Category: Hollywood Studios

More Viewing Space Coming for Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular

Currently Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away show is being refurbished til June 16. When it returns it should be swapped from using the permanent stage they’ve been using to use mobile stages. These will be set up in the morning and removed after the last showing to provide more space for people to view Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular and Disney Movie Magic shows in the evenings (or well any other night time show they decide to put over there).

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News Round Up For January 18

Wow, it’s been a while, but my day jobs big project that ha been eating up a lot of my free time is wrapping up. Which means news, features, memes, and mor will start returning to a more regular schedule. Anyway onto the news! First up is Hollywood Studios where Kylo Ren will be taking the place of Darth Vader meet and greet at th Launch Bay. Also at the Studios there are several closures announced connected to the coming expansions. The Earful Tower will be coming down at a so far to be announced date. The Tower has been an icon of the park since it first opened, really being the logo for years till the Sorceror’s Hat literally took center stage. Lights, Motor, Action Extreme Stunt Show will turn off the engines April 2 of this year. The Show has been running for several years and was anticipated to close for the coming lands. Also closing will be Honey I Shrunk The Kids Movie Set Adventure playground, the Monsters Inc. Meet and Greet, and the Studio Catering Co. restaurant.

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Mulch, Sweat, and Shears Leaving Hollywood Studios

In further sad news coming out of Hollywood Studios today, the much beloved Mulch, Sweat and Shears band from the Streets of America has confirmed there final show will be on October 10. This will be two days after their 11th anniversry playing at the park. The band rides out in a hug elandscaping truck playing music from all genres and typically performs during the hard ticket parties at Hollywood Studios. Hopefully they will be able to have similar post-Disny success that Off Kilter has found playing up at Cedar Point. Other than possibly coinciding wth a contract renewal no word has been given as to why October. With the Osborne Family Lights running til te first of nxt year, Disney will not be closing the Streets of America yet to start up construction on Toy Story Land or Star Wars Land. Given the massive undertaking that is coming and so many closures happening, I do wonder what else is slated for the chopping block. Sadly the hits seem to keep coming and it will be a few years before we reap the real benefit of the new additions.

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2015 To Be The Final Year Of The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

In a sad announcement today, Disney has announced that this year, the 20th year, will be the final year for the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. As mentioned a few weeks ago here, the lights run November 6 thru January 3. What is being added this yeah is two parties that will overlook the lights. from November 6 thru December 30 you can soon book the Merry & Bright Dessert Party featuring holiday themed dessert amidst the amazing millions of lights. For January 1 – 3, guests can soon book the Holiday & Bright Dinner Reception featuring a selection of beef, shrimp, turkey, along with a variety of beverages including alcoholic ones. More details on the events to come, and they can be booked starting September 16. So if you’ve never seen the Lights or always wanted to, this is your last chance. Though I’d love it if they found a home somewhere else. If you are wondering why, it is to make way for the upcoming Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land expansions, the latter is supposed to break ground sometime next year.

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The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights 2015

Are you ready for arguably one of the biggest (if not the biggest) Christmas light display on the planet? Back for 2015 The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights return to Hollywood Studios on the Streets of America. This is a free holiday event with your regular Them Park admission, however, please note it is crowded back there when it kicks off every night, so you will find it hard to move anywhere. Watch and listen to some of your avorite holiday hits as millions and millions of lights are synchronized to th music. Actually Disney lost count of exactly how many lights there really are a few years ago, well unless they recently recounted them. To give you an idea of how many we are talking about, consider they typically start working on putting them up in August. They will be up and going weather permitting from Nov 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2016.

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Ice Palace Boutique

Disney is adding to the Frozen Summer Fun at Hollywood Studios this year with the Ice Palace Boutique. Think of it as a Frozen version of the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique, but only for a limited time. It will be located in the old American Idol audition area starting July 26 and run thru the end of Frozen Summer Fun on September 7. Like it’s princess counterpart, it’s only for ages 3-12 and has several different packages to choose from starting at $19.95 on up to $240. Reservation will go fast and can reserved by calling 407-827-7400. They will take first-come, first-serve walk-ins based on availabilty, however, those will likely be few and far between.

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Bill Cosby Statue Removed From Hollywood Studios

Disney announcd yesterday that when Hollywood Studios closed for the night, Bill Cosby’s statue at Disney’s Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame Plaza. Disney offered no comment as to why, however, there has been an online petition for it’s removal going around for months and comes on the heels of Monday’s court documents from 2005 becoming unsealed. In those documents, Cosby testified that he’d obtained Quaaludes with the intention of giving them to women whom he wanted to have intimate relations. Dozens of women have come forward claiming to be drugged and assaulted by Cosby. Some going back 40 years, though to date, no criminal charges have ben brought against him. Suposedly, though unconfirmed, the removal had nothing to do with the petition, but was a park decision.
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The Magic of Disney Animation is Closing July 12

In a rather surprising announcement, Disney has released that the Magic of Disney Animation at Hollywood Studios will be closing July 12. The Mickey an Minnie meet and greets will be moved. Hiro and Baymax are headed back to San Fransokyo. The extremely popular Animation Academy will be closing, as will Mush’s animation show and the interactive exhibits. The Animation Gallery is supposed to remain open till sometime in August. Mickey will be moving temporarily to the Animation Courtyard and later on to his new home near the Studio Catering Company. Minnie will be joining the other characters in front of the Chinese Theater. Currently there is no information if this part of some smaller project or part of the bigger DHS projects involving Pixar or Star Wars theme attractions. The Magic of Disney Animation is one of the original attractions the park, then MGM Studios, opened with.

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Selfie Stick Ban Reminder and Update

Reminder to all, today starts the ban on selfie sticks from Disney Parks. They will be looking for them at bag check. If you have one there you will be allowed to return it to your vehicle take it back to your room, or leave it with Guest Relations until you are ready to leave the park. This has brought up some questions on what, if any, other camera equipment is also getting flagged with this ban. Disney has stated the following are still allowed.
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Selfie Sticks Banned From Parks

What started as a hot rumor yesterday afternoon and this morning turned out to be correct. Starting Tuesday, June 30 (July 1 overseas), selfie sticks will be screened at bag check. Guests with selfie sticks will have to take them back to their room, car, or leave them at Guest Relations till they are ready to leave the park. This is for all Disney theme parks, both in the US and abroad, including DisneyQuest and the water parks.

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Star Wars Weekends Update 2015

A few details are out about this year’s Star Wars Weekends, though no major announcements yet. Every weekend from May 15 to June 14 will have Star Wars maing the jump to lightspeed to Hollywood Studios featuring guest and character appearances, special shows, autographs, and more. The only thing bigger to drop into the Star Wars universe is to go to one of the Star Wars Celebration conventions which migrate around the world. As a side note, there is one this year in Anahiem in April not to fa from Disneyland. Anyway back to what we know on the Weekends.

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