Best Things to Do at Disney Hollywood Studios for Adults

Last Updated on May 4, 2023 by Goya

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Best Things to Do at Disney Hollywood Studios for Adults: Entrance

Walt Disney resorts and theme parks are one of the most popular travel destinations in the world, and it’s easy to see why — with a wide range of thrilling rides, world-class entertainment, delectable dining options, and immersive experiences that capture the hearts of visitors of all ages, a visit to a Disney park is truly a magical experience and a dream come true for kids and adults alike!

Having recently been to Disney’s Hollywood Studios with my husband, I can guarantee that with its mixture of fantasy and retro nostalgia, Disney Hollywood Studios is the perfect destination for adults who are looking for a fun and exciting theme park experience. While many people associate Disney World with children’s entertainment, Hollywood Studios offers a wide range of experiences that cater to adults, from thrilling attractions like Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, to immersive Star Wars experiences, including the epic Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge area where visitors can step into the world of the iconic film franchise. The park also features great dining options, from classic American fare to exotic international cuisine, a truly out-of-this-world cocktail bar, as well as world-class live entertainment, ensuring that there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

So, whether you’re a die-hard Star Wars fan, an adrenaline junkie looking for a thrill, or simply in search of a memorable vacation experience, here are some of the best things to do in Disney Hollywood Studios that you won’t want to miss as an adult!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Map

The best way to familiarise yourself with everything that Disney’s Hollywood Studios has to offer is by checking out this nifty map, which shows you all the attractions, locations, events and entertainment onsite by area.

With this map (which you can also access on My Disney Experience App), you can easily plan out your day to have an unforgettable experience at the park!

Best Things to Do at Disney Hollywood Studios for Adults: Disney's Hollywood Studios Map

My Disney Experience App

My Disney Experience App is the perfect way to maximize your time and get the most out of your Disney Hollywood Studios experience. With this handy app, you can easily and quickly locate attractions and restaurants, check showtimes and wait times, find character meet-and-greets, make dining reservations, order food for delivery and even purchase digital tickets before you arrive.

With real-time updates on events, offers and more, the My Disney Experience app will help ensure that you never miss a beat. And, best of all – it’s free to download!

Best Disney Hollywood Studios Rides for Adults

From thrilling roller coasters to interactive dark rides, Disney’s Hollywood Studios offers a wide range of attractions for adults to enjoy. Let’s take a look at some of the best Hollywood Studios rides for adults broken down by area, so you can plan your day around the attractions that interest you the most!

Sunset Boulevard

Best Things to Do at Disney Hollywood Studios for Adults: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Sunset Boulevard is one of the most iconic sections of Disney Hollywood Studios in Orlando, and for good reason. As you make your way down the boulevard, you’ll be transported to a bygone era of Hollywood glamour, with stunning Art Deco architecture, vintage movie posters, and dazzling neon lights at every turn.

One of the main attractions of Sunset Boulevard is the incredible Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, a towering, ominous structure that looms over the street, beckoning visitors to take a ride to the top. Another less imposing, yet equally (if not more) thrilling attraction here is Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith. Both of these rides are firm favourites for adults visiting Disney Hollywood Studios.

#1: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Perfect for: Thrill seekers; The Twilight Zone fans

If you are looking for an unforgettable experience filled with thrills, then the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is the place to be! Standing 199 feet tall, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror is one of the most iconic attractions at Disney Hollywood Studios — having been thrilling guests since 1994.

As you enter the beautiful yet mysterious hotel lobby and the library, you can start feeling the suspense in the air, which only peaks as you board an elevator that takes you up 13 floors. From there, it is a thrilling drop tower ride that takes travellers through multiple levels of mystery and suspense, all while they’re listening to eerie music from the classic TV show. Along with the incredible visuals, this ride also features special effects like wind and lightning, as well as a thrilling mid-ride plunge in complete darkness and sudden drops at random intervals.

The nostalgia factor of experiencing a classic Twilight Zone episode, and the suspenseful music adding to the anticipation, both make this an unforgettable experience. Besides the thrills, guests can also appreciate another layer of excitement when they see how much care was taken to make every detail feel realistic and how much each element adds to the overall story of the ride, making this one of the best rides at Disney Hollywood Studios for adults.

