Is it Worth Going to Disney’s Hollywood Studios?


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Some people criticize Disney’s Hollywood Studios for not having enough to do compared to the other parks. So I wondered is it worth going to Disney’s Hollywood studios?:

Here’s what I know:

Disney’s Hollywood Studios, part of Walt Disney World is well worth visiting. There is Toy Story Land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (which opened August 2019), Frozen Sing-a-long, Twilight Zone’s Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, and restaurants like the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant!

But that’s only the beginning of what you’ll find here! So let’s keep going to see everything this park has to offer.

Walt Disney World in Orlando is an amazing place!

My family has been to Disney parks 4 times (not counting my many trips before I had a family). It is truly the “happiest place on Earth”!

So in this post, we’re diving deep into Disney World’s Hollywood Studios.

We’ll explore all the rides, talk about Toy Story Land which debuted in 2018 and get a sneak peek into the Star Wars Land (officially called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge) which opened August 29, 2019.

But specifically, we’re answering the question is it worth going to Disney’s Hollywood studios? That way you know for your next visit how much time to allocate.

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What is Hollywood Studios?


Hollywood studios, for those that don’t know, is one of the parks in Florida’s Walt Disney World. Unlike Disneyland, where the park is segmented into different segments you can walk to, Disney World is different.

In Walt Disney World, you drive or use Disney transportation between The Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Epcot Center, and Hollywood Studios.

Hollywood Studios captures the glamour of old Hollywood and most of the rides are centered around films and the film industry (as opposed to characters).

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What can you do at Disney Hollywood Studios?

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is designed to be an immersive experience.

You are surrounded by the sights, sounds, and sensations of classic 1940s & 50’s era Hollywood. Walk across movie backlot sets, take in parades, and meet and greet famous Disney characters throughout the park.

Of course, there are some amazing and classic rides in Orlando’s Walt Disney World, and Hollywood Studios is no exception.

Check out my complete list of rides and attractions below for exactly what to do at Hollywood Studios.

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Rope Drop at Disney World (click to read my article) can literally get you on the rides before the park even opens in many cases, and can save you hours of waiting in lines.

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How many rides are at Hollywood Studios?

Bear in mind that Toy Story Land just opened in 2018 at the back of Hollywood Studios.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened August 29, 2019 (both at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios and at Disneyland in California).

So, more and more rides and attractions have come and will continue to come. Also, bear in mind Hollywood Studios features backlot sets, parades and lots of movie-themed shops and restaurants.

That being said, here is the current list of attractions and rides and what to do at Hollywood Studios:

TOY STORY LAND

  • Alien Swirling Saucers – Board a toy rocket and hang tight as the Pizza Planet Aliens take you to outer space. You might just get picked by “the claw”! A variation on Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree from Cars Land in Disneyland. All ages, height requirement 32″. FastPass+ available.
  • Slinky Dog Dash – A family-friendly roller coaster where you ride in cars inside of Slinky Dog’s coils. It twists and turns and features mild drops. Height requirement 38″. FastPass+ available.
  • Toy Story Mania! – The original Toy Story attraction prior to Toy Story Land opening. Ride and shoot moving targets at 4D, yet old-school-style midway carnival game featuring all your favorite Toy Story characters. All ages, any height. FastPass+ available.

Also, don’t forget if you opt for the Disney Early Morning Magic hours at Toy Story Land, not only will you be among the first guests to play with Woody and Buzz, but you also get a fantastic breakfast!

STAR WARS ATTRACTIONS 

Ready to dive into what’s everything there is to do at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?

