The Ultimate Checklist – 10 Things You Must Do At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

While currently under construction for Toy Story and Star Wars Lands, we still find visiting Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios to be well worth the ticket! From stunts to musicals to some hilarious puppets to Star Wars galore, guests are certain to enjoy there day in this park. Here are the ten things you must do on an ultimate day in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.


10. Toy Story Mania

This 3D interactive attraction is one of the most popular in all of Walt Disney World and shrinks guests down to the size of a toy in order to compete in midway games with the characters from the Toy Story films. Guests can take aim in several different midway games and will definitely find themselves returning time and time again to beat their high score!

9. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Looming on the end of Sunset Boulevard is this eerie attraction based on the famous television series The Twilight Zone. Guests enter the Hollywood Tower Hotel which was abandoned decades before and soon find themselves on an evil service elevator as stars in their own episode and headed directly to…the twilight zone!

8. The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

This adrenaline pumping attraction is located right next door to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and introduces the fictional G Force Records where all of Hollywood’s biggest musical artists record. After a chance encounter with Aerosmith and an invitation to their concert across Los Angeles, guests find themselves rocketing off in a super stretch limo to make it to the show in time! This rocking attraction is a must do!

7. Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage

This beautiful stage show retells the classic tale of Beauty and the Beast through live performances and song. Featuring all of the favorite characters from the film, this stage show is one of the best in Walt Disney World and definitely shouldn’t be missed. Since the show only runs several times a day, be sure to consult a times guide at the front of the park for show times!

6. Voyage of the Little Mermaid

For the chance to go under the sea and join Ariel and friends, be sure to stop by this performance which takes guests into the world of the classic animated film. Featuring all of the hit musical numbers performed live by actors and puppets, this is a must see in Disney’s Hollywood Studios! Be sure to arrive early to check out some of the great details in the preshow room.

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5. Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano

This zany and delicious restaurant is located in the Backlot area of the park and offers up classic Italian dishes with a Californian twist. While the food is amazing on its own, the décor offers up some fun with hanging lights and tons of authentic props. Be sure to stop in for lunch or dinner on a long day in the park.

4. Star Tours – The Adventure Continues

For guests who are fans of the Star Wars universe, this is the ultimate experience. After passing through a queue filled with props and characters from the films, guests hop aboard a star speeder for what should be a routine flight. After discovering that they are harboring a Rebel Spy, the journey becomes and adventure with 3D scenes that are randomized making each ride a unique experience!

3. Muppet Vision 3D

Located in the Grand Avenue area, the Muppets have made a home in this zany 3D extravaganza. Filled with sight gags, funny props, corny jokes, and Kermit and friends, this show is guaranteed to make everyone laugh. Be sure to arrive early to spend some time checking out all the silly props and film in the preshow area!

2. Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular

It doesn’t matter if you are a Star Wars nerd or not – Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular is the perfect way to close out a night at Hollywood Studios! Watch as the Chinese Theater turns into a huge screen for a 14-minute show full of high-definition projection surrounded by lasers, fire, incredible music and sound effects, and of course – the sky lights up with awesome fireworks! It’s an unforgettable Hollywood Studios moment!

1. Fantasmic!

This nighttime show is performed in a massive amphitheater behind The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Guests are taken into Mickey’s imagination where he battles the forces of evil including the Evil Queen from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. With dancing water, projected animation, dozens of Disney characters, lasers, pyrotechnics, and music from classic Disney films, Fantasmic is a must do on an ultimate day in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.