Construction is actually underway over at Disney's Hollywood Studios! We're finally seeing some movement on the Star Wars and Toy Story land work. The queue building for Slinky Dog coaster is going up and foundation work is happening at Star Wars land. The Muppets balloon with Kermit's face on it has been removed from the MuppetVision theater tower. This was to prevent it from being seen from within Star Wars land, (although I'm not sure why it had to come down so soon.) See below for more details about these massive new expansions, including concept art and a map outlining the ride placements in relation to the rest of the park.
Elsewhere in the park, Starring Rolls Cafe has closed its doors for good, with many of its baked goods now only available at the Trolley Car Cafe across Sunset Blvd. The tables out front are still present for guests, and signage remains (for now,) but there's no indication that Starring Rolls is ever going to be coming back. And lastly, guests now have a chance to check out a preview for the new live-action Beauty and the Beast at One Man's Dream. Plus, you can see props and Belle's dress used in filming. See the video as well as the extensive photo report below and stay tuned for more theme park news and updates!
I made the map below to outline where the new lands will be located, generally. Each new land will debut with two new attractions. Toy Story Land will feature a spinner ride based on the little 3-eyed aliens from the film, and a family roller coaster based on Slinky Dog. Construction has already begun on the Slinky Dog coaster's queue and load building, (see photos below and video above.) The area will be themed to look like Andy's backyard, where guests can feel like they're the size of a toy!
The new Star Wars themed land, planned for sometime in 2019, will open with two main attractions as well. One will be a ride where we get to pilot the Millennium Falcon ourselves. The other is an attraction featuring a battle between First Order stormtroopers and Resistance fighters. The battle attraction has already begun construction, with foundation being laid as we speak. The land will be themed as an outpost planet filled with cantinas and shops all run by "real" alien employees.