It’s time to check in on our favorite hot mess, Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The poor park is covered in work walls everywhere you look, but it’s trying its best. The new Disney-Pixar LIVE show opened over the weekend, featuring a live orchestra playing the score to some of your favorite films while you watch the scenes. It’s nice to have something new here to try. There’s a new temporary meet and greet set up for Star-Lord and baby Groot inside One Man’s Dream also going on now.
We’re finally seeing some action with steel going up for one of the two new rides of Star Wars land. Work continues on constructing a complex berm and tunnel entrance to the area, but this is the first bit of vertical construction we’ve seen from within the land itself. Over at Toy Story Land, new colorful work walls adorned with Toy Story characters have gone up, as well as lots of scrims while they begin to demolish some buildings! Check out the video and photo report below for all the details on the progress of these projects. And stay tuned for more theme park news and updates!
Welcome to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, on a really hot day!
Love the billboards around the park
Of course this one’s the best!
All directory boards have been changed from red to green. Looks classy
Oh, hi there.
Looking towards Sci-Fi Dine In
Old Writer’s Stop all covered in scrims. Hopefully we get a new lounge here
Remaining Streets of America structures being enclosed to make a new real building inside
Looking towards the future entrance to Star Wars land
A wall and intricate berm is being created so as you enter there’s a grand reveal, and you’re immersed in the land without visual intrusions from the outside world
Closer view of the walls going up to block Star Wars
This old Streets of America facade is being redressed and turned into a real building, just outside of Star Wars, possibly a Club 33 location?
Test paint color swatches have appeared on the facade
The view from Muppets Courtyard
The view from PizzeRizzo balcony
Workers building the “bones” for the Star Wars entrance
Work site equipment and supplies
One last look before moving on
Taking a look behind Muppets
No change for these old buildings
The old Phineas and Ferb meet and greet still here, looking messy
What’s this in the distance? Could it be? Are my eyes deceiving me?
We have actual vertical construction on a Star Wars ride’s show building!
Here’s the view from the other side, on World Drive’s parking entrance
Looks to me that this could be the start of the battle attraction’s show building, where the AT-ATs were seen in Disneyland’s version a few months ago
Next, we’re taking a look at some new exhibits inside One Man’s Dream
To promote the new film, Star-Lord and baby Groot are meeting guests
Entrance is at the very end of One Man’s Dream
We all know who the real star is here
They banter while I watch
My awkward self with the pair
Also happening inside One Man’s Dream, a preview for Cars 3
And Cars 3 concept art is on display as well
For a limited time you can also purchase a baby Groot sipper cup with any soft drink around the park
Heading now over to check on Toy Story construction
Colorful new themed work walls have shown up, featuring Toy Story characters
The future entrance to Toy Story Land needs to be widened
Lots of buildings are being removed or lessened, and are covered in scrims
This old catwalk from the studio production tour’s walking segment is being removed
This will open up the walkway to Toy Story Land a bit
The building to the right of the new land’s entrance is also being removed
This barely used building was used for the Jack Sparrow experience a few years ago
Concept art on the work walls in front of this doomed structure
One Man’s Dream should remain unaffected by this demolition
Let’s head back into Pixar Place to check on the dead end situation
The work walls have been pushed in quite a bit since my last visit
Walls now right up against Toy Story Mania building
View of the left side, with Cast Member backstage entrance
Toy Story replaced with Star Wars on these walls, which makes sense since that’s what’s behind them
Big ‘ol pile of dirt for berm to separate the lands coming along
If you look closely you can see the new steel in Star Wars land
A better look at the new steel rising in the distance
Definitely some big things coming up behind these walls. Cannot wait for 2019!
Alicia has been visiting theme parks since the age of 3, has an incredible knack for memorizing park maps, loves theme park renovations and cannot wait to ride something new. She can often be found taking video of construction sites and riding roller coasters!