Disney’s Hollywood Studios Update – Star Wars, Toy Story, Store Closures and Skyliner Construction

Alicia Stella 0 Comments This article contains affiliate links. Learn More

Today we’re looking at the park with only three rides currently open. Until June 19th Toy Story Mania is closed while they re-work the attraction’s entrance ahead of Toy Story Land’s grand opening on June 30th. Sweet Spells bakery shop has closed permanently and is being replaced with a new gift shop named “Tinseltown Trinket.” If you’re looking for the Carrot Cake Cookie you can now find it across the street at the Trolley Car Cafe (Starbucks.)

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge construction is continuing and spires can be seen towering above the work walls in different parts of the park. We recently discovered that the specific village where Galaxy’s Edge takes place is named Black Spire Outpost, which is fitting given the spires seen throughout the area. We also got a good look at the Disney Skyliner station and supports being constructed in front of the park. The new Skyliner will connect several resorts as well as Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Check out the full photo report below and stay tuned for more theme park updates coming soon.

Welcome to Hollywood Studios!

Toy Story Mania is unfortunately closed for a few more days

Sweet Spells recently closed. Will become a new gift shop

Side entrance still boasts the old name

Inside the neighboring Reel Vogue the store is blocked off

You can now find the popular carrot cake cookie across the street at Trolley Car Cafe

Heading towards Toy Story there are signs alerting guests that the ride is not operating today

Toy Story Land concept art on work walls near Pixar Place

Work walls around future entrance to Toy Story Land

New art deco kiosk being built near Toy Story Land entrance

Woody and Toy Story sign peaking above the work walls

Sneak peak at Slinky Dog Coaster track and tinker toy theming

Cast Members playing games with kids around the walls

Heading down Pixar Place street one last time

Cruz Ramirez from Cars 3 is still out meeting guests

Looking at Star Wars construction at the end of the road

Very large berm separating Star Wars from backstage and Toy Story Land

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge concept art on the work walls

Some spires can be seen above the area

Zoomed in shot of spire construction

One last shot down Pixar Place street before moving on


Heading over to Grand Avenue and the future main entrance to Star Wars

Concept art photo op featured on future entrance to Galaxy’s Edge tunnel

Peak at Star Wars over the walls

View of the back side of Star Wars as seen from park entrance road

Spire towers above the Millennium Falcon ride building

Tower above battle escape building. Falcon ride building on left. New steel structure delivered on site in foreground

View of Star Wars poking above the buildings seen from the front parking lot

New backstage gate near Muppet-Vision theater exit where Phineas and Ferb meet and greet used to be

Massive show building for battle escape ride seen in background. Walls on right still being enclosed

Wall still being enclosed for battle escape ride building

Old aged New York backlot building still visible, now in backstage only area

The front half of Muppet/Nightmare Before Christmas store is closed off for renovation

Muppet store still open, but big wooden temporary wall separates it from front part of shop

Moving on…


Star Tours still displaying Crait on entrance banners, but ride is back to full randomization

Signs to help confused guests find their way around the park

No changes visible around future entrance to Mickey & Miniie’s Runaway Railway

The new ride will also be opening in 2019


Heading out to the parking lot to check in on Disney Skyliner construction

The Skyliner station is located between bus loop and the waterway

Station on left, bus loop on right

The Skyliner supports head out through the parking lot

Supports continue on, away from the park, through an area of trees that were cleared

That’s all for now! For help booking your next trip to Walt Disney World request your free quote from Elizabeth at Destinations in Florida today! She’ll help you plan the perfect vacation with the best rates on ticket packages and on-site hotels, and her services are totally FREE to you.


Stay tuned for more theme park updates and subscribe to the news feed to never miss an update, or enter your email below to be notified each time a new article is posted. Photos: Alicia Stella

Subscribe to Receive Email Updates


0 Comments

Leave a Comment