PHOTO REPORT: Hollywood Studios 4/2/19 (New Minnie Ears, Lightning McQueen, Construction Updates, ETC.)

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Good morning from my personal favorite park at the Walt Disney World Resort, Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

disney's Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios ducks
Getting to the park early means not all the residents are awake yet.

tower of terror Hollywood Studios

mickey and Minnie's runaway railway Hollywood Studios

muppet vision Hollywood Studios
Check out those new Muppet themed 30th Anniversary banners!

New Minnie Ears!

One of my first stops of the day was the Celebrity 5 & 10 on Hollywood Boulevard, where I stumbled across these new lollipop-inspired Minnie Ears! These ears are a little different than the standard ears that Disney has put out lately, in that the ears are made of hard plastic, versus the usual plush and fabric covered ears. Still, they’re a pretty sweet pair (see what I did there?)

candy lollipop Minnie Ears

candy lollipop minnie pop

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy finally opened on March 31st!

Lightning McQueen’s Pit Crew has also arrived on the scene…

Construction Updates

Keystone Clothiers and Legends of Hollywood are still closed for refurbishment, with the reimagined stores expected to reopen sometime this summer.

keystone clothiers Hollywood Studios
Peep one of those shiny new 30th Anniversary signs

keystone clothiers Hollywood Studios

keystone clothiers Hollywood Studios

legends of Hollywood Studios

With the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge right around the corner, getting a glimpse of construction feels even more exciting lately. (Catch me crying in the cockpit of the Millennium Falcon on August 29th.)

Star Wars galaxy's edge Hollywood Studios

Star Wars galaxys edge Hollywood Studios

Work seems to be coming along on the new security bag check area in front of Hollywood Studios. I’m really looking forward to this project being completed, because it means getting rid of the maze of shoddy construction walls that line most of the walkway to the park entrance currently. They don’t make the best first impression.

Hollywood Studios security construction

Hollywood Studios security construction

Hollywood Studios security construction

That’s all for my day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! I love this park so much, and I can’t wait to continue to watch it evolve into a better version of itself this year. Stay tuned to WDWNT for more updates and to watch with me!