Hollywood Studios 2023 Rides & Attractions – The Unofficial Guide

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Written By Carlos Braga

Nothing better than enjoying a wonderful day at a Disney park, and in this post we will list all the Hollywood Studios rides and attractions in 2023!

No planning for Disney parks is complete without knowing which are the best attractions for your script, right?

Knowing what Hollywood Studios rides and attractions are will make sure you don't waste time on attractions that you don't know what they're about or that won't please your group.

Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios

So, you can only focus on the best ones for you, as the park now has some of the most popular rides in all of Walt Disney World.

This makes it very difficult to do all the attractions in the park on the same day, even with the Genie+ and Lightning Lane.

However, we are in no way belittling or saying that certain rides in the park are not worth enjoying.

On the contrary, we believe that it is always worth knowing all the attractions of a park if possible.

Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Before we go straight to the rides & attractions lists, let's check out some points about Hollywood Studios that I think are important to point out.

Tips for Enjoying Hollywood Studios Rides & Attractions

Buy Tickets in Advance

Definitely, buy your tickets before leaving.

This will save you the lines when you arrive at the park and will also allow you to reserve your Disney Park Pass before you go.

You can buy your tickets directly through authorized agencies and with discount.

Lightning Lane

The Lightning Lane is not always worth it.

What to take

Bring a raincoat.

give preference to buy online at amazon discount or in supermarkets, such as walmart. Anyway, before you arrive, definitely be prepared and bring one.

Rains in Florida can happen every day depending on the season.

Rains usually only last for a short time, but it's much better to have a raincoat than to be caught off guard and have to walk around in soggy clothes all day.

Echo Lake at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Echo Lake at Disney's Hollywood Studios

In addition to the rains, another climatic factor that will disturb you a lot is the heat.

If you go outside of winter, you can be sure that you will feel hot in the park.

To soften up, we recommend that you bring a Cooling Towel. Just wet it, it will be chilled and will help immensely to be less uncomfortable in the heat.

We recommend this Cooling Towel here.

If you want to save money, avoid eating in the park, we recommend that you bring snacks in your backpack.

Another element that can make you spend a lot of money is buying water or soda around the park, so we recommend taking a thermal cup and fill in the water fountains around the park.

Without further ado, let's get to the Hollywood Studios attractions list so far.

Hollywood Studios Rides - The Complete Guide

Below we will list those that we consider to be the best attractions currently found at Hollywood Studios.

  1. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
  2. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  3. Rock ?n? roller coaster
  4. Millennium Falcon Smuggler's Run
  5. Toy Story Mania!
  6. Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway
  7. Slinky Dog Dash
  8. Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
Star Wars - Rise of The Resistance - Hollywood Studios Attraction
Star Wars – Rise of The Resistance – Hollywood Studios Attraction

Best Hollywood Studios Attractions for Kids

If you've read our other posts about the Magic Kingdom attractions or Epcot You know that we always like to list those that we consider the best attractions for children.

The reason for this is because this list is usually quite different from the standard lists of best attractions in the park.

Of course, pay attention to the requirements of minimum height of each of the attractions.

  1. Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway
  2. Toy Story Mania!
  3. Alien Swirling Saucers
  4. Slinky Dog Dash
  5. Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  6. Star Tours: The Adventures Continue
  7. Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy

Before we talk about each of the attractions found at Hollywood Studios, check out the park map with the location of each of the attractions.

Hollywood Studios Rides & Attractions in 2023

Now let's finally talk about each of the attractions that can be found in this incredible Disney park.

Rise of The Resistance

One of Disney's newest attractions and for now the winner of the title of Best Attraction at Hollywood Studios!

Your adventure begins at Galaxy's Edge, in Resistance Forest, a region of the planet Batuu.

Star Wars - Rise of The Resistance - Hollywood Studios Attraction
Star Wars – Rise of The Resistance – Hollywood Studios Attraction

This is where Resistance supporters gather as they try to avoid being spotted by the First Order troops roaming the rest of the planet.

While Batuu isn't a planet we've seen in any show or movie as part of the "Star Wars" saga, it still looks incredibly familiar and really makes you feel like you're in the Star Wars universe.

