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Breaking: Disney World Lets Go the Heart Of Hollywood Studios

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Breaking: Disney World Lets Go the Heart Of Hollywood Studios
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Since reopening, Disney has made many staff changes. This latest Hollywood Studios cut hits close to home. Read about the latest Cast Members let go.

Over the years, guests have seen less and less live performers in shows and performances. Also, I miss The Great Movie Ride’s Cast Members immersing guests in the attraction.

Hollywood Studios

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My favorite thing about Hollywood Studios is the feeling of nostalgia in the buildings, music, and the Citizens of Hollywood. This sets apart this theme park from all others. However, it seems this feeling is dwindling, and being replaced by more traditional theme park elements.

Citizens of Hollywood

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Disney describes them as:

Straight from the Golden Age of Hollywood, these entertainers are ready for their close-up, but they’re never gonna make the big time without the audience.

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These performers give guests a live street performance that occurs throughout the day at Hollywood Studios. Also, the performers vary from a maintenance crew to a loving Hollywood couple. Guest interaction is included in each performance, and I just love every one of these acts.

List of Citizens

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There are so many wonderful actors and scenes portrayed on the various streets in Hollywood Studios. In addition, the humor sets them apart. Guests stay entertained during the 15-minute shows.

  • Sonny, Burbank, the mayor
  • Jack Diamond, a talent agent
  • Director Oscar Meyerwiener
  • Cloe Canard
  • Betty Shambles
  • Wink Wright, movie critic
  • Dara Vamp
  • Dorma Nesmond
  • Beau Wrangler, cowboy movie star
  • Montgomery Dash, movie star
  • Also, Evie Starlight

Clever Officer Names

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Also, whoever came up with these Officer names has a sense of humor, especially Pat Friskem.

  • Percival Peabody
  • William Club
  • Prime Brody
  • And, Pat Friskem

The Rest of the Gang

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  • Paige Turner
  • Stone Granite
  • Ace Victory
  • Juan Scenario, a screenwriter
  • Ginny Vermouth
  • Buddy Flowers

These actors rotated assignments rather than being assigned to one person. Which one of these starlights is your favorite?

Terribly Sad News

New: Disney World Lets Go the Heart Of Hollywood Studios
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It is with an incredibly heavy heart that I share Disney is letting our beloved Citizens of Hollywood go.

Our very own, Kenny the Pirate confirmed this today with one of the Citizens of Hollywood.

Of all of the changes at Disney, this one is the most heartbreaking to me. I absolutely hate the direction Disney is going getting rid of the very heart and soul of Disney, these street performers.

What are your thoughts on cutting the Citizens of Hollywood? Please share your thoughts and on this and other Disney cuts on Facebook or the KtP Crew Page.




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12 COMMENTS

  1. What in the world is Disney’s problem, it’s like there’s no one in control who has a clue what Disney fans love about the parks. First of all we hate any kind of change that screws with the hometown feel, and this is the biggest thing that could be done to destroy that feeling. It’s worked for YEARS, so why change it now, like the old saying goes “don’t screw with a good thing, something that works:”, and obviously this has worked since the beginning!
    Disney officials better wake TF up before they go too far, so far that it can’t be fixed. I’m sure Walt is rolling over in his grave right now

  2. DAY after Day, another reason to not return. IF it can’t resemble what it once was, idk when I’ll spend my hard earned money there again. THE POWERS that be need to get back to WALTS VISION or its just another amusement park, nothing more.

  3. Cutting costs doesn’t have to mean cutting people…initially. things must be very bleak in the financial office. Im going through Creativity Inc (Pixar’s story), and one of the non negotiables was the team they assembled…but even in the dawn of that company, 1/3 were ultimately let go or the doors would have closed. It is a sad day at Disney. I hope they will be back.

  4. Disney is making a huge error…these cast members and performers are DISNEY and without them the magic is losing its sparkle!

  5. So sad….We have so many memories with them, especially when my daughter was young and loved to interact with them. Hopefully this is a temporary thing.

  6. Why is it Disney management is the only group of individuals that doesn’t understand that the magic is in the people ? They keep cutting entertainment and are quickly becoming nothing but a glorified amusement park like others in the Orlando area. How about we stop stupid expenditures like painting the entrance and save some jobs Disney ??

    • I agree! I loved watching them perform on Hollywood and Sunset. My daughter even went “frollicing” with Betty Shambles once.

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