State of the Studios Address Week of April 2nd 2018 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Welcome to the first Address of April with spring break crowds flourishing throughout the Park. Guests will find every attraction utilizing their extended line cues this week   including The Muppet Vision 3D hosted by  Kermit The Frog.

Now approaching the fifth week in a row, arriving guests are still finding half of the” Stage” parking lot remaining under construction. A second metal lift tower post to support the future gondola system haul cable has been installed in the middle of the “Music” guest parking area at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  The future Hollywood Studios Skyliner station with the anticipated Golden Era décor now has pieces of wood in place where the transport cars will lower down into the station. Likewise, construction crews are working hard paving new concrete behind the construction wall across the street from the cast member parking lot.  In addition, there is a brand new billboard in the tram travel lanes encouraging guests to follow Minnie Mouse on Instagram. Click on the link below for full coverage.

The legendary Club 33 logo has arrived at the Studios. The anticipated lounge opening is located in the old upstairs Catwalk Bar located behind the Hollywood Brown Derby. Appears that the FRID reader below the famous door bell is being readied for MagicBands with the Club 33 logo. Click on the link below for full coverage.

The Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge merchandise sold in the outdoor merchandise store on Grand Avenue has been “edged out”! This retail spot is now dedicated to none other than the Fab Five. Guests can select from fluffy and friendly Disney Tsums Tsums, character hats, collector pins and more that feature each of the Fab Five characters. Shop today. Click on the link below for full coverage

Whether ordering a burger or Mediterranean salad for lunch, or selecting between Chimichurri steak or lemon pepper salmon for dinner, menu choice at the ABC commissary just went high tech for diners. The digital menu sign undergoing installation reported here two weeks ago to readers is now glittering above the order counter with all the available selections. Click on the link below for full coverage

Attention ice cream lovers: Gertie the Dinosaur of Extinction ice cream location has a slight menu display change that not everyone may notice. While the menu including waffle cones, premium bars, beverages, etc.  is the same, there are  two new small photos  showcasing the great Mickey  ice cream bar as well as the tasty   Mickey ice cream sandwich. Hard to choose which is better? By the way…did you know that Gertie was serving guests soft serve on the Park’s original opening day in 1989. Click the link below for full coverage

Attention ice cream lovers: Gertie the Dinosaur of Extinction ice cream location has a slight menu display change that not everyone may notice. While the menu including waffle cones, premium bars, beverages, etc. is the same, there are two new small photos showcasing the great Mickey ice cream bar as well as the tasty Mickey ice cream sandwich. Hard to choose which is better? By the way…did you know that Gertie was serving guests soft serve on the Park’s original opening day in 1989 at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Photo by John Capos
Menu display change at Gertie’s Ice Cream at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Photo by John Capos

 

PizzeRizzo the week of Easter enjoyed dining hours later than normal as the restaurant was open until 7:30pm. Hopefully this is a trend that stays. The Stage One store right across the sidewalk has platform signs on the outside window display which go from platform 1 to 3. There is a new fun prop hanging inside the store as well. Likewise guests may not notice at  the exit of Muppets 3D exit one of the two  Dr. Bunsen and Beaker reminder signs reminding guest to either do not enter or to drop 3D glasses off in the bin , are gone this week. They kept the finger pointing to the purple bins for the 3D glasses.

Toy Story  Land construction area has  makeshift lights behind the construction walls and also some new metal structures since  pictured below.

Star Wars Launch Bay welcomes  a new storm trooper theme art piece, along with  the Millennium Falcon capturing the center display in the museum area. Two Star Wars design backpacks are available for shoppers.   Decide to join either the First Order or The Resistance for your backpack theme.  Likewise, the Blu-ray version of The Last Jedi is waiting on the shelf.

After guests endure the Rock’n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith, they can visit the Disney Boutique located within the adjoining gift shop. Prepare to select from a collection of Disney classics merchandise, including Chip and Dale, Rescue Rangers, Dark Wing Duck, and Tailspin. Niffy shirts as well as ladies hand bags await shoppers. Click on the link below for full coverage.

 

In advance of this summer’s opening of the Toy Story Land attraction, young and old can now enjoy a Buzz Lightyear bubble blower toy complete with LED light up effects. Guests are surrounded in the park by this new toy now available at all outside merchandise carts including the front gate Movieland Memorabilia merchandise location. Get bubbling immediately as the solution and AAA batteries are included. Click on the link below for full coverage.

A weekly look at Batuu  shows new photos below that  reveal continued work activity on the back side of the new planet. Meanwhile, not much recent progress visible from the Grand Avenue viewpoint at the moment. Click on the link below for full coverage

 

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

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