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  • On Jan 1, 2020
    Larry from TX Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    What is the best approach to riding the best attractions at Hollywood Studios.? The fast pass tier system only allows me one pass on the most popular attractions like Tower of Terror, Rockin Rollercoaster, Slinky Dog, and Toy Story Mania.

    Howdy fellow Texan, Larry!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    I am so excited to hEAR you're planning on going to Disney's Hollywood Studios! It is such an awesome Park, and although the tier system allows you to pick one from the most popular rides, I'll tell you how I ride all my favorite attractions in a day!

    My favorite approach is called Rope Drop. Essentially, it means you get to the park gates early. For Disney's Hollywood Studios, I like to be at the gates up to an hour before the Park opens. If Disney's Hollywood Studios opens at 9 in the morning that day (always check what time the Parks open because the timings are subject to change), I'm at the gate with my family at 8. We wait patiently, munch on snacks, become friends with others that have lined up, and when the Cast Members let us in, we go to Toy Story Land, because my family and I adore Slinky Dog Dash. We are done fairly quickly, and can go to Toy Story Mania right after. Also, when I first enter the Park, I will sign up for a boarding group for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance using My Disney Experience Mobile app. I make a FastPass+ selection for Rock 'n' Roller Coaster® Starring Aerosmith and line up in the standby line for Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™. When my boarding group is called for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, I go and enjoy Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

    If you're staying at a Disney Resort hotel that allows you to enjoy Extra Magic Hours, that's even better! Rope drop during Extra Magic Hours allows you to get even more done! Remember, Rope Drop works best if you are there before the Park opens. Many people don't start their mornings until a bit later, so you'll be among some of the first people in the Park!

    I hope I helped make your trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios magical, Larry!

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Meet the Panelist: Aena, Texas

Hi friends! Consider me your own Fairy Godmother, full of helpful tips to make your Walt Disney World Resort vacation magical. I'm Aena, wife to my Prince Charming, mom to future Imagineers, and forever a kid at heart. I call Walt Disney World...I mean, Texas home, and spend my time singing Disney tunes. One of my favorite things to do is to stay on property and explore everything the resorts have to offer. I'd love to help you find the best Instagram-worthy spots for your Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Aena

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