Hollywood Studios Construction Update – August 2017

It’s full speed ahead on construction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where work continues daily on Galaxy’s Edge, the new Star Wars themed land, along with the Toy Story themed land and other projects around the park.

Guests entering through the main entrance road will see work immediately, with the large conveyor belt bridge over the roadway leading to the parking lot toll booth. A view of a large steel frame for the Millennium Falcon ride can be seen just past the conveyor belt bridge. Further along near the toll booths, another large structure for the second main Star Wars attraction can be seen taking shape over the fence.

Inside Hollywood Studios, work on what’s left of Streets of America is much closer to completion. The recently announced BaseLine Tap House can be seen over the walls. The new dining location, expected to open this fall, will feature a variety of craft beers, wines, specialty cocktails and small plates.

BaseLine Tap House is part of the larger Grand Avenue project which is transforming the last of the New York portion of the Streets of America into a Los Angeles themed area. The facades have received a new color scheme and other theming elements are being added.

Grand Avenue will lead to the entrance of Galaxy’s Edge, where work concrete work has been ongoing for several weeks.

From the balcony of nearby PizzeRizzo restaurant, you can see the progress being made on the Galaxy’s Edge entrance as well as a bit of the Slinky Dog coaster out in the new Toy Story land.

At several points within the park, views of the large structure that will house one of the Star Wars attractions can be seen, where two large AT-ATs have already taken shape inside.

Views of the new Toy Story land from within the park are minimal. Work on the entrance to the area is behind scrims, with the work extending around the corner to the entrance of One Man’s Dream.

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