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“Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” Playground and Several Other Studios Attractions Also Close 4/2/16

It has been a fairly rough day for Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but besides the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show and the Earful Tower, several other park mainstays will be leaving us on April 2nd as well.

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Among the offerings closing will be the “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” Movie Set Adventure, the Monsters Inc. meet and greet, Studio Catering Co., High Octane Refreshment, Youse Guys Moychindise, the Streets of America, the Prop Shop, The Writer’s Stop, and Watto’s Grotto (formerly AFI Showcase).

Disney today claimed the entire expansion, including both the Star Wars-themed land and Toy Story Land and whatever else the park may add will encompass 25 total acres. In order to make room for all of that, it is now official that everything north of the Great Movie Ride between Muppetvision 3-D (which Disney has now confirmed to be safe) and Toy Story Midway Mania will be bulldozed.

  1. Bummed! Just booked a summer trip…and park is shrinking everyday! Hollywood studios used to be my favorite!

  2. In looking at the map, seems silly that MuppetVision will stay given that everything around it is closing. I know you guys say it is safe but it is now in the middle of dead space and it doesn’t feel safe.

  3. Wow; with all of the other closures (Magic of Disney Animation, Animation Academy, Back Lot Tour, Pizza Planet, Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights, etc.), these additional closures are really going to impact whether people visit the park – there isn’t much in their place unless you are an avid Star Wars fan (and even that is minimal right now). Can’t justify the cost of the ticket anymore. The “Hollywood” seems to be getting drummed out of this park. I suppose there will be a new name soon. Sad

  4. This really stinks. I actually have zero interest in the Star Wars movies so I wouldn’t make any time to go through that part of the park. Walt Disney would not be happy about this. So much for following his vision.

  5. Looks like it will be a 2 hour park and then off to another one….. So sad to see all of this go…..

  6. Make way for progress! So excited for all the changes happening to this park…it will return to greatness :)

  7. They can keep ‘Hollywood Studios’ – and just call it Star Wars World!!

    UNIVERSAL STUDIOS is looking better all the time!!

    They are tearing down EVERYTHING ‘family’!!! Shouldn’t be surprised!

  8. Why not just close the park altogether and get the work done quicker? There is really little else left and Toy Story Mania will be even worse to get on than before. Very poor planning.

  9. protecting muppet vision 3D is a tribute to jim henson directly and i am so glad to hear it. while it’s location might be in question, the fact that it will be staying is a big deal. maybe it will get moved, but as long as it stays, i’m fine. i also heard that the earful tower might not be gone permanently, it might be moved as well, which makes more sense to me.

  10. Change is necessary to make the place something you will want to return to see. We went in December and then 4 weeks later and things had changed at HS. Can’t wait for a 3rd rail on Toy Story! Love that Disney always has something new to enjoy!

  11. That’s leaves shopping and some eating; should get a discount on tickets and annual passes

  12. I wonder where they will put the mermaid statue. I would be willing to take it off their hands.

  13. im confused. is that happenin at all the parks or just a specific one, for example disney world in orlando, florida or disney land in california?

  14. We was there last March the only good part of it was the tower of terror toy Story mania the ride was in line for 3 1/2 hrs to tell us to leave it wasn’t working right well guess what the same thing the year before I will not waste my money to go there for star wars

  15. Does that mean the “Singing in the Rain” umbrella will be gone? Have never seen that and was hoping to in July! :(

  16. I love that so many people are miserable about the changes. Makes a little more space for my family. Hollywood Studios is my favourite park even with the recent changes and I can’t wait to see what is in store.

  17. I don’t get why they have to make a Star Wars Land anyway!!!! Star Wars is not Disney!!!!! it’s messed up!!! Toy Story is fine because it’s Disney Pixar, but Star Wars?????? What gives?????

  18. Call it Hollywood springs , since they seem to like overusing that venue….
    Why did they change downtown disney to disney springs? Really????
    Are we going to have magic kingdom springs, and EPCOT springs?
    Hollywood studios was my least favourite, just making it less appealing.
    Can’t believe they are eliminating Osborne familylights

  19. Does anyone know where the bartenders from High Octane at Hollywood Studios were relocated to? They made the best drinks in Disney.

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