Guide to Disney’s Hollywood Studios 2024


Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a theme park celebrating filmmaking and films like Star Wars, Toy Story, and Indiana Jones. It is one of the most popular parks because it has some of the newest and most exciting attractions at Disney World.

Hollywood Studios honors the legacy of filmmaking in Hollywood with attractions like Twilight Zone’s Tower of Terror and Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular. In recent years, the Disney Imagineers have added immersive lands like Toy Story Land and Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, making this park a fan favorite.

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Getting to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

There are several ways to get to Disney’s Hollywood Studios based on where you are staying.

Taking a Bus to Hollywood Studios

Most of the Walt Disney World resorts offer bus services to Hollywood Studios. Buses run regularly before and after the park closes, but check the bus schedule in the My Disney Experience app for specific details.

Depending upon where you stay, your Disney World resort may have quick transportation options like the Skyliner.

Taking the Skyliner

Guest staying at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney’s Riviera Resort, Art of Animation Resort, or Pop Century Resort can take the Skyliner to Hollywood Studios.

Taking a Boat to Hollywood Studios

Guests staying at the Boardwalk Inn, Beach Club Resort, Yacht Club Resort, and the Swan and Dolphin Resort have Friendship Boats that will take you to Hollywood Studios.

Walking to Hollywood Studios

If staying at the Boardwalk Inn, Beach Club Resort, Yacht Club Resort, and Swan and Dolphin, you may prefer to use the walking paths to get to Hollywood Studios. The walk will take about 20-30 minutes.

Driving to Hollywood Studios

Guests not staying on the property must pay for parking in the Hollywood Studios parking log. Resort guests and Annual pass holders do not have to pay for parking at the park.

Hollywood Studios Attractions, Dining, and Shopping in 2024

A trip to Disney’s Hollywood Studios celebrates the magic of filmmaking. Over the years, the park has undergone several expansions to attract more people. Due to the addition of these popular attractions to Hollywood Studios, it has become one of the busiest parks at Disney World.

You do not want to miss many popular attractions at Hollywood Studios.

Hollywood Boulevard

Hollywood Boulevard Attractions

  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Hollywood Boulevard Restaurants

  • The Hollywood Brown Derby
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge
  • The Trolley Car Cafe

Hollywood Boulevard Shopping

  • Sid Cahuenga’s One-of-a-Kind
  • Mickey’s of Hollywood
  • Keystone Clothiers
  • Celebrity 5 & 10
  • Oscar’s Super Service

Sunset Boulevard

Sunset Boulevard Attractions

  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
  • Beauty and the Beast — Live on Stage
  • Fantasmic!
  • Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy

Sunset Boulevard Restaurants

  • Sunshine Day Bar
  • Sunset Ranch Market: Anaheim Produce, Rosie’s All-American Cafe, Cataline Eddies, Fairfax Fare, Hollywood Scoops
  • KRNR The Rock Station
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

Sunset Boulevard Shopping

  • Sunset Ranch Pins and Souvenirs
  • Once Upon a Time
  • Legends of Hollywood
  • Beverly Sunset Boutique

Echo Lake

Echo Lake Attractions

  • Star Tours — The Adventure Continues
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Meet Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight
  • Vacation Fun

Echo Lake Restaurants

  • Hollywood & Vine
  • 50’s Prime Time Cafe
  • Epic Eats
  • Oasis Canteen
  • Backlot Express
  • Dockside Diner
  • Dinosaur Gertie’s Ice Cream of Extinction

Echo Lake Shopping

  • Tatooine Traders
  • “Frozen” Fractal Gifts

Animation Courtyard

Animation Courtyard Attractions

  • Disney Junior Play and Dance!
  • Walt Disney Presents
  • Star Wars Launch Bay

Animation Courtyard Restaurants

  • Market
  • Joffrey’s Coffee & Tea Company

Commissary Lane

Commissary Lane Attractions

  • Mickey and Minnie in Red Carpet Dreams

Commissary Lane Restaurants

  • Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
  • ABC Commissary

Grand Avenue

Grand Avenue Attractions

  • Muppet*Vision 3D

Grand Avenue Restaurants

  • PizzeRizzo
  • Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
  • BaseLine Tap House

Toy Story Land

Toy Story Land Attractions

  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Alien Swirling Saucers

Toy Story Land Restaurants

  • Roundup Rodeo BBQ
  • Woody’s Lunch Box

Toy Story Land Shopping

  • Jessie’s Trading Post

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Attractions

  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Restaurants

  • Kat Saka’s Kettle
  • Ronto Roasters
  • Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo
  • Oga’s Cantina
  • Milk Stand

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Shopping

  • Resistance Supply
  • The Market Merchants
  • Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
  • Savi’s Workshop – Handbuild Lightsabers
  • Droid Depot
  • First Order Cargo

How to Use Genie+ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

What is Genie+?

