Okay, so there are PLENTY of changes happening in Disney’s Hollywood Studios that you probably know about already. For instance, construction is underway for the future Toy Story and Star Wars Lands, and that’s resulted in the closure of several eateries around the park (most recently, we said goodbye to Writer’s Stop).
But you may not be aware of some of the more recent changes at the park. Perhaps you missed the announcement of an all-new holiday spectacular — Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! — which will debut on November 14th.
And did you know that the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame has officially closed? That was the area of bust sculptures dedicated to television stars and influencers of the medium like Oprah Winfrey, Lucille Ball, and Walt Disney himself, among others.
Well, a plan is already in place for the area, and it involves our favorite thing: FOOD! According to the Orlando Sentinel, a spokeswoman for Walt Disney World stated that the Academy area will be replaced with a food and beverage marketplace.
While it is anticipated that the area will be cleared by Thanksgiving, we’re not sure when the Marketplace will be ready. If it is to be a permanent offering for the park, construction could take some time. But it might be fun to see something akin to this past summer’s temporary Echo Lake Eats nearby in the meantime, as Hollywood Studios is sure to see some extra traffic when Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! begins next month. (NEXT! MONTH!! Can you believe it?!)
So, get ready for EVEN MORE changes — and even more FOOD! — on the way to Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
What kind of food would you like to see served in the upcoming spot? Please let us know with a comment!