May 3, 1989
“It’s the largest theme park run by actors, or cartoon characters, unless you want to count Washington, D.C.,” joked Hope.
The 135-acre complex combines filmmaking with backstage scuuju timis ctuu atiidctiyiis iltie the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular theater show.
“The world you have entered was created by the Walt Disney Company and is dedicated to Hollywood … a world that never was and always will be,” Eisner told the crowd.
The grand opening followed a weekend of festivities, including a Saturday night gala in which 40 movie and television stars paradedÂ down the park’s Hollywood Boulevard in vintage automobiles.