Disney files plans for new 'Flex Space' theater at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Apr 20, 2015 in "Disney's Hollywood Studios"

It looks as though Disney's Hollywood Studios will soon be getting a new 'flex space' theater on Sunset Blvd.

A recently filed permit includes plans that outline a new theater space between Rock 'n' Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror. The backstage area has previously been used to host Darth's Mall during Star Wars Weekends, and various events during the old ESPN The Weekend.

The new 'flex space' theater being built may indicate that the park's other flex space, the Premiere Theater on Street of America may soon be closed. The Frozen Sing Along that currently plays in the location is being relocated to the Hyperion Theater, previously home to the American Idol Experience. Closure of the Premiere Theater without a replacement would leave the park short of locations of visiting high school bands and other special events.

The development is significant because the Premiere Theater sits in a key area that is expected to be used by the major rebuild of Disney's Hollywood Studios that is expected to be announced in the coming months.

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Article Posted: Apr 20, 2015 / 5:52pm EDT