The Walt Disney World’s Resort is the combination of four major theme parks and two water parks. Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park is popular among movie buffs. While doing your Orlando attractions planning make sure you include this thrill-seeking park. Before diving into what to expect while visiting Hollywood Studios, let’s take a brief lesson on how all the theme parks, when combined together, become one.

When most people think of Walt Disney World they usually picture Cinderella’s Castle. The magnificent castle is, in fact, the iconic symbol associated with the park and anything relating to it. When the amusement park was first built it was actually named Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. As the other parks were built, the first park became known as just Magic Kingdom. Every Orlando attraction, in the different parks, revolves around their own, yet each equally entertaining theme.

In 1989, Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park opened to the public.  As the name insinuates, this is park that is devoted to creating legendary rides and unforgettable shows that are based on popular movies and shows. Even if you are not a movie buff, you’ll enjoy this Orlando attraction.

Hollywood Studios is where our favorite movies come alive. It’s the home of two major attractions, Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. You can also catch shows that focus on popular classic movies such as Cars attractions. One more main attraction is the American Idol Experience. The Orlando attraction allows visitors the experience of being a contestant while going through the audition process and eliminations. Others choose to judge the contestants; the thrill of elimination is in their hands.

Rock and Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios

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One of the most popular roller coasters for this Orlando attraction, and also among all of the theme parks, is Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. Located in Walt Disney’s Hollywood Studios, this indoor coaster shoots you from 0 to 57 miles an hour in just 2.8 seconds; is that thrill enough for you?

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is open for guests every day at 9 a.m. This Orlando attraction stays open later during the summer months and on holidays so closing time will vary by season. ORLANDO TOURIST TIP: Gates open at 8:30 a.m., so make plans to arrive early. Although admission to the attractions is not allowed until the ropes officially drop, this is a perfect opportunity to catch your favorite Disney characters visiting guests at the park’s entrance. Photo Op!

Orlando attraction planning should have gate times for opening and closing for all parks. You may also study the park’s maps ahead of time and create a plan to visit your favorite rides and shows accordingly. Make the most of your vacation and enjoy Orlando!