Here is what’s currently open at Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run – Never tell me the odds! Climb aboard a life-sized Millenium Falcon and take the controls as you fly on a thrilling and interactive smuggling run! Height requirement 38″.
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue – This ride debuted in 1987 and is the original Star Wars ride. In 2011, the ride (at both Disneyland and WDW) was converted to its current incarnation. Essentially this ride is a motion-simulator where you board a spaceship and take off across the galaxy and view the large viewport through 3D glasses. Unlike the original ride which just had 1 journey, the ride now has 384 possible variations and also features the voices of many of the actual cast members including James Earl Jones as Darth Vader. Height requirement 40″. FastPass+ available.
  • Savi’s Workshop – Handbuilt Lightsabers – Build your own custom lightsaber and learn the ways of the force.
  • Droid Depot – Who doesn’t love R2D2, C3PO, or BB8? Now you can build your own droid from scratch. Just make sure it speaks Bocce which can be extra useful if you live on a moisture farm.
  • Star Wars Launch Bay – Check out some amazing props & models from Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Then play Star Wars games, take pics, watch videos, and meet n’ greet with Star Wars characters. No age/height restrictions.
  • Star Wars Launch Bay Theater – View a behind-the-scenes look at the Star Wars saga and check out how a new generation of moviemakers are crafting the future of Star Wars. No age/height restrictions.
  • Star Wars Photo Opportunities – Take pics in Star Wars settings and using replica movie props such as standing under an AT-AT walker, riding an Imperial speeder or hanging out inside an exotic interstellar cantina in a land far, far away. No age/height restrictions.
  • Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple – One of the most popular attractions for many years now, and originally called the Jedi Training Academy, your younglings will train to be Jedi masters. Then, in the ultimate test, the young Jedis will do battle against Darth Vader or Kylo Ren. Darth Maul had been a character as well but was replaced by Kylo Ren in 2016 after Ren rose to popularity in The Force Awakens.No age/height restrictions, but they need to be able to hold a lightsaber on their own.
  • Star Wars: Path of the Jedi – Watch a brief film walking us through the Star Wars saga, all the way up through Star Wars: The Last Jedi. No age/height restrictions.
  • Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far AwayRey, Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, BB-8, Darth Maul and other classic characters recreate classic moments, right in front of you! All ages, any height.
  • Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular – End your day in a galaxy far, far away with this brand new nighttime spectacular. The show features state-of-the-art projection effects, dynamic lighting, lasers and explosions to light up the night like no other performance!

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance may well be open though by the time you read this!

That ride is opening on December 5th, 2019.

Here, you’ll join the resistance (you rebel scum!) and do battle against the dreaded First Order which rose from the ashes of the Empire.

You board a craft that moves on a track. So while this is not a rollercoaster, it is a thrill ride with small drops, loud sounds, and can be a little on the dark side (pun intended).

Height requirement 40″.

Also, don’t forget to check out Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

You’ll enjoy a delicious Star Wars-themed dessert buffet and souvenir stein, surrounded by Kylo Ren, Chewie, and BB-8.

But you’ll also get reserved seating to the amazing Disney Movie Magic and Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular.

CHARACTER SHOWS & ATTRACTIONS AT HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

  • Muppet*Vision 3D – Take in the timeless and classic Muppets in this hilarious, 3D film combined with live-action. All ages, any height. FastPass+ available.
  • Frozen Sing-Along – Join Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and of course, Elsa in this family-friendly sing along to all the songs you love to hate from the Disney classic Frozen. More details on this one below. No age/height restrictions. FastPass+ available.
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid – A show that mixes live-action, 4D effects, puppets & laser projections. All ages, any height. FastPass+ available.
  • Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage – A Broadway-style musical held at the Theater of the Stars, on the recreated Sunset Boulevard.
  • Disney Junior Dance Party! – This replaced the Disney Junior – Live on Stage! show and features characters from Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Vampirina, Doc McStuffins, and The Lion Guard.
  • Indiana Jones™ Epic Stunt Spectacular! – You’ll thrill as Indiana Jones and his sidekick Marion as they do amazing stunts with amazing special effects and showcase movie-making magic. All ages, any height. FastPass+ available.
  • Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far AwayRey, Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, BB-8, Darth Maul and other classic characters recreate classic moments, right in front of you! All ages, any height.
  • Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular – End your day in a galaxy far, far away with this brand new nighttime spectacular. The show features state-of-the-art projection effects, dynamic lighting, lasers and explosions to light up the night like no other performance!
  • Fantasmic! – Join Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice as he leads the longest-running nighttime, outdoor extravagant musical. Not your standard Disney parade, this features plenty of your favorite characters, lasers, fireworks, water projections and so much more!

OTHER ATTRACTIONS AT HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

  • Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant – Half restaurant, half attraction, I couldn’t keep this off the list. While it’s indoors, you’ll feel like you’re in a 1950’s drive-in movie theater, featuring classic American food and sci-fi movie clips showing on the big movie screen.
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith – See my more detailed description below, but this is Disney’s rockinest roller coaster. Like Space Mountain, it’s an indoor coaster with wild drops, twists and turns set in the Hollywood Hills and hosted by rock legends Aerosmith. Height requirement 48″. FastPass+ available.
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™ – A WDW classic which opened in 1994. While this ride was previously available at Disneyland in California, that ride has since been converted into a Marvel ride leaving Hollywood Studios as the only US location for the Tower of Terror. It is also available in Paris and Tokyo. Enter the world of Rod Serling’s classic Twilight Zone TV show and movie as guests check into a haunted hotel. The ride is elevator-based and hurtles riders up and down in this spooky classic. Height requirement 40″. FastPass+ available.
  • Walt Disney Presents – Take a journey through Walt Disney’s imagination and explore his history courtesy of a multimedia extravaganza. The attraction includes rare artifacts, never-before-seen props, models, sketches, and more. Self-guided. No age/height restrictions.

