PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Hollywood Studios & Disney Springs 3/16/21 (Brand New Physical Distancing Guideline Signs Removed, New Blueberry Mickey Waffle Platter, Limited Edition Pins and MagicBand, DVC MaDe Kiosk Items, and More)
Hello from an unseasonably hot but beautiful day here in Walt Disney World! With Spring Break officially underway and all four Walt Disney World parks at full capacity all week, we were bracing for a bit of a busy day but were overall pleasantly surprised at the crowd level.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios was busy, especially in tighter areas, such as smaller walkways and inside popular shops, but overall it wasn’t too bad. As you can see, it was easier to maintain physical distancing in areas where the crowd can spread out well.
Checking on construction around the park, we noticed that the roped off sections for concrete work in front of Legends of Hollywood were moved today compared to yesterday, leaving only a few more scored sections to go.
This trash can even has the original sticker put back in place, informing guests of no eating and drinking in line and to wear a mask at all times, with no mention of the guest limitation per line marker.
The construction site for Roundup Rodeo BBQ has been quiet for quite some time, with no visible progress at all to show you. We hope to be able to report differently soon.
We found Mickey Mouse Brownies, usually available at Walt Disney World Resorts, available at this popcorn cart near The Brown Derby. We love having more snack options!
Our tastiest find of the day was this Blueberry Mickey Waffle Platter now available for breakfast from Hollywood Scoops. For more pictures and information, including our full review, check out our article here.
In merchandise news, we found several new Limited Edition pins, our favorite of which was this “Happy Easter” pin with character Easter eggs hidden within tulips. For more pictures and information on all the pins we found today, check out our article here.
We also found a new Limited Edition MagicBand celebrating Disney Moms featuring Minnie Mouse. For more pictures and information, check out our article here.
We had a great time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but our day wasn’t over yet! We headed out to Disney Springs next to see what new things we could find there for you.
When we arrived, we felt the crowd to enter the temperature check station in Orange Garage seemed larger than the one we experienced at the theme park itself.
At COACH, we found two new collections featuring some classic Disney characters, including Mickey Mouse, Daisy Duck, and Goofy.
Live entertainment has returned to Disney Springs, and Hacksaw Hamlin was scheduled to perform this evening, weather permitting.
We found that World of Disney had a 15-minute wait to enter the store, and the line wrapped behind the Marketplace Co-Op, through crowd barriers, and into the store using a side entrance.
While in line for World of Disney, we found a snack cart had been placed in the former Marketplace Valet station in the queue for the store. At this time they are serving popcorn, bottled beverages, and canned alcoholic beverages.
Once inside World of Disney, we found this cute faux marble water bottle featuring the phrase “All Day Everyday” along with the classic Disney castle image. The top of the bottle features a Mickey head silhouette. This water bottle retails for $27.99.
Next, we found this rainbow bracelet trio featuring the phrase “My Happy Place”, a part of the Disney Parks Collection, for $19.99.
Moving on to the Marketplace Co-Op, we found the artists’ phone cases from the recent International Festival of the Arts have finally come to the MaDe kiosk, which means that they are now available in several iPhone and Android phone sizes. These cases are customizable and start at $29.99. To take a look at the cases as we found them at Festival of the Arts, you can check out our article here.
On our way out, we took a look at the construction on the side of Splitsville Luxury Lanes, but we couldn’t see much new. The black structure on the side of the building appeared some time ago, but not much has been added to it recently.
We felt that it almost seemed busier at Disney Springs than at the parks today, even though capacity is managed here as well. It was definitely a busy day! We had a great day today at Walt Disney World, and we hope you enjoyed coming along with us. Have a magical day!