Disney Brings Its Magic To The Santa Clarita Valley

Late last year, the Walt Disney Company filed plans to build a large soundstage and production complex on the northwest corner of its Golden Oak Ranch in the Santa Clarita Valley. The proposed studio, named Disney | ABC Studios at The Ranch, will span 56 acres of Golden Oaks Ranch. Making movies in the Santa Clarita Valley is nothing new for Disney; the company has used the Golden Oaks Ranch as a filming location for many films over the past 50 years, including Big Top Pee-Wee, Back to the Future, Pete’s Dragon, The Parent Trap (1961), The Shaggy Dog, Old Yeller and more.

While not right in the midst of Valencia, Disney | ABC Studios at the Ranch is directly adjacent and will add even more to the unique live/work environment Valencia residents have come to love. The studios will also create many new opportunities for area residents and businesses. According to Disney, the new studio will bring in over 3,000 jobs during construction and will provide nearly as many full- and part-time jobs once completed. Full details of the project, including frequently asked questions, economic projections, renderings, interactive tours and more, can be found on the studio’s website at http://www.studiosattheranch.com/. If you would like to stay up to date on the project (as well as receive notification when they begin hiring), sign up for their newsletter, at http://www.studiosattheranch.com/support.

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