An Overview of Hollywood Studios at Disney World

Hollywood Studios was the 3rd park to be built at Disney World. If you haven’t been to this park in forever you might even remember it as MGM Studios (I know I do!). This park is home to all things movies! From the Muppets to Indiana Jones and Star Wars, this rapidly evolving park is a favorite.

Park Overview

This park is divided in to 7 areas:

  1. Hollywood Boulevard
  2. Echo Lake
  3. Grand Avenue
  4. Commissary Lane
  5. Animation Courtyard
  6. Sunset Boulevard
  7. Toy Story Land
  8. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Hollywood Studios Park Map

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Hollywood Studios park map

Each of these areas is known for certain landmarks and attractions-

Hollywood Boulevard

  • The Entrance to the park
  • The Brown Derby Restaurant

Echo Lake

  • Jedi Training
  • Star Tours
  • Hollywood and Vine

Grand Avenue

  • Muppet Vision 3d

Commissary Lane

  • Sci-Fi Dine in Theater

Animation Courtyard

  • Star Wars Launch Bay

Sunset Boulevard

  • Rock ’n’ Rollercoaster
  • Tower of Terror
  • Fantasmic!

Toy Story Land

  • Slinky Dog Dash

Stars Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

  • The Millenium Falcon: Smugglers Run
  • Rise of the Resistance


Hollywood Studios has seen (and will be seeing) so many changes over the years. Home to the ever popular Tower of Terror, this park is now more known for its new lands and rides like Star Wars and Toy Story. Check out my complete list of rides at Hollywood Studios, including descriptions, locations, height requirements, and more.


There are several fun and delicious food options at this park. Whether you are looking for a casual (and unique) quick service at Woody's Lunchbox, or a more adult experience at The Brown Derby, you'll find something for everyone in the food department.

Check out my complete list of restaurants at Hollywood Studios for more information on restaurants, reservations, dining credits, and more.

Transportation to Hollywood Studios

There are multiple transportation options for getting to Hollywood Studios.


You can park for free at Hollywood Studios if you are a resort guest or annual pass holder. Otherwise, parking is $25/day. You'll park in the lot at the park and trams are available to get you to the entrance of the park


You can take a ferry boat from the Epcot resorts, which include The Boardwalk, The Yacht Club, the Beach Club, and the Swan and Dolphin.


There are bus stops to and from the resorts that stop in front of the park.

Minnie Vans

Using the Lyft app (use code doubleyourwdw to get a discount on your first ride) you can call a Disney Cast Member to pick you up in a special van that looks like Minnie Mouse. All Minnie Vans have 2 car seats available and can take you anywhere on the Disney property. Price varies depending on how far you travel.

The Disney Skyliner

With this gondola transportation system you'll be able to ride to and from Epcot and Hollywood Studios to these resorts:

  • Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Riviera Resort
  • Pop Century Resort
  • Art of Animation

Bringing items into the Park

At Hollywood Studios, you CAN bring a bag or backpack on to every attraction. So feel free to pack a bag with your essentials for the day.

What can I bring in to the park?

You can bring:

  • Food
  • Small cooler
  • Milk/formula/other drinks
  • Small tripods or monopods (they have to fit into your backpack
  • Your own stroller

What items can’t I bring?

  • Wagons (You can’t bring anything that your child has to be pulled in)
  • Folding chairs
  • Selfie sticks
  • Weapons
  • Large coolers

Check out our touring plans for Hollywood Studios, and have fun!

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