If You Didn’t Do These Ten Things, Did You Even Go To Disney’s Hollywood Studios?

There is a lot to do around Disney World, that’s no secret.

Tower of Terror

You’ve got four parks to explore, not to mention a water park (technically two, but they’re usually not open at the same time these days), and countless things to experience in each. If you’re focusing on Hollywood Studios for your next trip, or for one day on your trip, here are ten things we 100% think you should focus on experiencing!

Walt Disney Presents

Hollywood Studios was originally themed to be all around the making of movies (and still sorta is), so why not go see an exhibit about the man and his movies that started it all?

Walt Disney Presents

Walt Disney Presents is located in Animation Courtyard and is a whole exhibit about Walt Disney’s life and his path to creating the films he did, and ultimately Disneyland. At the end of the exhibit, there’s a 16-minute film you can watch about his life that is a great break from the heat and pays a great tribute to the man who started it all. It’s also where you can meet different characters — currently the meet and greet is Ariel from the live-action film!

Visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Galaxy’s Edge is a MUST in the park, even if you don’t ride anything (because both Rise of the Resistance and Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run can be pretty motion-sick-inducing and often boast long waits.)

Galaxy’s Edge

The land itself is themed so spectacularly, it’s worth seeing even if you’re not a fan of the films. Trust us — it’s a feat of Disney Imagineering! Plus, you can grab a bite to eat from Ronto Roasters, Docking Bay 7, or grab a snack from Kat Saka’s Kettle.

Ride or Eat SOMETHING in Toy Story Land

Right next to the immaculately-themed Galaxy’s Edge is the adorably-themed Toy Story Land! There are three rides in this area of the park:

Toy Story Mania at Hollywood Studios

If rides aren’t your thing, you have to grab something to eat at Woody’s Lunch Box or get a table service reservation for Roundup Rodeo BBQ. Both of these locations are great with options for the whole family, and are just lots of fun (although keep in mind that Woody’s Lunch Box doesn’t have indoor seating).

Visit The Edna Mode Experience

A recently reopened area of the park is Pixar Place, where you can visit the Edna Mode Experience

Edna Mode Experience

Yes, this is exactly what it sounds like and we love it! You can see some of Edna’s most iconic designs (no capes!) and really immerse yourself in one of Pixar’s most successful franchises. Plus, you’ll meet Edna herself — what could be better?

Wait in an Astronomically Long Line For at Least One Ride

Hollywood Studios is home to some of Disney’s most thrilling rides, meaning it’s VERY popular and you may be waiting a while for most rides.

125 Minute wait for Slinky Dog Dash

Rise of the Resistance and Slinky Dog Dash historically have the longest waits, often getting 100+ minute waits during busy times. Since there aren’t many other rides in the park (compared to Magic Kingdom), other wait times for Toy Story Mania, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, and more also often have 60-80 minute waits regularly.

Experience a Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Breakdown

Oh, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. We love you, but WOW do you have issues.

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

Hollywood Studios is prone to a lot of ride closures, but Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster especially has issues, despite its recent lengthy closure for refurbishment. That’s why it’s more likely than not you’ll experience a Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster breakdown during your Hollywood Studios day.

Ride Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

We know, we know, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway may seem like a kids’ ride, but you TOTALLY should ride it no matter your age!

Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Why? Well, it’s the only ride in the whole resort that actually stars Mickey! Yes, think about it for a second — no other Disney World ride actually features Mickey. For that reason, hop in line and get ready for an adorable adventure.

Walk or Shop Along Sunset Boulevard at Sunset

We mentioned this whole park is centered around movie-making in Hollywood, so what better time to walk down Sunset Boulevard than at sunset?

Sunset Boulevard

Not only is just walking down this street amazing due to the theming but there’s tons of shopping you can do as well. Some of this merchandise is special to Hollywood Studios, so it’ll be tough to find it anywhere else in the resort. Grabbing your souvenirs before you leave for the night is a great idea too, so you don’t have to put them in a locker or lug them on a ride.


You knew it would be on this list — you’ll want to check out Fantasmic! for sure!


This is a spectacular nighttime show that most people who see it RAVE about it afterward. It has so many Disney characters involved, but the main storyline revolves around Conductor Mickey and his friends as they have to save the day from the villains. It’s got lasers, pyrotechnics, water effects, and more!

Check Out The Hands and Signatures in Front of the Theater

Did you know that the theater Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway is housed in is modeled after the real Chinese Theater in Hollywood? 

SO many handprints and signatures!

This is because the ride was originally The Great Movie Ride (we know, RIP), and since it’s an exact replica, there are handprints and signatures in front of the theater just like the real thing! They’re super fun to look at, and you don’t need to be in line for the ride to check them out or take photos.

Chip and Dale in Hollywood Studios

And those are the top things to do in Hollywood Studios that we feel are necessities. So keep these in mind, have the best Hollywood Studios day, and stay tuned to AllEasrs for all the latest Disney news!

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