PHOTO REPORT: Hollywood Studios 5/17/19 (Muppet*Vision 3D Celebrates 28 Years, New Merchandise, Rizzo at PizzeRizzo, and More!)

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Lights, camera, action! It’s time for another Hollywood Studios photo report! It’s a beautiful morning and the crowds are out and ready. You can definitely feel the effect from the Mickey’s of Hollywood refurbishment. Without a large store to roam around before rope drop, most guests are crammed into Celebrity 5 & 10 or out on the street. It feels much more crowded than usual.

Huge crowds rope dropping Hollywood Studios

hollywood studios rope drop madness

After fighting the crowds in the Dark Room, I managed to score the latest limited edition pins. The Magic of Honor pin is limited edition 2000, and looks like a medal. This one is themed to the Haunted Mansion, and shows Madame Leota with the singing busts. This one can follow you home for $17.99.

Magic of Honor HAunted Mansion pin

The fifth Vintage Vinyl pin in the series also released. It’s limited edition 3000, and shows Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs on the cover. The record slides in and out and has the Evil Queen on it. This one is also $17.99.

Snow White Vintage Vinyls Pin

These socks are pretty incredible.

Incredibles Socks

The rainbow Mickey ear hat is available for $27.99 at Celebrity 5 & 10.

Red Baseball Cap with retro rainbow Mickey logo and Rainbow ears
Walt Disney World Pride Ear Hat – $27.99

At least the streets are clear enough for the Citizens of Hollywood to get around.

A Citizen of Hollywood drives a tiny red car through the streets

I’m glad the handprints were repaired and not removed. You can check out what some of these handprints looked like in my previous photo report.

The Robin Willians handprints at Hollywood Studios have been repairs

ABC Commissary is still under refurbishment, so signs are pointing guests towards PizzeRizzo.

ABC Commissary is closed for refurbishment

Rizzo himself is here to welcome us to PizzeRizzo!

A Cast Member is greeting guests of PizzeRizzo with a stuffed Rizzo plush

He’s adorable.

A Cast Member is greeting guests of PizzeRizzo with a stuffed Rizzo plush

I really love the details around the restaurant. And of course, the Peanut Butter and Jelly Verrine.

Employee of the Month Plaque at PizzeRizzo

Makes sense.

Pepe's IOU Note to Rizzo

Pizza Boards on the wall of PizzeRizzo

The upstairs theming is pretty cute.

PizzeRizzo Tables

But the banquet hall is my favorite!

PizzeRizzo Banquet Hall Wedding Announcement

Don’t even try to take me on a date to the Beast’s castle. I’d much rather hang out under the disco ball and listen to the Spice Girls and the Bee Gees at PizzeRizzo.

PizzeRizzo Banquet Hall Disco Ball and Chandelier

Tables in PizzeRizzo

I told you it was a beautiful day.

A View of Muppet Courtyard from PizzeRizzo

Some Cast Members were making buttons to celebrate the 28th anniversary of Muppet*Vision 3D.

I'm Celebrating Button for Muppet*Vision 3D 28th Anniversary

While most of the park undergoes major changes, Muppet*Vision 3D is quietly hiding in the back of Hollywood Studios… but that’s none of my business.

A cast member holding a Kermit plush

Some repairs have been made along the roof of Muppet*Vision 3D.

The wall on the side of MuppetVision has gotten a few repairs on the edges

I can see some scaffolding along the back of the Muppet*Vision 3D building, but not really sure what’s going on. Possibly painting to help it blend into the background.

Scaffolding behind Muppet*Vision 3D

The opening date for Galaxy’s Edge is fast approaching.

A crane is hard at work over the walls leading towards Galaxy's Edge

Galaxy's Edge wall near Muppet*Vision

I had to stop in and say hi to #IndyStitch

Stitch plush dressed as Indiana Jones

Now that the parks are smoke-free, the former smoking areas seem much more enjoyable.

Hollywood Studios former smoking area

A little bit of work on the ground outside of Rock n Rollercoaster.

Rock N Rollercoaster Concrete Work

With so many things closed for refurbishment, everything else around the park feels more crowded. I think I’m over the crowds for now.

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Thanks for following us around Hollywood Studios today. Stay tuned to WDWNT.com for all the latest from around the parks and beyond!

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iheartbiscuits
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iheartbiscuits

Look close, Tracy is from Naboo…

William Grupp
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William Grupp

Not happy about smoke free. Made smokers second class citizens. What about the drunks, the body odors, and swanky perfumes? I am a pass holder but my enjoyment has been cut by 50%. Will my pass prices? They did it right at Animal Kingdom and at EPCOT.

Patrick
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Patrick

Whoa! You’re talking about some HUGELY different things here. Alcohol, body odor, and perfumes do not have direct physical health consequences for the people exposed to them. Smoking directly affects the respiratory system of the people near enough to experience it second hand and exposes them to the carcinogens in the smoke. Also, if you rely on smoking THAT much to enjoy the parks, then you might want to seek help.

Mollyscribbles
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Mollyscribbles

I will allow perfume allergies can be an issue, but I doubt that’s what was intended.

Stacey
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Stacey

Where is Indy Stitch? So cute

Patrick
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Patrick

I don’t believe the walls at Muppet*Vision
are simply being repaired. It looks more like they were extended upwards to cover the fall safety railing on the rooftop (or, rather, to eliminate it altogether).