TravelHow to go on every single ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in 1 hour
Disney World gondolas are in test mode
Check the skies the next time you’re at Walt Disney World. The gondolas that are set to begin carrying passengers this fall are in testing mode, Disney confirmed on its parks blog, calling the run between Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and Hollywood Studios a major milestone. “The test-run gondolas recently traveled across Victory Way between the stations at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort and the station at Disney’s Hollywood Studios,” the post said. “Walt Disney Imagineering associate project manager Steve Pratt told the Disney Parks Blog that soon there will be more gondolas added and cycling on the line as teams continue testing and training.
Even if youand consider yourself a veteran of the parks, it’s impossible to do everything at the resort. Beyond the four theme parks and two water parks, there are over 50 rides and attractions, not to mention dozens of shows, over 200 restaurants, 20-plus resort hotels and endless . It’s a lot! Knocking anything off your — such as riding every single ride at one of the parks — is a challenge to get done in a single day, let alone in just a single hour. But thanks to a relatively new event, Disney After Hours, that’s totally possible.
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If you haven't heard of Disney After Hours events, don’t worry. They quietly launched in the Magic Kingdom in 2016 and rolled out at the other two parks in November 2018.
These “hard ticket events” (meaning they’re not included in normal park admission) allow an extremely limited number of guests to enjoy the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom for three hours after the parks have closed to standard guests. Most rides are still open, and attendees can eat all thethey desire, and other items, like hot dogs and chicken nuggets, are for sale.
Of course, the tickets cost a pretty penny: $125. Are they worth that extra cost on top of an already pricey vacation? The Active Times recently had the chance to experience a Disney After Hours event at Hollywood Studios for ourselves — and we can comfortably say yes.
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When Disney says that these events are kept to extremely limited numbers, they mean it. As we walked around the park, it wasn’t unusual not to see another soul walking down the same pathways. And typically bustling rides that almost always have wait times exceeding 60 minutes — such as Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and Slinky Dog Dash — are walk-ons.
Because the crowds are so thin after hours, you have the ability to breeze right past the pre-shows and other fanfare you’d have to partake in before getting on these rides. This theme park fan walked on, rode and got off Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster in a matter of five minutes. In fact, if you plan your time at a Disney After Hours event at Hollywood Studios correctly, you can ride every single ride in the park in that hour you’d typically spend waiting in line for just one of these attractions.
Admittedly, Hollywood Studios isn’t filled to the brim with actual rides. A good chunk of the park is taken up by shows and meet-and-greets. As of this writing, there are just six rides at the theme park: Alien Swirling Saucers, Toy Story Mania, Slinky Dog Dash, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror and Star Tours. (Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway and the two rides inare due to open in the coming year.)
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But still, accomplishing all of that in just 60 minutes feels great. The best part of this event is that even after riding all of those rides, you can do it all over again. During After Hours, this writer was able to ride Toy Story Mania three times, Slinky Dog Dash twice and everything else once while going at an extremely leisurely pace. It truly feels like you have the park to yourself, and that’s its own kind of Disney magic. And that's on top of the bright lights that shine on the park during the nighttime, which are already pretty darn magical.
After Hours events are runningon Thursdays in May, on most Fridays through June, and on most Tuesdays between May 14 and June 18. When you’re vacationing at Walt Disney World, time is money, and these events are well worth both your time and your money. While about $20 more than a standard day at the parks, booking one of these Disney After Hours events is one of our favorite .
A Disney World tourist didn’t have a FastPass to Tower of Terror, so she punched an employee and started pressing buttons.
A Chicago tourist who was angry she didn’t have a FastPass to Tower of Terror ended up punching a Disney World cast member in the face and began pushing buttons, which the employee warned could have affected the ride, according to a sheriff’s report. The 23-year-old woman wasn’t charged -- the Disney worker didn’t want to press charges, said the Orange County Sheriff’s Office report. The attack began in the evening of July 13 when the Chicago woman and her group were upset their FastPasses weren’t valid for the popular ride at Tower of Terror that often draws a long wait at Hollywood Studios.
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