PHOTO REPORT: Hollywood Studios 10/18/16 (Star Wars, Toy Story, PizzeRizzo, Parking Expansion, ETC.)

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Our latest photo report brings us back to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to see the latest progress on the park’s expansion, PizzeRizzo, Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream, and more.

Welcome to Hollywood

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Construction on the roadways around the park has expanded greatly, even beyond the main Walt Disney World Resort entrance on World Drive.

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Entering Hollywood Studios from World Drive is quite the disaster currently as Disney prepares to move the entrance in the not-too-distant future.

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There are currently two exit ramps to Animal Kingdom as the new one recently opened. No word yet on when the old one will close, but for now you can take two exits in a row to the same place.

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The construction as seen from the World Drive road entrance.

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AOTAS Hall of Fame Removal?

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Rumor has it that the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame is being removed outside of the Hyperion Theater.

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This and That

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To make sure everyone knows they are back, a large sign was placed on the top of Oasis Canteen advertising the menu.

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Celebrity Spotlight was averaging about an 11 minute wait, so Disney cut the capacity in half and now waits have been double the length at least.

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Star Wars Land Construction

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Two facades are all that remains of the Streets of America as land clearing is full speed ahead for Star Wars land.

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For a better look, check out this week’s expansion video update:

PizzeRizzo and Gonzo’s Royal Flush

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Gonzo’s Royal Flush opens a few weeks ago, but some signage was recently added to the exterior.

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Work continues on PizzeRizzo which should be opening soon.

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Some flags were recently hung, including the PizzeRizzo logo.

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Tables and some wall art were recently installed inside.

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Gone are the old planters, railings now separate the outside dining area from the walkway.

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Some new lamps were installed by the staircase.

Dr. Strange and the Mystery in One Man’s Dream

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The Doctor Strange sneak peek has finally begun inside the One Man’s Dream theater.

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Walls are still up in The Legacy Continues area of the exhibit. It is still unknown exactly what the work is for.

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The model of the fortress from Tokyo DisneySea is now gone. This model had been in the exhibit for a number of years.

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More permanent walls are now up. The door was left open at one point, so I peeked in. There is literally nothing there except some ladders and other work tools.

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The Doctor Strange preview is not much more than two of the film trailers put together, but the film looks interesting enough.

Toy Story Land

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The tarps are back up over by the former Jack Sparrow location, so we no longer have a clear view of construction down on this side.

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Land clearing continues back by Toy Story Midway Mania.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

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As discussed in an earlier post, the ark from Raiders of the Lost Ark is now on display at the Great Movie Ride.

New Merchandise

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Some new ladies shirts are available in the Disney Boutique collection.

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The Disney Parks Attraction Poster Calendar for 2017 is now available, $24.99 each.

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