Welcome back to our weekly walk around of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. I hope you enjoyed a great Thanksgiving holiday!
You will notice that the wall going up behind the exit of Muppet Vision 3D near the old Phineas and Ferb meet and greet I mentioned earlier this month is now completed. There is a good chance that this will be an actual entrance and exit to Star Wars Galaxy Edge. These larger gates seem to be the new trend with another new gate already located on Grand Avenue.At Echo Lake, the popular quick service restaurant at the boathouse has switched names from “Min and Bills Dockside Diner” to simply “Dockside Diner”. But don’t worry, the delicious menu of both Carolina and chili-cheese foot long hot dogs, BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, specialty cocktails, frozen lemonade cups and milk shakes remains the same.In addition, there are more construction walls going up to the right of the Chinese Theatre, with the extended queue of the former Great Movie Ride now concealed from view. An encouraging sign of more renovation work in progress to convert this to the new Mickey-themed ride- through attraction, “Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway”. Heading over to the Brown Derby you will spot a festive red Poinsettia tree in bloom for the holiday season. For families with small children in strollers headed for Toy Story Midway Mania this holiday season, get ready to carry or walk your child a little longer. Stroller parking for Toy Story attraction is now down the walkway across from Walt Disney Presents.Finally, some construction pictures below of the planet Batuu featured in Star Wars Galaxy Edge. Appears a mountain peak is forming, with the last level of the building is being put into place. I can’t wait for the completion of this immersive land. Always check out my friends at Once Upon A Time Travel on Facebook. They are the official travel sponsor of The Disney Nerds Podcast and our local travel experts that turn your “Once Upon A Time” dream vacation into a reality!
May the force be with you!