State of the Studios for April 9th 2018 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Welcome back to the weekly address of the Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This week finds the Park still in middle of the spring break crowds. Enjoy the updates with links will be at the bottom of the article

Yet another haul cable support tower for the forthcoming Disney gondola guest transportation system is standing tall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! The latest metal structure located in the Film parking area is number three for the Studios area so far. Two additional metal columns in place in the Stage parking section to support the future Skyliner system. General parking lot surface work continues also with dirt moving machinery. Once completed, Skyliner riders will experience a new aerial view of the Studio’s iconic attractions like The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. In addition, construction activity continues day and night on the Skyliner construction at the end of the parking lot where this travel network will transport guests to connect to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.  Meanwhile, at the Park main entrance, photos below reveal more wood framing and structure in place for the Studio’s gondola arrival and departure station. Click the link below for full coverage.

Guests can chose from a colorful selection of red, white, and blue glass ware now at Celebrity 5 & 10 located on Hollywood Boulevard. Select from an array of Mickey Mouse inspired and patriotic themed drinking glasses and coffee mugs. Need coordinated table plates or photo frames? Look no more. The merchandise at 5 and 10 can meet all guest design preferences. Click the link below for full coverage.

Guests heading to enjoy the virtual gallery of carnival games on the popular Toy Story Mania attraction today will find the FastPass queue closed. With the renovation of some of the attraction’s tracks, only the standby line will be available for riders. All this activity is in preparation for the new permanent attraction entrance at the rear of the current building, effective June 30, 2018, when the new Toy Story Land debuts. Speaking of Toy Story Land, we can see more metal structures being put into place close to the entrance, not sure what this will be as of yet.

Good news the fountain in echo lake is working again which gives that area that vintage Disney’s Hollywood Studios feel to it. Gertie’s ice cream has been open this week due to those spring break crowds.

We continue the good news as the second sign that has been missing from the exit of Muppet Vision 3D with Bunsen and Beaker has returned urging guests not to enter the exit area and at the same time to drop off their 3D glasses.

We continue the good news as the second sign that has been missing from the exit of Muppet Vision 3D with Bunsen and Beaker has returned urging guests not to enter the exit area and at the same time to drop off their 3D glasses. Disney's Hollywood Studios. Photo by John Capos
Muppet Vision 3D Exit Signs at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Photo by John Capos

Over at Reel Vogue they have four new Monsters University t-shirts for purchase. One advertises Mike being the overachiever of the bunch and Sully being the natural.

The trees to the right of the Chinese Theatre has started to bloom leaves.

Ticket holders for the May 27, 2018  Star Wars: Galactic Nights special event at Disney Hollywood Studios will be excited to learn that “Chewbacca” actor Joonas  Suotamo from the motion picture  Solo: A Star Wars Story , will make a special guest appearance at the event. Likewise, fans can anticipate the debut of new video moments from the film in the event’s Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away presentation. This will be in addition to a brand new action sequence from this motion picture incorporate into the Park’s dynamic nighttime projection show.

Ticket holders for the May 27, 2018 Star Wars: Galactic Nights special event at Disney Hollywood Studios will be excited to learn that “Chewbacca” actor Joonas Suotamo from the motion picture Solo: A Star Wars Story , will make a special guest appearance at the event. Likewise, fans can anticipate the debut of new video moments from the film in the event’s Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away presentation. This will be in addition to a brand new action sequence from this motion picture incorporate into the Park’s dynamic nighttime projection show Disney's Hollywood Studios. Photo by John Capos
Star Wars Galactic Nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Photo by John Capos

While guests may not notice immediately, Hollywood Studios HQ spotted new trees having been placed around the Park this week. Two new trees are now present at the exit of the Muppet Vision 3D attraction, with the largest planted overnight between the entrance of Muppet Vision 3D and Grand Avenue. Likewise, tree enthusiasts will be pleased that another new tree compliments the Grand Avenue’s corner oasis Baseline Tap House landscape. Last but not least, ABC Commissary diners will notice an indoor palm tree makeover. Click the link below for full coverage.

In addition to the new Buzz Lightyear bubble blower highlighted in the last posting, guests can now delight their family members with floating bubbles from the new experiment 626 Stitch bubble machine, complete with glowing hands. Where to locate this fantastic toy? Try the outdoor merchandise cart awaiting shoppers to the right of the Chinese Theater and Mickey’s of Hollywood. Click the link below for full coverage.

Head over to quick service restaurant The Backlot Express to savor two new cupcake delights. First, a delicious rich and creamy chocolate Kylo Ren cupcake, complete with tasty peanut butter frosting, is now being served. This replaced the favorite chocolate Darth Vader dessert as reported here a few weeks ago. Next, for vanilla fans, the BB-8 cupcake has been overcome by its evil twin vanilla cake BB-9E, complete with a buttered cheesecake cream icing. Both are priced at $5.99. Needless to say the dark side taste rules the cupcake galaxy.

Construction scaffolding was spotted on the back side of the Chinese Theatre which is now closed for renovation to create the new Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railroad attraction. Click the link below for full coverage

As for our weekly look at Batuu, construction crews are busy on the main show building as well as near the exit of Muppet Vision 3D attraction. Guests on Grand Avenue have a better view this week of rising structures in the center of the land. Check out the photos below for details of building structures now covered with tarps – likely preparations to continue work in spite of Florida rain. Remember to visit Hollywood Studios HQ for the most current source of all Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge construction. Click the link below for full coverage

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