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Hollywood Studios from A-Z

Alright, Hollywood Studios fans – this one is for you! Here’s a rundown of Hollywood Studios from A-Z. Let’s see if your favorite part about Hollywood Studios lands a spot!


A – Aerosmith’s Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster

Get ready to rock and roll with Aerosmith at a 60 mph start into rollover loops and corkscrew, all while cruising along in a super-stretch limo with a 125-speaker, 24 sub-woofer, 32,000-watt audio system. This coaster will leave you a bit dazed but once you get your feet back on the ground, you’ll be ready to get back in line for a second ride!

B – Batuu

At Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, guests are transported to the remote planet Batuu. It is a far-flung destination along the galaxy’s Outer Rim, on the frontier of Wild Space – the uncharted region beyond all known star systems. The planet is home to Black Spire Outpost, an infamous port for smugglers, traders, and adventurers wishing to avoid any unnecessary … entanglements with the First Order.

C – Chewbacca in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

A legendary Wookiee warrior and Han Solo’s co-pilot aboard the Millennium Falcon, Chewbacca (“Chewie,” for short) came to Batuu aboard the damaged Falcon. He needs special parts to fix his ship and the Resistance needs fresh supplies, so Chewie made a deal to loan Hondo Ohnaka the Millennium Falcon for a few smuggling runs in exchange for the items he desperately needs.

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D – Disney Junior Dance Party!

Singing, dancing, and playing with puppets, your kiddos will be thanking you for taking them to this fun show. Plus, just outside of the stage show, you’ll get to meet with some of Disney Junior’s most beloved characters like Mickey Mouse, Timon, Vampirina, and Doc McStuffins.

E – Echo Lake

Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular and Jedi Training are temporarily unavailable. 

Echo Lake is a classic area within Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Here you’ll find Mickey Shorts Theater, Frozen Sing-Along, Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular, and Jedi Training: Trails of the Temple. Dining options include 50’s Prime Time Café, Hollywood and Vine, Backlot Express, Min and Bills Dockside Diner, and Oasis Canteen. 

F – Fantasmic!

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

30-minutes of live-action, fireworks, water images, characters, music, and an inspirational plot about dreams coming true lands Fantasmic as one of our absolute favorite parts about Hollywood Studios.

G – Galaxy’s Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the largest and most technologically advanced single-themed land expansion ever in a Disney park. The 14-acre land transports guests to the remote planet of Batuu, full of unique sights, sounds, smells and tastes. Guests become part of their own Star Wars stories as they experience galactic food and beverages, such as iconic Blue Milk and Green Milk. They can craft their own lightsabers or build their own droids in immersive, interactive retail experiences. They can explore an intriguing collection of merchant shops and may even come across iconic Star Wars characters.


H – Hollywood Brown Derby

Pull up a chair for some signature dining at the Hollywood Brown Derby. This American cuisine and star-studded atmosphere will have you feeling as if you’ve landed in the Golden Age of Tinseltown!

I – Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular

Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular is temporarily suspended. 

First opening in 1989, Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular has been a favorite for many for over 25 years now! Live-action and stunts – stuff being blown up – who wouldn’t love this show? If you have always wanted to experience this entertainment now is the time, as time can only tell how long this production will remain open.

J – Jedi Training Academy

Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, Jedi Training Academy is temporarily suspended. 

As soon as the park opens, take your young one (ages 4-12) for a free Jedi Training in which they will have the opportunity to fight Darth Vader or Kylo Ren! Is the force strong with your little Jedi?

K – Kylo Ren

Encounter Kylo Ren in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! The Supreme Leader of the First Order strikes fear in the hearts of his foes with his imposing mask, long dark robe, iconic hilted red lightsaber and notoriously violent temper. As a highly trained, Force-sensitive warrior, Kylo Ren is determined to root out the Resistance and travels to Batuu to search for and destroy any traces he can find.

L – Lunch Box Tarts

Woody’s Lunch Box is a very popular quick-service restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Woody’s Lunch Box serves tasty meals and old-fashioned soda floats from a walk-up window in a setting surrounded by Andy’s favorite toys and a giant vintage thermos. Make sure you get the Lunch Box Tarts-available in raspberry and chocolate-hazelnut flavors. Although they are sort of like Pop Tarts in design, these Disney treats are so delicious they blow away a regular Pop-Tart. They were our favorite item on the menu!


M – Midway Mania!

One of the all-time most fun and unique attractions at Disney has to be Toy Story Midway Mania! Ride along on an adventure as a toy in this 4D attraction where you shoot at targets and collect points. We can’t wait to see this attraction expand!

N – Num Num Cookies

Looking for a tasty treat? Head over to the Marketplace kiosk near Pixar Place for the best chocolate chip cookie you could imagine! Num Num Cookies are thick and tasty. You won’t want to share, Darling!

O – Olaf

Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, character greetings are temporarily suspended. 

Olaf is on his way to Hollywood Studios and is available for warm hugs! Olaf is celebrating summer and will greet you from the beach. It’s a great meet and greet, you don’t want to miss it!

P – Pluto and the Picnic Basket

In the story of Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Mickey and Minnie set off on a journey to find the best spot for a romantic picnic, taking their little red convertible for a drive through Runnamuck Park. Little do they know Pluto has accidentally stowed away in the trunk of their car, so when the roadster hits a bump and the dutiful dog flies out … mayhem ensues. It’s at this point Disney magic brings guests through the movie screen and into the cartoon world, where they join Engineer Goofy on a train ride on the Runnamuck Railroad, following Mickey and Minnie through the park on their quest for that perfect picnic. It’s up to Mickey and Minnie to keep guests out of trouble, all while poor Pluto tries to catch up and bring them their picnic basket!

