Disney recently announced plans to introduce a brand new area called ‘Grand Avenue’ at their Hollywood Studios Park. The exciting area is already under construction, which suggests that there won’t be too long to wait, before visitors can experience the latest piece of Disney magic.
The current Muppets Courtyard area, as well as a portion of the former Streets of America will be transformed by Disney Imagineers, to become Grand Avenue. The new area will be designed to “capture the spirit of present-day Downtown Los Angeles” and will feature vintage office buildings and old warehouses, representing the “vibrant districts and cultures of the city”. Visitors will soon see facades appearing in the area for a music shop, tailor, loft apartments and much more. You’ll also be able to admire the attractive shop window displays. We can’t wait to see what it looks like!
Disney have also revealed that the area will have a brand new pub! Baseline Tap House will be a quaint, brick building, and the design will pay homage to its former purpose as the Figueroa Printing Company. The quirky pub will feature exposed walls, and old printing equipment that has been left behind, combining the past with the present. There’s also a shaded terrace, so you can enjoy a drink outside in the sunshine.
The Current Muppets Courtyard will soon become Grand Park- an area surrounded by shops and restaurants like PizzeRizzo and Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano. The Muppets Theatre is to be renamed as the ‘Grand Arts Theatre’ with a completely new marquee. Don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you’ll have to say goodbye to Kermit or Miss Piggy, as the Muppets hilarious Muppet Vision 3D show will continue!
Baseline Tap House will specialise in refreshing California beers and wines on tap. You’ll also be able to enjoy a tasty selection of light bites, like spiced almonds, a charcuterie board or a selection of California cheeses. We love the sound of the Bavarian pretzel with mustard and beer-cheese fondue!
While there’s no official opening date yet, Disney have confirmed that the new area will open “this fall”. Keep checking our blog in the meantime for all the latest news.
This isn’t the only new attraction coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, as the park is set to transform drastically over the next few years. Summer 2018 will see a new Toy Story-themed land unveiled, and in 2019, Disney’s largest ever single-themed expansion will open. If you haven’t already heard, it’s all about Star Wars and will be called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge!
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