You can almost hear the Imperial March playing already. We’ve got some exciting photos to share with you this week of real progress at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Let’s take a look at this rapidly changing park as two new lands are slowly rising.

Welcome to Hollywood Studios!

You know they’re expecting a large crowd when Gertie is open.

Won’t be long now before Star Tours includes a new scene from Crait, a new mineral planet from Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi.
What’s that peeking over the walls? Is it vertical construction?!?

Large crane on site.
It is vertical construction!
You can see a little more of it from the second floor of PizzeRizzo.

From Tatooine Traders, you get the best glimpse of what has gone vertical. 2019 is still a long way away, but it’s exciting to see some progress here, seeing as Disneyland’s version already has AT-AT skeletons built inside.

One Man’s Dream is now hosting the Pirates 5 preview.

Crane out for Toy Story Land. Which is supposed to open before Star Wars Land.

Lots of ‘nothing to see here’ trees.
A different angle on the vertical construction over at Star Wars Land.
Lots of dirt looking toward Toy Story Land.

Expect to see Star Lord here soon, once Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 drops into theaters on May 5th.
Almost a year and this old billboard is STILL up.
You can see vertical construction from Toy Story Land here if you look closely.
Some cool new banners in the old Animation Courtyard celebrating 40 years of Star Wars.

BB-8 has made his debut at Star Wars Launch Bay. The loyal little droid from Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available on a daily basis alongside both Kylo Ren and Chewbacca.

BB-8 now has a meet and greet inside the Launch Bay.
He is up on the higher level, next to the bar where the Jawa walk around characters are.
Anyone else excited for season 4 of Star Wars Rebels?

Star Wars Land crane poking over the Chinese Theater.
Dark and stormy Tower of Terror.

Lastly, on the way out, this old walkway is no longer a place to go through security and everyone gets routed toward the front entrance.

Well, that does it for this week. Are you excited to see Star Wars go vertical? How about Toy Story Land? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading!

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