Studio Backlot Tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Closing September 27
The Studio Backlot Tour at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is closing for good on Saturday, September 27 after 25 years of operation.
Disney confirmed the closure and said the attraction is closing to make room for future development.
This is the second major Disney attraction closure announced in the past few weeks. The other attraction – Maelstrom in Epcot’s Norway Pavilion – is closing October 5 to make way for a new Frozen-themed attraction.
Both the Studio Backlot Tour and Maelstrom have been entertaining guests for 25 years.
The Studio Backlot Tour was one of the first attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios when the park opened in 1989. Back then it was called the Backstage Studio Tour and featured a walking tour and a tram ride through what was then a working studio.
While there is no official word on what will be built in the soon-to-be former location of the Studio Backlot Tour, some sources are speculating that an expansion of Pixar Place is in the works.
When the Backlot Tour closes, Wandering Oaken’s Trading Post – located next to the Backlot Tour entrance, will be moved to a different location.