Cover Story and The Darkroom Set to Close for Refurbishment at Walt Disney World

Two shopping locations right at the front of Disney’s Hollywood Studios are expected to close for a long refurbishment.  They are currently scheduled to be closed from January 9th – March 23rd, and reopen to guests on March 24th.  The Darkroom is a shopping location for MagicBands and accessories, along with camera gear.  Cover Story is a shopping location where you you can view and purchase prints and digital copies of PhotoPass images that have been taken throughout any park.  The stores are connected to each other on the same area of the street.


We have not heard information as to what the refurbishment will entail and what changes we can expect when they re-open.  It could be new decor, new products and displays, etc.  We will update here as soon as we get more information.  What do you all think this refurbishment will be?

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!