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5 Best Rides at Hollywood Studios For Adults | Easily Explained

Hollywood Studios is one of the best Disney parks for adults for so many reasons.

In this guide we will list out the best rides at Hollywood Studios for adults, how each one is unique, and actual (point of view) videos of the rides.

Best Hollywood Studios Rides For Adults

Table of Contents

  1. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
  2. Tower of Terror
  3. Toy Story Mania
  4. Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run
  5. Rock 'N' Roller Coaster

1. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Hands down the most popular ride at the park, and for good reason. 

This isn't your ordinary ride that you hop on, and it's over in under a minute.

It's a complex ride that includes a walk-through portion, a dark ride portion, a simulator portion, and even includes a drop and a lift.

The cast members are even dressed up, and immediately spring to action in order to transition you into the next portion of the ride. It's a full experience.

You'll initially be taken captive by a First Order Star Destroyer, until a team of Resistance fighters intervene and try to help you escape.

In this journey you'll experience the escape pod, avoiding storm trooper shots, and even see the battle going on outside in space.

You don't have to be a Star Wars fan to have a ton of fun on this ride, but if you are, you'll just have a better appreciation for the effort that was put into the details of this ride.


18 minutes.

star wars rise of the resistance

Fun Facts

It is a trackless dark ride, it uses audio-animatronics, and projection mapping.

Rise of the Resistance is easily one of the most advanced attractions ever made.

2. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

If you've been anywhere near the Sunset Boulevard area of the park, you'll immediately hear the screams coming from the Tower of Terror.

We've been riding this ride for 20+ years, and despite knowing what's coming, it is still just as scary as the first time.

This is one of the classics in the park, a free fall drop ride, that will give you plenty of thrills.

The story behind this ride is that the hotel was struck by lightning in 1939, and the guests that were riding the elevator mysteriously vanished.

Unfortunately for you, you're now riding in the same elevator.

Guests will be introduced to the famous 'Twilight Zone'.


3 minutes 34 seconds. 

Fun Facts

Prior to entering the ride, as you begin to enter the vicinity, you'll notice the overgrown gardens, collection of book and antiques.

tower of terror antique

This ride does a great job of giving guests the feeling that the hotel was truly 'stuck in time'.

3. Toy Story Mania

Just because you became an adult, doesn't mean that you can't go have fun, especially if you grew up with the Toy Story franchise.

Imagine playing carnival games, while spinning on a vehicle, and testing your aim in real-time.

That's essentially what the ultra popular Toy Story mania is, and of course it's themed towards Toy Story.

Riders will put on their 3D glasses, and play 6 different mini-games throughout the ride, and each mini game will test the skill of the riders.

Whether you're an adult or a kid, it's the most fun as you compete for bragging rights against the person sitting next to you.


5-6 minutes.

toy story mania

Fun Facts

Toy Story Mania replaced Who Wants to be a Millionaire - Play It.

4. Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run

The Millennium Falcon ride is one of the most unique rides that you'll ever ride.

This is a ride that you absolutely want to ride with friends/family if you can.

millennium falcon smugglers run

Rather than your traditional ride where you just sit down, and the ride begins.. The ride splits the 6 riders into 3 different roles.

  • Front Row - Pilots
  • Second Row - Gunners
  • Third Row - Engineers

All three rows have to work together throughout the ride which leads to hilarious chaos during the adventure.


5 minutes.

Fun Facts

This is the most fun ride to ride at the park with a group that you know.

5. Rock 'N' Roller Coaster

This ride begins by launching riders from 0-57 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds..

Yeah, that sets the tone for the rest of the ride.

One of the coolest parts of this ride is that you'll be able to watch other riders fly into a tunnel filled with darkness, while you are waiting in line.

Riders will experience a serpent roll, a corkscrew, and 3 inversions.

Also, it happens to be a dark ride as well! Riders will travel through 3,000+ ft of high speeds, and sharp turns.


1 minute 22 seconds.

rock n roller coaster

Fun Facts

As part of the pre-show experience, guests are asked to wait outside the doors of Studio C. Different musical instruments can be heard being played in Studio B during a rehearsal. As guests enter Studio C, Aerosmith is working on an instrumental recording of Walk this Way, with a sound engineer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Disney Hollywood Studios Fun for Adults?

Hollywood Studios is absolutely fun for adults, and is typically the in the conversation for favorite park of visiting adults. Between Hollywood & Sunset Boulevard, along with the new Star Wars area & the Oga's Cantina bar, there's so much that adults can do in a day.

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