The second day of our Disney adventure took us to Hollywood Studios which joins in the attractions of a traditional theme park along with the glitz and glamour of film, television and music. The park is divided into the following areas; Hollywood Boulevard, Echo Lake, Grand Avenue, Toy Story Land, Animation Courtyard, Sunset Bouldvard, and Future area.
We decided to take advantage of our magic hours, which meant we could enter the park an hour earlier. This was great as we weren’t able to book any fast passes for Toy Story Land so we headed straight there. It was a good job too as the lines were already reaching 45 minutes plus!
Toy Story Land
The newest area of Hollywood Studios, it only opened at the end of August. It is really well done with all the decorations and the attention to detail.
Slinky Dog Dash
This is the main attraction in ToyStory Land. It is essentially a roller coaster in the shape of slinky dog! It’s not the fastest coaster, but there are enough dips and turns to keep it exciting!
Toy Story Mania
One of our favorites from Disney. Here you ride through Toy Story Land and have to shoot targets. This was super fun!
Alien Swirling Saucers
A homage to the traditional tea cup ride, but you can’t spin yourself! Caters more for the younger clientele, but the little spaceships you sit in are super cute!
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
This was a pretty cool show as the cast and crew explain and demonstrate the workings of stunt doubles and how scenes like this are filmed. It is definitely worth a watch. It’s also better to get there early to get the best seats.\
Jedi Training: Trials of the Temples
We didn’t actually do this as it is only for children up to 12 years old (much to Wendy’s disappointment)! But it looked pretty cool and the kids looked like they were having fun!
Star Tours- The Adventure Continues
A simulated ride through the galaxy! It’s one of the more dated rides of Disney but it was still enjoyable. We aren’t big Star Wars fans either so I’m sure it’s more fun to those who are!
Muppet Vision 3D
This is a super old attraction and as a result, it isn’t very good. There were a lot of young children who seemed to enjoy it, but with all the other newer rides, it is very outdated. SKIP!
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
Another favourite of ours! Although this ride seems to have been here forever, it is still really fun! One of the few attractions that we went back again!
Rock n Roller Coaster- Aerosmith
A pretty good indoor coaster as it goes pretty quick with lots of twists and turns! It is also a lot bigger than it seems!
Beauty and the Beast-Live on the Stage
A condensed version of the show with all the costumes/ main scenes from the film. Again, it was well done and quite impressive that they narrowed it down to 30 minutes. The costumes of Lumière, Cogsworth, Chip, Mrs. Potts were really cute too!
This is only on in the evening, so we went back to our hotel to chill and then came back. It’s a really good show and something that should be fast passed to get good seats. There are 2 showings daily, 9pm and 10:30pm. It is a blend of theatre, costumes, water displays, and fireworks. It’s a perfect way to end the day!
Overall Hollywood Studios impressed us and it was the quietest out of the Disney parks, so there’s much less foot traffic. This park seems to have more shows than rides, but the rides which are there are good!