Arriving at Hollywood Studios

Driving to Hollywood Studios is straightforward and easy, with the parking lot adjacent to the entrance. A Skyliner station flies guests in from Epcot, the Riviera, Caribbean Beach, Pop Century, and Art of Animation while buses drop off everyone else.

If you’re staying at the Epcot area hotels you can also walk or take a Friendship Boat. It is a long walk, but faster than the boat if you keep a decent pace.

OPENING PROCEDURE Hollywood Studios opens their gates to guests up to a full hour before the park’s official opening time on days without morning Extra Magic Hours. The Trolley Car Cafe is often open early to serve coffee and pastries although guests cannot ride anything, or even meander off of Hollywood Boulevard, until official park opening.

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance in Galaxy's Edge is currently operating using only a virtual "Boarding Pass" system that becomes quite operational at park opening. Most days the regular Boarding Groups are gone within 15-30 minutes of the park's opening and backup Boarding Groups (those less likely to be called) gone within 2 hours. If you are not at Hollywood Studios 45-60 minutes before it opens and in the My Disney Experience app waiting to snag that Boarding Group, you will most likely not be able to ride Rise of the Resistance that day. In our opinion, the ride is good enough to warrant an early morning and a little hard work. Just make sure your entire party is with you and through the gates of the park or the app won't let them join your group.

One side-effect of the need to arrive early for Rise of the Resistance is that other rides like Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, Slinky Dog Dash, and Toy Story Mania begin forming lines a little earlier than they normally would have. We recommend choosing either Smugglers Run or Slinky as your first attraction, then following a Touring Plan from there.

Disney's Hollywood Studios Services
Baby Care Center At Guest Relations; baby food and other necessities available at Oscar’s Super Service
Banking Services ATM outside the park to the right of the turnstiles, by the Echo Lake side of Keystone Clothiers, and on Streets of America near Pizza Planet restaurant.
Camera and Photo Supplies At The Darkroom on the right side of Hollywood Boulevard as you enter the park, just past Oscar’s Super Service
First Aid At Guest Relations
Guest Relations and Information Before you enter the turnstiles: There's a window before the alternate security checkpoint at the far left of the main entrance. After you're in the park: As you face the hat, the far left of the entrance.
Live Entertainment and Parade Information Pick up a park map and Times Guide at the merchandise kiosk after you enter the park, at Guest Relations, or at retail and dining locations throughout the park
Lost and Found At Guest Relations. After park close, all items are taken to the resort's main Lost and Found at the Transportation and Ticket Center
Lost Persons Can be reported at Guest Relations, the Baby Care Center, or to any Cast Member
Storage Lockers Can be rented for day-use to the right after entering turnstiles, on the left of Oscar's Super Service
Wheelchair, ECV, and Stroller Rentals To the right of the entrance at Oscar's Super Service

Last updated by Len Testa on January 16, 2020