Any visit to Walt Disney World Resort will include time spent in some of the world famous theme parks. One of the most popular is Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  With 19 major attractions located within the park, it is easy to find something to interest every guest, no matter their age. Below are descriptions of some of the most popular attractions found in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

American Idol Experience

Most guests who visit The American Idol Experience will be able to enjoy the talents of participants while deciding who is worthy of their vote which will help them continue to the next round. Those who want to audition to be a contestant in the show will have the chance to compete for a Dream Ticket, which could give the lucky winner a chance to audition for the American Idol television show.

Disney's Hollywood Studios
Disney’s Hollywood Studios brings to life the Hollywood that never was and always will be.

Even guests who are not singers get a thrill out of sitting in the audience and watching others perform. It is just like being at a taping of the real American Idol. For true fans of this hit television show, this is a must see!

American Film Institute Showcase

Film buffs everywhere have tried to watch their way through the list of top picks by the American Film Institute. At this attraction, you will be able to view actual props and costumes from some of your favorite movies and television shows. As you meander along through the attraction you will see hundreds of items including a Darth Vader costume and Jadis’ chariot from the Chronicles of Narnia. This is an appropriate attraction for people of all ages, and those using a wheelchair or scooter will not need to transition to another seat.

Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!

The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular is a live show that is full of action and explosions. Adult volunteers from the audience will even be cast into the show! This is a great chance for fun-loving parents to “show off” for their kids. This show is appropriate for all ages, so it’s a good choice for an attraction that the whole family can enjoy together.

Hollywood Studios Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular
Enjoy stunts and thrills in the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular.

Magic of Disney Animation

This is another attraction that is appropriate for all ages. If you have ever wondered how your favorite Disney characters were brought to life, this is your chance to learn. A Disney animator will explain the process and then you can take part in a workshop where you will be able to hone your own animation skills, drawing your own Disney character step-by-step and taking the resulting piece of art home with you.  Even if you can’t draw a straight line, you will be surprised and entertained at how well you can draw a Disney character when a professional shows you every step.

“Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” Movie Set Adventure

When you walk onto this massive play area, you will get an idea of how the world might look through the eyes of the smallest of creatures. While the area is intended as a place for the little children to romp and play, the whole family will enjoy strolling among the gigantic props, much like those that would have been found on the set for the movie, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

For many guests to the theme parks at Disney World Resorts, thrill rides are a big part of the fun. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is set in the Hollywood Tower Hotel. Guests board the freight elevator, also known as the “fright elevator”, and then things get scary. The elevator may blast you up or down – you never know, and every ride is different. Guests must be at least 40 inches tall to ride this thrill ride.

Studio Backlot Tour

When you watch your favorite action movie, do you ever wonder how the special effects department is able to make the explosions, floods, and other scenes seem so realistic?  When you take the Studio Backlot Tour, you will learn how props and special effects experts are able to bring such scenes to life. You will also have the chance to take a look inside Disney’s Hollywood Studio props and costumes department. This tour involves both walking and riding on a tram, but guests in a wheelchairs or scooters may remain in them during the tour.

The Great Movie Ride

One of the most popular attractions in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is The Great Movie Ride.  If you ever dreamed of visiting a movie set, this attraction takes it even further by allowing to “visit” many movie sets! You will see stars in action in some of the most well-known scenes from the most popular movies of all time including Casablanca, Alien, Singin’ in the Rain, The Wizard Of Oz, and The Public Enemy.

Through the use of more than 50 animatronic likenesses of stars in each of the film, you will really feel as if you stepped onto the set during filming. This unique experience is unforgettable.

In addition to exploring the movie sets, you will also have the chance to see authentic costumes and props from various movies in the queue area. Because the collection on display is always changing, you never know what you might see.

Rock n Roller Coaster

A theme park without a roller coaster? No way! At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the Rock n Roller Coaster Starring Aeorsmith is not to be missed! If you love speed, then this is the ride for you. You will be blasted from zero to more than 60 miles per hour in just 2.8 seconds. If that blast isn’t enough for you, then maybe the music by Areosmith that is blasting from the 125 speakers located in each and every car will be enough to get your blood pumping.

Disney Hollywood Studios is an absolute must for anyone who is a movie or television buff. Even if you are not, there is so much to see and do at this park that every guest to Walt Disney World Resort should set aside a day to see all of the wonderful attractions.