The newly announced “Grand Avenue” area will take over the former Streets of America section still standing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We formerly referred to it as the “expanded Muppets Courtyard” area as it sits adjacent to MuppetVision 3D.
The new theme will be that of present-day Downtown Los Angeles. It will showcase vintage office buildings and warehouses representing the different vibrant districts and cultures in the city. You’ll see trendy shops, lofts, restaurants, and other businesses that have been converted over the last couple of decades. Grand Avenue is being billed as “a place of community, recreation, and relaxation”. The recent renaming of the MuppetVision 3D theater is a part of this new theme.
Let’s take a look.
A view from over Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge shows the entrance to the new land at Hollywood Studios on the left of the image. The tunnel will take you from Grand Avenue to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. We can also see the new overhang on the left side of the remaining Streets of America facade is now in place.
Shifting our view a bit, we can see that more pavement has been added in what appears to be a very wide entrance to Grand Avenue on the left of the image.
Cropping in even tighter shows the new Baseline Tap House outdoor terrace is taking shape nicely.
The new area will open this fall.