Monday, August 15, 2016

What Can I Do At Disney's Hollywood Studios with Little Kids and Babies?

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(Note: Jake, sadly, is currently NOT scheduled as a regular meet and greet.)

Hollywood Studios.  I'll be honest, this park isn't a great one for little kids (and babies) that enjoy rides.

Can I bring my little ones on rides at Disney's Hollywood Studios?

There are only two rides for guests of any height.
If you have a toddler, that is at least 32 inches tall, then you have one more option.
  • Alien Spin (32 inches)

Are the shows appropriate for all ages?

Yes!  Also, Beauty and the Beast is an absolute must see for any Disney experience.  The singing and the dancing will keep everyone entertained.  Random fact: This show started on November 22, 1991, which was also the day the animated classic opened, which was the first time that a stage show opened the same day as the movie that inspired it.
  • Muppet*Vision 3D
  • Voyage of The Little Mermaid
  • Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage
  • Disney Jr Live on Stage
  • For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
  • Indiana Jones™ Epic Stunt Spectacular!

What characters can I meet?

There are a few characters that are currently exclusive to Hollywood Studios.
  • Chewbacca 
  • Darth Vader
  • Stormtroopers* 
  • The Jawas ** 
  • Green Army Men from Toy Story 
  • Doc Mcstuffins
  • Vampirina
  • Olaf
*The Stormtroopers frequently patrol the area in character.  This means that they don't really stop and pose for pictures.  They do interact with guests though, so be prepared!

**Not technically a "Meet and Greet", but they walk around and interact with guests in the Launch Bay.  They might even do some trading, since they are traders by trade.

What can't my little kids and babies ride?

Below are the rides that you will need to utilize the rider swap option if you have little ones in your group.

Slinky Dog Dash: 38 inches
Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run: 38 inches
Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance: 40 inches
Star Tours – The Adventures Continues: 40  inches
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™: 40  inches
Rock 'n' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith: 48 inches

What else is at Hollywood Studios?

If you have Star Wars lovers this really is a fun place to be.  As you saw above, there are some great Star Wars Character meets, plus there's Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple, which is a super interactive experience for the kids.  There's a fun Stormtrooper show on the main stage.  The Star Wars fireworks are also quite enjoyable.  Of course, Fantasmic, the night show, is absolutely fantastic.

Keep in mind that things at Walt Disney World are constantly changing.  Something that might be there today might not be there tomorrow.  Something that is there today might not have been there yesterday.  If you notice something on this page that needs updating please leave me a comment.  This park in particular will be evolving a lot over the next couple of years!

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  1. Your comments were very helpful! Good information to know ahead of time.

  2. love to go with my little ones and meet all the charactors they see on tv this is a great place for little kids

  3. My boys would love to see the Star Wars fireworks!

  4. I went and how come no one mentions the fast pass bands? I'm confused do u get to go in fast pass all the time or is it like scheduling fast passes with only 3 per day?
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    1. Fast Passes are linked to your park ticket. You can have a Magic Band linked to your ticket, or you can skip the band and just use your ticket card. Currently, everyone that has a ticket starts with three Fast Passes that you can select on the website, or the app, or in the park at the FP kiosks. After you've used those three you can select more, one at a time.

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