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Hollywood Studios home to Disneys biggest building – but which one – read on to find that information and more…

• Disney Hollywood Studios, the third theme park opened its doors in April 1989 and cost more than $500 million. It covers 231 acres, 77 acres of which is for parking.

• Hollywood Studios was not actually planned as a separate theme park, but was originally planned as a movie Pavilion at Epcot. However, when the ideas started taking off the Imagineers realised that this was too big a mission for just a pavilion.

• Hollywood Studios’s first full length film to be produced at the studio was Mulan.

• In the Muppet Vision 3D show look behind you to find out who is running the projector!

• Rock n Roller Coasters Limos go from 0 to 57 miles per hour in 2. 8 seconds and the launch hurls you up 200 feet. It is home to more than 900 speakers in total.

• There are over 60 hours of recorded music played outside the Rock n Roller coaster – so that guests will never hear the same tune played twice in a day.

• The PA system at the Star Tours waiting area tanoys for a Mr Egroeg Sucul – what do you get when you try and read the names backwards?

• The flight simulator used in Star Tours is the same as ones used in the military to train pilots.

• The Lights, Motor Action arena can seat 5, 000 guests.

• Spooky – when the Tower of Terror was been constructed – it was struck by lightening! ! ! !

• Tower of Terror 199 foot tall, originally it was to be taller, but any building 200 foot or over to comply with flight regulations would have to have a blinker on top. Coming up behind in heights is the Earful Tower measuring a measly 130 feet, this tower is not a working water tower as some would believe.

• The boulder used in Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular actually weighs in at 440 pounds.

• In the Honey I Shrunk the Kids Play area, between the slide coming out of the role of film and the garden hose you will find a dog’s nose. If you put your hand up its nostril it will give you a sniff!

• Casablanca, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Alien, Mary Pippins, The Wizard of Oz, Singing in the Rain, The Public Enemy all take a part of the Great Movie Ride.

• The Great Movie Ride offers two different scenes one is a gangster and the other cowboys – ask a cast member how to experience both.

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