PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Hollywood Studios 9/22/20 (New “The Child” Shoulder Plush, Mickey Pumpkin Ears, Lines Stretch Out of Their Lands, and More)
Hello from a beautiful, breezy day here at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! We were so thankful for the break in the heat, and on the perfect day, the first official day of Fall. We had an exciting day here at the park, so let’s get started!
We’ve been on the lookout for this little guy for some time now, and today was the day. “The Child” magnetic shoulder plush is finally available in the parks, adding to the assortment of different ways your can wear or carry your “Baby Yoda” pride with you.
We noticed this small change to a familiar hat. This design was originally released last year as a part of the initial merchandise release commemorating the opening of the Disney Skyliner. The original hat had “2019” embroidered across the bottom of the Skyliner cabin. It seems the honeymoon is over, with it being almost a year now since the popular mode of transportation opened, and the date has been removed from the current run of hats.
We found this adorable crossbody bag shaped like a life preserver ring and emblazoned with “Disney Cruise Line” across the front at Mickey’s of Hollywood. The strap was even thick, braided rope to stay on theme. This bag was adorable! It retails for $39.99.
We found more acid washed shirts to add to the collection we found last time at Legends of Hollywood, only this time these are oversized t-shirts rather than cut-off shirts. Featuring Daisy and Donald in fun pastel yellow and pink respectively, we are loving the retro vibes of this new collection. These shirts retail for $29.99 each.
Another highly-anticipated item arrived today—these adorable Mickey pumpkin ears. We love their little smiles! Which pair of Halloween ears are your favorite from this year? Let us know in the comments!
There was a surprise release of Limited Edition pins today: this set of Villains Lairs. The set, featuring five well-known Villains in their humble—or not so humble—abodes, is a Limited Edition of 1,500 and retails for $109.00.
Aside from merchandise, another thing we found at the park today was impressively long lines. The line to enter the Market in Galaxy’s Edge zig zagged in front of the entrance, then went out of the square and around the building, ending up almost back by the entrance again.
The line for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run wound its way through Galaxy’s Edge, eventually coming to an end almost out of the land entirely, certainly within sight of Andy’s Backyard. The attraction had a 90 minute wait at midday, but with social distancing the line stretched to pre-closure lengths.
It was a similar story at Slinky Dog Dash in Toy Story Land, except that line actually did leave the land. The line left Toy Story Land, went past the Walt Disney Presents Theatre, and ended next to the queue for the temporarily unavailable Voyage of the Little Mermaid.
On Sunset Boulevard, we were met with quite the picture. Both Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and Twilight Zone Tower of Terror had delays for cleaning of the attraction at the same time, making lines stretch out into the street past their normal length. Both rides were around a 60 minute wait time when they reopened.
Just walking around the park we could tell that it was busier than it has been here recently. Certainly lines were longer, but more guests filled the streets and shops, it felt like a busy weekend day.
While not necessarily construction updates, we have a couple of projects that we’ve been keeping an eye on that were updated today. Pipe and drape has been set up inside Beverly Sunset, which did not reopen with the park. We’ve seen other shops across Disney property have their windows covered in black plastic after a prolonged closure to maintain a clean look while closed, and today Beverly Sunset joined the ranks of those shops.
The awning of the Brown Derby walkway was removed a few days ago, presumably for refurbishment or cleaning. It has been returned and fully reinstalled.
The lights in the hallway outside of the Monsters, Inc. Experience have been shut off, discouraging guests from noticing the temporarily unavailable character meet and greet location. We hope that this experience can return before too long!
Even with the crowded streets, we had a great day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and we hope that you enjoyed coming along with us. Have a magical day!