DHS Construction update thread (Read Post 1) Updated 8/21/19

rteetz

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Disney's Hollywood Studios is embarking on a large park renovation that has already gotten underway and will likely continue or the next four to five years. This includes two new major lands, Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, and Toy Story Land. Other park improvement are going to be made over time as well. Below is a list of construction updates, announcements, permits, and other park renovation updates.

LINK TO AERIAL IMAGES THREAD

Permits

http://my.sfwmd.gov/ePermitting/PopulateLOVs.do?flag=1

Star Wars Permits are signified by Project D

1. retention pond permit 151026-6

2. New fireworks launch site 151125-14

3. Backstage demo projects permits have been filed

4. Muppet B Complex permit (Pizza Planet and Mama Melrose building)

5. DHS Back of House (Backstage) permits, multiple addresses for this one

6. Catastrophe Canyon and LMA demolition permits

7. Staging area permit filed 4/25

8. General construction permit for RnRc (nothing major)

9.
Notice of Commencement for "Early Retaining Walls, Earth Berm and Landscaping" for Star Wars Land.

10. Trench Package at 400 Ascot Drive

11. Project D - 1004 - Package 2 - Primary Structural Steel at 384 Cypress Drive

12. Core and Shell Package at 400 Ascot Drive

13. Food/Beverage and Restroom at 151 Ascot Drive

14. Site demo (presumably around backside of Toy Story Midway Mania) at 545 Stage Lane

15. Notice of commencement for electrical work at 251 S Studio Drive.

16. Notice of Commencement filed for plumbing work for Project D - 375 Cypress Drive (DHS backstage).

17. Notice of commencement filed for Project D - 1004 - Package 1 - Foundations

18. Notice of Commencement filed for DHS BOH Package 1.06

19. Notice of commencement filed for work at the entrance of Hollywood Studios with an end date of June 30, 2017

20. Notice of commencement filed for "Ops 2 Building Interior Rehab."

21. BOH (Back Of House) Upgrades - Laydown Yard Fence at 500 S. Victory Way

22. Hub Planter Modifications - General Construction

23. Site Prep, Foundations and Structure for Building 1008 in SWL (450 Cypress Drive).

24. "Install Surround Wood" at Toy Story Midway Mania (HS Mania) located at 745 Stage Lane

25. Project D - Off-Site Laydown Single Wide Trailer and Turnstile (500 Victory Way)

26. Construction Zone Fence - 251 S. Studio Drive

27. Show Set Package 2 - 400 & 800 Ascot Drive

28. 400 Ascot Dr - DHS BOH Project A-400 - Install Package 1 Showset Pieces

29. HS - BOH Project A - Install Barricade - 585 Stage Lane

30. Project D - 1004 - Amendment #3 - Secondary Rockwork Steel Package - 384 Cypress Drive

31. DHS BOH Project A-300 - Showset Package 5

32. DHS BOH Project A-500 - Showset Package 5

33. DHS BOH Project A-800 - Showset Package 3

34. Project D - 1003 - Package 2 - Structural Steel @ 390 Cypress Drive

35. Project D - 1003 - Package - Completion/Secondary Steel/Rockwork

36. Project D - 1003 Exterior Package @ 390 Cypress Drive

37. Project D - 5-Wide Trailer @ 403 Cypress Drive

38. Project D - 1000W - Amendment 4 - Civil, AD and Structural Revisions @ 375 Cypress

39. Project D - 1006W Package 1 - Foundations and Structural Steel @ 375 Cypress

40. Cast Services Building Refurbishment (CDF) - Renovations of a BOH Facility @ 215 Cypress

41. CCF Tenant Improvements - Renovations of a BOH Facility @ 244 Cypress

42. Milestone permits filed for Star Wars Galaxy's Edge ride

43. https://blogmickey.com/2018/01/permits-filed-restaurant-show-star-wars-galaxys-edge/

44. 151 Ascot Dr (TSL Quick Service) - Fabrication and installation of show set pieces

45. 390 Cypress Dr (Galaxy's Edge) - Show set installation

46. 378 Cypress Dr (Galaxy's Edge) - 1005W Building - Foundation, Steel Structure, Core & Shell

47.

Closings

Lights Motors Action and more closing

Earful Tower leaving

Its gone...

Great Movie Ride Closes August 13th

Pixar Place is now closed

Backstage work

Creative costuming moved

Backstage Work at DHS for Toy Story Land

Crane arrives at DHS


Demolition Updates

http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/premiere-theater/news/12apr2016-photos---premiere-theater-and-san-fransisco-backdrop-are-no-more.htm

Catastrophe Canyon Demolition



Lights Motor Action Demolition

Pizza Planet renovation


PizzeRizzo Opening This Fall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Meet and greet area- Now Open

Streets of America Facade Demo

Studio Catering Co. Gone...


