The Sorcerer's Hat was the icon of Disney's Hollywood Studios, the third of four theme parks built at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida. The structure was inspired by the "Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment in Walt Disney's 1940 animated film, Fantasia. Mickey Mouse's gloved hand and ears underneath the hat are visible emerging from the ground. With its opening on September 28, 2001, it replaced the Earffel Tower as the park's icon in marketing material. It was used as a venue for pin trading and sales, and also served as a backdrop to many special events and shows. High School Musical Live culminated several dances from several Disney Channel shows that performed several times daily in front of the hat. Disney characters made meet-and-greet appearances around the hat throughout the day.Built in front of The Great Movie Ride, the Sorcerer's Hat debuted on September 28, 2001 as part of the 100 Years of Magic celebration at Walt Disney World Resort. During the celebration, interactive kiosks were installed underneath the Sorcerer's Hat where guests could learn about Walt Disney's life and career. When the celebration ended in early 2003, the kiosks were removed. On May 20, 2011, the Sorcerer's Hat served as the venue for the grand opening ceremony for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue.
Toy Story Midway Mania! is an interactive 4-D theme park attraction, located at three Disney theme parks: Disney's Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Disney California Adventure at the Disneyland Resort and Tokyo DisneySea at Tokyo Disney Resort.Designed by Walt Disney Imagineering and inspired by Disney·Pixar's Toy Story franchise, the attraction was first unveiled during a press conference at Walt Disney World in January 2007. The Florida version opened officially on May 31, 2008, while the California version officially opened on June 17, 2008. The Japan version of the attraction opened on July 9, 2012.StoryAndy gets a new carnival play set for his birthday, and once comes down stairs for dinner, his toys come to life and assemble the carnival games.The California ride formerly had a single rider line, however it closed on January 1, 2010.ConceptPark guests wear 3-D glasses (Carnival Games Goggles) aboard spinning vehicles that travel through virtual environments based on classic carnival midway games. Ride vehicles seat up to eight in four back-to-back pairs. Small children are also able to ride on an adult's lap if they are facing forward with their legs securely underneath the safety bar.
Si Fi Theater Hollywood Studios Distance: 0.5 miCompetitive Analysis Cypress Dr Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Journey into Narnia: Prince Caspian Distance: 0.5 miCompetitive Analysis PO BOX 420508 Orlando, FL 32830
Journey into Narnia: Prince Caspian was a one-room walk-through style attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park at Walt Disney World Resort, which opened on June 27, 2008. It replaced "Journey into Narnia: Creating The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe"", which closed on January 1, 2008.Guests begin their adventure in the waiting queue where their knowledge of the Narnia stories is tested by trivia questions appearing on screens. Next, guests enter into the pre-show area where you view behind-the-scenes footage featuring the film's director, Andrew Adamson.Passing through a rockwork archway, you enter Aslan's Stone Table Chamber, the underground vault where Aslan sacrificed himself in the first movie. Guests stood amidst stone carvings in one of the most pivotal sets in the series and the film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.There guests saw a short edited clip from the movie. Multiple screens, dimensional sound and in-theater effects enhance the scene of Peter and Edmond's temptation to use the power of the White Witch against the evil King Miraz to win back Caspian's rightful place on the throne.Finally, the walkthrough concludes with a look at the authentic concept art and storyboards that contributed to bringing the motion picture to life, as well as some of the actual props and costumes used by the cast and crew during the making of the film."Journey into Narnia: Prince Caspian" closed on September 10, 2011. The attraction was replaced by The Legend Of Captain Jack Sparrow, opened on December 6, 2012.