Disney’s Hollywood Studios Update: What’s Still Missing in Action?

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Update: What’s Still Missing in Action?

We canvas every corner of Disney’s Hollywood Studios in this week’s update where we see how this Walt Disney World park is still very much under the influence of a pandemic. From attractions and entertainment; from dining to shops to even park services we look at some 40 offerings that are still closed to guests. This is why guest crowds look as large as they do when in truth the attendance is still hovering around 35%. You can see it as we start in the parking lot how many empty spaces there are, and with those lower crowds, operations has suspended a large part of its operation. What do you still miss at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? Are you ready to come back, when the park has not completely re-opened? While there are fantastic attractions–and even new lands and experiences ahead for guests, we explore what is still missing in action.

An outline can be found below, but our podcast carries narrative of the entire experience. You can find the podcast here on PodbeaniTunesSpotifyMyTuner, and ListenNotes. Please subscribe! 

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The following is a complete list of what we find still missing in action at Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

  1. Parking Lot Trams
  2. Coke Soda Stand
  3. Chip ‘n’ Dale Meet ‘n’ Greet at Sid Cahuenga’s
  4. Citizens of Hollywood
  5. Dockside Diner
  6. Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pluto Disney Characters
  7. Tune-In Lounge
  8. Dinosaur Gerties Ice Cream of Extinction
  9. Indiana Jones Adventure Outpost
  10. Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  11. Frozen Fractal Gifts
  12. Celebrity Spotlight–Olaf
  13. Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
  14. Mickey and Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams
  15. It’s a Wonderful Shop
  16. Stage 1 Company Store
  17. Kat Saka’s Kettle
  18. Meet the Toys in Toy Story Land
  19. Green Army Drum Corps
  20. Green Army Patrol
  21. Toy Story Roundup Rodeo Barbecue
  22. Meet the Incredibles at Pixar Place with Edna!
  23. Meet Mike and Sully at Walt Disney Presents
  24. Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  25. In Character Store
  26. Disney Studio Store
  27. Star Wars Launch Bay: Meet the Makers
  28. Star Wars Launch Bay: Encounter Darth Vader
  29. Star Wars Launch Bay: Meet Chewbacca
  30. BB-8 Astromech on Duty
  31. Launch Bay Cargo
  32. Disney Junior Live on Stage
  33. Disney Junior Meet ‘n’ Greets
  34. Beverly Sunset Boutique–Now Open!
  35. Sunset Ranch Pins and Souvenirs–Now Open
  36. Catalina Eddie’s
  37. Fairfax Fare?
  38. Beauty & The Beast Live on Stage
  39. Fantasmic!
  40. Disney Movie Magic & Wonderful World of Animation
  41. Star Wars A Galactic Spectacular

Souvenirs for Your Organization

Some of our Disney at Work podcasts hold free souvenirs that you can take back to your organization. Consider the following:

  • What has it meant to your customers to have your products and services available during COVID or other difficult times?
  • What has it meant to your customers that you haven’t been able to provide fully your products and services?
  • How do you tailor your products and services to appeal to the
    • Analytical–where knowledge, insight and understanding can be gleaned?
    • Driver–Where you save individuals time and money?
    • Amiable–Where you offer vehicles for building relationships?
    • Expressive–where you bring passion, story and meaning to your offerings?
  • What messages or symbols do you send when your products and services are not operating, or not operating completely?

When Billy Graham once strolled with Walt Disney through Disneyland, the evangelist congratulated Walt on having built such a marvelous garden of fantasy. “This is the real world here,” Walt sternly replied. “The fantasy world is outside.”

Do you believe that? Can you believe that? If so, let’s take a ride on the PeopleMover.

The Wayfinder Society: A Patreon Site for Disney Fans

We are offering a new program where you have the opportunity to enjoy exclusive offerings from Disney at Play and Disney at Work. Join us as we introduce our new Patreon program, the Wayfinder Society, intended to give you new insights to all things Disney, whether its work or play. I am truly excited to share this new opportunity with you and look forward to creating new experiences that you will enjoy whether at home or at the Disney parks. There are a variety of options for joining, depending on your interests:

When you join, you will be given access to unique, interactive apps that explores the parks in new ways, offering stories, photos, videos and more. 

Here are some of the interactive apps we share with members of our society: 

  • Pandora: World of Avatar: This is an expansive and detailed look at every aspect of this land. You can’t find any source that has covered this entire land with its attractions, retail and dining more in depth.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Across the Globe: We not only compare this attraction in parks world-wide, but we deep dive into what makes each unique. Currently we’ve covered Tokyo Disneyland and Magic Kingdom. More to come!
  • Coming Soon! S.E.A. Assembled! The Society of Adventurers and Explorers are coming to the Wayfinder Society. We’ll document their whereabouts and showcase their imprint on Disney attractions world-wide.
  • Disney at Work Interactive Tour: Disneyland. For our upper tiers, we have an interactive business tour of Disneyland to include more than fifty attractions spread throughout the park. These are best-in-business ideas you can apply to your own organization.
  • Coming Soon! Disney at Work Interactive Tour: Walt Disney World 50th Anniversary. Looking at the heritage of Most Magical Place in the World, we draw best practices from over the years that you can again, apply to your organization. 

As you see, we have so much to share. And when you donate, a portion of your contribution goes to Embrace Celebration, dedicated to helping Disney Cast Members and others in this area who are unemployed during this pandemic. To learn more, visit our site to discover our offerings and various tiers. Join us!

Become a Patron!

J. Jeff Kober

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