Wonderful World of Animation to Debut on May 1st at Hollywood Studios

Updated: Apr 4, 2019

Concept Art for Wonderful World of Animation Projection Show

On May 1st, 2019, Disney's Hollywood Studios will celebrate it's 30th anniversary. It's hard to believe that this park has already been in operation for three decades, but it is indeed a big milestone to celebrate. As if this park hasn't seen enough transformation over the last couple of years, a few more changes are coming on the park's big birthday.

The new nighttime projection show, Wonderful World of Animation will officially debut on May 1st. The new show will use state-of-the-art projection technology to take guests on a magical journey through more than 90 years of Disney animation, all beginning with Mickey himself. Watch in wonder as the façade of the Chinese Theatre is magically transformed—displaying this stirring tribute to animation. Behold spectacular sequences celebrating themes like magic, family, adventure, romance and friendship. Each theme is brought to life through unforgettable moments from beloved films—like Sleeping Beauty, The Incredibles, Coco and many more.

Wonderful World of Animation does not currently have showtimes published by Disney. There have been a mixture of rumors and expectations that this could replace the current Disney Movie Magic projection show or be added to the long evening lineup of nighttime entertainment. We will just have to wait a little bit longer to get confirmation on this. The new projection show will not have an affect of Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, which currently has showtimes scheduled for 9:30pm nightly throughout the month of May. For up to date performance times when you travel, visit Disney's official website or check a times guide when you arrive.