Duration: 3 minutes 34 seconds

  • The Queue and Preshow: The queue starts snaking around the overgrown gardens outside the beautiful yet dilapidated Hollywood Tower Hotel. Once you make your way into the lobby, and queue a little more, you are then welcomed to the hotel’s library where an array of books and antiques are displayed. Suddenly, lightning and thunder crash and all powers down. All except the TV, which crackles into life with Rod Serling telling the guests that soon they will be starring in their own “The Twilight Zone” episode.
  • The Ride: After a story about a mysterious stormy night at the hotel on October 31, 1939, which made five people mysteriously disappear from an elevator along with an entire wing of the building, the guests are directed to board a maintenance service elevator where they embark on an exciting journey through time and space to The Twilight Zone with unexpected drops and special effects like lightning flashes and eerie music that heighten the intensity of their journey.

Approximate Wait Time: 15-30 minutes

Fun Facts:

  • Disney wanted Rod Serling, the creator of the groundbreaking science-fiction series The Twilight Zone this ride is based on, to be part of the attraction, even though he had passed away almost two decades earlier. To do this, they held auditions and enlisted the help of Carol Serling, Rod’s widow, to choose the perfect voice for her late husband. After many auditions, Mark Silverman was chosen by Carol as the official voice of Rod Serling.
  • There are many nods to the classic television show scattered throughout the hotel area. One of them is at the end of the queue, in the hotel lobby, where a cast member directs you to go left or right. At the centre of this intersection is an intriguing directory that has some letters missing… Guests who get close and look at the bottom of the directory can discover a secret message written using the missing letters!

#2: Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

Perfect for: Thrill seekers

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith is an exhilarating and iconic ride that has been featured at Disney’s Hollywood Studios since 1999 and is regularly referred to as one of the best rides at Disney Hollywood Studios for adults.

While it may not look as ominous as the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror on the outside, this hair-raising, fast-paced ride with inversions and a top speed of 57 mph will definitely give you an adrenaline rush unlike any other. It’s no secret that this thrilling roller coaster packs quite a punch, offering some of the most intense G-forces found in any Disney attraction. Even for experienced riders, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith provides an unforgettable experience with amazing visuals and an incredible rock and roll soundtrack from Aerosmith playing throughout the track.

Duration: 1 minute 22 seconds

  • The Queue and Preshow: When guests enter the line queue at Disney Hollywood Studios, they take part in a pre-show experience at Studio C, where Aerosmith is at work with a sound engineer on an instrumental version of “Walk This Way”. When the band’s manager interrupts them about running late for their show, Steven Tyler offers to take the guests with them in a “super stretch” limo (Manager: “Well, guys, what do you expect me to do? Send them all with you?” to which Steven replies saying: “Wait a minute. I love that idea. How about some backstage passes?“). The manager reluctantly agrees, and Aerosmith drives off blaring their hit song, leaving the manager behind. Once this scene ends, “Walk This Way” plays vocally as the guests are permitted to board the ride.
  • The Ride: After boarding your stretch limo, prepare yourself to rock out with Aerosmith as you speed around turns and loops at around 60 miles per hour! The coaster takes guests on a high-speed journey through the streets of Los Angeles as you jam to the classic rock music of Aerosmith. A thrilling upside-down loop, corkscrew, and zero gravity roll are among the many thrills in store for guests as they experience this one-of-a-kind attraction.

Approximate Wait Time: 30-45 minutes

Fun Facts:

  • Each super-stretch limo is outfitted with a 125-speaker, 24-subwoofer, 32 KW audio system, playing the best of Aerosmith’s hits as they go.
  • Each vehicle features a different Aerosmith hit song or medley, depending on the license plate:
    • 1QKLIMO: “Nine Lives”
    • UGOBABE: “Love in an Elevator” and “Walk This Way”
    • BUHBYE: “Young Lust”, “F.I.N.E.*” and “Love in an Elevator” (Sung as Love in a Rollercoaster in the last line)
    • H8TRFFC: “Back in the Saddle” and “Dude (Looks Like a Lady)”
    • 2FAST4U: “Sweet Emotion”

Starting February 21, 2023, guests will have to wait to experience Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith as the iconic ride undergoes refurbishment. But fear not — in summer 2023, you can once again rock out in the signature super-stretch limo!

