PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Hollywood Studios 8/16/16 (Halloween Merchandise, PizzeRizzo, Star Wars, ETC.)

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I made a short trip over to Disney’s Hollywood Studios thsi weekend to see what was new and exciting around the park, and honestly, a lot more had changed in a week than I had expected. This trip, we’ll take a look at the Halloween merchandise the Disney Parks will be selling this year (yes, it is mid-August), some new Star Wars merchandise, the latest progress on the Muppets Courtyard overhaul (including the Muppets eatery, PizzeRizzo), and the rather earnest start to the demolition of the Streets of America area.

Halloween 2016 Merchandise Arrives at Walt Disney World

Halloween 2016 merchandise has landed at the Walt Disney World Resort
Halloween 2016 merchandise has landed at the Walt Disney World Resort

A rather large assortment of Halloween merchandise can already be found in the Celebrity 5 & 10 store on Hollywood Boulevard.

Halloween 2016 merchandise has landed at the Walt Disney World Resort
Halloween 2016 merchandise has landed at the Walt Disney World Resort
Stitch vampire antenna topper
Stitch vampire antenna topper
Stitch vampire antenna topper
Stitch vampire antenna topper
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Hanging Trick or Treat sign
Halloween 2016 mug
Halloween 2016 mug
Halloween 2016 mug
Halloween 2016 mug
Halloween 2016 merchandise has landed at the Walt Disney World Resort
Halloween 2016 merchandise has landed at the Walt Disney World Resort
I don't even really know what this is...
I don’t even really know what this is…
How is this $19.99?
How is this $19.99?
New for 2016 Mickey Mouse Halloween Plush
New for 2016 Mickey Mouse Halloween Plush
New for 2016 Minnie Mouse Halloween Plush
New for 2016 Minnie Mouse Halloween Plush
Mickey Mouse spider antenna topper
Mickey Mouse spider antenna topper
Large metal Mickey Mouse Jack-O-Lantern
Large metal Mickey Mouse Jack-O-Lantern
Halloween 2016 plate
Halloween 2016 plate
Halloween 2016 bowl
Halloween 2016 bowl
Halloween 2016 bowl
Halloween 2016 bowl
Halloween 2016 countdown calendar
Halloween 2016 countdown calendar
Halloween 2016 ceramic jack-o-lantern
Halloween 2016 ceramic jack-o-lantern
Halloween 2016 headwear
Halloween 2016 headwear

Oasis Canteen Tries to Dig Up Some Customers

Oasis Canteen
Oasis Canteen

Oasis Canteen, near the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, might have the most reprinted menu in all of Walt Disney World.

Oasis Canteen
Oasis Canteen

The menu was remade once more, this time with pictures of most of the offerings. As good as it might look, stay away from the Mickey Brownie

New Star Wars Merchandise

New Star Wars toys
New Star Wars toys

All 4 of the Star Wars wind up toys are now on sale at Tatooine Traders.

New Star Wars toys
New Star Wars toys
New Star Wars toys
New Star Wars toys
New Star Wars toys
New Star Wars toys
New Star Wars toys
New Star Wars toys

Streets of America Demolition & Muppets Courtyard Overhaul

Streets of America demolition
Streets of America demolition

Much of the New York Street facade has been gutted of anything useful at this point and is just an empty shell.

Streets of America demolition
Streets of America demolition

Speakers that play the Muppets Courtyard music were ripped from the structure, so they now rest on temporary speaker stands behind the Star Wars construction walls.

Streets of America demolition
Streets of America demolition
Streets of America demolition
Streets of America demolition
MuppetVision 3-D
MuppetVision 3-D

Gone are posters for the ABC television series The Muppets and back are the original MuppetVision 3-D posters.

PizzeRizzo
PizzeRizzo

Work continues on PizzeRizzo, opening this Fall.

PizzeRizzo
PizzeRizzo
PizzeRizzo
PizzeRizzo

Railings were installed on the second level patio this week.

PizzeRizzo
PizzeRizzo

The faux fire escape was also installed above the main entrance.

PizzeRizzo
PizzeRizzo
Streets of America demolition
Streets of America demolition

The pile of rubble behind MuppetVision 3-D remains.

Streets of America demolition
Streets of America demolition
Streets of America demolition
Streets of America demolition
Streets of America demolition
Streets of America demolition

A rather large wall from a New York Street facade is now missing, likely meaning that the removal of the area has finally begun.

Streets of America demolition
Streets of America demolition

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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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