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Disney's Hollywood Studios Guide

Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Florida

Experience the glitz and glamour of old Hollywood show business at Hollywood Studios, one of the parks at Walt Disney World Resort.

Hollywood Studios is zoned into 6 themed areas, which together give the feeling of being on a huge, bustling Hollywood movie set.

Each zone contains fantastic rides and attractions, backstage tours, live actions shows and much more! There’s something for everyone – and it’s all infused with that enchanting Disney magic!

Hollywood Studios Overview

Hollywood Studios is made up of 6 zones:

Hollywood Boulevard

This is the first place you’ll see when you enter the park, with Hollywood-style shops and facades lining the street. Hollywood Boulevard is also where you’ll find the park’s guest services.


Animation Courtyard

Where animation comes to life! Here you can see artwork from the very latest Disney movies, learn first-hand how Disney characters are developed for the big screen and meet Sorcerer Mickey in his own interactive area!

Animation Courtyard

Echo Lake

Hollywood Studios’ very own lagoon, which is surrounded by attractions, restaurants and more. One attraction not to be missed is Star Tours, a Star Wars-themed 3D simulator ride that takes you soaring through outer space - with a few bumps along the way!

Pixar Place

The Disney Pixar characters have escaped, and taken over a section of Disney’s Hollywood Studios! All around you are larger-than-life toys including the much-loved Toy Story gang at Toy Story Midway Mania.

Sunset Boulevard

Home to two of Hollywood Studios’ most popular and adrenaline-charged rides; the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith! This is also a great area to end your evening, with the fabulous fireworks and light show Fantasmic.

Streets of America

This is the “behind the scenes” part of Hollywood Studios, made to represent a real movie backlot. The streets here look a lot like those you might find in San Francisco, Chicago and New York.

Located just off the Streets of America is the dining area Commissary Lane.

Rides - Our Top Picks

These are just some of the most popular rides you’ll find at Hollywood Studios:

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™

Even the most hardened thrill-ride veterans won’t be able to stop themselves screaming in terror as they plummet down this dark elevator shaft! Themed to the classic 1960s television show, you can definitely expect an awesome, stomach-dropping experience!

Height Restrictions: Guests must be 40” tall for this ride.

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Tower of Terror

Rock ‘n Roller Coaster® starring Aerosmith

Feel the wind in your face as you rock and roll your way through the darkened freeways of Los Angeles in a super-stretch limousine, all set to the soundtrack of Aerosmith!

Height Restrictions: Guests must be 48” tall for this ride.

You can use your FASTPASS+ on this ride

Aerosmith ride

Toy Story Midway Mania!

Starring your favourite Toy Story characters! Can you complete all 5 of the virtual 3D carnival-style games? Compete against your family and friends, or try and beat your own top score. Ready, aim, FIRE!

You can use your FASTPASS+ on this ride

Toy Story fun

Attractions - Our Top Picks

Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show

An extreme 33-minute stunt show complete with fast cars, pyrotechnics, squealing tyres and impressive driving skills!

During this high-octane show, you’ll see cars accelerate towards each other, swerving at the very last second. Jet skis fly out of the water, fireballs explode mid-air, motorbikes smash through building windows and lots more!

You can use your FASTPASS+ for this attraction

Backlot stunt show

Walt Disney: One Man's Dream

The story of the man behind it all comes to life at this multimedia gallery exhibit, which was created especially to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Walt Disney’s birth.

Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage

A 25-minute, Broadway-quality musical based on the classic love story of Belle and the Beast, this show is performed in the 1,500-seat “Theatre of the Stars” at Sunset Boulevard. Chock-full of amazing effects, the production includes 5 favourite songs from the movie and is a magical experience for kids and grown-ups of all ages!

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Beauty and the Beast


Disney’s Hollywood Studios has over 20 restaurants, cafes and other eateries - here are our top picks:

Character Dining

Hollywood and Vine (Echo Lake)

Join the Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine for a scrummy American-style buffet with your favourite Disney Junior Characters!

This fun-filled musical meal is the perfect chance to meet the characters away from the theme park crowds and get those special photographs – as well as having a dance with them!

