Due to the impending construction for Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land, many iconic and beloved attractions will see their final day on April 2, 2016.
Construction in the backlot will lead to the closing of:
- Mike & Sulley meet and greet
- Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show
- Earful tower
- Herbie’s Drive In
- Watto’s Grotto
- Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Play area
- Studio Catering Company
- Youze Guys Merchandise
- Pretzel Garden
- Prop Shop
- Streets of America
- Writers Stop
I’ve previously announced that Pizza Planet will be closed for an extended period of time. I would expect it to eventually reopen with a Muppets theme as Toy Story Land will contain a new version of Pizza Planet. Muppet Vision 3D will remain open.
Any chance Mike and sully will meet elsewhere. It is our whole reason for going to the park a second day and going to Hollywood studios. My son tells everyone he gets to meet them this spring and we will miss them by 10 days!!!!!!!
Seems doubtful, but I’ll definitely post info if I hear anything.
Thanks for the quick reply. Hope they move or join character palooza
Hi It’s so sad to read that Mike & Sully meet and greet will be closed. Please let us know if in case they move the attraction to another part of HS and keep it open for visitors. Our first visit will be in July.
So it’s for sure that they will be there on April 2nd as their last day? Booking my trip around this, and I need to know if we need to be at HS on the 1st or if we can push it to 2nd
Go on 1st to be sure
So that’s Mike and Sulley, Phineas and Ferb, AND Lightning and Mater all gone? Our family’s first trip ever is this May and though we LOVE star wars I’m really bummed that these meet and greets are going/gone. We were really looking forward to them. It would be different if they added more Star Wars characters to make up for it, but there’s just the two
We really liked the Honey I Shrunk The Kids playground. I know it’s an outdated movie franchise, but it was a good shaded area to let the kids burn off some energy while my wife and I could rest a bit. Like Tom Sawyer at MK or the Dino Dig at AK.
Where will we get our Carrot Cake Cookies?!?!?!?!?!? Oh no. I didn’t think they would close the writer’s stop as well. I really wish they would expand the foot print and reuse existing buildings that are not in use.
Could move the cookie to Starring Rolls
That’s true.. Butt I love the book and gift section of Writer’s Stop. Waaahhh!!!
I agree with Aaron. I was a Star Wars fan as a teen but my kids and I really aren’t into it now. TS Land will be great but we love Monster’s Inc. and the Osborne Lights was a holiday tradition for us. We also loved the Streets of America as a quiet retreat but I guess people prefer more excitement. While I’m glad to see HS growing I hate to see Disney getting rid of so many other things.
I don’t understand why they are not making the parks bigger, instead of closing areas. I understand money is an issue, but with all the large crowds it would make things easier, Spread the crowds out and give them more to do and see. There will be less lines at each attraction. Not sure what Disney is thinking. Expand don’t remove.
I think they are expanding the parks slightly, but Hollywood studios is limited by two major roads that it is next to. While I hate to see some things go, you have to look at the big picture. If you drew a triangle connecting lights motor action, pizza planet, and Toy story mania you would see that is a huge area with only two attractions that are still operating. Muppets and lights motor action. They are keeping muppets, but getting rid of LMA. All the other items are related to food, merchandise, and meet and greets; all of which can be reopened, re themed, or relocated.
Bummer on Mike & Sulley. Hopefully they can find a new home for them and bring back a Mr Incredible M&G. With my kids not being big into Star Wars, we really no reason to go to HS anymore! Sad.