Description And Comments
This elaborate playground appeals particularly to kids age 10 and younger. The story is that you have been "miniaturized" and have to make your way through a yard full of 20-foot-tall blades of grass, giant ants, lawn sprinklers, and other oversize features.
- Open for Morning Extra Magic Hour.
This imaginative playground has tunnels, slides, rope ladders, and a variety of oversize props. All areas are padded, and Disney personnel are on hand to help keep children in some semblance of control.
While this attraction undoubtedly looked good on paper, it has problems that are hard to "miniaturize" in practice. First, it's nowhere near large enough to accommodate all the children who would like to play. Only 240 people are allowed "on the set" at a time, and many of these are supervising parents or curious adults who hopped in line without knowing what they were waiting for. Frequently by 10:30 or 11 a.m., the playground is full, with dozens waiting outside (some impatiently).
Also, kids get to play as long as parents allow. This creates uneven traffic flow and unpredictable waits. If it weren't for the third flaw, that the attraction is poorly ventilated (as hot and sticky as an Everglades swamp), there's no telling when anyone would leave.
A mom from Shawnee Mission, Kansas, however, disagrees:
Some of the things your book said to skip were our favorites (at least for the kids). We thought the playground from Honey, I Shrunk the Kids was great - definitely worth seeing.
A mom from Tolland, Connecticut, however, found the playground exasperating:
We let the kids hang out at Honey, I Shrunk the Kids because we thought it would be relaxing. NOT! You have three choices here: (1) Let your kids go anywhere and hope if they try to get out without your permission someone will stop them. Also hope that someone else will help your kids if they get caught up in the exhibit. (2) Go everywhere with your kids - this takes a lot of stamina and some athleticism. If you care about appearances, this could be a problem because you look pretty stupid coming down those slides. (3) Try to visually keep track of your kids. This is impossible, so you will be either on the edge of or in the middle of an anxiety attack the whole time you're there.
If you visit during warmer months and want your children to experience the playground, get them in and out before 11 a.m. By late morning, this attraction is way too hot and crowded for anyone to enjoy. Access the playground via the Streets of America or Pixar Place.
This chart shows you roughly how long you'll wait for Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure when you visit on a day with a given Disney's Hollywood Studios Crowd Level. The blue bars represent the average "peak" wait time (that is, how long the line will at its busiest). The bottom and top black lines represent the range of peak wait times to expect (for you fellow nerds out there: it's the 5th percentile and 95th percentile of peak wait times). Please note that these are estimates, and for a better forecast for your travel dates, see Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure Wait Times.
Opens an hour later than the rest of the park; kids must be at least 4 years old to play.
- Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure (StudiosCentral.com)
Other Attractions in Backlot
- Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
- Mulch, Sweat, & Shears
- Muppet*Vision 3D
- Premier Theater
- Studio Backlot Tour
Touring Plans with Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure
- Disney's Hollywood Studios Happy Family One-Day Touring Plan
- Disney's Hollywood Studios One-Day Late Arrival Touring Plan for Parents with Small Children
- Ultimate Touring Plan: Hollywood Studios Standard Hours
- Ultimate Touring Plan: Hollywood Studios Morning Extra Magic Hours
|Wait time||2 minutes.|
|Wait per 100 people ahead||20 minutes|
When to go
Before 11 a.m. or after dark
|Opening Date||December 17, 1990|
|Scope and scale||Diversion|
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