Best Places to Watch the Hollywood Studios Fireworks & Nighttime Spectaculars (2023)

There’s something magical about a firework show. That explosion of sound, color, and light all set to music that has everyone around stopping to watch in collective awe. Honestly, we don’t get why they’re reserved only for special holidays like the 4th of July or New Year’s Eve. That kind of magic deserves to be shared all year long. Fortunately, over at Walt Disney World, it is.

At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, fireworks light up the night like literal pixie dust in odes to Disney animation and the Star Wars universe. In fact, while other parks have only one or two evening shows to choose from, guests actually have three different chances to enjoy fireworks at Hollywood Studios.

Although it is possible to see bits and pieces of the show from several locations both inside and outside the park, for the very best views of Hollywood Studios fireworks, you’ll need to plan ahead. So, if you’ll be traveling to Disney’s Hollywood Studios during the 50th anniversary celebration, and beyond, here’s our guide on where to watch the Hollywood Studios fireworks, as well as a few tips for having the best experience possible.

As a result of COVID-19, Fantasmic!, Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, and Wonderful World of Animation are all currently on hiatus. While Wonderful World of Animation is set to return on August 1, 2021, no reopening dates have been announced yet for Fantasmic! or Star Wars Galactic Spectacular. Additionally, some viewing recommendations below are temporarily unavailable including the Dockside Diner, Tune-In Lounge, Fantasmic! Dessert & Viewing Experience, Fantasmic! Dining Package, and Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party. As entertainment offerings are subject to change as the pandemic continues, please refer to My Disney Experience or the Disney World website for the most up-to-date information.

About the Hollywood Studios Fireworks Shows

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At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, fireworks take to the sky typically every night during not one, not two, but three different nighttime spectaculars: Fantasmic!, Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, and Wonderful World of Animation.

Fantasmic!

One of the top Hollywood Studios attractions and arguably the best Disney World nighttime spectacular, Fantasmic! takes to the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater stage in an epic battle of good versus evil. During the show, you’ll enter the dreams of Mickey Mouse himself as he fights against some of Disney’s greatest villains.

Admittedly more stage show than firework display, there is still plenty of pyro to enjoy. Plus, with its combination of on-stage Disney characters (including some stage combat), fountain projections, well-placed fireworks, lasers, and a soundtrack that you can’t help but sing along to, it is probably the most unique fireworks show at Disney World.

There’s excitement and drama. Mickey plays an excellent hero that you can’t help but cheer on. Some of Disney’s biggest baddies are there. And you may just find yourself gasping aloud in both surprise and delight numerous times. In short, it’s a must for anyone paying a visit to Galaxy’s Edge or the rest of Hollywood Studios.

Fantasmic! lasts around 25 minutes and is generally presented nightly with showtimes depending on park hours. During the busy season, the show can even run twice or even three times each night. We recommend you pick which showing you’d prefer ahead of time and then plan your day around it, so you’re not left scrambling towards the end of the night.

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular

While Mickey is battling Maleficent down on Sunset Boulevard, there’s another epic clash between good and evil that takes place just down the street at the top of Hollywood Boulevard. Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular transports guests to a galaxy far, far away, as iconic scenes from the saga are projected onto the Chinese Theater and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

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Throughout the Star Wars fireworks at Hollywood Studios, guests follow the stories of Luke, Leia, Rey, and more as they journey through the stars. Add in a 180-degree firework show and a soundtrack stuffed with classic Star Wars themes and it’s the perfect ending to a day spent exploring Black Spire Outpost and Galaxy’s Edge.

Keep in mind that although this is definitely a fireworks display, similar to the Epcot fireworks, most of the action happens close to the ground. Unlike how the fireworks there are centered on World Showcase, meaning the show can be viewed from 360°, Star Wars Galactic Spectacular must be watched from the front for the full experience. Just like the projection on Cinderella Castle during the Magic Kingdom fireworks, the projections on Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway mean that you’ll miss a lot of the show if you don’t have a clear line of sight to the Chinese Theater.

