Spending time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will never get old for me, and if I can say that now while it’s going through the transition phase it’s in right now, I think it’s a pretty safe statement. That said, I am very excited to see this park continue to evolve, so let’s get our park walk started today to see what’s new!
Mickey’s of Hollywood on Hollywood Boulevard remains closed for its extensive refurbishment. There’s been no reopening date announced yet, but my bets are heavily on that it will be back up and running by the time Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge starts previewing for Guests in August. They’ll need every bit of extra space to accommodate for the capacity of the extra Guest flow that is sure to arrive with the new land.
Sunset Club Couture is still going strong as one of the only large merchandise shops left in operation in the park right now.
In Beverly Sunset Boutique, Toy Story 4 merchandise has taken over most of the whole shop. We showed you the new Bo Peep jumpsuit and Toy Story 4 printed dress shop dress available on Shop Disney, but they’ve arrived in the parks now as well. I appreciate the attention to detail with Bo’s jumpsuit especially, in the fact that it comes with a skirt that converts into a cape, just like hers.
My personal favorite piece of merchandise from this whole collection has to be this Billy, Goat, and Gruff purse. They were the real stars of the new movie, in my opinion, and this bag was SO soft.
The Toy Story 4 Dooney & Bourke collection is also available at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It features the same print as the Dress Shop dress against a cream background.
In Toy Story Land, I checked in on the glimpses of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge that we can see over the walls in the distance. I’m still curious to see if these sight lines remain this way once the land opens, because the tallest spires aren’t exactly doing a good job at hiding in the distance from Andy’s Backyard.
Over in Grand Avenue, by the future entrance of Galaxy’s Edge, there’s still work to be done on the back of the show building for the former home of the Great Movie Ride, and future home of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. They’re removing the ABC advertisement billboards that used to hang there, most likely for sight line purposes in Galaxy’s Edge.
The scaffolding on the back of the Muppet Vision building has also finally come down, so NOBODY LOOK AT IT, it’s supposed to be blending in now.
The menu at the newly renamed Epic Eats (formerly Oasis Canteen) has been updated to reflect the changes we reported were coming when we first noticed the name change. They now carry a Rum Island Breeze and a seasonal Sam Adams, and don’t worry, the alcoholic Dreamsicle Float that was on the old menu is still available to order.
Outside the park, I checked in on the Skyliner Station. I noticed that they’ve added new strips of red neon lights around the tops of the spires. No gondola testing today, though.
That’s it for my walk around Disney’s Hollywood Studios today! Stay tuned to WDWNT for continued updates on the continued evolution of this park!