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8 Tips & Tricks for Keeping Cool in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Guests who spend time in Walt Disney World love to explore the four theme parks enjoying unique attractions, entertainment, dining, and shopping. Of the four theme parks, many guests love to spend plenty of time in Disney’s Hollywood Studios where the glitz and glamour of Hollywood bring the movies and television to life. Guests who spend time in the park can enjoy starring in their very own Hollywood adventures in unique and thrilling experiences. While guests love to spend time in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the park can sometimes become very hot on days with high temperatures, high humidity, and the hot Central Florida sun. On hot days, guests don’t need to leave Disney’s Hollywood Studios to return to a Disney Resort to cool off. Instead, they can follow a few simple tips and tricks designed to help them keep cool in the park. From enjoying indoor attractions to stopping to dining in a full-service location, there are plenty of ways to cool off in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Here are eight tips and tricks for keeping cool in Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World.





 

8 – Enjoy a Table Service Meal

A great way to keep cool in any of the four Walt Disney World theme parks is to stop and enjoy a full-service meal. By stopping to sit down in air conditioning for a period of time, guests can refuel and feel refreshed and ready to continue exploring the parks at the end of their meals. Disney’s Hollywood Studios offers some great choices for dining such as Hollywood & Vine, The Hollywood Brown Derby, 50’s Prime-time Diner, and Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater.

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

Fans of the mega-hit Disney animated film Frozen will love heading over to the Echo Lake section of Disney’s Hollywood Studios to enjoy a showing of For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration. The show features favorite characters like Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and Kristoff as they recreate iconic moments from the film while belting out popular songs like “Let It Go” and “Love Is An Open Door.” For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration is very popular, so guests should consult a times guide for show times and be sure to line up early. This 30-minute show is a great way to cool off in an air-conditioned theater while enjoying a very entertaining show.

6 – Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, this attraction is temporarily suspended. 

One show in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a favorite of many guests as it retells the classic Disney animated film The Little Mermaid. The Voyage of the Little Mermaid brings Ariel’s story to life through live-action, animation, water effects, special effects, animatronics, black lights, and puppets for a performance that is totally unforgettable. Guests can enjoy each showing of the Voyage of the Little Mermaid in a comfortably air-conditioned theater, making it a great way to cool off in the park.

Voyage of the Little Mermaid

5 – Toy Story Mania

One of the most popular attractions in Walt Disney World can be found in the Toy Story Land section of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Toy Story Mania invites guests to magically shrink down to the size of toys and compete in a series of 3D midway games hosted by Woody, Buzz, and the Toy Story gang. Guests love to compete against each other to see who can get the high score and these whimsical games are fun for all ages. Since Toy Story Mania is so popular with guests, it tends to have long wait times on busy days in the park, making the indoor queue a great place to escape the heat for a little while. It’s also the only indoor attraction in Toy Story Land.

4 – The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Sunset Boulevard in Disney’s Hollywood Studios features the ominous Hollywood Tower Hotel looming at the end, beckoning guests in with the sound of screams. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror invites guests into the abandoned hotel where five guests mysteriously disappeared many years ago. Guests soon find themselves strapped into a service elevator and headed for a similar fate as stars in their very own episodes of The Twilight Zone. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is a great attraction to visit to keep cool in Disney’s Hollywood Studios as the preshow area, attraction, and part of the queue are all indoors.





 

3 – The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

Located right next door to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is another thrilling attraction that is mostly housed indoors. The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith invites guests into G Force Records where the band is hard at work recording their next big hit. Guests find themselves invited to a concert across town and are soon strapped into super stretch limos rocketing through the neon lights of downtown. The Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster is a great option to stay cool in Disney’s Hollywood Studios as the attraction, preshow, and large portion of the queue are housed indoors in air conditioning.

2 – Star Wars Launch Bay

Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, Star Wars Launch Bay is a “relaxation station.” While you can still explore the area, character greetings are temporarily suspended. 

Disney’s Hollywood Studios the home of all things Star Wars. Star Wars fans who are looking to enjoy even more magic from the films and plenty of air conditioning can head over to the Star Wars Launch Bay in Disney’s Hollywood Studios to enjoy an exhibit featuring props, costumes, artwork, and models from the popular films. some brand new meet and greets which offer up-close encounters with characters from the film series. Encounter Kylo Ren at Star Wars Launch Bay offers guests the chance to decide whether they want to go to the dark side or stay strong and stick with the Resistance and meet Chewbacca. in an intense meet and greet that is sure to thrill guests. With plenty of items to look at, the Star Wars Launch Bay is sure to be a favorite of many guests as a place to cool off in Hollywood Studios!

Kylo Ren

1 – Enjoy Millenium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Guests looking for Star Wars adventures will want to head to Millenium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run. The attraction combines immersive storytelling with interactive gameplay to make guests the protagonists of their own Star Wars adventures in a way never before undertaken by Disney Parks. Lovingly described at various times as a “piece of junk” or “bucket of bolts,” the Millennium Falcon is the most famous of all Star Wars starships. On Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, guests 38 inches or taller climb aboard the Falcon in all her ramshackle glory and settle into the cockpit to operate “the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy.” They could just discover the ship has a few surprises left in her, because the Millennium Falcon may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts. Best of all, most of the queue and the attraction itself is inside offering a nice break in air conditioning.



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About Caitlin Corsello

Caitlin Corsello is a huge fan of Walt Disney World and has been visiting yearly since she was an infant. With many trips under her belt, she loves to take her time in the parks and discover lots of small details and secrets in between attractions. When not learning about the history of Walt Disney World, Caitlin loves to eat and drink at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, sip on a Lapu Lapu at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, and stroll through the streets of Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort. In between trips, Caitlin resides in New York working as a Teaching Assistant in a Pre-K classroom.