Former Iconic Entrance Bridge to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to be Demolished

This post may contain affiliate links; please read the disclosure for more information.

In May of 2018, it was announced that the iconic “film strip” entrance to Disney’s Hollywood Studios would be dismantled ahead of the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. While the World Drive entrance did not open with the park, it had been a staple since the early 1990’s for its iconic Pan Pacific Auditorium architecture and film strip design, offering guests previews of the attractions and shows they would be able to see during their visit to the park.

The filmstrip designs were slowly removed until the bridge and adjacent area were left bare by late October 2018. Since then, a new parking entrance opened in November 2018, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios has never been the same.

The bridge that framed the entrance sign is now set to be demolished, with work set to take place soon.

One of the roads through the bridge leads to an entrance to Cast Member parking. This road will only be accessible from Osceola Parkway starting Tuesday, November 5.

To enter the Cast parking lot from World Drive, drivers will need to exit onto eastbound Osceola Parkway (towards ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex), make a legal U-turn at Victory Way, and enter the BB-8 parking lot from Osceola Parkway.

While this entrance has long since left abandoned, it will be missed by many who regarded this as the “golden” era of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

About the author

Jessica Figueroa

Jessica lives in South Florida with her 15-pound cat Gordo and a small army of Tsum Tsums. You can contact her, ideally with photos of your cats, at [email protected]

8
Leave a Reply

avatar
6 Comment threads
2 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
7 Comment authors
DGS CMRandy MagruderismaelMichaelDavid friedberg Recent comment authors

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
dose
Guest
dose

if i ever get back to disney world,it’ll be a shame not to see that anymore!!!

David friedberg
Guest
David friedberg

No respect for history or tradition

DGS CM
Guest
DGS CM

It’s a parking lot entrance… talk about over dramatic

Ellen
Guest
Ellen

So sad!!! I love that bridge and film strip. RIP :(

David friedberg
Guest
David friedberg

I’m hating Disney more and more. Next they will do away with carousel of progress and it’s a small world!!! No tradition with this company.

Michael
Guest
Michael

i don’t like uturns. thank goodness i work at animal kingdom now…

ismael
Guest
ismael

tradition? history? its a plain concrete bridge with a facade stuck unto it.

Randy Magruder
Guest
Randy Magruder

I’m starting to think they should rename the park something else. It feels like the only thing left of it that is like a ‘Hollywood Studio’ is the Indiana Stunt show. Almost all the ‘go to the studio backlot and see where the magic is made’ premise is gone.