Breaking! Even More Closures Announced for Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Wow, what a day for Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Already announced closing on April 2nd is Lights, Motors, Action and now we have even more closing as announced, which is definitely helping shape up where Toy Story Land is going!

Closing along with LMA is the “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” Movie Set Adventure, the Monsters Inc. meet and greet, Studio Catering Co., Streets of America and its merchandise shop Youze Guys Moychondise, the Prop Shop, and Watto’s Grotto (formerly AFI Showcase and exit to the Backlot Tour).


The most surprising news (for me anyway) is Disney will be removing the Earful Tower backstage. The tower was once the official icon of the park, before the Sorcerer Mickey hat was installed in 2001. The removal of the tower gives us a pretty good idea of where exactly Toy Story Land is going and how far it’ll reach. Disney has stated the entire expansion of the park, which will be its largest ever, including both the Star Wars-themed land and Toy Story Land and will encompass 25 acres total.


In order to make room for the new addition, it is now official that everything between the Great Movie Ride & Muppetvision 3-D (which Disney has now confirmed to be safe, phew!) and Toy Story Midway Mania will be removed. No word yet of when the Earful will be removed and if it’ll be merely relocated or gone completely. My guess is the latter.


About Chris DiPaula

Creator of DiPaula on Disney: entertainment website dedicated to Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando, other Florida parks and activities, and other adventures. Co-creator and producer of Parks, Brews, and Geek News: an entertainment website dedicated to the Florida theme parks including Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando, movie & geek news, and food and brews. Chris DiPaula has been an avid theme park and amusement park goer since childhood and a die hard Disney fan for as long as he can remember. He is currently an active concierge Cast Member at Walt Disney World Resort and has worked for The Walt Disney Company since 2011. Previously, he worked for Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando in the entertainment technician field as well.

Posted on January 15, 2016, in Park News, Walt Disney World and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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