Disney-MGM Studios Opening Day Park Map. Source: Yesterland
Hooray for Hollywood! Today we celebrate the 31st anniversary of Disney's Hollywood Studios!
The park opened as Disney-MGM Studios on May 1, 1989 to huge crowds! The parking lot entrance had to close at 9:15am in what became the largest opening day press event for Disney up to that day. The cost for an adult one-day ticket would've run you a whopping (drum roll)... $29!
Opening day festivities were filled with the Hollywood glitz and glamour you would expect of a world premiere! A bevy of celebrities made an appearance, from Dick Van Dyke to Annette Funicello!
Although attractions were fairly limited, guest favorite The Great Movie Ride was a part of the opening day roster and housed in the full scale replica of Grauman's Chinese Theater.
The 1989 park map above shows just how much the park has expanded since then. And if you look closely, the map also reveals one of the largest hidden Mickeys to exist on Disney property! Hint: Echo Lake is one of the ears!