PHOTO REPORT: Disney’s Hollywood Studios & Disney’s Animal Kingdom 10/26/22 (Fantasmic! Sign Unveiled, Theming for Roundup Rodeo BBQ, Merry Holiday Decor, & More)

Good morning from Disney’s Hollywood Studios! We have a very big day ahead of us, we’ll be hopping over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom before finishing our day at Disney Springs. Let’s get started!

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We started our day on Hollywood Boulevard where we noticed a very familiar icon looking slightly different. Can you spot the difference?

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There were plenty of people arriving at rope drop today! The holiday crowds are definitely here early.

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Over at The Darkroom, a new Limited Edition of 3,000 Black Spire Outpost pin features a scenic view of Batuu for $19.99.

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A few pieces of holiday merchandise have started to arrive! This adorable holiday Star Wars Stormtrooper cookie and apron set is available at Mickey’s of Hollywood for $12.99. Looks like someone already took a bite out of that stocking.

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Keystone Clothiers has some fancy Star Wars wooden pencil holders. One side of this says, “your focus determines your reality,” and the other features markings such as four leaf clovers and a lightsaber with a plant. You can get one for $19.99.

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We loved this cute Star Wars sticky note holder! “Community and friendship” is on the front with Ewoks. Inside are a variety of sticky notes for any size project.

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Willow is featured on this large print near the back of the shop. Take it home for $44.99.

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We still haven’t seen much change to the exterior of Keystone Clothiers since a piece of the building came off.

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As we made our way down sunny Sunset Boulevard, we stopped in at The Majestic for this very vibrant fuzzy Mickey Mouse buckle tote bag for $39.99. We actually kinda love it.

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Did you see that?! Are those NEW Fantasmic! graphics on the LED billboard? We’re so close to its return on November 3!

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After a quick stop at Tower of Terror, we stopped in at Tower Hotel Gifts to check out some of the spooky new apparel that just dropped in!

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The new pieces include new shirts, a raglan pullover, and revamped bellhop hat.

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In Toy Story Land, Roundup Rodeo BBQ is coming along quickly, with vibrant new theming added to the large entrance sign.

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Jessie’s Trading Post at the exit of Toy Story Mania had some fun new holiday items, including a Pixar Disney Tails bandana set featuring the Toy Story aliens and holiday trimmings for $24.99.

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There is also a candy cane-striped Disney Tails pet shirt with many of our favorite Pixar characters. I spy a very cute and candy-coated Wall-E. The shirt is $24.99.

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It was time to make our way over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom! New entrance signs are positioned near the tapstiles at the front. While these didn’t have any Annual Passholder signs like EPCOT and Magic Kingdom, we assume they will be for the same reason or for events.

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What’s this?! Holiday decor has arrived at the park! Very merry animals line the exterior of the shops, including Discovery Trading co and Island Mercantile.

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The large ornate birds can be seen on the opposite of Riverside Depot at Island Mercantile. They look like glass.

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A colorful new youth blue Mickey Mouse icon shirt with Donald, Goofy, and Mickey is lighting up Discovery Trading Co. for $34.99.

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For adults, there is an airbrush-style Dumbo shirt featuring Timothy and the circus underneath. This shirt is $36.99.

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A plethora of new Mickey Mouse ear hat keychains are at Riverside Depot. These keychains feature different names and sayings so you can find the one perfect for you. These keychains are $11.99.

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A fun new 50th anniversary Vault Collection reversible map bucket hat is available at Island Mercantile. The map is slightly different than the matching Spirit Jersey and bucket hat we had previously found.

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Find out more about the hat here!

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A few new pieces of Turning Red merchandise are at Island Mercantile also.

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The new pieces include a vibrant youth shirt and jean overall skirt set for $49.99, a clear crossbody bag with all the essentials on the front for $34.99, and pink fuzzy zip-up jacket for youths for $49.99.

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New Black Panther apparel has also sprung up inside Mombasa Marketplace. Black and purple Wakanda-inspired shirts for youths featuring the mask of the Black Panther and “Wakanda forever” for $29.99 each.

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A zip-up jacket for adults is also on the shelves. It’s slightly more vibrant than the youth apparel and features a purple medallion on the zipper for $69.99.

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A small purple, orange, and off-black Black Panther logo bag is available next to some of the older Wakanda merchandise for $24.99.

