Originally, I was going to ask why the name change from MGM to Hollywood Studios, but instead did a little research due to assuming that might be really old news to all of you (since I'm more new to all this than most of you who post here).
I found this article: Yesterland Presents Disney-MGM Studios: The End of the MGM Name
Which as I said, more than likely it is old news to all of you, but something else struck me that made me want to write a post, which was this:
In August 2007, a Disney press release announced that Disney-MGM Studios would have a new name in January 2008. There was even an official reason:
I maybe younger and haven't visited Hollywood Studios for the first time until 2009. However, I know a decent amount of Disney's history and from what I've seen, or read nothing drastic has really changed about the park, nor have they done anything to try to drastically change the park, or develop, or change the park's theme in anyway. Yes, some rides, or attractions may have come and gone (like all parks), but from what they said back in 2007 they made it almost sound as if new and big changes were coming to Hollywood Studios.
“The new name reflects how the park has grown from representing the golden age of movies to a celebration of the new entertainment that today’s Hollywood has to offer—in music, television, movies and theater,” said Meg Crofton, president of Walt Disney World Resort.
Disney obviously has a lot of other projects going on right now, but I just wanted to know if anyone else thought this maybe when this first happened back in 2007? Or maybe have different thoughts, or opinions now that a few years have passed now?