10 Reasons Your Family Will Love Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios may be undergoing major changes with Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land on their way in the near future! BUT – Hollywood Studios still has unique experiences that everyone in the family will love. From a chance to interact with some famous Jedi’s to rockin’ and thrilling rides, Disney’s Hollywood Studios offers up fun that kids of all ages can enjoy. Here are ten reasons why your family will love Disney’s Hollywood Studios and should plan a visit on your next Walt Disney World vacation.


10. 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!

9. Toy Story Mania

This is currently the most popular attraction in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and should definitely be visited with a FastPass in order to save lots of time waiting on line. Shrinking guests down to the size of toys, Toy Story Mania whisks guests through a series of interactive 3D midway games hosted by their favorite Toy Story characters. Families will love visiting time and time again to try and beat each other’s high scores!

8. Muppet Vision 3D –

The Muppets have taken over the Streets of America section of the park with their massive theater housing a zany and hilarious show. The preshow area is bursting with sight gags, funny props, and corny jokes all leading up to the 3D show. The main attraction features the Muppets at their best with a few surprises along the way. The whole family will love laughing along with Kermit and pals and should definitely not miss this attraction.

7. Mickey and Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams –

Here’s your chance to meet Sorcerer Mickey! Mickey sports his classic Fantasia outfit while Minnie is dazzling in her red carpet best. We love this spot for great photos, autographs, and typically short wait times!

6. Star Tours –

The Adventure Continues – For fans of the fictional Star Wars universe, this is as close to entering it as possible. After passing by memorable scenes and characters from the films on the line, guests board a star speeder for what should be a routine flight. After finding out that there is a Rebel Spy on board, things get interesting and guests travel through a series of randomized 3D scenes, ensuring that each experience is unique!

5. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror –

Fans of the classic television show The Twilight Zone and fans of thrills in general will love this eerie attraction which dominates the skyline of Sunset Boulevard. Guests enter the Hollywood Tower Hotel and discover that something sinister happened years ago that forced the hotel to be abandoned. After boarding a service elevator, guests find themselves traveling directly to the Twilight Zone! Families will love this attraction since the elevators are controlled by a computer system which randomizes the drop sequence making each ride unique.


4. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith –

Located right next door to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, this rocking adventure takes guests through fictional G Force Records where Aerosmith is recording their latest hit. After being invited to a concert across town, guests soon find themselves rocketing through Los Angeles to make it to the concert on time. Families will love the thrill of the initial launch and the rocking Aerosmith tunes on this attraction!

3. Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular –

It doesn’t matter if you are a Star Wars nerd or not – Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular is the perfect way to close out a night at Hollywood Studios! Watch as the Chinese Theater turns into a huge screen for a 14-minute show full of high-definition projection surrounded by lasers, fire, incredible music and sound effects, and of course – the sky lights up with awesome fireworks! It’s an unforgettable Hollywood Studios moment!

2. Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant –

This unique full service restaurant is located in the Commissary Lane section of the park and features dozens of classic cars set up as tables in a drive in setting. Playing on the big screen are classic sci-fi movie clips, cartoons, and skits that every guest will enjoy. With entrees including a smoked turkey sandwich, vegetarian shepherd’s pie, and grilled salmon, there is something on the menu for every family member to enjoy.

1. Fantasmic! –

Get ready to watch a battle of good vs. evil as Mickey and Friends take on some of the creepiest of Disney Villains! This outdoor, amphitheater nighttime show is bursting with awesome music, pyrotechnics, lasers, fireworks, and water screens. Plus, the amount of Disney characters you’ll catch a glimpse of is rather impressive! Check show times and think about making a Fantasmic dining package or FastPass+ for prime seating.

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.