PHOTOS: Scaffolding Erected Inside Theater of the Stars, Home to Beauty and the Beast at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Theater of the Stars, the home of Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, is currently under refurbishment. The show has been closed since the parks reopened last summer, and Disney Society Orchestra performed in the theater for about two months before entertainment cuts.


After a permit was filed for the theater in February, it is now filled with scaffolding.


Some of the queue for Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage is being used as overflow dining space and the scaffolding is visible from there.


Most of the benches are covered in protective plastic.


It seems the refurbishment is focused on the theater’s ceiling.

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Theater of the Stars is a partially open-air theater, so the show’s catwalk and lighting is exposed to the elements.


It’s possible equipment is even being replaced to prepare for the show to reopen.


“For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration” and the altered “A Celebration of the Festival of the Lion King” have both opened with live performers, so its possible Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage will be next. Theaters without live performers (including Enchanted Tiki Room, Country Bear Jamboree, and PhilharMagic) have even gotten rid of physical distancing as of this weekend.

Keep checking WDWNT for updates.

  1. The suspension of shows, parades, fireworks and the significant reduction in park hours have all contributed to the long line wait times, and the wait times will get much longer as park capacity increases. One needs to ask the question of why even go to Disney World.

  2. I love how disney doesn’t give one flying f about the show aspect of the five keys anymore. Not only can they not find the ability to run this outdoor performance, even though Universal has offered the Animal Actors, Horror-Make Up, Bourne Stunt Show, Wizarding World shows, Beat Builders, Blues Brothers, Cinematic Celebration and others (90 percent of their entire entertainment lineup) for Months now, and Seaworld is now running more entertainment than ever, plus fireworks, for their Electric Ocean event.

    No not just that, they also decided to leave an ugly overflow outdoor dining area right next to the closed show, where they are fully showing and displaying construction work they have put off for years.

    Don’t worry about an announcement for this show’s return. I’m sure we will get a big press display on every social media outlet about it 3 months, 2 months, and 1 month before it starts back as the exact same show.

    What management and vision. Just head and shoulders above the rest of the Theme Park world right?

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