Echo Lake

Echo Lake at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a picturesque lake located in the heart of the park. With its calming waters and shimmering blue hues, it serves as a perfect backdrop for fun activities like Indiana Jones stunts, to quench your thirst with an icy-cold beverage or snack on some delicious concession stand food around the perimeter!

#3: Star Tours® – The Adventures Continue

Perfect for: Star Wars fans

Best Things to Do at Disney Hollywood Studios for Adults: Star Tours

Star Tours® – The Adventures Continue is an exciting 3D motion-simulated spaceflight adventure at Disney’s Hollywood Studios that will leave you feeling like part of the movie franchise itself.

Here, guests can buckle up and visit the far reaches of the galaxy with C-3PO and R2-D2 as they fly through iconic Star Wars locales such as Tatooine, Hoth and even the Death Star! With ever-changing pathways, no two rides are alike, so be prepared for all kinds of surprises along the way!

Duration: 4 minutes 30 seconds

  • The Queue: The spaceport terminal-inspired queue features posters promoting voyages to various planets, and a large LCD screen displaying flight statuses, planetary weather forecasts, and advertisements extolling the benefits of booking with Star Tours, as well as audio-animatronic characters that interact with guests and each other in the queue. Subsequently, guests collect their 3-D flight glasses and are directed by a flight agent to one of six gates in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where they wait for boarding.
  • The Pre-Show: The premise of the ride is that C-3PO gets stuck in the cockpit of the ship — where he was assigned maintenance responsibilities — after the captain departs. C-3PO laments the miscommunication to R2-D2 on top of the ship but to no avail when the StarSpeeder 1000 takes off with C-3PO inside.
  • The Ride: Guests board a Starspeeder 1000 spacecraft and experience a thrilling adventure through the Star Wars galaxy. The ride features randomized scenarios, so each time you ride, you can experience different characters, planets, and events. Your spacecraft will travel through the deserts of Tatooine, the underwater city of Naboo, or the Death Star debris field, navigating through asteroid fields, dodging blaster fire, and being chased by Imperial ships.

Approximate Wait Time: 15-25 minutes

Fun Facts:

  • This 3D attraction features a randomiser which selects from a range of multiple storylines, ensuring that each and every journey is unique.
  • This is one of the oldest attractions in the park, first debuting as “Star Tours” in December 1989 at what was then called Disney-MGM Studios. After a major refurbishment, the ride reopened in 2011 under the new name of “Star Tours® – The Adventures Continue”, with additional scenes added to the ride, making it even more exciting.

This is definitely the least immersive of all the Disney Hollywood Studios Star Wars experiences, so if you are short on time, I would recommend checking out these Star Wars rides instead.

Toy Story Land

Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a dramatic 11-acre addition to the park inspired by Pixar’s iconic movie. Here you can step into Andy’s backyard and join Woody, Buzz, Jessie and friends for a one-of-a-kind experience full of fun and adventure!

Adults will especially love the jaw-dropping views of the park from the Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster, while the whole family can also explore other attractions like Toy Story Mania!, Alien Swirling Saucers (not the best for adults), and meet their favourite characters.

#4: Slinky Dog Dash

Perfect for: Families

From the moment you step into Toy Story Land in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you’re greeted by Andy’s beloved Slinky Dog Dash roller coaster. This exciting ride takes thrill-seekers of all ages on a wild and zany journey as they zip around bends, soar above giant toys and plunge to earth.

What makes Slinky Dog Dash so unique is that adults get spectacular views of the park from high above. On this fun-filled ride, you can expect to be taken on an epic adventure full of twists and turns, curves and loops. Plus, there’s nothing more thrilling than seeing huge figures of Buzz Lightyear, Rex and Woody up close!

