PHOTOS - Echo Lake at Disney's Hollywood Studios drained for refurbishment and holiday decor preparation

Sep 08, 2017 in "Echo Lake"

Echo Lake drained
Posted: Friday September 8, 2017 12:38pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Echo Lake at Disney's Hollywood Studios is now completely drained ahead of its upcoming refurbishment.

Along with paint and general clean-up, the structures to add the holiday enhancements will be added to the lake.

During the holidays this year, extra-large ornaments, colorful garlands and a giant Christmas tree will be centered on Echo Lake.

Click the gallery for more photos of the drained Echo Lake.

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ToTBellHopNov 01, 2017

Everything thus far in the park looks great.

EPCOTCenterLoverNov 01, 2017

It's better look great. There's so little of the park left, they'd better make it first class for the prices they charge (even if its part of a multi-day pass).

danlb_2000Nov 01, 2017

More picture of the Echo Lake decorations...

Horizons '83Nov 01, 2017

Very Nice, thanks for the photos!

wdwmagicNov 01, 2017

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WDWtravelerOct 23, 2017

Photo update as of Sunday, October 22, 2017. Sod was added in the center of Echo Lake island. The tree trunks that appear underwater in Echo Lake have been repainted dark brown. Previously they were tan, or very faded.

hpyhnt 1000Oct 21, 2017

I’m ok with that really. I like the idea of the tree on the island (final judgement until we see the actual display of course). It’s unique and should look great at night with the lights reflecting on the water. DHS should look really nice for the holidays. Yes, it stinks losing the Osborne lights, but the entire “old Hollywood” section of the park is going to be decorated head to toe, and with some new entertainment to boot.

ToTBellHopOct 20, 2017

The bigger issue is the projection shows which are here to stay. Echo Lake is a new, permanent home.

YodaManOct 20, 2017

I'm still a little bummed that the tree isn't going back to its old home in the center of park in front of the Chinese Theater, but even with the new mobile stages I assume Lucasfilm didn't like the idea of a giant Christmas tree being the backdrop for their Star Wars character show. Maybe one day...

peter11435Oct 20, 2017

Hopefully it's going in it's spot outside the gate and a new tree on the island.

MisterPenguinOct 20, 2017

Happy Holidays!

matt9112Oct 20, 2017

surely there is a price premium on these rare breeds?

ToTBellHopOct 20, 2017

DVC kiosk.