Q – Quiet! Don’t Share the Location of the Secret Base!

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance sets a new standard for what a Disney theme park experience can be, as guests become heroes of the Resistance in a climactic battle with the First Order. In one of the most immersive, ambitious, and technologically advanced attractions ever created for a Disney park, guests launch into space aboard a transport shuttle, only to be captured by a Star Destroyer and pursued by Supreme Leader Kylo Ren as they frantically search for a way to escape the clutches of the First Order. Kylo is trying to get you to spill the beans on the location of the Rebel Base! So be quiet and don’t share!


R – Runaway Railway

Mickey and Minnie are starring in their own attraction and we can’t get enough! In this bold and innovative new family adventure, guests go through the movie screen inside the park’s re-creation of the Chinese Theatre and into the whimsical world of Disney Television Animation’s Emmy Award-winning “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts. There they discover why “mouse rules apply” and anything can – and does – happen! With an original “Mickey Mouse” story by Walt Disney Imagineering featuring the new song “Nothing Can Stop Us Now,” Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is a celebration of Disney heritage and a showcase for state-of- the-art storytelling and attraction design.

S – Slinky Dog Dash

The main attraction in Toy Story Land is Slinky Dog Dash. The attraction is a family-friendly thrill ride around Andy’s backyard. In each 18-passenger coaster train, riders zip around and above Toy Story Land, catching great vistas of all the new land has to offer. In a first for a Disney coaster, Slinky Dog Dash features a second launch at its midpoint as riders experience cool sound effects and spinning lights, darting through a series of rings. You’ll actually be pulled back, just like you would pull a toy car back before you dash forward on your way to the attraction’s finale featuring Wheezy, the squeaky penguin from the Toy Story films.

T – Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

It doesn’t matter if you are a hold on tight or stick your hands up in the air type of person when it comes to this attraction. Either way, this Tower of Terror elevator will take your breath away as you plummet 13 floors then back up and down again!

U – Ursula

Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, Voyage of the Little Mermaid is temporarily unavailable.

See Ursula sing her heart out with “Poor Unfortunate Souls” as she takes Ariel’s voice away in Voyage of the Little Mermaid show. This 17-minute live show truly brings Disney’s animated Little Mermaid to life.

V – ‘Vacation Fun’ at Mickey Shorts Theater

The newly reimagined Mickey Shorts Theater features a one-of-a-kind animated short featuring Mickey and Minnie, “Vacation Fun,” celebrating those true originals’ favorite vacation memories, plus a few new adventures. “Vacation Fun” is exclusive to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and includes new animation as well as clips from favorite “Mickey Mouse” cartoon shorts. After the show, guests can make even more memories by stepping into life-sized versions of beloved animated “Mickey Mouse” shorts, where they can pose for photos with family and friends.

The reimagined Mickey Shorts Theater in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The venue features “Vacation Fun,” a new “Mickey Mouse” cartoon celebrating favorite vacation memories of Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse. Credit: Disney/Kent Phillips.

W – Woody, Jessie, and Buzz

Editor’s Note: During the phased reopening of Walt Disney World, character greetings are temporarily suspended. However, you’ll see Pixar Pals in a character cavalcade throughout the day. 

You’ve got a friend in me! Check out Woody and Jessie who are available together for a meet and greet outside of Toy Story Mania. You’ll also find Buzz in front of Slinky Dog Dash ready for out-of-this-world photos!

X – eXploding Volcano 

In Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway guests are ushered inside the theater for the premiere of a new “Mickey Mouse” cartoon short, “Perfect Picnic,” written by Walt Disney Imagineering and produced by Disney Television Animation. When everything seems to go wrong guests encounter many different scenes of Mickey and Minnie trying to help out guests on their train ride. In one of those scenes, guests will escape an exploding volcano (among other near-disasters!).

Y – Young at Heart

While Hollywood Studios is known for some of their thrilling attractions such as Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror – you’ll enjoy the ability to laugh out loud with street performers/entertainers that remind you of simpler times with silly moments and shows that are fun for all those young at heart.

Z – Zeal for a Rise of the Resistance Boarding Pass

Unlike any attraction at Walt Disney World, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance draws guests into a sprawling Star Wars narrative that blurs the lines between fantasy and reality, as jaw-dropping sights brimming with vivid detail create surprises around every turn. But you simply cannot get in line for this attraction! You must obtain a boarding pass and join the Virtual Queue to ride the attraction. Passes are snatched up in just a few seconds, leaving many guests disappointed. Learn more about obtaining a boarding pass by clicking here.

We’ve covered Hollywood Studios from A-Z! Which letter is your favorite?

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Mike & Jamie Sylvester

We are Disney nerds. Two kids at heart who love the magic and the memories of Walt Disney World! We follow all things Disney and have great experiences with being Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club Members, and RunDisney participants. We enjoy the vacations, day trips, weekend getaways and geek out over the planning of such events. From lodging to dining to Fastpasses we have a spreadsheet for every occasion. Mike’s frivolous Disney goal is to acquire as many MagicBands as possible while Jamie’s goal is to experience as many Disney desserts as possible. Usually there isn’t a day that passes without some discussion of the master plan of our next trip to the happiest place on earth. Most people think we’re normal – until they travel to Disney with us. We have been married for 13 years and are blessed with two children - our 8-year-old daughter and soon to be 2-year-old son. As a family we thoroughly enjoy the magic and the memories at Walt Disney World and are here to help others experience the magic as well.
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