PHOTO REPORT: Hollywood Studios 8/22/19 (Tower of Terror Anniversary Pin, Construction Updates, and Galaxy’s Edge is Almost Here!)
Good morning from Disney’s Hollywood Studios! We’re t-minus one week from the Grand Opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: East Coast Edition. Let’s see what’s going on in the rest of the park while we wait patiently for our tickets to Batuu.
Welcome to Hollywood
Chip and Dale have been meeting outside Sid Cahuenga’s at the front of the park, instead of their normal area on Grand Avenue. Due to a combination of construction and the Galaxy’s Edge preview days, they had to be moved here.
This friendly Cast Member near the Chinese Theater found an interesting new use for Hollywood Studios’ plethora of hula hoops: Mickey ears!
I popped into Star Wars Launch Bay to see what was going on… not much, to be honest. This place will probably be a ghost town here in a couple weeks.
I did find out that on August 25th they plan on having some visiting artists who specialize in Star Wars art. They’ll be at Stage 1 Studio Store from 5-8PM.
This little girl was waiting outside Launch Bay for Rey. She had a present for her!
That’s how you make friends throughout the Galaxy!
Over near the entrance to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, not a whole lot is happening right now. The Annual Pass preview days have ceased, and now we wait for the big opening. They still have Cast Members stationed at the entrance to direct traffic. Today they were having fun with the parade tape.
The glorious return of the Applause Box! Anyone who stepped in the box got a full round of applause from the Cast!
All the major projects are finally wrapping up at Hollywood Studios! Galaxy’s Edge opens next week, and the Disney Skyliner will be up and running by the end of September.
I hate to say it folks: Hollywood Studios is almost a fully functioning theme park again!
But that’s it from me for today. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on everything happening in the parks.