Walt Disney World Update: Comings and Goings at Hollywood Studios
A reader emailed several updates from the Walt Disney World Resort:
First, the hat is almost gone at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Cinderella's coach from the upcoming live-action movie (March 15 release) is on display on Streets of America.
Starbucks' Trolley Car Cafe has opened on corner of Hollywood and Sunset in the old Adrian and Edith's Head to Toe location.
Speaking of in-park Starbucks locations, the final one, in Animal Kingdom, will take over the old Creature Comforts location and open this summer.
Finally, over in the Downtown Disney/Disney Springs, the new causeway bridge between Rainforest Cafe and Fulton's Crab House will open February 13.
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I was just there at Disney earlier in the week. The traffic around Downtown Disney is horrible, completely horrible. Disney is redoing the road in front of DTD and getting into and out of DTD is just crazy. The parking garage is awesome, but I won't be setting a foot back into Downtown Disney until all that construction is done.
My family and I will miss the hat. It was a better iconic symbol than the water tower that they started with. Are there plans to have another focal point/photo opportunity spot at Hollywood Studios?
I think the Chinese Theater behind the hat did well as a photo opp before the hat's arrival, and will do well as such again once the hat is removed.
Was speaking with an employee at Hollywood Studios this week. They advised that some of the contracts for the Indiana Jones stunt show have been renewed for another two years, because with so much shut down in the park right now, they couldn't afford to have the show stop. I'm guessing that means that any work on a new Star Wars land won't be starting until 2017 at least (working on the assumption that the IJSS location is the most logical place for Star Wars to go).
Egads! ^^^ As a former "employee" of a Disney park, may I please ask that we are referred to as Cast Members?
I see a fair few goings, but a severe lack of coming in's !!!! If this park goes up in attendance this year i'll just despair.
B Goodwin they actually decided to keep IJSS open through 2017 because all of the dance/cheer competitions are held on that set and they are booked through 2017. So I assume Disney is also working on a new location to host these events post IJSS.
I'm so glad they are getting rid of the horrible hat. Looking down the street will be the beautiful view that it was intended to be. Random rant....Hollywood Studios has the most horrible parking lot. Cars coming from different gates and having to cross in front of other cars. They really should just shut this park down and re-do the entire park....at Universal speed, not DIsney speed.
Goodbye ugly hat. That makes 2 down (the wand and the hat) and 1 to go, the "monuments" outside of EPCOT.
They desperately need to focus on comings rather than goings. The park has the lowest ride count. They need to add new rides and give the great movie ride a facelift ( Ghostbusters scene?).
Employee or cast member, same thing. It doesn't really matter.
Just out of curiosity, are you sure the TCC/Starbucks is opening in the "old Adrian and Edith's Head to Toe" location, given that that shop is still open? I thought they were going into the old LA Prop & Cinema Storage site.
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