PHOTO REPORT: Hollywood Studios 4/23/19 (Tram Loop Construction, Guest Experience Teams, 30th Anniversary PhotoPass Props, ETC.)

These holiday weeks at Walt Disney World can be quite a bit to tackle. It seems like everyone is here this week. I never let that stop me from checking in on our favorite little construction site, though. Let’s take a look.

Outside the Park

The palm trees are back! When they started demolition on the old tram loop many months ago, the first thing they took out were the palm trees. It was sad to see them go. I’m glad to see them making a come back.

You can see they’ll be lining the guest pathway, as well at the turn on the tram loop. Concrete work is continuing, and you can see that traffic barriers have been installed to separate the guest path from the parking lot.

There are lots of light poles staged along this area, and other accouterments which apparently came packaged in cardboard boxes.

You can see the tram loading queue barriers behind the green dirt mover here.

They’re installing the steel decoration along the side of the new security bag check shelter, as well.

Inside the Park

The Guest Experience Team officially rolled out in Hollywood Studios earlier this week. You can read all about it right here.

The Chinese Theater courtyard was blocked off again today. Looks like they replaced some more of the hand prints.

You can see which ones were replaced because they’re the only unpainted concrete. It’s nice to see the courtyard getting some attention.

If you’re ever in Pixar Place early in the morning, you might get some one-on-one time with the hosts of the Super Shindig before the Supers make their way on stage. They’re a lot of fun and very quick on their feet. “Beverly” here said that she styles her hair the same way that Mr. Incredible works out: she “does a slow curl.”

If you’re curious how busy it gets around Easter, here’s a taste. This was the uncontrolled chaos that is Tower of Terror right after the park opens. The attraction was delayed in opening, and they didn’t have the extended queue set up yet. I promptly went in the opposite direction.

This was the Slinky Dog Dash line at about 9:15. The crowds were so thick they needed two signs. It’s never a good sign when the line stretches outside of the land.

Here’s the same line about an hour or so later. The wait time has increased, though the line is now inside Toy Story Land.

Is that a character greeting line? Nope, it’s the Midway Mania Fastpass return line!

Nope. No thanks.


This week’s retired cel for sale is a lovely piece featuring Cinderella. You can find it in the Stage 1 Company Store near Muppet*Vision 3D. They have one retired cel on display at a time.

“Pixar ball” shirt ($34.99)

I found this great new shirt in the park today as well. Everyone likes the Pixar ball, right?

“Avengers: Endgame” Pins ($9.99 each)

If you’re as excited for Avengers: Endgame as I am, you might want to pick up some of these pins they have for sale in the parks now. Pretty cool!

If you’re in the park over the next couple weeks, you can celebrate their 30th Anniversary with this great PhotoPass prop!

Hopefully your picture looks better than mine.

That’s it for today! Keep checking in with us for more updates on Hollywood Studios’ 30th Anniversary!

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1 year ago

Hello! My husband and I will be at Hollywood Studios on Saturday; do they have the 30th anniversary photo prop out now for pics? Thanks!

Tom Corless
1 year ago
Reply to  Christina

Yes they do