Update: it seems the closures are a little more extensive than Disney first related. New details added below
This may come as a surprise to some, but Disney’s Hollywood Studios is about to undergo a major expansion with the addition of new lands inspired by Lucasfilm’s Star Wars and Pixar’s Toy Story movies. The promise of new additions, means the closure of others.
Hollywood Studios has recently said farewell to a number of meet and greets, the premiere theatre, the Streets of America (including the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights) and the Backlot Tour including Catastrophe Canyon. It was assumed that more areas and attractions would also be closing soon. But no official list had been released.
Today we learned that Lights, Motors, Action: Extreme Stunt Show was on that list and is closing forever as of April 2, 2016. That’s just a few months for you to get to the park and enjoy one of the last shows.
Also closing are some of the Streets of America areas around the show.
Update: it seems the closures are a little more extensive than Disney first related
The iconic Mickey Mouse ear’d “Earffel Tower” will come down, as will the meet and greet with Mike and Sulley from Monsters, Inc, the Studio Catering Co counter service restaurant, and Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure.
Honey I Shrunk the Kids: Movie Set Adventure opened in December 1990 and was based on the 1989 film, “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.” The playground featured oversize props and 30-foot-tall blades of grass to make guests feel like they too had been shrunk to the size of an ant.
Lights, Motors, Action is based on the original stunt show from Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris Resort. It opened in May of 2005 and featured 40 minutes of stunts with cars, motorcycles, and (when they could get them to work) jet skis. The show was designed around replicating a real movie shoot and highlighted the safety and professionalism required to pull off these dangerous stunts. Plus, there was a lot of pyrotechnics, which made the crowds ooh and ahh.
The other great thing about LMA was that it soaked up 5,000 people a show, which had the effect of making Hollywood Studios feel a lot less busy when a show was on. With many attractions closed during construction, DHS will have to really up its game to make sure there is plenty to see and do during this expansion.
Will you still visit Hollywood Studios during all the construction or will you wait until the new rides are open?