PHOTO UPDATE: Construction Projects at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (New Tram Drop-off Point, Skyliner Station, Chinese Theater, and More)

We return to our photo updates with a tour of the construction projects at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We’ll take a look at the major items impacting your next visit to the park and what you can expect.

New Tram Drop-off Point and Walkway

By far the biggest thing that will impact guests visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios over the coming months is the ongoing parking lot work and a new parking lot tram drop-off point. Disney has been working on the Hollywood Studios parking lot for well over a year now. From removing canals to an expensive surface lot expansion to a brand new entrance, the work had been extensive. Now, the old tram drop-off point and Disney bus loop is behind construction walls. Guests are now loading and unloading the parking lot tram in the front of the Minnie Mouse Television lot.

To get to the entrance of the park, guests must make a 1/4 mile walk to bag check, whereas the former tram drop-off point was just a couple hundred feet from bag check. Here’s a look at the walk.

Here’s a closer look at some of the concept art on the construction walls.

Guests walk from the parking lot (left) to the entrance to Disney’s Hollywood Studios (straight).

Here’s a look at the old bus loop and tram drop-off area.

Disney Skyliner

Along the walkway is the Disney Skyliner station. Here’s a look at the latest progress on it.

Next to the Skyliner station, a second structure is being erected.

Animation Courtyard

In Animation Courtyard, the Pluto meet and greet area has been deconstructed. Pluto is meeting in Commissary Lane in the meantime.

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Walls are up in the Chinese Theater courtyard as work on Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway expands into guest areas. First, here’s a look at the courtyard prior to the walls going up.

Here’s a look at the walls from earlier today.

Scrims are up at the former FastPass entrance area. Here’s a look back from two months ago and a look from today.

Pixar Place

A gate is nearly completed at the former Pixar Place entrance. A look from today and a look back at what the area used to look like.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Theming continues to be added to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, with the introduction of turret towers joining a landed spaceship.

Note the spire painted on the left side of the photo below.

Toy Story Land

Even though Toy Story Land is open, work continues after park close to replace flimsy, plastic grates with metal ones.

For more on this issue, check out our tweets where we brought light to the issue back in July.

That’s it! Thank you for joining us on this quick photo update of Disney’s Hollywood Studios and let us know what you’d like to see more of either in the comments below or on our social media channels.


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