First Timer’s Visit To Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios
I visited Hollywood Studios for the first time with my sister, Peyton. Even though the park was busy due to the kick off of Star Wars Weekends, wait times for the rides were not too bad. I ended up loving this park and had an absolute blast!
About Hollywood Studios
This Walt Disney World Park is decorated in antique buildings to make you feel like you are a part of Hollywood in the 1930’s and 1940’s. Hollywood Studios is laid out like a motion picture studio. There are six themed areas: Hollywood Boulevard, Echo Lake, Streets of America, Pixar Place, Animation Courtyard, and Sunset Boulevard.
Hollywood Studios transports guests to another time period, providing a different view of Walt Disney World. It is nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the other Disney parks and enjoy something different!
My First Visit To Hollywood Studios
Peyton and I began our day strolling down Sunset Boulevard to the FastPass kiosk (our impromptu visit gave us no time to make prior reservations). We ended up getting FastPasses for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Great Movie Ride.
I was ecstatic to finally ride the Tower of Terror. It was even better than I had imagined! Peyton and I rode this three times throughout the day since the line was not too long. There are three elevators that take you to the top of the tower and drop you at different speeds. As the Twilight Zone would have it, we ended up riding all three elevators but ended up in the same seats every time… weird! It is definitely a thrill ride; every drop is different so riders have no clue what to expect.
The Great Movie Ride pays tribute to classic movies by recreating iconic scenes from each. A cast member takes you on a tour of the soundstage and tells you about each movie. At the end, you are shown a short movie compiling hundreds of legendary stars playing their most famous roles. This ride was fun, but definitely not my favorite.
Making The Most Of My Visit To Hollywood Studios
Peyton is obsessed with the churros at Walt Disney World. Luckily for her, she found a stand selling them at Hollywood Studios. Each churro comes with a cup of melted chocolate. Peyton drinks what is left at the end, I kid you not.
We spent the rest of the morning walking around the park checking out all that Hollywood Studios has to offer. There are several areas under construction and I am anxious to see what they will be!
For lunch, Peyton and I ate at Rosie’s All American Café. We both enjoyed our meals. On our way out of the park, Peyton needed a Starbucks fix so she grabbed a coffee and a s’more, which we loved.
Great First Visit To Hollywood Studios
Peyton and I had a great day at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios! Even with the hundred-degree weather, we still had a blast. I will definitely be back to ride the Tower of Terror and Peyton will return for a churro.
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Taylor Pittman Hardy wrote this article.
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