Construction Update: Tatooine Traders

When I was in Disney’s Hollywood Studios a few weeks ago, I noticed that Tatooine Traders — the gift shop you exit into after riding Star Tours: The Adventures Continue — was clearly under refurbishment.

Tatooine Traders Refurbishment
Tatooine Traders Under Refurbishment

One side of the store was virtually empty — hardly any merchandise, with partitions covering up whatever was going on behind.

A revisit yesterday reveals that some progress has been made, but the refurbishment is still underway.

Tatooine Traders Under Refurbishment
Tatooine Traders Under Refurbishment

Much of the other side of the store is now partitioned off. A peek through the wall covering gives few clues as to what’s happening.

Tatooine Traders Under Refurbishment

But at least I’m glad to see that one of the store’s Hidden Mickeys (there are two others) seems to be untouched.

Tatooine Traders Refurbishment
Tatooine Traders Refurbishment
Tatooine Traders Hidden Mickey
Tatooine Traders Hidden Mickey

With Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge due to open next year, it’s good to see that this shop is being touched up a bit — I was afraid it might disappear for good when the new land opened. But I am curious as to how this area of the park will tie in to the new one.

Tatooine Traders
Tatooine Traders at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

There’s no word yet on when the work at Tatooine Traders will be completed, but I’m eager to see what the finished store looks like!

Have you see the latest on Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? Details on the new Millennium Falcon ride were announced in the Blu-Ray release of “Solo: A Star Wars Story”!



Debra Martin Koma wrote about food, travel and lifestyle issues for a number of local and national publications before she fell in love with Walt Disney World on her first visit — when she was 34! She's returned to her Laughing Place more times than she can count in the ensuing years, and enthusiastically shares her passion with readers of AllEars.Net and AllEars®. Deb also co-authored (along with Deb Wills) PassPorter's Open Mouse for Walt Disney World and the Disney Cruise Line, a travel guide designed for all travelers to Walt Disney World who may require special attention, from special diets to mobility issues.

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