Rides You Can Skip at Hollywood Studios

Tower of Terror at Night
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Let’s face it, sometimes a trip to Walt Disney World is not nearly as long as we might like it to be. This means sometimes skipping things to see and do as much as possible. While Hollywood Studios is a unique theme Park that brings out the inner movie star in all of us, it can be challenging to separate the must-do rides from the attractions that aren’t worth your time. The Disney Park has undergone several changes in the past few years, including adding Toy Story Land and Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge. It’s always a treat to see and do everything, but if there are time restrictions…these attractions should be the first ones to skip.

Alien Swirling Saucers


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This spinning attraction would be the first one to pass over. While the intergalactic spin with the adorable aliens from Toy Story (1995) is cute, it’s usually a long wait for a very short ride. Unless you can walk right on, it’s not worth your time. If you or those in your traveling party are big Toy Story fans, they will get much more enjoyment over riding Toy Story Mania.

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Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy

Lightning McQueen

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Another attraction worth skipping when in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy. The premise of this experience is that Guests learn what it takes to be a champion racer from Lightning McQueen himself. Although seeing the classic Cars (2006) character in the parks is great, this attraction is difficult to get to and requires you to pass by the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and the Tower of Terror. This is not a bad option if you’re trying to kill time before a show or while it’s raining outside, but other than that, it’s an easy one to skip.

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Muppet Vision 3D

Muppets at Disney

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This attraction is a Hollywood Studios classic. However, the years (and Disney itself) have not been kind to the Muppets. The show has not been changed in decades, the theater has recently been criticized for not being clean, and the 3D experience tends to come off as dated. Similar to the other items on this list–it’s an okay attraction if you want to get out of the Florida sun. But it’s not worth it if you’re limited on time or theme Park days.

A Lot to See and Do

ROck 'n' Roller Coaster

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Hollywood Studios offers some of the most interactive and exciting attractions at Walt Disney World. It’s home to the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, the Tower of Terror, Rise of the Resistance, and many wonderful shows such as Fantasmic! With so much to see and do, planning a day and even “giving up” on trying to see and do everything can be hard. But even with skipping these handful of attractions, fitting everything you want into one day at Hollywood Studios may be challenging. So always plan ahead and be prepared when visiting a Disney Park. It can make all the difference in the world.

Tower of Terror at Night

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About Steven Wilk

Steven has a complicated relationship with Disney. As a child, he visited Walt Disney World every few years with his family. But he never understood why kids his age (and older) were so scared of Snow White or Alien Encounter. He is a former participant of the Disney College Program (left early…long story), and he also previously worked in Children’s publishing, where he adapted multiple Disney movies and TV shows. He has many controversial opinions about Disney…like having a positive view of Michael Eisner, believing Return of the Jedi is superior to The Empire Strikes Back, and that Toy Story Land and Galaxy’s Edge should have never been built (at least not at Hollywood Studios). Every year for the past two decades, Steven has visited either Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani or went on a Disney Cruise. He’s happy to share any and all knowledge of the Disney destinations (and he likes using parenthesis a lot…as well as ellipses…)