Welcome to Disney’s Hollywood Studios Park located in Orlando, Bay Lake, Florida USA.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios opened on May 1, 1989, as the Disney-MGM Studios (Theme) Park, and was the third of four theme parks built at Walt Disney World. The park is dedicated to the imagined worlds from film, television, music, and theatre, drawing inspiration from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios was initially developed as both a theme park and an operating production studio, with active film and television production services, an animation facility branch, and a functioning backlot.
The park’s current name took effect in 2008, with the removal of the MGM-branding throughout the park. In the 2010s, the park began to distance itself from the original studio backlot intention and entered a new direction of immersive theming and attraction development inspired by Hollywood stories.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios hosts on average 11.258 million guests per year, ranking it the fifth most-visited theme park in North America and the ninth most-visited theme park in the world.
Let Your Adventure Begin
Hollywood Boulevard, inspired by the real street of the same name, serves as the park’s main entrance with streetscape facades and venues selling Disney merchandise and park services.
Near the park’s gate is a recreation of the Crossroads of the World tower where live street entertainment and seasonal parades take place down the main street throughout the day. At the far end of Hollywood Boulevard stands an exact replica of Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, which houses Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway. Near the entrance of Animation Courtyard—resides The Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant, a themed replica of the original Brown Derby restaurant in Hollywood, California.
Echo Lake is designed to mimic the suburban “California Crazy” form of architecture from Hollywood’s Golden Age and is anchored around the area’s namesake lake.
Echo Lake includes three major attractions based on characters and films created by George Lucas and produced by Lucasfilm. Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, The Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple and the live-action Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!
In this land you’ll also find The Hyperion Theater which houses For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration and also the ABC Commissary and the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant.
Grand Avenue is themed as a gentrified historic district inspired by the real location of the same name in downtown Los Angeles. The area is anchored by Muppet*Vision 3D and leads into a recreation of a Figueroa Street Tunnel which connects to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
The area’s namesake street facades were formerly the park’s working backlot set, which was originally a component of the park’s inaugural Studio Backlot Tour, and opened to pedestrian park traffic in the mid-1990s; this area closed on April 2, 2016. The Muppet-themed areas and a single remaining block of the Streets of America facades were reincorporated into Muppets Courtyard, which served as a placeholder designation until Grand Avenue was completed in September 2017.
Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is set within the Star Wars universe, at the Black Spire Outpost village on the remote frontier planet of Batuu.
Attractions include Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, a dark ride that places guests in a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance; and Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, a flying simulator attraction that allows guests to pilot the Millennium Falcon through a customized secret mission on behalf of Hondo Ohnaka and Chewbacca.
Restaurants and shops include Oga’s Cantina, Savi’s Workshop, and the Droid Depot. The land opened in 2019, replacing the park’s Streets of America section. The 14-acre (5.7 ha) area cost an estimated $1 billion.
Toy Story Land is inspired by Pixar’s Toy Story series and includes attractions such as Toy Story Mania!, Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers.
Toy Story Mania! was originally a standalone attraction within Pixar Place, an area dedicated to films and characters created by Pixar, resembling the animation studio’s Emeryville, California campus. Pixar Place was also the home of Luxo Jr., a six-foot-tall audio-animatronic version of Pixar’s desk-lamp mascot. The moving character performed periodic shows throughout the day and evening across from Toy Story Midway Mania.
Animation Courtyard is home to attractions based on films and characters created by Walt Disney Animation Studios. Its entrance is marked by a square “studio arch”.
The former Magic of Disney Animation building hosts Star Wars Launch Bay, a Star Wars exhibit featuring behind-the-scenes props and character meet-and-greets with Darth Vader, Chewbacca, and BB-8.
Mickey Avenue, a subsection of Animation Courtyard, is home to a walk-through exhibit, Walt Disney Presents, which explores the life and legacy of Walt Disney through photos, models, artifacts, and a short biographical film narrated by Julie Andrews.
The focal point of Sunset Boulevard is The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, and two outdoor amphitheaters, and one indoor theater.
