brought the laughs with them. Not to mention the productions being filmed in the park, the various street shows, and all the early details from Roger Rabbit that made the park a glimmering gem. Take a look for yourself.

4 comments:

Kathy Lea said...

I had never been to back to WDW to see the Hollywood Studios, but I loved MGM studios as a teen... It was my favourite place outside of Magic Kingdom.

trickster-brat said...

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles show and meet-n-greet was on top of my list of attractions when I was a kid! I still have those autographs. <3

Princess Fee said...

Thank you for sharing this, Ryan! I first visited WDW in 1990 and so I'm sure this times guide is similar to what would have been at the Studios in my first visit... And I remember the Turtles and I also loved some of the early shows. Anything to do with Dick Tracy I adored!

Matt said...

Nice find! I love seeing this old stuff