We’ve got another What’s New at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for you this week, and it involves construction! We bet you’re surprised to hear that, aren’t you? 😉
What’s New in the Parking Lot of Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Notice anything different? That’s right — the bulk of the construction walls in the parking lot have come down to reveal this spacious walkway. Nice!
Not only are there benches and plenty of room to move around, but you can get a really good view of the Skyliner.
There’s a new bus directory…
…though the main bus stop is still under construction.
We found new restrooms and soda machines, too! (But we might be a little sad these aren’t the Coke machines from the old bus loop.)
What’s New at the Entrance of Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Then, we saw Pocahontas and Meeko meeting guests at the park entrance! Pocahontas and Meeko don’t always meet here, but if you keep your eyes open, you might just occasionally encounter some rare characters near the park’s entrance during the daytime.
What’s New on Sunset Boulevard
What’s New on Hollywood Boulevard
There were still plenty of Santa Alien Popcorn Buckets around at popcorn stands on Hollywood Boulevard. Ooooh, you have been chosen!
What’s New in the Animation Courtyard
Construction is still happening in the Animation Courtyard! For reference, here’s what it looked like last week, and here’s what it looks like now:
Could this be a drink machine? An ice cream machine? We’re not sure, but we’ll keep you posted!
The Disney Junior Dance Party! starts on Saturday, December 22 in the Animation Courtyard! Are you excited to see Vampirina, Doc McStuffins, Timon, and Mickey Mouse?
What’s New on Commissary Lane
ABC Commissary added a little last-minute holiday cheer: festive palm tree decorations.
At Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, the Smoked Prime Rib Sandwich has been replaced by the Cheese Steak Sandwich.
What’s New on Grand Avenue
Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano got a few menu updates, too! There’s a new house-made meatball appetizer and a new seasonal Italian salad appetizer. The mixed greens salad appetizer, however, has been removed.
What’s New with Merchandise at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Remember when we told you about the Personal Shopper test at Mickey’s of Hollywood? At the time of our most recent visit, the personal shopper service was still available!
We noticed some fun Lightning McQueen apparel for kids, too!
Annnd 2019 merchandise has arrived at Walt Disney World! We spotted a variety of 2019 Ornaments in It’s a Wonderful Shop.
More into pins than ornaments? Never fear; 2019 pins are here, too! Find ’em in the Celebrity 5 & 10 on Hollywood Boulevard.
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Which one of the Hollywood Studios updates are you most excited about this week? Leave a comment and let us know!