Echo Lake at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Photo by John Capos

State of the Studios Address Week of June 25th 2018 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Crews have been busy in completing the green metal roof covering of the Park’s Skyliner station. In addition, construction activity continues around the main platform as pictured below. Click the link below for full coverage.

New pedestrian sidewalk improvement work from Echo Lake to the Star Tours attraction has been completed and this main walkway has reopened. There remains minor cement replacement work still in progress near the Echo Lake across from The Oasis refreshment stand. No effect on guest travel and only a minor relocation of the Disney Vacation Club information center. While the new completed sidewalk has restored normal guest movement, the mobile staging that hosts the daily Star Wars: A Galaxy Far Far Away is removed at the end of the day by traveling down Hollywood Blvd to overnight storage until the new sidewalk is cleared for the weight load. Click the link below for full coverage.

Crews have recently erected a new metal structure in a wooded area across from the rear of the existing guest parking lot. This may eventually be serving as vehicle entrance ticket booths along the new entrance roadway. This structure’s visible metal roofing has a design similar to the roof projections of the Park’s existing guest main entrance. Meanwhile construction workers continue making headway on the vehicle overpass supports at the Osceola Parkway and Victory Lane intersection. Click the link below for full coverage.

Guests entering the new Toy Story Land on June 30 will be initially greeted by a Disney Vacation Club information center. Photos below confirm that DVC will be housed in the first structure at the new attraction’s main entrance. Meanwhile, fans are delighted that all three tracks of the Toy Story Mania attraction have reopened. Guests entering the cue will notice brand new enhanced lightning in addition to giant stacks of Andy’s checker game pieces. Decor and props throughout the cue have been cleaned and refreshed. Click the link below for full coverage.

The new Incredibles 2 motion picture now is the featured film promoted on the rear of the Chinese Theater. This giant billboard had formally advertised The Last Jedi.

Fans are flocking to The Dark Room on Hollywood Blvd to purchase one of the 4,000 limited edition Incredibles 2 themed Magic Bands. These limited edition Magic Bands feature the entire motion picture Incredibles 2 family featured in black shadow designs. Baby Jack Jack has his own bright color image centered on the Magic Band. Guests should act soon to purchase due to the limited supply. Click the link below for full coverage.

The popular Hollywood & Dine character dining experience now features lovable characters in full summer mode. Donald Duck is life guard ready complete with whistle as he welcomes arriving diners.  Guests will admire Daisy Duck’s colorful summer hat as she greets seated diners. Mickey Mouse joins in the dining fun with his beach ready swimming shorts and tee shirt. For reservations, call 407-WDW-DINE. Click the link below for full coverage.

Dessert Party participants now have an assigned table with seating to further enjoy their food and beverage. Each guest table of four receives an invitation with a specific time that the Commander on the Bridge Kylo Ren requests their presence at his Meet & Greet. For reservations, call 407-WDW-DINE.

New shop signage and giant tinker toy themed merchandise shelving awaits shoppers at the In Character store. The newly painted ceiling includes shades of the Pixar blue. The shop continues to offer an assortment of Disney Princess themed merchandise and some child apparel. Click the link below for full coverage.

As large cranes deliver materials aloft, construction activity focuses on continued mountain range work. Scaffolding wraps peaks of multiple heights to facilitate the ongoing work on the planet Batuu. Early construction phases of the future Star Wars resort adjacent to the Galaxy’s Edge immersive land are captured in exclusive photos below. Click the link below for full coverage.

The force will be with you always!

John Capos

Click “here” for full coverage of Toy Story Land update.

Click “here” for full coverage of Disney’s Skyliner construction.

Click “here” for full coverage of main walkway construction.

Click “here” for full coverage of Incredibles 2 MagicBand.

Click “here” for full coverage  of main entrance construction.

Click “here” for full coverage of Minnie’s Summertime Dine.

Click “here” for full coverage of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Click “here” for full coverage of In Character store.

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