Though much of the news from Disney’s Hollywood Studios in recent months has been in regards to the much-anticipated Star Wars Land, which is confirmed to be opening in 2019, this park has bigger plans for its rebirth than just one new land coming in two years. This summer, Disney will be introducing two new limited time attractions, and looking forward to the years ahead, yet another new land will be constructed. And as you might have noticed, all of these developments have one thing in common: they are all based on the world of Pixar!
1. The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters to debut this summer
Starting today, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is playing host to an all new entertainment option: The Music of Pixar LIVE! A Symphony of Characters. This limited-time concert event will showcase memorable music from classic Pixar Animation Studios films, including Up, Cars, Toy Story, and Finding Nemo.However, this won’t just be your run of the mill show, as Disney is actually going to have a live orchestra performing the music, instead of a backing track (like what is used for every other show at Disney parks) and will also incorporate actual Pixar characters into the performance, including Woody, Jessie, Mike, Sully, the Incredibles and more.
Interestingly, this new show will not be sticking around for long, as Disney has confirmed that the plan is to only offer this show temporarily through the summer season, which means it will likely close sometime in September. This new show is being performed three times nightly at the Theater of the Stars while Beauty and the Beast runs on a modified schedule to accommodate this new show.
2. Temporary Cars 3 meet and greet coming this summer as well
And speaking of temporary attractions, fans of Pixar’s Cars films will be happy to hear that new character Cruz Ramirez from the upcoming Cars 3 movie will be appearing for meet-and-greets at Disney’s Hollywood Studios beginning sometime later this summer (presumably around the time this film comes out).
No date or location has been announced for this new experience, but we can't help but feel like this new addition seems almost like a bit of a throwback, as Disney's Hollywood Studios used to be home to a Lughtning McQueen and Tow Mater character experience before the Streets of America were closed off and demolished.