PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Hollywood Studios 2/9/20 (“Onward” Preview, Legends of Hollywood Refurbishment, World of Pixar Dooney & Bourke Bag Collection, and More)
Greetings on a windy day from Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Today, we’ve got some exciting new developments from the park we’re looking forward to sharing with you. Let’s head down Hollywood Boulevard and check everything out.
At the entrance, construction continues in front of some of the ticket booths. This morning, an excavator was actively working digging up land in preparation for new pavement.
The work can also be seen and heard from behind the ticket booths, just prior to the touch points.
Just to the left of the Chinese Theater facade, the area that formerly contained the Minnie & Mickey’s Runaway Railway photo op remains fenced off.
Bright and early at 8 a.m. (Disney’s Hollywood Studios now opens at 8 a.m. daily), the crowds lined up to enter Galaxy’s Edge. Boarding groups dried up in their usual two-minute timeframe, so most of the guests here are heading to line up for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.
Dok-Ondar was toiling away in his Den of Antiquities, as he is known to do. It seems like he never takes a day off!
Also inside Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, shoppers are greeted with some amazingly detailed wall art when they enter.
Like Dok-Ondar’s, many parts of Galaxy’s Edge have a huge amount of detail. The cabling above the heads of visitors to Batuu is an intricate web that mainly serves to delight guests and further immerse them into the “Star Wars” universe.
In Toy Story Land, the bamboo was recently removed from behind these walls, making way for a future path to Roundup Rodeo BBQ. Take a look at our detailed post covering this recent change.
The building that will house Roundup Rodeo BBQ has yet to receive any exterior signs of what it will become; it still has gray cement walls without any paint to liven it up or better hide it.
Nearby, Walt Disney Presents is now featuring an exclusive sneak peek of the Disney•Pixar animated feature film “Onward.” The marquee and poster box have been updated to reflect the new preview, which debuted this week.
In uncharacteristic fashion for Walt Disney Presents, no exhibits related to “Onward” went on display alongside the new preview. They may be added in the coming days, however.
Inside, the doors to the viewing theater have been decked out with decals forming the signature van with a Pegasus on the side.
Inside the theater, we aren’t able to record. But a lengthy preview of the film follows this title screen.
On Sunset Boulevard, the exterior refurbishment of Legends of Hollywood presses on. The formerly bare metal walls now have some color added.
The scrim still extends upwards to the highest points of the building, but the lower walls are now a reddish-orange that blends a bit better with the other businesses on Sunset Boulevard.
Like the uncovered metal walls, these feature quotes from Walt Disney.
Inside the store, we found the Dooney & Bourke “World of PIXAR” bag collection we previewed yesterday. Read the full preview.
The collection features a large tote, a hobo bag and a clutch.
All three items feature this adorable World of PIXAR print which include Buzz Lightyear, Remy and other beloved characters. For more details on these bags, along with dozens of pictures, read the full report.
Also inside Legends of Hollywood, we found these new Mickey print tie-front shirts. They feature Mickey with a variety of expressions throughout the fabric.
If you’re feeling a bit more seasonal, Mickey’s of Hollywood off of Hollywood Boulevard has these “Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2020” plush toys.
If March is simply too near for you and you’d rather look ahead to April, these Mickey and Minnie Easter plush toys will certainly fit the bill. They’re both available at Mickey’s of Hollywood as well.
Finally, if you’re looking for a plush that’s more fun than a barrel of Baby Groots, then look no further. These pint-sized Groots can be found in the courtyard directly in front of Star Wars Launch Bay.
Thanks for joining us on our jaunt around Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Does any of the merchandise we featured look like something you’ll add to your shopping list on your next trip to the park? If not, what would you like to see more of? Let us know in the comments!