PHOTO REPORT: Hollywood Studios 4/13/16 (New Star Wars Store, Expansion Progress, Pizza Planet, ETC.)

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I visited Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Sunday to see what was new and exciting regarding all of the ongoing projects in the park, here’s what I found:

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Welcome to Hollywood Studios

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Where the park map almost fits on one panel!

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Additional signage around the park to help guests find their way through the construction

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Pizza Planet continues to be ripped apart, now the entire awning is gone

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New billboard behind Great Movie Ride

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Disney is getting ready to launch more interactive elements in the parks, including these screens at Cover Story which should soon have guest’s pictures appearing in them

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Temporary graphics fill the screens right now

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The braille map of the park was updated

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Don’t worry everyone, the carrot cake cookie is now at Sweet Spells…

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Captain America Civil War merchandise has invaded Reel Vogue next door

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Work was finally completed on Sunset Ranch Market and most of the seating area is now covered

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Legends of Hollywood no longer has Frozen merchandise, it’s now a Star Wars store

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Death Star sweatpants anyone? I’d make a thermal exhaust port joke but it would be in bad taste…

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Even the table has a Star Wars theme

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Work continues on the projectors for the new Star wars fireworks show

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

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Concept art now up on the walls by Muppetvision for the Star Wars themed land

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Even at this size, you still can’t make out a lot of the details for the new land

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New Hollywood Studios ornaments available

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There’s a few of these…

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The new meet and greet facility from the ABC Commissary side

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There are now ads for the Jungle Book preview on the work walls on Mickey Avenue

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No visible progress yet on demolition where Toy Story Land will be

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Maps were added to the walls as guests are apparently getting lost

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The front of Legends of Hollywood has Star Wars posters and signage now

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A new Peter Pan ear hat now available

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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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  • This is probably a dumb question but I’m going to ask it anyway – is all of Streets of America now closed? Is there still access to the Singing in the Rain Umbrella, was it moved or just taken down. I loved taking pictures there.

  • For anyone at wdw is reading this– these photos make it all the more obvious that a one day ticket to DHS needs to be $49 at best until Toy Story or Star Wars opens. I’m headed to WDW late October and WONT be going to DHS at a $91 per day rate ! Geez

    • Obviously, it’s probably not worth buying a “one day” ticket right now.
      I’m sure very, very few people do that.
      A visit as part of a “multi-day” ticket is the much more acceptable.
      You’d assume people who visit this website are familiar enough with WDW to know that.

    • So, a stunt show and A playground or worth almost $50? All of the big E-ticket attractions are still open, if Mickey’s Toontown Fair was shut down, would you lobby for lower Magic Kingdom prices? Because that land has a playground AND a ride.

  • As an infrequent visitor (from the UK) it’s so sad to see the park that was my favorite to be in such a huge transition. From an all day park including Fantasmic! this was one of my ‘must-do’s’, now HS is now a half-day park and even then I wonder if I’d still get to ride Toy Story with a FP.

    I’m sure it’ll return to its former glory in time, but seeing so many walls is a bit of a heartbreaker!

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