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7 Best Things to Do in Hollywood Studios | Easily Explained

In this page we'll go over the best things to do in Hollywood Studios including the areas that you must walk through, can't miss rides, what to do in between rides, and much more.

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Table of Contents

  1. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge
  2. Ride the Fan Favorite Rides
  3. Oga's Cantina
  4. Grab a Snack
  5. Meal by Echo Lake
  6. Frozen Sing-Along Show
  7. Toy Story Land

    1. Explore Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

    Hands down, one of the best parts of the park is Galaxy's Edge. If you're a Star Wars fan, you'll marvel at how much effort was put into this area.

    star wars galaxys edge

    The moment that you step foot in there, it will feel as if you've stepped into another world, and you'll notice every single detail has been thought out, from the floor, to the stores, to the trash cans, the rides, the restroom signs, and even the cast members. 

    Everything is Star wars-themed, and transitions perfectly from one area to another.

    It will genuinely feel as if you're in the actual Star Wars movies.

    This area features amazing rides, shops, restaurants, and gift shops.

    This is a great area to explore, and it is also pretty large in size at 14 acres.

    This provides guests plenty of room to walk around without feeling like it's very crowded.

    2. Ride the Fan Favorite Rides

    Hollywood Studios has some of the best rides that visitors travel from all over the world to experience. Below are some of our favorites.

    Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

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    This isn't your ordinary ride that you hop on, and it's over in under a minute. There's a walk-through portion, a dark ride portion, a simulator portion, and even includes a drop and a lift.

    It's one of the most complex rides that has ever been created, and it is undoubtedly worth the wait.

    The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

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    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 those riding the elevator, along with those in a specific area of the hotel vanished. 

    Guests will be introduced to the famous Twilight Zone.

    Toy Story Mania

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    Imagine playing carnival games in real-time, while spinning on a vehicle, and your scores are tracked the entire time.

    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.

    3. Don't Miss Out on Oga's Cantina

    One of our favorite places at the park, Oga's Cantina is a bar and dining area that you simply have to experience.

    It is a Star Wars-themed bar where guests are able to eat appetizers and drink both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages, while the former pilot of the Starspeeder 3000, is DJ'ing.


    It's one of the few places in all of Disney where alcohol is served, with naturally makes it a very popular location.

    ogas cantina bar

    Additionally, the atmosphere is incredible, as it will feel as if you were in the middle of a light saber battle, and you've stopped by for a quick break in this cave-like bar.

    What it Offers

    • Drinks
    • Cocktails
    • Appetizers
    • Music
    • Booths Around the Perimeter of the Bar

    You can see a full list of their menu items directly on the Disney site.

    4. Grab a Snack

    Hollywood Studios has some of the best snacks in all of Florida, and you absolutely won't want to miss them.

    Our favorite is easily the newly-found Glimmer and Shimmer Funnel cake.

    It is a funnel cake, topped with vanilla ice cream and cookie crumbles. To top it all off, there are sprinkles and a golden cookie as well.

    You can buy this at the Epic Eats restaurant that is located in Echo Lake.

    5. Stop for a Meal by Echo Lake

    50's Primetime Cafe is one of the best sit-down spots at the park. 

    They offer classic American comfort food, while they take you back in time to the 50's through the atmosphere.

    You'll immediately notice the black and white tv's, a "mom", who is expecting for you to leave absolutely no food on your plate, and the friendly staff ready to accommodate your every need.

    Our choice for a can't-miss-meal is the fried chicken with the delicious mashed potatoes, topped with gravy.

    50s primetime cafe

    6. Swing by the Frozen Sing-Along Show

    Ready to take a break from the Florida sun? Head inside the theater and watch the Frozen show!

    frozen sing along hollywood studios

    In this show, you'll be encouraged to sing-along at the top of your lungs as the Royal Historians of Arendelle recount the frosty story of their enchanted kingdom.

    Behind the performers, there will be a giant movie screen that plays throughout the show to enhance the story telling and depict different backgrounds for several scenes.

    7. Visit Toy Story Land

    If you've ever enjoyed any of the Toy Story movies, you'll have to stop by Toy Story Land. 

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    Once you walk in, you'll become a toy-sized guest and be immersed in a interactive environment.

    You can hop aboard the Slinky Dog roller coaster, stop by and meet Woody and Jessie, all while the iconic Toy Story song plays in the background.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What Should You Not Miss at Hollywood Studios?

    Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is something that you absolutely can't miss. Even if you're not a Star Wars fan, you'll be amazed at the space-like atmosphere that this area provides, along with the amazing rides.

    Is it Worth it to go to Hollywood Studios?

    It is absolutely worth it to go to Hollywood Studios. There are plenty of rides that can satisfy thrill seekers, as well as calmer rides for the little ones. From Galaxy's Edge, to Toy Story land, to Sunset Boulevard, there is something that everyone can enjoy. Additionally, it's one of the most popular parks in Orlando, so others feel the same way.

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