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Do Toy Story Mania first! By the end of the day the wait was over 70 min and fast passes were gone. if you are going to Fantasmic: Fantasmic! - Try and line up 30-45 min early. I would recommend sitting in the back up top, but if you plan to head out leisurely, the middle seats are fine. We sat in the center upper and didn't get wet and left with no problems. Use the restroom before you go in - theyʼre all the way in the back and a pain to get to later. Again we didn't get to do everything we wanted here but enjoyed it!
The adults in our family LOVE the Rockin Roller Coaster as well as The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and Fantasmic. Our 2 year old twins LOVE Hollywood & Vine play n dine, the Disney Junior Live on Stage Show, and the Winnie the Pooh Meet n Greet.
We kind of dread this park a little because there are very few shaded areas and everything is pretty spread out; the layout isnt as "park goer" friendly as the other parks, in our opinion.
The food options also leave quite a bit to be desired.
Nonetheless, we always spend a day here when we travel to the world to enjoy our favorite rides and attractions.
This place is our second most favorite place in the area, however there are some things that we didn't like. Of course, the kids loved everything, they aren't bothered by anything.
First, the choice of rides is really big and you won't feel like you're missing out on anything. But I would say that I feel like this place is meant for older kids, 5 years and up, I just didn't get the feeling that my 3 year old quite enjoyed it. It's a quite large place so make sure you hold your kids' hand all the time. This is one of the reasons I rated it 4 stars - I saw one parent looking for his kid, which was quite disturbing! Other than that, I'd rate everything 5 stars - food, facilities, service, staff, atmosphere, rides.
Also, make sure you bring much money, the place is quite expensive.
My little girls and I are such divas that Hollywood Studios was right up our alley. The outdoor High School Entertainment was to die for. My kids enjoyed being apart of the show. We absolutely fell in love with the Beauty and the Beast performance that we could have just danced all night. I can't wait to go back and experience more of this park.
I love Rockin' Roller Coaster, Toy Story, the car show, Star Wars, and Muppets. We love the Indian Jones Stunt Spectacular (this is loud, has simulated fighting, guns, etc. for those who want to eliminate that for children). The new updates on the Star Wars ride allows you to have a different experience each time you ride. We loved it, except those who get motion sick easily (simulation ride, enclosed). The funnel cakes near the dinosaur in the lake are great.
But this park doesn't have the magic the others do. It's clearly for the older crowd. Lots of drinking alcohol can be seen. The layout is not like the other parks where you can just go around a circle. Hollywood Studios you go to one area and then have retrace your steps more or less. This causes horrible backlog of crowds especially after a performance. No easy way to navigate. Hold your kids hands tight and bull your way through. We can do the whole park in half a day easy. I don't like the shows here, cheesy beyond cheese. Food is worst in all the parks. We go to early morning hours and then park hop to Epcot on the boat at the exit on the left.
This park is really best for older children who want to understand movies and see how they are made. We've been coming since Maxx was 3 and there was just enough for him to do in one day that, by naptime, we didn't really miss anything. Now that he is 11, we need the full day. And Mia, at 8 is ready for everything from the Voyage of the Little Mermaid to the Tower of Terror.
Toy Story Mania in 3-D is by far our most favorite attraction but fast passes are usually gone by noon. So, expect long wait lines or get there super early. You could come for Magic Hours at night and hope the lines are less lengthy. You most likely will be able to go on a few times this way.
Lunch at the Sci-Fi Theater. Upon arrival of a reservation or wait in line, you are escorted to your "car" to watch old movies, commercials and clips "drive-in style." What I found the most fun is how QUIET kids get while watching. Love that! The food was great: burgers, shakes and fries, or healthier options, of course. It's a bit challenging eating in a darker room, so use your cell phone light to read the menu. (At least I did)
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular: This is a must-do for those who want to learn how stunts are done. I don't recommend this for small children, though. They may get scared and it does "look" dangerous, so they may not understand what is really happening. Same with the Lights, Motor, Action Extreme Stunt Show. I passed on that one but, on one trip my husband couldn't miss it. For car enthusiasts, it's a must-see.
The Great Movie Ride... This is a refreshing ride through old film scenes and Hollywood moments with a bit of a surprise. ( But I won't ruin that for you!) Take the kids on this one, but not little kids who could get a bit scared of fake fire. It's not scary, though.
Rock N Roller Coaster-Starring Aerosmith. This super fast roller coaster features loud music and you'll go upside down on this one. You will also go from zero to 60 in a few seconds and you're stomach will remember that!
The Legends of Jack Sparrow. New in 2012, this interactive experience allows guests to enter Captain Jack's cave and while standing, be part of the experience to battle Davy Jones One of the best 8 minutes you'll spend if you love pirates! It can be a bit scary for the little ones. It does has wheelchair accessibility and we saw many older adults really enjoying this!
Regardless of what you have planned in your day, don't miss the walk through Walt Disney: One Man's Dream. There is a 15 minute film at the end of your walking tour. Looking at the artifacts, drawings and early memorabilia, will leave you in awe of all this man created. And, we thank him!
Our honeymoon at Disney happened to line up with Star Wars weekend. What an extra treat being fans to get to talk to cast members, take photos with characters, and the parade was amazing! The storm troopers are hilarious esp if you try to get too close to Darth Vader!
