PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Hollywood Studios 10/19/18 (Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, Skyliner Construction, Disney Junior, ETC.)

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A true glutton for punishment, I returned to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to see what’s new and… well, what’s new at the park. Let’s take a look…

Welcome to Hollywood

Works continues on parking lot modifications, the Disney Skyliner, and the bus loops outside of the park.

Pavement is being laid and trees planted, so I can’t imagine this won’t be in use by the busy holiday season.

Work continues on the Disney Skyliner station for Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

There’s no visible work happening in the old bus loop and disability parking lot. Looks like they just need to paint some lines now.

We now turn back to the Skyliner…

They were painting the Skyliner station wheel I was there. Happy to see that trademark Studio coloring continuing. It’s just about the only thing left of the park from 1989.

The other portion of the old bus loop nearest the park entrance is still a mess of dirt.

This and That

A new Monsters University mug for sale, $16.99.

A new Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster mug for sale, $16.99.

The new Cinderella home collection has reached Walt Disney World, with the addition of a picture frame.

A new Belle mug for sale at the parks.

Pavement work continues outside of the Chinese Theater. The stages for Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away do quite a number on the pavement.

Work continues on Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway as well. No visible progress has been made on the facade since our last visit.

With Disney Junior – Live on Stage closed, some signage changes have teak place throughout the park.

With work now underway to turn Pixar Place into Metroville from The Incredibles, the Joffrey’s kiosk is now almost completely boxed in.

Believe it or not, they are open…

Could you imagine if they take down the new gates after all that work to install them?

Available, if you can make it through the maze.

A merchandise stand has opened just outside of Toy Story Land. Maybe they should have built some sort of indoor structure that sells merchandise… what do you call those? Oh, a store, that’s right.

Livin’ on the Galaxy’s Edge

From the Tatooine-type climate of Toy Story Land, we can see the details of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge emerge.

The peaks of Batuu are visible from all over Andy’s backyard. They’ve started to cover the mountains, so we won’t be staring at metal peaks for much longer.

Big Thunder?

It looks just like Big Thunder Mountain, no?

Animation Courtyard

Work continues on Disney Junior Dance Party, opening December 22nd.

In Character, the shop just across the way, no longer has its Toy Story theme and has gone back to Princess merchandise. In the process, the store has received the same treatment as a number of others around the resort as of late. The shop is now very plain and boring.

The junky new sign remains.

Mousecellaneous

Understanding their mistake, a new path is being carved out from Tatooine Traders to Grand Avenue.

Here we can see the new opening in the planter.

The poster marquee for Star Wars: Path of the Jedi is now being used to advertise shows in the park. One side has MuppetVision 3-D and the other A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration.

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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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  • Thanks for the pictures! Wow, that Monsters mug looks really uncomfortable to hold, and a pain to store. Definite pass on that.

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