Disney Hollywood Studios Guide For Planners
There are those who like to jump in on the fun, and then there are those who like to plan everything about their next vacation including a park like Disney Hollywood Studios. If you’re from the second group, we are writing this article specifically for you!
Walt Disney World has various theme parks with different experiences, rides, and attractions. But there can be no better park than Hollywood Studios for those who like to plan! It is situated in Bay Lake and Lake Buena Vista, a little distance from Orlando, Florida.
The Hollywood Studios at Disney World pays homage to the movies and the golden era of Hollywood and is considered the hottest ticket of all the Disney World parks.
This article plans out the day for you, expertly balancing the best attractions with your time and dining options to consider. This one-day Hollywood Studios plan takes into consideration the fan favorites and our personal favorites, so that you don’t have to make a plan from scratch.
Let us dive in!
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
We’d advise you to start your day with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Before discussing the Galaxy’s Edge, let us discuss the early breakfast you can get at Ronto Roasters. Here you get to fuel up with breakfast wraps that have sausage, eggs, peppercorn sauce, and cheddar cheese, all wrapped in pita bread. It is the perfect meal to start your adventure-filled day at Hollywood Studios. Vegetarian options are also available at Ronto Roasters.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is a star wars themed area which houses most of star wars attractions. Here you get to experience galactic adventures in rides like the exciting Millenium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run or Star Wars: Rise of the resistance.
Apart from the rides, there are plenty of amazing things to photograph, shops with official merch, five restaurants, and a place where you can build your very own lightsaber.
Toy Story Land
Next up in your Hollywood Studios itinerary is Toy Story Land. This area of Hollywood Studios is dedicated to all things Toy Story. Larger-than-life toys, a chance to meet with Buzz, Jessie, or Woody, and rides for adults and children are spread around this area.
There are various rides, such as Toy Story Mania, Alien Swirling Saucers, and Slinky Dog Dash. But in our opinion, nothing beats the last one. It is a fun and exciting launched roller coaster designed like the famous “Slink” from the movies.
The Most Thrilling Duo
Once you have achieved some momentum, it is time to get you on two of the most thrilling rides in all of Disney World. Aerosmith’s Rock n Roller Coaster and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
The Rock n Roller Coaster is an adrenaline-pumping, high-energy, loud, and totally dark roller coaster with Steven Tyler and his band. The ride’s theme is that the band is late to an award show, and to get there faster, your limo has to cut and bend through twists and turns and busy highways. Your favorite Aerosmith tracks are blasting in the background as you sing along and hold on to your dear life. At its fastest, the ride can touch 57 miles per hour.
The second superstar ride of Hollywood Studios is The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. It has been providing thrills to fans since 1994. It is a 199 feet accelerated drop from the 13th floor, with few bouncy surprises along the way. Even though the ride is just 4 minutes long, the wait for the drop creates anticipation like nothing else.
Mickey and Minnie Runaway Railway
If you want to truly experience Mickey, Minnie, and their friends in their element, you should hop on the Mickey and Minnie Runaway Railway. Apart from the two most famous mice in the world, you get to meet Disney World celebrities like Donald, Daisy, Goofy, and Pluto along the way.
The ride makes you feel like you just entered the vibrant, quirky, and exciting world of cartoons that defies the laws of physics. Along the ride, you experience various hijinks that make it weird and fun. Even though the cartoon you enter is “Perfect Picnic,” it is made imperfect due to bad weather and annoying construction along the way. However, Mickey and Minnie get their perfect picnic at the end, which is a perfect end to the ride itself.
Lastly, the day at Hollywood Studios is incomplete without a hearty meal. You’ll find our two best-recommended restaurants near Echo lake.
The first recommended restaurant is 50’s Prime Time Cafe. The cafe is quirkily designed with checkered floors and TVs playing black and white shows. The cafe is basically a dad’s room in the 1950s, where a mom expects you to clean your plate. The dishes include Mom’s Old-Fashioned Pot Roast and Cousin Megan’s Traditional Meatloaf. The whole vibe is that of a family eating together, which is a nice experience apart from great food.
Our second recommendation is Hollywood and Vine. The food here is buffet-style with a lively ambiance, character greetings, and photo ops with Minnie and friends. The AC here is the perfect way to cool down and get a bite to eat in the hot and humid Florida summers.
Our favorite meal here is the Carved Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast which reminds you of your Thanksgiving meal. You’ll also get mashed potatoes, cranberry orange relish, cornbread stuffing, green beans, and turkey gravy with your meal. It is a perfectly wholesome meal after an exciting day that gets your appetite going at Hollywood Studios.
After reading this post, there’s no need to spend long days planning for the perfect day at the Hollywood Studios. You’ll never run out of things to enjoy at Hollywood Studios, and it is fun to keep experimenting, but if you have limited vacation days, this list will be a time-saver for you.
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