PHOTO REPORT: Hollywood Studios 3/14/19 (Construction Updates, Spring Break Crowds, Walt Disney Presents, ETC.)

Iain

PHOTO REPORT: Hollywood Studios 3/14/19 (Construction Updates, Spring Break Crowds, Walt Disney Presents, ETC.)

Iain

PHOTO REPORT: Hollywood Studios 3/14/19 (Construction Updates, Spring Break Crowds, Walt Disney Presents, ETC.)

Let’s see what’s going on at Disney’s Hollywood Studios today!

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First thing’s first: the Muppet*Vision 3D building has been painted completely grey.

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They started painting parts of the building a while back, since you could see it from Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. I guess they decided they’d rather it be one solid color, however at the expense of the fun Muppet murals that were once here. I can’t say I’m a fan of this decision.

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At least this stroller parking sign is askew… not on purpose, mind you, but it feels like something the Muppets would do.

Ongoing Construction

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The mouldings for the top of the Disney Skyliner station have moved from the ground to the roof. They’re not installed yet, but they’re about ready to be.

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They had been staged here earlier. The walls around this area are now gone, revealing a grassy drive that connects to the parking lot.

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They seem to have slowed down tremendously on the new bus loop. It seems like it’s been “almost done” for several weeks.

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The ABC Commissary has been under the knife for a bit, all while remaining open. They’re installing new self-serve soda fountains.

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I would imagine they’re close to finishing. It shouldn’t take more than a month to install something like that.

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge looks about the same from this angle. It’s hard to tell what’s changed from the ground.

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This scrim just behind the trees is new, though.

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I think it might be for another rock spire, but one of the shorter ones.

ETC.

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Beauty and the Beast is back after a short refurbishment. Now you can go back to watching Gaston eat several dozen eggs five times a day. (Disclaimer: Not really.)

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The Fantasmic sign is still off. I’m rarely here in the evening, so I don’t know if it’s broken or just turned off during the day. Either way, it looks awkward turned off.

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It’s Spring Break, which means it’s busy. This was the stand-by line for the film in Star Wars Launch Bay. You know, the movie no one ever watches. That’s how busy it is.

Walt Disney Presents

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When it’s that busy, to paraphrase Ariel, I like to go where the people aren’t. So I took a stroll through Walt Disney Presents. No, not to meet Mike and Sulley. I just like to take it slow and look at all the history.

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If you’ve never taken the time to peruse Walt Disney Presents, it’s essentially a Walt Disney museum. There’s lots of great stuff in here.

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It’s the perfect solution to a hot, busy day.

That’s it for today. What’s your tip for beating the Spring Break crowds? Let us know!

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