Can you do Hollywood studios in a day?

The short answer is yes if you had to,

You would just need to be very strategic about what rides you wanted to do and know where those were located. If you are a Disney resort guest, you’ll definitely want to use Extra Magic Hours (click to read my article which explains more).

I would also be very aware of what rides to get a FastPass for 30-60 days in advance (just click that link to see my article which explains why it’s only 30 days for some people).

Some rides won’t need a FastPass if you get there early enough or stay late enough. Also, know that during fireworks and parades is a great time to ride a lot of the otherwise busy rides.

But while Disney’s Hollywood Studios easily used to be a 1-day affair, with Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, I would set aside at least 2 days.

What are the best rides to Fastpass at Hollywood studios?

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FastPass+ is designed to save you time.

You may be familiar with FastPass as it’s been around Disney parks for a while. However, in Walt Disney World, they moved to the FastPass+ system which did away with the paper passes in favor of a more app-based system.

For now, Disneyland in California remains on the original system.

If you aren’t familiar with that system, you will most definitely want to check out all my Disney FastPass+ Secrets and Tips before your next visit.

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Here are the best rides to use your FastPass+ reservations on:

  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
  • Toy Story Midway Mania!
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Slinky Dog Dash

Check out the complete list of rides and attractions that use FastPass+ at all of the other Walt Disney World parks here:

Every Disney park is different in terms of the size and how long it takes to enjoy.

Want to know Which Disney Park is the Biggest? I break down every Disney park on the planet in that post, so just click the link to read it on my site.

While everyone knows Disney World is the largest park, I was surprised to see just how much bigger Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge was at Disney World compared to Disneyland.

What are the tiers at Hollywood studios?

Tiers refer to Disney’s FastPass system.

Disney FastPass tiers are something Disney started doing recently to help deal with the huge demand for FastPasses.

Walt Disney World has started this system at Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and yes; Hollywood Studios. But, they have not (as of yet) introduced it to the Magic Kingdom.

What they have done is taken the most popular rides and put them into categories which they call tiers.

There are currently only 2 tiers.

Tier 1 rides are the most popular rides. Tier 2 rides, while still popular, are not as quite in demand. 

When picking your 3 FastPass+ rides at Hollywood Studios (or Epcot or Animal Kingdom), you can pick one ride from FastPass+ Tier 1 and 2 FastPasses from FastPass+ Tier 2. 

Don’t see anything you want in tier 1? No problem! You can pick 3 from tier 2. You just can’t pick more than 1 from tier 1 until you’ve used all 3 and are ready to book more.

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS FASTPASS+ TIER RIDES

  • Slinky Dog Dash – Tier 1
  • Toy Story Midway Mania! – Tier 1
  • Alien Swirling Saucers – Tier 1
  • Star Tours – Tier 2
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster® Starring Aerosmith – Tier 2
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – Tier 2 (yes, they still have this ride! They only closed the one at Disneyland in Anaheim)

While I know it’s surprising, Disney World is NOT offering FastPasses for any of the new rides at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, or Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, which opens on December 5, 2019. 

This can, of course, change in the near future based on the demand.

What are the best shows at Hollywood studios?

More than an attraction or a ride, Disney parks are also known for their extravagant shows.

Whether it’s parades, firework displays or seated performances, Disney parks have some amazing shows and Hollywood Studios is no exception.

Make sure to take in all of your favorites!

