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Hollywood Studios: Things to Do During the Changes

With all the changes and closings happening at Hollywood Studios, you may be wondering if it’s worth spending your time at this park. There is still so much there to enjoy while they make room for the new Star Wars and Toy Story Lands. Here are some of the highlights of things to do while you wait.

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Attractions: Finding an attraction that everyone in your family will love is easy at Hollywood Studios! There are several to choose from…

Toy Story Midway Mania – Enjoy the ride with Toy Story Characters in this 4D shootin’ game!

The Great Movie Ride – Take a 22 minute tour through some of the best movie moments in history.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – Be prepared to scream on a haunted elevator ride!

Rock N Roller Coaster – Hold on tight for a fun, rocking time in the dark while listening to Aerosmith.

Star Tours – A 3D motion simulated flight with Star Wars characters.

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Star Wars Launch Bay – Step inside and immerse yourself in all things Star Wars. Look around at movie replicas of costumes and props. Meet some characters, play Disney Infinity 3.0 and watch a short 10-minute film on the Star Wars saga.

Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream – Take a self-guided tour through a gallery of over 400 artifacts. Then, relive moments from Walt’s life in a 15 minute film that runs continuously throughout the day.

Muppet*Vision 3D – Stop in and take a seat in the Muppet Theater for this 3D show!

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Characters: Get ready to say “Cheese” with the characters!

Meet up with some of your favorite characters at Hollywood Studios. Check the daily schedule for times.

Buzz & Woody at Pixar Place

Mickey Mouse on Mickey Avenue

Darth Vader & Chewbacca at the NEW Star Wars Launch Bay

Disney Pals (Donald & Daisy Duck, Goofy and Pluto) near the Center Stage

Junior Pals (Doc McStuffins, Jake & Sofia) in the Animation Courtyard

Green Army Men may be found wandering through Pixar Place

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Shopping: Check out the shops around the park and pick up your souvenirs! Here are a few to check out…

Adrian & Edith’s Head to Toe – Get your Mickey Ears here and have them personalized.

Frozen Fractal Gifts – Are you a Frozen fan? If so, this is the shop for you!

Tatooine Traders – This Star Wars themed store offers a wide selection of figures, apparel, LEGO kits and more! You can even create your own lightsaber or droid.

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Shows: Take a break and see a show! So many to see, here are some I recommend taking time for…

Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular – Action packed stunts and special effects make this show great! Want to be part of the show? Raise your hand during the casting call and you may get chosen to be part of the show!

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration – Laugh and sing along with your Frozen friends during this interactive show.

Voyage of the Little Mermaid – Go Under the Sea with Ariel and her friends in this 15 minute show, recreating some of the scenes from the movie.

Fantasmic! – Take a seat and enjoy the show with Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice. He is joined by some of your favorite Disney characters including princesses, heroes and villains. Dancing water, pyrotechnics and laser lights are all part of this amazing 30 minute fireworks and water show.

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Character Entertainment: Citizens of Hollywood are an absolute hoot! Take a stroll and be on the lookout for them wandering the streets. Get ready for improv and interactions with these fun characters!

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Dining: Don’t miss out on great food and fun atmospheres. Hollywood Studios has several great places to dine! Here are some worth checking out…

Table Service Dining:

50’s Prime Time Cafe

Sci Fi Drive-In

Hollywood & Vine

The Hollywood Brown Derby

Quick Service Dining:

ABC Commissary

Starring Rolls

Fairfax Fare

Toluca Legs Turkey Co.

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Events: These great experiences will add a little extra magic to your time at Hollywood Studios!

Jedi Training – Have a Padawan, between the ages of 4-12, ready to practice their lightsaber skills? Registration begins when the park opens and has limited availability, so head there first.

Club Villain – This is a new specially ticketed dance & dining event available on select nights. Meet up with Dr. Facilier, Maleficent, the Queen of Hearts, the Evil Queen and Cruella De Vil, treat yourself to some wicked good food & cocktails and dance the night away!

Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular – If you love Star Wars and fireworks, this is the perfect way to end the night!

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These are just some of the highlights of the many wonderful things Hollywood Studios has to offer! If you find you are done with your day there early, head down to Disney Springs for a fun night of food, shopping and entertainment. If you have the Park Hopper Option with your tickets, there is still tons of fun to be had at another park!

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While we are saying farewell to some attractions we have grown to love at Hollywood Studios, there is still so much life to this amazing Disney park for you to enjoy!

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