It's a huge attraction that lasts almost 10 minutes and is highly immersive and with many stages, to leave any Star Wars fan super satisfied!

We put a video of Rise of the Resistance right down here.

If you don't want to see spoilers, don't press play!

POV Rise of the Resistance

Mickey and Minnie Runaway Railway

This attraction is destined to be a classic of Disney parks, whether for bringing Mickey's gang as the protagonist or for its location: it's inside the Chinese Theater, icon of Hollywood Studios park.

Mickey and Minnie Runaway Railway - Hollywood Studios Attraction
Mickey and Minnie Runaway Railway – Hollywood Studios Attraction

The Mickey and Minnie Runaway Railway is an attraction during a fun train ride to take Mickey and Minnie on a picnic.

Of course like all the drawings in the Mickey, that picnic didn't go exactly as planned.

In this attraction you will go through different scenarios and situations with the class of Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Donald and several others characters as if we were also inside the drawing.

Mickey and Minnie Runaway Railway - Hollywood Studios Attraction
Mickey and Minnie Runaway Railway – Hollywood Studios Attraction

The projections, the animatronics, the cart, it's all very technological, without a doubt an attraction that the whole family can enjoy and enjoy!

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Toy Story Mania

A screen-based 3D shooter with Toy Story characters.

It was once the most popular attraction at Walt Disney World a few years ago.

Queues have gotten shorter for this in the last year since opening a third lane (and because of the other attractions on the Toy story land).

Toy Story Mania - Hollywood Studios Attraction
Toy Story Mania – Hollywood Studios Attraction

It's a VERY fun game-based attraction without too much hype in terms of physical settings.

It's worth checking and fighting with your group to see who gets the most points.

Star Tours: The Adventures Continue

The Star tours is a 3D motion simulator attraction through various locations in the Star Wars universe.

Star Tours The Adventures Continue - Hollywood Studios Attraction (1)
Star Tours The Adventures Continue – Hollywood Studios Attraction (1)

This attraction was recently updated to include footage from the latest trilogy.

This is a fun new experience with modern visuals and even locations from the latest Star Wars trilogy.

The tour is fast, and the places you visit are randomized, so you can enjoy it several times and each time it will be a different tour.

Does Star Tours have a height requirement of 40? (101 cm) and is not recommended for those who get sick with sudden movements easily.

Star Tours The Adventures Continue - Hollywood Studios Attraction
Star Tours The Adventures Continue – Hollywood Studios Attraction

The queue usually moves pretty fast so there's no need to use your Genie+ on here.

Slinky Dog Dash

One of Disney's Hollywood Studios' newest attractions and the crown jewel of Toy Story Land.

Slinky Dog Dash - Toy Story Land Attraction at Hollywood Studios
Slinky Dog Dash – Toy Story Land Attraction at Hollywood Studios

The strengths of this roller coaster are the track layout, length and interesting queue packed with fun details.

Some children who meet the 38″ (97 cm) height requirement may find it a little too intense.

But for travelers who like adrenaline will find it very quiet.

Check out more details about Slinky Dog Dash here.

in days of tall crowds You may need to purchase Genie+ (Disney's new fastPass+).

Slinky Dog Dash is part of the group included in Genie+'s General Lightning Lane attractions.

Rock ?n? Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

A pretty intense attraction by Disney standards.

It's a rollercoaster in the dark with Aerosmith music playing in earless and full of loops and adrenaline.

Rock ?n? Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith - Roller Coaster in the Dark at Hollywood Studios
Rock ?n? Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith – Roller Coaster in the Dark at Hollywood Studios

At this point on the list we realize how much Hollywood Studios has amazing attractions.

It was considered the best attraction in the park in the past, but with recent additions it has had to be placed lower in the rankings, but it is still one of our favorites of all. Disney parks.

The pre-show and queue help make it more of a complete experience.

It is an incredible attraction and deserves to be well placed on any list of best attractions at hollywood studios for thrill and adrenaline lovers.

Rock ?n? Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith - Roller Coaster in the Dark at Hollywood Studios
Rock ?n? Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith – Roller Coaster in the Dark at Hollywood Studios

If you like roller coasters and extreme attractions, this one is a must on your itinerary!

