Hello, and welcome to Dateline Disney World! This week, we’re taking a look at Hollywood Studios and the juicy new rumor. Let’s go!

Welcome to DHS!
Welcome to DHS!
Star Wars fireworks have been running at 7:45 for the last few weeks now.
Star Wars fireworks have been running at 7:45 for the last few weeks now.
The Darkroom is still closed for refurbishment.
The Darkroom is still closed for refurbishment.
Signage telling you where to go for Photopass and merchandise.
Signage telling you where to go for Photopass and merchandise.

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So weird being able to see Tatooine Traders from ABC Commissary.
So weird being able to see Tatooine Traders from ABC Commissary.

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Current view of what is left of Streets of America.
Current view of what is left of Streets of America.

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If you haven't checked out these Star Wars comics, you should. They're great!
If you haven’t checked out these Star Wars comics, you should. They’re great!


Sadly, the balloon at Muppet-Vision seems to have gone away.
Sadly, the balloon at Muppet-Vision seems to have gone away.

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View of Star Wars progress from Pizzerizzo.
View of Star Wars progress. It’s just cleared land and trees in boxes right now.

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Weird seeing Tower of Terror from all the way back here.
You can now see Tower of Terror from all the way back here.

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The assumed entrance to Toy Story Land is now walled off.
The assumed entrance to Toy Story Land is now walled off.

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A look at the construction from this side of the park.
A look at the construction from this side of the park.

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Rumor has it that Disney is casting face characters for Star Lord for this space that was occupied for a short time by Doctor Strange.
Rumor has it that Disney is casting face characters for Star Lord for the space that was occupied for a short time by Doctor Strange.

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They really need to take this billboard down.
They really need to take this billboard down.
Beauty and the Beast preview is happening inside One Man's Dream.
Beauty and the Beast preview is happening inside One Man’s Dream. It’s great.

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Star Wars dessert party check in happens near the Launch Bay.
Star Wars dessert party check in happens near the Launch Bay.

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The Cadillac on Sunset Blvd has returned!
The Cadillac on Sunset Blvd has returned!

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Twilight Zone Roses of Terror

 

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Seen a lot of downtime at Tower of Terror lately. Hopefully it gets sorted soon.
Seen a lot of downtime at Tower of Terror lately. Hopefully it gets sorted soon.

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Ticket prices went up...again. And as always, surrounded by good news, like opening dates for Rivers of Light, Pandora, and a new fireworks show for Magic Kingdom.
Ticket prices went up…again. And as always, surrounded by good news, like opening dates for Rivers of Light, Pandora, and a new fireworks show for Magic Kingdom.

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More News From the Disney World

  • This coming Friday thru Monday, Epcot International Festival of the Arts will host a special musical showcase at the America Gardens theater. This special program will celebrate favorite Disney music sung by Broadway stars. This weekend will feature Kissy Simmons and Alton Fitzgerald White. They will perform songs from The Lion King, Aida, Aladdin and The Little Mermaid. Performances are scheduled for 5:30pm, 6:45pm and 8:00pm Feb 17th thru Feb 20th at the America Gardens theater.
  • Last weekend Disney Springs unveiled Paddlefish. This newly reimagined Steamboat will showcase a seafood-centric menu, specialty cocktails and an extensive Wine list. Don’t worry though several fan favorites from Fulton’s Crab House will still be offered. Paddlefish is scheduled to be open for lunch and dinner daily, and will offer a special Sunday brunch.
Time to head out!
Time to head out!

 

That does it for this week! How do you feel about ticket increases? Star Wars Land opening in 2019 have you excited? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

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