Top Hollywood Studios Tips

Hollywood Studios is currently one of the World’s largest building sites. However; there are still plenty of fantastic attractions at the park. Plus once Toy Story Land & Star Wars Land open this is going to be a very busy theme park. Here are our Top Hollywood Studios Tips so you can enjoy the park as it undergoes development.

Hollywood Studios Chinese Theatre Top Hollywood Studios Tips
Top Hollywood Studios Tips

You can do it in 1 day.

This is the one Disney park we think is achievable in 1 day. However it will be a hectic day and once the new attractions open Hollywood Studios will be a 2 day attraction again.

There are plenty of great attraction including Toy Story Midway Mania, Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster & Star Tours.

If you are only going for 1 day consider your fastpass selections carefully. You can only pick in advance 1 fastpass for either Toy Story Mania, Fantasmic, Beauty & the Beast or Rock N Roller Coaster.

Hollywood Studios
Hollywood Studios

Have a Fastpass Strategy

Hollywood Studios Fastpass selections are in tiers. Only 1 Tier A selection is allowed to be pre-booked for either Toy Story Mania, Fantasmic, Beauty & the Beast or Rock N Roller Coaster.

Although crowds are not as heavy as they used to be Toy Story Mania is usually the best choice. Toy Story Mania used to attract some of the longest waits in Disney World but the addition of a 3rd track has reduced these considerably.

Tower of Terror Hollywood Studios Facts
Tower of Terror

Single Rider

Rock N Roller Coaster does attract long waits. However; it is one of the few rides in Disney World that has a single rider option.

Use it!

Rock N Roller Coaster use Single Rider Top Hollywood Studios Tips
Rock N Roller Coaster use Single Rider

Get a Fantasmic Dining Package

If you are planning to have a meal consider booking a Fantasmic Dining package.

Although these no longer come with a free appetizer it does give you a Fantasmic Fastpass.

Hollywood Studios
Mama Melrose Fantasmic Dining Package

Don’t miss Fantasmic

Rivers of Light might be the newest night-time spectacular but this is better.

Don’t miss it!

Use My Disney Experience App

Hollywood Studios is currently under constant change.

Make sure you have the app plus pick up a map and time sheet on arrival to make sure you have all the latest information.

Green Army Man Hollywood Studios
Green Army Man

Don’t miss shows

Kids love the shows at Hollywood Studios. Try and make sure you catch a few of them.

Beauty and the Beast, Frozen Sing-Along Celebration & Voyage of the Little Mermaid are great options.

Plan meal and drink breaks

Make sure you have plenty of breaks and drinks when in the park. Although Hollywood Studios is smaller than other parks you will still do a lot of walking.

50's Prime Time Cafe Hollywood Studios
Spot to eat? 50’s Prime Time Cafe

Meet a Character

Hollywood Studios has several characters you can’t meet elsewhere. Current selections include:-

  • BB8
  • Kylo Ren
  • Chewbacca
  • The Disney Junior Stars
BB8 Star Wars Launchbay Hollywood Studios
BB8 Star Wars Launchbay

Character Palooza is an unpublished character meet and greet that occurs on any day there are performances of Fantasmic. Between 5 and 10, often rare, characters will appear.

You will not see Character Palooza advertised anywhere and cast members will deny it exists. See a large crowd waiting somewhere random is a hint you might have found it.

Avoid Extra Magic Hours

The park will be busier.

If you are not staying in a Disney World Resort don’t even consider visiting on an Extra Magic Hours day.

Even guests staying at Disney might want to avoid these days.

Tower of Terror Hollywood Studios
Tower Of Terror


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