Fantasmic!

Come on, technically Fantasmic is not an attraction but a show.

But he's so amazing and unmissable that I couldn't just put him in the show section of this post.

fantastic! Hollywood Studios Show and Ride
Fantasmic! Hollywood Studios Show and Attraction

It's completely a must-see for everyone heading to Hollywood Studios!

Disney's Hollywood Studios Night Show, where you step into the dreams of Mickey Mouse in a show with projections, characters (lots and lots of Disney characters) on stage, boats, fireworks and more.

In this show you will see Mickey fighting against several Disney villains and also several heroes and princesses.

fantastic! Hollywood Studios Show and Ride
fantastic! Hollywood Studios Show and Attraction

If you've never been, you'll probably be impressed by the Fantasmic from Walt Disney World, which is completely different from the fireworks at Epcot and the Magic Kingdom.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

The famous Tower of Terror

A freefall in the Twilight Zone with an elaborate intro and excellent story.

This is without a doubt one of the best attractions in all of Walt Disney World to open in the last 20 years and our favorite attraction in the park.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror - Hollywood Studios Attraction
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – Hollywood Studios Attraction

We recently made a post talking a few about her here on the blog.

Although we often hear people who don't like it, because they don't like strong emotions in attractions or extreme attractions, but this is a mistake.

Yes, technically it's a thrill ride, but the Tower of Terror is much more than just a free fall.

The climate, atmosphere and environments are incredible in this attraction that deserves the top of the list and title of best attraction at Hollywood Studios for us.

If you don't like strong emotions, take the chicken out.

Which is what the cast members who work there call people who give up at the last minute to ride the elevator, at the end to “escape” the attraction.

Tower of Terror - Hollywood Studios Top Attractions
Tower of Terror – Best Attractions at Hollywood Studios

It's worth walking through the attraction experience up to that point, even if you don't do the ride itself.

Does Tower of Terror have a height requirement of 40? (101cm) and offers Lightning Lane.

We strongly recommend securing the Genie+ on days of high capacity.

Millenium Falcon Smugglers Run

You've seen it hundreds of times in the Star Wars movies, but how many times have you dreamed of being able to sit in the pilot's seat of the Millennium Falcon and launch him into hyperspace?

Millenium Falcon Smugglers Run
Millenium Falcon Smugglers Run

Well now you have that chance at Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run in Star Wars Galaxy's Edge at Disney Studios in Hollywood and Disneyland.

The Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run ride is a dream come true for Star Wars fans as it puts you in control of the most iconic spaceship in movie history.

Guests board the Millennium Falcon for a special mission given by smuggler Hondo Ohnaka from the Star Wars animated series “Rebels”.

You will control the ship in one of three roles: Pilot, Engineer or Marksman, with real consequences on whether the mission is a success or if the ship turns to scrap when you're done.

Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run - Hollywood Studios Attraction
Millennium Falcon Smugglers Run – Hollywood Studios Attraction

Everything about this experience is made to be as realistic as possible.

In fact, Disney built a full-size replica of the 100-foot Millennium Falcon with an interior identical to the one in the movie.

Muppet Vision 3D

This attraction is a gigantic 3D theater where guests will participate in an experience at the Muppet Lab.

Muppet Vision 3D Attraction
Muppet Vision 3D Attraction

There's everything to go wrong, right?

Exactly what happens in this 13-minute show.

For those who like the Muppets, it's a must-see, for others, it can be a bit tiring.

Muppet Vision 3D - Hollywood Studios Attraction
Muppet Vision 3D – Hollywood Studios Attraction

Important to point out, if you don't speak English well, it's better not to do this attraction because it has a lot of dialogues.

Alien Swirling Saucers

A recent park attraction, it debuted alongside the Toy Story Land area.

Alien Swirling Saucers - Hollywood Studios Attraction
Alien Swirling Saucers – Hollywood Studios Attraction

The Alien Swirling Saucer is an attraction based on the cute little aliens from the Pizza Planet claw machine from the Toy Story movies.

This fun ride in Toy Story Land slowly spins and circles you on an otherworldly platform with space disco-style music playing in the background.

