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6 Underrated Attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

A Walt Disney World vacation is sure to be magical from the very first glimpse of Cinderella to the final few moments in the parks and part of what makes each moment so magical are the four theme parks. Each theme park is filled with wonderful attractions and experiences to enjoy and Disney’s Hollywood Studios is no exception. Guests who spend time in the park can feel as though they are big stars as they have their very own Hollywood adventures. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to many popular and thrilling attractions and experiences including The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, Toy Story Mania, Star Tour – The Adventure Continues, and Fantasmic! In addition to these popular attractions, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is also home to plenty of overlooked attractions which can be considered underrated. While these underrated attractions are sometimes skipped by guests, they are totally amazing in their own ways and should definitely not be missed on a day in the park. Here are six underrated attractions at Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios to not be missed!

6. Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage

One of the most popular areas of Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Sunset Boulevard which brings the glamorous golden age of Hollywood to life through amazing details. The street is so popular thanks to The Twilight Zone Tower or Terror and the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith being located on the far end, but it is also home to an amazing stage show that guests are sure to love. Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage brings the Disney animated classic Beauty and the Beast to life through live acting, special effects, and wonderful musical numbers. Guests are sure to find themselves singing along with favorite characters and on the edge of their seats for the finale! Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage is performed several times throughout each day in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, so guests who would like to enjoy the show should consult a times guide for show times.

5. Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Another Disney animated classic is brought to life in the Animation Courtyard area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Voyage of the Little Mermaid invites guests into a cozy theater where the story of Ariel falling in love with Prince Eric is told through live acting, special effects, puppets, laser lights, animation, music, black lights, and audio-animatronics. Guests who loved the classic film will be sure to love the Voyage of the Little Mermaid!

4. Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!

The Echo Lake area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios is often overlooked by guests who instead head to nearby Star Tours – The Adventure Continues, however it is home to an amazing live show which should not be missed. The Indianan Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! brings the live action and excitement of the Indianan Jones film series to life through big action stunts. Guests who enjoy the live show can learn how stunts are pulled off safely to create the amazing scenes in movies today. With plenty of action and the chance to even participate in the show, guests are sure to love the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! Guests should note that the show runs several times each day in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, so they should consult a times guide for show times.

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3. Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream

One of the most popular attractions in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Toy Story Mania in the Pixar Place section of the park. Many guests beeline directly to that attraction throughout the day and walk right past an often overlooked and underrated experience. Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream invites guests to celebrate the legacy and history of Walt Disney through a combination of exhibits and a film. Guests first walk through an extensive exhibit which features animation, theme park models, memorabilia, audio-animatronics, and photos to share how Walt Disney became the visionary that he was. At the rear of the exhibit is a short film narrated by Julie Andrews which helps guests learn more about the man who created the wonderful vacation destination that they are enjoying. No trip to Walt Disney World is complete without enjoying Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream.

2. Muppet Vision 3D

Another underrated attraction in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is often overlooked by guests who head to the nearby popular Star Tours – The Adventure Continues. Muppet Vision 3D is a hysterical show which brings guests directly into the zany universe of the Muppets. There guests can enjoy a 3D show filled with humor and chaos like only the Muppets can create. With plenty of big laughs and a show stopping finale, Muppet Vision 3D is an underrated attraction in Disney’s Hollywood Studios that shouldn’t be missed.

1. Great Movie Ride

Some guests might be surprised to consider the Great Movie Ride underrated, but it often goes overlooked by guests who instead head to other popular attractions in the park when they first enter or are leaving. The Great Movie Ride brings guests directly into the movies where they can enjoy scenes from Hollywood classics like Singing in the Rain, Mary Poppins, Alien, Tarzan, The Wizard of Oz, Casablanca, and Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. With plenty of memorable scenes and unforgettable surprises along the way, the Great Movie Ride truly makes guests feel like stars in their favorite films and should not be missed on a day in Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane first visited Walt Disney World when she was two years old, and despite spending most of the trip quarantined with the chicken pox she managed to fall in love with the place. Visiting WDW every year since, she especially loves learning about the history and small details of the parks, enjoying a Lapu Lapu, and eating/drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. When she's not in Disney, Caitlin lives in New York teaching preschool and spending her time counting down the days to her next trip.