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10 Things Families Love at Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios is a great park for families of all ages and sizes to attend. There are amazing things that families can do from attractions to dining. These are just some of the things that families love at Hollywood Studios:

10. The Great Movie Ride

One of the most relaxing rides in Hollywood Studios is the Great Movie Ride which showcases different movies throughout the ages. This ride combines live-action with audio-animatronic characters, and it’s both relaxing and fun for everyone in the family. This ride is an old one, but it’s a favorite among families who visit Hollywood Studios.

9. Rock N’ Rollercoaster

Though not necessarily a favorite among families with smaller kids, this ride is perfect for families with big kids, preteens, and teens. The Rock N’ Rollercoaster takes you on a trip in Hollywood going from 0 to 60 mph in less than a minute in a stretch limo while jamming to the music of Aerosmith. This ride is a family favorite, and any rollercoaster lover in your family will adore this ride. You might want to make sure that you and your family grab fastpasses for this one, though, because it can be a long wait!

8. The Live Shows

Hollywood Studios features two different Broadway-style shows: Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage and The Voyage of the Little Mermaid. These shows are favorites among families for multiple reasons: the kids love them and the adults get to take a break. While watching these shows, not only are your kids entertained, but you get to sit back, relax, and watch a light-hearted musical for 15 minutes.

7. The Character Meet N’ Greets

There are some characters that you can only meet in Hollywood Studios, and some that are more commonly found in Hollywood Studios. Not only can you meet the traditional Mickey and Friends, but you can meet Mike and Sulley, Chewbacca, Kylo Ren, Sorcerer Mickey, and Buzz and Woody. Families love having the opportunity to meet all of these awesome characters, and who could blame them? They’re all awesome!

6. Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!

This show is favorite amongst families due to the incredible stunts, action, and adventure the audience is taken on. Not only is this fun for kids, but teens and adults will love watching this stunt show. You’ll get to see a basic overview of what goes in to filming an action movie with intense stunts and fighting, which makes it an adventure for everyone in the family.

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

This 30 minute show is meant to be enjoyed by families and frozen-lovers alike. This show is incredibly fun for the family, especially if there’s a little princess in your life. You get to sit in a big theatre and watch the story of Frozen being retold through music and fun. Everyone in the audience gets to sing along to iconic songs like “Let it Go”, and is a great experience for everyone in the theatre.

4. The Sci-Fi Dine In Theatre

One of the coolest restaurants in Walt Disney World, the Sci-Fi Dine in Theatre is perfect for families of all ages. You can step in to a blast from the past and find yourself at a Drive-In Movie themed restaurant. You and your family will sit in 1950s car shaped booths and eat delicious burgers, cheesecake, milkshakes, and more! This restaurant is a hit with families, so you’ll probably need to make reservations before you set foot in the park.

3. Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular

New to Hollywood Studios, this Star Wars themed fireworks show is already a huge hit among families. Illuminating the skies every night, people find this to be one of the most incredible fireworks show to have come to Walt Disney World. This is an excellent way to end the day with your family: seeing bright colors fly in the sky to the sounds of beautiful Star Wars music is a great experience for every family.

2. Star Tours

Another fan-favorite is Star Tours, an immersive ride that takes you through a galaxy far far away. It’s such an amazing experience for all families. You get to sit in a Starspeeder 1000 and fly on a different mission each time. Whether you confront Darth Vader of Boba Fett is all up to chance, and it’s an amazing experience for all families.

1. Toy Story Midway Mania!

The number one family favorite ride at Hollywood Studios is without a doubt Toy Story Midway Mania. This fun ride is an amazing experience for all family members. You and one other person ride in an awesome car, shooting targets in a 4-D experience. With your friends like Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and all your friends from Toy Story. This is fun for all ages, which makes it a great family filled experience.

Hollywood Studios is full of great family fun. Not only should you and your family do these things to make your trip enjoyable, but research as much as you can about Hollywood Studios to tailor it to your family!

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Chloe is a double major in Theatre and Editing, Writing & Media in Tallahassee, FL who has almost no free-time, but often spends her busy days dreaming of the day when she can run away to Walt Disney World. Since she was little, she has begged her parents for another Disney trip, often creating PowerPoint presentations to convince her parents to go. One day, she hopes to graduate from school and move to Orlando, get married in the Magic Kingdom, and work her life away sewing costumes or writing for Walt Disney World. Right now, though. She plans on taking her friends to Disney who, as she learned a week ago, has never been.

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