As we head toward April and the closing of about half Disney’s Hollywood Studios, we take a look at some of the things that will be sticking around and others that will disappear into yesterland.
First, let’s take a look at what’s sticking around… as far as we know.
Well, maybe this view is changing, but still the Great Movie Ride is still one of the best photo ops right behind Cinderella Castle.
The back side of GMR updated the movie posters to include Disney’s Zootopia, joining The Jungle Book. For The First Time In Forever: A Frozen Sing-a-long seemed at one point to be the future of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, but thankfully those plans seemed to be scaled back. Sunset Blvd. seems to be the only part of DHS not being touched. Star Wars is of course the focus with the expanded Star Wars Land coming soon, but luckily Star Tours is still going to be there for us to get our fix. That is not to say things are staying the same in the area. With the growing popularity of the new Trials of the Temple Jedi Training show, the small area has been expanded to try to accommodate more parents attempting to get photos of their little Padawan. One of the more surprising locations that is apparently staying put is the Backlot Express. Located right next to Star Tours, most “armchair Imagineers” were predicting this would be gone sooner rather than later, but no plans have been announced.Even though they are surrounded by areas already announced to be going,Muppet Vision 3D, the Stage 1 shop and Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano are all sticking around and still looking great. Two of the “on the bubble” locations, Walt Disney One Man’s Dream and The Little Mermaid show, are still going strong but, as we have learned, nothing is safe in this park. Now for the areas currently in a state of flux and we know will be gone as of April 2, 2016:
Our main correspondent for Walt Disney World and the Orlando area and a heck of a paleontologist if he does say so himself.