Top Experiences at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Step into fantastical lands and experience one-of-a-kind adventures based on blockbuster films.

Four kids excited to ride Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Ride Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (if you dare) at Disney's Hollywood Studios

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios tap into a world of cinematic magic in themed lands featuring exciting rides, spectacular shows, and delightful character encounters based on Hollywood hit movies like Star Wars and Toy Story.

Venture to the Furthest Reaches of the Universe in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Feel the Force Throughout the Black Spire Outpost on Planet Batuu

Inspired by the Star Wars franchise, Galaxy’s Edge is set in the Black Spire Outpost on Battu, a frontier planet featuring otherworldly structures and clandestine alleyways with attractions, restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Together they make you feel as if you’ve walked into the middle of a Star Wars movie with a storyline that has you journeying through hyperspace and battling against the First Order with fellow Resistance members.

Blast Off into Hyperspace on Out-of-This-World Rides

On the thrilling Millenium Falcon: Smugglers Run, take a seat in the cockpit of the famed Millenium Falcon and serve as pilot, gunner, or engineer on a smuggling mission into hyperspace where you face off against various dangers and adversaries.

On the multiple ride systems in Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, support covert Resistance fighters as they try to escape and elevate their cause in battles against fierce First Order stormtroopers.

The hair-raising 3D space flight Star Tours – The Adventures Continue transports you to the edge of the galaxy on a Starspeeder 1000 with protocol droid C-3PO at the helm, helping you evade menacing First Order forces and their blasters. With multiple storylines, the experience offers up a unique adventure every time you ride.

Build Your Own Lightsaber & Droid

It’s great to have a droid sidekick, and the Droid Depot workshop allows you to build your own BB-series or R-series version. Just select the type you want and you’ll get a blueprint, instructions, parts (including custom features), and a remote control to create it. It’s tough to follow the Force without a trusty lightsaber in hand. Fortunately, at Savi’s Workshop you can assemble one per your choice of themed hilt and kyber crystal.

Feast & Sip on Delectable Concoctions in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

When it’s time to take a break and refuel for your edge-of-the-seat adventures, head to the land’s food and drink outposts – each sports a unique menu and design flare, including Oga’s Cantina, a watering hole that serves inventive drinks for all ages, and Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, a restaurant serving exotic flavors in an operational hangar bay and an outdoor space with crumbling walls.  

Pick Up Keepsakes & Gifts

Find special souvenirs at Black Spire Outpost shops like Dok-Indar’s Den of Antiquities, which is packed with jewelry, kyber crystals, and lightsabers, and Black Spire Outfitters, stocked with robes suited to galactic explorations and stylish clothing for everyday outings on planet Earth.

Romp, Roam & Soar in Toy Story Land

Head over to Toy Story Land, based on the Toy Story movies, for rides, games, and character encounters.

Kid-Friendly Rides & the Ultimate Arcade Experience

A family-friendly coaster in the form of a coiling spring, Slinky Dog Dash carts you past gigantic toys in Andy’s backyard along tight curves and steep hills. The gentle but soaring Alien Swirling Saucers ride promises romps through space in the company of adorable extraterrestrials. Toy Story Mania! takes you into Andy’s room, where you play classic games and pick up 3D glasses before riding a tram and firing at moving targets.

Family Dining

Refuel at Woody’s Lunch Box, where all you have to do is walk up to a window to indulge in classic American fare, old-fashioned soda floats, and additional Toy Story-themed specialties.

Enjoy Rides & Shows Along Sunset Boulevard

Head over to Sunset Boulevard, a themed area based on the famed boulevard in Los Angeles, and tap into a treasure trove of adrenaline-pumping rides, live entertainment, and great eats.

Thrilling Rides

At The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™, you’ll get to know firsthand what it feels like to enter the twilight zone in the extra-eerie Hollywood Tower Hotel – get ready to scream as you plummet down its abandoned elevator shaft.

