Hollywood Studios is going to be experiencing some serious changes over the next few years. With a ton of attractions closing, rumored expansions, and a confirmed name change, the park stands to take on a whole new identity. I do agree that the park could use a little TLC, but there are a few attractions that I hope never close at Hollywood Studios.
The Great Movie Ride: The glitz, glam, and romance of the movies, all rolled up into one attraction! The Great Movie Ride takes guests through the Hollywood classics, and puts you right in the center of your own gangster or western movie. I remember being terrified as a child that the gangsters were real! I love old black and white films, and this ride is pure nostalgia for me.
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror: Once, I rode Tower of Terror four times in a row. Granted, I didn’t feel very well for the rest of the day, but I did it! This attraction has become a favorite among fans, and I don’t imagine it will go anywhere any time soon. Set in the early days of Hollywood, the ride has a timeless quality to it which should help its longevity in the parks.
Toy Story Mid-Way Mania: I do not love the long wait times that this attraction offers, but once I am seated in my car, it’s just pure fun after that. It has been confirmed that another track is being added to help to decrease the wait times. Toy Story Mid-Way Mania has a lot of room to expand and change with new technology over the years, but I hope the idea of the ride doesn’t change too much with new trends.
Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream: Okay, not the most thrilling of the attractions on this list, but this attraction shows where it all began. Walt had a vision that was brought to life by the many Imagineers who made Walt Disney World possible. I think this attraction is a great reminder of that.
Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster: Take a crazy limo to a concert with the band? Sure! Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster is an exciting journey through the streets of Hollywood, and the only rollercoaster on property that goes upside down. I think, eventually, the ride will be updated with a different band and different music, but that’s okay with me as long as they leave all the twists and turns alone!
What aspects of Hollywood Studios are you glad to see go and what would you like to see stay? Let us know in the comments!
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Monica is an Alumna of the Disney College Program. When she is not walking down the middle of Main Street USA you can find her wandering the World Showcase, or enjoying a Dole Whip while racing to her favorite attractions. When she is forced to endure life outside of Walt Disney World, you can find her in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she lives and works. You can visit her Disney lifestyle blog here.