Though the big news out of Disney's Hollywood Studios in 2019 will be the fall 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 opening of a new show to some springtime additions and a long-due refurbishment, here are all the changes coming to this park in the near future you need to know about!
1. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror refurbishment starting soon
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is one of the most beloved rides in all of Walt Disney World, and has been thrilling guests since the mid-1990s. However, though this attraction has continued to wow guests for the last 25 years, like any other ride, it needs a little TLC from time to time. And it looks like Disney is finally ready to give this attraction the attention it deserves (it hasn't had a major refurbishment since 2010!) in the very near future as a massive refurbishment is planned for this year that will be kicking off in just a few days. The refurbishment will be carried out in phases while the attraction remains open, so expect longer waits and limited FastPass+ availability while this refurbishment is ongoing.
2. Early Morning Magic at Disney's Hollywood Studios now available for booking through August
The Disney's Hollywood Studios version of the Early Morning Magic upcharge event (which offers pre-opening access to Toy Story Land as well as a breakfast buffet) has been extended, and is now available for guests to book for dates from now through the end of August. In addition, Disney has slightly modified this event as well, as the breakfast location has been moved to the Backlot Express quick service restaurant. The event menu, consisting of a continental breakfast buffet and the choice of a main dish remains the same and continues to be available from the beginning of the event until 10:00 AM.
3. Preview of Dumbo coming this week to Walt Disney Presents
Later this week on March 1st, a sneak peek of Disney’s new live-action version of Dumbo will be presented at the Walt Disney Presents attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios. This preview will likely be staying all month long, as the film is set to release on March 29, 2019 and Disney's film previews typically stick around until a week or two after the film comes out.