Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the third of four theme parks built at the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, near Orlando, Florida on May 1, 1989.
Spanning 135 acres, it is dedicated to show business, drawing inspiration from the heyday of Hollywood, California in the 1930s and 1940s. In 2014, the park hosted approximately 10.31 million guests, making it the fifth-most visited amusement park in the United States, and eighth-most visited in the world.
The park was formerly represented by the Sorcerer’s Hat, a stylized version of the magical hat from Fantasia. It replaced the Earffel Tower as the park’s icon in 2001 and served that role until its removal in January 2015.