Monday, 28 April 2014

Hollywood Studios Walt Disney World Florida Top Tips

With Epcot opening in 1982 the Disney Imagineers had to think long and hard  about what was missing from Future world, what industries could they put within the new pavilions. What started as an entertainment pavilion idea with Epcot soon made a catalyst for a whole new world ; more specially a third park at Walt Disney Studios :Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park.



Universal studios was hot on Disney mouse tail ; with Universal opening starting developing in 1986 Disney was to open their Studios beating Universal by a mouses whisker in 1989.





Disney's Florida animation studio also created the films Mulan, Lilo & Stitch and Brother Bear before Disney closed it in 2004.





This is a park you can really do in a day with the chance to return to some rides time and time again , I'll put my hand up to that one and say I went on the Star Wars ride  'Star Tours' multiple times!




Lights, Camera Action !



When MGM declined to renew the licensing deal that gave Disney the right to use its name, Disney renamed the park Disney's Hollywood Studios in January 2008. Yet MGM properties such as The Wizard of Oz continue to be featured in the park's Great Movie Ride. (At least for now.)

Who doesn't love Indiana Jones and the movies that followed ! the loves and needs heroes and what better one that an archaeologist hero with a penchant for getting into trouble and scrapes.




Love fast cars and chases ? you do adore such films as Steven McQueen's Bullit ? your child love the award wining Cars then the Lights, Motors, Actionis a must see !





Releasing your Inner Child

Disney has expanded its studios theme park quite substantially  over the years, this is mainly  at the expense of its backstage tram tour, which I think will entirely disappear within the next few years to make way for yet another expansion as is the way of Disney always expanding and getting bigger and better. The Muppets' 3D movie, Lights, Motors, Action auto stunt show, Honey, I Shrunk the Kids playground, Toy Story Midway Mania, and the Walt Disney retrospective ("One Man's Dream") are all in areas once taken by the park's backstage studio tour.






Magic and Fireworks

There is nothing better that fireworks and the majestic magical nature of Fantasmic is a sight to behold , if you are on a Disney dining package make sure you make use of it with the  Fantasmic dining package .You can reserve a place to eat after which you will get your Fantasmic tickets.










I stayed at Saratoga Springs last August and had Disney Park tickets and Disney ding as part of the package with Virgin holidays. I can honestly say Virgin has always ensured a smooth transition on my holidays and as a family we have memories that will last forever.


Something for Everyone


I don't like hardcore rides in fact I haven't been on a roller coaster since I was 12 so I wasn't likely to go on the Rock ’n’ Roller Coaster, neither did my husband or teen. Though they did go on the Tower of Terror ( which is as it's name suggests). It is a ride best left to the end of the day perhaps and a long time after a lunch or if you aren't going out to a special dinner. 




May the 4th be with You!


May the 4th is a special day as it is International Star Wars day . Though Disney don't celebrate on this day they do hold each year a Special Star Wars Celebration at Hollywood Studios.



Planing Your Day

As mentioned in my previous Disney/Florida post planning is essential you might not think given the fact you can do the park in a day but it is. You can check out https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/plan/my-disney-experience/mobile-apps/ for park information ride wait times

Or for an alternative TouringPlans' free Lines app or the free MouseWait app (both available via the Android Market or iTunes Store). It is best to make you of the fast pass system as many of the rides are very popular and you don't want to be disappointed . There is a couple showings of Indiana Jones and  Lights, Motors, Action a day so it is advisable to get a fast pass for those , also popular is the Toy Story ride. 

32 comments:

  1. I cannot wait to go to Disney World in the future! x

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  2. Star Wars is our favourite ride at DHS - we go on it several times each visit!

    We do love going to WDW and can't wait to be back there - and to use the apps to check on the wait times! x

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  3. *starts saving* have never been! but I know my kids would love it!

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  4. I want to pack my bags right now and go! Best get savings for this one day.

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  5. Wow, I would love to visit. It looks amazing.

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  6. This was one of our favourite parks when we visited and we were lucky enough to be their on Star Wars day, much to my husband's excitement!

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  7. Gosh, looks so amazing. I would love to visit one day.

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  8. Looks brilliant!! I so want to visit!

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  9. I haven't been to Disney since I was young and I imagine so much has changed! I can't wait until my kids are a bit older and I get to go again!

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  10. OMG Clare I love this park! I will be going there on my first day. TOT is amazing, and Rock and Roll rollercoaster must be my favourite rollercoaster in all of Florida. Never seen Fantasmic though so this is on my to do list.

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  11. I've never been to Disney World but we're hoping to take the children when they're a little older

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  12. I love the balloon picture!
    It all looks very exciting. I doubt that we'd be able to take Stevie any time soon though. x

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  13. I think this was our favorite Disney Park

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  14. Sounds fab. When my youngest is a bit older, we'd like to visit.

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  15. I'm lucky enough to have visited there twice as a child and i can't wait to take my boys there when they're a little bit older. Such an amazing and magical place xxx

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  16. I'd love to go and so would my kiddos!

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  17. We love Walt Disney World - although haven't yet been to Hollywood Studios. Definitely want to go back again soon...we love it there!

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  18. This looks amazing - I really x10000000 want to go to WDW!

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  19. Great post and photos. I went went i was younger a few times with my family. Would love to take Amelia when shes a little bit older but for now Disneyland paris will have to do :) x

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  20. Gosh, this brings back so much memories! I went when I was about 12 I think... Gaaa it was such a long time ago I can't actually remember when I went HAHA.
    This is defo a place I would like to take Hayden when he is older. We always travel with Virgin too, can't fault them at all... They are always so sweet to Hayden too.

    Thanks so much for sharing hun, looks like you had a BLAST!!

    Lotte xo
    Berice Baby - London Lifestyle & Kids Fashion Blog

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  21. Great post. I have never been and it looks amazing, fab photos x

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  22. fabulous post brings back great memories wish i could take my lil ones , i went wen i was about 11yrs old and i am sure its changed loads since then x

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  23. I have never been to Disney, I am super jealous of anyone that has! I would love to go in the future.

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  24. I have always always wanted to go to Disney!!! x

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  25. Wow this looks amazin !! Great pictures Claire. I would love to go to Disney World but with the kids and my health it's not possible. I can dream x

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  26. I so want to go to Florida after our recent trip to Paris.

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  27. WOW! I really want to go - I better get saving!

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  28. We went last year, AMAZING, great pictures :)

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  29. paul would love the Star Wars celebration day, he's always been a big fan :) x

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