Let’s take the kids to Disney’s Hollywood Studios

A virtual tour of “a Hollywood that never was – and always will be”

There was a time, not too long ago, when Walt Disney World’s third gate was a massive construction site, with just a handful of attractions open at any time.

Those days are definitely over.

Hollywood Studios is a huge draw now – thanks in no small part to the recently-opened Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – but also because of some great areas like Toy Story Land and a new Mickey and Minnie-themed attraction.

Years ago, I enjoyed Hollywood Studios, but it usually ranked last on my list of favorite Walt Disney World theme parks. Now, thanks to some amazing Imagineering, it’s definitely in the top four. Wait…

HOLLYWOOD BOULEVARD

The Citizens of Hollywood

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
This new attraction opened just weeks ago.

The Great Movie Ride
For nostalgia’s sake – why not?

SUNSET BOULEVARD
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy

Beauty and the Beast Live On Stage

ECHO LAKE
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple

Star Tours

For the First Time in Forever: A ‘Frozen’ Sing-Along Celebration

GRAND AVENUE
Muppet Vision 3-D

BaseLine Tap House
It’s time for a break. This new spot has become a favorite.

ANIMATION COURTYARD
One Man’s Dream (museum tour)

Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream (film)

Voyage of the Little Mermaid
The special effect at about 15:00 still impresses.

TOY STORY LAND
I was lucky enough to take part in the grand opening of Toy Story Land in July of 2018. Here’s a look at our introduction. (Also, it was really, really hot, so please excuse the sweatyness of your correspondent.)

Alien Swirling Saucers

Toy Story Mania

Slinky Dog Dash

STAR WARS: GALAXY’S EDGE
A stroll through Galaxy’s Edge

Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Savi’s Workshop

Oga’s Cantina

Droid Depot

A virtual tour of Disney’s Hollywood Studios wouldn’t be complete without ending the day with a showing of Fantasmic.

Bill Burke is the Dad on Board columnist for Parenting NH and the Managing Editor of Custom Publications for McLean Communications.

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