Hollywood Studios touring plans(Article last updated: October 24, 2018)

Worried about long waits for Hollywood Studios attractions?

Having well-organized touring plans that make good use of FastPasses is key to avoiding long line waits during your Disney World trip, including at Hollywood Studios.

Below, find Hollywood Studios touring plans, along with FastPass+ suggestions to make sure you're maximizing your time.

Let's take a look...

FastPass+ basics

New to making FastPass+ reservations? Check out how to use FastPass+ at Disney World to get you started.

Hollywood Studios FastPass+ options and priorities

FastPass+ attractions are split into tiers at Hollywood Studios.

You can pick one from Tier 1 and two from Tier 2. You can't pick 3 things from Tier 2 as an alternative. 1 from Tier 1, 2 from Tier 2.

Here are the FastPass+ options at Hollywood Studios.

Tier Top priority Second priority (possible bonus FP+ options)
Tier 1
(you can choose 1 item from this level)
Slinky Dog Dash
Alien Swirling Saucers
Toy Story Mania
Tier 2
(you can choose 2 from this level)
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
Tower of Terror
Star Tours
For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
Voyage of the Little Mermaid
MuppetVision 3D
Disney Junior Dance Party!
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!
Fantasmic!
Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage

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Arrive before park opening

To make the best use of your time, arrive about 45 minutes before park opening.

Hollywood Studios usually allows people in before the official opening time. Guests are stopped at the end of Hollywood Boulevard until the park opens.

Between the time you enter and the time the park opens, you can get PhotoPass pics taken, sign up for Jedi Training Academy, shop in some stores on Hollywood Boulevard, and grab some Starbucks at Trolley Car Cafe.

What times should you make reservations?

Because of the tiers that are in place, you should plan to show up at rope drop/park opening (arrive about 45 minutes before park opening) and ride the things that you won't have FP+ reservations for.

In the Hollywood Studios touring plans below, we've given suggestions on when to make FP+ reservations.

Single rider option

Rock n Roller Coaster also has a single rider option. Here's how single rider lines work.

Hollywood Studios touring plans (including Toy Story Land attractions)

I like to organize my touring plans by hour because minute-by-minute touring plans can make you feel like you’re running from place to place without any flexibility, but grouping them by hour can give you some sense of timing as you plan.

Here are some example Hollywood Studios touring plans.

General Hollywood Studios plan | General Hollywood Studios plan with toddlers

General Hollywood Studios touring plan

Hollywood Studios touring plan

Get FP+ reservations for Alien Swirling Saucers OR Slinky Dog Dash, Star Tours, and Rock 'n' Roller Coaster

First hour:

  • 1. Slinky Dog Dash (38" height req.) OR Alien Swirling Saucers (32" height req.) (whichever one you don't have a FastPass+ for)
  • 2. Toy Story Mania

Second hour:

  • 3. Tower of Terror
  • 4. Use FP+ for Rock 'n' Roller Coaster (48" height req., suggested FP+ time: 9:30-10:30)
  • 5. Star Tours (40" height req., suggested FP+ time: 10:30-11:30)

Third hour:

  • 6. MuppetVision 3D
  • Lunch

Rest of the day:

  • 7. For the First time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
    8. Use FP+ for Slinky Dog Dash (38" height req.) OR Alien Swirling Saucers (32" height req. suggested FP+ time: early afternoon)
  • suggested FP+ time: early afternoon)
  • 9. Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  • 10. Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • 11. Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage
  • 12. Star Wars Launch Bay
  • 13. Fantasmic! OR Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular

Hollywood Studios touring plan with toddlers

Get FP+ for Toy Story Mania, Star Tours, and Frozen Sing-Along

Three of the attractions on this plan have height restrictions, however they are all relatively mild. If you have a little one that doesn't meet the height requirement you can use Rider Switch for the other members in your party or swap out the attraction(s) with one from the "Rest of the Day" portion of this touring plan.

First hour:

  • 1. Slinky Dog Dash (38" height req.)
  • 2. Alien Swirling Saucers  (32" height req.)

Second hour:

  • 3. Disney Junior Dance Party!
  • 4. Use FP+ to ride Toy Story Mania (suggested FP+ time: 10:30-11:30)

Third hour:

  • 5. MuppetVision 3D
  • 6. Use FP+ for Star Tours (40" height req., suggested FP+ time: 11:45-12:45)

Rest of the day:

  • Lunch
  • 7. Use FP+ at Frozen Sing-Along (suggested FP+ time: early afternoon)
  • 8. Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
  • 9. Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  • 10. Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage
  • 11. Star Wars Launch Bay
  • 12. Fantasmic! OR Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular (at night)

Video: how to tour Hollywood Studios without waits

What about Rider Switch (sometimes called Child Swap)?

The Rider Switch system allows parents to take turns riding things that little ones can't/won't ride. Please read my Rider Switch article so you can see how to use it and maximize your FastPass+ reservations.

Is it possible to see both Fantasmic! and Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular on the same night?

Unless Fantasmic! is scheduled for twice on the day you are visiting, it is almost always impossible to see both shows in their entirety on the same night. We cover more information on viewing both in our Fantasmic! and Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular FAQ.

Want to show up late or park hop?

Want to sleep in or spend the first part of the day at another park? If you want to arrive late at Hollywood Studios, be sure to snag a FastPass+ for busy things like Toy Story Mania, Slinky Dog Dash, Tower of Terror, or Rock 'n' Roller Coaster.

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.

hollywood studios touring plan

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.

hollywood studios touring plan

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