A big part of planning your Disney vacation is booking FastPass reservations. Today we are sharing our best Disney Hollywood Studios FastPass tips, tiers, and what you need to know to plan your FastPass at Hollywood Studios.
UPDATE: Disney has retired FastPass at the Disney Parks. Read Disney World 7 Day Itinerary Planning Guide for all the best planning tips for your Disney World vacation.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is themed to old time Hollywood and allows guests step into the movies they know and love. It is located at the Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, Florida.
There are rides and shows the entire family can enjoy. Hollywood Studios is also home to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land. For younger children there is Disney Jr. Dance Party, meet Olaf, and the Frozen Sing-Along.
Hollywood Studios FastPass Overview
A FastPass is a virtual line that allows less wait times at attractions and is free to all guests with a park ticket. You reserve your time window for particular attractions and visit during your time. This allows more time to explore the parks and less time waiting.
Read this post about Disney World FastPass to get started -> Disney World FastPass Guide: How to Use It, What To Do, + How to Make it Work for You.
Hollywood Studios FastPass Tiers
There are two FastPass tiers at Hollywood Studios. Guest will choose 1 attraction from tier 1 and 2 attractions from tier 2.
One attraction you will not see on the Hollywood Studios FastPass Tiers is Rise of the Resistance. Rise of the Resistance is the most popular attraction at the park. It is located in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and you will secure a boarding pass upon entering the park. Learn more here.
Choose 1 from Tier 1:
- Slinky Dog Dash
- Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge
- Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
Choose 2 from Tier 2:
- Alien Swirling Saucer
- Toy Story Mania
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
- Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
- Beauty and the Beast-Live on Stage
- Fantasmic! (Preferred Seating at Evening Show)
- Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
- For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
- MuppetVision 3D
- Star Tours
- Voyage of the Little Mermaid
- Disney Junior Dance Party
Best FastPass at Hollywood Studios Recommendations
The most popular attractions are the Star Wars attractions, Toy Story Land, and Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway. These are new attractions to the park and will see the longest wait times.
These are our picks for the best FastPass at Hollywood Studios:
- Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run
- Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
- Any Toy Story attraction in this order: Slinky Dog, Toy Story Mania, and Alien Swirling Saucer
- Tower of Terror
- Rock and Roller Coaster
- Star Tours
- As of January 2020 Rise of the Resistance at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge does not accept Fastpass.
Toy Story Land and Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge are the most popular FastPass reservations and they are going quick. You can pick from Slinky Dog Dash or Millennium Falcon in tier 1. Choose based on what your family wants to do. Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is also very popular.
Hollywood Studios FastPass Tips
These are our best tips for Hollywood Studios FastPass that will help you plan your Hollywood Studios Itinerary.
Only Make a FastPass Reservation for Hollywood Studios that You Actually Want
I always suggest going over all the attractions at the park with your family. Then create a list of attractions you would like to experience. There is no reason to book a FastPass for an attraction you are not interested in. Let your interests guide your day at Hollywood Studios.
Attractions at Hollywood Studios that DO NOT Need a FastPass
There are attractions at Hollywood Studios that do not need a FastPass. Typically the shows do not need a FastPass unless you want preferred seating. I find it better to use your FastPass reservations for the most popular attractions to minimize the amount of time waiting in lines.
You can book 3 FastPass reservations per day/per park in advance. During your visit when all 3 have been used you can pick a 4th. As you use your FastPass you can continue to book more, one at a time.
You can use your first three on the most popular attractions and then add on with less popular ones during your day. Muppets 3D, Voyage of the Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast rarely need a FastPass.
Where to Make Hollywood Studios FastPass Reservations
Purchase your tickets before you arrive at the park and link them to your My Disney Experience account before your FastPass reservation day. There is an App that you can use while you are at the park.
Guests staying on-site at a Walt Disney World resort can book their FastPass reservations 60 days in advance. Guests staying off-site can book 30 days in advance. This starts at 7:00 AM Eastern. Check out this article where we share the pros of staying on-site at Disney World.
You can make your FastPass reservations online on a desktop or your phone. There are also cast members at the park that can help you. We always suggest making them at the 30 or 60 day mark, you can modify them as you get closer to your visit or your plans change.
Do I Really NEED a Hollywood Studios FastPass
You don’t need FastPass reservations at the parks if you don’t want to plan it out. We suggest doing this to plan your day, minimize waiting in lines and maximize the amount of attractions you can enjoy.
All attractions, besides Rise of the Resistance, have a standy-by line that is open to all guests at any time during your visit to the park.
Having a plan for the park will save you time and make your day less stressful. This free service is a good choice to make sure you see your favorite attractions during your day at the park.
These Hollywood Studios FastPass tips will help you have an awesome day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and make your Disney Vacation great for your entire family.
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