This summer, Epcot is hosting the “ Sounds Like Summer” concert series featuring some of the best tribute bands around. This series is scheduled to run thru July 23rd. Simply Tina, a Tribute to Tina Turner will perform thru Friday.  Stayin’ Alive, a Tribute to The Bee Gees will take the stage at the American Gardens Theater in World Showcase starting Saturday July 2nd.

In case you missed it, Tony’s Town Square Restaurant recently added a new dining package for the Main Street Electrical Parade at  Magic Kingdom. A special 3 course Italian style meal and reserved viewing for the Main Street Electrical Parade is included in the cost, $45 for adults, $17 for kids plus tax and gratuity. Make your reservations early to take advantage of this special offer.

Both Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park and Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park are offering a fun new way to enjoy those sunny summer Water Park days. Special cabanas are available for either a full or half- day rental. These reserved spaces will provide the ultimate in relaxation.

Beachcomber Shack Cabanas and Polar Patio Cabanas will offer upscale Adirondack seating, private locker, a service attendant available to bring food and drinks, and other fun additions to ensure you stay cool.

Now on to photos from around Disney Hollywood Studios !

Welcome to Hollywoodland!
Welcome to Hollywoodland!
The new fireworks show goes off at 9:45 nightly.
The new fireworks show goes off at 9:45 nightly.
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One of the views you will have when watching the nightly fireworks, not the best.

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When you get there early, you get short waits. Even in the summer!

When you get there early, you get short waits. Even in the summer.

With the Florida heat the misters were all on at full blast even first thing in the morning, giving the queue that nice and ominous feeling!

Misters were all on at full blast, giving the queue that nice and ominous feeling!

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Notice the lack of Earful Tower in the shot here.
You will notice the lack of a signature Earful Tower in this shot, I wonder if they saved the tower for use later.

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Finding Dory has been a huge hit for Pixar and Disney, and of course with the Synergy that is Disney you can find Dory Merchandise everywhere throughout all the Theme Parks.

During the summer Disney looks to be adding new food options around Echo Lake and they look very much look Food and Wine booths from Epcot.

Over in Echo Lake, there are some new food kiosks.

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They look very much look Food and Wine booths from Epcot.

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Hi Walt!
Hi Walt!
The new Celebrity Spotlight meet and greet is up across from Star Tours and the Jedi Training Academy.
The new Celebrity Spotlight meet and greet is up across from Star Tours and the Jedi Training Academy.
You can meet Olaf currently.
You can meet Olaf currently.

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There is new permanent signage to help folks with the new layout of the park that has come along with the construction for Toy Story and Star Wars lands.
There is new permanent signage to help folks with the new layout of the park that has come along with the construction for Toy Story and Star Wars lands.

As StarWars Land takes shape in both California and Florida here are photos of current offerings! This includes some concept art for Star Wars blocking an old entrance to the Streets of America area.

Concept art for Star Wars blocking an old entrance to the Streets of America area.

Star Wars sign also blocking the way near the Writer's Stop and Sci-Fi Dine In.

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Lots of steel going up at what should be reopening as a Muppet themed eatery.
Lots of steel going up at what should be reopening as a Muppet themed eatery.

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Hard to tell here, but the Premiere Theater used to be right in the center of where this shot is. But, it has since been demolished.
Hard to tell here, but the Premiere Theater used to be right in the center of where this shot is. But, it has since been demolished.

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Mickey and Minnie now have a permanent meet and greet where the old American Idol audition booths were.
Mickey and Minnie now have a permanent meet and greet where the old American Idol audition booths were.

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At least for right now, One Man's Dream isn't being subjected to a preview theater for Disney's next movie.
At least for right now, One Man’s Dream isn’t being repurposed as to a preview theater for Disney’s next movie.
A domestic flop...
A domestic flop…
...and a domestic mega success.
…and a domestic mega success.

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A third track has been added to Toy Story Mania, and it seems to be helping with the wait times. The queue also did not extend out into Pixar Place.
A third track has been added to Toy Story Mania, and it seems to be helping with the wait times. The queue also did not extend out into Pixar Place.
Folks, this is a dead end.
Folks, this is a dead end.
Not much visible change in the Backlot area.
Not much visible change in the Backlot area.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids props are still in place.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids props are still in place.

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Captain Phasma leads the troopers to the stage in the center of the park.
Captain Phasma leads the troopers to the stage in the center of the park.
People went nuts for this and ran to the center stage to see what was going on.
People went nuts for this and ran to the center stage to see what was going on.

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Safe to say that Disney has a cash cow in this whole Star Wars franchise.
Safe to say that Disney has a cash cow in this whole Star Wars franchise.
Permanent control tower in the center of the park for Star Wars stage and fireworks shows.
Permanent control tower in the center of the park for Star Wars stage and fireworks shows.

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Time to go!
Time to go!

That does it for this week. Is Hollywood Studios making the sort of changes you would like to see? What attractions, themes and lands would you like to see in this Studio park? Let us know in the comments. Thanks for reading!

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