Disney's Hollywood Studios
Lake Buena Vista FL 32830
- Mon: 9am-9pm
- Tue: 8am-10:30pm
- Wed: 8am-10:30pm
- Thu: 8am-10:30pm
- Fri: 8am-10:30pm
- Sat: 8am-10:30pm
- Sun: 9am-10pm
Disney's Hollywood Studios is located inside the Walt Disney World Resort and focuses on Hollywood's Golden Age. The theme park offers movie set adventures, live-action stage shows, interactive exhibits and multiple rides. Visitors can learn more about show business while experiencing live entertainment.
Three must‐see attractions at Disney's Hollywood Studios
One of the most popular attractions at Disney's Hollywood Studios is the Toy Story Midway Mania that features a fun screen-based shooter game. Star Tours - The Adventures Continue is another popular attraction and includes a ride with motion-simulated flights. You also do not want miss the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Show Spectacular that features live stunts and recreated movie scenes.
Where to stay near Disney's Hollywood Studios
Walt Disney World Resort has on-site hotels with prices ranging from $100 to $500 a night. If you do not have a car and do not plan on renting one, then you may want to stay at an on-site hotel because the other hotel options are far away and will make visiting the theme park a challenge. If transportation is not an issue, then you may want to stay at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek, which is one of the closest hotels to the theme park, and offers shuttle services to Disney's Hollywood Studios.
Best and worst time to go to Disney's Hollywood Studios
One of the worst times to visit Disney's Hollywood Studios is during days with Extra Magic Hours because of the crowds. One of the best times to visit is early in the morning during the school year, and colder months such as September and October have smaller crowds.
Discounts at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Florida residents can take advantage of special discounts on tickets, but they must show proof of their residency. If you are attending a convention in the city, then you can get a discount in the range of 10 percent. In addition, Walt Disney World Resort has special offers and discounts that change throughout the year but generally include savings for passholders.
Food at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney's Hollywood Studios has multiple restaurants, carts and cafes. The food options vary from Mickey pretzels with cheese sauce to vegetarian minestrone soup with pasta. The prices range from $5 to $40 per item, and you can find Italian, Asian and American cuisine. The Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant offers some of the best food and service at the theme park, and it copies old Hollywood glamour.
Parking at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Parking fees are in the $15 to $20 range at the theme park. If you are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, then parking is free at all Disney theme parks. Parking is also free for visitors who have an annual pass.
Transportation alternatives at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Public transportation to Disney's Hollywood Studios is limited, but there are LYNX bus service routes. However, if you are staying at a Disney Resort hotel, then you can use the free buses and boats to visit the theme park.
Author's bio: Lana Bandoim is a freelance writer and editor who lives in Indianapolis. Her work has been published on websites ranging from Examiner to Technorati.