More closures confirmed for Disney's Hollywood Studios as the park moves ahead with redevelopment plans

Jan 15, 2016 in "Disney's Hollywood Studios"

Posted: Friday January 15, 2016 3:29pm EST by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney announced earlier today that Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show will be closing on April 2 2016, and now more closures are confirmed.

Scheduled to close with the Stunt Show on April 2 2016 are:

  • Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure playground
  • Monsters Inc. character meet and greet
  • Writer's Stop
  • Watto's Grotto
  • Studio Catering Co.

The 130ft Earfell Tower, which served as the parks original icon, will also be removed as part of the work on the back of the park.

A timeframe for the closure of the actual Streets of America has not yet been announced, although we already know that the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights will not be returning this year.

The closures are all part of the plans to redevelop the park, beginning with the 14-acre Star Wars and 11-acre Toy Story Lands.

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CentralFloridaRocks831Mar 26, 2016

I'd prefer another upgrade/sequence to keep TOT around actually hopefully that can keep the attraction around in the studios instead of getting a GOTG transformation. I have nothing against GOTG but DHS has plenty of other options to go with a possible Marvel mini land. The Twlight Zone Tower of Terror is indeed untouchable. Should go in the Disney parks hall of fame as best attractions ever created.

DarthMileZMar 26, 2016

No more closures please! i will be there in 8 weeks time!! Can someone confirm that Tattooine Traders is still a thing as there is no Wattos?

deere839Mar 26, 2016

any one have a rumored date of the next batch of closures yet? or anyone see a pattern yet for closures?

CrazydisneyfanlukeMar 26, 2016

Your supposed to tell us!:eek:

danlb_2000Mar 25, 2016

Are the spades in the ground yet? ;)

CrazydisneyfanlukeMar 25, 2016

I just noticed your title. Mr. Spade Monitor!

Bryan SlaterMar 25, 2016

Lol

danlb_2000Mar 25, 2016

If you consider 2-3 years quickly, then you might be happy. ;)

Bryan SlaterMar 25, 2016

With everything closes I hope things change or it won't even be worth spending the two days for our trip even though we are only spending half of the days there. Hope things open quickly

JohnWDMar 25, 2016

Why should reason and fact stop a good topic for complaining about Disney? /s

danlb_2000Mar 25, 2016

People have sent complaints to Disney about it and gotten responses denying it instead of the normal "we are always looking for new ways to improve the guest experience".

Hula PopperMar 25, 2016

Next Big ThingMar 25, 2016

I'm kinda behind on that whole ToT/GotG thing as I just blew it off as a false rumor that was intentionally leaked by someone at WDI for whatever reason. Has WDW actually spoke on it publicly?

danlb_2000Mar 25, 2016

Dinsey has 100% denied this in writing, so if it does happen and you didn't get one more chance to ride it, then I think you have grounds for a lawsuit. ;)