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Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Closing for Two Weeks in September

Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be closed for two weeks in September. The stage show will be dark September 13-26; reopening to guests on September 27, 2017.

For a complete list of current and upcoming refurbishments at Walt Disney World Resort, please visit our refurbishment page.


Reservations Now Open for Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World guests who are looking forward to seeing Fantasmic! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios might want to consider reserving a new package to enjoy the nighttime spectacular.

The Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience includes a snack box featuring sweet and savory items at the Fantasmic! theater prior to show time AND a special light-up credential which will allow guests to enter the special reserved viewing area.

The adult box features chocolate-covered strawberries, cheesecake, a chocolate cupcake, apple crisp, California trail mix and cheese and crackers. Kids will enjoy chocolate pudding with crushed chocolate cookies and gummy worms, confetti popcorn, grapes and a vanilla cake bite which features the star of Fantasmic! — Sorcerer Mickey. Guests will also receive a bottle of water and a specialty alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage in a light-up keepsake Fantasmic! cup.

The Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience is another great offering from the Enchanting Extras Collection, which allows guests to enhance their Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Cost is $39 for adults and $19 for children ages 3-9. Reservations can be made by visiting DisneyWorld.com/dining or by calling 407-WDW-DINE.


Muppets Courtyard to Become Grand Park at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Last month, Disney announced a new area called Grand Avenue would be coming soon to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Disney describes this area as capturing the spirit of present-day Downtown Los Angeles by showing vintage office buildings and warehouses representing the different vibrant districts and cultures of the city.  Baseline Taphouse, a cheerful corner pub, will also be in this area  and specialize in small bites, beer and wines from California.

Today, Disney shared a few more details regarding Grand Avenue which now includes the current Muppets Courtyard area along with a portion of the former Streets of America.  Guests will soon see facades for “merchants” appearing in this area for a music shop, loft apartments, a tailor and more, with each window on the street featuring charming displays.

According to Disney, the current Muppets Courtyard will become Grand Park, an urban square off Grand Avenue surrounded by shops and restaurants like PizzeRizzo and Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano. Guests can already see changes in the area, with the Muppets theater being renamed “Grand Arts Theatre” and boasting a brand-new marquee.  Best of all, the fan-favorite “Muppet*Vision 3D” show will remain.

Grand Avenue is slated to open this fall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios .

Mobile Order Debuts at Backlot Express at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Today

Beginning today August 8, Mobile Order, the service which allows guests the convenience of ordering and paying for meals on-the-go within the My Disney Experience App, will be available at Backlot Express at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Additional Disney’s Hollywood Studios restaurants to receive Mobile Order later this month are ABC Commissary on August 14, and PizzeRizzo on August 15.

In case you aren’t familiar, Mobile Order offers a huge convenience to park guests.  Using the app, guests can select menu items, customize their order and pre-pay for their meal. When they arrive at the restaurant they can tap the “I’m here” button in the app, which will notify the kitchen to prepare the meal. When ready, guests will be alerted through the app to pick up their meal at a designated window.

The service has already debuted at many Magic Kingdom, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom restaurants as well as dining locations in Epcot and D-Luxe Burger in Disney Springs.

Please note Mobile Orders can only accept credit cards for payment right now and not the Disney Dining Plan.  Also, the service is not currently able to offer Annual Passholder or Tables in Wonderland discounts.  These discounts can only be applied at the counter.


Mobile Order Expanding to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this Month

Beginning this month, Mobile Order, the service which allows guests the convenience of ordering and paying for meals on-the-go within the My Disney Experience App, will start rolling out to counter service restaurants at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

The schedule is as follows:

  • August 8 – Backlot Express
  • August 14 – ABC Commissary
  • August 15 – PizzeRizzo

In case you aren’t familiar, Mobile Order offers a huge convenience to park guests.  Using the app, guests can select menu items, customize their order and pre-pay for their meal. When they arrive at the restaurant they can tap the “I’m here” button in the app, which will notify the kitchen to prepare the meal. When ready, guests will be alerted through the app to pick up their meal at a designated window.

The service has already debuted at many Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Animal Kingdom restaurants as well as dining locations in Epcot and D-Luxe Burger in Disney Springs.

Please note Mobile Orders can only accept credit cards for payment right now and not the Disney Dining Plan.  Also, the service is not currently able to offer Annual Passholder or Tables in Wonderland discounts.  These discounts can only be applied at the counter.