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Why Disney’s Hollywood Studios May Be Worth a Visit

by on September 12, 2017

With the closure of the Great Movie Ride, I’ve heard many comments about Disney’s Hollywood Studios such as “See you in 2019”, or “I can’t believe Disney is keeping this place open”, or “You’d never want to waste a day of park admission to visit”. Surprisingly enough, there may be reasons why the Studios may be the best park for one day of your visit.

Is There Anything Left There?

First, let’s look at the makeup of the Studios as it is today. In terms of attractions, the Studios has:

  • Three thrill rides (Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Star Tours)
  • Seven shows (Beauty and the Beast, Disney Junior Live on Stage, Voyage of the Little Mermaid, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, Muppetvision 3D, Frozen Sing-Along, Jedi Training Academy: Trials of the Temple)
  • One family-friendly ride (Toy Story Midway Mania)
  • Two (and a half) nighttime shows (Fantasmic, Star Wars fireworks, Disney Movie Magic)
  • An assortment of miscellany (Launch Bay, Star Wars Galaxy show, March of the First Order, meet and greets, Star Wars clip show movie)

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster may not be the best attraction for Grandma.


Shows, which are the bulk of the attractions at the Studios, eat up more time in a day than rides in a park. In terms of *just* rides and shows, here’s how the parks stack up against each other based on what’s open today.

  • Animal Kingdom: 162 minutes
  • Hollywood Studios: 195 minutes
  • Epcot: 219 minutes
  • Magic Kingdom: 226 minutes


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Express Transportation Being Added to the Walt Disney World Resort

by on December 2, 2016

Express Transportation at Walt Disney World

©Rikki Niblett

Beginning December 7, the Walt Disney World Resort is introducing Express Transportation, a brand new transportation option that provides Guests a faster and convenient way to travel between the four Walt Disney World theme parks, for a price.

This Express Transportation is a special add on that can purchased by Guests who have purchased park hopper tickets. For single-day service, Express Transportation can be added for $15 per person. For multi-day service, it is $24 per person which is valid for seven consecutive days from the day of sale. (Annual Passholders can also chose to add on the single-day option.)

This option will take Guests from inside one them park and transport them straight into another by allowing Guests to travel between backstage locations.

Pick up locations in each park will be found near the exit of Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin in Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom, east of Spaceship Earth at Epcot, near Rock n’ Roller Coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and near Kilimanjaro Safaris entrance at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Express Transportation is available from 10:00 a.m. until park close. Pick up will occur every 30 minutes.