PHOTOS: Crews Continue Theming Work on New Grand Avenue Structure at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Shannen Ace

PHOTOS: Crews Continue Theming Work on New Grand Avenue Structure at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Work continues on the new building in the Grand Avenue section of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Construction walls went up in Grand Avenue in June, and crews knocked down walls later that month. By August, a black framework was in place for a small structure — potentially a new snack stand. After paneling was installed on the framework, brickwork was added, making the structure look more like the rest of the land.

New Grand Avenue Structure

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The brickwork doesn’t yet cover the entire building.

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Scaffolding is wrapped around the entire building as crews continue to work on the theming.

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Brickwork covers most of this wall facing away from the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge entrance nearby.

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A new tarp covers the wall facing away from the Muppets courtyard.

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Crew members were working behind this tarp, which protects them and their work from the sun. It looks like they’re painting the concrete wall.

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The wall facing Muppet*Vision 3D is also still just plain concrete.

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But the back wall facing the courtyard is covered in brick.

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A green box, possibly an A/C unit, is sticking out of the back wall, visible just below the scaffolding platform.

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There’s a small rectangular cutout at the top of this wall.

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Are you excited for the future of this new structure? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

Grand Avenue

Muppet*Vision 3D entrance

Grand Avenue is home to Muppet*Vision 3D, which opened in 1991 as one of the first representations of the Muppets in Disney Parks, and the only permanent Muppets attraction since then. As production began on Muppet*Vision 3D, there was a tentative agreement for Disney to purchase the Jim Henson Company. However, Henson’s death in 1990 ended that agreement and delayed the attraction.

Disney did purchase the theme park rights to the Muppets and eventually purchased the property entirely in 2004.

Until 2016, Muppet*Vision 3D was part of the Streets of America. After the rest of the land was demolished, it was briefly known as Muppets Courtyard. The land was named Grand Avenue in 2017.

Muppet*Vision 3D received updated projection mapping in October. The Miss Piggy fountain outside the show was refurbished around the same time.

Guests can currently meet Santa Claus at It’s a Wonderful Shop, a former year-round holiday store in Grand Avenue.

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