Morning Hacks for Hollywood Studios!

Hollywood Studios is one of the most popular Disney Parks. To make the most of your time and enjoy the popular attractions with little to no wait time, it’s essential to rope drop at the park when it opens at 8:30 am. I’m going to walk you through the steps to ensure you have an unforgettable morning at Hollywood Studios while keeping it stress-free and enjoyable.

Tower of Terror at Rope Drop

Purchase Genie Plus

To get the most out of your day, consider purchasing Genie Plus. This premium service, available for an additional fee, allows you to optimize your day by utilizing the Lightning Lane entrances for select attractions. With Genie Plus, you can book individual Lightning Lane access to some of the most popular rides, allowing you to bypass regular lines and experience more attractions in a shorter time.

Book your first Lightning Lane at 7 am

The ride that I would recommend booking first is Slinky Dog Dash Run. It is extremely popular and busy all day. If this is not your 1st booking on Lightning Lane, there’s a chance that at your next opportunity (10:30 am), all the Lightning Lanes will be booked for the entire day. When the park opens at 8:30 am, consider buying an individual Lightning Lane for Rise of the Resistance. This is without a doubt, the most popular attraction at Hollywood Studios. It’s also one of the most immersive experiences of any attraction in any park.

Rock'n Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios

Arrive Early and Rope Drop Hollywood Studios

To maximize your time at Hollywood Studios, arriving early and getting ready to rope drop the park is crucial. Rope drop refers to the time when the park officially opens its gates to guests. By being there when the park opens at 8:30 am, you’ll have a head start on the day, beating the crowds and ensuring shorter wait times for your favorite attractions.

No wait times for some popular attractions

One of the perks of arriving early is the opportunity to ride popular attractions like the Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster with little to no wait time. These attractions are classic experiences at Hollywood Studios, and this will be your only opportunity to be able to just walk onto these rides.

Snack Break

While waiting for your next Lightning Lane reservation, take advantage of this downtime to relax and enjoy some delicious snacks. Hollywood Studios offers a wide variety of mouthwatering treats and dining options throughout the park. Grab a Mickey-shaped Ice Cream Bar, indulge in a refreshing Dole Whip, or savor a classic Disney churro. Taking breaks to refuel and recharge will keep you energized and ready for more fun.

Mickey Ice Cream Bar at Hollywood Studios

Explore Hollywood Studios’ shows

Hollywood Studios has so much to offer beyond the headline attractions. While you wait for your next Lightning Lane reservation, take the opportunity to explore other captivating experiences. Catch the spectacular Broadway-style show, “Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage.” Or immerse yourself in the action-packed world of “Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular.” These shows provide excellent entertainment while waiting for your next ride.

You’ll have the best morning at Hollywood Studios by following these simple steps. Arriving early and rope dropping the park will give you a head start and ensure shorter wait times. Purchasing Genie Plus will further optimize your time. This will allow you to relax and enjoy the park even at its busiest times. Remember to explore other attractions and shows to fully immerse yourself in the magic of Hollywood Studios. So get ready for an unforgettable morning of fun, thrills, and entertainment at one of Disney’s most popular parks!

Author: Jose Velazquez

Jose is the founder and writer at He Lives in Lakeland, FL, with his wife, two sons, and two dogs. Jose’s favorite hobby is spending time with his family at all the Theme parks in Orlando. They recently became annual pass holders at Disney and have absolutely fallen in love with the Magic. They look forward to exploring everything Disney offers in the years to come.

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