With its vibrant colours and larger-than-life characters, this ride is sure to bring out the kid in everyone!

Best Things to Do at Disney Hollywood Studios for Adults: Slinky Dog Dash

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Duration: 2 minutes

Approximate Wait Time: 20-40 minutes (but can go up to 60 minutes some days)

Fun Facts:

  • Looking for references to the Toy Story movie series? Don’t miss out on all the fun details before you even get on the ride! Keep an eye out for the box of Dash & Dodge Mega Coaster Kit at the entrance, which was used by Andy to build the track, and marvel at Andy’s sketches of coaster schematics that he drew using crayons and pencils.
  • The rollercoaster has two launches. The pause-and-launch in the middle was designed to recreate the sensation of playing with a pull-back toy that winds up and then is launched.

#5: Toy Story Mania

Perfect for: Families; Gamers

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Step into Andy’s Room and experience 4D gaming with all your favourite Toy Story characters. This interactive shooting game, using special spring-action shooters, pits players against each other in virtual 3D carnival games as you compete for the highest score. You’ll be glad you chose this ride when you get off and have a blast trying to beat your personal high score or your friend’s!

Is this the best ride at Disney Hollywood Studios for adults? Probably not. But it is definitely perfect for (competitive) adults who are looking for something fun and challenging at the same time! Additionally, thanks to its family-friendly nature, this attraction works well for all ages making it an ideal choice for families looking for something all members can enjoy together.

Duration: 5-6 minutes

  • The Queue and Preshow: As you enter the queue, you’ll find yourself surrounded by oversized toys, board games, and other familiar elements from the Toy Story franchise. After you pass through the queue, you’ll enter a room designed as a carnival game booth, where you will be given 3D glasses for use throughout the ride.
  • The Ride: Guests board a ride vehicle designed as a carnival tram and enter different booths to play carnival games that are inspired by classic midway games, like ring toss, baseball toss, balloon pop, dart throw and pie toss. As the tram moves through these game booths, riders use their spring-action shooter to hit targets they see on 3D screens throughout each game. The games score points and get progressively more challenging, providing an engaging and exciting experience throughout the ride.

Approximate Wait Time: 30-45 minutes

Fun Facts:

  • Toy Story Mania (also known as Toy Story Midway Mania!) was the first attraction to be built in two parks at the same time. It made its debut at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on May 31, 2008, and two weeks later, on June 17th, it opened up in Disney California Adventure too. With its fabulous 3D visuals and fun interactive elements, it quickly became one of the most beloved attractions in both parks.
  • In each mini-game, players can find hidden “Easter eggs” that may unlock additional targets or gameplay changes.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge area in Disney’s Hollywood Studios brings the world of Star Wars to life.

Here, the guests can explore the Black Spire Outpost on the planet Batuu and immerse themselves in a galaxy far, far away. Visitors can ride on Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run and join the Resistance or First Order in an epic battle, construct their own droids and lightsabers, sample galactic-inspired food and drinks, shop for one-of-a-kind wares from across the galaxy, and so much more!

The dining and shopping area in this section is so good that it actually makes you feel like you are making a cameo appearance in one of the franchise’s movies or TV shows!

The best area at Disney Hollywood Studios for adults

#6: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Perfect for: Star Wars fans

Best things to do at Disney Hollywood Studios for adults: Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance

Feeling the Force? Then you won’t want to miss out on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, a truly thrilling adventure and IMO, the best ride at Disney Hollywood Studios for adults!

This mammoth of an attraction takes guests into a climactic battle between the First Order and the Resistance. During this epic journey, visitors will board an Intersystem Transport Ship as they come face-to-face with a First Order Fleet and confront Kylo Ren.

Not only is this attraction full of action-packed scenes and showstopping moments, but it’s also filled with realistic sets, special effects and advanced technology from start to finish. And excellent cast members, I must add! You can tell that every detail has been carefully crafted to bring the story to life in front of your very eyes, making it an experience that will truly make you feel like you are part of the movie!

