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PHOTOS: A Busy Day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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We’ve seen long wait times and large crowds at Magic Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios during many weekends. But Tuesday’s visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios shows that things have gotten busier on weekdays too. Changes to entertainment are coming and there’s buzz about increases in park capacity. Our team is noticing more guests in the parks, especially Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. Physical distancing is still possible, but can be tight in some areas, requiring diligence from each guest.

Galaxy’s Edge Afternoon Crowds 09-29-20
Toy Story Land Afternoon Crowds 09-29-20

Toy Story Land and Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge are two busy areas, consistently, thanks to their newness. But Rise of the Resistance experienced multiple down times on Tuesday, and we’ve seen that this leads to other parts of the park, like Tower of Terror, becoming very busy as well. The line for Tower of Terror extended along Sunset Boulevard during peak time today.

Tower of Terror Extended Queue Afternoon of 09-29-20
Tower of Terror Afternoon Crowds 09-29-20
Rock and Roller Coaster Afternoon Crowds 09-29-20
Hollywood Studios Wait Times 3pm on 9-29-20

With more attendance comes the importance of real-time information in our Lines app that shows you Expected Wait Times compared to Disney’s Posted Wait Times, and provides recommendations on whether to wait to experience an attraction until later.

Have you been to Disney’s Hollywood Studios lately? If you have an upcoming visit, what questions do you have?

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Born and raised in the land of sunshine and dreams come true, Dani is a proud Orlando Native who loves sharing her hometown with others. She's worked in nearly all of Orlando's theme parks, on board Disney Cruise Line, and in hotel management. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @thisfloridalife

2 thoughts on “PHOTOS: A Busy Day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

  • Are we going to get a Crowd Calendar update soon? It doesn’t seem like the October “1”s are realistic anymore and I want to plan our trip in two weeks to maximize our time.

  • My friend and I were in Hollywood Studios on Sept. 26 and it was definitely not a good experience. With all of the shows closed down, that leaves many fewer options for the crowds. Wait times were consistently 60-90 minutes for the few things open. And with the queues needing to stretch out for social distancing, that meant a lot of time outside in the Florida heat and humidity. It’s frustrating to me that Disney is allowing so many guests into that park when they know everyone will be vying for the same rides. And the lack of continuous load rides in that park just adds to the queue time.

    I did notice a drop in wait times after 2:00. I’m assuming that’s because the park was full of locals, who decided to leave when they didn’t get into a RotR boarding group.

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