Disney's Hollywood Studios is a fascinating collection of TV and movie studio themed attractions and rides. The attraction does not have the same fantasy theme park recognition as its bigger sister parks Magic Kingdom and EPCOT®. However, this attraction is no less fascinating and capable of providing a full, and enjoyable, day of entertainment. The park is appropriate for children, teens and adults.
Originally, Hollywood Studios, as it name implies, was a fully operational film and TV production facility. This activity has become secondary to it status and operation as a theme park, however. Now known as Disney's Hollywood Studios, the emphasis is on entertainment for the its visitors. This park is another to add to your list for consideration of any Florida vacation.
Interests range from children through adults with just enough for the teens. While not offering as many high-performance rides as some other theme parks, the theme park does have a couple of thrilling rides - and wow, what rides they are!
The Great Movie Ride
Enter through a full-scale reproduction of the famous Mann's Chinese Theater. Inside the theatre, vintage clips are shown while waiting in line. Then, board a tram of open cars to take a 20+ minute ride to view re-creations of show scenes. The many life-size stages represent classics and silver-screen legends. The stages are made more realistic and active with Audio-Animatronic figures.
Star Tours - the Ultimate Star Wars™
thrill ride - A video/motion ride with a Star Wars theme. Board the "intergalactic simulator" for a turbulent ride to moon of Endor. Speed past comets, asteroids, dodge Imperial fighters and then swoop down into the Death Star trench to fight the big finale.
Muppet Vision 3-D
A wacky and funny 3-D film starring the Muppet characters. Special effects within the show offer a few surprises and enhance the experience. Restore your zany memories of Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, the Swedish Chef, Miss Piggy, Kermit, Gonzo and Sam Eagle!
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure
Movie Set Adventure - An outdoor playground for children with the perspective of a bug! Allow the little ones to climb, crawl, play and expend their energy among this interesting, larger-than-life playground while the adults relax and socialize.
This is actually more interesting than the title implies! Start with a viewing of a special effects production area where storms and a harbor attack are simulated. Then board a tram for a backlot tour of props used in many popular movies. The tour is highlighted with a detour to Catastrophe Canyon where the tram suddenly finds itself on an unstable bridge, with all the guests, among a simulated flash flood. Hundreds of thousand of gallons of water flowing near and over the tram, along with flaming explosions from a fuel tanker truck complete the exciting scene.