State of the Studios Address Week of December 17, 2018 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Construction crews have completed and opened to guests expansive new walk ways to and from the park entrance.  Guests walking from  EPCOT resort areas no longer must detour around the Resort Bus loading areas. The original sidewalk that parallels the water way has been reopened as pictured below. Bus passengers also have a new expansive walking area direct to the park entrance. New restrooms and a vending area are now available.  All guest foot traffic converges in a massive landscaped walkway area highlighted with new pole lighting and bench seating  directly next to the new Skyliner station. Click the link below for full coverage.

Crews have been busy planting trees surrounding the Park’s gondola arrival and departure station.  Finishing work on the concrete walls  as well as guest walkways is also pictured below. Click the link below for full coverage.

Guests can now enjoy  the services  of  a complimentary personal shopper to assist them with merchandise selection at Mickey’s of Hollywood. Guests complete their shopping list for a cast member to fill while they enjoy the park. Selected Merchandise is then ready for guest pick up upon their departure from the Park.

Guests can now enjoy the services of a complimentary personal shopper to assist them with merchandise selection at Mickey’s of Hollywood. Guests complete their shopping list for a cast member to fill while they enjoy the park. Selected Merchandise is then ready for guest pick up upon their departure from the Park. Disney's Hollywood Studios. Photo by John Capos New Free Guest Shopper Service Begins at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Photo by John Capos

Beautifully detailed  mugs await shoppers this holiday season. Guests can select from Rock’ N Roller Coaster, princess, or Little Mermaid themed mugs at Celebrity 5 & 10. 

Green construction barriers have been erected as this new stand alone building takes shape outside of Tatooine Traders. Crews were visible inside continuing electrical work.

A variety of holiday tree ornaments are the first merchandise that  welcomes in the new year 2019. Selections that will enhance any holiday tree  are on display at It’s A Wonderful Shop located next to Mama Melrose. Click the link below for full coverage.

Workers have completed an additional domed pillar  as Planet Batuu construction continues. A new radar dish has been added this week as pictured below. 

The force will be with you always!

John Capos

Click “here” for full coverage of Skyliner construction.

Click “here” for full coverage of 2019 ornaments.

Click “here” for full coverage of new guest walkways.

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