State of the Studios Address Week of October 22, 2018 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The new resort and charter bus arrival and departure area for park guests has a flurry of activity this week. While surrounding site work continues in preparation for paving, landscapers have begun to plant trees throughout this transportation site. Workers are visible installing steel structure including ceiling work. Click the link below for full coverage.

Guests are having to forego the popular Star Wars: A Galaxy Far Far Away stage show while crews work to complete concrete renovation at the Center Stage area. Photos below reveal the placement of rebar material that will reinforce the new concrete. Hollywood Studios HQ will track this project for viewers right up to final completion.

Diners can now select from either a delicious Peanut Butter and Chocolate Coffin Cake or a unique pumpkin decorated Chocolate and Orange Cream Parfait. Both of these tempting delights are awaiting guests at ABC Commissary and at Sunset Ranch Market. Celebrate Halloween with a tasty dessert for $4.99 each.

Guests will now have reduced time to enjoy both Muppet Vision 3-D and Walt Disney Presents attractions. New seasonal hours are 10am to 6 pm daily  for both locations. Meanwhile, the Path of The Jedi at the former Sounds Dangerous Theatre has suspended all operating hours at this time. 

Holiday festivities begin at Toy Story Land with a Flurry Of Fun on November 8, 2018. Later on December 22, 2018, guests will enjoy the debut of the new Disney Junior Dance Party located in the Animation Courtyard.

Shoppers can once again choose from a great selection of Disney Princess themed merchandise at In Character. Located on the Animation Courtyard, this open air shop offers an array of Princess themed children’s apparel and figurines certain to delight the young ones. In addition, a variety of Minnie ears designs also await shoppers. Click the link below for full coverage.

Guests may already notice the gradual  installation of features of the Sunset Seasons Greetings show in preparation for the upcoming holiday. The incredible dancing light stars are attached to Sunset Blvd. lamp posts already, while a new jumbo electronic projection screen has appeared on the edge of the Sunset Ranch Market. Continue to view Hollywood Studios HQ as new holiday decorations are installed throughout the park.

Workers have erected canvas construction barriers and have removed all former landscaping from an area adjacent to Tatooine Traders. This location has been cleared out to begin work as visible in the photos below. Hollywood Studios HQ will bring viewers more details regarding this renovation as they become available.

Crews were observed this week working at a variety of construction tasks at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Workers continued metal fabrication work on the Planet Batuu’s surface. A new smaller dome structure has appeared along with coloring on some the exterior surfaces. Click the link below for full coverage.

The force will be with you always!

John Capos


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