"Budget Cuts" - Now Showing at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Undercover Gopher

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With the closing of The Great Movie Ride on August 13th, there are some other major cuts occurring at Disney's Hollywood Studios:
  • As of July 23rd, there have been changes to the operating hours of two attractions. Walt Disney: One Man's Dream and the Meet & Greet with Star-Lord & Groot have reduced their operating hours to 10:00AM-8:00PM. On the other side of the park, Star Wars: Path of the Jedi has reduced its operating hours to 10:00AM-6:00PM. According to some Cast Members, the two attractions do not have any operating hours listed after September 30th. Some of you might remember that September 27th was the last day of operation for the Studio Backlot Tour back in 2014. September 30th is the last day of the fiscal year. With the demolition of Soundstage 4 next door, it seems possible that One Man's Dream will be closing permanently to prepare for the new Toy Story Land opening next summer.
  • Over at Star Wars Launch Bay, there will be cuts in the Entertainment department. Most importantly, one of the free-roaming characters will no longer be meeting guests after July 30th. Along with that cut, there will be less Entertainment Cast Members working at the attraction. Expect longer wait times for Chewbacca, Kylo Ren, and BB-8 as a result from these changes.
To be clear, some of these cuts might be occurring temporarily due to low attendance during the Fall season. It is possible that these attractions and Entertainment offerings might return to normal for the holiday season. In the meantime, anyone coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios throughout August and September may be disappointed with the changes throughout the park. A 1-Day ticket to Hollywood Studios has less value today than it did 3 years ago.
 

Bolt

Well-Known Member
With the closing of The Great Movie Ride on August 13th, there are some other major cuts occurring at Disney's Hollywood Studios:
  • As of July 23rd, there have been changes to the operating hours of two attractions. Walt Disney: One Man's Dream and the Meet & Greet with Star-Lord & Groot have reduced their operating hours to 10:00AM-8:00PM. On the other side of the park, Star Wars: Path of the Jedi has reduced its operating hours to 10:00AM-6:00PM. According to some Cast Members, the two attractions do not have any operating hours listed after September 30th. Some of you might remember that September 27th was the last day of operation for the Studio Backlot Tour back in 2014. September 30th is the last day of the fiscal year. With the demolition of Soundstage 4 next door, it seems possible that One Man's Dream will be closing permanently to prepare for the new Toy Story Land opening next summer.
  • Over at Star Wars Launch Bay, there will be cuts in the Entertainment department. Most importantly, one of the free-roaming characters will no longer be meeting guests after July 30th. Along with that cut, there will be less Entertainment Cast Members working at the attraction. Expect longer wait times for Chewbacca, Kylo Ren, and BB-8 as a result from these changes.
To be clear, some of these cuts might be occurring temporarily due to low attendance during the Fall season. It is possible that these attractions and Entertainment offerings might return to normal for the holiday season. In the meantime, anyone coming to Disney's Hollywood Studios throughout August and September may be disappointed with the changes throughout the park. A 1-Day ticket to Hollywood Studios has less value today than it did 3 years ago.
Because hours aren't listed past Sept 30th we should speculate closures? I think the fiscal year might be the reason, but not for a closure, but to determine what they should do in the next fiscal year.

Also - didn't @danlb_2000 say there's actually new permits for One Mans Dream?
 

Herdman

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We'll still go as always. ToT is my daughter's favorite ride in all of WDW so HS will always be a must visit park for us. My wife and daughter couldn't care less about any of the Star Wars meet and greets and other offerings (except for the fireworks and Star Tours) so it will give us more time to ride the big 3 rides multiple times. I wish they were a little more interested, but oh well I'll survive. lol
 

Kman101

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Yeah this park is basically dead to me through 2020. Oh well, sad times indeed. I really loved this park growing up and really through 2010ish.
Besides Star Wars taking over Animation Studios, what's different besides losing the BLT and Lights Motors Action? (The studios aspect of the park has long been dead so I'm not counting that lol)
 

Red Sox

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With the closing of The Great Movie Ride on August 13th, there are some other major cuts occurring at Disney's Hollywood Studios:
  • Over at Star Wars Launch Bay, there will be cuts in the Entertainment department. Most importantly, one of the free-roaming characters will no longer be meeting guests after July 30th.
Who/what is "one of the free-roaming character" that will no longer be meeting?
 

Mickey5150

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I actually enjoy HS like it is now. With an annual pass or parkhopper it's very easy to get into HS and run thru the rides before hopping on a boat and being at World Showcase by 11. As far as ticket prices, the 4 park magic ticket dropped the price to $79/day for each park to get people over to HS.
 

gamblepsu

Active Member
I actually enjoy HS like it is now. With an annual pass or parkhopper it's very easy to get into HS and run thru the rides before hopping on a boat and being at World Showcase by 11. As far as ticket prices, the 4 park magic ticket dropped the price to $79/day for each park to get people over to HS.
I know what you are kinda getting at, but what you really are saying is that your are happy there is less to do. :banghead:
 

CaptainAmerica

Premium Member
I actually enjoy HS like it is now. With an annual pass or parkhopper it's very easy to get into HS and run thru the rides before hopping on a boat and being at World Showcase by 11. As far as ticket prices, the 4 park magic ticket dropped the price to $79/day for each park to get people over to HS.
Am I the only one that still likes the shows at Hollywood Studios? I would never dream of going there to "run through the rides" and then leave. Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Fantasmic, Indiana Jones, Disney Junior (not for everyone, I know), Frozen, MuppetVision, Far Far Away, Galactic Spectacular, and The Music of PIXAR Live add up to many hours worth of entertainment without doing a single ride.
 
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