Disney's Hollywood StudiosDistance: 0.0 miCompetitive Analysis 351 South Studio Drive Orlando, FL 32830
Disney's Hollywood Studios, originally Disney-MGM Studios, is a theme park at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando. It is owned and operated by The Walt Disney Company through its Parks and Resorts division. Based on an idea by Marty Sklar, Randy Bright, and Michael Eisner, the park opened on May 1, 1989, and is the third of four theme parks built at Walt Disney World. Spanning, the park is dedicated to show business, drawing inspiration from the heyday of Hollywood, California in the 1930s and 1940s.The park's icon was originally the Earffel Tower from the park's opening until 2001, when the Sorcerer's Hat—a stylized version of the magical hat from Fantasia—was built at the park's central hub. It then served as the park's icon until its removal in January 2015. The tower was subsequently removed in April 2016. Currently, the park remains without an official designated icon, although both the Great Movie Ride and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror are represented as such in marketing materials.
Beauty and the Beast-Live on StageDistance: 0.1 miCompetitive Analysis 351 S Studio Dr Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Walt Disney World DolphinDistance: 0.7 miCompetitive Analysis 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd Orlando, FL 32830
The Walt Disney World Dolphin is a resort hotel designed by architect Michael Graves located between Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios in the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, next to Disney's BoardWalk Resort area. It opened on June 1, 1990 and is joined to its sister hotel, the Walt Disney World Swan (also designed by Graves) by a palm-tree lined covered walkway crossing a lagoon. The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin is a joint venture between the Walt Disney Company, Tishman Hotel Corporation, MetLife and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. The land the resort occupies is owned by the Walt Disney Company, while the buildings themselves are leased by Disney to the Tishman Hotel Corporation and MetLife but operated by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide under the Sheraton Hotels brand. The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin are a part of the Walt Disney Collection of resorts, because of this they are Disney branded and guests of the resort have access to special Disney benefits available to Disney Resort Hotel guests only.The Dolphin and Swan share similar elements, but each has a distinctive appearance. The Dolphin is composed of a 257ft tall triangular tower bisecting a 12-story rectangular mass with four 9-story wings on the Swan-side of the structure. The roof of each half of the main mass is adorned with a 56ft tall Dolphin statue. On the main colored facade there is a turquoise banana-leaf pattern echoed by a similar wave pattern on the Swan.