Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Grand Avenue is a re-imagined area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios made up of part of the former Streets of America and the Muppets Courtyard.
GRAND AVENUE: Inspired by the revitalization and the vibrant culture of present-day downtown Los Angeles, Grand Avenue will be where vintage office buildings and warehouses are being converted to exciting new uses. Guests will soon see facades for “merchants” appearing in this area for a music shop, loft apartments, a tailor and more, with each window on the street featuring charming displays.
A highlight of Grand Avenue will be BaseLine Tap House, which takes over the former location of The Writer’s Stop. This new corner pub will feature California beers and wines along with a selection of small bites.
The current Muppets Courtyard will become Grand Park, an urban square off Grand Avenue surrounded by shops and restaurants like PizzeRizzo and Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano. There are already changes in the area, with the Muppets theater being renamed “Grand Arts Theatre” and boasting a brand-new marquee. The Muppet*Vision 3D show will continue its run there.
Grand Avenue will open Fall 2017.
KIDS AND CHARACTERS
Check your daily Times Guide for times and locations.
When it opens, you’ll be able to grab and drink and light snacks, at the BaseLine Tap House. Commissary Lane is nearby and features both the ABC Commissary counter service spot, and the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant.
The Stage 1 Company Store, the shop that MuppetVision exits into, features great Muppets items, along with other Disney merchandise.
Part of this area was formerly known as New York Street, for its depiction of that cosmopolitan city. It was renamed to Streets of America in 2004, with the addition of San Francisco street scenes.