PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Hollywood Studios 2/22/20 (Limited Edition Pins, Character Disappearances, and More)

Smugglers run rope drop line
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Good morning from a chilly Disney’s Hollywood Studios! We’re excited to see what’s in store for us here today.

Hollywood studios entrance construction

Before we entered the park, we could see that the construction to the right of the park entrance is seemingly very close to completion. All the concrete and paving work appears complete. Once finishing touches are added, we expect this area to open up very soon.

Galaxys edge rope drop crowd

Crowd control was a bit lax today, which we believe was due to the increased volume of guests here for the runDisney Princess Half Marathon Weekend. Normally guests wishing to enter Galaxy’s Edge at rope drop must stay in the street and off of the sidewalk, but there were no cast members present this morning to direct traffic. Once inside the tunnel, cast members were present to keep the flow of traffic to the center archway.

Smugglers run rope drop line

Once inside Galaxy’s Edge, we hurried ahead through the market to see the front of the standby line for Millenium Falcon: Smugglers Run arrive at the ride entrance. The excitement was palpable!

Limited edition pin February

A few days ago a number of Limited Edition pins were released, and we were able to snag these Star Wars themed ones.

Limited edition pin February

All three pins retail for $17.99 each.

Limited edition pin February

These pins are available at several locations throughout the park, but we found ours at Keystone Clothiers.

Mickey Mouse runaway railway

Cast Member previews have begun for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. We saw a lot people exiting the ride wearing Great Movie Ride tshirts. Are you excited for this new ride, or do you miss the old one? Let us know in the comments!

Slinky dog dash

We may not have been able to preview the new ride, but this one is still in high demand. The line for Slinky Dog Dash stretched all the way out of Toy Story Land!

Bo peep

Next up, it was time to say goodbye to some of our favorite characters in the parks. Bo Peep has been meeting guests with Woody since the release of Toy Story 4, but it was recently announced that she, Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc., and Frozone from The Incredibles would all become seasonal character meet and greets.

Mike Wazowski

We took a moment to see each character in their meet and greet spot, one last time. No return date has been announced yet.

Frozone

Thank you to all these super characters!

Star Wars galaxy far far away

To cap off our day of goodbyes, we watched “Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away” one last time. Luckily for you, we filmed the whole thing! You can view it on our YouTube channel, along with other attraction and show videos.

Star Wars galaxy far far away

It was a bittersweet, but good day here at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We hope you had a good time coming along with us!

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Noelle Burk

I’m a traveler, crafter and circus girl. My favorite things to do are knit at Disney and eat tacos. If I can’t take my knitting I’m not going.

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The issue with the new Mickey/Minnie ride is that the actual Mickey/Minnie IP is hurting. I’ve not heard of any one I know liking the new art direction at all either. Granted, TGMR was getting dated, I’d almost have rather they add/delete/change movies. A runaway train doesn’t scream Hollywood Studios to me.

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Then don’t focus on the train. The train is part of the Mickey Mouse cartoon that plays before the movie (just like how they used to) and you get sucked into it. You’re still going inside the movies.

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can”t wait for the new mickey and minnie ride. But will miss Great Movie Ride.