Alien Swirling Saucers - Hollywood Studios Attraction
Alien Swirling Saucers – Hollywood Studios Attraction

It's a cool attraction for children, nothing not to be missed, but very cute, especially for those who really like Toy Story!

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Lightning McQueen Racing Academy

One of the most iconic characters in Disney history, Lighting McQueen, won an attraction of his own at Disney's Hollywood Studios on Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy!

This is also a very recent attraction and had its opening in 2019.

Cars Attraction - Lightning McQueen Racing Academy
Cars Attraction – Lightning McQueen Racing Academy

It's a kind of show that lasts for 10 minutes.

The attraction itself is ok, but Lightning McQueen's animatronic is something impressive.

His moves will leave you in awe.

If you are a fan of the movie Cars or you have kids in your group who enjoy this movie, this attraction is a must!

Disney's Hollywood Studios Shows

At Disney's Hollywood Studios it is sometimes difficult to categorize some attractions as a show or attraction because many of them are a mixture of the 2.

Like the Cars or Muppets attraction that we included above, but we decided to categorize only those shows where we see live actors as a show.

So, let's check out some of the fun shows you can find around the studio park.

Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage

This attraction is simply a classic! A Broadway-style show retelling the story of Beauty and the Beast in condensed form.

Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage - Hollywood Studios Show
Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage – Hollywood Studios Show

We're not that much of a fan of shows or attractions that are simply condensed versions of normal stories, with a few exceptions.

Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage does enough with its choreography and performances (specifically for inanimate objects), so it's a really fantastic show and highly recommended!

Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage - Hollywood Studios Show
Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage – Hollywood Studios Show

This show happens several times during the day!

However, check the schedules as soon as you arrive at the park to check the best one for you.

Indiana Jones? Epic Stunt Spectacular!

One of the Hollywood Studios classics.

This attraction has been there since I went to the parks for the first time in my life in 94.

The Indiana Jones show at Disney Orlando is one of the most traditional shows in the complex and is a must for many.

Indiana Jones? Epic Stunt Spectacular! - Hollywood Studios concert
Indiana Jones? Epic Stunt Spectacular! – Hollywood Studios concert

It was released around the same time as the first movie in the 1980s Indiana Jones series, and is still shown every day today.

The show shows live how the action scenes are made with fights and explosions just like the stuntmen do in Hollywood movies.

It is without a doubt a show covered in emotion and a huge nostalgia factor for anyone who watched it as a child.

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration

One of Disney's biggest box-office hits couldn't help but have an attraction at Hollywood Studios, right?

For the First Time in Forever A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration - Hollywood Studios Attraction
For the First Time in Forever A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration – Hollywood Studios Attraction

The For the First Time in Forever is an all-ages show that runs every hour normally between 9:30am and 6:30pm, but may be subject to change.

In the show you will be able to follow the soundtrack of the movie Frozen, presented at the Premiere Theater and lasting 30 minutes.

For the First Time in Forever A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration - Hollywood Studios Attraction
For the First Time in Forever A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration – Hollywood Studios Attraction

Naturally, in the show you will see characters like Princess Anna, queen elsa and other characters in the plot.

This is a cool show for all ages and a must see for movie fans. Frozen!

Voyage of The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid show is temporarily closed.

Voyage of The Little Mermaid - Hollywood Studios Show
Voyage of The Little Mermaid – Hollywood Studios Show

Rumor has it that it won't reopen, but until we have official confirmation from Disney, it will remain on the Hollywood Studios attractions list.

The Voyage of the Little Mermaid is a 17-minute show where you will be transported to the bottom of the sea thanks to the special effects used, including a mist that refreshes the environment.

And during the play you will see songs and characters from the beloved classic Disney movie, The Little Mermaid.

Voyage of The Little Mermaid - Hollywood Studios Show
Voyage of The Little Mermaid – Hollywood Studios Show

If you or someone in your group likes the Little Mermaid, this is a must-see attraction in the park for you!

Extra Tips to Make the Most of Your Day at Hollywood Studios

Arrive early and head straight to Galaxy's Edge

The advantage of arriving very early is that you can get shorter queues and take the opportunity to take pictures with the area a little less crowded.

