BACKSTORY (February 8, 2001 —Present): Began as Hollywood Pictures Backlot; redubbed Hollywood Land after the re-opening of Disney California Adventure. From the Disney website:
Welcome to Hollywood Land, where the Golden Age of Hollywood and the magic of Disney movies are celebrated with attractions, shows and entertainment that conjure the romance, glamour and sentimentality of the silver screen. Walk down Hollywood Boulevard, visit a backlot of Hollywood Studios and take a dark turn down Sunset Boulevard — anchored by the ominous Hollywood Tower Hotel.
Attractions Inside the haunted Hollywood Tower Hotel you'll board an elevator for a journey to a new dimension of fright on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™. Ride the Red Car Trolley down Hollywood Boulevard to Buena Vista Street. Take a scare-raising tour of Monstropolis on Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!, and don't forget to drop by Muppet*Vision 3D for a demonstration of the next generation of Muppet technology! Inside the Disney Animation building you can learn how to draw a Disney character at the Animation Academy, chat with the righteous reptile surfer dude at Turtle Talk with Crush or explore the Sorcerer's Workshop where you'll learn about animated characters' appearances, voices and personalities through fun interactive exhibits.
Entertainment Visit the Hyperion Theater to see a whole new world of Broadway-style entertainment at Disney's Aladdin - A Musical Spectacular. Your little ones will sing and dance with Mickey Mouse and friends at Disney Junior - Live on Stage! Plus, you can catch many of your favorite Disney ·Pixar stars during the Pixar Play Parade. When it gets dark, Hollywood Land lights up the night as the Mad T Party dance party recreates the manic energy of Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Take a trip down the rabbit hole with colorful performers inspired by the Mad Hatter, March Hare, Cheshire Cat, Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum and more!
Dining Grab a quick bite between scenes at Award Weiners, the "Winner of The Best Hot Dog in a Supporting Roll"! For a refreshing treat, stop by Schmoozies and enjoy a creamy smoothie made from yogurt and blended fruit.
Shopping Off the Page offers special Disney collectables — including animation cells, figurines and art books. Stop by the Studio Store for a bit of Muppet-inspired apparel and plush toys. On your way to the big premiere, drop into the Gone Hollywood boutique for clothing, costumes, cosmetics and more!