If you like live shows, old world Hollywood nostalgia and Disney franchises like Star Wars, the Muppets and Indiana Jones, this is the park for you. It is perhaps the least disneyesque park, but there are still a few live shows featuring Disney princesses. I really enjoyed it and was perhaps one of the more relaxing compared to the rushing, running and crowd sizes.
My favourite show was definitely Beauty and the Beast-Live on Stage. It had dancing, singing, a large cast and was right on point with the movie. It didn’t feel rushed or leave out any of the important moments from the film. I also loved that it was in an open-air theatre, as the other dark theatres scared my toddler. Octavia thoroughly enjoyed it and was dancing and beaming the whole time. We also really enjoyed The Great Movie Ride for the film nostalgia and the Tower of Terror. The improv of the Citizens of Hollywood was also really entertaining to watch as your walking through.
We went to two restaurants in the park, which were less competitive to book than the other parks. For lunch, we went to 50’s Prime Time Cafe. The 50’s kitsch decor, family-like atmosphere service and comfort food really make you feel at home. The food was surprisingly really great, comfort food done really well. For dinner, we went to Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano. The dark atmosphere was really nice and I had the most amazing pasta dish. For dessert, I receive a ‘spaghetti and meatball’ cupcake as a gift for my birthday, which was a really nice surprise.
The evening show was Fantasmic!, which we had previously seen in Japan at Toyko Disney Sea. It wasn’t as speculatively but it was still really enjoyable to watch as it was done at a smaller scale. Due to limited seating and timing clash, we weren’t able to go to the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular as well which was a shame.
So here is our day in Disney’s Hollywood Studios in pictures. You can click on the photos for a closer look. If you’re planning a trip to the park check out my Disney’s Hollywood Studios Guide and my Tips for Florida Disney Parks.
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Sunset Boulevard
Beauty and the Beast-Live on Stage, Sunset Boulevard
For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration, Streets of America
Muppet Vision 3D, Streets of America
Dinner at Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano, Streets of America
Voyage of the Little Mermaid, Animation Courtyard
Meeting Princess Sophia (Disney Junior Pals), Animation Courtyard
Toy Story Mania!, Pixar Place
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!, Echo Lake
Star Tours – The Adventures Continue, Echo Lake
Lunch at 50’s Prime Time Cafe, Echo Lake
The Great Movie Ride, Hollywood Boulevard
Fantasmic!, Evening Show, Sunset Boulevard