Everything You Need to Know About the Reopened Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

After closing in March, the Disney World theme parks have started welcoming guests back again to the parks!

Hollywood Studios

Last week we brought you with us to both the Previews and official reopening days of Disney’s Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom to see the new character experiences, health and safety precautions, and ride processes. Today, the remaining two Disney World parks open! We’re taking you along with us to see what you can expect from visiting a reopened Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

We will continue to update this post throughout the week, so make sure to check back for updates! 

Parking

Similar to what we’ve seen at the other parks, cars were slowly let in through the booths into the parking lot.

Temperature Checks and Security Screening

This process matched what we’ve seen at other parks. Temperature checks were quick and straightforward. They were conducted byAdventHealth.

Temperature Checks

Security signs were displayed in the area informing guests how to quickly navigate security.

Security Sign

Rise of the Resistance Modified Virtual Queue

Last week, it was announced that Rise of the Resistance would be using a modified virtual queue when the park reopened, with new boarding groups available for booking at 10AM, 1PM, and 4PM.

10AM on the dot we tried to grab a pass — and got one easily! The process of obtaining a pass was the same steps we were familiar with prior to the closures.

Rise Boarding Group

We managed to get a pass quickly but within minutes, the first round of passes were gone.

Relaxation Stations

There are two relaxation stations in Hollywood Studios. The first we checked out was near Rise of the Resistance in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.

Relaxation Station

Tables and umbrellas are scattered around the area for guests to safely remove their masks for a bit.

Relaxation Station

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Over in Galaxy’s Edge we started scoping out what is the same and what is new since the closure. We noted that while water fountains are still operational…

Water Fountain

…bottle filling stations were also working here as well.

Bottle Filler

By an hour after the park opened, we noticed the line for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run was all the way back to Oga’s Cantina and at a 55-minute wait.

End of Millennium Falcon Line

The line got significantly shorter as we waited around, so keep an eye on those lines. They may not be as long as you think!

Smugglers Run Line

Quick Service Dining

At Ronto Roasters in Galaxy’s Edge, they have a Cast Member stationed out front instructing guests to Mobile Order.

Ronto Roasters

We swung by Baseline Tap House to get a pretzel because all that walking means we needed some carbs and cheese to power on…

Baseline Tap House

There are plexiglass barriers between the bar and guests.

Baseline Tap House

Table Service Dining

We made a reservation at Oga’s Cantina to check out what a distanced version of the (normally quite crowded) bar would be like.

Oga’s

We were told they’re being very strict about the 45 minute time limits right now and we were not permitted to roam around the restaurant. We did have time to grab a Carbon Freeze though!

Morgan Says HI!

We stopped for a quick bite at Prime Time Cafe. This spot is using Mobile Check-in like other table service spots.

Prime Time Cafe

The servers here CAN still heckle you a bit, which is one of the hallmarks of this location. And the servings are still huge, so it’ll take determination to join the “Clean Plate Club!”

Prime Time Cafe

Just be sure to wash your hands after (and note what color that soap is!).

Shopping

In Galaxy’s Edge’s Marketplace area, the section is currently roped off and guests are allowed into the shops one at a time.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

In Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities, we spotted distancing markers throughout the shop.

Dok Ondar’s

Droid Depot looked largely unchanged with the exception of distancing markers on the ground.

Droid Depot

Over at Savi’s Workshop, the interactive Lightsaber experience is currently NOT happening, but guests can enter to view and purchase “legacy” lightsabers (meaning ones you know from the films).

Savi’s Line

Rides

We, of course, scoped out Rise of the Resistance as soon as we had a chance.

Rise of the Resistance Queue

The ride is functioning very much like it did pre-closure, but with distancing markers spaced throughout the queue.

Rise of the Resistance Queue

The strange (and honestly kind of cool) part? We had a ride vehicle ALL to ourselves! One party is loaded per car.

Rise of the Resistance

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run has distancing markers throughout the queue, and are skipping the preshow with Hondo Ohnaka.

Smuggler’s Run Queue

Guests are loaded one party per cockpit, so if you have a small party, you can choose your role! We picked pilot, of course!

Our Very Own Cockpit!

In line at Slinky Dog Dash, the heat of the day was creeping up on us. This queue is very much still exposed to the elements, meaning brace for a wait in the heat and sun.  This ride’s wait times have shifted a lot throughout the day but in general, you can still expect at least a brief wait.

Slinky Dog Dash Queue

There are distancing markers and plexiglass barriers throughout the queue.

Slinky Dog Dash Queue

And don’t worry, Wheezy is still singin’ the hits!

Wheezy!

Over up on Sunset Blvd we checked out how things were different at Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. The preshow IS still happening, but with markers spaced around the preshow room.

Preshow

Plexiglass shields are up between loading areas…

Shields in Loading Area

…and the cars are being loaded 2 parties per coaster.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

Tower of Terror is skipping the preshow at this time and loading parties very spaced out in the car.

Tower of Terror

Star Tours is spacing out the vehicles with dividers between each party.

Star Tours

We will be updating throughout the day, so follow along for more updates from a reopened Hollywood Studios!

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