It’s list time! Who doesn’t love a good list? You know we love them. Especially lists around underrated Disney World attractions. We’re back with our underrated Hollywood Studios attractions. After tackling the likes of our underrated Magic Kingdom and Epcot, we’re gearing up to take MGM Studios. Oops, we mean Hollywood Studios. Or do we? (Queue Scar laugh). Alright, we ready, are you? There’s no stopping now, it’s time to take on our top 3 underrated Hollywood Studios attractions. May the force be with us!
There Are Rules
Rules? We don’t need any stinking rules. Well, yes we do or we would have chaos and we’re no jokers. Here we go. We’re using the same rules from our previous articles. First and foremost, the attraction should not have a Fastpass. We’re looking for attractions that are flying under the radar. Second, the attraction should be available on a regular park day, not just with special events or parties. Sorry, holiday version of Sunset Boulevard. You are one of our top holiday attractions, however, you don’t qualify for this list. Lastly, no live entertainment. Whether it’s Galaxy’s Edge walk around characters or Citizens of Hollywood, we’re only looking for attractions. Alright, with the rules in place we’re ready to pick our top 3 underrated Hollywood Studios attractions!
Passholder Insights: Late at night is a great time to get in a ride on Slinky Dog Dash or piloting the Millennium Falcon. Usually by the last hour of the night the wait times lower.
Ready For Launch
Where are you launching off to? In the first stop of our top 3 underrated Hollywood Studios attractions, we’re launching ourselves over to Star Wars Launch Bay. When you’re off-planet or otherwise known as not visiting Black Spire Outpost, you can still get your Star Wars fix at Launch Bay. Tucked away in Animation Courtyard is a great spot for any Star Wars or movie buff fan to check out. Filled is costumes and props from the most recent Star Wars trilogy, you can spend hours reading about and viewing all the different pieces.
Beyond the movie pieces, there is a variety of character meet ‘n greets, including one of the most uncomfortable (in the best way possible) meet ‘n greets in the form of Kyloe Ren. For us, it’s the perfect place to escape the heat or wait out the always predictable afternoon thunderstorm.
Passholder Insights: When exiting Star Wars Launch you’ll head through a shop with a variety of unique merchandise including limitation edition pieces.
Green means go! Well, we got the green light so let’s take a look at the second of our underrated Hollywood Studios attractions. With all this green and race talk you’ve probably figured out which attraction we’re talking about. Did you guess it? That’s right, we’re talking about Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy. Adjacent to the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster courtyard you’ll find the Sunset Showroom and home to one of the most famous race cars around. The 10-minute continuous operating show housing one of the coolest animatronics in Lightning McQueen.
Every time we see the show our jaws drop with all the subtle details and movements Lightning McQueen makes within the show. If you’re a fan of the Cars franchise or just looking for amazing Disney animatronics, this a show worth seeing.
Passholder Insights: Outside of Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy you’ll find character meet ‘n greets with Cruz Ramirez and a variety of other photo opportunities.
Glorious 3-Hour Finally
Oh, how we love to quote Sam Eagle. This infamous quote comes from our last stop on our underrated Hollywood Studio attractions. Marked by the Missy Piggy fountain outside is Muppet Vision 3D. Ok, ok, we have to come clean, as we’re breaking our rules. But what can we say, some rules are meant to be broken and when it comes to The Muppets, we’re breaking the rules. We love this attraction for a multitude of reasons, but when we really get down to it, it’s because of the humor. The show is filled with fantastic Muppet moments and tons of quotable moments.
While in the theater definitely keep your head on a swivel, as the show takes place all around you. If you can, you’ll want to try to sit within the middle third of the theater for the best seats.
Passholder Insights: During the pre-show definitely check out all the different artifacts around the room as they are filled with great puns and dad jokes.
Hollywood Studios is filled with headliner attractions. Trust us, they are definitely worth checking out and experiencing. They are all must do’s for us on every trip. When you have extra time or looking to fill in those extra 30 minutes you have before your Rise of the Resistance boarding pass, check out these underrated attractions. There is only one thing left to figure out, where should we head first? Who are we kidding, can you save us a seat for Muppet Vision 3D?
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