  • Indiana Jones™ Epic Stunt Spectacular! – You’ll thrill as Indiana Jones and his sidekick Marion as they do amazing stunts with amazing special effects and showcase movie-making magic. All ages, any height. FastPass+ available.
  • Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far AwayRey, Kylo Ren, Chewbacca, BB-8, Darth Maul and other classic characters recreate classic moments, right in front of you! All ages, any height.
  • Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular – End your day in a galaxy far, far away with this brand new nighttime spectacular. The show features state-of-the-art projection effects, dynamic lighting, lasers and explosions to light up the night like no other performance!
  • Muppet*Vision 3D – Take in the timeless and classic Muppets in this hilarious, 3D film combined with live-action. All ages, any height. FastPass+ available.
  • Frozen Sing-Along – Join Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, and of course, Elsa in this family-friendly sing along to all the songs you love to hate from the Disney classic Frozen. More details on this one below. No age/height restrictions. FastPass+ available.
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid – A show that mixes live-action, 4D effects, puppets & laser projections. All ages, any height. FastPass+ available.
  • Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage – A Broadway-style musical held at the Theater of the Stars, on the recreated Sunset Boulevard.
  • Disney Junior Dance Party! – This replaced the Disney Junior – Live on Stage! show and features characters from Mickey and the Roadster Racers, Vampirina, Doc McStuffins, and The Lion Guard.
  • Fantasmic! – Join Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice as he leads the longest-running nighttime, outdoor extravagant musical. Not your standard Disney parade, this features plenty of your favorite characters, lasers, fireworks, water projections and so much more!

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Is Disney Hollywood Studios fun?

How could it not be??

Not a Star Wars fan? No problem! They have you covered with Toy Story Land. Not a Toy Story fan? That’s OK, they have you covered with rides and attractions for:

  • Frozen fans (Frozen Sing-a-Long)
  • Thrill-seekers (Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith)
  • Live-action shows (Beauty and the Beast, Indiana Jones, Little Mermaid)

In short, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a blast and if you can’t find anything fun to do here, you just might not be a fun person!

How early can you get into Hollywood studios?

Like all Disney parks, the hours do vary seasonally and each park may have different hours from each other.

Currently, though, the hours are 9 am to 9 pm. Holiday weeks they often bump the opening time to 8 am and the closing time to 10 pm.

Also, be aware of Extra Magic Hours (click to read my article) which can get you into the park 1 hour early on select days, and only if you are staying at a Disney resort property.

While Hollywood Studios only does morning hours, Magic Kingdom and Epcot do both morning and evening Extra Magic Hours.

Don’t confuse that with Early Morning Magic Hours.

Early Morning Magic is a ticket option you purchase as a ticket-upgrade. And you can buy Early Morning Magic without having to stay at a Disney Resort property. As the name implies, this is morning hours only.

Before you go, make sure to check the official Disney Calendar so you know what the hours will be on your visit.

Is the Great Movie Ride still at Hollywood studios?

No is the short answer.

The Great Movie Ride took park visitors on a backlot tour of Hollywood. It was located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, inside the WDW’s replica of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, an iconic movie theatre in Los Angeles.

The ride opened in 1989 and ran through August 2017.

So, unfortunately, it can no longer make your list of what to do at Hollywood Studios.

The ride will be replaced by Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, a 2 and 12 D ride (3D without glasses) which is slated to open in spring 2020.

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What are the best places for food in Hollywood Studios?

There are a TON of great restaurant options in WDW’s Hollywood Studios.

Hollywood Studios features everything from food carts to the fine dining experience in the full-scale replica of Hollywood’s legendary Brown Derby.

You have almost every kind of food experience, including character dining, you could wish for.

Also know that while alcohol had been pretty limited at the “happiest place on Earth”, it began to be served in more places as of 2016.

But if you’re wondering “does Disneyland serves alcohol“, just know that Disneyland in California remains dry.

However, that will change when the Star Wars cantina opens later in 2019.

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Here is the complete list for 2019 of food, beverage, and dessert options in Hollywood Studios:

lunch & dinner only unless specified

FAST FOOD

  • ABC Commissary
  • Backlot Express
  • Catalina Eddie’s
  • Dockside Diner
  • Fairfax Fare
  • PizzeRizzo
  • Rosie’s All-American Café
  • The Trolley Car Cafe (Starbucks coffee & snacks)
  • Anaheim Produce (snack cart)
  • Hollywood Scoops (ice cream shop)
  • KRNR The Rock Station (hot dog food truck)
  • Oasis Canteen (funnel cake snack cart)

PUBS & LOUNGES

  • BaseLine Tap House
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge
  • Tune-In Lounge

FINE DINING

  • Hollywood Brown Derby
  • Dine with an Imagineer at The Hollywood Brown Derby – Ages 14 and up
  • Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano

CHARACTER THEMED

  • Woody’s Lunch Box (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Hollywood and Vine Restaurant (breakfast & lunch buffet only)

EVENT THEMED

  • Sci-Fi Dine In (indoor drive-in movie theatre showing classic sci-fi movies)
  • 50’s Prime Time Cafe
  • Fantasmic! Dessert & VIP Viewing Experience – Enjoy some tasty desserts & cocktails while lounging in VIP seating for the fantastic outdoor musical Fantasmic! (evening only)

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Where is the Frozen sing-along at Hollywood Studios?

