Disney's Hollywood Studios. Photo by John Capos

State of the Studios Address Week of July 16 2018 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Construction crews continue progress on the new roadway that will serve as the future primary vehicle entrance to the Park. Fabricating of material on a roadway bridge near the existing parking can be seen in the photos below. Work on the new ticket booth structure previous reported continues.  Work continues on the over pass bridge structure near the intersection of Victory Lane and Osceola Parkway. This roadway will guide vehicles to the future main entrance. Click the link below for full coverage.

With the opening of Toy Story Land opening on June 30, 2018, Pixar Place remained opened for a week for merchandise and character meet and greet. With opening week crowds subsided, a construction wall has been positioned to finally close the former Pixar Place.  Character Meet and Greets are relocated to the Toy Story Land, while merchandise has been relocated throughout the Park for guest shopping.

Quick merchandise updates for Disney Hollywood Studios guests to note. A new themed Monsters Inc. with Mike and Sully mug is on shelves in both Reel Vogue and Five & Dime shopping locations. Glow in the dark adult tee shirt apparel is lurking for shoppers in the Tower of Terror gift shop. Toy Story balloons for the young and old at heart can be purchased from cast members up and down both Sunset and Hollywood Blvds.

Guests can enjoy a tempting red velvet cupcake complete with delicious cream cheese butter cream icing at two Sunset Ranch market quick service locations. Both Rosie’s All-American Cafe and Catalina Eddie’s have added this dessert to their menu. The yellow and red Incredibles 2 theme colors adorn this treat which is complete with a chocolate logo. Click the link below for full coverage.

Guests visiting this attraction will enjoy three enhanced digital screens in the pre-show entertainment segment of Muppet Vision 3D for an improved quality viewing. This may be the beginning of a needed renovation of the pre-show screens. In addition, the giant main presentation screen inside the theatre has been upgraded to bring an even clearer 3D entertainment experience. Click the link below for full coverage.

The refurbishment work on the tall structure above the bustling Sunset Ranch Market dining area is completed. The white construction barrier wrap has been removed to reveal a fresh white finish on this landmark tower. The Market signage attached to this structure that looms above the outdoor guest wooden table seating area remains unchanged.

Beginning July 16, guests will notice Reel Vogue doors closed for a brief refurbishment. The planned reopening to shoppers is July 21. During this short closing, guests can visit the adjacent Beverly Sunset Boutique for all their Pixar merchandise shopping needs.

Construction efforts carry on with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge as workers continue to wield fabrication on peaks in progress under the hot Florida sun. The delivery of an apparent very large shipping crate being guided by crane into one of the main buildings was captured on film this week. Overall work on various mountain ranges, including a unique three peak formation continues. Click the link below for full coverage.

The force will be with you always!

John Capos

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