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Every Attraction at Hollywood Studios, Ranked

It's lights, camera, ACTION on the Disney Parks Pro ranking of every attraction at Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios (based on Wikipedia's current listing). Use this blockbuster listing so you know what to skip and what you definitely cannot miss! Get ready for the close-up and strut down Hollywood Blvd, you're on your way to becoming a Hollywood Studios Ride Pro!

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17. For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration

If you are the world's biggest Frozen fan - this one's for you! If you're not, however, you should avoid this one. It's essentially a rundown of all the (admittedly amazing) songs you still can't escape after all these years, coupled with a lot of happy-but-screaming little girls singing in unison. Be a Disney Parks Pro and Let It Go, Go, Go!

Thrills: 1
Wait Time: 2
Kid-Friendly: 5
Accessibility: 3
Overall Quality: 2

PRO SCORE: 13

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16. Disney Junior - Live

The name should give it away, but this show is for very little kids. It's interactive and fun if you're traveling with a child who is still the age for Disney Junior. Otherwise, there's not much point unless you want to take a dance break with Doc McStuffins.

PRO SCORE: 15

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15. Jedi Training - Trials of the Temple

15. Jedi Training - Trials of the Temple

Again, this one is great for young children, but it's also a bit time consuming. If your kid love Star Wars and has always wanted to wield a lightsaber like a true Jedi, sign them up! Just expect to spend a good portion of time while they learn how to be a Jedi and participate in the subsequent "ceremony". It's great for a Star Wars geek, but don't give it your time if that's not for you.

PRO SCORE: 12

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14. Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage

14. Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage

This live show is impressive to behold, especially for a theme park production, it's just been around forever and is beginning to feel dated. For frequent Disney Parks Pro's, it's more than lived through it's life cycle. We absolutely love Beauty and the Beast, but the Broadway show has been around forever now and is, naturally, a better production. It'd be great to see a new, modernized show take over this theater.

PRO SCORE: 15

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13. Alien Swirling Saucers

13. Alien Swirling Saucers

There's been a growing trend of installing carnival style rides to newly created lands at Disney Parks, and we're not a fan of it. While this one has some unique character (who can't resist the Little Green Men), it would have been cooler to get another truly unique Toy Story attraction. That said, it does add to the immersive ambience within Toy Story Land.

PRO SCORE: 15

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12. Star Wars Launch Bay

12. Star Wars Launch Bay

This is basically an interactive Star Wars playground, with different games and experiences to explore. There are some character meet and greets if you want to get a picture with Chewbacca or Kylo Ren, some costumes on display, and more. This one loses points for being a lame replacement for the Animation Academy, but it's cool to check out if you're a big Star Wars fan.

PRO SCORE: 14

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11. Walt Disney - One Man's Dream

11. Walt Disney - One Man's Dream

To be a true Disney Parks Pro, you have to honor the man himself, Mr. Walter Elias Disney - and this attraction does just that. This is basically a big museum exhibit dedicated to Walt's work, with tons of cool artifacts and items on display from the Disney Archives. It's much like the Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, but inside a world of Walt's very own creation. Old memorabilia, retired animatronics and more await you in this detailed gallery. It's a nice way to slow the pace down and learn something at the thrill-ride-heavy Hollywood Studios. Be a true Pro and spend some time getting to know Walt.

PRO SCORE: 16

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10. Voyage of the Little Mermaid

10. Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Much like Beauty and the Beast Live, this show is feeling more and more dated lately. But it's campy and fun, and we just like it. Another big up side is that it's actually a pretty short show, so you can do it quickly and with relative ease. While the dark light effects are cheap, we still get a kick out of them, and the music is catchy too. Darling, it's better down where it's wetter!

PRO SCORE: 17

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9. Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular

9. Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular

If you like Star Wars, and you like Nighttime Spectaculars, then this is for you! We're big fans of this new fireworks show at Hollywood Studios that incorporates projection mapping with our favorite Galactic heroes. We'll take all the Star Wars we can get until Galaxy's Edge opens in 2019, and this is exactly what we're talking about! As opposed to Fantasmic, this show has a much larger capacity and often runs more than once a night, so it's much easier for your nighttime entertainment at Hollywood Studios.

PRO SCORE: 19

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8. Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!

8. Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!

