State of the Studios Address Week of July 9, 2018 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Construction crews have made good progress in completing the Park station’s roof. Both ends of the gondola arrival and departure structure are now enclosed. A new section of the skyliner’s cabling structure has been positioned adjacent to the station entrance along with other adjacent column framing. This continued progress advances this innovative guest aerial transportation system forward toward future final completion. Click on the link below for full coverage

After a lengthy bridge and dock refurbishment at Disney’s Swan and Dolphin Resort, the sleek FriendShip Boats set sail again to transport guests to and from Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Since the May 7 shutdown of boat transportation, guests have used the scenic walkway or scheduled bus transportation. Now resort guests can sail in nautical comfort from the EPCOT resort locations directly to the Park’s main entrance. Bon voyage!

The main display windows have forgone the Solo: A Star Wars Story theme to instead display colorful Toy Story Land goods. Clothing and action figures are featured.. Stay tuned here at Hollywood Studios HQ for the most in-depth coverage of the newly opened Toy Story Land!

While the new Toy Story Land hosts two themed merchandise stands, these products actually are available to shoppers at multiple locations throughout the Park. The two main locations for shoppers are the In Character store located in Animation Courtyard and the brand new Beverly Sunset Boutique on Sunset Blvd. Exciting themed items include the popular Slinky Dog head band as well as an illuminated Slinky Dog toy with colorful middle section lighting. Guests can also select a Launching Slinky Dog Dash Attraction Vehicle play set with spinning flames. Toy Story Land fan merchandise include an illustrated  themed drinking glass, book bag, autograph book, assorted trading pins,  as well as a colorful commemorative coffee mug for home or office featuring the Land’s opening date. Special offers on the store shelves reserved for Disney Passholders  include an exclusive Toy Story Land string shoulder bag and a must have collectible pin. Apparel shopper offerings include a Toy Story Land red tee shirt complete with the Park opening announcement as well as a blue attraction logo cap. Young guests will delight at their own Alien Claw tee shirt and even infant wear is available featuring Jesse and friends. An attractive women’s blue themed tank top is ready for summer time comfort. Don’t forget to pick up the novel illuminated Alien head band or the Alien lighted tall glass to enjoy during evening Park activity. Toy Story Land merchandise would not be complete without a unique helium balloon featuring Buzz Lightyear, Woody, Jesse, and Bullseye. Click the link below for full coverage

New pink women’s accessories are available inside Carthay Circle on Sunset Blvd. Ladies can upgrade their current Mickey Mouse ears with a choice from new two stylish pink sequin designs. Also, a coordinating pink glittering beverage mug with the slogan “If You Need Me, I’ll Be in My Castle” is available on shelves.

A new partial scale model of the future Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was unveiled this week inside Walt Disney Presents. Replacing the former Toy Story Land model display, this large scale outlay under a clear dome details some of the outposts as well as a replica of the famous Millennium Falcon and a Resistance Intersystem Transport.  Fans are also able to view a nearby large color TV screen that alternates views of the full scale Planet of Batuu, complete with a First Order AT-AT Walker. Click on the link below for full coverage.

Brand new construction photos below reveal various views of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. A mountain range and other rock formations are visible, along with various metal structures and framing. A distinct large circular roof structure and planet terrain peaks projecting skyward can be seen. Click the link below for full coverage.

The force will be with you always!

John Capos

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

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

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

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

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.