Whether you’re a die-hard fan or simply curious about what Disney has to offer, this is one attraction that shouldn’t be missed. Step into a galaxy far, far away and join the rebellion today!

Duration: 18 minutes

  • The Queue: As you approach the attraction, you’ll find the queue starts outside, in the Resistance base known as Black Spire Outpost. Guests then make their way through a winding path lined with crates, barrels, and equipment typically found in the Star Wars universe. The queue area features a series of caves, where you’ll see remnants of ancient ruins, Mon Calamari sea mines, and even droid parts.
  • The Pre-Show: Next, guests enter a briefing room designed to look like the command centre of a Resistance cruiser, where they see a hologram of Rey outlining the mission’s objectives. However, the briefing is interrupted as the First Order discovers the base and guests are rushed to the ride vehicles for an evacuation.
  • The Ride: The ride experience is divided into two main parts. The first part of the ride is a trackless dark ride, which puts guests in the middle of a heated battle between the First Order and the Resistance troops. The second part of the ride is a motion simulator where guests join a high-speed Star Wars space battle. Both sections of the ride use impressive special effects, projections, and realistic animatronics. Throughout the ride, you encounter iconic Star Wars characters, including Rey, Kylo Ren, and BB-8, as well as a range of other characters from the Star Wars saga. The experience is designed to make you feel like you’re part of the story, with realistic and immersive sets, sound, and lighting.

Approximate Wait Time: 40-60 minutes (but can go up to 80-90 minutes some days)

Fun Facts:

  • This ride is based on the classic Star Wars franchise and combines a number of experiences in one – from soaring through space on a First Order Star Destroyer to joining a covert operation with the Resistance.
  • It is considered the most immersive experience at any of the Walt Disney World® Resorts, featuring amazing audio-animatronics and special effects.

#7: Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run

Perfect for: Star Wars fans, Gamers

Best things to do at Disney Hollywood Studios for adults: Millennium Falcon: Smuggler's Run

Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run is an interactive, virtual flight that simulates the experience of piloting the iconic Millennium Falcon, and is one of the best rides at Hollywood Studios for adults (but then again, I’m probably biased as a Star Wars lover).

The ride plays out like an interactive space mission, as each visitor assumes the role of pilot, engineer or gunner aboard the famous ship. To ensure the success of the mission (and if they ever hope to make it past dangerous enemies lurking in other galaxies), the guests must work together. Luckily, the mix of advanced technology, detailed sets and immersive audio-visual effects brings the fighter out of even the most docile guests, making everyone truly feel like part of the story!

Duration: 4 minutes and 30 seconds

  • The Queue: The attraction’s queue is designed to look like a spaceport hanger, where guests wait to board the Millennium Falcon. The queue is filled with authentic Star Wars touches that will immerse guests in the world of the movie franchise. There are a variety of cargo crates, tools, and droids that line the walls, giving guests plenty to explore and discover.
  • The Preshow: Groups of six guests are assigned different roles on the ship, including pilot, gunner, and engineer. In the pre-ride show, guests are given instructions on how to perform their assigned responsibilities, as they will directly affect the success of the mission. Hondo Ohnaka and Chewbacca appear in the pre-ride video briefing to explain each team member’s role and what to expect for the upcoming mission.
  • The Ride: The multi-person cockpit simulates a flight through space. During the ride, guests face a number of obstacles that they must overcome to successfully complete their mission, and each guest’s actions, such as piloting manoeuvres and weapon accuracy, impact the outcome of the ride. After the flight, each rider is given a scorecard that reflects their performance, which can later be compared with those in their party or other riders.

Approximate Wait Time: 20-40 minutes

Fun Facts:

  • When guests board the ride, they’re actually sitting in a replica of the Millennium Falcon’s cockpit, with the same button panels, switches, and levers featured in the Star Wars films.
  • Guests experience real-time responses to their actions as they pilot the iconic spacecraft. So depending on how well the riders perform during their mission, it’s possible to achieve a high score, but also to fail the mission.

Best Disney Hollywood Studios Experiences for Adults

In addition to thrilling and/or immersive rides, the park also boasts a wide range of top-quality shows, including Broadway-style live musicals, as well as unique dining opportunities.

