PHOTO REPORT: Hollywood Studios 4/30/19 (Small Tram Loop Changes, New Anniversary Banners, Fancy Nancy, ETC.)

Let’s take a stroll through Disney’s Hollywood Studios today and see what’s new.

Tram Loop Updates

They’ve been making a lot of noticeable progress on the new tram loop and bag check area recently. A couple more things jumped out at me today.

They’ve started putting down the first coat of paint on the bag check building.

It will match the ticket booths and park entrance when it’s finished.

They’re also almost done laying the concrete for the tram loop itself. This area was fresh this morning.

Inside the Park

The brand new Guest Experience Team location near the center of the park was the only spot with a physical wait times board. If you’re having trouble with your Disney Parks App, you would come here to check times. It seems to be having trouble today, though.

More new 30th anniversary banners! You can see our full coverage of it here.

It makes a nice change from alternating between Lightning McQueen and Mater every twenty feet.

With the anniversary almost upon us, they’re finishing up the patch-up project on the Chinese Theater courtyard.

Some of them just got repainted, like Stallone here.

Some of them were replaced completely, though.

It makes the whole courtyard look fresh and new!

Fancy Nancy made her appearance in Hollywood Studios recently. Along with the meet and greet and make-over studio, they have a selection of merchandise available.

They have a few toys and dolls to choose from.

You can also find Nancy’s fancy outfit, if one wishes to be almost as fancy as Nancy is. These are available at the “In-Character” shop across Animation Courtyard from the Meet and Greet.

Next door, the Studio Store (which these days is nothing but Disney Jr. paraphernalia), still has it’s original signage. All the signs in Hollywood Studios (née Disney-MGM Studios) used this color scheme, since it was meant to emulate a working movie studio. I decided to see if I could scrounge up any remaining old signage.

All I could find were these old “stage” designators. There used to be many more of these, but alas, we’re down to just two on stage now.

This one can be seen from Grand Avenue, and is in pretty bad shape these days.

That’s it for today! I hope you celebrated Hollywood Studios’ birthday in your own special way! Me? I’m going to watch Muppet*Vision 3D until my eyes glaze over.

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