2 years ago, Bob Iger announced that Hollywood Studios would get a new name. Since then, all there have been are rumors. But we finally have some news and possible names.
Disney has been sending out surveys that give us a hint into what they are thinking. They gave this description of the park:
Enter this newly named Disney Theme Park and completely immerse yourself in the realm of some of your favorite stories. Step into imagined worlds made real and take the lead in an adventure that surrounds you at every turn. From the edge of the galaxy to the imaginative world of toys, familiar locales become the settings of exhilarating quests to call your won. Explore them all alongside world-renowned Characters and a supporting cast made up of your family and friends. Magnificent memories are unbound as you discover this collection of amazing adventures together.
How cool is it that you will be the star in the new immersive lands of Star Wars and Toy Story? Sounds awesome to me! This may mean that other areas of the park may be transformed to have similar style experience.
The survey then went on to ask you to rate the following name possibilities:
- Disney Kaleidoscope Park
- Disney Storyverse Park
- Disney Hyperia Park
- Disney Beyond Park
- Disney Cinemagic Park
- Disney Legends Park
- Disney XL Park
- Disney Cinemagine Park
These names are definitely unique and maybe a little strange. Most of the parks are named with an adjective and then a noun, like Disneyland, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Disney Sea. The options Disney gave don’t really have that at all. Epcot is an exception, but it’s original name was EPCOT Center. EPCOT is actually an abbreviation for Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow. Anyway, these names all seem strange, but that’s probably because they don’t have that adjective/noun combination.
“Kaleidoscope” sounds kinda funny, but it is a good representation of how the park has a bunch of random parts that don’t really connect. I think “Cinemagic” sounds kinda cool and it is the closest it gets to having an adjective and a noun, but it’s not quite there. “Disney Beyond Park” doesn’t flow well and is a little cheesy.
What do you think? Can the Imagineers make one of these names fit the park? Or should they throw them all out and start over?