PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Hollywood Studios 8/30/16 (Gonzo’s Royal Flush, PizzeRizzo, Star Wars & Toy Story Land)

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In our latest photo report, we take a trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to see what’s new (and what’s left) of the park, including new additions in the Muppets Courtyard, and the latest progress on the ongoing expansion of the park.

Disney's Hollywood Studios star
Disney’s Hollywood Studios star

Not sure when this happened, but Launch Bay is now on the star at the park entrance.

Disney's Hollywood Studios star
Disney’s Hollywood Studios star

Star Wars Land

Streets of America
Streets of America

In case you have been living under a rock for over a week, the Streets of America demolition is in full swing for Star Wars land.

Streets of America
Streets of America

We have both video of the demolition process and an aerial look at the removal of the Streets of America, just in case you have missed them.

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Streets of America
Streets of America
Streets of America
Streets of America
Streets of America
Streets of America
Streets of America

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PizzeRizzo

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Work walls have expanded as construction continues on PizzeRizzo in the Muppets Courtyard.

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Signage featuring Rizzo the Rat has been installed.

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Gonzo’s Royal Flush, straight out of The Muppets film is now the name of the nearby restrooms. I can’t wait to see how themed these are on the inside…

Food Changes

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Echo Lake Eats has come to an end. I guess Food and Wine needed their booths back…

Sunshine Day Cafe
Sunshine Day Cafe

Sunshine Day Cafe has still yet to open, but at least it is Roger Rabbit related, right?

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Sunshine Day Cafe

Merchandise Changes

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Some new Frozen pins for sale.

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Still no sign of the red car trolley cart on Sunset Boulevard.

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Halloween merchandise in full swing at Reel Vogue.

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Descendants kids’ costumes for sale.

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Too many guests were touching the very expensive statues in Star Wars Launch Bay, so they put them behind a railing…

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Several new limited release phone cases and MagicBands are available at Star Wars Launch Bay.

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Billboards for the new LEGO Star Wars series and Rogue One out in the… Animation Courtyard? Star Wars Courtyard? I don’t even know anymore.

Toy Story Land

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The prop shop is being emptied out before the bulldozers come in and level the building.

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Most of the tank area of the Backlot Studio Tour has bee removed already.

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A look over the walls (extending a tripod mind you).

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More work happening backstage…

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There’s a new bar by the exit of Toy Story Midway Mania’s 3rd track.

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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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