Goings on at DHS


#1

Well, it seems that something is going to be happening at DHS. Somewhat precipitously the Backlot Tour closed. Earlier this week, permits were filed for construction in Soundstage 1 http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disneys-hollywood-studios/news/25sep2014-permits-filed-for-work-in-soundstage-1-at-disney's-hollywood-studios.htm and a number of Disney exec - including John Lassiter - were seen in the area yesterday http://www.wdwmagic.com/attractions/disneys-hollywood-studios/news/25sep2014-photos---walt-disney-imagineers-and-disney-executives-at-disney's-hollywood-studios.htm The "pundits" over on WDWMagic seem to believe that this is an indicator of a new Pixar attraction of some sort (although no one can agree on what that might be). If you want to browse the rather lengthy discussion, here's a link to their forum http://forums.wdwmagic.com/threads/dhs-soundstage-1-renovation.890693/ I know it will probably be years before we actually SEE anything in the park, but I'm :cautiously optomistic" that DHS will get some of the love it needs. If only EP would...


#2

Thanks for sharing, @bswan!


#3

Hear they will add a track to Toy (rumor)


#4

Adding a track to TSMM is a long-standing rumor, but when you read through all of the discussions, it would be logistically almost impossible short of building a whole separate "second attraction". People also believe that because John Lassiter was actually on site, this is more likely to be something "new" vice a clone of something already there. Something to do with Monsters Inc seems to be the most "popular" idea in the rumor mill, as well as a Toy Story Playland in part of the backlot area. Some are conjecturing a retheming of the HISTK playground into a Bugs Land and maybe adding a couple of the Bugsland kiddie rides from DCA. There's hope for a clone of the Ratatouille ride, but there's apparently some sort of 5 year exclusivity clause in the DLP contract. Lots of exciting things to comtemplate - hopefully Disney doesn't let us down...


#5

So interesting! I hope they really put some serious thought, planning and money into whatever they do.


#6

Check out Episode 65 of the Unoficial Guide's Disney Dish w Jim Hill.


#7

Oh! That episode just downloaded on my podcast player!


#8

I have read that the reason TSMM is so crowded is because there are too few attractions for younger children at HS. I think they would be better off adding new fun attractions for the entire family. I would love to see a Ratatouille or Monster's Inc attraction. Adding kiddie rides from DCA sounds smart as well. That would have to take some pressure off of TSMM


#9

Never thought of that and might explain why Toy at DCA isn't nearly as bad: more kiddie rides at DCA