Thursday, August 4, 2011

Top Five Attractions at Hollywood Studios...297

*I would like to preface this post by noting that the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster will not appear on this top 5 list. If you love thrill rides, it is a must do.  It has great theming, music, story and star power.  My only problem with the ride is it almost causes me to blackout!  It's not just the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster that causes this but any ride that goes upside down.  I would like to credit that to the Ninja at Six Flags over St. Louis.  When I was younger I rode it about 10 times in a row and by the end I was suffering from tunnel vision.  Now I can't ride anything that goes upside down.  Insert sad sound here!  Now back to the post...

In post 325 we looked at the attractions at Epcot and in post 354 we looked at attractions at the Magic Kingdom.  Today we turn our attention to Disney's Hollywood Studios.

5.  Butterfinger Cupcake - I don't think I even need to say anything about this one...

4.  Star Tours - I am a huge Star Wars fan but I was not a big fan of Star Tours 1.  This simulator ride went through a major refurb and reopened in 2011.  There are several new and different destinations.  The ride boasts 54 different adventures meaning that you can ride it multiple times and have different experiences each time.  I am hopeful that the ride is as good as it sounds and justifies being #4 on my list.  I will let you know after our trip, in 297 days!

3.  Toy Story Mania - With FastPasses disappearing before noon on most days, Toy Story Mania is clearly one of the most popular rides in all the World.  Toy Story Mania is a 3D/4D ride.  Your ride vehicle takes you through a series of midway-style games and you try to collect as many points as you can.  You will be throwing darts, rings, eggs and baseballs at all kinds of different objects to collect your points.  The queue for this ride is also great and my second favorite at WDW.

Here is a site that will give you tips on how to score the most points and I promise I won't tell your family/friends that you went here before you played!

2.  Fantasmic - There is no explanation that I can give to do this show justice.  It has Mickey, villains, and a huge cast of all your favorite Disney characters.  From the music to the water effects and fireworks, this is simply one epic nighttime show.  It is just under 30 minutes long and it can be a little scary for younger kids.  Below I have one of the Youtube videos I found and you can preview it and see if your kids can handle it.  I guarantee you it is like nothing you have seen before and is definitely on the list of not to be missed attractions at Walt Disney World.  And yes it is worth the hour or two wait!

1.  Tower of Terror - I love this ride.  It is the very essence of what Disney does so well.  The story, the theme, the attention to detail, and then the ride itself.  Take your time in the queue to notice all the detail and beauty.  The cast members at this attraction are great and can add so much to the ride experience.  I'm sure they are scary in real life too, but they are among the most entertaining characters to interact with on property.  In my honest opinion, this is the best ride at Walt Disney World.

Side view of the Hotel

If you agree or disagree or have a comment to make about this post, please do so in the comments section.  Thanks for reading!


Disney on Wheels said...

I love your list! Well all but the Tower of Terror, its the attraction I can't/won't ride. :)

Jodi Whisenhunt / Magical Mouse Schoolhouse said...

Oh, my goodness, that cupcake is incredible! yum!

Thanks for hopping...or bouncing with us at Tiggerific Tuesday this week!

DisneyBabies said...

Crazy that you can handle Star Tours and ToT, but not RnRC.. I really need to try that cupcake though..