Hollywood Studios touring plans and FastPass+ suggestions for 2017

by Shannon Albert 53 comments Like the Facebook page

Hollywood Studios touring plans(Article last updated: April 12, 2017)

Hollywood Studios has had some attraction closures, and the new things that will be coming are still a year or two away from opening. Fewer attractions for people to visit means good touring plans and FastPass+ are even more important than before.

Let's take a look at Hollywood Studios touring plans and FastPass+ suggestions...

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Why the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party is a WDW Prep fave

by Heather Thomas 28 comments Like the Facebook page

In recent years, Disney World has expanded the number of premium events available for guests to add to their visit, and while we try to emphasize to readers that you don't have to spend anything extra to have a fantastic (and memorable!) vacation, every now and then one comes along that we think might be worth it for some guests.

The Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party is one of those events.

Check out the information below to learn more about this event and see if it sounds like a good fit for your family.
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Jedi Training Academy: A How To Guide

by Dustin Hayes 8 comments Like the Facebook page

A long, long time ago (well, today, and yesterday, and tomorrow and every day after that) in a galaxy far, far away (actually right next to Star Tours at Disney's Hollywood Studios), children between the ages of 4 and 12 are given the opportunity to hone their lightsaber skills at Jedi Training Academy: Trials of the Temple!

This unique Star Wars show occurs multiple times a day (times listed on every park map and the My Disney Experience app) and it's quite the experience for young Padawans.

To get some advice on how your kid is sure to be a part of Jedi Training, I've teamed up with my good friend Janel (@wdw_mom on Instagram!) to bring you some tips and tricks to find out if your kid has what it takes to be part of the Rebel Alliance!
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Pros and cons of every Hollywood Studios restaurant

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(Article last updated: February 6, 2017)

The pros and cons of all Hollywood Studios restaurantsWhile Hollywood Studios isn't known for its food, there are several good options at Hollywood Studios that you might choose for your trip.

Below, check out all of the Quick Service and Table Service restaurants at Hollywood Studios to help you decide where to eat during your trip.


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Character Palooza: A How-To Guide

by Dustin Hayes 12 comments Like the Facebook page

(Article last updated: April 20, 2016)

This is a post by Dustin "The Character Queen" Hayes. Be sure to follow him on Facebook and Instagram for a dose of pure character joy. Now, here's Dustin...

During the afternoon at Hollywood Studios, you might see a group of people waiting like they were getting a glimpse at Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.

While these people aren't actually waiting to see Oompa Loompas and a crazy chocolatier in a top hat, they are in fact waiting for something just as magical: the fabled Character Palooza meet and greet.

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The best fireworks and nighttime show viewing spots at Disney World

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(Article last updated: March 15, 2017)

You will probably want to see at least 1 or 2 of the nighttime entertainment options at Disney World, but there are some spots to view these shows that are better than others.

I've got maps of viewing areas to help you decide where you'll want to watch during your trip.

Let's take a look...

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Tips and tricks for Fantasmic

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(Article last updated: April 13, 2016)

fantasmicsquareimageHollywood Studios' nighttime show is called Fantasmic! and it's well worth your time to see, but it can be tricky to make sure you see it without long waits.

Today I have tips and tricks to help you avoid long lines, get the best seats and make an easy exit from the show.

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How do you fit in all of the shows at Hollywood Studios? – PREP001

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(Article last updated: November 18, 2014)

how to fit in all of the shows at Hollywood StudiosEver wondered how the heck you were going to tour Hollywood Studios and fit in all of the shows?

Today, I've got some ideas on how you can do that and a tip for when to show up to all 4 Disney World theme parks.

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Guide to all Hollywood Studios attractions

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(Article last updated: August 2, 2016)

Hollywood Studios is a park with a few can't-miss rides, a couple of forgettable rides and lots of shows.

Let's take a look at the park, each attraction (with my tips) and how to tour...

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