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6 Interesting Changes Coming Soon to Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Summer 2019)

Though the big news out of Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2019 will be the August 29 opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, in the the meantime there are some other changes are on the horizon for this park that visitors should know about. From the end of a popular character experience to a temporary closure plus a number of dining changes, here’s everything happening this summer at Disney’s Hollywood Studios that guests visiting this park will definitely want to know about! 

1. Star Wars: March of the First Order to come to a close after next week

According to several sources the Star Wars:  March of the First Order parade will be wrapping up soon at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and will have it’s last day of operation on July 7, 2019. This entertainment offering has been around for several years and features Captain Phasma leading a group of First Order Stormtroopers from the Star Wars: Launch Bay to the Center Stage area of the park. Though this has not yet been confirmed by Disney, their official calendar does not list this this attraction past July 6th, and according to reliable sources, the removal of this entertainment offering is expected to be permanent. 

2. Voyage of the Little Mermaid show to be unavailable for several days in July

The Voyage of the Little Mermaid show will not be performed at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on several days this summer (probably due to cast refreshments), beginning during the middle of next month. Here’s the full lineup of dates upon which this attraction will be unavailable
  • July 15-17
  • July 30-August 1

3. Bo Peep now meeting guests for the summer at Toy Story Land

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Just in time for the opening of Toy Story 4, a new character is now meeting guests at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Bo Peep! This new character will be appearing in Toy Story Land alongside series mainstays Woody, Buzz and Jessie. Bo Peep is currently meeting guests every day, but this is designed to be a limted-time experience, so if you want to meet this character, you’ll definitely want to visit Toy Story Land this summer! 

4. ABC Commissary reopens after refurbishment 

ABC Commissary

The ABC Commissary has reopened this month after a brief refurbishment that brought new decor, furnishings, and self-serve beverage stations to this dining location. In addition, guests can now make reservations via My Disney Experience for dinner at this location, which now offers a “fast-casual” experience where guests can order at the counter and then have a seat while their order is prepared and then delivered to them.

5. Snack and beverage locations near Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular changing

Indiana Jones
Image: DisneyDisney’s Hollywood Studios recently renamed the snack kiosk in front of the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular attraction to Epic Eats in order to prepare for the opening of a new Oasis Canteen, which will be opening where the Echo Lake Satellite Bar is currently outside this attraction. Epic Eats will continue to offer funnel cakes and assorted beverages and adult spirits while the new Oasis Canteen will offer draft beer, cocktails, and specialty cocktails.

6. Backlot Express losing props as dining room makes more space

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The Backlot Express restaurant is one of the most popular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and in an effort to prepare for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge the park is working on adding more seats to the restaurant. And unfortunately, to make way for this seating expansion, select props are currently being removed from the interior dining area to maximize as much space for diners visiting this fall as possible.