Top 5 Attractions that I Hope Never Close at Hollywood Studios

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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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6 thoughts on “Top 5 Attractions that I Hope Never Close at Hollywood Studios

  1. Tower of Terror and Rock n’ Roller coaster MUST stay! This year has been my first trip to Hollywood Studios and I have ridden these rides multiple times back to back to back. That’s how much I enjoy them. I enjoy the Star Tours ride as well. Reminds me of the old Back to the Future ride at Universal. If the park is going to be Hollywood themed I would love them to bring some of the old rides Universal had and bring them to this park of course with an update to them. King Kong, Back to the Future, Earthquake, etc. I also wouldn’t be opposed to a Marvel ride. And definitely bring in some more roller coasters that go upside down.

  2. A few months ago, Bob Iger answered a fan question about the name. Let slip it would be changed but not what too. All the speculation is we will get confirmation of the expansion and name during the D23 expo next month.

  3. The article mentions a “confirmed name change” for Hollywood Studios – I must’ve missed an article or something because that’s the first I’ve heard of it! Can anyone tell me what the new name will be? 🙂

  4. I loved the old Hollywood depicted by MGM studios. The park was so different then with it’s unique theme and it was fun being on Sunset Blvd. and pretending it was 1940 and the old Hollywood Tower of Terror Hotel fits right in. I love the Great Movie Ride. It’s my favorite attraction besides One Man’s Dream the Walt Disney walk through exhibit at the Studios. I guess Star Wars/Marvel heros is taking over. Ugh, I like Star Wars but I loved the glitz and glamour of Old Hollywood more. The Brown Derby is not going to fit in with the new theme. Maybe they can add a new “land” to the Magic Kingdom and make it Old Hollywoodland.

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