We already know a few changes that are coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios in preparation for the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge on August 29.
Disney is implementing something called Extra Extra magic hours. These additional park hours start September 1 and it means that Hollywood Studios will open from 6 am to 9 am for resort guests every morning until at least November 2019. To all those not staying on property, the park will open at 9 am.
We also know that on August 29, 30 and 31, the park will be opening at 6 am. for all guests not just those staying on property.
Currently, we are not looking at a four hour time limit or the implementation of a reservation system similar to what has been so well-received and successful in Disney World for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
In addition, we have learned that beginning on August 29 a few small changes will go into place for the Fast Pass+ system at Hollywood Studios. Currently, every attraction in Toy Story Land, Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania are all tier 1 Fast Pass+ Attractions.
A tier 1 Fast Pass+ attraction means that guests can only book 1 tier attraction during their initial Fast Pass booking. Guests then must book and experience two tier 2 Fast Pass+ attractions before booking another tier 1.
The changes coming involve The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, which, as of August 29, will move from tier 2 attractions to tier 1 attractions.
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, Voyage of the Little Mermaid, Disney Junior Dance Party!, For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, Muppet*Vision 3D, Fantasmic!, Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage will all remain tier 2 attractions.
The thought behind this could be to “force” guests to experience the shows at Hollywood Studios in an attempt to “thin” crowds throughout the rest of the park.
At the time of opening, Millenium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run and later on Rise of the Resistance, the two attractions in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge will not be available for Fast Pass reservations although there is a single rider line.
These changes bring about more concern to fans and those following the news of the land closely that Disney World is trying not to implement a reservation system as was done in Disneyland even with the immense success of the system and how it was so well-received by guests and those experiencing this out of this galaxy place.
We hope Disney is considering implementing a reservation system at Galaxy’s Edge in Disney World and have our fingers crossed news of that is released soon.
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