Hollywood Studios Must-Do's

5 Must-Do’s at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

If you are planning a trip to Walt Disney World this year, I bet you have plans to visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios – with the addition of Galaxy’s Edge it’s become a VERY popular park.

If you do decide to go, be sure to check out these 5 Must-Do’s at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to ensure you have a great day!

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The Top Must-Do Rides

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has some of the most exciting rides at Walt Disney World, so rides are definitely top of the list at this park!

1. Rock N Roller Coaster

Rock N Roller Coaster If you like roller coasters, be sure not to miss this one! With a fast takeoff (0 to 60 in no time) into a loop, you’ll get an immediate rush!

The roller coaster is in the dark which makes it even better, and if you like Aerosmith, you’ll love the tunes playing while you ride.

We’ve got some amazing photos of the kids on this ride through the years – their faces are priceless!

Insider tip: the front row is the BEST place for this ride – the signs will pop up in front of your face! Just ask the cast member when you get to the front of the line if you can wait for the front row and if it’s not too long of a wait, they will guide you off to the side to wait.

Rockin Roller Coaster at Disney's Hollywood Studios is a must-do

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2. Tower of Terror

Tower of Terror Not only is this a terrific drop ride, but the storyline is also fun too. The theming of this ride is wonderful – you enter the old Hollywood Hotel and find yourself in the Twilight Zone. Before you know it, you’ll free-falling in an elevator shaft.

And what makes it really fun is each ride is different – you don’t know how far or how often you will fall!

Tower of Terror at Disney's Hollywood Studios is a must-do

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The Top Must-Do Land

Galaxy’s Edge is a must-do for sure when visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Even if you aren’t a Star Wars fan (gasp), you can’t help but appreciate the incredible details Disney put into this section of the park.

3. Spend time in Galaxy’s Edge

The Rise of the Resistance is a fantastic ride – unlike anything Disney has done before, and the Millenium Falcom is also pretty darn fun. The lines are terrible, so it makes sense to purchase an individual lightning lane for Rise of the Resistance from My Disney Experience right at 7:00 AM the day you plan on entering this park.

Luckily, in addition to the rides, be sure to spend some time talking to cast members and actors (they stay in character) and definitely grab a drink at Oga’s Cantina!

Don't miss Galaxy's Edge when you visit Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Insider Tip: You’ll want to get a dining reservation at Oga’s Cantina as soon as possible – and if you don’t get one, keep checking. Sometimes you’ll get lucky and there will be a cancellation. We’ve managed to get a reservation for every trip just by checking on the app several times a week for cancellations and/or using MouseDining.

A Few More Must-Do’s

Aside from the rides and Galaxy’s Edge, there are a lot of other great ways to enjoy Hollywood Studios. A few more recommendations …

3. Take a lounge break

Take a break from the action and grab a drink and a snack at either BaseLine Taphouse or The Brown Derby Lounge. Both of these lounges offer delicious drinks and fun snacks. They are also both outside, so they are perfect for people-watching.

We’ve been known to take a quick break while the kids ride Rock N Roller Coaster one more time … it’s a fun tradition now that they are older and can ride it alone.

A lovely snack at Baseline Taproom at Disney's Hollywood Studios!

5. Have fun at the shows

Participate in the shows. There used to be several shows that you could participate in at Hollywood Studios (and we managed to do them all!), but right now participation seems to be limited to singing along at Frozen Ever After – which is still fun!

If and when they ask for volunteers in the future – raise your hand! It’s a ton of fun to get up on the stage and be a part of the action. Your kids will be a little embarrassed, but they will also LOVE it. Plus, it makes for great photo ops and family memories.

Indiana Jones Stunt Spectactular at Disney's Hollywood Studios
Yep, that’s me in the middle (pre-COVID days of course)

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Visiting Walt Disney World and heading to Hollywood Studios? It can be a busy park, so when you plan your day, make sure you include these 5 must-do's. Cover these and you'll have a great day!!! #disney #disneyvacation
Visiting Walt Disney World and heading to Hollywood Studios? It can be a busy park, so when you plan your day, make sure you include these 5 must-do's. Cover these and you'll have a great day!!! #disney #disneyvacation

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  1. Oh! Disney’s Hollywood Studios looks like so much fun! I would love that drop ride, Tower of Terror. We have a ride here in Denver called Tower of Doom that is similar, and I love the rush! Having the Twilight Zone theme would just make the ride even more amazing! So cool!

    1. Sounds fun! What’s so cool about ToT is that it’s not JUST a drop ride – there’s a lot of extra theming to it also.

  2. Love Hollywood Studios and the only must-do that I’ve yet to do is Galaxy’s Edge. Love the Rock n Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror especially!

    1. It’s my daughter’s all-time favorite ride. We almost always do it first and ask for the front row – great way to start the day!

    1. It’s fun! Overall, the food is good at Hollywood Studios – not my favorite park for food, but there are a few standouts.

  3. I have a love-hate relationship with the Tower of Terror! LOL I am terrified of heights but went on it for my kids. I ended up liking it … a little lol

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