#1: Oga’s Cantina

Perfect for: Star Wars fans, Cocktail lovers

Ready to explore a strange and mysterious corner of the Star Wars galaxy? Then you won’t want to miss out on Oga’s Cantina at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! This sci-fi drinking establishment is sure to be an unforgettable experience that’ll transport you into a whole new world and is definitely one of the best things to do at Hollywood Studios besides enjoying the rides!

At Oga’s Cantina, guests can sample exotic drinks while listening to DJ R-3X (formerly known as Rex from Star Tours). Here you’ll also find an array of speciality concoctions like Fuzzy Tauntaun, Jedi Mind Trick and Yub Nub.

But it’s not just about the drinks – Oga’s Cantina offers something for everyone! From galactic gourmets searching for unique culinary experiences to Star Wars fanatics looking for souvenirs that only this place can offer, there is something for everyone here.

Advance reservations are highly recommended. Oga’s Cantina is one of the most popular destinations at the park, so it can be challenging to get a table without a prior reservation. You can make a reservation in advance by using the My Disney Experience App, or by visiting this page. Please note that a credit card is required to hold the reservation, and there is a cancellation fee if you don’t show up or cancel less than 2 hours before your scheduled reservation.

#2: Droid Depot

Perfect for: Star Wars fans, Engineers

The Droid Depot, located in the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge area of the park, is a must-visit for fans and aspiring droid builders alike. You’ll have the chance to create your very own droid from parts and pieces provided by the depot before deciding whether to keep it or have it incinerated (which makes an incredible display!). After selecting all of your parts, you can watch as your creation comes to life — lights blinking, arms moving and sounds buzzing!

Once you’ve finished creating your droid, you can take it around with you on all your adventures throughout the parks. But before you leave the depot, don’t miss out on the fun of assembling model kits or trying out premade and premium droids. And if you’re looking for something really unique, check out the cool collection of upcycled objects crafted from scrap parts.

For those looking for adventure or just wanting to live out their Star Wars fantasies, a visit to Droid Depot is sure to satisfy. With its amazing technology, attention-to-detail designs and expert staff members — this place truly brings a galaxy far, far away right into our world!

At $119.99 plus tax*, building your own Astromech droid unit (plus a carry box and instructions) may not be the cheapest option, but it’s definitely worth the money for such a unique and memorable experience, especially for big fans of the franchise! This experience is recommended for ages 3 and up, and it’s limited to one builder plus one guest — the builder must be 14 or older, and only the builder is allowed to build a droid.

* Optional personality-affiliation chips and other accessories are available at an extra cost. Custom Astromech droid units are nonrefundable and not eligible for any discounts.

#3: The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant

Perfect for: Sci-Fi lovers, 50’s lovers

The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios offers guests an immersive dining experience unlike any other. Here, you can enjoy a delicious meal with friends and family while also enjoying the ambience of a classic drive-in movie theatre from the 1950s! With its actual cars from the era, out-of-this-world decor, and old black-and-white sci-fi movies playing on the ‘big screen’, adults will love being able to relive the nostalgia of a simpler time (if there is ever such a thing). There’s something for everyone on their menu including burgers, wraps, salads, steaks and much more, so do check this place out when you visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

#4: The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular

Perfect for: Indiana Jones lovers, Stunt lovers

The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a unique live show that transports audiences into the thrilling world of one of cinema’s most iconic adventurers. Fans of the Indiana Jones movies will appreciate the impressive stunts, witty improvisation and movie-accurate costumes that make this show a must-see for any fan of the series.

So pull on your fedora and join Indy himself for an action-packed adventure that you won’t soon forget!

#5: Animation Courtyard

Perfect for: Disney fans, Star Wars fans, Creatives

Best Things to Do at Disney Hollywood Studios for Adults: Animation Courtyard

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Animation Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the perfect place for adults to enjoy a variety of activities. Walt Disney Presents and Star Wars Launch Bay bring together hardcore Disney and Star Wars fans alike, with experiences and attractions that’ll appeal to all ages.

