PHOTO REPORT: Hollywood Studios 4/1/16 (Demolition Begins, Jungle Book Preview, Other Construction, ETC.)

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I made a visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios earlier this week to see the latest progress on all of the ongoing projects at the park, so let’s see what’s new and exciting around the park:

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Work continues on what we assume will be where the projectors are going for the new Star Wars fireworks show

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The new Center Stage looks almost ready for the new Star Wars show premiering on the 4th

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Some work happening around the old show towers

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Just a few days left until the Backlot is history

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They have wasted no time ripping down the back of the Premier Theater

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Work continues on what was Pizza Planet, rumored to now be a Muppets eatery

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All of the signage is gone now

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If the Writer’s Stop is supposed mto change in some major way come Sunday, there is very little evidence of it yet

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Work continues on the new meet and greets for Mickey, Minnie, and Olaf

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A look at the other side

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A new covered queue area and entrance being installed

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The Trolley Car Cafe Starbucks is now testing using the larger doors on Sunset as the entrance

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Reel Vogue now sells MARVEL merchandise

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Hollywood Junction, which was a pin store for many years and more recently sold hats, is now just a new home for the food carts that once resided in the streets

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The cart used to be right outside

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There is now a Caprese Sandwich at Backlot Express

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Also, a seasonal cupcake

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The caprese sandwich actually wasn’t terrible

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The Jungle Book preview has now taken over the theater at One Man’s Dream

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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