Set amid art deco storefronts and palm-lined streets, Disney's Hollywood Studios® celebrates Hollywood's Golden Era in theming, though its attractions are largely based on modern blockbusters and popular TV shows. Toy Story Land opened on June 30, 2018, and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is set to open in fall of 2019!
With a mix of rides and shows, Disney's Hollywood Studios® requires at least some basic planning! We’ve outlined the key Walt Disney World® Resort attractions and entertainment for you to experience along with detailed information such as the location and the best time of day to visit. For those of you who are hopping to do more, check out our step-by-step park plans!Read our guide to Disney with Young Kids See all things to do and park plan
You'll feel just like us frogs, having more fun and hopping around with less wait, if you use our tips for navigating Disney's Hollywood Studios®.
This is the one park you definitely want to get to before opening and/or absolutely make sure to use FastPass+. Disney typically opens the park 15 minutes before the scheduled opening, although this can vary depending on predicted crowds. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before park opening.
Doing a little bit of planning at the outset, whether you want a full touring plan or you just identify a few of your priorities, can mean the difference between a good time and a great time. To make the most of your time at Disney's Hollywood Studios®, follow these tips:
Disney's Hollywood Studios® is a park in transition as it moves away from its TV- and movie-making roots to something new — perhaps a celebration of TV and film itself? The park closed a number of attractions within the last few years in anticipation of two new lands. Toy Story Land opened June 30, 2018 to much fanfare. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is set to open in fall 2019.
Most of Disney's Hollywood Studios®' shows run from 25 to 60 minutes, some with fixed times throughout the day. For the best seats, plan to arrive at least 25 minutes ahead of time. Don't miss Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular — a Star Wars-themed fireworks finale.
Character greeting locations are spread throughout the park, and FastPass+ is not available for any of them. If characters are a priority, we recommend adding them in to the morning mix after the priority attractions. Bring your own oversized pen or marker for autographs. You can make your own autograph book or purchase one in the parks, but the characters will sign just about anything! Don’t be surprised if your little ones are frightened by the characters, at least at first. Here are some tips you can follow to make meeting the characters a smooth process.
One opportunity your little one may not want to miss is the chance to participate in the Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, held at fixed times throughout the day. Children ages 4 through 12 get to learn from a Jedi Master and see if they have what it takes to defeat Darth Vader! To get your child into one of the 12 slots per show, you’ll need to sign up outside the ABC Sound Studio at park opening.
We offer a full list of the park's quick service and table service restaurants. For a table-service meal, Advance Dining Reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days in advance of your trip online or by calling 407-WDW-DINE (939-3463). You can also make priority seating arrangements when you arrive at the Park at either Guest Relations or the desired eatery.
You'll find a list of the park's attractions under Things to Do, where you can discover which attractions you and your family are most interested in, see current wait times for that attraction and height requirements.