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National Geographic has taken over another shop! Find some super cool apparel in Ziwani Traders. There is another location to find National Geographic merchandise in Disney Springs.

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As we were walking from Africa to Asia, we saw more holiday decor strung from up above near Feathered Friends in Flight.

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Vibrant lanterns line the trees with purples, oranges, blues, and greens.

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In Dinoland, an ice cream cart and benches have taken over the area where Dino Diner used to be.

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More benches have also been added to the seating area that replaced Primeval Whirl.

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At Windtraders in Pandora- The World of Avatar, a new light-up Woodsprite headband lights up and glows in the dark for $39.99. We can only imagine how cool this headband looks at night!

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It was time to hop again! We made our way over to Disney Springs for some shopping! It looks as though the Lime Garage fountain is finally receiving some repairs. Scrim surrounds the fountain after a large chunk of it broke off not too long ago.

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At Ever After, a lovely new Princess Jasmine Baublebar necklace features a lamp, gold coin, and gem. You can grab one for $55.

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More new ears have hit World or Disney. These sparkling 50th anniversary gemstone ears are available for $34.99. They have a lot of gems and a satin gold bow front and center.

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Does your princess love being creative? A new princess zip-up art and stationary kit is in the youth section for $24.99. It features markers, glue sticks, pencils, and more for tons of fun.

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Are they a more stylish princess? Pink hearts and crowns adorn this small rolling luggage for $49.99.

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…Or maybe they like playing dress-up! There are quite a few new Princess costumes that have arrived just in time for Halloween. Aurora, Belle, Anna, Elsa, and Tiana have all new sparkling outfits!

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Each costume features the head of the princess in question. Anna and Elsa’s costumes have tear-away velcro capes in case you like to go sans-capes like Edna Mode.

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Not a costume, but just as cute! Princess Tiana adorns this embellished shirt and tutu set and green tutu set for youths for $44.99.

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It’s showtime! Mickey Mouse & Jose are on the newest 50th anniversary Funko Pop set for $29.99.

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Look at how cute this sleepy Mickey Mouse is on this fuzzy youth pillow and pajama set. These sets have a fluffy pillow that comes with them that is perfect for sleepovers or travel. This set is $44.99.

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Stitch is a Classic! This shirt for adults gives Stitch a shoutout since ’02. You can find this shirt in the t-shirt section near the wall of shirts for $24.99.

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Wakanda Forever! You can be vibrant or subtle on this Black Panther reversible bucket hat for $29.99. We found this by the main entrance to World of Disney.

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In the Star Wars section of World of Disney, C3-PO and R2-D2 are the “Greatest in the galaxy” on this beige shirt for $36.99. BB-8 is on the bottom, rolling into the frame!

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Darth Vader is walking across this shirt like he has somewhere to be. “VADER” reads in large letters along one of the sleeves for $39.99.

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At Marketplace Co-Op, there are a bunch of new EPCOT 40 customizable phone cases at the MaDe kiosk in the D-Tech section. See them all here.

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Hope you’re still with us, we’re not done yet!

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Grogu is taking over Halloween in the cutest way yet! Catch him peeking over his trick-or-treat bag on this ornament for $19.99 or on this “Little tricks, big treats!” magnet for $14.99 at Marketplace Co-Op near the entrance.

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Look at this life-size Iron Man! We found him posted up in the MARVEL section near the back of the shop. While the cast member informed us he is not for sale, he does make a cool photo op!

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Star Wars Trading Post has a new youth villains shirt if that’s more your style. Darth Vader, Darth Maul, and Kylo Ren are on another “greatest in the galaxy” collection shirt for $29.99.

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“Who put the glad in gladiator? Her-cu-les!” He definitely does on this 25th anniversary retro-style pullover at DisneyStyle for $59.99.

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Ever wanted to learn how to draw Marvel characters? This Learn to Draw Marvel Avengers notebook is at Marvel Superhero Headquarters on the West Side for $24.99.

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Finally! We struck gold on our last stop of the day, literally! Thanos Infinity Gauntlets have been out of stock at EPCOT for quite some time, but we found them today hiding in the back of the shop! What a way to end the day.

PHEW! That was a big day, thanks for following along! Time to go rest our feet for the next big park day ahead of us.

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