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular lasts around 13 to 14 minutes and is usually shown every night with showtimes varying based on the season.

Wonderful World of Animation

Disney’s Hollywood Studios pays homage to the Tinseltown of yesterday and today. So, there’s no better finale to a day at this starstruck theme park than a show that celebrates the mark that Disney animation (and Pixar too!) has left on the film industry and pop culture.

Wonderful World of Animation treats guests to a colorful cinematic adventure through some of Disney and Pixar’s most beloved animated movies, with scenes fittingly splayed out over the walls of the Chinese Theater, the former home of The Great Movie Ride. Although Wonderful World of Animation is primarily a projection show, there are still some fireworks, smoke effects, and other pyrotechnics sprinkled throughout the show. And of course, it all begins with a mouse.

Wonderful World of Animation has a runtime of around 12 minutes and is typically presented before Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular begins. Like the Hollywood Studios Star Wars fireworks, Wonderful World of Animation is best when watched from in front of the Chinese Theater.

Where to Watch Fireworks at Hollywood Studios

Hoping to be front and center for the action? Whether you’re wanting the perfect view of Fantasmic! or the best place to watch the Hollywood Studios fireworks flicker and flame over the Chinese Theater, these are the top spots to take in the park’s nighttime spectaculars.

Best Places to Watch Fireworks at Disney Hollywood Studios

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Happy to fight the crowds for your chance at the perfect fireworks views? Then claim your seats early at these Hollywood Studios fireworks viewing locations:

Hollywood Boulevard

No matter if you’re watching Wonderful World of Animation or Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, both nighttime spectaculars at Disney Hollywood Studios are best viewed from Hollywood Boulevard, specifically from in front of the Chinese Theater. With the images projected onto surfaces on both the theater and some of the buildings behind it, your best bet is to snag a spot in the open area at the top of Hollywood Boulevard that extends over to the entrances of Animation Courtyard and Commissary Lane.

The stretch of Hollywood Boulevard that spans from Keystone Clothiers down to around Celebrity 5 & 10 and Mickey’s of Hollywood is also a good area to look for a place to stand. Keep in mind, however, that you will only have partial views of the show.

Echo Lake

While it isn’t the best place to watch the Hollywood Studios fireworks, the Echo Lake area is another good spot to take in the show. The area in front of Dockside Diner up to the Hyperion Theater, home to the Frozen Sing-Along Celebration, doesn’t provide straight-on, completely unobstructed views. But, it is close to the action and an excellent backup plan if you can’t find a spot in the Hollywood Boulevard spots we mentioned above.

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Hollywood Hills Amphitheater for Fantasmic!

Unlike the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular and Wonderful World of Animation, which are centered around the Chinese Theater, Fantasmic! is held in the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater. Nestled near the end of Sunset Boulevard, the entrance to the theater sits between Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.

This show is incredibly popular, so you’ll want to make your way over to the theater at least one hour before your desired showtime to secure the best seats possible. Additionally, as people tend to leave the park after the show, second showings tend to be less busy. So, consider sticking around to catch that one if you and your crew have the staying power.

Keep in mind that the amphitheater does open around two hours before the show starts. However, music is piped in throughout to keep things cheery. Although there are some concession stands available inside, we like grabbing something to eat from one of the Hollywood Studios restaurants outside the amphitheater to munch on before and during the show.

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As Fantasmic! is more of a stage show spruced up with some well-timed pyrotechnics and some projections, you’ll want to stick as close to the center of the theater as possible for the best views. While you can see most of the action from the seats at the outskirts, some of the show may seem off-center or far away. And though you may be tempted to save seats in the front row, we actually prefer sitting towards the middle or upper rows as it helps to avoid catching any spray off the fountains, depending on how windy it is.

Best Restaurants to Watch Disney’s Hollywood Studios Fireworks

Wanting to watch the fireworks dance across the sky as you sit down for dinner? Well, we hate to break it to you, but unfortunately, there aren’t really any restaurants with firework views at Disney Hollywood Studios.

