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10 Experiences You Might Not Have Tried Around Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios

Guests who spend time in Disney’s Hollywood Studios have plenty of popular attractions and experiences to enjoy which provide laughs, big thrills, and classic moments. While popular attractions like Toy Story Mania, the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror tend to draw many guests in, there are plenty of other experiences in Disney’s Hollywood Studios which can be considered underrated and are often overlooked. These underrated experiences include delicious snacks, unique entertainment, and wonderful attractions which guests definitely should not miss out on while spending time in the park. Here are ten experiences that guests might not have tried around Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios.

 

10. Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream —

Guests who visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios often head directly to Pixar Place to enjoy a ride on Toy Story Mania, but end up overlooking an amazing attraction on the way. Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream combines a walk through exhibit and a film to teach guests all about the life and legacy of Walt Disney. Guests can enjoy wandering through an extensive exhibit which features memorabilia from Disney’s youth, early animation, theme park props, and models of popular attractions and structures. After enjoying the exhibit, guests can settle in to watch a film which shares more about the life and work of Walt Disney. Combining history and interesting information, guests definitely shouldn’t miss experiencing Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream.

9. Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage —

Guests who venture down Sunset Boulevard often head straight to The Twilight Zone Tower or Terror and the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith and walk right past a wonderful stage show that brings a classic Disney animated film to life. Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage brings the classic tale of Belle and the Beast to life through live action, special effects, beloved music, and stunning dance numbers. Guests who spend time in Disney’s Hollywood Studios should plan on enjoying this amazing show!

8. Voyage of the Little Mermaid —

Another amazing show in Disney’s Hollywood Studios tends to be overlooked by guests who head straight to Toy Story Mania in the Pixar Place section of the park. The Voyage of the Little Mermaid is a stage show which retells the beloved tale of Ariel. Guests can enjoy live action, special effects, animation, laser lights, black lights, and puppets for a presentation that simply can’t be missed.

7. Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano —

Guests who are looking to enjoy a full service meal in Disney’s Hollywood Studios definitely need to try Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano in the Muppet Courtyard section of the park. This quirky restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner and combines classic Italian cuisine with a Californian twist. With ambient string lights, hanging meats and garlic, and a delicious menu, guests are sure to love any meal at Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano.

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6. Muppet Vision 3D —

Found right next door to Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano is one of the most hilarious attractions in all of Walt Disney World. Muppet Vision 3D invites guests into the laboratories of the Muppets where they have discovered the spirit of 3D. With plenty of chaos, hilarity, and mayhem like only the Muppets can create, guests are sure to absolutely love laughing along to Muppet Vision 3D in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

5. 50s Prime Time Café —

Another great location to enjoy a full service meal in can be found in the Echo Lake area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The 50s Prime Time Café brings guests straight back to the 1950s with a traditional American family style menu and décor that looks like it belongs in a classic kitchen of that era. Guests can dine at the location for lunch and dinner each day and enjoy classic meals like Grandma’s Chicken Pot Pie, Cousin Ann’s Traditional Meatloaf, and Mom’s Old-Fashioned Pot Roast. Just don’t forget to keep your elbows off the tables and eat all of your vegetables!

4. Star Wars Launch Bay

Head to the Star Wars Launch Bay to check out what all the Star Wars hype is about! Browse through the shop to see the incredible movie props from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; watch the Star Wars saga 10-minute movie in the Star Wars Launch Bay Theater; visit with Star Wars characters such as Chewbacca, Kylo Ren, and BB-8; and even enjoy a few video games while you’re at it!

3. Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant —

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is full of fantastic full service restaurants to enjoy which can often be overlooked by guests. A final option that guests are sure to love is the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant located on Commissary Lane. This unique restaurant is themed to feel like a drive-in theater where guests can dine in classic cars and watch sci-fi clips up on the big screen. Open daily for lunch and dinner, guests are sure to love the wonderful atmosphere and delicious menu at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant.

2. March of the First Order —

Gulp! This one is pretty impressive. Stand back as commander Captain Phasma leads a squad of Stormtroopers up Hollywood Boulevard to Center Stage. Let the goosebumps continue, as you watch their epic First Order demonstration and finally their march out from Center Stage.

1. Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! —

Fans of the Indiana Jones film series have to check out a phenomenal stage show which combines big action stunts and familiar characters. The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! recreates popular moments from the films while demonstrating to guests how the stunts are pulled off safely and effectively. With plenty of action and adventure, guests simply have to enjoy a showing of the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! while spending time in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first started visiting Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of that trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning all about the history and small details of the parks and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival each fall. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York and spends her time counting down the days to her next trip.