5 Attractions We Hope Never Close At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is undergoing a major transition! Toy Story Land is open and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is on the way in late fall 2019. In the past, attractions have closed with little notice, and there are plenty of rumors about what the future may hold for Hollywood Studios. Many guests consider Disney’s Hollywood Studios to be a half day park, meaning that everything can be experienced in just a few hours. Disney seems to want to change that perception. No matter what lies down the road, here are five attractions that we hope will stick around forever.


5. Live Shows

The live shows at Disney’s Hollywood Studios offer something for everyone. Fans of classic Disney movies will want to see Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage and Voyage of Little Mermaid. Jedi Training Academy allows kids to test their lightsaber skills and battle Darth Vader. Action fans will want to see Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular! Don’t forget Fantasmic!, which is a great way to end your day. Some of the shows at Disney’s Hollywood Studios are rumored to be ending in the future. Let’s hope that those rumors don’t pan out.

4. Walt Disney Presents

This classic attraction (formerly known at Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream) has recently undergone some changes! Walt Disney Presents continues to offer guests a chance to view the history of Walt, but now has the addition of a space for guests to preview what’s on the horizon. Models such as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction are available to preview. We’ve always loved this informative collection of memorabilia, designs, and historical models about Walt. Now we get to experience the past, present, and future of Walt Disney! It’s rarely crowded and provides a great way to cool off as it is totally air-conditioned.

3. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Other parks have drop towers, but they are nothing compared to Tower of Terror. The details are half the fun, you’ll really feel as if you’ve stepped into an episode of The Twilight Zone. Once you board you won’t know what to expect, since the ride is random. You will drop 13 floors, but how many times and whether or not the ride makes it all 13 floors each drop will change each time you get on. If you don’t want to ride don’t worry, you can go through the queue line and opt out as the rest of your party boards. You can then experience the details without the drop. Disneyland’s Tower was transformed into a Guardians of the Galaxy attraction. We are thankful this attraction will be located in Epcot at Walt Disney World, as we want the Tower of Terror to stay as is!

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2. Toy Story Mania!

There is a reason that Toy Story Mania! is one of the most popular rides at Walt Disney World. It’s a blast! You will try your hand at carnival style games, all in 3D. You’ll attempt to beat the other people in your ride vehicle for the high score, and you might even have the highest score of the day. The fact that characters from the Toy Story movies help and encourage you along the way makes it even more fun. The line grows long quickly, so try to ride early if you don’t have a FastPass+.

1. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

Let’s face it, Walt Disney World is not known for its high thrill roller coasters. The words “good for families” or “the perfect first roller coaster for children” are used often. That is what makes Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster so important. It is definitely not a kid’s coaster, in fact you need to be at least 48 inches in order to ride. The premise is a lot of fun, you’re late for an Aerosmith concert and your ride vehicle is a limo that’s been sent to get you there. This isn’t a coaster that starts off slowly, you’ll see the countdown and then launch to 60 miles per hour. During the ride you’ll experience inversions, loops, and a corkscrew, but you won’t be able to see them coming because it’s in the dark. The Aerosmith soundtrack adds to the thrills. Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is one of the most popular attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and it should be around for guests to enjoy for many years to com

About PaulaK

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.