PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Hollywood Studios 11/25/19 (Baby Yoda Vanishes, Christmas Decor, Big Crowds, Roundup Rodeo BBQ Construction, and More)

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Greetings from Hollywood… Studios, that is. Today, we took a walk around the park to see what was happening on another beautiful Central Florida weekend.

At first, the lines looked promising as the park opened.

All the guests who are renting ECV’s and wheelchairs are now getting these Frozen 2 name tags.

As we mentioned recently, the new slap bracelet Magic Bands are being removed from shelves around the parks. However, they were still spotted for sale at the Darkroom.

The weather is finally matching the holiday decor inside the stores, so the sweater and hoodie racks are again a popular stop for guests who weren’t expecting the colder temperatures.

Understandably, the lines for coffee at Starbucks and Joffrey’s were extra long this morning.

Did Oogie Boogie kidnap Santa again?!

Nevermind! False alarm! That sure is a relief…

PhotoPass photographers were out in the park today with Happy Thanksgiving photo props.

Lines this weekend have been quite long. Less than 30 minutes after rope drop, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster was already up to a two hour wait.

There was also an impressive line of guests waiting to get in to Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy.

Back down on Hollywood Boulevard, we heard a commotion. Traffic was backing up, leading to some of the locals to complain, quite loudly, from their vehicles. It’s starting to get worse than I-4, sometimes…

There’s nothing quite like Christmas in the parks.

Just hanging out with my friends Niles and Frasier.

We are big fans of tiny details in Disney’s Christmas decorations. Folks with a good eye for details can find these kitschy ornaments inside 50’s Prime Time Cafe.

You better behave in the park. Santa Gertie has an eye on you…

That includes you, #IndyStitch…

Over at the old Path of the Jedi theater, work continues preparing the Mickey Shorts Theater.

A closer look reveals some of the old neon lighting is still attached to the support columns outside.

Complimentary to the large crowds, the ABC Commissary was also a packed place for guests.

Guests must have been paying attention to the signs that advertised Muppet Vision 3D, because there was a pleasantly surprising line out the door when we walked by.

Work continues on the Grand Avenue Public Water Works restrooms.

Around the corner, a scissor lift was in place for more exterior detailing.

Over on Grand Avenue, we found that four potted plants were placed outside the doorways to one of the themed buildings to keep guests out, but not another. We aren’t sure what the reason for this was, as there was no visible damage to the door or glass.

The smell of fresh pizza wafted through the park.

Over on Batuu, it seems as if fall has finally arrived.

Guests are starting to ask Cast Members more and more questions about Rise of the Resistance as its opening date approaches.

The crowds continued to pack into the Batuu marketplace.

Disappointingly, “Baby Yoda” was missing this morning. Perhaps The Child will make an appearance once again in the near future, but chances are that someone from LucasFilm or WDI took exception to the fun reference.

The line for Smugglers Run was living up to expectations today.

Guests had to walk all the way past the Blue and Green Milk stands to find the end of the line.

Pretty sure this Cast Memeber was the only one smiling about the 130 minute wait time.

Over in Toy Story Land, the crowds continued to thicken as the morning went on.

Slinky Dog was at 135 minutes wait when we walked past.

If only the line moved as fast as the roller coaster.

Andy’s toys continued to share the holiday spirit with everyone.

Not much progress is visible anymore on the Roundup Rodeo BBQ site after this large grey wall was erected, but we will keep an eye out in case something changes.

Have you had a chance to watch Noelle on Disney+ yet? You can check out our review and let us know what you thought of it as well.

“Honey? Where is my Autograph book?!”

That wraps up our visit to Hollywood Studios today. Stay tuned to WDWNT for more updates!

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Chris Green

Professional sports photographer, NPS & NMPA member, SKYWARN spotter, Nikon shooter, Stadium Journey Florida Regional Director, Disney passholder, and Miami native living in Orlando.

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We saw “baby yoda” about 15 minutes ago!