DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS OVERVIEW
- UPDATED APR 27 2015
- By Len Testa
Hollywood Studios is often described as a half-day park because of its size and show-based attractions, but the Studios hold three of the most popular rides at Walt Disney World. Nagivate Hollywood Studios using the TouringPlans suite of tools and don't waste any of your vacation time in line for Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n' Roller Coaster, or Toy Story Midway Mania. Our tools maximize your time in the park so that you can ride the rides you want to, see the shows you don't want to miss, have great dining experiences, and be entertained instead of slogging through crowds without a plan.
Today's Park Information
Crowd Levels (next 3 days):
Park Hours (next 3 days):
- 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Crowds: 3/10
WHEN TO VISIT DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS
Every morning at Disney's Hollywood Studios, guests flock to the entrance of the headliner attractions. Crowds outside Toy Story Mania are either busy or insane! However, there are lots of tips and tricks you can learn to make sure you pick the right day to visit The Studios. Our Crowd Calendar will tell you how busy or insane it will be every day for the next year and our Touring Plans will tell you exactly how long you will wait in line when you visit, and in what order to ride the attractions to minimize that wait.
Picking the right day to visit The Studios means knowing when not to visit. Check out our lists of park hours, park schedules and Refurbishments & Closures. If your group has little padawans you may want to sign up for the Jedi Training Academy or better yet, visit during Star Wars Weekends.
Special Events at Disney's Hollywood Studios
The Studios hosts several special events throughout the year but Star Wars Weekends in May and June are the most popular. Guests can meet special Star Wars characters and meet the real actors and actresses from the movies!
PLANNING YOUR DAY AT DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS
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The Studios has something for everyone in your group. Thrills for the teens, live shows for the tots or broadway performances for Seniors. Little mermaids, little Skywalkers and little rockers will all find one-of-a-kind experiences at The Studios. All these choices mean planning is a priority though. Especially since much of what you want to do has overlapping schedules. Tell us which attractions and shows you want to see and our Personalized Plans will tell you how to organize it all to keep everyone happy.
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WHAT TO SEE AND DO AT DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS
The force is strong in the Kinney Family children! Be sure to sign your kids up for the Star Wars Jedi Training Academy, where they learn how to wield a light saber, and may just face off against Darth Vader himself!
Hollywood Studios has a great deal of show-based entertainment. TouringPlans helps you fit in all of the shows you want to see including:
- Voyage of the Little Mermaid
- Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage
- Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
- Lights, Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show
- Disney Junior Live! on Stage
- Jedi Training Academy and more!
But shows aren't all that Hollywood Studios has to offer. You can use the Lines app to save time and skip the lines at the most popular rides including:Fantasmic!
WHERE TO EAT IN DISNEY'S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS
Looking for the perfect cool treat on a blazing hot day in Disney's Hollywood Studios? Look no further than Gertie's Ice Cream. Hey, it's ice cream and dinosaurs — your kids will love it!
Hollywood Studios has some great, if a bit difficult to discover, dining options. Find out which dining venues will best fit your day and your family's tastes using our dining database and enjoy great meals at restaurants like:
- The Hollywood Brown Derby
- Sci Fi Dine-In Theater
- 50's Prime Time Cafe
- Hollywood and Vine and other great locations.
Hollywood Studios also features some of the best-known snacks on property like the Carrot Cake Cookie, and awesome seasonal cupcakes from Starring Rolls Cafe, candy apples, popcorn, and Turkey Legs from Toluca Legs.