PHOTOS, VIDEO: Take an Aerial View as Demolition Begins at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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Say goodbye to Catastrophe Canyon and the Premier Theater as Disney has wasted no time in starting to clear land for Toy Story Land and the 14-acre Star Wars themed land at Hollywood Studios. We are happy to give you this exclusive, bird’s eye glance at the now closed backlot area and the work that has already been done:


As you can see, most of the Premier Theater has been leveled already


Catastrophe Canyon is GONE



The Earfful Tower still stands, but ground is being broken next door











We also have a video flyover to share with you as well:

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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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  • I’m surprised they haven’t pulled Disney’s plane out of there to a holding location yet. That would have been among the first things I’d want to protect.

  • I hope the plane gets saved maybe it can get moved somewhere but with DHS being construction zone might thay move it to that place in ca that has walts stuff?

  • It looks like the plane will stay put because there is no need to move it. But unsure when are where they will move it to is beyond me.

  • So very interesting. I was there when they had “soft” opening of MGM studios.just for employees and family. I pleaded for them to let me and my parents in. They did. My parents so enjoyed back lot tours and catastrophe canyon. Memories I will long cherish. Thank you keeping us filled in.

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