PHOTOS, VIDEO: Echo Lake Undergoing Massive Refurbishment at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

PHOTOS, VIDEO: Echo Lake Undergoing Massive Refurbishment at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
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Echo Lake at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is currently drained for Refurbishment, where Gertie the Dinosaur and Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner are being repainted and the landscaping elements around the area are being reimagined.


Here’s a short video looking across Echo Lake:

The work is also being done to prepare for a new Christmas Tree that will sit in the middle of the lake during the holiday season.

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Joe Rohdice
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Joe Rohdice

The tree of dice would really enhance the landscaping in this area.

Nick
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Nick

Don’t forget the pie pieces!! :)

Brian
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Brian

They aren’t even covering it with walls, how weird.

Suzie
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Suzie

My thoughts exactly.

Ferg
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Ferg

They don’t have any walls left, just look around the parks and resorts. They used them all up.

Disney Pete
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Disney Pete

They just don’t care anymore. That “keep the magical appearance” thing is just another hindrance from old Walt they’re getting rid of.

TypicalWDWNTCommenter
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TypicalWDWNTCommenter

Shameless money grab…how dare Disney refurb things…gettin’ rid of Walt…Walt rollin’ in his grave…etc. etc.

Disney Pete
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Disney Pete

Took you long enough to paste your comment. What took you?, Where you in a production meeting for the female kung fu show?

Curious Commenter
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Curious Commenter

How do you know about production for a female Kung fu show?

Disney Pete
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Disney Pete

There’s not that much hidden under the sun these days. I can even tell you it’ll be on Fox and the pilot it’s on its way

Marisa Vandervaart
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Marisa Vandervaart

How long will this refurbishment take? We are there in 13 days.

ProgressiveMusicLoversDirtySecret
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ProgressiveMusicLoversDirtySecret

Longer than 13 days.

Ursula
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Ursula

The dinosaur looks so funny out of the water!!