By Caitlin Corsello
Of the four theme parks in Walt Disney World, guests love to spend time exploring them all and enjoying amazing entertainment and attractions. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a favorite park of many guests thanks to its thrilling and classic attractions, many dining options, amazing entertainment, and wonderful shopping opportunities. Guests who spend time in the park can feel like Hollywood royalty as they step directly into the movies and television on amazing and unique adventures. Disney’s Hollywood Studios offers up experiences which allow guests to enter into The Twilight Zone, rock out with Aerosmith, interact with Toy Story characters, blast off into the Star Wars universe, and laugh along with the Muppets. With so many wonderful experiences to be had in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, guests want to make the most of each moment there and squeeze in as many attractions as possible. In order to experience as much as possible, guests need to follow a few simple tips and tricks designed to save time. Here are seven tips for squeezing in the most attractions at Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
7. Rope Drop —
One of the best ways to get the most out of any of the Walt Disney World theme parks is to arrive early for rope drop. Arriving for rope drop entails getting to the park before it officially opens and waiting to be allowed inside. Guests who arrive for rope drop at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are treated to a welcome speech which tells them all about the amazing adventures and experiences waiting for them inside. By arriving for rope drop at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, guests can ensure that they are some of the first inside the park when the gates are open where they can enjoy few crowds and low wait times on popular attractions.
6. Toy Story Mania First —
Hands down the most popular attraction in Disney’s Hollywood Studios can be found in the Pixar Place section of the park. Toy Story Mania magically shrinks guests down to the size of toys and invites them to compete in a series of 3D midway games hosted by various characters from the films. Since Toy Story Mania is so popular, the wait time can easily exceed several hours on busy days in the park. Guests who want to enjoy the attraction with a low wait time should head directly there once Disney’s Hollywood Studios is open. Since one experience on Toy Story Mania often leaves guests wanting to return for another chance to score big, guests are also smart to book a FastPass for the experience at a later point in the day when they will also be able to ride with little to no wait time.
5. FastPass The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror —
Sunset Boulevard in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to two very popular attractions which pack big thrills. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror invites guests into the Hollywood Tower Hotel where five guests mysteriously disappeared into The Twilight Zone after their elevator was struck by lightning. Guests who are brave enough to enter soon find themselves headed to for the same fate aboard a service elevator heading directly to The Twilight Zone. Since The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is so popular, the wait time can easily become long on busy days in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Guests who want to enjoy the attraction without losing lots of time should opt to book a FastPass for the experience.
4. Single Rider The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith —
The other thrilling attraction on Sunset Boulevard is the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith which brings guests into G Force Records where the band is recording their next hit. After being invited backstage at a concert, guests soon find themselves rocketing off in super stretch limos to make it to the show on time. The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster usually has long wait times thanks to its popularity, but guests who want to enjoy the experience can opt to use the Single Rider Line. This option offers the same experience but with a much shorter wait time so long as guests don’t mind being split up at the loading platform.
3. FastPass Star Tours – The Adventure Continues —
Guests who are Star Wars fans flock to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to enjoy an attraction which brings them directly into the fictional universe. Star Tours – The Adventure Continues brings guests on a routine Star Tours flight which takes an adventurous turn after a Rebel Spy is discovered onboard. Guests love to experience this attraction, but the wait time is often high thanks to its popularity in the park. Those who want to save time while still enjoying Star Tours – The Adventure Continues should opt to book a FastPass for the experience.
2. See the Underrated —
One of the best ways to make the most of each moment in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and see as much as possible is to visit the underrated attractions which tend to never have long wait times. Guests should be sure to take the time to enjoy Muppet Vision 3D, the Great Movie Ride, the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!, Beauty and the Beast – Live On Stage, and The Voyage of the Little Mermaid while visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
1. Line Up Early for Fantasmic! —
Select nights in Disney’s Hollywood Studios come to a close with special showings of a nighttime attraction which is sure to amaze guests. Fantasmic! is performed in the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater and invites guests to experience a battle between good and evil in Mickey’s imagination. The performance combines pyrotechnics, fireworks, Disney music and characters, a huge dragon, dancing water, projected animation, and special effects to create an unforgettable experience. Since Fantasmic! is so popular, guests should line up on Sunset Boulevard at least an hour before show time to guarantee a seat inside.