PHOTO REPORT: Hollywood Studios 9/27/16 (Royal Flush Opens, Demolition Continues, PizzeRizzo, ETC.)

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Our latest photo report trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios comes to us courtesy of Jose Castillo. In this visit, we take a look at the continuing demolition in the Backlot, the latest progress on PizzeRizzo, the opening of Gonzo’s Royal Flush, and more.

Backlot Demolition Continues

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The Backlot of Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been reduced to rubble. The space will someday be home to Toy Story Land and the Star Wars-themed land.

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Two facades are all that remains of the Streets of America at this point.

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Gonzo’s Royal Flush Opens

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Gonzo’s Royal Flush opened next door to PizzeRizzo over the weekend.

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Sadly, the interior of the restroom is not themed.. and yes, we made sure no one else was in the restroom before we took these.

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Based on the last few new restrooms added in themed areas (like Tangled restrooms at the Magic Kingdom), we assumed these would be themed somehow, but they aren’t.

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PizzeRizzo

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PizzeRizzo is nearing completion next door in the former Pizza Planet location.

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The exterior was being painted while we were outside.

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The exterior lighting was also installed on both floors recently.

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Some of the brick work on the main facade is being replaced now as well.

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New Merchandise Stand

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In our last report, we showed you the first of the new merchandise stands to arrive in the park’s Center Stage area. Since it was dark we figures it might be a good idea to show you what it looks like in the daylight.

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Fixing the Towers

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The control and lighting towers for the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular show are a bit of an eyesore, so it looks like Disney might be doing something to at least make them a little more tolerable.

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A bunch of these strange markings could be found on both of the towers.

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It appears that something will be tacked on to the sides of both towers.

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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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