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

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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