(Article last updated: October 2, 2018)
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 all Hollywood Studios rides....
A quick overview
Hollywood Studios is themed after movies and includes attractions from all of the major franchises and brands including Star Wars, Pixar, Frozen, and Indiana Jones. There are also a lot of live shows to see here, making it difficult to plan since you have to try to fit them all into your day.
This park is divided by street names and distinctly-themed lands. Let's take a look at each section...
Hollywood Studios rides and attractions
Star Wars Launch Bay
This attraction allows guests to interact with beloved Star Wars characters, tour galleries of memorabilia and replicas of large-scale Star Wars artifacts, shop for special Star Wars merchandise at "Launch Bay Cargo" and play the latest Star Wars interactive video games.
Disney Junior Dance Party! (Starting 12/22/18)
Interactive dance party featuring characters from The Lion Guard and Mickey and the Roadster Racers as well as Vampirina and Doc McStuffins. Interactive elements include bubbles, streamers, and "snow."
Voyage of Little Mermaid
17-minute show featuring a combination of live performances, puppets, film clips and special effects.
Walt Disney Presents
This museum-style attraction is a chance to see lots of memorabilia from Walt's life. Items include a model of Main Street, U.S.A., Oscar trophies, plus a section of the model for the upcoming Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge section of Hollywood Studios as well as concept art for Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway attraction. Character greetings are also frequently available inside as well as sneak peaks of upcoming movies.
Mike and Sulley (character meet) (Coming 1/18/19)
Mike and Sulley meet and greet in Walt Disney Presents
Vampirina (character meet)
BB-8 Astromech on Duty (character meet)
Pluto (character meet)
Kylo Ren (character meet)
Chewbacca (character meet)
Sofia the First (character meet)
Doc McStuffins (character meet)
Mickey & Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams (character meet)
Goofy (character meet)
Chip 'n' Dale (character meet)
Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
This outdoor show allows young Padawans to master their Jedi skills before facing off against forces from the Dark Side (Darth Vader & the Seventh Sister Inquisitor from Star War Rebels).
Star Tours - The Adventures Continue
3D flight simulator that takes guests through one of dozens of different Star Wars experiences including new characters and adventures from Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Batuu, the home planet of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge.
Star Wars: Path of the Jedi
This brief film allows Star Wars fans to relive the stories of Star Wars Episodes I-VII.
For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
This 25-30 minute show is hosted by hilarious historians from Arendelle who walk you through the story of Frozen with a chance to sing songs from the movie along the way. Characters from the movie appear on stage for a bit during the show as well.
Indiana Jones ™ Epic Stunt Spectacular!
35-minute show that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the effects used on a movie set, using scenes from Indiana Jones movies. The theater is outdoors but covered so you'll be protected from the sun but not sitting in air conditioning.
Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight (character meet)
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway (Opening Fall 2019)
A new 2-1/2D attraction that puts guests inside of a Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short.
Daisy & Donald Duck (character meet)
This indoor, 3D show is a fun attraction featuring the Muppets. Things happen in the theater as part of the show, making the show even more fun (especially for little ones).
Edna Mode (character meet) (Coming 1/18/19)
Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy ..... Coming Spring 2019
A new show that will immerse you into the world of Cars
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™
One of the best themed attractions in all of Disney World, this ride takes you on an elevator ride that ultimately results in dropping you 13 stories. After the initial drop, the ride goes up and down in random sequence, dropping you multiple times.
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
This high-speed, takes-off-really-super-fast coaster features the music of Aerosmith. The story line is that you're headed to a red carpet event and don't have much time so you're in a fast-paced limo that takes you through twists and turns (some parts are inverted) and delivers you to the red carpet.
Beauty & the Beast - Live on Stage
As the name implies, this is a live show featuring the story of Beauty and the Beast.
Cruz Ramirez (character meet)(Coming Spring 2019)
Santa Claus & Goofy Santa (character meet)
Disney Movie Magic
This nighttime projection show takes place on the facade of the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and features scenes from historic Disney movie moments.
Wonderful World of Animation - Coming May 2019
A nighttime projection show featuring 90 years of Disney animation starting with Mickey Mouse.
Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular
This enhanced show showcases pyrotechnics, special effects and video projections in addition to spectacular fireworks, all set to to music from the Star Wars film franchise
This 25-minute nighttime show is enormously popular and fun to watch. The show features characters, water effects, fireworks and music. Guests begin to arrive up to 2 hours before the show begins to obtain seating.
Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! (seasonal)
This enhanced nighttime show includes state-of-the-art projections, special effects (including snow!), fireworks and a rousing seasonal musical score.
Toy Story Land
Slinky Dog Dash
This family-friendly coaster is similar in intensity to Seven Dwarfs Mine Train or Big Thunder Mountain Railroad. Guests ride in adorable Slinky Dog cars as they experience lots of wacky dips and twists, bridges and drops.
Alien Swirling Saucers
Similar to Mater‘s Junkyard Jamboree at Disney California Adventure, this attraction swirls guests around in spaceships on a dizzying ride through space.
Toy Story Mania!
Fun ride that includes wearing 3D glasses and riding through various carnival game scenes to score points.
Jessie and Woody (character meet)
Buzz Lightyear (Character Meet)
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (Coming Fall 2019)
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance puts guests in the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the First Order.
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run (Coming Fall 2019)
Guests get behind the controls of the Millennium Falcon in one of three flight crew roles.
Dining at Hollywood Studios
We have a dining guide below to help you decide on dining options at Hollywood Studios.
The pros and cons of all Hollywood Studios restaurants
I've put together a list of all of the restaurants at Hollywood Studios with my thoughts on each to help you decide where to eat during your time at Hollywood Studios.
WDW Prep Members
Level 2 WDW Prep Members have touring plan tools to put together their own plans. The attractions indicate height requirements, if it's a good use of FastPass+, illustrations of ride vehicles so you can see how many people will fit (especially handy if the kids outnumber the adults), and when to visit each attraction.
And as you build your touring plans, they are grouped by hour (for the first 3 hours) and then your whole plan is plotted on a map at the bottom of the page so you can see how it all lays out.
Want to stay up-to-date on all the recent Hollywood Studios construction?
Check out our guides to everything we know about the new Star Wars Land, coming soon to Hollywood Studios.