Disney World Hollywood Studios for Thrill Seekers
Disney World is full of activities that are designed to appeal to active young adults. At the Disney-Hollywood Studios, thrills are available in a variety of different venues. From stunt shows to a dark roller coaster, adventure seekers will not be disappointed.
This main road from the entrance gates to the Chinese Theater serves as a transition from the real world to the Golden Age of Hollywood. Take a moment out to enjoy the Streetmosphere characters.
- *Tip* Film buffs will want to take some time out to explore the handprints in front of the theater.
This area is home to Hollywood Studios’ most traditional thrill rides; Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is a high-speed indoor dark coaster with multiple inversions. Aerosmith is featured prominently in the attraction. This is definitely a must-see for thrill enthusiasts.
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is an extreme attraction on many levels. The storyline is explained in the library pre-show, and the setting is an old service elevator. This attraction is one of the prime examples of the multilayered storytelling for which Disney is famous. Plan to ride more than once, as every experience is slightly different.
The Star Tours: The Adventures Continue may not be on the edge of thrilling, however, it is a great ride to share with a kid.
This area has two main attractions of interest to the adventure seeker. The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular focuses on physical stunts. The storyline is stunt photography for an Indiana Jones film, and the show provides an up-close look at everything from fistfights to explosions. This show is a definite must-see.
- *Tip* Ever want to be part of the action? Arrive early for casting, and you might get to be an extra in the show (ages 18 and up only).
Star Tours is a motion simulator that takes you inside the beloved Star Wars films. The ride is exciting and quite well done.
- *Tip* Ask for the back row, then lift your feet off the floor and your arms away from the armrests. This makes for a much better ride.
- *Tip* Take time to shop at the Tattooine Traders, located at the ride exit. A variety of Star Wars merchandise, including some limited editions, can be found here.
Toy Story Land
Slinky Dog Dash takes you on a ride through Andy’s oversized backyard. This rollercoaster has small drops, but is still thrilling!
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
The two new additions to this world are certainly a thrilling experience. The first is Star Wars: Smuggler’s Run where you get to fly the legendary Millennium Falcon on a mission. The other is Rise of the Resistance, where you join in a battle against the First Order in this truly immersive ride.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge
At first glance, Hollywood Studios may seem to have the total thrills and chills of other theme parks. However, Disney was a storyteller. The attractions are utterly immersive in a way that few other parks can match. As Disney’s “movie park,” Hollywood Studios provides you with an up-close and personal look at scenes from a variety of genres. Allow yourself to embrace the magic and you may find that Disney’s Hollywood Studios approaches the top of your list of favorite destinations on your Disney World vacation.