The covered Theater of the Stars hosts Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage, the larger open-air Hollywood Hills Amphitheater is the home of Fantasmic!, and the completely indoor Sunset Showcase hosts Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy.
Dine in an authentic replica of The Hollywood Brown Derby, a Tinseltown landmark steeped in glamour and glitz. The walls are adorned with caricatures of famous faces—a tradition that began with the original restaurant—and the upscale atmosphere harkens back to the Golden Age of Hollywood.
Savor such specialties as our cioppino, char-grilled filet of beef and our famous Cobb salad that follows the recipe created by Bob Cobb, owner of the historic California Brown Derby.
50’s Prime Time Café is the classic American comfort food,’50s kitsch and good old-fashioned family gathering that takes you back to a bygone era.
It’s a blast from the past when you walk into this all-American eatery themed like Mom’s kitchen.
Bring your appetite and your sense of humor, because Mom and the extended family aren’t above giving you lessons in table etiquette—and doling out punishment to misbehaving boys and girls
Don’t miss your chance to eat, play and laugh at Hollywood & Vine along with a few of your favorite Disney Junior friends during this fun and interactive dining experience.
The breakfast buffet features such favorites as Mickey waffles, made-to-order omelets, pastries and fresh fruit. Be sure to save room for a treat from the ice cream sundae station!
Enter the Hollywood-style soundstage restaurant Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater were a classic car hop guides you to your very own automo-booth or table. Kitschy vintage memorabilia, the illuminated tail lights of your fellow drive-in diners and a sky full of twinkling stars set the mood as you place your order.
Attack of the 50-Foot Burger!
Whet your appetite with mouthwatering meal teasers that include a sci-fi appetizer sampler that’s out of this world! For the main presentation, entrée highlights include a variety of burgers, pasta, steak and delicious sandwiches, like oven-roasted turkey.
Welcome to Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano. Checked curtains, overhead string lights, hanging foodstuffs, and walls crowded with Mama’s eclectic mementos transform this former backlot warehouse into a cozy and inviting dining space. The same scrumptious menu is served for lunch and dinner.
Start with one of Mama’s appealing appetizers—like crispy calamari—before moving onto an assortment of signature flatbreads, fresh from the oven.
Then, select from a host of enticing entrees that include authentic pastas, savory chicken and seafood preparations, or even the charred strip steak.
For dessert, enjoy a taste of la dolce vita with Mama’s tiramisù or Ghirardelli chocolate and cherry tort.
When it comes to grabbing a bite to eat between those all important rides & attractions, Disney has you covered with 17 different quick service restaurants across the park offering choices from American, Italian and Bakery style menus.
Mobile Ordering: Ordering Meals and Snacks on the go has never been so easy. Whether you’re waiting in line for your favorite roller coaster or standing in front of a tasty looking restaurant you’d like to try, the mobile ordering option at some of the quick service outlets make it quicker & easier for you to order, pay and pick up your food orders throughout the park and all you need is your smart phone and the My Disney Experience app.
Disney Hollywood Studios has over 30 specialty stores across its vast theme park, ranging from gifts, souvenirs & apparel to traditional collectibles and attraction merchandise. Whether your looking for that authentic Beverly Hills look or building your own Star Wars Droid, they have it all and while some stores have a lot of similar items, there are loads that have unique memory making collections in to!
Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith
Race along the darkened freeways of Los Angeles in a super-stretch limo to the rockin’ tunes of Aerosmith.
Slinky Dog Dash
Take off on a family-friendly coaster that twists and turns past giant toys and springs across Andy’s oversized backyard!
Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
Make the jump to hyperspace on a thrilling 3D space flight simulator to legendary destinations from the Star Wars saga.
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
The engines rumble as the Millennium Falcon blasts off, pushing you and your crew back into your seats when you jump into hyperspace towards adventure. Along the way you’ll face danger at every turn.
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance
A massive new attraction with multiple ride systems that is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced at Walt Disney World Resort… or anywhere else in the galaxy!
Join the Resistance in an epic battle against the First Order on this exciting new ride—New!
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™
Step uneasily inside the infamous Hollywood Tower Hotel and find a dusty lobby frozen in time. Even the subdued hotel staff seems strangely out of another era. Hurtle up and down aboard a haunted elevator-style lift. You’re about to enter… The Twilight Zone!