Muppet Courtyard to become Grand Avenue

http://blogmickey.com/2016/04/new-h...eets-of-america-introduces-muppets-courtyard/



https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/b...nue-coming-soon-to-disneys-hollywood-studios/

Concept art/Walls

https://twitter.com/bioreconstruct/status/716613612379488256

https://twitter.com/bioreconstruct/status/716612886962024448

Walls up around Streets of America

Speculation: New concept art gives hint to Star Wars Land location

http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/star-wars-land/news/07apr2016-star-wars-land-set-to-be-built-on-the-former-backlot-area.htm

Ground Breaking

Star Wars Land ground breaking April 14th, 2016

General Updates

http://www.orlandoparksnews.com/2016/04/hollywood-studios-update-expansion_82.html

http://www.orlandoparksnews.com/2016/04/hollywood-studios-update-expansion.html

http://www.orlandoparksnews.com/2016/04/hollywood-studios-update-expansion_13.html

Toy story land attractions

Star Wars fireworks debut in June


http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/star-wars-a-galactic-spectacular/news/06may2016-photos---construction-well-underway-on-new-projection-system-at-disneys-hollywood-studios.htm

http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/star-wars-a-galactic-spectacular/news/25may2016-photos---update-on-construction-for-star-wars-a-galactic-spectacular.htm

http://www.orlandoparksnews.com/2016/05/hollywood-studios-update-new-echo-lake_24.html

Disney Early Morning Magic Coming to Hollywood Studios

http://www.orlandoparksnews.com/2016/09/hollywood-studios-update-demolition.html

http://www.orlandoparksnews.com/2016/10/hollywood-studios-update-demolition_23.html

http://www.orlandoparksnews.com/2016/10/hollywood-studios-update-demolition_23.html

http://www.orlandoparksnews.com/2017/01/hollywood-studios-update-slow-season-is.html

Cast Costuming building relocating

AT-ATs arrive at DHS

Toy Story Land to Open at Walt Disney World Resort in Summer 2018

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

First Look: Disney Parks Unveils the Star Wars-Inspired Land Model

Grand Avenue Link 2

Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway to Open in 2019 at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Star Wars Hotel, Galaxy's Edge News from the D23 Expo Japan

New Artist Rendering of Toy Story Land's Alien Swirling Saucers Revealed

Slinky Dog Dash Roller Coaster to Feature On-Ride Photo

PHOTOS: New Slinky Dog Dash and Toy Story Land Entrance Concept Art Released

PHOTOS: Latest Construction Progress and Concept Art for the Disney Skyliner Station at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Sneak A Peek At The Toydarian Wares Coming To Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Star Wars-Inspired Resort Planned for Walt Disney World Resort Promises to be ‘Unlike Anything That Exists Today’

New Cast Services Building and Parking Area to Open Soon at Hollywood Studios

Opening Season Just Announced for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Ride Along With Slinky Dog Dash at Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Oooh! Take a First Look at Fun Merchandise Coming to Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World

Sneak a Peek at Alien Swirling Saucers at Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World Resort

All in the Details: Imagineers Bring Wheezy To Life at Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World

FastPass+ for Toy Story Land Opens to Walt Disney World Resort Hotel Guests, Special Extra Magic Hours To Be Offered

Pixar Characters will Greet Guests in Toy Story Land at Walt Disney World Resort

Toy Story Lands At Disney’s Hollywood Studios & Shanghai Disneyland Are Set to Amaze Guests in 2018

PHOTOS: New Parking Plaza Now Vertical at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios Update: Toy Story Land Opens in Less Than a Month

Hollywood Studios Update: Temporary Closure of Toy Story Mania and More (PART 1)

First Look at Toy Story Land at Night and More Featured in New ‘Inside Disney Parks’

PHOTO UPDATE: Walking Around Disney’s Hollywood Studios (New Toy Story Mania Queue, Black Panther, Skyliner Station, and More)

New Bus Loop Opening Soon at Disney's Hollywood Studios

PHOTOS - Phase 1 of the new Disney's Hollywood Studios bus stop area opens to guests

Theme Park Entrance and Parking Enhancements Coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios

Portion of Hollywood Studios Parking to Be Temporarily Unavailable Beginning Sept. 25

DHS Parking Lot Entrance Opening Nov. 8th
https://disneyparks.disney.go.com/b...transformation/?CMP=SOC-DPFY19Q1wo1025180004A

