We spent our first and last day here at Hollywood Studios. Aside from the beautiful Magic Kingdom, this was probably my favourite Disney park. I loved the glitz and glamour that came with it, and I genuinely felt like I was back in the 1950s as we walked down Hollywood Boulevard.
We started our trip by going to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Barney is a big Star Wars fan, and the atmosphere alone got me hooked. It was clear we had entered another ‘land’, and I was so giddy with excitement. We queued for around an hour to ride the Millennium Falcon, and it didn’t disappoint; what a way to kick start the holiday! We also managed to get on Star Tours which for me is a classic Disney ride. We spent the rest of the morning looking around the land and taking advantage of our photo pass by having professional pics taken.
We made our way to Toy Story Land, where we became little children again. The theming of this land was incredible; the way they made everything bigger to make you feel like a toy was such a cute detail. We managed to get on Slinky Dog Dash and Midway Mania in less than two hours, so we were thrilled with this! Midway Mania was my favourite ride of the day, not only did I beat Barney but it was just so much fun!
We could only allow ourselves to spend half a day here as we had a loose itinerary for the rest of the holiday, but we couldn’t resist getting a few rides in! The afternoon was spent at Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets, and yes we may have gone a little crazy, but that’s what the outlets are for, aren’t they?
We waited until the end of our holiday to come back to Hollywood Studios. We got here nice and early and managed to do everything we wanted to! We started with the two big rides; Rock n Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror. Rock n Roller Coaster is my kind of ride, fast and lots of loops. Tower of Terror was a different story though … I didn’t go on this when I went to Disneyland Paris years ago so didn’t know what to expect but as we rose to the top of the tower, I knew what was coming! We had an experience on this ride, the bottle of drink we had in the pocket of our backpack came out as we dropped and hit me on the head. This made us wet ourselves, and I literally can’t remember what else happened on the ride!
We then watched the classic India Jones stunt show, which was a welcomed break. Sat down in the shade was lovely, but the show was just incredible; I’d urge anyone to see it. Next, we watched the Beauty and the Beast show which I just loved. It’s my favourite Disney film, and I loved reliving it on stage.
Strolling back down Hollywood Boulevard we bumped into Chip and Dale who are Barney’s favourite Disney characters. Of course, we queued and got the cutest pictures with them! We then made our way to the Scare Floor, where we met Mike and Sully from Monstes Inc. They were so funny, and I was so happy we managed to meet them as we love both films and watch them religiously at home!
We had time to spare as our fast pass for Toy Story Land wasn’t until later so Barney being the Star Wars fan that he is, queued to meet Darth Vader. Barney enjoyed this, and he even talks and interacts with you. We then had one last look around Toy Story Land, had some pictures and went on Alien Swirling Saucers. This ride is definitely for kids but cute and enjoyable none the less.
The time had come to leave our last park of the holiday, so we took a stroll around the rest of the park and made our way to the parking lot. It was a fantastic day, and we ended it with one of the best meals at Outback Steakhouse.
Have you been? What’s your favourite ride at Hollywood Studios?