September 2018

Character Change Up

The Character Meet & Greet inside Walt Disney Presents is being updated. Effective September 29, 2018; the Star Lord and Baby Groot Meet & Greet will cease operation. Character Cast have reported that the previous Mike and Sully Meet & Greet from the Streets of America will begin operating again in the Walt Disney Presents spot.

Cementing a Legacy

Typhoon Lagoon’s Shark Reef has officially joined the lore of other former attractions in Yesterland. The fate of the attraction was unclear after its closure in 2016; however, the attraction's future is now quite concrete. The attraction has been filled in and turned into an expanded seating area leaving only the capsized boat centerpiece as a homage to the former attraction.


Disney's Design-a-Tee closed in the Marketplace Section of Disney Springs on September 9, 2018. It is not clear if the sponsor, Hanes, has ended their partnership from 2008 or if they are seeking a refreshed store to sponsor. Area Cast have reported that a new store is set to open in the same location in Early 2019 with a focus on “vacation memory” based products.

Nixed on the 29th

Animal Kingdom Cast have reported another additional Entertainment reduction scheduled for September 29th. The Character Meet & Greets at Rafiki's Planet Watch are scheduled to end on the 29th date ahead of the October 20th closure of the area.

In addition to the Jack Sparrow Tutorial and several Citizens of Hollywood, Cast have reported that another show is being reduced in Live Actors on the now infamous September 29th date. Animal Kingdom Cast have reported that the Live actors will be removed from the Rivers of Light show effective September 29, 2018; although the show will continue to operator otherwise unaffected.

Take 2

Two of Disney’s Hollywood Studios retail spots are currently undergoing significant refurbishments. Tatoonine Traders began a partitioned refurbishment at the beginning of September closing the areas containing the Droid Factory and the Amazing Pictures products. The affected areas are scheduled to re-open in Mid-October 2018 although the results of the refurbishment are not yet reported. Adrian & Edith’s Head to Toe closed for refurbishment in Mid-September and is schedule to reopen in Early November. Although the goal of the refurbishment is not completely clear, it has been internally reported that the retail spot will carry new types of items after the renovations.