That being said, there are a few dining options that are close to the evening festivities. So, while you may not be able to catch the show out of the restaurant’s window, you can try to schedule your dining reservation so that the end of your meal coincides with the start of the fireworks. Although you probably won’t have time to snag one of the spots we shared above, you will be in the thick of the action by the time showtime rolls around and just a short walk away from some decent views.

50’s Prime Time Café

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Take a trip back to the nifty 50s at the 50’s Prime Time Café. This retro restaurant – with dining rooms designed to look like supersized versions of kitchens from that decade – is a true blast from the past. As you’re getting kitschy in the kitchen, you’ll nosh on such comfort food classics as Aunt Liz’s Golden Fried Chicken and Mom’s Old-fashioned Pot Roast. And the wholesome, themed fun doesn’t end there. Even the servers, posing as your uncle or cousin, get in on it with a bit of playful chiding. So, don’t be surprised if you’re threatened with missing out on Traditional Warm Apple Crisp if you don’t finish your vegetables.

Located in Echo Lake, 50’s Prime Time Café doesn’t have front-on, unobstructed views of the Chinese Theater. But, there are a few places to catch some of the show from the restaurant side of the lake. Just know that you may have to walk a little bit to avoid having your view blocked by Gertie the dinosaur or the S.S. Down the Hatch, the boat that’s home to the Dockside Diner.

Dockside Diner

Movie buffs will love dining at this next suggestion. Docked along the shore of Echo Lake facing the Chinese Theater, the Dockside Diner is a quirky little quick service restaurant that’s usually only open seasonally when the park is at its busiest. Made to look like an old “tramp steamer”, this open-air restaurant pays tribute to the California-Crazy architecture of the 1950s. There are even some crates waiting to be loaded onto the boat. While you’re waiting, be sure to check out who the precious cargo is addressed to for a little extra Disney magic.

In the past, the Dockside Diner has offered theme park favorites like Foot-Long Chili-Cheese Hot Dogs, Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Seasonal Milkshakes, and more. Currently, however, there are only beverages on the menu. So, we can’t wait to see what’s on offer when the restaurant reopens again.

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Hollywood & Vine

Looking for a meal with character? Disney characters, that is. Then book a reservation for the Hollywood & Vine. This kid-friendly restaurant isn’t just ideally situated for watching the Hollywood Studios fireworks, it also offers some of the best character dining at Disney World. Come here for bottomless American-style eats, along with up-close encounters with Disney Junior characters in the morning or Minnie Mouse and her pals (all dressed up for the season) in the afternoon and evening.

Technically part of the Echo Lake neighborhood of Hollywood Studios, the Hollywood & Vine is just around the corner from Hollywood Boulevard. So, if you time your dinner right, you’ll empty out of the restaurant into the heart of the fireworks-watching action. Unfortunately, Keystone Clothiers does block the views here a little, and you will need to walk a bit to get a clear shot of the Chinese Theater.

The Hollywood Brown Derby

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Wanting a more elevated end to your day? The Hollywood Brown Derby serves of old Hollywood elegance, as well as sophisticated dishes like Filet Mignon Steak Diane, Lobster Thermidor Macaroni & Cheese, and their Famous Cobb Salad. Like the restaurant’s namesake, this signature restaurant takes its cue from the golden age of Hollywood, with celebrity caricatures dotting the walls and classic Spanish Mission architecture.

Located on Hollywood Boulevard next to the Animation Courtyard, the Hollywood Brown Derby is about as close as you can be to the dazzling display without booking a reservation for the Star Wars Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party. So, when you’ve finished your meal, you won’t need to go far for a good view of the fireworks.

The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge

Attached to the restaurant of the same name, The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge is the place to be if you’d rather grab something to sip on as you wait for the fireworks to start. Located along the outside of the restaurant with tons of umbrella-covered seating, you may even be able to watch pieces of the show from your table if you get lucky with where you’re sat. Come here for classic cocktails like the Hollywood Manhattan or Grapefruit Cake Martini, as well as mocktails, wine, and beer.

