Disney’s Hollywood Studios (by Special Request)

Today’s post was a special request from my teen son! He has a good friend visiting Walt Disney World soon, and he wanted to let her and all our faithful fans know about some of best things to do at his favorite Park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

So here goes a DHS day in the life of a teenager…

Get to the Park when it opens and go straight to Toy Story Mania. If few people are ahead of you, go ahead and ride. If the line’s already long, get a Fast Pass now! This attraction opened in 2008, and it is still one of the most popular at Walt Disney World Resort. Fast Passes run out early in the day, so get yours asap!

Did you get that taken care of? Good, now you can relax and have fun. Pick up a show schedule and note performance times for Lights, Motors, Action! Stunt Show and for Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage. Then, head down Sunset Boulevard. Pump up the adrenaline with a loop or two (or three or four) on the Rock-n-Roller Coaster, and follow that with some ear-bursting shrieks as you drop from floor to floor on the Hollywood Tower of Terror.

Need a breather? Alright! It should be about time for Beauty and the Beast. Take your seat, let your heart beat return to a nice, steady rhythm, and hum along with Belle as she discovers “more than this provincial life.”

You might be a little hungry by this point. Lots of options here! We don’t really have a must-have snack here, so try out what you will!

Take a stroll through One Man’s Dream while you digest. It’s got air conditioning – ahhhh! It also has tons of memorabilia, knick-knacks, sets, scale models and all sorts of history about the Man behind the Mouse, Walter Elias Disney. This is a great way to let kids know that “all of this” came out of one man’s creativity and desire for a place where families can play together.

Now, check the show schedule again. Is it time for the stunt show? If not, journey through years of film on the Great Movie Ride and follow that with a Backlot Tour. Then, watch Lights, Motors, Action! to see how they achieve some of those cool tricks!

If you’re staying for the evening, grab a bite to eat at the Sci-Fi, where you can dine in cars and watch clips of some fun shows at an indoor drive-in theater, and if you’re making it a late night, be sure to catch Sorcerer Mickey’s Fanstasmic.

Whew! What a great day!

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  • http://www.studioscentral.com Matt Hochberg

    Great post!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08274813429304397700 Laura Lowe

    We visit WDW a few years ago and had a blast! Would love to go back! I'm a new follower from the super mega 7 weekend hop. Would love to have you follow me at http://EverythingBeautifulInItsTime.com!