A few days ago, we posted a brief news on our social media pages involving a newly-renamed themed area of Disney's Hollywood Studios. This afternoon we are going to follow up on that news to add a few more details and to discuss about possible future plans for one of the oldest (yet most appreciated) areas of a park that's undergoing its biggest expansion ever. Indeed, it looks like the Walt Disney World Resort is finally ready to give the Muppets a bit more elbow room.
As previously announced, many of the attractions currently located in the Streets of America themed area of Disney's Hollywood Studios will be officially closing to the public on April 2, 2016. Among the offerings that will be closing their doors we can find Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show, Honey I Shrunk The Kids Movie Set Adventure, the Premiere Theater, as well as a character greeting location, some food & beverage locations (including the Studio Catering Co. restaurant), and a few stores.
With the removal of all of these offerings, Muppet*Vision 3D will become the only attraction in that area of the park, which will therefore renamed and will become Muppets Courtyard and will also include the nearby restaurants and shops. The old Pizza Planet restaurant (which is currently closed for a lengthy refurbishment) and Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano are expected to be re-themed to fit in this land.
Additionally, the small Mickey Avenue area (located next to Pixar Place) will be eliminated, and the Walt Disney: One Man's Dream attraction will become part of the nearby Animation Courtyard.
The following map highlights all of the areas (including some backstage locations) that will be closed:
Therefore, starting April 3, Disney’s Hollywood Studios Guests will find the following themed areas:
- Hollywood Boulevard;
- Sunset Boulevard;
- Echo Lake;
- Commissary Lane;
- Pixar Place;
- Animation Courtyard;
- Muppets Courtyard.
A new park map will reflect all of these changes. We will continue to keep you updated on this regard.
AERIAL IMAGERY: © 2016 NearMap. All Rights Reserved.