PHOTOS: See a Park On Pause With Aerial Images of Disney’s Hollywood Studios During the Extended Parks Closure
As Walt Disney World remains closed for the longest period in the resort’s history, aerial photographers have been able to capture just what the Most Magical Place on Earth looks like without guests. Thanks to pilot Jonathan Michael Salazar on Facebook (also @ColombianPilot on Instagram), we’re able to share these photos of Disney’s Hollywood Studios as the movie magic is on hiatus.
Starting in the parking lot, we’ve got a look at the expanded bus loops that opened just over a year ago…
Moving across the parking lot, we say “May” the Force be With You to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. At the upper part of the center of the photo, you can see the show building for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, while on the bottom right is the home of Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.
Moving to the entrance to the park and Echo Lake, we see some of the structures that have been at the park since it opened 31 years ago, including the Crossroads of the World kiosk and the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular.
As we pass over Toy Story Land and Slinky Dog Dash, you can see construction vehicles parked just behind the land, likely there for the construction of Roundup Rodeo BBQ.
In this next picture, a highlight is the backstage buildings that sit just between Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
And finally, as time seems to move both slower and quicker than usual and the unexpected has become the norm, we say goodbye with a portal to the Fifth Dimension in The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Here’s hoping we can check in to the Hollywood Tower Hotel soon.
Once again, we’d like to thank Jonathan Michael Salazar (who you can also find on Instagram at @TheDisneyPilot) for his photos!