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Disney's Hollywood Studios - Grand Avenue / Commissary Lane

This area of the park has undergoing a major transformation and is in flux. Right now it basically is the Muppet film and a couple dining locations.

Original Thoughts from the 90s-2004 when Mickey Ave housed the Backlot Tour before it "moved" to the Streets of America:
Mickey Ave. is your gateway to the backlot. This used to be the essence of the studios. Here is where you can see moviemagic come alive. This is where you would walk through working sound stages The other big attraction on the backlot is the Backstage Studio Tour. This is a tram tour in which you ride around and see some of the houses used in films and TV shows. Along with going through Catastrophe Canyon (Disney's special effects exhibit). The backlot has taken the hardest hits in the transition to a theme park. The tram tour has been redone several times and now is so short if you blink you might miss it. The information you get during the other tours is somewhat interesting, but it will go in one ear and out the other.

Geek's Thoughts & Suggestions

The Muppets film is entertaining, but it is the original film with no changes. There is usually never a need for FastPass+ so do not bother booking one unless you have nothing else to use one on and do not want to chance a wait.

Attractions & Entertainment (Parades, Shows & Fireworks)
Current Attractions:
  • Mickey and Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams (Opened: Jun 17, 2016)
  • Muppet Vision 3D (Opened: May 16, 1991)
Retired Attractions:
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure (Dec 17, 1990 - Apr 02, 2016)


Dining Options

Grand Avenue

  • Mama Melrose's Risorante Italiano
  • PizzeRizzo
  • BaseLine Tap House
Commissary Lane
  • ABC Commissary
  • Sci Fi Dine-In


Quick Facts
  • Old Quick Facts:
    • 70,000 gallons of water in the Catsrtophe Canyon water system
    • Earffel Tower 130 feet tall
    • Weight of each ear: 5,000 lbs.
    • Diameter of ear cap: 28.5 feet
    • Hat size: 342 3/8
    • Lights, Motors, Action opened on May 5, 2005 to kick off the Disneyland 50th Anniversary celebration.
  • Retired Attractions:
    • Studio Backlot Tour
    • Lights, Motors, Action! (FP+) (Closed 4/2/16)
    • Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure (Closed 4/2/16)
    • Backlot Theater (Closed in 2003, reopened in 2008 for special events)

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