Hollywood Studios Rides

This park is a little light on rides right now, since this is the park where Toy Story Land and Star Wars Land (Galaxy’s Edge) are both in the process of being built. Star Wars Land alone is a project costing over $1billion, and won’t be complete until 2019. Toy Story Land will be complete sometime in the second half of 2018.

  • Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage – Broadway Style stage show. Condensed 25 minute version of the movie, have not seen it on either of our trips to Florida.
  • Fantasmic! – nighttime show with water effects, pyro, lots of characters, lasers, boats, etc. Located in an amphitheater built for the show which can seat 6000 with room for another 3000 standing. About half an hour long, and worth seeing once if you have the time
  • Frozen Sing Along – a stage show with live actors singing Frozen songs. We haven’t been to see it, but I hear the “historians” presenting the show are hilarious.
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! – a stage show featuring Indiana Jones. It was ok, about 45 minutes long.
  • Jedi Training Academy – kids can sign up first thing in the morning for Jedi Training, and then get to participate in a live battle against Darth Vader or Kylo Ren. The show is on a little stage right beside Star Tours, so we caught most of it while waiting in line – it’s really cute and the kids are all having a blast.
  • Muppet*Vision 3D – a 4D show, which lasts about 15 minutes. There is hardly ever a line, so if you’re a Muppets fan it’s worth seeing once.
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith – if you like Roller-Coasters, this is a must. It contains the only inversion of any roller coaster in WDW. It’s a quick ride, and it’s in the dark with lots of neon lights. The story is you’re in a limo rushing across the city of LA to make it to an Aerosmith concert in time. Steven Tyler actually does the countdown to start the ride. The on-ride photo is taken at the very beginning. Usually long lines – worth grabbing a Fastpass for.
  • Star Tours: The Adventures Continue – a 3D motion simulator. There are a huge number of possibilities, each ride shouldn’t be the same (3 parts – multiple options for each). One of our favourite rides – seriously, this is amazing.
  • Toy Story Midway Mania– huge wait times, although they have the third track up and running now which has helped. Fastpass it if possible. It’s a shooting-style game-ride. The area around it is very well themed, and really cute if you’re a Toy Story fan.
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – one of the best drop-style rides I’ve ever been on. This one has a 4th  dimension where the elevator actually moves horizontally at one point, as opposed to just vertically. With Memory Maker, you’ll receive a short little video, so smile just before the elevator drops for the first time!
  • Voyage of the Little Mermaid – a stage show with live actors. It’s a very condensed version of the story, but there are some really neat laser effects and the girl playing Ariel the day we went was fantastic.
  • Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream – a museum and short movie on the life of Walt Disney, and the company he created. I’ve never gone to check this out.

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