Hollywood Studios Update: Heading Toward the "Slow" Season (PART 1)

http://blogmickey.com/2019/02/star-wars-speeder-bike-photo-op-and-more-behind-walls-for-galaxys-edge-prep/

Bag Check Update
photos-latest-look-at-new-hollywood-studios-bag-check-construction

Mickey topiary is being moved at DHS entrance
http://blogmickey.com/2019/04/photo...r-mickey-entrance-topiary-relocation-project/

PHOTOS - New tram stops and security screening area nearing completion at Disney's Hollywood Studios



Refurbished Legends of Hollywood Shop to Reopen August 23rd at Disney’s Hollywood Studios



Announcements

New Roundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant Coming to Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway to Roll into Disneyland Park

The All-New Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy Debuts March 31 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary, New Park Offerings Inspire Guests To Visit Now More Than Ever

Exciting Enhancements Coming to ABC Commissary at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to Open May 31 at Disneyland Resort, August 29 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney Skyliner Gondolas Make First Test Runs Between Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Hollywood Studios

New Entrance for Autos at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Opens Nov. 8; Continues Park’s Arrival Experience Transformation

The All-New ‘Disney Junior Dance Party!’ Show Opens December 22 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Toy Story Land Officially Opens Today at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

New Show Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy Opens at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Early 2019

New ‘Disney Junior Dance Party!’ Live Show Coming This Fall to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Toy Story Lands At Disney’s Hollywood Studios & Shanghai Disneyland Are Set to Amaze Guests in 2018

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Opens Next Year at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Construction Milestone Celebrated at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

BaseLine Tap House Opens Today at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

New BaseLine Tap House Part of New Grand Avenue Area at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

First Mickey-Themed Ride-Through Attraction, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

New Star Wars Guided Tour Starts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios January 2

Star Wars-themed Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios To Dazzle at Night, New Star Tours Adventure Coming

Muppets-Themed Eatery, PizzeRizzo to Open November 18 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

All-New Holiday Nighttime Spectacular “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!” Coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort

PizzeRizzo Opening This Fall at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

New ‘Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular’ Fireworks Set To Make History at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Starting June 17

First Look: Toy Story Land Attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

All-New Character Experiences with Olaf and Mickey & Minnie Coming Soon to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

New Star Wars Offerings Land At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Toy Story Land To Come To Life At Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Gondola Transportation "Disney Skyliner"

Skyway On STEROIDS! Disney Skyliner Thread

Information Regarding Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Information Regarding Toy Story Land
 
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Iowamomof4

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I figured since there will soon be a lot of work with Disney's Hollywood Studios we would have one thread to compile construction updates, permit info and other news.

I will keep a running list of things we know below.

1. retention pond permit http://my.sfwmd.gov/ePermitting/DetailedReport.do?recordId=0&showMenu=false
2. New fireworks launch site http://my.sfwmd.gov/ePermitting/DetailedReport.do?recordId=0&showMenu=false
Hmm... when I click your links I get "Your session has expired. Please start again."
 
  • DanBoris

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    Edited the post above sorry.
    I never found a way to link directly to the SFWMD permits, although you can link directly to the individual documents under each permit.

    An update on #1, Disney has submitted some more information that the SFWMD requested so that this can continue with it's review. It currently has a review deadline of December 23rd.
     

    dogdangling

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    They just need to get on with it now, start clearing the area, get the new stuff in and make people happy and spend money.
     

    rteetz

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    They just need to get on with it now, start clearing the area, get the new stuff in and make people happy and spend money.
    January is next month that's when they are supposed to start.
     
  • dogdangling

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    has any clearing of the old attractions actually been done yet? its a bit of a kick in the teeth if the backlot tour is still there
     
  • DanBoris

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    has any clearing of the old attractions actually been done yet? its a bit of a kick in the teeth if the backlot tour is still there
    They did remove the large fuel tank for Catastrophe Canyon sometime earlier this year, but based on aerial photos of DHS that is the only thing visible that has changed. I am wondering if that removal is somehow connected with why the backlot tour closed when it did.
     

    rteetz

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    They did remove the large fuel tank for Catastrophe Canyon sometime earlier this year, but based on aerial photos of DHS that is the only thing visible that has changed. I am wondering if that removal is somehow connected with why the backlot tour closed when it did.
    And the water scene was drained
     

    Ajbro44

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    Does anyone know what area of DHS they are planning to put star wars and toy start land?
     

    rteetz

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    Thanks! So by the look of the map that was posted they are doing away with both the stunt and Indiana Jones shows?
    Lights motor action is for phase 3.

    Indiana jones is supposed to stay as far as I know but get some changes.
     







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