Inside Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios is an area called Echo Lake.

There you will find a 30-minute Frozen sing along with Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, and yes Olaf. Shows start at 10:30 am and run until 7:30 pm.

Echo Lake is almost in the center of Hollywood Studios. FastPass+ is available for this as well.

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As you enter the park, just continue straight until you get to the Animation Courtyard and then turn to the left. If you can’t find it, you may have to Let it Go.

Is Rock N Roller Coaster scary?

Rock N Roller Coaster is a rollercoaster featuring rock legends Aerosmith which opened at Walt Disney World in 1999.

They opened the 2nd version at Disneyland Paris in 2002, but it is not available at Disneyland in Anaheim.

In Feb 2018, Disney started work on the Paris version to convert it a Marvel-themed roller coaster, but the ride remains in Florida.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is also the fastest and most intense of any Disney park’s roller coaster.

It has crazy half-corkscrews, 3 spots where you are inverted, and a sea serpent roll. The ride launches from 0 to 57 mph in an astounding 2.8 seconds.

If you or your kids love roller coasters (and it doesn’t hurt to also love Aerosmith since they are the soundtrack to the ride), then you will love Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.

But yes, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is a little scary.

Like Space Mountain (now called Hyperspace Mountain in some Disney park locations, the ride is an indoor roller coaster.

So riders are in the dark for much of the ride but whizzing past The Hollywood sign, neon billboards, highway signs, and other Hollywood landmarks.

The height requirement on this ride is 48 inches, so slightly taller than Space Mountain and should definitely be on your list of what to do at Hollywood Studios if you are a thrill-seeker.

What do we know about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?

Disney’s website claims that with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge you’ll “Live Your Adventure in a Galaxy Far, Far Away As You Land on Planet Batuu…”

What is Planet Batuu?

Batuu is a remote outpost at the edge of the galaxy and was once a bustling center for traders.

On Batuu, park visitors will get into the thick of things with two attractions that go way beyond anything Disney and Star Wars have ever done before.

First, you’ll helm the controls of Millennium Falcon and take off on a secret mission.

Next, you’ll find yourself right in the middle of the action in an epic battle between the First Order and the Resistance.

Of course, all the classic Star Wars attractions remain too, and you’ll find yourself completely immersed into the world of George Lucas’ Star Wars at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Without a doubt, this is on my list of what to do at Hollywood Studios for my next visit!

How many actual rides are in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?

Currently not many.

Remember, this, like Cars Land in California, is designed to simply make you feel like your part of the Star Wars world.

So the streets, shops, restaurants, and surroundings are all 100% Star Wars. 

Currently, there are really only 2 rides, with 1 more coming December 2019.

Here are the actual Star Wars rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run – Never tell me the odds! Climb aboard a life-sized Millenium Falcon and take the controls as you fly on a thrilling and interactive smuggling run! Height requirement 38″.
  • Star Tours – The Adventures Continue – This ride debuted in 1987 and is the original Star Wars ride. In 2011, the ride (at both Disneyland and WDW) was converted to its current incarnation. Essentially this ride is a motion-simulator where you board a spaceship and take off across the galaxy and view the large viewport through 3D glasses. Unlike the original ride which just had 1 journey, the ride now has 384 possible variations and also features the voices of many of the actual cast members including James Earl Jones as Darth Vader. Height requirement 40″. FastPass+ available.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is opening on December 5th, 2019.

Here, you’ll join the resistance (you rebel scum!) and do battle against the dreaded First Order which rose from the ashes of the Empire.

You board a craft that moves on a track, so while not a rollercoaster, it is a thrill ride with small drops, loud sounds, and can be a little on the dark side (pun intended).

Height requirement 40″.


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Did we cover everything you wanted to know about whether it is worth going to Disney’s Hollywood studios?

In this, we took an in-depth look at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios; their nod to Universal Studios.

We explored all the rides available, listed all shows, attractions, and restaurants. We also answered all the top questions about Hollywood Studios, and yes, also about Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. That way your next visit will be stellar.

So you now know EXACTLY what to do at Hollywood Studios so you won’t miss any of the action!

Ultimately, we answered the question of is it worth going to Disney’s Hollywood Studios with a resounding yes!

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Jeff Campbell is a husband, father, martial artist, budget-master, Disney-addict, musician, and recovering foodie having spent over 2 decades as a leader for Whole Foods Market. Click to learn more about me

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