“Welcome to Hollywood Studios”
Probably the best park for teens and the teens at heart, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is filled with action rides and great food as well.
1. Rock ‘ n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith: The best thrill ride at Disney, hands down. Blast through L.A on a limo, while Aerosmith is blasting in the background. It starts with a countdown from Steven Tyler himself, and your off going from 0 to 60 in 2.8 seconds. During that launch, you experience 4.5 G’s, more than an astronaut does in a space shuttle launch. With some great inversions, this coaster is the most intense ride at Disney, but is suitable for anyone because it is very smooth.
2. Star Tours – The Adventures Continue: Based on events from Star Wars this newly renovated motion simulator ride is very fun for all teens. Board a Starspeeder as you go on missions led by C3po and R2D2. With its new renovation, there are over 50 different scenarios, so you can ride it again and again! A great ride with some great effects.
3. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror: One of Disney’s most iconic rides, the Tower of Terror never ceases to amaze me. Board an elevator in a building with a creepy past. As you go up, you uncover more and more on the people who disappeared. Your final destination – the top floor where the doors open and you get a great view of the park, but that is short-lived as you plummet down 13 stories with random stops along the way. A very fun ride for the whole family.
1. Hollywood Brown Derby: A kickback to the good ol’ days of Hollywood, this very cozy spot has everything from meat to fish, but is also one of the more expensive restaurants at the park. Even with the price, if you can get in, it is well worth it for the quality of food.
2. Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano: Yes, this is an Italian restaurant. Mama’s serves up the 2nd best Italian food on property (1st being Il Mulino at the Walt Disney World Swan Resort) and coming from a large Italian family myself, I am hard to please. Pasta, chicken parm, and much more, this great spot is reasonably priced and has great decor.
3. 50’s Prime Time Café: Kicking it back to the 1950’s with a retro decor and good food. Pot roast, meatloaf, and fried chicken are just some of the classics served here. Very fun for teens of all ages to check out the old style, plus you can even have a “TV dinner” and watch TV.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is really a fun park for all and is definitely worth 2 visits if you have the time. There are many fun shows to see including Fantasmic! which is just amazing. Make sure to put time in the schedule for all it has to offer!
Nick is a 14-year-old freshman in high school. Living in Maine, he cannot go to WDW more than once a year, but enjoys that yearly trip with his family. Being the Disney connoisseur in this family, he frequently answers Disney questions and helps plan vacations for anyone who needs it. He is commonly referred to as My Pal Nicky by his friends and family. If you have any questions feel free to e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org or look him up on Facebook and twitter @njfor3.