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Mar
21
by Matt in Studios Report - Comments

Some quick notes based on this week's photo update

  • This was the first Sunday in a long time that did not have Fantasmic! shown and it was quite a difference!  It's amazing how different the park feels on days when Fantasmic! is not being shown versus days where it is being shown.  

    If you are seeing Fantasmic! this week, it's being shown today and tomorrow, and when you have consecutive days of Fantasmic! being shown, go for the last show on the second day for the least crowds.

  • Speaking of beating the crowds, if you're looking to see Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show on a day when there are three shows...
Feb
21
by Matt in Studios Report - Comments

Here's what's going on in Disney's Hollywood Studios this week that you might not be able to tell based on this week's photo update.  

  • It was a crowded day in Hollywood Studios thanks to the beginning of a holiday week (Presidents Week) as well as Fantasmic! shows that day and the nice weather.  
  • The new photo opportunity being worked on in front of the Sorcerer's Hat should be finished by the end of the month.  It's been taking longer than originally scheduled but they've now added trees and other shrubs to block unsightly elements and it is coming together now.
  • Quick entertainment note for next week, due to ESPN the Weekend...
Feb
7
by Matt in Studios Report - Comments

Here's what's going on in Disney's Hollywood Studios this week that you might not be able to tell based on this week's photo update.  

  • Despite it being a Fantasmic! night, crowds seemed lower than usual, probably because of the lingering chance of rain. Word to the wise is if you're at Walt Disney World on a day when it's misty or sprinkling, grab your poncho and go to the parks to take advantage of lower waits for attractions.
  • I don't know why, but the ATM machine on the back of Keystone Clothiers is covered up for refurbishment work at least once a year.  I don't know why it needs to be fixed so often but it does and it's a mystery to me.
  • In addition to the Brazillian tour groups that...
Jan
31
by Matt in Studios Report - Comments

Every week we get a chance to conduct our weekly photo update in Hollywood Studios and while a photo can be worth a thousand words, some times there isn't a photo to describe something going on in the park, hence this weekly blog entry!  

Be sure to reference this week's photo update before reading this entry.

  • Crowds in January on Fantasmic! days were considerably worse than other days of the month given that January's Fantasmic! show schedule was quite slim to begin with.  Park was once again busy with lots of tour groups and guests spending their day in the park mostly because of Fantasmic! that evening.
  • As you can see in the...
Jan
24
by Matt in Studios Report - Comments

Each week, we talk about what we saw and experience during our weekly photo update inside Disney's Hollywood Studios.  While the photos we take tell a lot, they cannot explain everything going on in the park so this weekly blog series will hopefully fill in the missing parts of the update.

Be sure to reference this week's photo update before reading this entry.

  • Hollywood Studios was very crowded due to the Fantasmic! schedule.  The park was packed, which is really unusual for this time of the year and it's clear that the current showings of Fantasmic! make the Studios a nightmare during times of the year when there aren't that many...
Jan
17
by Matt in Studios Report - Comments

Let's jump right into this week's Studios Report and go over what's going on in Disney's Hollywood Studios this week. Be sure to reference this week's Studios Update photos that accompany this report.

  • As you can see in this week's photo update, there was an incident with someone getting hurt at the parking tram loading area.  Not sure what happened but parking trams were unloading at the handicap parking area of the Stage parking lot and guests then walked in as if they were being dropped off by a bus.
  • The Tower of Terror facade construction shows no signs of slowing down.  It's been going on for the better part of two months now and I guess there's a lot of work to be done.  The crane is still there...
Jan
10
by Matt in Studios Report - Comments

As you know, each week on Studios Central we publish a weekly photo update that shows you what's new and happening in Disney's Hollywood Studios.  While photos can tell you a lot about what's going on in the park, it can't tell the whole story and often during these updates I notice something that can't be captured in a photograph so we're going to start blogging about our report from the week.  

These weekly reports will run at the same time the photo updates are published and will be quick notes to pass along to you.  They may not be earth moving, amazing details, but these in-park anecdotes will serve to compliment the photo update many of you have come to enjoy looking at each week.

Here's this week's report from this week's photos

  • Not sure why, but the Christmas overlay...

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