Disney's Hollywood Studios. Photo by John Capos

State of the Studios Address week of August 13, 2018 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Construction progress is visible from the Goofy/Film parking lot of connector bridges and ticket booths that will serve future arriving and departing guests. In addition, the Stage parking area near the newly opened bus terminal has expanded to provide guest handicap vehicle parking. Guests may notice fresh paving of future Park entrance ramps adjacent to the ESPN Wide World of Sports entrance. Click the link below for full coverage.

Construction workers continue to work on the future guest boarding cue adjacent to the main Skyliner station. Likewise, photos below reveal new framing for a roof extension. Stay connected to Hollywood Studios HQ for weekly progress reports right up to the inaugural Skyliner opening with the first passenger gondola loading.

Shoppers can select a new 3-D effect cover for their I-Phones at The Dark Room. Choices include three different Star Wars designs, as well as the memorable Magic Kingdom E Ticket with Walt Disney’s image. Meanwhile, Reel Vogue offers an array of Pixar jewelry including necklaces with either Wall-E, or a grape bottle cap from the film UP. Finding Nemo themed earrings and bracelets are also available for purchases that feature the characters Nemo and Dory. For adult tee shirt selections, guests can visit Keystone Clothiers for some unique designs. On a blue background tee, Pinocchio with his extended nose announces “I’m Not Here For Churros”. For fans who remember the classic Disneyland people mover, they can select a brown tee shirt with the vehicle images. A blue Disneyland Autopia tee with “Going No Where Fast” is also ready for purchase.

A spring edition of Hollywood Studios HQ originally informed readers of this location going exclusively to Toy Story merchandise in anticipation of the Toy Story Land opening. As of today, this store at the Park main entrance has returned to general merchandise and treats. A brand new offering includes Duck Tales plush straight from the renewed Duck Tales TV series. Click the link below for full coverage.

Guests can now enjoy their favorite alcoholic beverages at a new portable bar located near Gonzo’s Royal Flush. This service is offered daily during late morning through midafternoon. A few stand up bar tables are available.

Crews are working to complete the new temple roof as pictured below. Construction activity also continues to finish the surface   on a large landscape formation at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Hollywood Studios HQ continues to provide weekly updates with close up photos of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Click the link below for full coverage.

The force will be with you always!

John Capos


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

Click “here” for full coverage of Movieland Memorabilia merchandise.

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

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


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