Rampant running rumors just had some fanning of the flames recently. Disney has filed the paper work for permits on Soundstage 1 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Currently dubbed ‘Project 3’ the title sounds as if it were straight out of a sci-fi film.
Sound stage 1 is right next door to Toy Story Mania and is currently home to Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post. The full title is ‘Project 3 – DHS Soundstage 1 Renovation’ and the pending closing of the Studios Backlot Tour this weekend has caused speculation on a possible Pixar Place expansion to start up again. The permit offers no details of any significance other that it may be a long project as the expiration date is set for September 30th of 2016. Rumors have ranged from just the addition of a third track at Toy Story Mania to a full host of new rides and attractions for that area.
It has been said that Tom Staggs along with a large entourage of Disney big names and Imagineers were seen wandering the area and it would seem something big is in the works. There is still no official word from Disney on the permits or the possible expansion.