Hollywood Studios Rides

The attractions at Hollywood Studios Orlando all revolve around the modern day era of television, music, theater, and movies. As such, visitors looking to enjoy the Hollywood Studios rides will notice themes that pertain to some of their favorite pop culture icons. In addition to a handful of interesting rides, the attractions at Hollywood Studios also include some interesting shows, a few interactive experiences, and some featured daily and annual events. When you're not enjoying the Hollywood Studios rides, taking a tour and exploring the park's dining options can always figure on the agenda as well, so keeping busy here shouldn't be a problem.

The Great Movie Ride is one of the top rides at Hollywood Studios, as it offers visitors the chance to explore classic movies as never before. Once visitors board their theater-inspired vehicles at The Great Movie Ride, they'll be transported through a magical world of movies where famous motion picture characters like Mary Poppins, Indiana Jones, and Tarzan lurk around every bend. You'll even pass along a movie scene plucked straight out of The Wizard of Oz. Audio-animatronic figures, which are robotic in nature, are employed in some of the scenes that you'll see, and it's quite amazing how lifelike they can seem. The Great Movie Ride, which is one of the rides at Hollywood Studios that can be enjoyed by all ages, is housed inside a replica of the Mann's Chinese Theatre building, which is a famous Hollywood, California landmark.

While The Great Movie Ride is appropriate for all ages, smaller kids might find Star Wars - The Ultimate Star Wars Thrill Ride to be a bit too intense for them. Classified as a big thrills experience, this ride puts you in the passenger seat of a simulated space-traveling craft. At the controls of your craft is a droid who hardly knows what he's doing. This results in quite a few crazy experiences. After nearly colliding with comets and other galactic matter, your craft will mistakenly pass through a combat zone as it approaches the imposing Death Star. Hold on tight, because you're in for a bumpy ride.

If you like the big thrills that are associated with Hollywood Studios rides like the Star Wars thrill ride, then you'll also probably like the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, which features the music of the rock group Aerosmith. Visitors have to be at least 4 feet tall to ride this ride. At one point during the trip on this indoor roller coaster, you'll go from 0 to 60 mph in the blink of an eye, so it's not for the faintest of hearts. Along the way, you'll also take a few simulated side trips to places like Los Angeles and Tinseltown. Coincidentally, if you like the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster, you are also bound to enjoy Space Mountain, which is one of the more exciting Magic Kingdom rides. The Rock 'n' Roller Coaster can be found next to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, which is also one of the more intense rides at Hollywood Studios. Those who are daring enough to try the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror will board an elevator unit that rises and falls randomly, thus making it hard to predict for repeat riders.

If the big thrills attractions at Hollywood Studios are a bit too much for the younger ones in your group, then you might prefer the Toy Story Mania experience. As one might imagine, this interactive adventure is based around the popular Toy Story films. After putting on 3-D glasses, your group will board a spinning vehicle that will take you through different virtual environments. There are fun games for your crew to play along the way on the Toy Story Mania ride, and your scores will be displayed when you're done. Another one of the rides at Hollywood Studios that is appropriate for all ages is the Studio Backlot Tour. While riding along on a tram, you'll pass by movie props, see exciting action sequences, and even learn a little bit about how special movie effects are created. If you like the Studio Backlot Tour, then you can also consider catching the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show, which gives behind-the-scenes looks at how vehicle-related action scenes are created. The Hollywood Studios rides definitely offer a lot in the way of variety, and when you visit other Disney World theme parks like Epcot and Animal Kingdom, similar delights await you.

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