Need a Hollywood Studios Bucket List to make sure you don’t miss anything? There are so many changes at Hollywood Studios right now that it’s important to take stock of where you’ve been so you can figure out where you need to go! We’ve heard about the 11 acres set aside for Toy Story Land and with Star Wars Land in full construction mode, we’re adamant about making sure we get out fill of the stuff that’s still open.
Here is our list of things for any of you out there who are taking that once in a lifetime trip to Walt Disney World or aren’t planning to return annually. These are our best sure bets!
Until Star Wars arrived, Hollywood Studios was considered a half day park, in that you didn’t really need too much time there because there really wasn’t anything that great. Times have changed. Hollywood Studios is upping the ante with just about everything. The introduction of Storm Trooper Parades, a Star Wars Fireworks Show and a new Fantasmic has Hollywood Studios back on the full-day-needed list. You’re also going to want to stop over and get a last glance at some of the things that may be replaced in the near future, The Great Movie Ride is being replaced by Mickey’s Runaway Railway, the Rock N Roller Coaster is slated for a Marvel refurbishment and more is on the way. Whatever your goals for this park check out our list and see if we missed anything. This is one that will definitely be growing in the next couple of years and no doubt look entirely different on the other side of 2021. Get ready for the changes!
Hollywood Studios Transportation
If Driving: Just Park! You can grab a tram up to the main entrance to save on walking. If you’re visiting in 2019 keep an eye on Star Wars Land opening dates. This will surely keep the park bustling. If you want to arrive early, the parking lot usually opens 1.5 hours before the park opens. Check the My Disney Experience App for park hours.
From the Monorail: If you take the monorail to Epcot, you can walk to the Boardwalk in the World Showcase and take the Path near the Swan Dolphin Hotels to Hollywood Studios. No direct access to HS from the monorail.
From the Boat: Access the ferry at the Boardwalk to get to Hollywood Studios by boat
By Bus: From any resort or Disney Springs you can grab a bus to Hollywood Studios
Hollywood Studios Park Areas
(FP) means you’ll need to fast pass this ride or attraction because lines could be long. You can read up on how Fast Passes work here. (TS)= Table Service, Reservations Recommended,(QS)= Quick Service, Walk Up Counter, No Reservations Needed (S)= Snack
▢Mickeys of Hollywood Shopping
▢Mickey’s Runaway Railway- Rumored opening late 2018
▢Trolley Car Cafe
▢ Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
▢ Star Tours (FP)
▢ Tatooine Traders Shop
▢ 50’s Prime Time Café
▢Hollywood and Vine
▢Min and Bills Dockside Diner
Muppets Courtyard & Commissary Lane
▢ Muppet Vision 3-D
▢ ABC Commissary
▢ Sci-Fi Dine in Theater Restaurant
Photo Op: Tatooine Wall
▢Baseline Tap House
Pixar Place & Animation Courtyard
▢ Toy Story Mania
▢ Star Wars Launch Bay
Toy Story Land Opening summer 2018
▢ Slinky Dog Dash Roller Coaster
▢ Alien Swirling Saucers
▢Woody’s Lunch Box
▢ Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage
▢ Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
▢ Rock N’Roller Coaster Upcoming refurbishment to Marvel Roller Coaster announced 2/12/2018
▢ Starring Rolls Cafe
Shows, Festivals and Parades
▢ Star Wars: A Galaxy Far Away
▢ Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
▢ March of the Storm Troopers
Click on the Bucket List pic below to Download the PDF checklist. You can save and print or save to your ibooks app for easy booking references when your 180 day ADR dining reservations or fast passes come open.