A new temporary building has suddenly shown up in the cast member parking lot at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. At first it was thought to be a part of the Christmas parade filming, but this structure appears to be made for something else entirely.
The temporary building does not yet appear to be complete, but work is continuing quickly. In fact, large concealed trucks were seen dropping off supplies days ago. The logo shown on the truck is simply the tarp company and does not relate to the supplies within. This building is visible to the park guests, if they know where to look, as the cast member parking lot is right next to the guest parking lot.
Shown here is an overview of the backside of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Purple is Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, complete with backstage areas and the show buildings of Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. Yellow is the current construction area of the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, the Star Wars hotel. The dotted lines leading to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is most likely the path themed buses will take to drop Star Wars hotel guests off inside off Galaxy’s Edge. The red box is the area of construction in question.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance will open at Walt Disney World, Dec. 5. This highly anticipated attraction will be part of phase two of the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. With this opening there will be a major media event and another huge crowd rush to this land. Part of this opening is rumored to be a stunt show between the Resistance and the First Order. While this show is expected to only be a temporary part of the grand opening, they do need a place for performers to train.
Now we look back to this structure. A large semi-permanent building located in between Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and the upcoming hotel. Rumors have suggested this area will first be used for the stunt performers for the grand opening. But what after that?
Rumors also say this area will be used to test out the droids we expected to see at Galaxy’s Edge opening. It has been said the droids, while almost ready to go, were held back. This was because of the fear guests would damage them in the busy opening months. This building may also be used as a training area for entertainment at the upcoming Star Wars themed hotel.
Nothing has been confirmed, and we don’t expected Disney to ever speak of this parking lot building, so it will most likely always be a guess. If you hear more details about this or any other additions coming to the Star Wars area of Hollywood Studios, send us an email or let us know in the comments below.