Hey there readers, Renee was back out at Walt Disney World today for the CM preview of Disney's Hollywood Studios.
We should point out, this is a Cast Member preview. So your experience at the parks may not match what you see in the pictures below.
But I have to be honest, for the first time in almost 6 years of this website, I'm conflicted about posting a park update, and even if it's socially responsible at this point to do so. I'm 3000 miles away, our parks in CA won't be opening any time soon, and even if they did, I don't think I'd be visiting any of them as soon as they open.
Just know, you may not see too many in-park updates from us until things start getting a bit better. We are definitely conflicted.
Written by Renée Girard
Good morning from Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
Lines are long for temperature check but moving quickly.
Everyone else must be headed to Batuu.
I’ve never seen Toy Story land this empty!
Social distancing plexiglass at Droid Depot.
Chewie, we’re home.
Lunch at Docking Bay 7. Like all restaurants, your mobile order has to be ready before entering the building.
20 minute wait posted for Smuggler’s Run. Some sections of the queue have caution tape instead of plexiglass.
The preshow is running. Socially distanced, of course.
No cards are given out for flight positions and you can’t freely wander while waiting to board.
No one taking photos at the table today. You then are verbally told your position and each party has their own ship.
Socially distant storm troopers.
Not sure if this will continue to be the procedure, but we made an in person reservation for Oga’s Cantina this morning and was given a return time a few hours later, which we’re currently in line for.
Actually got a table at Oga’s for the first time ever. And there’s so much space! This is wonderful. The server also reminded us that masks need to remain on till drinks arrive.
Just enjoying some refreshing Toniray wine at Oga’s.
Mickey! I kinda love seeing him cruising around Studios in a car.
Currently in line for Rise of the Resistance, with a 90 minute wait posted. People are respectful and hopefully it’ll move quickly.
RotR went down for quite some time so we bailed and hopped over to Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Both RotR and MMRR have the longest wait times in the park. MMRR had some down time for cleaning, which is what we like to see!
No preshow and more plexiglass at Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway.
This ride is the cutest!
There she is!
Tower of Terror is walk on with no preshow running and only one side open. Still one of the best rides!
Empty Rock N Roller Coaster, no preshow, and plexiglass for days.
Back on Batuu to attempt RotR again.
The queue for Rise of the Resistance takes you indoors for a bit and then you’re next to the entrance of Muppet-Vision 3D!
So this is the extended queue for Rise of the Resistance.
I can’t wait to check out this new Star Wars ride.
Sadly Rise of the Resistance went down, so they finally dumped the queue and we didn’t get to ride. It was still great to spend some time at DHS today, and I wish them a safe and successful reopening this week.
The Holidays are here!!! Well, they are almost here. Today we have our first Holiday update of 2018 and it comes to us directly from Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World.
Toy Story Land and the rest of the park is all decked out already. We'll also take a look at Star Wars Galaxy's Edge and Skyliner progress!!
Written by Renée Girard
Spending the morning at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! A new entrance route goes into effect tomorrow, so these flyers are being given out at the toll plaza.
A peek at Star Wars progress entering the toll plaza.
Skyliner construction along the walkway to the park entrance.
Merry Christmas from Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
Buzz is ready for Christmas!
Love the camo Christmas scarves on the green army men.
Another look at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge construction from Slinky Dog Dash.
Nice to see Toy Story Land all decked out for the holiday season.
he holiday popcorn buckets are back and the lines are long!
Holiday treats are offered at several locations throughout DHS. Here’s what’s at Baseline Tap House, in addition to their tasty beer selection.
Some more of the holiday decorations around Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
Thanks for reading, we hope you enjoyed. We'll have more holiday updates soon!!!
Today we've got a great update from Florida and the all new Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios!! The land has been open for a few weeks now and everything seems to be going well in the land, even able to get some day-of Fastpasses which is awesome!!
Of course, being that we're at DHS might as well take a look at Galaxy's Edge and Skyliner progress!! Enjoy!!
Written by Renée Girard
Finally visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios tonight. I guess they have a new land or something?
The Skyliner over at DHS has really grown quite a bit. It spans across one side of the parking lot.
A look at the vertical construction over on Galaxy’s Edge at DHS.
Pixar Place is no more.
Got a delicious Round ‘Em Up Latte from Joffreys Coffee before heading into Toy Story Land
Hey howdy hey! We’re in Toy Story Land
No more “Midway” in the name and new entrance for Toy Story Mania at DHS.
Scored a fast pass for Slinky Dog Dash. Let’s ride!
Some decent views of Galaxy’s Edge can be seen in Toy Story Land and while riding Slinky Dog Dash.
So Slinky Dog Dash is really fun! The launches, twists, hills and theming make it a terrific coaster for all.
Woody’s Lunchbox isn’t a huge food location, but decent quick service and fits well in the land. I tried the grilled cheese and tots.
The Toy Story characters and toys throughout Toy Story Land are super cute.
Lack of shade definitely could be an issue with Toy Story Land in the hot Florida sun. Several umbrellas placed along the side offer some relief.
Some of the merchandise available for Toy Story Land
I had planned on waiting around till dark to see more of Toy Story Land and ride Alien Swirling Saucers, but the typical Florida thunderstorm started up and I didn’t want to get stuck. Ah well, till next time then!
I didn’t walk away empty handed. Had to buy the green alien light up cup on the way out!