6 Reasons We Love Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios

Each of the four theme parks in Walt Disney World features its own unique theme which is conveyed through attractions, entertainment, dining, shopping, architecture, décor, and plenty of details. Disney’s Hollywood Studios opened in 1989 and has been transporting guests into the glitz and glamour of Hollywood ever since. Guests who spend time in the park can feel like stars in their very own Hollywood adventure thanks to amazing experiences and areas of the park that evoke both modern and old Hollywood. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to some of the most popular experiences in Walt Disney World which allow guests to enjoy rocking out with Aerosmith, traveling to The Twilight Zone, laughing along with the Muppets, joining the Rebel Alliance, and even shrinking down to the size of toys. Here are the top six reasons why guests love Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios.


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.

2. 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!

3. Toy Story Mania

One of the most popular attractions in all of Walt Disney World can be found in the Pixar Place section of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Toy Story Mania magically shrinks guests down to the size of toys and invites them to compete in a series of 3D midway carnival games hosted by Woody, Buzz, and the Toy Story gang. Guests absolutely love to experience Toy Story Mania to compete to see who can score the highest each time and also because there are hidden triggers in each game which can cause all sorts of amazing happenings!

4. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror —

Sunset Boulevard in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to an eerie attraction that is based upon one of the most beloved television series in the history of Hollywood. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror invites guests into the Hollywood Tower Hotel which was abandoned years ago one fateful night. Guests soon learn that five hotel guests disappeared into The Twilight Zone after their elevator was struck by lightning. Soon enough guests find themselves strapped into an abandoned service elevator and heading for the same fate! The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is a favorite attraction of many guests thanks to its unique drop sequence which is never the same twice!


5. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith —

Found right next door to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is another thrilling attraction that focuses on the music industry portion of Hollywood. G Force Records is a big time recording studio that has worked with all sorts of mega famous recording artists. Guests embark on a tour of the studio and find themselves face to face with Aerosmith as the band finishes up a recording session. The band decides to invites guests to come to their concert across town complete with backstage passes, but the only problem is that it is starting in a few minutes. Guests soon find themselves strapped into super stretch limos and enjoying a zero to sixty in seconds launch that has them rocketing through the neon lights of downtown to make it to the concert on time!

6. Star Tours – The Adventure Continues —

Guests who love the adventures of Star Tours are in for a huge treat in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Star Tours – The Adventure Continues has guests begin on a routine Star Tours flight which soon takes a thrilling turn when a Rebel Spy is discovered on board. The attraction then features a series of randomized 3D scenes featuring familiar places and faces from the Star Wars universe. By the end, guests are sure to be thrilled as they have all joined the Rebel Alliance. Guests love to experience Star Tours – The Adventure Continues over and over again as each experience is different thanks to the randomized scenes.

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.