PHOTOS - Aerial views of an empty Disney's Hollywood Studios ahead of this week's reopening

Jul 13, 2020 in "Disney's Hollywood Studios"

Aerial view of Disney's Hollywood Studios during COVID-019 closure

Disney's Hollywood Studios reopens to guests later this week as part of the phased reopening of Walt Disney World from the COVID-19 shutdown.

Cast Member previews take place today and tomorrow, with the park reopening to guests on Wednesday July 15.

Click the gallery for a look at the park from overhead.

Aerial photos for WDWMAGIC by @cchard

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Article Posted: Jul 13, 2020 / 9:12am ET
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PostScott22 days ago

True, but would you say that an indoor eatery contributes to the energy of a land?

MisterPenguin22 days ago

We'll always have Rex.

FuturePort8322 days ago

Meals seem like more of an essential so it is somewhat understandable but it doesn't make sense to me that they haven't converted more outdoor space to dining.

PostScott22 days ago

Woah woah woah, luxo was in Pixar place? Guess it didn't last long 😂

TrainChasers22 days ago

How long did Luxo last in Pixar place? Is this the shortest lived effect in dhs or was that luxo?

PostScott22 days ago

Yeah I believe that that was the last kinetic object within the land. There is the same thing next to the bathrooms in the marketplace but I assume thats down too if this one is down. It's really sad that they promised so much yet they delivered so little. The attractions are really fun, but once you get off something it just feels missing in the land. I know they went over budget with the land and thats why they cancelled so much but, they should have went all out. It's star wars

Disneyson22 days ago

Horrible. Absolutely horrible. I imagine they fired enough people that they couldn't keep this working? Forgive me if this isn't the case, but this is truly the only actively interactive element in the land, right, besides the lights that change colors when you aim your phone at them? Like, everything else in the app is "implied", nothing moves or changes, right? Honestly, what a horrible final nail in the coffin on the premise of the land. Reminds me of the "character card" they gave at that Galactic Nights upcharge event, where they promised more and more cards to come out detailing the different character interactions you would have throughout the land. What a massive spiritual loss for this land this is.

YodaMan22 days ago

They still allow indoor unmasked dining which is significantly worse than an indoor masked singalong. But if it were me I wouldn’t feel comfortable at either.

FuturePort8322 days ago

A lot of Disney's protocols seem well thought out so this surprised me. I'm not sure how they think holding an indoor singalong is a good idea when we are dealing with a virus that is now confirmed to be spread through the air and not just via droplets.

MisterPenguin22 days ago

Don't be sad. They sent the Dianoga to an farm in upstate New York and it's very happy there playing with all the other Dianogas and eating all the dogs they want.

GladToBeHear22 days ago

Well, at least they're consistent.

PostScott22 days ago

I'm sure they're just trying to cut out as many "unnecessary" costs as they can during this time.

RSoxNo122 days ago

Do we know this is permanently done?

Notes from Neverland23 days ago

Goodness. That didn't last very long. It was one of those subtle yet fun effects that made the place feel more foreign / alive.