Part of the Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, Disney Hollywood doubles as a theme park and working movie studio where animation and motion pictures are made. The park’s attractions and rides are all inspired by Hollywood films, television shows, and the best of Broadway.
The park’s main attractions are the rides and shows, including the unpredictable hotel elevator in the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, accompanied by an Aerosmith soundtrack. Other fan favorites include Toy Story Land, Alien Swirling Saucers, Star Wars Launch Bay, and Muppet Vision 3D. Kids love the Frozen Sing-Along featuring the main character Elsa, as well as the chance to encounter other characters such as BB-8, Mickey and friends, the Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast. For easy navigation and shorter wait times for rides, opt for a private VIP tour of the park.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Exploring with a plan is the best way to get the most out of the large park; maps and entertainment schedules are available at the entrance.
- Most of the park is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. Information for guests with disabilities is available at Guest Relations.
- There are at least a dozen restaurants and cafés within the park, and options are available for every budget and diet.
How to Get There
The interstate exits to all Disney parks and resorts are well marked. Along I-4, signs direct drivers to individual destinations. Disney resorts and official hotels offer unlimited free transportation via bus, monorail, ferry, or water taxi to all WDW properties. The parking lot is next to the entry gate.
When to Get There
To avoid lines, arrive right when the gates open and head directly for the most popular rides (Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster).
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is constantly evolving and building new exhibits and entertainment options to match the stream of new movies being released. Guests should be sure to check the website for forthcoming or closing exhibits to avoid disappointment.