Use the Single Rider on the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster

If there are only adults or older children in your group, save time by choosing the Single Rider queue at this attraction.

Single Rider queues are used to fill the remaining seats when you have odd numbered families or groups.

Rock'n'Roller Coaster - Hollywood Studios Top Attractions
Rock'n'Roller Coaster – Best Attractions at Hollywood Studios

As you are filling in the gaps, this queue tends to move much faster.

It's definitely worth it, but it probably means you'll ride the attraction separate from your group.

Stroll through the Tower of Terror hotel, even if you're too scared to walk

Even if you don't plan to ride the Tower of Terror, go through the queue with your family members who will.

The interior of the hotel lobby has a fantastic theme.

Inside the Tower of Terror at Hollywood Studios
Inside the Tower of Terror at Hollywood Studios

Everything is like that fateful night in October 1939, when lightning struck the building. This is one of the best lines at Disney World because it illustrates the story behind the attraction so well!

Don't sit in the back row of Star Tours.

Okay, sometimes you don't have a choice in where you sit.

But if you can, try to sit closer to the front of the StarSpeeder vehicle.

When you sit in the back row, you don't feel the simulation as much as whoever is in the front.

Star Tours at Hollywood Studios
Star Tours at Hollywood Studios

On the other hand, if you feel bad on simulators, the back row is probably the best seat for you!

Make restaurant reservations in advance


The Sci-Fi Drive-In Theater, the Italian Ristorante, by Mama Melrose, O 50's Prime Time Cafe, it's the Hollywood Brown Derby are the most popular table service restaurants in the park.

You will need a reservation to dine at each of them.

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater
Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater

These restaurants have great food and a unique atmosphere that fits the park's Hollywood theme.

If you plan to be at the park for most of the day, a table service option will provide you with a hearty meal.

Do your shopping at the end of the day

Hollywood Boulevard stores are open until half an hour after the park closes.

This is a great time to do your shopping.

Believe it or not, the stores are not crowded at night.

Hollywood Studios store
Hollywood Studios store

The crowds leaving the park, especially after Fantasmic, can't get through the stores because they don't connect like they do in Main Street, USA.

Shopping at this time is convenient because you won't have to carry your souvenirs with you all day.

Hollywood Boulevard is also beautifully lit up at night, which makes for an attractive time to hang around and take beautiful pictures!

Hollywood Blvd at night
Sunset Boulevard at Disney's Hollywood Studios

We hope you enjoyed our list of Hollywood Studios attractions

On our youtube channel we have several videos of our tours there where we show different attractions.

I hope again that this post helped you in your research for your trip to Disney or Orlando.

As a way to help us keep the blog going, we just ask you to help us by sharing this publication and subscribing to our social networks as Facebook, Instagram or Youtube channel.

In addition to helping us, we are sure that there you will find hundreds of useful posts for your trip!

About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

I hope again that this post helped you in your research for your trip to Disney or Orlando.

As a way to help us keep the blog going, we just ask you to help us by sharing this publication and subscribing to our social networks as Facebook, Instagram or Youtube channel.

In addition to helping us, we are sure that there you will find hundreds of useful posts for your trip!

About the Author Carlos Braga:

Unparalleled experience in Orlando and Disney! As a former Universal Orlando team member and a passionate devotee of the magic of Disney, I have become a true Orlando travel expert. Before becoming a renowned travel consultant dedicated to Orlando, I had already made hundreds of visits to the parks, cultivating my knowledge and passion mainly over the last 7 years as a consultant and specialist in Disney travel.

My journey into this enchanted world began in 1995, when I took my first trip to Orlando. Since then, my love for Disney and the city has only grown. In 2023, we celebrate the sixth anniversary of 'Partiu Disney Parks', consolidating our role as one of the main sources of information about Disney and Orlando Parks.

During these six years of existence, we have continued to offer quality and updated content, being the reliable source for all those looking for essential information to plan their trip to Disney and Orlando. With my vast experience and passion for this magical destination, I am here to guide you every step of the way towards the most incredible Orlando and Disney experience!

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