Hollywood studios has shut the doors on many attractions in the past year, this week they confirmed the biggest list of closures to date. These closures will take place in the Streets of America area of the park. The entire area may be walled off by the first of April.
Some of the closures I expected to happen but was very surprised they were going to remove yet another park icon.
1. The Earful Tower
When the Sorrcer's Hat was constructed in the park, this was the first iconic landmark that Disney's Hollywood Studios had. When it the hat was brought down, this tower was back in the "lime light" but it was short lived.
Disney hasn't confirmed when it will come down, they just stated earlier this year.
2. Light's Motors Action Stunt Show
3. Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set
4. Watto's Grotto
This was your go to place for Star Wars merchandise. I don't think it will be the end of this shop, just closing the doors on April 2nd to possible open back up when the new part of the park is finished.
5. Youse Guys Moychindice
This little gem was hidden in the Streets of America, it may not have been your favorite place to go for your favorite Disney merchandise but it fit in with the theme of the area.
6. Studio Catering Company
This was located in the back area of the park, closing with the rest of the Streets of America locations. I enjoyed many quick service meals here, it was a nice place to grab something yummy to eat and rest a bit.
7. Monster's Meet and Greet
Looks like April 2nd is the end of these attractions, and I wonder how it will affect the crowds there during the peak times in the parks, but I know the outcome will be amazing. I can't wait to see the new Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land. There hasn't been an opening date released for these new additions but they will be a welcome addition to the park.
BIG news for Star Wars Fans
As seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Kylo Ren is a dark warrior with a mysterious past. Ren is strong with the Force and serves as a leader of the First Order, seeking to destroy the New Republic, the Resistance and the legacy of the Jedi.
Star Wars Launch Bay was designed to showcase a variety of Star Wars characters over time. In addition to Kylo Ren, youmay also come across a garrison of First Order Stormtroopers or the heroic Wookiee, Chewbacca, holed up in a secret Resistance base.
The portal from Star Wars Launch Bay to Kylo Ren’s Star Destroyer opens in February atDisneyland Park and at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
So many changes, but it will be worth it when it is all finished! We stay on top of all Disney news, make sure you follow us to stay on top of all things Disney.