The minute you walk into Hollywood Studios you feel as if you have transported to hollywood. Sometimes their is street entertainment and it is GREAT! They have these people who act like they are old time actors and they are HILARIOUS! If you go early enough in the morning and you can see Minnie, Daisy, Donald, Chip and Dale in these 50's costumes for meet and greet it is amazing! The Tower of Terror is amazing, going into the lobby is creepy but astonishing at the same time. You HAVE to go to Fantasmic one of the greatest shows I have ever seen, you see practically every classic Disney character. GO TO HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS.
Hollywood studios has surpassed the Magic Kingdom as our kids favorite park. We have to retrun multiple times during our stay so they can ride Tower of Terror, America Idol Experience and Rock'n'Roller Coaster as well as the Toy Story ride. (okay, maybe I like the Toy story ride best!!!).
Make sure to make reservations for the dine and watch program for Phantasmic if you go during the busy season. Phanatsmic is a must see. It is a terrific production. The dine/watch program gets you preferential seating which is key during busy times. Your choices for the meal include Hollywood and Vine, Mama Leones and Brown Derby. We did not have agreat experience at Hollywood and Vine, but loved Mamas. Hollywood and Vine is a buffet and Mamas is sit down.I believe Hollywood and Vine which is less expensive over books for this option so the wait is PAINFUL!
Disney's Hollywood Studios has things for all ages. There is a Disney Jr. show for smaller children or the American Idol Eperience For all ages. But no matter where are in the park there is something to do. You could go see a stunt show, have adventures with the muppets, ar go on the Backlot Tour to see how Disney shows are made. You could also draw your very own charater or take a walk threw the past with the Great Movie Ride.
This is by far one of the parks we have to do everything! All the shows are incredible, and the rides are great too! The parade at Hollywood Studios is always spectacular and full of all sorts of characters; anyone at any age enjoys a great disney parade! We love the classics like Star Wars and the Muppets, so those two attractions are a must do for us. We have really enjoyed the addition of The Rock N' Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror at Hollywood Studios; my niece and 8 year old wanted to ride the roller coaster over and over again. Thank goodness going in October with minimal lines allowed them to do so (yes, they rode the coaster 5 times in a row in 1 hour). Playhouse Disney is a great entertaining area for the little ones. All and all, a great place for the whole family. Don't miss the lights, motors, action stunt show either; plan your day around seeing one of these shows. It is covered, so it will give you a break from the sun and walking for a bit as well. Another hint to pass along is when shows are going on, restaurants here are usually a little less crowded, so those times are always good to grab a bite to eat if you aren't seeing a show.
This park is so much fun! You MUST make time to see Fantasmic...this is NOT to be missed. It is amazing! I would recomend getting there early, and if it is not summer, bring a light sweater, the show is on water, and it can get cold. Make sure your batteries in your camera or camcorder are charged, you will want to capture every second! Kids can get restless waiting for the show to start, so I recommend bringing something to keep them occupied.
The Light, camera, action show is mind blowing and so much fun! You learn alot about how stunts are done in the movies. Kids expecially like all the fast cars and things blowing up, it can be loud though, so ear blugs maybe if your children are sensitive.
We did the dinner show package and got into see Fantasmic without having to wait in a long line and preferred seating. It was awesome!! The show was amazing. My 2 y ear old could not look away. When we told the kids that we were going again, they asked if we could see it again. So did my husbamd who never likes shows!!! We also loved the Star Wars ride and are looking forward to seeing the updates this summer!!!
We love this park. There are a bunch of broadway quality shows that you can go see to get out of the heat. That was my husband's favorite thing about this park :) Don't miss Beauty and the Beast or the Indiana Jones stunt show. They are classics! If you're interested in Toy Story Mania, get fastpasses early!
We enjoy Hollywood Studio every time we visit Disney. It is becoming a favorite of my kids who are age seven and five. When they were younger we didn't find much for them to do here and they would want to leave early. Now we can spend an entire day watching the shows and riding the rides.
If you are a Star Wars fan you don't want to miss Star Wars weekend, we had the time of our lives! Our boys got to participate in the Jedi Training Academy and got to fight on stage with Darth Maul, it was an experience they will never forget. The hyperspace hoopla was one of the funniest things I have ever seen, you can check it out on YouTube to see precious years. We also enjoy Toy Story Mania, the Star Wars ride and we love to eat at Pizza Planet. There are so many cool things to do in this park and we love going there!
I like this park but it isn't my favorite. There is plenty to do and see for everyone. My favorite parts of this park is the Great Movie Ride, Areosmiths Rockin Roller Coaster and the Villians Store. Watching the parade in the afternoon is very enjoyable. Lunch at the Sci-fi Diner is a must!!!! I love sitting in the cars watching on Sci-fi clips!!!
During the Extra magic hours for Resort guests there is a special Disney Junior Dance Party. Our first time participating in this was last July 2012. It started at 10pm and ended at 1am. Both my girls ages 13 and 2 Loved it. There were characters there including Mickey, Minnie, Jake, Goofy and many others that rotated in and out all night.They had a DJ and everyone enjoyed dancing the night away!! My two year old still talks about it and can't wait to go back this year!
This park is a must do on your vacation. Have you ever wanted to see what its like to behind the scenes of a movie set or ever dream of being a actor? The indiana Jones show allows you to experience both. Also this park has the best rides and food around. Act like the paparazzi and take tons of pictures of your little actors and actresses with all their favorite characters.
As movie lovers, I think my husband and I enjoyed this park more than our daughter, especially when he auditioned for American Idol, but we all had a great time. The Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground was a lot of fun, as was the Beauty and the Beast show. The Muppets in 3D was great (and air conditioned) and the rides were fun, especially Toy Story (get a fast pass early, they go quick)!
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