Spectacular, spectacular, speaking of spectacular - the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt show is a really cool experience. Get an in depth look at the stunts in Indiana Jones, where you'll see how they did the iconic "ball rolling" scene, as well as the airplane fight and more action-heavy sequences from the film. The whole show has a "behind-the-scenes" kind of motif, with some funny surprises along the way. You can feel the heat from the explosions and the tension during some of the crazier stunts, giving the show a fun, thrilling vibe.

PRO SCORE: 19

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7. Muppet*Vision 3D

7. Muppet*Vision 3D

Hi-ho, we love this show! We know, this one is dated too, but the jokes always land and it's the Muppets, after all! This one gets a special shout out for having a pre-show that's almost just as entertaining as the 3D show itself, which makes waiting go by in a breeze. The theater is so big that there's pretty much never a wait, so it's totally worth giving a watch. There's even an original character unique to this attraction. If you love the Muppets (and who doesn't), experience them in 3D!

PRO SCORE: 21

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6. Slinky Dog Dash

6. Slinky Dog Dash

The newest thrill ride at Hollywood Studios is Slinky Dog Dash and it's a blast! Not quite a kiddie coaster but not quite a big coaster, Slinky Dog Dash is a great middle ground if you're not up for the thrills of Tower of Terror or Rock 'N' Rollercoaster. Plus, it adds so much character and kinetic energy to Toy Story Land!

PRO SCORE: 20

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5. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

5. The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Let's put it this way - Tower of Terror is one of the most thrilling rides on the whole Walt Disney World property. The drops are random and intense, and the Twilight Zone theming fits perfectly for building tension and making the attraction feel scary. The hotel and queue have a very immersive environment that help build the detailed story from beginning to end. If you can stomach it, take the plunge on the Tower of Terror!

PRO SCORE: 19

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4. Star Tours: The Adventure Continues

4. Star Tours: The Adventure Continues

If you're a Star Wars fan, do not miss this ride! This is another attraction with a very immersive and entertaining queue, as well as a thrill once you're on the ride itself. We love how this ride gives you a new experience every time, with several different storylines based on each of the different Star Wars films. Each one has different planets to visit, characters to encounter, and it's own story, giving this ride a high replay value. Book a Fastpass, and then go again when the line gets shorter later in the day!

PRO SCORE: 21

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3. Fantasmic!

3. Fantasmic!

Fantasmic is probably our favorite nighttime show in all of Walt Disney World. The story of Sorcerer Mickey fighting the villains is a cool one, and it has the spectacle to match. The gigantic snake, the dragon and more effects dazzle and impress us every time. This show also pioneered the water effect projections that are now almost standard in any Disney night show, and it's still a very unique effect. Plus, this thing is jam-packed with Disney characters and classic moments, with an absolutely outstanding original score! Seriously, we catch ourselves humming the song for days after seeing the show, it's truly magic to our ears. This one does take a bit of coordination as the theater can fill up quick and there's a mad dash for good seats, so plan to queue up early so you don't miss out. Better yet, make a reservation with a dining package and get a great meal with preferred seating!

PRO SCORE: 20

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2. Toy Story Mania!

2. Toy Story Mania!

There's nothing quite like Toy Story Mania! It's part arcade game, part zany theme park ride, and it's one of the best at all of Hollywood Studios. We love competing with our group to get the highest score, and find each game to be both fun and challenging. True Pros will get the most out of the attraction as there are lots of hidden secrets and ways to earn points, but it's still just as fun for a first-timer as well! Not to mention, the pre-ride environment is incredible. There's so much detail to explore in the waiting area and we love feeling like we've been shrunk down to toy size in Andy's Room. The Mr. Potatohead animatronic is an attraction in itself. Unfortunately, you won't catch it if you have a Fastpass, which you're really going to need for this one.

PRO SCORE: 21

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1. Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

1. Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith

Disney Park Pro Tip: Use the Single Rider line! You often don't get to sit with your group anyway, and it moves quickly. We've never waited more than 20 minutes in that line. And this one is worth it, as it's the best ride at Hollywood Studios! It's also easily the best rollercoaster in all of Walt Disney World. There's really nothing better than that rush when you go from 0-60 at the start of the ride, and we absolutely love having a musical score for our rollercoaster experience (even if it is Aerosmith). It totally cranks things up to 11! The ride is smooth, there's multiple drops, corkscrews and more. It totally rocks!

PRO SCORE: 20

There you have it: follow this guide, don't miss the E-tickets and Get the Most Out of the Magic - you're now officially a Hollywood Studios Ride Pro!

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