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Muppets Courtyard Being Renamed to Fit with Grand Avenue Theme

If you haven’t already heard, Disney has kept a portion of Streets of America and is renaming it Grand Avenue.  The sole purpose of the street is to be a built-in queue line for the new land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.  However, that’s not all that will be there.

Themed to the current vibrant culture life of downtown Los Angeles, Grand Avenue will display vintage office buildings and warehouse which are being converted for exciting Read the rest of this entry

Star Wars: Galactic Nights Special Event Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios April 14

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Are you a big Star Wars fan who misses Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?  Well after three years, they’re finally returning… sort of.  Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios for one night only on April 14th, Star Wars: Galactic Nights will be a special event offering for Guests.   Not to be confused with the Star Wars Celebration being held down the street at the Orange County Convention Center from April 13-16, this event will be an after-hours hard ticket event held at Disney’s Hollywood Studios from 7pm-12am.

Guests are invited to celebrate 40 years of Star Wars dressed in their favorite Star Wars costume while taking part in special offerings during this one night event.  Check out the listing of offerings below. Read the rest of this entry

Photo Report: Toy Story Mania’s Third Track

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A couple months ago, Disney’s Hollywood Studios debuted its third track for Toy Story Midway Mania!  Located right next door inside the usually empty Sound Stage 1, which was used to years ago for the Frozen Summer Fun ice rink and activities, the third track has increased the rides capacity by 50%.  The wait times have largely dipped in numbers and FastPasses are now much easier to reserve right before you visit!  I finally had the chance to see the second loading station and take some photos.  The details are fabulous and honestly, knock the original station out of the park.  As for the ride itself, it is exactly the same and surprising Disney was able to fit all of this inside the single building.  Check out the photos below. Read the rest of this entry

CONFIRMED: PizzeRizzo Opening This Fall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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The Disney Parks Blog has officially confirmed the old Pizza Planet quick-service restauarnt in Muppets Courtyard will be re-opening as PizzeRizzo!  The new location will be themed to Rizzo the Rat from the Muppets who owns and operates the pizzeria with his family! We wrote about this happening in our My Two Cents column way back in November and it’s great to finally see it announced!  Check out the official statement below for more info. Read the rest of this entry

Everything that’s Debuting at Walt Disney World Over the Next Month!

Disney-Animal-Kingdom_Tree-of-LifeFriday was a busy day for Walt Disney World as they announced opening and premiere dates for all new attractions at all four parks. Here’s the run down in date order!

First up is Disney’s Animal Kingdom! Beginning Friday, May 27th, Summer Awakens at the park as it begins its first ever nighttime offerings for Guests! Premiering on this day is the Kilimanjaro Safaris Nighttime Safaris, Tree of Life Awakenings, as well as the “Wildlife Parti,” a lively party with singers, dancers, and musicians in the Harambe Marketplace, and the Discovery Island Carnivale, where the spirited community of the Island comes together to celebrate their love of the natural world. Read the rest of this entry

Throwback Thursday: Streets of America and More

DSCN8987Disney has officially broken ground on Star Wars Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and hopefully Toy Story Land as well soon.  In order for these lands to come to fruition, Disney had to close a lot of land at the Studios park to pave way.  This included Streets of America, Lights, Motors, Action car stunt show, Studio Catering Co and its neighboring merchandise shop, plus Star Wars store Watto’s Grotto, which was set up temporarily inside the exit of the shuttered Studio Backlot Tour, the Monsters Inc. meet & greet, and even Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie-Set Adventure play ground.  For many, parts of these areas were classics Read the rest of this entry

BREAKING: Writer’s Stop to Become Sci-Fi Dine-In Lounge!

DSCN9100April 2nd, 2016 will forever live in infamy at Walt Disney World as D-Day when a large portion of Disney’s Hollywood Studios and its attractions will close to make way for construction to begin on Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land.  Among the list of attractions closing was Writer’s Stop, a small merchandise/coffee shop located right next to the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater restaurant.  Yesterday, Disney broke news that not only would it be closing, but it would be reopening on April 3rd at a Sci-Fi Dine-In Lounge for the popular restaurant right next door! According to WDWNT, for a limited time, Guests will be able to stop in while waiting for their table at Sci-Fi Dine-In and enjoy some pre-dinner drinks and appetizers. Read the rest of this entry

REVIEW: Minnie’s Silver Screen Dine Brings Glamour and Glitz to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

DSCN8600It’s award season and I don’t know about you, but I look forward to the Oscars every year.  It’s my Superbowl, if you will.  So what does Walt Disney World do for this special season?  Well, they have Minnie and Mickey throw a special dinner at Hollywood & Vine located inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios!  Properly named, Minnie’s Silver Screen Dine, Guests get the chance to dine with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy with all of them dressed in their finest outfits! Read the rest of this entry

Throwback Thursday: The Osborne Family’s Spectacle of Dancing Lights

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It’s been just over two weeks since The Osborne Family’s Spectacle of Dancing Lights went dark forever at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  In case you haven’t heard, the Dancing Lights will not be returning next year due to the major construction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for the future lands of Star Wars and Toy Story.  With that, Lights, Motors, Actions, Studio Catering Co. and it’s next door merchandise shop, the premiere theater, and all of Read the rest of this entry

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

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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 Read the rest of this entry