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5 Underrated Attractions At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is definitely home to some favorite attractions for me like Tower of Terror and Fantasmic!  There are definitely several lesser known attractions that are quite underrated, and deserve their own recognition.  Here are 5 underrated attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

5. Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage

This show really is an amazing abridged Broadway-caliber version of the show.  The musical numbers are performed live with fun choreography and vibrant costumes that are perfectly themed and designed from the classic Disney film.  The theater is an outdoor covered amphitheater with tons of seating for a large audience.  The show doesn’t get the credit that it deserves as a major attraction at the park.  It really is an amazing show and a great substitute for a Broadway production.

4. Walt Disney Presents

Walt Disney Presents provides guests with the chance to view the history of Walt, but with the addition of a space for guests to preview what’s on the horizon. Models such as the Toy Story Land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and even Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction are available to preview. The attraction is never overly crowded, which is a shame.  This one includes artifacts from Walt Disney’s amazing life and path to create all that we know and love about The Walt Disney Company. At the end of the walking tour through the artifacts and memorabilia, there is a film.  It used to be a film about Walt Disney’s life, but it changes out to also be movie premiers and other films.

3. Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular

I think that some guests may think they don’t have an interest in this show if they aren’t huge Indiana Jones fans.  I don’t think you really have to be that big of an Indy fan or even know the movies all that well to enjoy the show.  This show is more about how cool stunts are created and accomplished safely and giving you an up close look at how some of the movie and stunt magic are created.  If you happen to be an Indiana Jones fan, well that is just a bonus.  The show is in a covered amphitheater with portions of the show out in the sunlight.  It’s not necessarily a great place to beat the heat, but is still well worth the stop.

2. Disney Junior – Live on Stage

This show is much more fun than I would have given it credit for.  It has appearances by popular Disney Junior characters and the kiddos get more of a chance to move around and dance during the show. This is a great alternative to trying to keep them seated the whole time.  Not only that, the show is inside and in the air conditioning, so your kids to get to work off some of their energy and you get to sit down and cool off.  I call that a win-win.

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1. Muppet Vision 3D

This is attraction consistently maintains some of the shortest wait times in the entire park.  Typically you just have to wait until the next show will begin, as the theater is never completely full.  This attraction does show its age at times and hasn’t had a real upgrade or change since it opened, but it is still a great concept for an attraction.  The film is cute, the animatronics are great and the theater is comfortable and a great place to beat the heat.  It is definitely worth a visit to see, and hopefully they will upgrade the film at some point to bring new life to the attraction.

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 http://magicalvacationplanner.com/staff/christy-caby/ or look for me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/christy.caby. Have a magical day!