Here we list the basic descriptions -- or "what is is" -- each attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios:

Disney's Hollywood Studios What it is
Attraction What It Is
Alien Swirling Saucers Twirling Aliens
BB-8 Astromech on Duty (Temporarily Closed - Reopens in the future) BB-8 Character Greeting
Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage Live Hollywood-style musical
Celebrity Autographs Celebrity Greeting
Celebrity Motorcade Motorcade of Visiting Celebrities
Celebrity Spotlight (Temporarily Closed - Reopens in the future) Character Greeting
Character Greetings Around Hollywood Studios Character Greetings
Citizens of Hollywood (Temporarily Closed - Reopens in the future) Improvisational Comedy Actors
Disney Junior Dance Party! Music and Dancing with Characters
Disney Movie Magic Projection Show
Disney's Hollywood Studios Entrance Entranceway to Hollywood Studios
Disney's Hollywood Studios Special July 4th Fireworks Presentation July 4th Fireworks
Droid Depot Buy and Build a Droid
Fantasmic! (Temporarily Closed - Reopens in the future) Mixed-media nighttime spectacular
For the First Time In Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration Sing-Along
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! (Temporarily Closed - Reopens on December 19, 2021) Movie-stunt demonstration and action show
Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple (Temporarily Closed - Reopens in the future) Outdoor stage show
Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Nighttime Spectacular
Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy Cars Show
Mickey and Friends Motorcade Short Parade
Mickey and Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams (Temporarily Closed - Reopens in November) Character greeting venue
Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway Ride Through Mickey Mouse Cartoons
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run Super-advanced flight simulator
Muppet*Vision 3D 3-D movie starring the Muppets
New Year's Eve Fireworks New Year's Fireworks
Padawan Mind Challenge Star Wars Trivia for Kids
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith Rock music-themed roller coaster
Savi's Workshop Store for Handbuilt Lightsabers
Slinky Dog Dash Mild Roller Coaster
Star Tours: The Adventures Continue Indoor space-flight-simulation ride
Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular (Temporarily Closed - Reopens in the future) Fireworks and Projections with Star Wars Music
Star Wars Launch Bay (Temporarily Closed - Reopens in the future) Movie Trailer, Props, and Character Greetings
Star Wars Launch Bay: Encounter Darth Vader (Temporarily Closed - Reopens in the future) Darth Vader!
Star Wars Launch Bay: Meet Chewbacca (Temporarily Closed - Reopens in the future) Character Greeing
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Unique, multi-faceted attraction
Sunset Seasons Greetings (Temporarily Closed - Reopens in Late 2021) Holiday Projection Show
Thanksgiving Parade of Bands High School Bands
Toy Story Mania! 3-D ride-through indoor shooting gallery
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror Sci-fi-theme indoor thrill ride
Vacation Fun - An Original Animated Short with Mickey & Minnie Mickey Mouse Cartoons
Voyage of the Little Mermaid (Temporarily Closed - Reopens in the future) Musical stage show featuring characters from the Disney movie The Little Mermaid
Walt Disney Presents Tribute to Walt Disney
Wonderful World of Animation Projection Show

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