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!
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 concept art for upcoming attractions. Character greetings are also frequently available inside as well as sneak peaks of upcoming movies.
Fancy Nancy (character meet)
Meet Fancy Nancy in her play palace in Animation Courtyard.
Sulley (character meet)
Meet and greet with Sulley from Monsters, Inc. in Walt Disney Presents (note: Mike Wazowski used to meet with Sulley in this location but is no longer meeting as of 2/22/2020)
Vampirina (character meet)
Meet this ghoulish girl at her Scare B&B in Animation Courtyard.
BB-8 Astromech on Duty (character meet)
Meet this beloved droid inside of Star Wars Launch Bay.
Pluto (character meet)
Meet Pluto alongside Disney Junior pals in the Animation Courtyard.
Darth Vader (character meet)
Encounter Darth Vader meeting daily n Star Wars Launch Bay.
Chewbacca (character meet)
Find Chewbacca meeting daily inside Star Wars Launch Bay.
Doc McStuffins (character meet)
The doc is in! Find Doc McStuffins meeting at her backyard playhouse clinic in Animation Courtyard.
Mickey & Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams (character meet)
Meet Mickey Mouse dressed as the Sorcerer's Apprentice from Fantasia and Minnie Mouse in her red carpet gown. Note that while this meet and greet only has one queue, you will meet Mickey and Minnie separately.
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 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
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)
Meet the lovable snowman Olaf from Disney's Frozen movies. Don't forget to give him a warm hug!
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
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)
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 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.
Santa Claus & Goofy Santa (character meet)
Meet Santa in Hollywood Studios during the holiday season.
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
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
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.
Jessie (character meet)
Find Jessie from Toy Story meeting guests near Alien Swirling Saucers in Andy's Backyard.
Woody (character meet)
Find Woody from Toy Story in front of Toy Story Mania in Andy's Backyard.
Buzz Lightyear (Character Meet)
Buzz Lightyear meets guests in Andy's Backyard in front of Slinky Dog Dash.
Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
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.
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
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.
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