We have almost every era of California represented in DCA, why not the 80s?
The general theme of the new Hollywoodland would stray away from the loose “Golden Era of Hollywood” theme, and adopt the theme of Hollywood in the 80s, with no backlot attached. Firstly, I would demolish “Disney Jr.”, and replace it with a scaled down version of “The Great Movie Ride”, featuring great movies and TV shows from 1980 - 1989 (i.e. Golden Girls, Ferris Bueler's Day Off), with Omnimovers themed to a specific movie or TV show as the ride system. I would keep Animation Academy though, only updating the facade to fit the new 80’s theme, and getting rid of “Turtle Talk with Crush” (a similar experience will be added later). While I love “MuppetVision 3D”, and “Monsters Inc: Mike and Sulley to the Rescue”, they don’t fit the theme of Hollywood with the current state they’re in. I would replace “MuppetVision 3D” with a new motion stimulator ride based off “National Lampoon Family Vacation” (an 80's classic); the theatre would be repurposed as a giant tour bus, as you take a wild and hilarious tour of Hollywood with the Griswolds. “Monsters Inc.” would be replaced with a massive sit-down restaurant, with waiters in parachute pants, and waitresses with big hair and leg warmers, serving food popular in the 80s. Stage 12 would become “The Scene”, a lounge run by Roger Rabbit exclusively for famous Disney characters and a few “exclusive” humans. This lounge would be an updated version of “Dancin’ with Disney”. Stage 17 would host "Press Your Luck", a revival of the classic game show where you can win fabulous prizes, such as Fast Passes. “Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular” would end it’s run, making way for a concert put on by Disney characters, parodying the music of the 80s.
On top of all these renovations, the shops would get a re-theme to fit in with the 80s.
Muppet Backlot Studios
Even though Bugs Land is great for kids, it needs to be replaced. My idea is “Muppet Backlot Pictures”, a working Muppet movie studio, for a “movie that will never be finished”, so says Bunsen Honeydew. On “set”, are Kermit and Miss Piggy’s trailer, with animatronic versions of Kermit and Miss Piggy available to meet-and-greet via Live Interaction. Across the way, is “The Muppet Show”, that uses the same format that “Country Bear Jamboree” used. The show would be very similar to the actual TV show, with the only differences being that they’re trying to get a perfect taping of the show for the movie, and there being no celebrity guest star. At the end of every taping though, one Muppet messes up, causing them to bring the next audience in to re-tape the entire show. Somewhere else in “Muppet Backlot Pictures”, is “Fozzie Bear’s Laugh House”, an interactive comedy act similar to “Turtle Talk with Crush” and “Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor”, that would have Fozzie Bear trying out jokes for the movie. Finally, in place of “it’s tough to be a bug” and the area surrounding it, is a currently unnamed indoor coaster, similar to Space Mountain. The coaster would be a play-off of “Rockin’ Rollercoaster”, and would follow the whole Muppet gang as they race through the streets of Los Angeles/Hollywood at night, to get to their finally finished movie’s, premiere.
These are just ideas I’ve been writing down while bored in math class, feel free to dissect it.