State of the Studios Address Week of March 11, 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Guests will be able to set foot on the Planet Batuu beginning August 29, 2019, as announced by Disney today. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will open in two phases. The first phase will include  Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run , along with dining and merchandising. The second phase will include the opening of  the Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance attraction. The second phase opening date is yet to be announced. Today’s announcement stated that the opening of the land in phases is designed to allow guests to enjoy the unique Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge experiences earlier.  In addition, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will be open during Extra Magic Hours. Guests accessing their My Disney Experience app inside the Park will now notice the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge logo has been added to the map. This addition indicates the Land’s new location in the Park.

Guests accessing their My Disney Experience app inside the Park will now notice the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge logo has been added to the map. This addition indicates the Land’s new location in the Park. Stay tuned to Hollywood Studios HQ for all Star Wars: Galaxy’s news. Disney's Hollywood Studios. Photo by John Capos Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Logo Comes to My Disney Experience App. Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Photo by John Capos

Crews continue to test  a large number of gondola vehicles in motion to and from the Park’s guest loading and unloading station. Over head surveillance camera installation and exterior painting work continue. Workers were observed aboard testing in motion a new Skyliner gondola. The unveiled guest transportation vehicle revealed a front and back louvered  windshield design for cabin ventilation. Click the link below for full coverage.

Construction crews continue their efforts this week. Additional trees and foliage are being added to the Disney bus terminal landscape while overhead  gate number signage is installed for the 40 total gates that will be in service . Safety railings are being placed in the guest boarding areas as well a new wheel chair return location  in the handicap parking lot. Metal structure fabrication and concrete walkway work is visible  near the former guest tram loading areas. Click the link below for full coverage.

The outdoor mural of Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog has been removed. Crews have quickly applied new paint over the entire iconic mural formerly located on the exterior side wall of the Muppet Vision 3 D attraction. Click the link below for full coverage.

The popular Keystone Clothiers on Hollywood Blvd. has darkened windows to begin a refurbishment. The interior photo below reveals the sales floor has been emptied of all merchandise and fixtures.

Just in time for the opening of the Captain Marvel motion picture in theaters on March 8, 2019,  themed merchandise  is awaiting guests at Mickey’s of Hollywood on Hollywood Blvd. Captain Marvel beverage cups, Photon Power FX Gloves, and action figures are for sale.

Stage 1 Company Store features a new themed tee shirt for the BaseLine Tap House located on Grand Avenue.

Stage 1 Company Store features a new themed tee shirt for the BaseLine Tap House located on Grand Avenue. Disney's Hollywood Studios. Photo by John Capos Stage 1 Company Store features a new themed tee shirt for the BaseLine Tap House located on Grand Avenue. Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Photo by John Capos

The rear wall of the Chinese Theatre features giant billboards promoting two new Disney motion pictures. Disney Dumbo opens March 29, while Disney nature Penguans opens April 17 in theaters.

The force will be with you always!

John Capos

 

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