LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Disney’s Hollywood Studios debuted on May 1, 1989 at Walt Disney World Resort to immerse guests in the glamour of show business 365 days a year with thrilling attractions, Broadway-style shows and world-class entertainment.
The 135-acre park is divided into seven themed lands of attractions:
- Hollywood Boulevard – Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway: Guests will burst into Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse’s world on this first-of-its-kind ride, embarking on a whirlwind adventure through a world where the rules of physics don’t apply.
- Echo Lake – Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! 30-minute live show featuring daring stunt artists and thrilling motion picture special effects. Star Tours—The Adventures Continue: new 3-D adventures into space with more than 50 ride scenarios.
- Toy Story Land – Toy Story Mania! celebrates Disney•Pixar classic “Toy Story” franchise with a 3-D ride-game experience in which guests aim for animated targets using their own special on-board spring-action shooter. Slinky Dog Dash is a family-friendly coaster taking guests around curves, hills and drops. Alien Swirling Saucers take guests on a spin through space aboard a toy rocket.
- Commissary Lane – Walt Disney Presents features an interactive gallery showcasing each era of Walt Disney’s life; rare and historic Disney artifacts are on display.
- Animation Courtyard – Star Wars Launch Bay is multi-sensory space where guests can interact with beloved Star Wars characters and tour galleries featuring treasured memorabilia and replicas of large-scale Star Wars artifacts. At Disney Junior Play & Dance!, guests can join Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, Timon and Mickey for a high-energy musical celebration.
- Sunset Boulevard – Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith catapults guests through a series of unexpected Tinseltown twists and turns to the tunes of Aerosmith on this indoor roller coaster. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror begins a thrilling journey through eerie corridors of the Hollywood Tower Hotel and culminates as guests plummet 13 stories again and again — faster than free-fall — in a breathtaking finale. Beauty and the Beast—Live on Stage musical stage show runs multiple times daily in the Theater of the Stars. Fantasmic! Mickey Mouse’s dream comes to life in a brilliant display of lights, lasers, fireworks and water animation.
- Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Guests have the chance to become part of their own Star Wars story as they get transported to the remote planet of Batuu. Fully immersed in the unique sights, smells, and tastes of Batuu, guests can craft their own lightsabers or droids, explore merchant shops, and even run into their favorite Star Wars characters. Signature attractions include Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, where guests can take control of the most famous ship in the galaxy in an experience that responds to guest actions in real time, and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, guests become part of the action during a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance in an ambitious, immersive experience that will blur the lines between fantasy and reality.
- Throughout the Park – Meet Disney characters including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Olaf, Sulley, and more.
- Animation Courtyard — Meet Doc McStuffins from “Doc McStuffins,”Vampirina” from “Vampirina” and Fancy Nancy from “Fancy Nancy,” fan popular “Disney Junior” shows. Guests can also meet BB-8, Chewbacca and Darth Vader over at Star Wars Launch Bay.
- Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – Come face to face with First Order Stormtroopers on patrol, interacting with guests during their mission to find members of the Resistance. Guests can also encounter Rey and Chewbacca around Batuu.
- For the First Time in Forever: A “Frozen” Sing-Along Celebration – The Royal Historians of Arendelle host a fun and comedic retelling of the unique story of their kingdom, filled with delightful, sing-along moments from “Frozen,” plus all new, in-theater effects in Hyperion Theater and special appearances by Anna, Elsa and Kristoff.
- Wonderful World of Animation – This excitement-packed projection show will take guests on an incredible journey through more than 90 years of Disney and Pixar animation.
- Fantasmic! Mickey Mouse’s dream comes to life in a brilliant display of lights, lasers, fireworks and water animation.
Food and Beverage
- The Hollywood Brown Derby – world-famous Cobb salad, steaks, seafood, pasta specialties, desserts and fine wines. For an al fresco experience, guests can enjoy the Derby’s new patio for small savory and sweet bites, plus wine, beer and cocktails such as a classic Mint Gimlet or a Bloody Mary.
- 50’s Prime Time Cafe/Tune In Lounge – comfort-food favorites like fried chicken and old-fashioned meat loaf, peanut butter and jelly milkshakes, sundaes. Specialty cocktails.
- Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant – cosmic concoctions featuring out of this world burgers. Diners watch a big screen featuring favorite science fiction scenes.
- ABC Commissary – creative fast food includes chicken club sandwich, pork carnitas tacos or plant-based California Burger.
- Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano – Mama Melrose brings old-fashioned Italian cooking, including pasta, steak and seafood, to an upscale environment.
- Hollywood & Vine – casual family buffet with fresh salads, rotisserie meats and vegetables. (Disney Junior characters meet-and-greet during breakfast and lunch and Minnie & Friends for lunch).
- Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – various novelty items and specialty foods inspired by a galaxy far, far away, such as Blue and Green Milk, Ronto Wraps, and out of this world cocktails at Oga’s Cantina.
- Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner – serving up shrimp salad rolls and chipotle chicken salad rolls.
- Rosie’s All-American Café – American classics like Angus cheeseburgers, crispy chicken nuggets and fries.
- Fairfax Fare – specialty hot dogs.
- Catalina Eddie’s – pizza and salads.
- Trolley Car Cafe – STARBUCKS® Coffee, specialty beverages and Disney baked goods.
- Backlot Express – savory and flavorful dishes like the BBQ Burger, Cuban Sandwich and Teriyaki Chicken or Tofu Bowls.
- PizzeRizzo – Stop on by for pizza, a meatball sub or antipasto salad.
- Woody’s Lunch Box – featuring classic American fare, old-fashioned soda floats and other Toy Story-themed specialties Breakfast Bowls, Grilled Cheese, “Totchos” and Lunchbox Tarts.
Reservations can be made at Hollywood Junction Red Car Station (corner of Hollywood and Sunset) on the day of visit for The Hollywood Brown Derby, 50’s Prime Time Cafe, Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, Hollywood & Vine and Mama Melrose’s. For advance reservations, guests may call 407/WDW-DINE, make reservations through the My Disney Experience app, or visit DisneyWorld.com/dining.
The idea for a park based on favorite movie themes originated with Walt Disney at a time when studio back lot tours were limited to a privileged few. He first considered a park on his own back lot. Land issues combined with potential traffic problems caused him to look elsewhere; namely, Anaheim. The result was Disneyland. In the mid 1980s, a greatly expanded production schedule for The Walt Disney Company demanded more facilities. Rather than buy expensive land in California, the company utilized its Florida property and combined production facilities with theme-park attractions to give Disney guests a behind-the-scenes Hollywood experience.