PHOTO REPORT: Hollywood Studios 11/9/16 (Star Wars, Muppets, Doctor Strange, Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster, ETC.)

PHOTO REPORT: Hollywood Studios 11/9/16 (Star Wars, Muppets, Doctor Strange, Rock 'N' Roller Coaster, ETC.)
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We head back to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for our latest photo report, checking in on Star Wars land, the continuing progress in the Muppets Courtyard, and much more around the Hollywood that never was, but always will be in our minds. At least what is left of it…

Rock ‘N’ Roller Closed-ster

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Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster is closed for refurbishment.

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The gates were closed and the courtyard off limits to guests while the work is being done.

Doctor Strange Arrives

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The area was still being set up when we arrived at park opening. Kind of “strange” that Toy Story Mania exits into Bleecker Street…

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The Doctor Strange show marks the first regular offering to guests with a MARVEL character at Walt Disney World. The Guardians of the Galaxy briefly appeared at the Unleash the Villains event a few years back.

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The show performs 5 days a week at the park.

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Children are chosen from the crowd and then trained in the mystic arts by Dr. Strange.

This and That

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A Moana billboard has gone up behind the Great Movie Ride.

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A new enclosed space is being built inside One Man’s Dream. Whether this is for some meet and greet or the AVATAR model remains to be seen.

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An enclosed space would allow for the AVATAR model to change between daytime and nighttime view, which it did at the D23 Expo.

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Some Rogue One art for sale at Star Wars Launch Bay.

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A giant Darth Vader action figure statue also for sale.

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The removal of the AOTAS Hall of Fame continues.

The Muppets Planter

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As we reported, the MuppetVision Fountain has been temporarily turned into a planter while nearby construction on Star Wars land takes place.

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Seating is already in place at PizzeRizzo, set to open on the 18th.

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A really large crane has appeared at the Star Wars land construction site.

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Mousecellaneous 

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Streetmosphere out in front of Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster while it is closed.

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Reel Vogue now has a large selection of The Nightmare Before Christmas merchandise. Note that the frames on the display art is reminiscent of the stretching room portraits from the Haunted Mansion.

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Guests can find prepackaged candy apples should they not want to wait in the line at Sweet Spells.

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An Admiral Joe Fowler sweatshirt was released in the Twenty Eight and Main collection.

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Some new vintage style Mickey Mouse shirts for sale, some featuring the original Magic Kingdom map artwork.

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About the author

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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  • The Dr.Strange was awkward, creepy, and just plain weird….we’ll be skipping that with the kids….

  • I really like that Admiral Fowler sweatshirt but I can’t find it on the disneystore wesbsite, eBay, Disney parks shop app or even on yourwdwstore website. Can anyone help me find this please?

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