New vehicle entrance opens November 8 at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Oct 25, 2018 in "Disney's Hollywood Studios"

The new vehicle entrance and auto-plaza will open November 8 2018 at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Guests driving to Disney’s Hollywood Studios will use the new entrance and exit located off of Osceola Parkway. The current main entrance off World Drive and Osceola Parkway will be repurposed for Disney cast members only and the satellite entrance on Buena Vista Drive will be dedicated to buses.

Vehicles coming from southbound Victory Way will also find a connecting road leading to the park.


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Article Posted: Oct 25, 2018 / 10:08am ET
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MisterPenguin29 days ago

Trees can hide anything. If the trees are close enough to the viewer!

Tom Morrow29 days ago

Glad to see more trees being planted. I hope they continue to hide how exposed SWGE is. This could easily be solved by planting trees directly next to the bus road. They only have to be taller than the buses.

Notes from Neverland31 days ago

Good to see! I really wish they'd figure out a way to hide the enormous Pandora buildings from the guest view when arriving by bus.

matt911231 days ago

Im just glad the tree budget didn't get axed.

marni197131 days ago

Like it was all a dream...

WDWtraveler31 days ago

Photo update as of Saturday, August 22, 2020. As expected, trees and bushes are being planted on the new large berm along World Drive to further hide the backstage of Star Wars Land at Hollywood Studios. This berm is where the original auto entrance used to be at Hollywood Studios (under an overpass bridge that used to be here). In the first photo in the distance, you can see the Hollywood Tower of Terror on the left and Star Wars Land spires near the center of the photo. When the trees are mature, most of the Studios infrastructure will be hidden. Also in the first photo on the extreme right side, you will see one of the large trees transplanted from the former Richard Petty Driving Experience racetrack near the Magic Kingdom parking lot. Updated on Wednesday, August 25, 2020. Everyday there are more trees added to this berm. Updated on Thursday, August 27, 2020: Several palm trees have been added.

marni1971Jul 18, 2020

You can see Disneyland’s SWL mountains are on poles from inside Disneyland. Doubt they’d worry about the backstage views. Not that I think it’s right.

kurtkJun 19, 2020

That's why no windows at the Star Wars Hotel;-)

Tom MorrowJun 18, 2020

I wish this would happen though. A handful of trees would go a long way. It's possibly the worst and most exposed example of a backstage view on property.

danlb_2000Jun 06, 2020


kurtkJun 05, 2020

So this construction did continue after the March? Maybe I missed it earlier but why did this one continue and most did not?

dhslxopMay 30, 2020

The new connector road (replacement for the ramp that went over the Studios marquee) from Osceola Parkway Westbound to World Drive Northbound is permanent, right?

MisterPenguinMay 28, 2020

No, just to avoid an overpass and to have a separate employee and back of house entrance. Employees, buses, and guests each now have their own exclusive entrance.

marni1971May 28, 2020

World Drive.