PHOTOS: New Entrance Area Revealed as Work Wraps Up on Disney’s Hollywood Studios Security Checkpoint Expansion

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As we get closer to the official opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (although we have already been inside), we notice many of the current construction projects at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are moving along quickly in an effort to be ready in time. The new security checkpoint expansion is showing a lot of progress, in fact, it looks just about finished.

A peek over the fecne reveals that work is nearly complete. They’re just cleaning up now.

With all that is new matching the old style, guests may not even realize that anything was changed here.

The walls came down and planters went up as a large section of pavement behind the security screening area opened to guests this week.

Metal detectors and tables are staged, waiting to be rolled over to their screening stations any day now. This could open as early as tomorrow, honestly.


The security expansion and changes around the entrance of Hollywood Studios are going to be greatly appreciated in the next few months. Thankfully, everything seems to be moving along quickly and should be ready any day now.

Stay tuned to for more updates on the many changes taking place at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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