Alien Swirling Saucers
The cutest extraterrestrials in the galaxy have landed, and they’re taking you for a ride. Power up the saucers for an interstellar romp through space, while futuristic tunes set the mood.
Space cadets of all ages may enjoy this gentle whirl through the sky above Toy Story Land.
Toy Story Mania!
Step inside Andy’s room and make your way through a toy chest full of classic games before picking up a pair of special 3D glasses. Then, board a carnival-inspired tram and use your spring-action shooter to take your best shot at an array of moving targets.
Fantasmic! Presented by Pop Secret®
Featuring more than 50 live performers, massive sets, stunning effects, dazzling pyrotechnics and rousing music, this larger-than-life show is painted on a grand canvas of dancing water and light like nothing you’ve ever seen. Overflowing with silly and suspenseful surprises, it will leave your entire family smiling from ear-to-ear!Be there as the forces of good and evil battle it out in Mickey’s dream during this extravagant open-air nighttime musical.
Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular
As John Williams’ majestic theme fills the air, feel the Force of beloved Star Wars characters, iconic starships and a heroic finale. You’ll be right in the middle of the action during this immersive light show.
State-of-the-art projection effects, dynamic lighting, lasers and pyrotechnics put you right inside scenes from the Star Wars saga—including a new action sequence from Solo: A Star Wars Story.
What better way to celebrate Star Wars than with a show written on the stars!
Disney Junior Dance Party! – Presented by Pull-Ups®
Join Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, Timon and Mickey and get into your groove on the dance floor as DJ Deejay gets the celebration started—playing songs you know from the shows you love. Host Finn Fiesta welcomes Disney Junior pals to this star-studded event, and you get to say hello by “spinning” them in: ready, set, twirl!
For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
Watch as thrilling moments from the movie play on-screen, then cheer as Anna, Elsa and Kristoff appear to sing along with the audience! Projected lyrics make it easy to belt out irresistible show-stoppers like “Let It Go.”
Green Army Drum Corps
Entertainment located in Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Throughout the day, be on the lookout for the Green Army Drum Corps in Toy Story Land! This talented band of drummers is sure to entertain Guests of all ages with their high-energy performances and awe-inspiring drum sequences.
Meet the Incredibles at Pixar Place
Embrace your inner Super Hero and search for clues leading to a multipowered Super nearby. By following the footprints, laser scars and cookie crumbs, you might just find Jack-Jack, the youngest member of the Parr family.
Meet Edna Mode at the Edna Mode Experience
Visit Edna Mode’s Super-Suit Gallery to see some of the famous designer’s greatest creations then visit with the designer herself! Be sure to bring your cameras but remember- NO capes daaarling!
Citizens of Hollywood
Straight from the Golden Age of Hollywood, these entertainers are ready for their close-up, but they’re never gonna make the big-time without a little assistance from the audience. Hey, that’s you!
Beauty and the Beast-Live on Stage
Relive the romance and magic of a tale as old as time in a lavish Broadway-style musical version of Beauty and the Beast.
The heartwarming tale of Belle and the Beast swirls to life in this lush stage performance. With colorful costumes, gorgeous scenery and the songs you’ve come to love, this sumptuous show will sweep you away—all over again!
Indiana Jones™ Epic Stunt Spectacular!
Watch live as the daring duo dodges deadly traps, battles bad guys, leaps from tall buildings and makes thrilling escapes straight out of Raiders of the Lost Ark. The edge-of-your-seat suspense ends with a dynamite finale!
Along the way, get an inside look at how stunts are done with demonstrations that reveal how to safely throw and take punches, fall from tall buildings, and even wield whips in the midst of complex action sequences.
Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
Driven into hiding by the Empire, the Jedi now train in remote hidden temples. The last Jedi Knights have assembled Force-sensitive children from throughout the galaxy. These fearless young recruits will learn how to wield lightsabers—and feel the Force.
When they come face-to-face with menacing Star Wars villains, the Padawans must use their new skills in the ultimate battle of good and evil!