Tune-In Lounge

Part of the 50’s Prime Time Café, the Tune-In Lounge is a delightful Disney bar with prime access to the Hollywood Studios fireworks. There isn’t any outdoor seating available here and that’s more than ok, as the inside is a true delight. Designed to look like a retro living room, it’s the perfect spot to guzzle boozy concoctions or a Peanut Butter & Jelly Milk Shake that’s basically dessert in a cup. Once you’ve finished your drink, be prepared to hoof it a bit for the best views of the Hollywood Studios fireworks.

Special Hollywood Studios Fireworks Viewing Events

Ok with spending a little (or a lot) more in exchange if it means the best views possible? Then think about booking a reservation for one of the following special Hollywood Studios fireworks viewing events instead. Reservations are highly encouraged. However, for those who prefer to play things loose and leave space for spontaneity, same-day reservations might also be available on a limited basis.

Fantasmic! Dessert & Viewing Experience

The Fantasmic! Dessert & Viewing Experience takes an already spectacular ending to a day and makes it even sweeter. Reasonably priced at $39 per adult and $19 per child including tax (gratuity is extra), the Fantasmic dessert party kicks off with a selection of sweets and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks served in a souvenir cup. Afterward, you’ll sit back and relax in the VIP section (seats are first-come, first-served, not reserved) as Mickey and the other forces of good duke it out with the Disney villains.

Fantasmic! Dining Package

Wanting dinner and a show instead? Book a reservation for the Fantasmic! Dining Package. As much as we like dessert, for only $4 to $28 more, you can savor an entrée, dessert, and nonalcoholic beverage, or even a buffet, along with guaranteed seating in the reserved section. Not only can this be a great deal depending on which restaurant you choose, but it also lets you eat the kind of food you’re into on your schedule. You can even do some Disney character dining. Talk about flexibility!

The Fantasmic! Dining Package is available at the following restaurants:

  • Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano (Lunch/Dinner – $43 for adults, $18 for children)
  • Hollywood & Vine (Breakfast Buffet – $50 for adults, $32 for children; Lunch/Dinner Buffet – $63 for adults, $41 for children)
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby (Lunch/Dinner – $65 for adults, $24 for children)

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party

Pledge your allegiance to the light or dark side (we’re talking both chocolate and the Force) at Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party. Prior to the show, you’ll snack on savory and sweet snacks like cheese, charcuterie, Blue Milk Panna Cotta, and Freeze-fried Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse surrounded by Star Wars memorabilia and immersive exhibits at Star Wars Launch Bay. Adults can also unwind with concoctions like the Solar Margarita that’s strong with both the Force and the booze. Afterward, you’ll be escorted – by cast members, not stormtroopers – to the best seats in the house right in front of the Chinese Theater. The Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party costs $89 per adult and $53 per child including tax and gratuity.

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Tips for Watching the Fireworks at Hollywood Studios

You’ve booked your dining reservation and decided where you’d like to take in the fireworks at Disney Hollywood Studios. Now, here are our top tips for watching the show once you get there:

1. Mind the rerouted traffic and crowd zones.

As it gets close to showtime, be aware of any temporary changes due to the flow of traffic. Given that the fireworks are centered over the Chinese Theater (AKA Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway), foot traffic tends to be rerouted to avoid any potential fallout from the fireworks around the theater and Commissary Lane. So, if you’d like to join one of the crowd zones in front of the Chinese Theater, follow the instructions of cast members directing traffic.

2. Stake your claim on a spot early for the best possible view.

Don’t think that you can wait until the last minute to find a spot. With Fantasmic! being a stage show and the Wonderful World of Animation and Star Wars fireworks featuring projections, all three fireworks shows at Hollywood Studios are best when (or must be) viewed from the front.

