The following tips will help you navigate the park opening procedures at Hollywood Studios.
- Hollywood Studios generally lets guests through the turnstiles 10 minutes before the official park opening time. Attractions may not start running until the official park opening time, but you should be able to obtain FASTPASS tickets immediately. On crowded days (Star Wars Weekends, Thanksgiving, Christmas week, etc.), the turnstiles may start operating even earlier, so be there at the turnstiles least 45 minutes early during those times.
- The leftmost turnstiles are reserved for character breakfast guests only and thus have no lines. However, once the other turnstiles start operating, all park guests are allowed through these turnstiles. To shorten your wait at the turnstiles, you may be able to hover near these "breakfast only" turnstiles and then jump in line quickly once the turnstiles start running for everyone.
- If you go to Toy Story Mania! first, as you approach the attraction cast members will direct you to the right (of a rope) for FASTPASS and to the left to ride. The line for Toy Story Mania! FASTPASS tickets is astonishingly long during the first hour the park is open.
- The standby queue for Toy Story Mania! is long, and the first riders of the day do not get to bypass much of it. Even if you're first in line, expect to spend a few minutes following a cast member through switchbacks in a nicely themed (and fortunately air-conditioned) queue area.