State of the Studios Address Week of August 27, 2018 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Guests arriving to vehicle parking will find a brand new tram loading and walkway configuration. Due to construction in the former resort bus and handicap parking areas, arriving guests will now utilize a single tram loading location solely at the edge of the television parking section. Tram drop off has also been relocated to the edge of the film parking section.  From this drop off point, the remaining guest foot traffic route to arrive at the Park main entrance follows a new walk way directly through the former resort bus and handicap parking area. Construction walls featuring images of the future Star Wars: Galaxies Edge land images border this new walk way on both sides for guest safety. Meanwhile, the three Guest Relations walk up service windows and the restrooms near the former tram loading zone are still open and accessible near the main entrance ticket area. Click the link below for full coverage.

Crews continue steady progress on the Park’s gondola arrival and departure station. A new overhead roof extension with columns that faces the Park entrance is among the photos below. Click the link below for full coverage.

An array of Disney Halloween themed apparel and other merchandise have bewitched shelves in both Mickey’s of Hollywood and Celebrity Five and Dime locations. Shoppers can select from a variety of colorful clothing for any Halloween season activity. Child age trick or treaters have numerous choices for their Disney Halloween style apparel as pictured below. Shoppers can add light up themed accessories for style and night safety that include a Goofy mummy necklace, a Mickey candy pumpkin basket, or even Mickey pumpkin ears. There is also a popular pumpkin light string necklace sure to delight any age. Selections include a Minnie “Witch Way” door mat for the home as well as an attractive Mickey and Minnie Halloween night count down center piece. A Disney pumpkin themed tee shirt awaits adults while women can get in the Halloween spirit with their very own glow in the dark purple tank top. All ages can purchase Mickey or pumpkin design socks to complete that spooky look. Merchandise includes a ghost coffee mug, a character themed candy bowel, as well as Disney character plush decked out in their Halloween costumes. Click the link below for full coverage.

The Muppet Vision 3-D exterior building structure near and directly above the theatre’s guest exit has received a new exterior paint color. These exterior walls face the future Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land and also now have steel anchors protruding from the vertical wall surface as captured in the photos below.

Disney dining locations throughout Hollywood Studios are discontinuing availability of plastic straws and cup lids for guest beverage purchases. While straws are temporarily available at this time, very soon they will only be available upon request at sit down dining locations. The elimination of these products is intended to help reduce the detrimental impact of plastic materials upon sea life.

This week’s update of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge includes the installation of gypsum board to various structures. This installation of fire resistant drywall covering includes a large temple that is visible in the photos below.  Click the link below for full coverage.

The force will be with you always!

John Capos

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