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PHOTOS: New Hollywood Studios Parking Lot Construction Update May 2018

Hollywood Studios Parking Lot Construction Update May 2018.  This expansion is needed because with the additions of Toy Story Land this year and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in 2019, Hollywood Studios is going to go from the least visited park in Walt Disney World to at least #2.  That said to fit all these people that want to ride the Millennium Falcon attraction some major upgrades are being done to the Hollywood Studios parking lot, including additional spaces and a new access.

Lots has changed since our last update where we saw the progress on the new entrance/exit ramps off Osceola Parkway and Victoria Way leading to the Hollywood Studios parking lot.As always we have some great aerial photos from up high above Walt Disney World by @Bioreconstruct on Twitter so let’s take a look at the progress.

In this shot below we get an aerial high above Hollywood Studios.  On the left you can see the Disney Riviera Resort, in the middle is the path leading to Hollywood Studios on the Disney Skyliner and on the right is the new entrance to the Hollywood Studios Parking Lot.  You can see on the right side of the lot is the new section, where there are no cars:

Hollywood Studios Parking Lot Construction Update May 2018 Hollywood studios aerial shot

In order to facilitate the Hollywood Studios Parking lot expansion, lots of dirt was needed to be moved in.  The majority of that dirt was excavated from a nearby site and then brought over using conveyor belts.  Below you can see the site where the dirt was excavated with Hollywood Studios on the left:

Hollywood Studios Parking Lot Construction Update May 2018 excavation pile

The belts that were in place to move the dirt to the parking lot are now gone:

 Hollywood Studios Parking Lot Construction Update May 2018 excavator route

Towards the front entrance to Hollywood Studios and near the Disney Skyliner station we can see the new Bus Loop under construction:

Hollywood Studios Parking Lot Construction Update May 2018 bus loop

A new exit from guest parking lot is under construction and leading out of Disney’s Hollywood Studios and onto the new Osceola Pwy interchange:

Hollywood Studios Parking Lot Construction Update May 2018 exit ramp

Here is an aerial view of the new parking lot entrance. Cars will cross the bridge after going through the toll plaza on the right:

Hollywood Studios Parking Lot Construction Update May 2018 entrance ramp

Here you can see the brand new section of parking lot that’s been newly paved.  It’s a very big section and adds about another third to the existing parking lot:

Hollywood Studios Parking Lot Construction Update May 2018 paved section

Here you can see the section where tons of dirt has been moved into behind Galaxy’s Edge and next to the paved section.  It’s unknown what exactly is going there whether it will another part of the parking for Hollywood Studios or if it will be connected to the Star Wars Hotel construction that’s also going on next to here:

Hollywood Studios Parking Lot Construction Update May 2018 mystery section

As you can see this new parking expansion will help in a big way once completed and leaving space for guests flocking to the studios in the next few years, let’s just hope it’s enough!!

Don’t forget to check out my latest Disney World Construction Updates including:

Your Thoughts:

I want to know what you think about this latest Hollywood Studios Construction update for May 2018.

  • Is the Parking expansion going to be enough?
  • What will they use that last section of dirt area for?

Let us know in the comments section below!

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Photos: @Bioreconstruct

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