PHOTO REPORT: Hollywood Studios 7/9/19 Construction Progress, Sign Changes and the Dockside Diner Water Hose Returns!)
It’s a warm July morning at Hollywood Studios. Let’s see what’s going on inside and outside the park!
Here’s a quick look at some of the stuff I found in The Dark Room today, right there on the corner as you enter the park. I love this Baymax phone case! We saw it first at Disneyland, and I’m glad it’s made it to the East coast.
I feel like I’ve been talking about this stupid sign for the better part of a year. It’s the “Fantasmic!” billboard. It’s supposed to light up and advertise the show. It hasn’t been working reliably for months. For a while now it had been covered up with a vinyl tarp displaying the Fantasmic! signage. They finally took the tarp off, but alas, the sign is still dark.
One of the weird things about mornings in this park is how unevenly the crowd is dispersed. Obviously, places like Toy Story Land will be swamped. This is the queue for Rock N’ Rollercoaster about a half hour after opening.
…and here is the courtyard for the Lightning McQueen Racing Academy, literally 10 feet away. It takes several hours for the park’s crowds to spread out.
Here’s a fun bit of news: they turned the water hose effect on the Dockside Diner on! It’s been off since…well, none of us could remember when the last time we saw it on. It’s nice to see these little details return.
The water hose effect on the Dockside Diner at Hollywood Studios is turned on. We can’t remember the last time we saw this working. pic.twitter.com/xbw69fEQTN