For our last act…Disney’s Hollywood Studios


We spent our last day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Ruth ran to Toy Story Mania and obtained our FastPasses, and then we went ahead and rode TSM since the wait time was only 10 minutes. This is a really cool ride with a 3D view.  This is a fun ride, but also very popular. Grab your FPs when you get in the park or you may have a really long wait for a ride.

While I wandered the streets of the studio, Ruth got FPs for Rockin Rollercoaster and then she and the girls went to Tower of Terror. I found the artistry of the streets to be quite interesting and a remarkable likeness to what I remember seeing in old films and pictures.

After using our FastPasses for TSM, we moved on to the Backlot Tour. This was a really nice view of some of the magic used to make blockbuster hits. The tanker explosion was a bit unnerving, but exciting at the same time.  While I can see where it could be expanded and enhanced, this tour is a dedication to the effects artists who cause these films to come to life.

Our next stop was the Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular. A show filled with action, explosions, gunfire, and sound effects. It was fun reliving the movie, but also seeing how stunts are carefully planned and executed by professionals who take time to rehearse each scene before it get put to film.  All of the moves in this show are carefully choreographed with actions and reactions to make it look real in the movies. The stunt doubles are convincing as the real people while performing the stunts.

It was time to grab a snack, so we went to Starring Roles. I got the Butterfinger Cupcake which was very good and very rich. I guess you don’t eat at Disney with thoughts of losing weight. Ruth got a sandwich that was very good and seemed fairly healthy.  We all enjoyed sharing our snacks among the family.

After grabbing FPs for Star Tours and went to see Lights! Motors! Action!  That was quite a fun show to watch.  It’s about a film crew putting together the chase scenes for an action film. These cars are compact, lightweight, and fast.  The combinations of stunts were fabulous and it was an adrenalin rush to watch. And, the finale was intense.  Take the kids for this show, it will be worth it!

A ride on Rockin Rollercoaster for Ruth and Abigail, it was time to for our last event of the day, Beauty and The Beast, a fine Broadway style presentation that does the Disney Classic well. The music caused some good memories and a few tears to fill my eyes.


We returned to our hotel for our last supper of this vacation and it was off to the Orlando International Airport for our flight home.  We truly enjoyed our stay and I will have a vacation in review posting in a few days.

Author: threestrandswdw

I am a Disney fanatic who can't get nearly enough time to be there! I am married to someone who isn't as into it as I am, but tolerates my "hobby". I live in Ohio, but would love to make the move to Orlando, if I would work either at Walt Disney World, or in some peripheral business serving the WDW area! I invite you to read, comment, and submit ideas anytime at Or, even better, send me a trip report to share with others! We all like to live through the experiences of others, help us stay connected to the magic! Thank you!!

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