Q: When Disney-MGM studios changed to Disney's Hollywood studios why did they have to get rid of residential street? And why did the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles become Nickelodeon?
Matt, Tampa, Florida
A: The residential street was demolished in 2003, to make room for the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show, which debuted in 2005. The park’s name change to Disney’s Hollywood Studios did not come until 2008. The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were never a Disney franchise, but they were licensed to appear on New York Street starting in 1990 during the time the Turtles’ TV show was popular. They remained at the park until 1996. (Nickelodeon purchased the rights to the Turtles in 2009.)