In other words, if you care about watching each nighttime spectacular in all its glory, then you best start looking for a place to watch around an hour before the show. And for those that only care about the Star Wars fireworks, don’t think that you can skip out on the Wonderful World of Animation. Some people will inevitably stick around once the show is done and you may miss out on your preferred viewing location if you wait until then to stake your claim.

3. Keep an eye out for taped and roped-off areas.

As you’re walking, be sure to keep a lookout for any tape lines and roped-off areas. Leading up to and during the show, pathways are physically roped or taped off to help guide guests safely through the park. Keep in mind that while it can be tempting to stand there to watch the spectacle, standing there is not permitted and you will be asked to leave by a cast member should you try.

4. Make note of the Hollywood Studios fireworks times.

With three different nighttime spectaculars happening every evening, we’re sorry to say that things don’t always line up perfectly so you’re able to experience each. Sometimes the shows share the same start time and you’re forced to choose. In that case, it’s good to know which one you don’t want to miss.

Other times you might be able to watch all three, but having a good view will be a challenge. To make it happen, you have a couple of choices. Either take the walkway that leads past the Hollywood Brown Derby up to the Animation Courtyard or cross Hollywood Boulevard and take the Echo Lake path that ends near the Frozen Sing-Along Celebration.

5. Don’t forget your exit strategy.

Once the fireworks are over, you and the rest of the teeming masses will head for the exit all at once. If you don’t want to get stuck in traffic, your best bet is to choose a viewing location that’s close to the door. The front half of Hollywood Boulevard is best for those looking to make a quick escape.

Well Hollywood Studios fans, that’s a wrap on our guide to the best places to watch the Hollywood Studios fireworks. Whether you’re happy to wait for up-close views of the dazzling display or content to pay for a special Disney dining experience and the VIP treatment, you’ll find your preferred spot somewhere on this list.

Not sure you’ll have time to enjoy the firework finale? Squeeze more into your Disney day with our Hollywood Studios 1-day plan. Want to make your dollar stretch farther? Make it happen with our discount Disney World tickets.

Do you know all the ins and outs of watching the fireworks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? What’s your favorite spot for catching the show? Let us know in the comments!

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FAQs

Is there a nighttime show at Hollywood Studios 2022? ›

Fantasmic returns to Hollywood Studios in November 2022, Disney announced on Wednesday, October 12. We still don't know an exact return date. The beloved nighttime spectacular hasn't been running since Walt Disney World's temporary closure in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Does Hollywood Studios have a light show at night? ›

At Disney's Hollywood Studios, fireworks take to the sky typically every night during not one, not two, but three different nighttime spectaculars: Fantasmic!, Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular, and Wonderful World of Animation.

What time is Star Wars fireworks at Hollywood Studios? ›

The nice bonus here is that you can easily walk to Epcot and make it inside the park in time for IllumiNations at 9 p.m. when the Star Wars fireworks run at 8 p.m. Check out our Best IllumiNations Viewing Spots post for our preferred locations for those fireworks.

Is there a night show at Hollywood Studios Orlando? ›

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Does Disney do fireworks every night 2022? ›

Firework shows happen nightly EXCEPT on nights when the park closes early (like for Mickey's-Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, or for select events like Cast Member appreciation nights). There really aren't any spots to eat and watch the fireworks at Magic Kingdom.

Where can I watch the nighttime show at Hollywood Studios? ›

Tips for Viewing Fireworks at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Scope out your viewing spot. Due to both shows being primarily projections, the only place to truly view it is in front of the Chinese Theatre or down Hollywood Boulevard.

Why is Hollywood Studios closing at 5pm? ›

Apr 05, 2022 in "Disney's Hollywood Studios" Disney's Hollywood Studios will be closing at 5pm on Wednesday, April 6 2022 to make way for a private park-wide event. The 5pm park close means a number of changes from the usual entertainment schedule.

