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Here we are, ladies and gentlemen. It looks like the renaissance of Disney's Hollywood Studios may be starting sooner than we thought (hopefully...). In fact, just a few minutes ago, Disney officially confirmed internally that the infamous Studios Backlot Tour attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios will close for good on September 27, 2014 to make for new, exciting additions. Here you are a few additional information about this sudden (but expected) news:

The Planet Hollywood outdoor retail location (found at Downtown Disney) closed on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, due to construction walls being placed in the area to make way for hardscape work for future phases of the Disney Springs expansion. Construction walls will remain up around Planet Hollywood in various stages through 2016. Planet Hollywood merchandise will still be available at the retail location inside the restaurant, as well as at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.


Main Street U.S.A. and the central hub of the Magic Kingdom Park continue to expand, little by little. While work on the hub itself seems to be picking up speed, it looks like the side street project (which is being built on the right side of Main Street U.S.A., in the middle of a backstage area) is proceeding at a slower pace. That said, we have some important news about both projects today, so feel free to come and join us in this new, virtual tour of the Magic Kingdom Park:


Here we are on PART 2 of this new Magic Kingdom hub photo-report. PART 1 of this update can be found by clicking on this link.
As we have seen in the previous part, work on the new side street seems to be finally showing some real progress, with new columns being added and new paint on the back of the buildings. Let's now check out the rest of the hub, where more concrete continues to be added and more bridges take shape:


Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex congratulates the Boeing Company and SpaceX, selected today by NASA to launch astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) from Kennedy Space Center as early as 2017. The announcement is part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which identifies private sector companies to provide safe, cost-effective and reliable access through U.S. space transportation systems to and from the ISS and low Earth orbit.