Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Top choice in Walt Disney World

The least-charming of Disney's parks is home to two of WDW's most exciting rides: the plunging elevator in the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and the Aerosmith-themed Rock 'n' Roller Coaster. Kids can join the Jedi Training Academy, and various programs present Walt Disney himself and how Disney's movies are made. The nighttime spectacular is a Star Wars–themed light and firework extravaganza. Newly added are Toy Story Mania and the Slinky Dog Dash.

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Nearby Walt Disney World attractions

1. Sunset Boulevard

0.11 MILES

The simple and sweet outdoor theater performance of Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage follows the storyline, incorporates the classic songs, and doesn…

2. Hollywood Boulevard & Echo Lake

0.14 MILES

This is where you'll find the Star Wars–themed Star Tours (FastPass+), one of Disney's best 3D-simulated experiences, the over-the-top stunt show Indiana…

3. Disney’s BoardWalk

0.63 MILES

Far less harried and crowded than Disney Springs, the very small Disney's BoardWalk area across from Epcot and along Crescent Lake echoes waterfront…

4. Blizzard Beach

0.93 MILES

The newer of Disney's two water parks, themed as a melted Swiss ski resort complete with a ski lift, Blizzard Beach is the 1980s Vegas Strip hotel to…

5. World Showcase

0.96 MILES

Who needs the hassle of a passport and jet lag when you can travel the world right here at Walt Disney World®? World Showcase, one of two themed sections…

6. Epcot

1.33 MILES

An acronym for 'Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow,' Epcot was Disney's vision of a high-tech city when it opened in 1982. It's divided into two…

7. Asia

1.74 MILES

Home to two of Animal Kingdom's three most popular rides: Expedition Everest, a great roller coaster with a yeti twist, and Kali River Rapids, a water…

8. Typhoon Lagoon

1.82 MILES

An abundance of palm trees, a zero-entry pool with a white sandy beach, high-speed slides and the best wave pool in Orlando make this one of the most…