Does Hollywood Studios get less crowded at night? ›

Generally, as long as that's not on your list of things to do at the park you can come later and enjoy a much lighter crowd all around the park. After investigation of the wait times and crowd levels, the best time to come out to Hollywood Studios is around or after 6 P.M, the crowds start to thin out dramatically!

Do you need a reservation for Star Wars Nite? ›

Star Wars-themed attractions, usually with shorter wait times. Star Wars-themed eats and treats, merchandise, photo opportunities, and more. Admission to Disneyland park starting at 6 p.m. In addition, please note, no theme park reservation is required.

Where are the Star Wars fireworks at Hollywood Studios? ›

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Fireworks Show. The Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular show is a combination projection and fireworks show at the Chinese Theater in Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Is Disney enchantment every night? ›

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Under normal circumstances, Disney Enchantment runs at either 8:00 pm or 9:00 pm nightly.

What time is the light show at Hollywood Studios? ›

Each night, around 8:40PM (or right after sunset), Grauman's Chinese Theatre lights up with projections of classic movie moments, from Indiana Jones to Pirates of the Caribbean and Star Wars!

What should you not miss at Hollywood Studios? ›

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How long is Hollywood Studios night show? ›

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Fantasmic is an outdoor nighttime show at Disney's Hollywood Studios. It runs about 29 minutes and features a show of good vs evil as we step into Mickey Mouse's dream. Fantasmic! originally opened at Disney's Hollywood Studios on October 15, 1998.

What time are Disney fireworks every night? ›

Magic Kingdom's nightly fireworks usually begin at 9pm, but check the schedule to be sure. Please note that parking at Disney's resort hotels is officially for guests with hotel and dining reservations only.

What days does Disney do fireworks 2022? ›

Celebrate the holidays with festive fireworks, stirring music, shimmering lights and a magical snowfall finale—November 11, 2022 to January 8, 2023!

What time do the fireworks start at Disney 2022? ›

Beginning November 11, 2022, Believe…… In Holiday Magic shows nightly (with pyrotechnics each night!) at 9:30pm.

Which Disney park has the best night show? ›

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Does Wonderful World of Animation have fireworks? ›

Wonderful World of Animation is typically shown 25 minutes prior to the theme park's nightly fireworks display, Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular. The nighttime projection show is short and family friendly making it great for passing the time prior to the fireworks spectacular beginning.

What time is beacons of magic at Hollywood Studios? ›

Starting October 1st the show will begin at 7:45 pm with park close at 8 pm. This show is the perfect way to end your day at Disney's Animal Kingdom! The Beacons of Magic are nightly moments where icons at Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom come to life and light up the night.

What is the busiest day at Hollywood Studios? ›

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We typically recommend staying away from Hollywood Studios on Fridays and Sundays as that is when Disney holds their extra magic hours. Weekend foot traffic in general has been up since the opening of Star Wars.

How long can you stay at Hollywood Studios after it closes? ›

When it occurs, After Hours allows ticketed guests access to the park from 7PM to 3 hours after park close.

Which Hollywood studio rides have the longest wait times? ›

1. Star Wars Rise of the Resistance.

How early should I arrive at Hollywood Studios? ›

You don't need to be among the very first people in the park, but I'd definitely want to be at the gates 45 minutes before Early Entry and no later than 30 minutes before Early Entry (30 minutes early being basically the latest we'll ever recommend arriving for a rope drop).

How early can you get in line at Hollywood Studios? ›

On-site guests wishing to use Early Theme Park Entry should arrive at the Studios entrance 60 minutes before official opening on off-peak days and 90 minutes before official opening on days with high attendance. Off-site guests should arrive 30 minutes before official opening on all days.

Can Hollywood Studios be done in half a day? ›

So yes, you could go to Hollywood Studios, ride all the Star Wars attractions, do some shopping, and then ride the Skyliner over to Epcot. That'd be half a day, and that's totally fair. However, that's like going to the Magic Kingdom to just do Fantasyland or going to Animal Kingdom without looking at any animals.

