PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Hollywood Studios 8/12/19 (Galaxy’s Edge Park Changes and Preview Crowds, Construction Updates, ETC.)
Welcome to another WDWNT Photo Report from the Hollywood that never was and always will be! It’s officially August, which means it’s officially the opening month of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge… which means this park is about to get incredibly busy, so let’s start this park walk on one of the last days before Hollywood Studios is forever changed.
Walking down Hollywood Boulevard this morning, you could already feel the increased crowd level. It was a very busy day at DHS, and with one whole side of this street completely closed, the crowd didn’t have as many places to disperse. At least some of the stores along Hollywood and Sunset Boulevard are set to reopen soon.
The time of having to peek over the fences in Toy Story Land at Galaxy’s Edge is coming to an end, but it’s still really amping up the excitement for now.
There was a bit of a queue gathered this morning waiting for the opening of Walt Disney Presents. That’s not something we usually see, and probably gives you a pretty good idea of the crowd level of this day.
Cast previews for Galaxy’s Edge are currently in full swing. The entrance process outside seemed to be running very smoothly, which is good news for when Annual Passholder previews begin on August 17th (I hope you got your reservation already though, because they are all BOOKED.)
For as busy as everywhere was in the park, it seemed like no one had managed to find their way into Pizzerizzo yet. This was the only place in the park that was just absolutely dead. It will be interesting to see if this changes once Galaxy’s Edge opens to the public, given its proximity to the entrance.
We found another hidden paintbrush this morning in the Stage 1 Company Store in the Grand Avenue section of the park! If you stumble across one of these paintbrushes in the store, make sure you pick it up and return it to a Cast Member for a surprise!
You can still build your own lightsaber in Tatooine Traders at the exit of Star Tours, but this is just a friendly reminder that Savi’s Workshop opens to the public along with the rest of Batuu on August 29th, and if you’ve waited this long to get a custom lightsaber, keep waiting and do it right.
That’s all for my walk around Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Keep checking back to WDWNT for all of the latest updates! I’ll just be over here counting down the days until my Galaxy’s Edge preview. See you on Batuu soon!