Disney's Hollywood Studio's Tower of Terror
  • On Apr 17, 2024
    Nia from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! I have 4-day general and 1 After Dark ticket for Hollywood Studios ( which I consider as a way to explore the whole park). Starting Monday with After Hours on Wednesday. What's the best park order for efficiency, energy, and wait times?

    Hello, Nia!

    Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney. I love creating a touring strategy for my park visits and I'm happy to help.

    First, you'll want to check the park hours for your travel dates as the opening times can fluctuate from day to day and week to week. You'll notice that each park participates in Early Entry for resort guests, giving them a 30-minute jump start on the fun each day. In addition, guests of select Deluxe Resorts also get access to Extended Evening Theme Park Hours on select days.

    I don't know your specific travel dates or if you'll be staying at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel, so I'll share some loose guidance based on a Monday arrival. Many guests like to begin their vacation at Magic Kingdom Park (me included) so Mondays can be busier. I think purchasing Disney Genie+ Service is a very valuable tool at Magic Kingdom Park in particular, but if you are looking for a potentially less busy day only relying on standby lines, I might plan to visit on Tuesday instead.

    If I understand correctly you'll be visiting Disney's Hollywood Studios using 1 of your ticketed days as well as with an additional Disney After Hours ticket. You could spend all day there Wednesday to really maximize your experience, but it might feel like a long time in one place. I'd likely begin my visit at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park on Monday then head to Magic Kingdom Park on Tuesday. I'd plan to sleep in a bit and head to EPCOT on Wednesday since World Showcase typically opens a bit later than the rest of the park and you'll want to conserve your energy for the magical night ahead. You could begin your day there and then head over to Disney's Hollywood Studios for the evening event.

    Disney After Hours at Disney's Hollywood Studios are scheduled from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. but guests can enter as early as 7 p.m. before the event kicks off. You'll be able to walk from EPCOT to Disney's Hollywood Studios or utilize the Disney Skyliner or Friendship Boats from International Gateway to transport you between the two.

    I'd use the 4th ticketed day on Thursday to return to whichever park where you'd like some extra time. I'd likely choose a second Magic Kingdom Park day but you could also return to Disney's Hollywood Studios if you didn't get to complete everything on your to-do list during the After Hours event.

    I hope this guidance helps you create a game plan for your visit. Please feel free to come back with additional details if you'd like more specific recommendations. I'm happy to help!

    Magic and memories,
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