PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Hollywood Studios 3/14/20 (Slightly Lighter Crowds, New Hand Washing Guidelines, Mickey Flowers, and More)

It was an odd day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios today. Crowds were lighter than a standard Saturday, but still higher than you’d expect during this COVID-19 global pandemic. With the parks set to close today, the energy was distinctly different than what we’re used to, with lots of guests taking extra precautions to be safe.

They had already begun letting guests into the park when we arrived shortly after 7:00am. This definitely helped keep the crowds light in front of the park, which was appreciated.

As soon as you enter the park, there are hand sanitizing stations waiting for you. Thankfully, we noticed most people walked over and sanitized their hands after walking through the gates. Over the last few days, we have seen that they have been using fingerprints at all the parks, but the touch-points were not being sanitized between guests.

Crowds were pretty heavy outside the Chinese Theatre as guests waited to ride Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Even a global pandemic can’t stop us now!

The story was similar outside Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, as many guests waited in close proximity to enter the land.

These cute ducks were chilling at their favorite fountain. I’m sure they are looking forward to the upcoming break from guests.

As the morning progressed, we definitely noticed a decrease in crowds throughout the park. Wait times were lower than we’re accustomed to seeing, especially on a Saturday during Spring Break.

Some work is being done on the terrazzo outside of Beverly Sunset.

It was also eerily quiet inside when we walked inside Beverly Sunset.

Not much is changing over at Legends of Hollywood. We’re still waiting to see that fresh neon lighting appear.


The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror also had a very low wait time today, with only 30 minutes posted. The entire queue was also contained inside the attraction, a rare sight for this ride.

The Citizens of Hollywood were roaming the streets today, causing their usual antics.

These new “Please Wash Your Hands for 20 Seconds” signs were posted in multiple restrooms throughout the park, and we did notice a lot of guests following the guideline.

This adorable hidden Mickey flower made us smile today, which was a nice treat!

The new ABCDisney Letters collection has a beautiful display inside Celebrity 5 & 10.

A huge shoutout to all of the Cast Members working very hard during this incredibly difficult and unprecedented time. They’re the real supers here, and we tip our hats to them!

Mr. Spiff Cleaning Solution sure would come in handy now! We hope you’re staying safe and washing our hands as often as possible!

That wraps up our day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Did you visit the parks today before they temporarily close or are you waiting it out?

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