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 Disney Hollywood Studios rides….
What rides are at Hollywood Studios?
Hollywood Studios has a total of 20 rides and live shows:
- Alien Swirling Saucers
- Beauty & the Beast – Live on Stage
- Disney Junior Dance Party!
- For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
- Indiana Jones™ Epic Stunt Spectacular!
- Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
- Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy
- Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
- Mickey Shorts Theater (showing Vacation Fun)
- Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
- Muppet*Vision 3D
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
- Slinky Dog Dash
- Star Tours – The Adventure Continues
- Star Wars Launch Bay
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
- Toy Story Mania!
- The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure (coming Fall 2024)
- Walt Disney Presents
As you can see from the list above, Hollywood Studios is themed after movies and includes attractions from nearly all of the major franchises and brands owned by Disney including Star Wars, Toy Story & Pixar, Frozen, and Indiana Jones.
There are also lots of live shows to see here, making it difficult to plan since you have to try to fit them all into your day.
Characters and Nighttime Entertainment
In addition to the attractions and shows listed below, Hollywood Studios also offers visitors lots of opportunities to see characters as well as popular nighttime shows like Fantasmic! and Wonderful World of Animation.
Hollywood Studios Map
This park is divided by street names and distinctly themed lands:
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 Play and Dance!
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.”
The Little Mermaid – A Musical Adventure (coming Fall 2024)
According to Disney, this new show will “have guests flipping their fins to musical numbers inspired by the film including ‘Part of Your World,’ ‘Poor Unfortunate Souls,’ and more.”
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 concept art for upcoming attractions. Character greetings are also frequently available inside as well as sneak peaks of upcoming movies.
Star Tours – The Adventure Continues
3D flight simulator that takes guests through one of dozens of different Star Wars experiences including new characters and adventures from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as well as Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Batuu, the home planet of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Mickey Shorts Theater
Enjoy Vacation Fun, an original animated short featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse at the Mickey Shorts Theater.
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.
Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple (not currently available)
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).
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
A 2-1/2D trackless attraction that puts guests inside of a Mickey Mouse Cartoon Short.
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).
Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy
A new show featuring Lightning McQueen and other favorite Cars characters. Watch as Lightning showcases his racing simulator on the wrap around screen and then takes on a racing challenge.
The Twilight Zone of 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.
Toy Story Land
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.
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.
Toy Story Mania!
Fun ride that includes wearing 3D glasses and riding through various carnival game scenes to score points.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
Guests get behind the controls of the Millennium Falcon in one of three flight crew roles.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance puts guests in the middle of a battle between the Resistance and the First Order.
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