What’s New in Disney’s Hollywood Studios: A 3.5 Hour Wait and ‘Encanto’ Items

Who’s ready to take a trip to Hollywood Studios?!

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We’ve stopped by this park a few times this week to check out crowds, enjoy some new treats, and watch out for any news or updates. And we have NOT been disappointed! A lot has changed in the past few days at this particular Disney World parkand if you haven’t been in a hot minute, we’re sharing all that news here with you…let’s dive right in!

Hollywood Studios Construction Updates

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Do you love looking for hidden details in the Disney World parks? If so, you should know that one hidden detail in Galaxy’s Edge is currently unavailable — the dianoga in the water fountain!

It’s broken!

This trash compactor-dwelling creature (as seen in A New Hope) can be found in a water fountain at the marketplace in Galaxy’s Edge. Unfortunately, for the past few days, it hasn’t been operating…so the little guy doesn’t pop up out of the water and peep at guests. It may be undergoing maintenance, so we’ll continue to check back and see if it starts running again.

Hollywood Studios Attractions Updates

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

And speaking of Galaxy’s Edge, we need to talk about Rise of the Resistance! This ride switched to a standby queue (after being a virtual queue) toward the end of last year, and since then, the lines have been incredibly long. And as Spring Break travelers flock to the parks, it’s getting even longer!

Some line adjustments

This week we saw the line get up to a whopping three and a half hours at one point, and Cast Members were forced to move the queue around a little bit to accommodate all the guests. On that particular day, the queue was completely blocking the right side of the pathway, so note that this change may be in place if you’re visiting on a particularly busy day!

Click Here to Learn More About the Queue Change!

Hollywood Studios merchandise updates

Keystone Clothiers

Okay, now it’s time to move on to merchandise! In Keystone Clothiers (where you’ll often find Marvel and Starwars merch), we spotted a new Pop Socket set that Marvel fans are definitely going to NEED.

Perfect for Thor fans!

This pair of sockets features Thor’s two famous weapons: the hammer Mjolnir and the mighty ax Stormbreaker. Buy the set for $30 and then you can split it with a friend for matching phone accessories!

Once Upon a Time

Need to add a little more Disney bling to your wardrobe? What about this new Cinderella Castle signet ring for $20?

Need some new bling?

It’s a simple silver design that won’t distract from your stylish outfit, and it’s the perfect way to subtly add a little bit of Disney into your look. It’s a win win!

Rock Around the Shop

At the exit to Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, you’ll find one of Disney’s MADE machines. These little kiosks are full of all kinds of fun customizable souvenirs, and this week we spotted some Encanto additions! A whole new set of magnets arrived, complete with designs for all your favorite characters, including Luisa…

There’s a Luisa design.

…”Señorita Perfecta” Isabela…

Isabela is here too!

…and our main protagonist, Mirabel! Each one is themed perfectly to the characters.

We can’t forget about Mirabel.

So you can grab a pattern with all three sisters at once. They are definitely “sister goals!”

All the sisters together!

And of course, we HAVE to talk about Bruno. Even though this magnet says that we don’t. 😉

And finally, Bruno!

Stop by any of the MADE kiosks in Disney World to check out these new magnets and purchase one!

Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities

We’re heading back to Galaxy’s Edge for another merchandise update — the lightsaber sheaths have returned to Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities! You can purchase them individually for $49.99.

Carry your lightsaber in style once again.

These gray bags fit the lightsabers perfectly and come with a carrying strap that you can sling over your shoulder. They also have multiple pockets on the outside to store any accessories you purchase for your saber. (Like other kyber crystals!)

Celebrity 5 & 10

And last but not least, we spotted a new kitchen item in Celebrity 5 & 10 on Hollywood Boulevard. This large Mickey bowl is $39.99 and would be perfect for when you’re entertaining.

New Mickey Bowl at Hollywood Studios

It’s a great (and subtle!) way to add a touch of Disney to your kitchen. And while you’re at it, make sure to pick up some matching mugs!

Click Here to Check Out A Winnie the Pooh Home Collection Online!

That’s everything new that we spotted at Disney’s Hollywood Studios this week! Stay tuned to DFB for the latest news and updates from the parks and online.

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