Aug 02 2008

A Day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (MGM) Orlando Florida

Published by at 7:52 pm under Orlando Articles,Theme Parks

They recently changed the name from Disney’s MGM studios to Disney Hollywood studios but that’s as far as it goes, everything else is just as much fun. I guess though I will always remember it as the former. It is probably not one of the top favourite parks but it still has lots to offer. When you arrive at the park it has an art nouveau style of buildings reminiscent of the 1950’s at the entrance. Some of the thrill rides here are quite close to the entrance down on Sunset Boulevard on the left. These are Rock & Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith which is a high speed indoor roller coaster where you go from 0 – 60 mph in 2.8 seconds with the same force as an F14 aircraft take off. All this done to the music of Aerosmith!

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Then there is The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. This is a ride taken from the TV series the Twilight Zone which is set in the Hollywood Towers Hotel. In the the pre show you go into a room, the library, and you watch a TV show from the original presenter of the twilight zone, this lasts about 2-3 minutes. After that you join the lines in the basement to board your elevator. Once inside you are then taken on a journey to the Twilight Zone culminating in several high speed drops before returning you to the basement. This version is totally random so you will never have the same experience with the drops. There are many TV and Film based attractions here including Star Tours (Star Wars based flight to the planet Endor). This is a simulator ride. There are shows from the Muppets, Indiana Jones and much more. One of the not to be missed attractions here is the night time show Fantasmic. This is a show involving fireworks and a Hydrotechnic display. This all takes place in the Hollywood Hills Amphitheatre. Another great show is Lights, Motors, Action – Extreme Stunt Show. Amazing display of stunts performed several times a day. This park is also home to the ride Hollywood studios back lot tour. This involves a bit of behind the scenes stuff and a ride through Catastrophe Canyon. All in all a great day out.

By Steve Sewell

8 responses so far

8 Responses to “A Day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (MGM) Orlando Florida”

  1. Bali Villason 25 Apr 2009 at 6:02 am

    Thanks…very nice

  2. florida villaon 11 Sep 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Ni ce post about florida, we love florida villas keep up the good work.

  3. Orlando Nightlifeon 24 Oct 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Great Florida website, excellent information on MGM.

  4. Eric from Fort Lauderdale limoon 13 Jan 2010 at 3:40 pm

    Disney still rocks, I love to bring the kids there,every year.

  5. Bob Williamson 13 Jan 2010 at 3:42 pm

    I have been there 15 times and still love it

  6. Wilsonon 13 Jan 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Mgm was a much better name, I liked it better!

  7. Michael Jasonon 02 Mar 2011 at 10:15 am

    Wonderful concept about Disney’s Hollywood Studios (MGM) Orlando Florida.It is probably not one of the top favorite parks but it still has lots to offer. All in all a great day out. I love florida. Thanks

  8. Andy Nimmonson 29 Apr 2013 at 11:54 am

    Hi Steve, been looking through your blog and it gives wonderful insights into the wonders of Florida. I have recently returned from a two week break, and took a video of the Fantasmic show which you can find here if you’d like to use it.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LhLxo_QML0

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