During our (one and only) day at Hollywood Studios, we were browsing some new Star Wars merch in Tatooine Traders after riding Star Tours. As I admired the Dooney & Bourke Star Wars handbags (nope, I didn’t get one, but was tempted), a lady came up to me and told me to go to Watto’s Grotto for even more Star Wars stuff. I had no idea what she was talking about. She explained that it was a new store in “that place that closed.” Since this can describe multiple locations around Hollywood Studios, I started making random guesses… the Magic of Disney Animation? Nope. The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow? Nope. The Studio Backlot Tour? Yes! The post-ride area, where a film institute exhibit and gift shop once were, is now the Star Wars-themed Watto’s Grotto. Filled with all kinds of Star Wars merchandise, this is THE place for fans like me. We kept ourselves from going purchase-crazy (which could have happened quite easily), but the boys made their own souvenirs at the droid factory and each bought a Limited Edition pin.
I’m not sure how long Watto’s Grotto will be in its current location, but if you’re a Star Wars fan, check it out!