Take your seat in a shiny limousine to loop, corkscrew, and invert while rocking out to Aerosmith and rocketing past famed Hollywood landmarks on the indoor (read: dark) Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith. Note: The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is closed for refurbishment and is expected to re-open in summer 2023.

Plunk yourself down into Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy to operate a racing simulator with a wraparound screen and join the ranks of champion racers like those in Pixar Cars.

Entertainment & Shows

When you’re ready to take a break from the rides, head to a live show and enjoy lush music, scenery, and costumes along with a gripping tale. At Beauty & The Beast Live on Stage, you’ll experience a familiar story in an entirely new way. And the dazzling Fantasmic will let you make the most of the night outdoors as 50 performers, dancing water, and light give shape to Mickey’s dream about himself as a sorcerer’s apprentice.

Ride With Mickey on Hollywood Boulevard

Hop aboard the new Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway to join Mickey and Minnie on their drive to a picnic, and travel through a wild cartoon world populated by pals Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto. If hunger hits during your visit to Hollywood Boulevard, enjoy a sit-down meal at The Hollywood Brown Derby, or grab a bite at one of the quick-service eateries.

Meet Disney Characters & See Them in Shows

Animation Courtyard

Come to this delightful area to interact with favorite Disney characters. At Disney Junior Play and Dance!, a live music-dance-sing-along show, dance with Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, Timon, and Mickey. And at Meet Disney Junior Pals in Animation Courtyard, see and snap photos with Vamparina, Doc McStuffins, and Nancy Clancy as they engage in their signature antics. With the Disney® Visa® Cardmember Star Wars Photo Opportunity, pose for a photo that’s digitally enhanced to showcase Star Wars characters alongside you.

Character Experiences & Entertainment in Echo Lake

The theater in this part of the park offers additional opportunities to see beloved Disney characters in action. For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration presents an enchanting tale about the Arendelle kingdom that gives you a chance to sing along with Anna, Elsa, and Kristoff. At Meet Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight, get together with snowman Olaf and enjoy Frozen delights like hugs and photos. Nearby but a world away, the Indiana Jones™ Epic Stunt Spectacular! plants you in the heart of Indiana Jones-style action and reveals how dynamic duo Indy and Marion execute their stunning stunts.

See the Muppets on Grand Avenue

For belly laughs, delightful onscreen musical performances, and live special effects head to the 3D film and theater combo show Starring the Muppets – Muppet*Vision 3D held in a replica of TV’s The Muppet Show’s Muppet Theater.

Tips for Visiting: What You Need to Know


Before you visit, check reservation availability for the dates you plan to go. Once you’ve confirmed availability, purchase park admission (the ticket type that best suits your needs) and then make a park reservation via the Disney Park Pass system.

Advance Dining & Experience Reservations

Make sure to check availability and make reservations in advance for park restaurants and the new 2-Night Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser adventure, which immerses your group in Star Wars-themed accommodations and dining and a custom story-driven experience. You’ll also need advance reservations for Droid Depot and Savi’s Workshop.

Helpful Apps

Download the latest version of the free My Disney Experience app to your mobile device and enable location services and notifications so you can easily view and update your plans, make dining reservations, and order food, search the park map, and get real-time wait times for attractions and show times.

The Disney Genie service provides itinerary suggestions and optimal times to access attractions; Genie+ offers faster access via Lightning Lane entrances. The app also gives you access to a Disney MagicMobile pass that lets you use features of MagicBand (a wrist band you can buy), like theme park entry and food purchases.

Download the Play Disney Parks app to tap into interactive adventures throughout Black Spire Outpost. Activate Star Wars: Datapad on the app to translate signs, hack into and interact with droids and devices, scan objects for hidden cargo, and tap into and decrypt transmissions.

Find More Movie Magic

Keep the movie magic going in Kissimmee at Studio Movie Grill at The Promenade at Sunset Walk.