We made it out to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this morning to find that most of the walls around the new bag check area have been removed. A newly opened and expanded guest walkway has also opened once you’re through the bag check screening, with the final portion of the construction walls set to be removed imminently.
We’ll start from outside of the bag check area, with a relatively benign crowd situation at 7:51am. This will surely not be the scene come opening day of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on August 29th…right?
The name of the game for the arrival experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is vast, open areas. Not only is there a lot of room for guests in the photo above, but there is a lot of room for guests once they make it past the bag check screening area too. Here’s a look at the newly opened and expanded area past bag check.
As you can see, there is a line of shrubs that still hide the construction site on the opposite side. While the construction walls are down, crews are still putting the finishing touches to the last section of construction site left for the project.
Another soon to be rare (maybe?) sight, a tap point without a huge wait. While each of the parks is getting an expanded bag check area, the tap points remain the same. Maybe Disney will finally have to use all of the tap points when the masses come (we’re looking at you, Epcot).
On our way back out to the parking lot, we noticed that a sign as been installed to direct guests back to their respective transportation options. Just like the bag check area, the Disney Skyliner gondola system is nearing completion. At least, nearing completion for construction that is. There are still a few operational and beautification tasks left that have necessitated a stated official opening date of September 29th.
Since we’re here and we’ve got Skyliner on the mind, here’s a look at the Disney’s Hollywood Studios station from this morning.
This looks like it’ll be the extent of the signage as far as the station is concerned.
As always, keep checking back with BlogMickey.com as we keep a close eye on this and many more projects from around the Disney Parks!