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Hollywood Studios

You've officially entered, The Twilight Zone...

Stepping into Hollywood Studios feels like stepping onto a movie set. At any minute, someone could yell, "Lights, camera, action!" and you'd be on the big screen as Hollywood's next big hit! Ok, maybe not quite like that, but it's fun to pretend ;)

I wish we would've had more time here. Toy Story Land opened in the summer of 2018 and we only briefly visited it, to ride the new Slinky Dog roller coaster. Chet read somewhere that if you see one of the Toy Story characters and yell, "Andy's coming!" they are suppose to fall to the ground and play dead. We did spot Woody but by the time we got close enough, he had disappeared. Bummer! This will be on our "to-do list" for the next trip. Watch out, toys!

Hollywood Studios is what I would describe as the "thrill ride" of Disney's parks. Aerosmith's Rock 'n' Roller Coaster launches you out of the gate from 0 to 60mph in less than three seconds! The Hollywood Tower of Terror drops you approximately 200ft at a top speed of 35-40mph. And then there's the Indian Jones stunt show that will also leave you on the edge of your seat! Unfortunately, we were not able to squeeze in the action-packed show on this trip, but I've seen it several times before on previous trips and it is wildly entertaining. We took in a Frozen show instead, this time, and I'm so glad we did! It was also very entertaining, in a different way, with comedy, story-telling & of course - singing! Let it goooooooo!

Take a look....

Dinner at Hollywood & Vine scored us some Mickey & Minnie Mouse hugs!

As mentioned above, the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror caught some of our "best" moments. And another honorable mention to my grandparents! How many 85 & 88 year olds do you know that willingly get on an elevator that's going to drop 10+ stories?!

Our time at Hollywood Studios ended with the Fantasmic night show. It's a little on the dark side, if you ask me. It features many of Disney's villains, as Mickey drifts off into dreamland and has to fight off evil forces. Chet & I both agreed that our boys would need to be old enough to understand what was going on, because it's kinda scary! But it for sure landed in my #2 spot for best night show, right after Magic Kingdom fireworks, duh! ;)

We are no Disney experts but love Disney World SO MUCH and would love to help you figure out a game plan for you & your family when visiting this magical wonderland. Shoot us an email with any questions at

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