This is the weekly news, rumors and refurbishments update for Walt Disney World for the week of May 10, 2015.

Here are the three biggest updates from around the resort for the past seven days.

1. The Great Movie Ride roof finishes being repainted and the center stage is up for Star Wars Weekends

The patina effect on the roof of the Great Movie Ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has been completed.

This is the attraction before being repainted.

Great Movie Ride

Here it is during the first stage of being repainted.

Great Movie Ride

This is the roof with the full effect.

Great Movie Ride

Unfortunately, a stage was put up in front of The Great Movie Ride for Star Wars Weekends and later Frozen Summer Fun events.

Center Stage

This is the same temporary stage that has been up years prior but now sits where the Sorcerer's Hat once stood. The stage will be up until September and a more elegant, permanent solution is being looked at for that area.

As a side note, walls are now down in front of Soundstage One next to Toy Story Midway Mania. The only visible change is that the doors and windows are now gone. This is the space that will house the third track in the Toy Story Midway Mania expansion.

Soundstage One


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