Genie+ is a paid add-on service for guests in each Disney World park. The Disney Genie+ service allows you to bypass the standby line at selected attractions via Lightning Lane, and you may pay for the privilege of skipping the line on two high-demand attractions a day by purchasing Individual Lighting Lanes.

Genie+ is priced per day per ticket. Prices vary by park and park capacity.

Individual Lightning Lanes charge a separate fee for Lightning Lane access to the more popular rides. Genie+ cannot be used on rides that have Individual Lighting Lanes.

Genie+ Rides in Hollywood Studios

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Beauty & The Beach Live on Stage
  • Disney Junior Play and Dance!
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!
  • Mickey and Minnie at Red Carpet Dreams
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Muppet Vision 3D
  • Olaf at Celebrity Spotlight
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
  • Star Tours — The Adventures Continue
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Toy Story Mania
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

Individual Lightning Lane

  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Early Entry at Hollywood Studios

Guest staying at a Walt Disney World Resort or “Good Neighbor” hotel will have access to Early Entry to Hollywood Studios. Early Entry allows guests to enter the park 30 minutes before the official opening time.

Rides available for Early Entry at Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

  • Alien Swirling Saucers
  • Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
  • Slinky Dog Dash
  • Star Tours
  • Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
  • Toy Story Mania

Characters at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 2024

Hollywood Studios is where you can meet Star Wars, Pixar, and Disney Junior characters.

Hollywood Studios Character Meals

Hollywood & Vine – Playhouse Disney’s Play ‘N Dine at Hollywood & Vine Breakfast. Meet Disney Junior characters like Doc McStuffins, Fancy Nancy, Vamparina, and Goofy.

Hollywood & Vine – Minnie’s Seasonal Dining Lunch and Dinner at Hollywood & Vine. Meet Minnie, Mickey, Daisy, Donald, and Goofy in seasonal outfits.

Hollywood Studios Character Meet and Greets

There are a lot of opportunities to meet characters at Hollywood Studios throughout the park. Check their meeting times in the My Disney Experience app.

Hollywood Boulevard Characters

You can meet classic Disney characters like Daisy and Donald near the park entrance or Brown Derby.

Sunset Boulevard Characters

Outside Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy

  • Cruz Ramirez
  • DJ

Animation Courtyard Characters

In front of the Disney Junior Dance Party

  • Doc McStuffins
  • Vampirina
  • Fancy Nancy
  • Pluto

Star Wars Launch Bay

  • BB-8
  • Chewbacca
  • Darth Vader
  • Kylo Ren

Walt Disney Presents

  • Ariel from the live-action Little Mermaid.

Echo Lake Characters

Celebrity Spotlight

  • Olaf

Outside of Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular

  • Chip and Dale in the Rescue Rangers costumes.

Commissary Lane Characters

Mickey and Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams

  • Sorcerer Mickey
  • Minnie in her Hollywood Dress

Grand Avenue Characters

  • Goofy
  • Max

Pixar Plaza Characters

  • Edna Mode
  • Mr. and Mrs. Incredible
  • Frozone
  • Sulley

Toy Story Land Characters

  • Woody
  • Buzz Lightyear
  • Jessie
  • Green Army Men

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Characters

  • Chewbacca
  • Rey
  • Vi Moradi
  • Storm Troopers
  • Kylo Ren
  • Mando and Grogu

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Outdoor Entertainment

Disney’s Hollywood Studios has three unique nighttime entertainment shows.

Disney Movie Magic projections on the Chinese Theater featuring famous Disney movie moments.

Wonderful World of Animation Celebrating over 90 years of Disney and Pixar animation. This combination of projections and fireworks at the Chinese Theater occurs right after Disney Movie Magic.

Fantasmic! Located at the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater, Fantasmic! is an extravagant musical featuring Mickey and many of your favorite Disney characters.

Special Events at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney After Hours

Disney After Hours is a separately ticketed event from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Using your ticket, you can enter the park starting at 7:00 p.m. The event allows guests to enjoy Hollywood Studios rides and attractions with lower crowds. The event also includes ice cream, popcorn, and select beverages.

Disney Jollywood Nights

Disney Jollywood Nights is a separately ticketed event that will take place on select nights from November 11 to December 20. The event occurs from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., and ticketholders can enter the park as early as 7:00 p.m.

The event will include holiday entertainment, unique meet and greets, and festive snacks.

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