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Tyler is a lawyer living in South Florida who visits Disney World at least once a month. He enjoys re-living classic Disney experiences and discovering new things about the parks when he visits. Friends and family always ask him to plan their trip for maximum Disney magic!

The 6 Tips to Making Your One Day Touring Plan for Hollywood Studios

Chewbacca

5. Character Interactions You’ll definitely want to build some time in your schedule to do some character interactions because there are so many unique opportunities at Hollywood Studios.  At Star Wars Launch Bay, you can meet Chewbacca or Kylo Ren, as well as recent addition BB-8.  You also have Sorcerer Mickey, Minnie, Moana, Disney Junior characters (Jake, Doc McStuffins, Sofia ...

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The 6 Tips to Making Your One Day Touring Plan for Hollywood Studios

Fantasmic

4. Fantasmic! Dining Package We love the Fantasmic dining package because it allows us to have a meal in one of the great restaurants at Hollywood Studios – Mama Melrose’s, the Hollywood Brown Derby, or Hollywood and Vine AND get preferred seating for the nightly showing of Fantasmic! Guests will receive tickets that grant them seats in the center of ...

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The 6 Tips to Making Your One Day Touring Plan for Hollywood Studios

Tower of Terror

6. Check Back One of the best things about visiting Hollywood Studios is that the wait times vary greatly and quickly.  There have been times we have walked past Great Movie Ride and the wait is 45 minutes, but we check back two hours later and the wait has dropped to less than 20 minutes.  We like that this is ...

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The 6 Tips to Making Your One Day Touring Plan for Hollywood Studios

Rockin Roller Coaster

1. Rope Drop Being able to ride all of the popular attractions, as well as the thrill rides at Hollywood Studios requires that you get to the park at rope drop. Since Hollywood Studios utilizes the tiered FastPass distribution system, guests are forced to choose between two very popular attractions: Rock and Roller Coaster and Toy Story Midway Mania. Getting ...

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The 6 Tips to Making Your One Day Touring Plan for Hollywood Studios

Anna and Elsa from Frozen

3. Times Guide for Entertainment Between your journeys across the park, guests will pass many, many, many entertainment options. Depending on the time of the year that you choose to visit, the times of these shows vary, so we always recommend picking up a Times Guide so you can know when the slate of shows are performing – the Indiana ...

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The 6 Tips to Making Your One Day Touring Plan for Hollywood Studios

Toy Story Mania

2. Tiered FastPass Decision As we mentioned in the previous tip, you must make a FastPass decision when touring Hollywood Studios. We tend to choose Toy Story Midway Mania because it usually has the longer wait time and we have been able to cut the wait time on Rock and Roller Coaster by either hitting it first thing before lines ...

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The 6 Tips to Making Your One Day Touring Plan for Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios

Even though Hollywood Studios is going through a transformation, there is still much to see and do when visiting Hollywood Studios.  Given the unique nature of the park, you can definitely tackle the entire park in one day, but you need to make a specific plan to make sure you get to everything.  Here are the six tips for coming ...

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The Top 7 Experiences for Guests to Have on Main Street, U.S.A.

2. Town Square Mickey and Tinkerbell Guests can meet two Disney favorite characters at the Town Square Theatre!  Calling the theatre home are Tinkerbell and a very special Mickey – one that actually talks to guests.  Utilizing the technology in the MagicBands, Cast Members in the attraction can then relay that information to Mickey to be able to interact with ...

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The Top 7 Experiences for Guests to Have on Main Street, U.S.A.

Chapeau Shop Phone

1. The Chapeau We love this shop located on the right-hand side of the Town Square! Guests can find any hat to fit their personality and can even have it embroidered with their name or to celebrate a special occasion. The theming of the shop is great and guests can even time travel into the past and listen in on ...

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The Top 7 Experiences for Guests to Have on Main Street, U.S.A.

Castle and US Flag

7. Flag Retreat Held each day, guests are invited to the flag retreat in the center of Town Square.  Depending on sunset, the time varies, so be sure to consult the Times Guide.  What we love the most about the flag retreat is that guests who have served in the armed services are invited to participate in the ceremony and ...

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