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How Well Do You Know Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios?

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Walt Disney World’s third park to open in Florida.  Opening in 1989 called Disney’s MGM Studios, this new park focused on movies.  How well do you know the rides and shows of this park?  How much do you know about what is to come in the future?  See how you do with these questions about Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

 

1. How Tall is Disney’s Twilight Zone Tower of Terror?

Opening in 1994, this high thrill ride in Hollywood Studios continues to bring screams to guests that venture to board.  Based on the show Twilight Zone, riders follow the story of four hotel guests that board an elevator one storming evening in 1939 to be changed forever.  Once guest board a 1917 service elevator, their ride will be random and unique as they travel into the twilight zone.  Coming in at 199 feet high, the Tower of Terror remains a foot below Florida aircraft requirements preventing the tower from having a flashing red beacon on top.

2. The stretch limo for Rock n’ Roller Coaster is based on what car?

One of the fastest roller coasters in Walt Disney World, Rock n’ Roller Coaster has guests screaming and singing along with their favorite Aerosmith songs.  Opening in 1999, this ride takes guests on a thrill ride through the streets and to the Aerosmith concert.  Reaching a top speed of just under 60 mph, guests will twist, turn, and loop their way through while songs blast on the 125 speakers and 24 sub woofers.  There are six limos, five that are typically in use.  All limos are based on a 1962 Cadillac.

3. How big will Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge be in Hollywood Studios?

Slated to open in Fall of 2019 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Star Wars:  Galaxy’s Edge will bring guests to the planet Batuu where they can be immersed in the food, people and culture of this planet.  With two rides Millennium Falcon:  A Smuggler’s Run and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance coming to the new land, guests will be able to fly the Millennium Falcon and fight alongside the Resistance.  Expected to take up 14 acres this new land will be one guests and Star Wars fans alike will not want to miss.

 

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4. How many gallons of water is used in Fantasmic?

Starting in 1998, Fantasmic is one of the evening shows at Hollywood Studios.  This 30-minute show is a classic fight between good and evil.  During Mickey’s dream, princesses and villains from favorite Disney shows fight to win over the other.  Using pyrotechnics, lasers lights and around 1 million gallons of water this show is an amazing experience.

5. In Muppets 3D, what is hidden under the box office mat?

Muppets 3D is a classic at Hollywood Studios.  This 15-minute show is a tour by Kermit through Muppet Studios.  Guests get to see the chaos that is happening behind the scenes with hilarious musical productions and great jokes.  Even though it is a little outdated, it still brings laughs to audience members.  One fun thing to look for is near the “box office” as you enter the building.  There is a sign that reads “back in 5 minutes, key under the mat”.  If you look, the key is under the mat.

6. What are the names of the town historians in A First Time in Forever:  A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration?

This 30-minute show joined Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2016.  Guests can sing their favorite Frozen songs as Arendelle’s historians Aria and Eric tell the beloved story of Elsa and Anna.  Adult guests will love the humor that is brought into the story and children will love singing their favorite songs.  This is a great way to escape the heat of the day during those summer months in Florida.

7. How big is the puppet for Ursula in Voyage of the Little Mermaid?

Voyage of the Little Mermaid joined Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 1992.  Running almost 15 minutes, this show uses both live action as well as puppetry to bring the beloved story to life.  Guests will hear the award-winning songs of “Under the Sea”, “Part of Your World” and “Poor Unfortunate Souls.”  The most intense part of the show is when a 12-foot-tall by 10-foot-wide Ursula joins the stage.  Where most of the show is kid friendly, this part can scare little children so be aware.  Otherwise, enjoy the songs, fantastic colors and some neat water effects as you become part of Ariel’s world.

8. What four destinations can you experience on Star Tours:  The Adventure Continues

A 3D, motion simulator Star Tours takes guest on a space flight to a variety of Star Wars destinations.  When riding Star Tours:  The Adventure Continues, guests board a Starspeeder 1000 and are taken on a ride that will head to one of four distant areas.  The four areas that guest might experience are the dusty mineral world of Crait, the underwater realms of Naboo, the bustling city-planet of Coruscant or the dreaded Death Star.  Guests will also see some of the most popular Star Wars characters such as Kylo Ren, Boba Fett or Darth Vader.  Lasting under 10 minutes, this ride is a must do for those Star Wars fans that dream of joining the Resistance or the Rebellion.

9. What is the name of Indy’s female counterpart in Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular?

This show opened in 1989 bringing to life some of the favorite scenes from Indiana Jones movies.  Guests get to watch high action stunt scenes unfold in front of them as Indy and Marion race to escape danger.  From fires and explosions to an aerobic filled fight scene, guests are sure to be on the edge of their seats during this 30-minute show.

10. How many miles of cables are used in the new gondola system?

The new Skyline Transportation System is scheduled to open in the fall of 2019. This new gondola transportation system will connect four resorts (Pop Century, Art of Animation, Caribbean Beach Resort and the new Rivera Resort) as well as Epcot and Hollywood Studios.  With five loading stations, this system seems destined to play a big role in Disney’s plans for moving guests especially when Star Wars:  Galaxy Edge opens in late fall 2019.  With around 6 miles of cables, guests will be able to move between these areas quickly and efficiently all while getting never before views of Walt Disney World Resort.

Where you a Disney’s Hollywood Studio expert?  Hopefully you learned a little about Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the fun the is yet to come to this park in 2019 and 2020.

About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.