Disney-MGM Studios opened on May 1, 1989, nearly 25 years ago. Next week, the park now known as Disney’s Hollywood studios will celebrate 25 year anniversary. Disney has some special events planned for May 1, 2014.
- At 10 a.m., Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse will take the stage with Disney’s Hollywood Studios Vice President Dan Cockerell to start the celebration day, honoring some of the 25-year cast members during a short rededication ceremony.
- A special motorcade — “Stars of the Studios” — will make its way down Hollywood Blvd. beginning at 7 p.m. and feature many of the famous characters showcased throughout the park. Mickey and Minnie will be joined by television and film stars including Captain Jack Sparrow, Darth Vader, Doc McStuffins, Wreck-It Ralph, Venellope, Sofia the First and more.
- Following the motorcade, the area in front of the park’s Sorcerer Hat Stage will become a dance party before a fireworks show ends the day in grand fashion at 9:30 p.m. The pyrotechnics show, which will be high in the sky above the Sorcerer Mickey Hat, will pay tribute to 25 years of show business stories that have been told throughout the park.
As always, events are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Also, please note that on May 1 only, Disney will have special 25th anniversary merchandise, as well as a special 25th Anniversary Chocolate Nutella Cupcake. Yum!