Guests who enjoy a Walt Disney World vacation have four amazing theme parks to explore, each filled with endless entertainment, dining, attractions, shopping, theming, and more. Of the four theme parks, one in particular packs some huge thrills in addition to classic attractions, and the theme can’t be beat. Disney’s Hollywood Studios brings the adventure and action of Hollywood to life through experiences that let guests feel as though they have transformed into actors and actresses. Guests absolutely love spending lots of time in the park as they can enjoy experiences that bring iconic television, music, and film moments to life first-hand. With big thrills, classic moments, and lots to explore, it is no wonder why guests love to enjoy what Disney’s Hollywood Studios has to offer. While all of the pars experiences are wonderful, some are simply so amazing that they cannot be missed. Here are eight specific attractions and entertainment that guests simply must do when spending time in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
1. Toy Story Mania
Disney’s Hollywood Studios will soon be home to the much anticipated Toy Story Land which will bring the home of Woody, Buzz, and friends to life. For the time being, there is one amazing attraction that magically brings guests into the Toy Story universe and shrinks them down to the size of toys. Toy Story Mania is a whirling and fun attraction that has guests don 3D glasses and compete their way through a series of midway games. Each game is hosted by one of the toys and features different targets to aim at. Guests love feeling like toys and competing for the high score on Toy Story Mania.
2. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Sunset Boulevard in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to an attraction that is as thrilling as it is eerie. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror puts guests right in the middle of an episode of the classic television show as they find themselves boarding a service elevator in the abandoned Hollywood Tower Hotel. The hotel soon takes over and brings them into The Twilight Zone where they experience a thrilling drop sequence that is randomized every time to make for a different thrill during every ride.
3. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
Also found at the end of Sunset Boulevard is a second thrilling attraction that many guests head to Disney’s Hollywood Studios specifically to enjoy. The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith brings guests on a high speed joy ride across downtown in order to make it to an Aerosmith concert on time. The attraction features a high speed launch as well as the only inversions in Walt Disney World making it very popular with thrill seekers.
4. Star Tours – The Adventure Continues
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the park to visit for guests who are fans of the Star Wars universe. In addition to character meet and greets and memorabilia and props on display at the Star Wars Launch Bay, there is an amazing attraction that brings guests on their very own galactic adventure. Star Tours – The Adventure Continues brings guests on a journey featuring randomized scenes that showcase familiar characters and locations. Guests find themselves members of the Rebel Alliance and in charge of safely delivering a rebel spy on an unforgettable attraction.
5. Voyage of the Little Mermaid
In addition to amazing attractions, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is also home to some wonderful live entertainment that brings beloved Disney animated films to life. The Voyage of the Little Mermaid can be found in the Animation Courtyard section of the park and brings the story of Ariel to life through live action, special effects, puppets, and more. Guests will love watching Ariel’s adventure as she falls in love with Prince Eric and becomes human and will definitely be singing along to the wonderful rendition of “Under the Sea!”
6. Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!
Guests who are looking for a thrilling adventure of a live show have a wonderful option in the Echo Lake area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! brings some iconic scenes from the beloved films to life with characters such as Indy and Marion. Guests in the audience can find themselves being chosen as extras in the show and cheering Indy on as he faces scenes including the iconic rolling boulder
7. Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage
Another Disney animated film is brought to life in a vibrant stage show that is sure to capture the hearts of guests. Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage is performed several times per day in an open air amphitheater on Sunset Boulevard in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The show features live actors and brings Belle’s story to life through musical numbers and dramatic moments. This live show is a must see for guests spending time in the park!
Every night in Disney’s Hollywood Studios comes to a close with a showing of Fantasmic! in the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater. The epic show combines classic characters and music with special effects, pyrotechnics, and more to share the story of good and evil in Mickey’s imagination. Fantasmic! is very popular with guests, so those looking to find the perfect viewing spot should plan on arriving at least an hour early. Guests will be immersed in this thrilling and exciting live experience which is the perfect end to any magical day in Disney’s Hollywood Studios!