Hollywood Studios Guide

Hollywood Studios Guide

Hollywood Studios is one of the more adult leaning parks, which is great if you are visiting without kids. The park is farther away if you’re staying at one of the main resorts on the monorail system, but easy to get to if you are on the Skyliner route or near the boat docks. These resorts include the Pop Century, Art of Animation, Caribbean Beach, Riviera, Beach Club, Yacht Club, Boardwalk, and Swan Hotel. If you’re staying anywhere else it is a slightly longer bus ride or drive. 


Hollywood Studios has an overall retro theme, but is also home to Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Galaxy’s Edge brings in a lot of visitors to Hollywood Studios, and is by far one of the busiest spots in the park. It is a fantastic spot to wander around. Most of the rides here are great for adults. 

best rides for adults

  • Millenium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Toy Story Mania
  • Tower of Terror
  • Rock n’ Roller Coaster

best shows

If you are looking for shows that are worth the wait there are several here that aren’t solely for kids here are your best bets. The Green Army Drum Corps isn’t necessarily a show but a quick stop if you see them getting ready to perform in Toy Story Land it’s worth it to stop and watch. Fantasmic is Hollywood Studio’s version of the daily nighttime show. It takes place in an amphitheater overlooking the lagoon at the edge of the park.

  • Beauty and the Beast
  • Fantasmic
  • First Order Searches for Rise of the Resistance
  • Green Army Drum Corps
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular

skippable attractions

Unless you have been here before and have an attachment to these rides already, these are some of the attractions that we deem “skippable”. That doesn’t always mean it would be a preference for your group though! This list is to help you out if you think your park day is already full, or want to park hop to get other rides in. 

  • Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Muppet Vision
  • Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy
  • Star Tours
  • Meet and Greets with Characters 

food at hollywood studios

Hollywood Studios has an abundance of places to grab snacks or a full lunch. Some are certainly better than others so do your research before your visit. This list is our top picks, but if you were asking me where I would go I would say, Docking Bay 7 for food and Oga’s Cantina for drinks. You’ll notice that some of the themed restaurants such as the Sci-Fi Dine in Theatre, Round up Rodeo, and 50’s Prime Time Cafe are missing from this list. They may be really cool for theme points but the food is not great.

  • Baseline Taphouse-$ (Bar/Lounge)
  • Oga’s Cantina-$ (Bar/Lounge)
  • Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo-$$ (Quick Service)
  • Woody’s Lunchbox-$ (Quick Service)
  • Mama Melrose Ristorante Italiano-$$ (Table Service) Brown Derby-$$ (Table Service)

Overall you’ll find a lot of adults hanging out in Galaxy’s Edge, and the main street leading up to the Tower of Terror. Toy Story Land is an in-between spot, as there more kids here than in the other spots. Hollywood Studios is surprisingly fun at night, and most families have left the parks after dinner time.

There are so many activities, restaurants and rides here that aren’t just for kids. It is a great park to spend either a half day, or a full day adventuring. Don’t miss out by skipping this park entirely.

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