Disney’s $3 Billion Splurge On Hollywood Studios

Hey Thrill Seekers,

If you had 3 Billion Dollars to improve your theme park what would you do with it? Well rumour has it that the Disney board recently signed off on this massive amount to totally refresh Hollywood Studios. With news of recent closures at DisneyQuest and The Magic of Disney Animation fans we be delighted and relieved to hear this news.

thisisinfamous report that the overhaul will be large, actually rumoured to be the largest in Disney history, Muppet Vision 3D, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular and the aforementioned Magic of Disney Animation are all getting the chop among others. The park’s most popular rides, Rock N’ Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror & Toy Story Mania are all safe.

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I’ve lost count of the amount of articles I’ve written wondering what Disney should do with their Star Wars IP, well this redevelopment looks like it will answer the majority of those questions. Star Wars is set to be the focal point of the park with Dagobah (where Yoda is exiled too) as a major centerpiece. On top of Star Tours and Jedi Training Academy, which is said to be moving to an indoor facility, Star Wars Land will also have two further major attractions… Exciting!!!!

If you’re not into Star Wars what about one of the other LucasFilm IP’s? Rumour has it that Disney will take advantage of the still popular character Indiana Jones by perhaps replicating the Indiana Jones Adventure Ride they have in California (Video below).


We’d expect and slightly different offering than that in Disneyland but definitely a thrill ride. 🙂

Wait, they’re not finished, on top of a bit of Star Wars and a bit of Indiana, Disney are also looking to expand their Pixar offering with at least 3 new attractions! Time scales haven’t been mentioned yet but with Disney’s D23 (similar to Comic Con) in August we’re expecting more concrete announcements then.

Smiles included…

Jamie

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