At Walt Disney Presents, fans can explore the history of Disney entertainment, featuring interactive exhibits, galleries and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the amazing world of animation. From original sketches by Walt Disney himself to exclusive sneak peeks into upcoming films – this attraction is a must-visit for anyone looking to learn more about the iconic House of Mouse.

Star Wars Launch Bay invites visitors into another exciting galaxy featuring Stormtrooper encounters, virtual reality rides and exclusive artwork from some of the franchise’s most popular instalments. Plus, if you’re a big fan of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge then you can also find out more about this epic park experience at Launch Bay!

FAQs | Disney Hollywood Studios for Adults

Is Disney Hollywood Studios Fun for Adults?

Absolutely! Disney Hollywood Studios is a blast for adults. While the park is often thought of as a family-oriented destination, it caters wonderfully to adult visitors who are seeking a fun and memorable experience. From pulse-pounding attractions to award-winning dining experiences, there are plenty of things for adults to enjoy at Disney Hollywood Studios. Some of the top rides in the park have been specifically designed to appeal to an adult audience, such as the iconic Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and the high-speed roller coaster, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith. And of course, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, an immersive and intricately detailed land with a variety of thrills that will please Star Wars aficionados!

Is Disney Hollywood Studios a Full-Day Park?

Yes, Disney Hollywood Studios is certainly a full-day park for adults, but it’s also possible to experience the highlights of the park in just half a day. Whether you want to take advantage of all that the park has to offer or just visit a few of your favourite attractions and shows, Disney Hollywood Studios has something for everyone.

Which Disney Parks are Connected to Hollywood Studios?

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is connected to Epcot via boat and to Magic Kingdom Park via bus.

What is Parking Like at Disney Hollywood Studios?

Disney Hollywood Studios offers several parking options for guests visiting the park. There are two main parking lots – the Heroes section and the Villains section – located directly outside the main entrance to the park. Both lots are enormous and can accommodate a large number of vehicles. The cost of standard parking is currently $25 per vehicle per day, while preferred parking is available for $45 per vehicle per day.

Guests who have booked a Walt Disney World hotel stay, Annual Passholders, or Disney Premier Passholders receive complimentary parking at Disney Hollywood Studios. Disabled parking is available, and guests who require special assistance can also request courtesy wheelchairs or electric conveyance vehicles (ECVs).

Parking at Disney Hollywood Studios

Final Thoughts: Disney Hollywood Studios for Adults

Disney Hollywood Studios is a place of dreams and wonder, where adults can experience a wide range of captivating attractions, explore new worlds and have an all-around good time. From concept to reality, the park’s exquisite design brings visitors into an immersive theme park atmosphere with something for everyone.

Whether it’s heart-pounding thrills, immersive adventures, or simply basking in the nostalgia of old-time Hollywood, there are plenty of things at Disney’s Hollywood Studios that adults can enjoy! Combined with its inviting ambience, delightful dining options and exceptional entertainment experiences, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is sure to leave you mesmerized and captivated to return again and again.

So go on and take your imagination on a journey that will stay with you forever. Your inner child will thank you for it!

Looking for more things to do in Orlando, Florida?

  • Star Wars lovers looking for out-of-this-world adventures here on our home planet are sure to enjoy a visit to Kennedy Space Center!
  • Outdoorsy visitors may also find the following tours interesting:


Best Things to Do at Disney Hollywood Studios for Adults
Best Things to Do at Disney Hollywood Studios for Adults

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  1. Deirdre Jenkins wrote:

    The star wars section looks pretty cool, especially the Cantina!

    Posted 3.26.23 Reply
    • Goya wrote:

      It’s sooo cool – we really enjoyed our time sipping cocktails at Oga’s Cantina!

      Posted 3.26.23 Reply
  2. Stephanie wrote:

    WOW, this is such a great guide to Disney! I’m due for a visit, it’s been forever!

    Posted 3.27.23 Reply
    • Goya wrote:

      Oh, thank you Stephanie, so glad you liked it! Hope you manage to visit soon! 🙂

      Posted 3.27.23 Reply