Disney’s Hollywood Studios may receive the largest renovation in the company’s history. The $3 billion expansion at Walt Disney World Resort has recently been approved by Disney’s board. However, a lot of speculation and nothing official has been announced yet.
Rumors behind the park’s massive overhaul have reached critical mass and the truth may soon be revealed. Official announcement is expected to be made at this year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim in August and this will end months of speculation about the awaited massive overhaul.
The upcoming 10 year expansion will include farewells to some attractions, welcome new lands and long-awaited changes that will make the park dominated by Star Wars, Pixar and Indiana Jones. Attractions like the American Idol Experience and Magic of Disney Aniation, Muppet Vision 3d and Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular have closed to make room for the new ones.
According to some reports on the web, among the attractions which will stay is the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, as well as Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster, Star Tours, Toy Story Mania, which will add another track, and the Great Movie Ride, which has recently undergone renovation works. The Star Wars expansion will include Dagobah, Jedi Master Yoda’s homeworld that will be built at the park’s Echo Lake. An updated version of Disneyland’s Indiana Jones Adventure would replace Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular and Pixar Place will add three new attractions.
In addition, according to the most recent information, Disney’s Hollywood Studios may receive a new name and will become Disney’s Hollywood Adventure.
The ten-year renovation will likely be done in phases or waves in order to keep attractions open during the construction works.
The massive overhaul is expected to help bring more visitors to the region and boost Orlando’s $60 billion tourism industry.