Disney Hollywood Studios is where movie magic comes to life with the glamour of Hollywood style. At the heart of this park is all things Star Wars, where you have the opportunity to travel to a galaxy far, far away as you visit Jakku via Star Tours: The Adventures Continue, or encounter Kylo Ren at the Star Wars Launch Bay where you can check out replica movie props, shop, play games, and snap photos.
See also: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resort
If you're children are determined to conquer the dark side, they can sharpen their saber skills at Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple. Then, step aside as the intimidating Captain Phasma leads a squad of striking Stormtroopers in the March of the First Order!
Hollywood Studios Star Wars Experience
While on our visit to Walt Disney Resorts in Orlando, Florida, for the Zootopia Event, we were treated to the “Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular” fireworks show and dessert party in the reserved viewing area of the park. This AMAZING show goes down as a bucket list must see event when you visit Hollywood Studios! Here is where you get a front row seat to an amazing fireworks show that rivals the fireworks show at Disneyland in Anaheim, California.
The dessert party features and out-of-this-world selection of desserts and specialty drinks, including alcoholic beverage options like The Force (Pomegranite Lemonade with Jim Bean Bourbon), First Order Finale (Blood Orange Lemonade with Coruba Coconut Rum), Jakku Juciy Cocktail (Green Apple Lemonade with Citrus Vodka), and Corellian Smuggler's Coffee (Coffee with Baileys). Non-alcoholic beverages like Padawan Punch (Blood Orange Lemonade) and Ewok Juice (Green Apple Lemonade) are available as well.
The desserts are spectacular to say the least. From BB-8 and Darth Vader cupcakes to Darth Maul eclairs, you're sure to find a sweet treat you'll love. You'll even receive a souvenir stein featuring one of the most beloved Star Wars characters, Chewbacca.
Pro tip: For the best viewing of the fireworks show, grab a table at the front left side of the seating area.
Check out the video below for a preview of the “Symphony in the Stars: A Galactic Spectacular” fireworks show, but I will tell you this is nothing compared to watching the show live.
Beyond Hollywood Studios Star Wars Experience
Even though Hollywood Studios is where Star Wars lives every day, there is so much more you can do during your visit.
Explore the vibrancy of a bustling movie set and get a peek behind the scenes of a studio lot in one of Hollywood Studios 8 sections: Hollywood Boulevard, Echo Lake, Sunset Boulevard, Streets of America, Commissary Lane, Pixar Place, Mickey Avenue and Animation Courtyard areas.
Hollywood Boulevard takes you to my hometown where you can enjoy the beautiful architecture of the Grauman's TCL Chinese Theatre as you relax and enjoy a history trip through Hollywood on the The Great Movie Ride.
At Pixar Place you become part of the animated Pixar set at you take a thrilling ride on Toy Story Midway Mania!, an indoor interactive ride.
Commissary Lane is reminiscent of the commissary at ABC Studios in Burbank, California.
And you can experience the magic of the Muppets on the studio back lot during a hilarious, eye-popping film and live-action extravaganza.
Don't forget to stroll down the Streets of America, a photographers dream featuring some of America's most iconic landmarks.
Don't miss your chance to experience Hollywood Studios when you visit Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together—a place where no matter what you are, from the biggest elephant to the smallest shrew, you can be anything.
But when rookie Officer Judy Hopps (voice of Ginnifer Goodwin) arrives, she discovers that being the first bunny on a police force of big, tough animals isn’t so easy. Determined to prove herself, she jumps at the opportunity to crack a case, even if it means partnering with a fast-talking, scam-artist fox, Nick Wilde (voice of Jason Bateman), to solve the mystery.
Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Zootopia,” ia a comedy-adventure directed by Byron Howard (“Tangled,” “Bolt”) and Rich Moore (“Wreck-It Ralph,” “The Simpsons”) and co-directed by Jared Bush (“Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero”).
Portions of this material and expenses for this trip have been provided by Walt Disney Studios.