Please note: Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine is only available for breakfast and lunch.

Cafes & Casual Dining

50s Prime Time Café (Echo Lake)

Prepare for a blast from the past at this 50s style diner! Serving up classic old-fashioned American comfort food such as fried chicken, meatloaf and pot roast.

Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano (Streets of America)

Dine on home-style Italian fare full of bold flavours in this colourful Italian eaterie - with a California twist!

Rosie's All-American Café (Sunset Boulevard)

Enjoy American classics like chicken nuggets, Angus cheeseburgers, fries and coleslaw.

Counter Service & Quick Bites

ABC Commissary (Commissary Lane)

Where you’ll find your fast-food favourites… with an international twist!

The menu includes chicken bleu, fish and chips, vegetarian Asian salads and chicken curry, plus American favourites like burgers and chicken nuggets.

Hollywood Scoops (Sunset Boulevard)

Grab a delicious dessert at this ice cream parlour; from hand-dipped ice creams to sundaes and ice cream cookie sandwiches. Sugar- and fat-free options are also available.

Toluca Legs Turkey Co. (Sunset Boulevard)

Tuck into a jumbo turkey drumstick – crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. They’re even big enough to share!

Other Dining

Sci-fi Dine-in Theater Restaurant (Commissary Lane)

A meal at the Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater is like a night at an old American drive-in movie theatre!

Dine under the stars as you enjoy classic American meals such as steak, ribs, burgers, sandwiches and salads from the comfort of your classic car-shaped table or booth.

The Hollywood Brown Derby (Hollywood Boulevard)

Celebrate the Golden Age of Hollywood at this warm, wood-panelled restaurant based on Hollywood’s original Brown Derby Restaurant.

Here you can enjoy seared steaks, great seafood and delicious poultry dishes.

Hollywood Studios Facts

Hollywood Studios Opening Hours

Opening times vary depending on the season, but generally admission starts at 9am and closing can be between 9.30pm and midnight.

If you want to know times for a specific day, we recommend you check with the park before you visit.

Hollywood Studios Parking

Hollywood Studios has a large paid car park. From here you can either walk to the park or board a tram which takes you straight to the entrance.

Tip: If you can't see the walkway from your car, it’s probably better to take the tram.

Parking Prices

  • Car/Motorcycle/: $20 USD
  • Camper/Trailer/RV/Shuttle/Limo: $22 USD
  • Bus/Tractor Trailer: $25 USD

Staying at a Disney World Resort Hotel?

Guests who are staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel can park at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for free! Just make sure you have a valid Key to the World Card or Resort Parking Permit with you when you arrive at the car park.

Make sure you don’t lose your car in the huge car parks!

Once you’ve found a space, make sure you write down your row and lot number on something that won't run if it gets wet.

If you do forget where you’ve parked, let the tram driver know the approximate time you arrived, and they should be able to direct you to the right area.

Directions to Hollywood Studios


351 S. Studio Drive, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, United States

Getting to Hollywood Studios:

The Disney World Resort is in southwest Orlando, west of Florida’s Turnpike off Interstate 4.

For Disney’s Hollywood Studios, take Exit 64 from Interstate 4.

What can I bring into Hollywood Studios?

Food items, such as snacks or food that does not require heating, are allowed to be brought into the Disney World parks. However you must let a Security Cast Member know if you are bringing in any food items when you enter the park       .

Alcohol is not allowed to be brought into the Disney parks.

What to wear to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Casual and comfortable clothes are a must for a day at the Disney parks, as are good walking shoes – you want to have fun, not worry about sore feet!

Rain showers are common in the afternoons, so you may want to bring a waterproof jacket or poncho just in case.

Shoes and shirts must be worn at all times inside the Disney parks.

What am I not allowed to wear at Hollywood Studios?

  • Adults are not allowed to wear costumes or clothes that could represent an actual Disney character
  • Clothes with objectionable material, such as obscene language or images
  • Clothes which are excessively torn
  • Revealing clothes that may be inappropriate for a family environment
  • Objectionable tattoos must be covered at all times
  • No masks

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