PHOTOS - Earth moving conveyor installed across World drive for Disney's Hollywood Studio redevelopment

Oct 12, 2016 in "Disney's Hollywood Studios"

Earth moving conveyor belt across World Drive
Posted: Wednesday October 12, 2016 11:51am EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

An earth moving conveyor system is being setup in support of the construction project at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Spanning World Drive, the conveyor system will be transporting earth removed from an area being prepared for a large retention pond, across the roadway, and to then be used to regrade other areas.

Likely uses of the transported earth include reshaping the land for both Star Wars and Toy Story Lands, and around the new parking and roadway areas leading into the park.

Discuss on the Forums

Get Walt Disney World News Delivered to Your Inbox

View all comments →

HauntedMansionFLAJun 07, 2018


danlb_2000Jun 07, 2018

The area on the other side of World Drive was one of last few big plots of land considered suitable for development, but now they have taken away a good chunk of it for the storm water pond and fireworks launch area.

HauntedMansionFLAJun 07, 2018

Can this area ( across the road) be developed for theme park attractions? It woukd be a nice area for an Star Wars expansion without disturbing the open park.

danlb_2000Mar 12, 2018

Latest aerials on the DHS parking end show it gone.

WDWtravelerMar 12, 2018

Photo update as of Monday, March 12, 2018. Since sometime in late February, the "loader" part of the earth moving conveyor was removed. The large pile of earth has been gone for some time, so I supposed the rest of the conveyor will be removed soon.

RSoxNo1Feb 01, 2018

Bocce court.

MagicHappens1971Jan 31, 2018

Thank you

danlb_2000Jan 31, 2018

Here is the permit drawing for the area. As you say it is for construction staging and parking for the construction crews.

cjkeatingJan 31, 2018

Anyone remember all the disagreements when at one point it was thought that the Backlot Tour area was going to be the staging area for Star Wars Land when it was going to take the Indiana Jones Stunt Show plot and expand the park boundaries? Some people were convinced that BLT area was too big for a staging area... look at the size of the actual staging area we have for SWL now.

networkproJan 31, 2018

When you dont have enough physical space to both prepare and and store all of the stuff thats going to be put there you use a staging area.

MagicHappens1971Jan 31, 2018

I've never understood, what do they use a staging area for?

Magic FeatherJan 30, 2018


cjkeatingJan 30, 2018

I believe that is the staging area for the DHS projects but I am sure someone else will confirm?

MovieloverJan 30, 2018

It's the foundation for Iger's money vault, east coast campus...