PHOTO REPORT: Hollywood Studios 8/9/16 (Goodbye Trolley, Trees, & Radio Tower, Star Wars Construction Continues)

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More and more is vanishing from Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but don’t worry, socks and Star Wars are coming in our latest photo report:

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Welcome to Hollywood!

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The ABC Sound Studio radio tower was finally taken down since the theater has nothing to do with radio…

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Path of the Jedi also got a fancy permanent sign

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The Backlot Express menu also features calorie counts

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Trees were removed around the Center Stage area to help with guest flow during fireworks

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I’m hoping this whole area will be bulldozed and re-imagined once the expansion is complete because it is a disaster right now

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The rather ugly show towers, the stage, and the loss of trees are really killing what was a spectacular view

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The various equipment for the nighttime show up on the Theater isn’t helping…

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Looking through the scrims at MuppetVision 3-D, we can see the latest demolition progress for Star Wars Land

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Work continues on PizzeRizzo in the Muppets Courtyard

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Walls were moved out the backside of New York Street to accommodate some tree removal

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New light-up spinning top BB-8 key chain for sale

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Only $12.99…

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The Red Car Trolley cart on Sunset Boulevard is gone, replaced with a generic cart once used in the Backlot

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The Trolley lines have come down a well. Sadly, it is unclear if this will return.

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The baked potatoes have debuted at Fairfax Fare

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Not only are there monorail socks, but Disney has released a ton of novelty socks at the parks as of late

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New Toy Story baseball caps for kids

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Some new “cute” character mugs. Surprised the Dopey ones haven’t fallen to the lower shelf yet…

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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 rather glad the trees are going. Trees block the view of the fireworks as well. They should reduce or remove entirely Echo Lake, which takes up a huge amount of space in the park. With the radio tower gone, they must completely re-imagine the facades of the buildings in that area. Nothing really fits. This park looks as bad as Tomorrowland at Disneyland Anaheim. Funny that they want to sell socks in humid Orlando.

  • The Dopey reference was hilarious! When I saw the video of Dopey falling on the steamboat, he landed on Goofy. I went into character and said, “Are you okay? Gawsh!”

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