Studio 1 Closes as Work Continues on Walt Disney Studios Park Reimagining Into Disney Adventure World

Shannen Ace

Studio 1 building blocked by construction walls with concept art

Studio 1 Closes as Work Continues on Walt Disney Studios Park Reimagining Into Disney Adventure World

Studio 1 at Walt Disney Studios Park is now closed for a major reimagining and a “Cars”-themed bypass is open at the park’s entrance. This is just one part of the entire park’s reimagining, culminating in a name change to Disney Adventure World when World of Frozen opens.

Walt Disney Studios Park Map

With the closure of Studio 1 last week, the Walt Disney Studios Park map was updated. It no longer includes the logo for Studio 1 although the building is still pictured. The Partners statue is not pictured anymore as it was removed last fall — but will eventually return in a different position.

The map no longer features the cardboard cutouts of Hollywood Blvd. The cutouts are also gone in real life, as you’ll see later in this article.

The last big update is the addition of the Theater of the Stars logo and “Alice and the Queen of Hearts: Back to Wonderland” set. The BMX stunt show will premiere on May 25, 2024.

Studio 1 Construction

Construction walls up around Studio 1 at Walt Disney Studios Park.
Source: DLP Report

Studio 1 operated as the park’s “Main Street.” While it’s closed to become the new World Premiere land, a walkway next to the building is open. There is loose “Cars” theming on the walkway, as shared in photos by DLP Report.

A two-photo collage of the new walkway open next to Studio 1.
Source: DLP Report

Murals featuring “Cars” characters encourage guests to “keep going!”

See the bypass in full in DLP Report’s video embedded below.

Studio 1’s final day of operation with its current name and theming was April 24. DLP Report shared final photos of the venue’s props and set pieces. The space was designed to look like a real movie set, with guests standing in as crew members.

It featured Restaurant en Coulisse and the Legends of Hollywood gift shop. The World Premiere theming will turn the soundstage into a theater-inspired space where guests are ostensibly attending a movie premiere. Restaurant en Coulisse, which was inspired by the catering of a movie set, will become Hollywood Gardens Restaurant.

Studio 1 building blocked by construction walls with concept art
Source: DLP Report

Beginning on April 25, construction walls blocked Studio 1. The walls feature concept art of Disney Adventure World made of photos of Cast Members and Pass Members.

World Premiere entrance concept art made of photos of people
Source: DLP Report

This concept art shows the future entrance to World Premiere, featuring a light-up Disney Theater marquee.

Frozen ride concept art made of pictures of people
Source: DLP Report

The “Frozen” concept art depicts the final scene of Frozen Ever After. The ride already exists at EPCOT and Hong Kong Disneyland.

DLP Report shared the following video of a construction vehicle moving behind walls on the other end of Studio 1.

Producer Goofy is no longer meeting guests in front of a mural in the Front Lot. He will roam Production Courtyard during construction.

Hollywood Blvd Construction

Shaved-down cardboard cutout of a city building behind construction walls
Source: DLP Report

On Hollywood Blvd, leading away from Studio 1, the cardboard cutouts of city buildings began to be destroyed. At first, crews were shaving off the tops of the fake skyscrapers.

Hollywood Blvd in Walt Disney Studios Park with construction walls at the end
Source: DLP Report

Within a few days, the cutouts were gone entirely. DLP Report shared the above photo of the street with just trees behind construction walls where there used to be façades.

Check out Disney’s latest look at the expansion of Disney Adventure World including World of Frozen and Adventure Bay.

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