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14 Rookie Mistakes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

3. Rookies wonder why Disney is even building Toy Story Land. Some Disney World rookies ask why Disney has put the time and energy into a Toy Story-themed land. And Disney World pros know the answer—the Toy Story film franchise has been a hit since its beginnings in 1995. Guests love meeting Woody and Buzz at Hollywood Studios. Toy Story ...

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14 Rookie Mistakes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

4. Rookies don’t experience Toy Story Mania. Disney World rookies sometimes think this fun attraction is just for kids, but on the contrary, it is for Guests of every age! In Toy Story Mania!, Andy has a new game called Toy Story Midway Mania!, and all the toys are waiting for Andy to leave so that they can open the ...

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14 Rookie Mistakes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

5. Rookies don’t ride Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. Disney World rookies might just chicken out and not ride Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster! But Disney World pros know there’s nothing to fear on this high-speed limo ride to the Aerosmith concert. They know that the corkscrews, twists, turns and drops are all part of this exhilarating, heart-thumping and crazy experience! It’s ...

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14 Rookie Mistakes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

6. Non-Star-Wars rookies don’t enjoy Star Tours. This is a pretty straightforward one—you don’t have to be an avid Star Wars fan to enjoy Star Tours: The Adventure Continues. It is a 3D simulated space flight to destinations made popular by the Star Wars saga. Guests wear 3D glasses and board a StarSpeeder 1000. All goes as planned until the ...

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14 Rookie Mistakes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

7. Rookies don’t enjoy the themed restaurants. Rookies don’t realize that there’s even a Hollywood-era flair to many of the restaurants at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. At the Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater restaurant, Guests are seated in “automobooths” under the stars at a drive-in theater. They enjoy burgers, fried pickles, sandwiches, salads and more! At the 50s Prime Time Café, Guests are ...

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14 Rookie Mistakes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

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8. Rookies don’t stay to enjoy Fantasmic! After a fun-filled day at Hollywood Studios, Disney World rookie families often decide to leave the park early and forgo seeing Fantasmic! (Just the thought of that makes me sad!) They think of the show as “just another show,” and they choose to head back to the resort over experiencing this fantastic production! ...

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14 Rookie Mistakes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

9. Rookies immune to motion-sickness don’t ride Tower of Terror. Sometimes Disney World Rookies take one look at the Hollywood Tower Hotel at the end of Sunset Boulevard, and they decide then and there not to ride. And that’s ok if no one in their family is a thrill junkie. But if there’s even one thrill seeker in the bunch, ...

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14 Rookie Mistakes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

10. Rookies prone to motion-sickness ride Tower of Terror. During the Golden Age of Hollywood, the Hollywood Tower Hotel which sits on Sunset Boulevard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, was a place where Hollywood’s elite could get away from it all. But on October 31, 1939, a freak storm struck the hotel. Five guests of the hotel who were in an ...

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14 Rookie Mistakes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

11. Rookies race down Hollywood Boulevard. Hollywood Boulevard is Hollywood Studios’ Main Street U.S.A., if you will. It is the main thoroughfare Guests use when they first enter the park, and the street then branches off toward other areas of the park. Disney World rookies hurry down the street toward other attractions, but they miss the magic that’s right there ...

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14 Rookie Mistakes at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

12. Rookies don’t see Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage. Disney World Rookies often think of shows as the placeholders between attractions, and that may be true at other non-Disney theme parks. But at Disney World, you can always count on a magical experience, whether that’s at a stage show or on a thrilling coaster. Beauty and the Beast ...

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