This area is to the right of The Great Movie Ride in the middle of the park. It holds two large theaters used for live stage shows, plus several character-greeting locations. We think it’s just a big swath of asphalt in desperate need of some landscaping or a water feature.
Also in Animation Courtyard...
In 1989, the Studios were more than just a theme park. It was a real working studio with live production facilities as well as an animation studio. Films such as Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, Brother Bear, and Home on the Range were produced in Florida. You used to be able to take a tour and watch animators working at their desks and an informative film that made every adult male in the audience sob uncontrollably. The architecture for this area is based on the work of Kem Weber, who designed Walt Disney's Burbank Studio (1939).