Disney's Hollywood Studios. Photo by John Capos

State of the Studios Address Week of August 6, 2018 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Guests utilizing charter bus transportation can now benefit with the opening of the initial phase of this new bus stop area. In addition to handling charter bus traffic, this first phase provides guests with park-to-park Disney transportation. The next phase of this bus stop area is still under construction. Upon completion, this second area will host all of the Park’s bus arrival and departure activity. The entire bus stop area is near the Skyliner Station which is still under construction.  By the way, for guests who like to use the walkway to and from EPCOT, the walking time to Hollywood Studios takes a few minutes longer. Foot traffic is now routed through the new bus stop area. Click the link below for full coverage.

The Park’s arrival and departure station for the future gondola cars has a roofing extension in the process of being added to the perimeter of the entire existing roof. Likewise, the framing for a large open cement slab next to the station is being completed. Viewers will want to remain tuned to this web site for additional weekly photos. Click the link below for full coverage.

Guests planning their home holiday decor early for the upcoming Christmas season should head over to It’s A Wonderful Shop to view new Disney themed decorations. Located in a bending walkway leading to Mama Melrose fine dining, this quaint Christmas shop has new holiday themed arrivals. A classic Cinderella’s Castle tree ornament is on display, along with a delightful Mickey kissing Minnie snow globe ornament ready for purchase. New arrivals also include a Mickey and Minnie Christmas Day count down desk decoration and a Mickey glass tree topper. Guest can also choose from a set of 3 ornaments that include separate Mickey and Minnie ornaments along with both characters embracing together in the third ornament. Holiday accessories include Mickey and Minnie kissing on their own Christmas pillow, in addition to these two characters decorating a holiday throw, guest can come home with a quaint Good tidings holiday cup for warm holiday cheer. Click the link below for full coverage.

New features at Disney’s Hollywood Studios include giant billboards behind the Chinese Theatre announcing the Christopher Robin motion picture with lovable Winnie the Pooh and friends, along with the release of A Wrinkle In Time movie on blu-ray. Children will enjoy the new Iron Fist light up bubble maker now on sale throughout the Park. Adults can select new print pajamas in their choice of either boxer shorts or pants that feature print images of Cinderella’s Castle, Space Mountain, and Thunder Mountain train.

Guests exiting the Rock’n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith attraction will find new Star Wars themed women’s clothing waiting in the Rock Around The Shop. Shoppers can select from a white stocking cap featuring two clashing lightsabers or black caps with a choice of either Darth Vader or Millennium Falcon images. Additional merchandise includes a women’s retro pink and grey tee shirt favoring the Dark Side with a Darth Vader image. Those on the Light Side can select a jet black tee shirt with stunning Star Wars lettering. Tank top fashions include either a white top with two advancing AT-AT vehicles or a yellow tank style featuring the lovable Wicket the Ewok. Click the link below for full coverage.

Accelerated efforts by workers have completed the rock surface on numerous mountains and peaks at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.  Fresh photos reveal that scaffolding has been removed in many locations with the completion of the authentic mountainous terrain surfaces. A stunning temple circular dome has been completed. Likewise, the first ship is now visible behind construction walls which is identical to the craft guests see when visiting Batuu in the Star Tours attractions. Click the link below for full coverage.

The force will be with you always!

John Capos


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

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