While not the best in Walt Disney World, Disney’s Hollywood Studios still provides the world-class experience you would expect from a Disney park. These are the unmissables:
- 'The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror' free fall ride is the best of its kind: the dropping elevator doesn’t just plunge you straight down, it takes you a bit around the hotel as well, which makes the Tower experience less predictable and more 3-dimensional. An absolute must! This Tower of Terror was Disney's first and tops the versions found in California and France.
- 'Rock 'n' Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith' is the most thrilling roller coaster Disney has built to date.
It accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in just a few seconds, shooting you into a loop and several corkscrews. The ride experience is very comfortable and is unlikely to leave you with backache or nausea.
Other highlights include 'Toy Story Mania' (a shoot-'em-up computer game-themed ride), 'Studio Backlot Tour' (featuring the amazing Catastrophe Canyon, which will pleasantly surprise and shock you), 'Star Tours' (a Star Wars-based flight simulator that needs an upgrade) and the enjoyable 'Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectatular!' show. Hollywood Studios also plays host to the worst attraction Disney ever created: 'Sounds Dangerous'. I wonder how long this pointless 'sound-experience' cinema will remain open. It left behind a baffled Theme Park Guy, a silent audience and another guest saying 'That was different'.
It's a great Disney park, but the other three have more to offer: Magic Kingdom with regards to atmosphere and Epcot/Animal Kingdom with regards to uniqueness.
Disney's Hollywood Studios aerial view
Disney's Hollywood Studios seen from the helicopter
Mickey's magic hat at the center of Hollywood Studios
The Sorcerer's Hat
Disney's Hollywood Studios street
Tower of Terror
Tower of Terror interior
Boarding the indoor free-fall tower
Tower of Terror from above
An illusion of San Francisco
Studio streets vista
Backlot Tour entrance
Studio Backlot Tour
Fire and water approaching
This is one of the best ride surprises on earth to date
It truly wows everyone in the studio tram
Indiana Jones stunt show
Star Tours flight simulator
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster entrance
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Aerosmith ride pre-show
Walt Disney speaking
Replica of Walt Disney's office
The former landmark of the park
Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World