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Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios from A to Z

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is one of the major theme parks in Walt Disney World.  There are so many great things to experience at the park, but you’ll definitely want to check out our A to Z list to help you plan your visit:

A – Alien Swirling Saucers

This is one of the new attractions that have been added to Toy Story Land.  It is a lot of fun for the whole family and during the holidays the attraction receives a holiday overlay!

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B – Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage

This stage show is a favorite for many guests out there.  The show is a shortened version of the film with appearances by all of the popular characters from the show.  All of the favorite songs from the movie are also included in the show, too!

C – Citizens of Hollywood

If you are hanging out around Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard you may be able to catch the Citizens of Hollywood.  They are Hollywood residents that roam the area interacting and entertaining guests.  They are so much fun and you may even be pulled into part of their bit.

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D – Disney Junior Dance Party

For the younger guests, there is a Disney Junior stage show where you get to see some of the popular Disney Junior characters.  It is a lot of fun and will have the kiddos super entertained!

E – Express

To be more specific, the Backlot Express!  It is one of the popular quick service dining locations in Walt Disney World.  The location features burgers, chicken strips and more.  It frequently offers Star Wars themed specialty items give the close proximity to the area.

F – Fantasmic!

This is one of my favorite nighttime shows from all over Walt Disney World.  The show features Mickey Mouse as he works to maintain control over his own imagination.  The show incorporates water, fire, fireworks, props, characters and more.  It is visually stunning and a show that you don’t want to miss.

G – Galaxy’s Edge

The new themed, Star Wars land that is coming to Disney’s Hollywood Studios is known as Galaxy’s Edge. The land will open August 29th with new attractions, merchandise locations, dining offerings and more. It will allow guests to completely immerse themselves into the Star Wars universe unlike ever before!

H – Hollywood Brown Derby

This is the signature dining location for the park.  The location is a replica of the popular restaurant that was open in Hollywood.  The Hollywood Brown Derby even offers some of the same menu offerings just the way they were made at the original Brown Derby restaurant.  When you walk in you will see caricatures of famous celebrities all over the entire restaurant just like in the original restaurant.

I – Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular

This epic stunt show is fun for the entire family.  Guests get to witness how movie magic is made and how many of Indiana Jones’ stunts are completed.  You may even get to help participate as an extra on stage during the show, too! You won’t want to miss these jaw-dropping stunts.

J – Jedi Training Academy

Kiddos are able to sign up to participate in the Jedi Training Academy.  When they do, they get to learn the ways of the Jedi and participate in battles in front of the guests watching the show.  It is a fun experience that only a limited number of little padawans get to experience each day.

K – Kylo Ren

If you would like to meet Kylo Ren in person, you are in luck!  You can meet him every day within the Launch Bay area of the park.  The lines can get long at times, so you will want to plan accordingly. There will be a Disney PhotoPass photographer on standby or you can bring your own camera with you to capture the event.

L – Launch Bay

Launch Bay is an area within Disney’s Hollywood Studios where guests can check out various ships and other items from the Star Wars Universe.  Guests can also meet and greet with a couple favorite Star Wars characters, too.  If you like Star Wars merchandise, you can check out a lot of great collectibles and other items there.

M – Muppet*Vision 3D

If you love the Muppets, then you will want to check out Muppet*Vision 3D.  It is a 3D show that features all of your favorite Muppets with fun music and a few surprises.  There isn’t usually a long wait, so it is a great place to take a break, too!

N – New Attractions

With all of the changes and expansions going on at Walt Disney World, this also means the addition of new attractions. As mentioned above, the new land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, is scheduled to open on August 29. When this opens, one new attraction will open in the land called Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run. The second attraction in this land, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, is scheduled to open on December 5 (Walt’s Birthday!). Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is coming in 2020.

O – Oscar’s Super Service

If you need to rent a stroller, scooter, wheelchair, etc. while in the park then you will want to stop by Oscar’s Super Service.  The attendants there will take care of you and help you get what you need to enjoy a day in the parks.

P – Prime Time Café

50’s Prime Time Café is one of the table service dining locations in the park.  The café is unique in that the servers are your “relatives” and they expect you to follow the rules and mind your manners while you are dining at “Mom’s” house.  They may ask you to set the table, remind you to eat your vegetables and more.  It is a lot of fun for the whole family!

Q – Quick Service Dining Locations

There are a variety of different quick service dining locations throughout the park.  The locations are themed for different areas and feature a variety of different food options.  You can take advantage of Mobile Order within My Disney Experience to order in advance so that you can save time instead of waiting in line to order.

R – Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

This is one of the most fun thrill rides on property.  The roller coaster is completely indoors and you get to blast through the dark with black lights, Aerosmith music, twists, drops and more.  It is so much fun and you get to arrive at the red carpet in style.

S – Slinky Dog Dash

This is the other new attraction that opened with Toy Story Land.  This attraction is a family coaster that has cars that look like slinky dog.  It is a unique coaster ride that is a ton of fun!

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T – Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

You have to “drop” in on this one!  The attraction takes you up 13 stories for a series of thrills.  You are likely to get a different drop sequence each time since the sequence is at random for how many drops there are, whether you go up or down first, etc.  It is so much fun and there is a ride photo and video to commemorate the occasion.

U – Ursula and Other Villains

You can catch a huge puppet version of Ursula in the Voyage of the Little Mermaid show.  You can also catch other villains in the park like the Star Wars villains and other villains that make their appearance in the nighttime Fantasmic! show.

V – Voyage of the Little Mermaid

This live show tells the story of the Little Mermaid, complete with the favorite songs from the movie.  Many of the characters in the show are puppets that use black screens and black lights to make them appear as if they are swimming underwater.  It is an amazing show that you definitely want to check out.

W – Walt Disney Presents

At Walt Disney Presents, guests are able to check out some of the models and details of upcoming expansions coming to the park.  Guests can also currently meet with Mike and Sully from Monsters, Inc. there, too.

X – X-treme Racing Academy

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy recently opened in Hollywood Studios on March 31.  This new attraction allows guests to learn about what it takes to become a fantastic racer from the great Lightning McQueen. This one is a big hit with the little ones in the family.

Y – Young at Heart for All Guests

The park features so many great characters and attractions that guests can’t help but to feel young at heart. Guests will want to enjoy the thrill rides, feast on the delicious treats and sport their Mickey ears while having the time of their lives.

Z – Zillions of Merchandise Options

If you love shopping, then you will definitely want to check out all of the great merchandise locations.  You can find themed merchandise for all of the great rides, shows and attractions.  You can also purchase Christmas ornaments and decorations at the Christmas shop in the park.  Our favorite is probably the Star Wars merchandise, but there is definitely something for everyone.

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!