Is it better to go to Hollywood Studios in the morning or evening? ›

We've stressed this several times recently, but really want to hammer it home. Disney's Hollywood Studios is best experienced first thing in the morning during Early Entry or at the end of the night.

What is the slowest time at Disney? ›

September is the best overall month to visit Disney World. Other than Labor Day, there are no holidays to bring in crowds and most families have returned home for the school year. This is therefore the least crowded time of year to visit Disney World.

How much is Star Wars night? ›

Tickets are available for the Star Wars: Galactic Nights $124 per child (ages 3-9) and $129 per adult (ages 10 and up) (plus tax).

Which Star Wars ride is better? ›

Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance is one of the best rides at Disneyland and it's located in Galaxy's Edge.

What time do Star Wars After Dark tickets go on sale? ›

See it for Yourself. Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite takes place from 9:00 PM to 1:00 AM at Disneyland park on May 3, May 4 and May 27, 2022. MORE INFO: Disneyland After Dark: Star Wars Nite tickets go on sale starting January 11, 2021, no earlier than noon Pacific Standard Time.

Where can I watch fireworks in Hollywood? ›

Some of the best views of the city are located in the Hollywood Hills. Griffith Observatory, and the Jerome Daniel Overlook and the Universal City Overlook along Mulholland Drive are all excellent options.

Is Star Wars Galactic spectacular every night? ›

The show is typically performed nightly. Check your My Disney Experience App or Times Guide for showtimes. Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular is projected on the Chinese Theater and the adjacent buildings, and the fireworks are behind it.

Where is Star Wars land in Hollywood Studios? ›

At Disney's Hollywood Studios, Galaxy's Edge is located in the southwest portion of the park, with two entries from Grand Avenue and Toy Story Land. Galaxy's Edge replaced the majority of the park's former Streets of America area, including the Lights, Motors, Action!

Where is the best place to watch Disney Enchantment? ›

Disney Enchantment combines fireworks with projections onto Cinderella Castle, so it is best viewed from as close to the center of the Hub as possible (the area just in front of Cinderella's Castle with the statue of Walt and Mickey) or on Main Street U.S.A. The further you are off to the side, the more likely there ...

What is the 120 minute rule Disney? ›

The "120-minute rule" allows you to book a Genie+ LL for later in the day -- but if it's more than 120 minutes away, you don't have to wait to redeem that LL. You simply wait 120 minutes and can book another Genie+ LL. Both MaxPass and FastPass+ had similar policies.

What does a 13 minute wait at Disney mean? ›

If either attraction has a wait time of 13 minutes for the standby line, get in line! 13 minutes is a 'code' for no wait time at all. In the case of these two attractions, number 13 happens to be a lucky number! ( Photo Credit Meeko)

Does Hollywood Studios have any nighttime shows? ›

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Is there a night time show at Hollywood Studios 2022? ›

Showtimes have changed for some upcoming performances of “Fantasmic!” The nighttime spectacular will make its long-anticipated return to Disney's Hollywood Studios on November 3, 2022.

Can I bring a backpack to Hollywood Studios? ›

For Everyone's Safety: All Visitors Must Pass Through Metal Detection Before Experiencing the Theme Park. All bags, backpacks and purses are subject to x-ray and/or additional inspection by Universal security without advance notice and should not be left unattended.

Is Hollywood Studios worth 2 days? ›

The Magic Kingdom theme park alone is one of the most popular theme parks and our suggestion would be to plan two full days to really see it all! Hollywood Studios is also a full day event, especially if you are trying to see all of the main attractions including Toy Story Land and Star Wars Galaxy's Edge.

What time does the nighttime show start at Hollywood Studios? ›

There are typically 30-minute performances shown at 5:30 PM, 6:45 PM, 8:00 PM.

Which Disney park has fireworks at night? ›

The only 2 parks with full firework shows are Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Hollywood Studios has shows that incorporate a few firework elements, but because of the animals, Animal Kingdom has no fireworks.

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