Disney has confirmed the Studio Backlot Tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studies will close on September 27 to make room for a new development. The announcement, which came on September 19, only gives guests another 8 days to get one more chance for this attraction.
Included in this new development is to move Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post and expand upon it. Could this mean another Frozen attraction is hitting Disney Parks? Beyond moving the trading post, Disney has provided no other details on the expansion.
The Studio Backlot Tour opened at Hollywood Studios in 1989 and originally was a much larger attraction. Over the years the attraction has been scaled back. In 2008 live tour guides were replaced with automated narration and many of the special effects demonstrations have been scrapped. No word on what will happen to the prop warehouse that makes up a part of the queue, or the large scale props that make up the tour.
What do you think? Are you happy to see more updates and developments coming to Hollywood Studios, or will you miss the Studio Backlot Tour? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.
Monica is an Alumni of the Disney College Program. When she is not walking down the middle of Main Street USA you can find her wandering the World Showcase, or enjoying a Dole Whip while racing to her favorite attractions. When she is forced to endure life outside of Walt Disney World, you can find her in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she lives and works.