Ok, I know there are currently a lot of armchair-imagineering threads about what could be done to different parks and rides and so-forth.
But I think I have a solution to fix Disney-MGM Studios and the reason I am posting this thread separately is because I would like specific feedback about this idea and to know what the authority (micechat) thinks about my idea.
Ok, so the new name for the park would be Walt Disney's Hollywood. (or Walt Disney's Hollywoodland) I'm not sure which is better.
Let's start at Hollywood Boulevard.
The name could stay the same and the overall theming could be the same. It would still be a gateway to discover all the great things about hollywood and it could be anchored by the Great Movie Ride. (I would leave the hat because I like it but I know most people don't so I won't comment)
So HB would pretty much stay the same.
On to Sunset Boulevard.
This section of the park could be renamed to Sunset Studios. It would serve as a tribute to all classic movies. Tower of Terror would be an ode to scary, classic thrillers. The Beauty and the Beast musical could be removed and replaced with a tribute to all of the classic musicals such as Singin' in the Rain, Sound of Music, Chicago, etc.
Rockin' Rollercoaster would be completely rethemed as a roller coaster through the classic film noir detective stories. The queue could be a walkthrough of the shady streets of some city and through the office of a private eye. The backstory could involve you going on an adventure with the private eye.
Many other things could be developed for this park including restaurants, shops, and other attractions based on classic movies.
Next to Animation Courtyard.
This could be renamed to Disney Studios. (that name would look pretty cool on the arch at the entrance to the courtyard)
This section would be completely devoted to Disney films. Little Mermaid could stay and so could the Animation show (which would be revamped dramatically) Playhouse Disney would be gone and there is plenty of space for more attractions based on disney movies.
Walt Disney: One Man's Dream would be a perfect fit because it would anchor Disney Studios to . . .
Pixar Studios (the former Mickey Ave.)
Obviously Toy Story Mania is coming. But the Backlot Tour could be rethemed to be a tour of Pixar Studios. (since this is no longer an actual "working" studios) And other things could be involved such as character meet n' greets, restaurants (pizza planet), and shops. And the Narnia attraction could be rethemed every time a new pixar movie came out. This could be where the Block Party Bash is held. And there is plenty of room for a new Incredibles attraction and other Pixar things.
Now, on to the Streets of America
This area would be renamed to Muppet Studios.
The basic themeing could remain the same but muppet mayhem should be everywhere (like if the muppets invaded.) The Muppet Mobile could pay a visit and there could even be a Laugh Floor type attraction with AA figures instead of Video screens.
Now, to Echo Lake
This has to be one the worst themed areas of the park and in my opinion is the perfect place for Lucasfilm Studios.
All the area in front of Star Tours could be themed to be a middle eastern outpost where Indiana Jones is stationed. Sounds Dangerous could be removed and replaced with a long-awaited IJ ride.
Then the ABC Commissary Lane could be rethemed to star wars anything (kind of like what Kevin Yee was describing) That leads up to Star Tours 2.0
Now that would be a complete celebration of Classic, Disney, Pixar, Muppet, and Lucasfilm movies. It would bring some continuity to the park and also some much-needed division.
Ok, so that's my idea. Sorry for it being so long but I really think this is a great idea.
Please share any thoughts or add-on ideas that you have.