With the Sorcerer’s Hat now removed, and a name change coming for Hollywood Studios, here are some things I’d love to see come to this park in the future:
More Pixar Please! Toy Story Midway Mania is easily the most popular ride in Hollywood Studios for families with smaller children. Many people miss the early morning cardio workout they would get from running to the old FastPass machines there, just to not have to stand in line for two hours. So why haven’t we seen anything added to Pixar Place? Disney already has some great Disney/Pixar rides in place at their other theme parks – Ratatouille at Disneyland Paris, Monsters Inc. at Disney California Adventure, and (my personal favorite) Cars Land, also at Disney California Adventure. Some of these attractions could be easily replicated to expand Pixar Place in Hollywood Studios. I’ve heard that there just isn’t space for Radiator Springs Racers (which is basically a re-themed Test Track), but it would be great to see something like Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree. Heck, I’d just love to walk through Radiator Springs and get something to eat from Flo’s V8 Cafe. That would be cool.
More family attractions. Hollywood Studios has some amazing thrill rides – Tower Of Terror, and Rock ‘N Roller Coaster – but, where I feel it’s really missing the mark, is in more rides for families to do together. We always ride Toy Story Midway Mania there, but there’s not much else for families with small children to ride together. I really noticed this on our last trip. My seven year old was medically restricted from going on anything too bumpy, and wasn’t able to ride anything 4D, so there weren’t any rides there that he could go on (other than The Great Movie Ride, but the “Alien” scene in there would be too scary for him). There are so many great Disney movies out there, and I’m sure the creative genius of the Imagineers could come up with something awesome for the little ones.
More Character Dining. I really think Disney missed out big time when Phineas and Ferb was in its heyday. I would have loved to have seen a lunch or dinner at Hollywood and Vine starring those ingenious brothers and everyone’s favorite Secret Agent platypus. The music is so great, and what kid (or grownup for that matter) wouldn’t have loved to get up and dance with them? Awesome. Since Phineas and Ferb are out, what other character options are there? Let’s continue the Disney/Pixar theme and do a Toy Story meal. Eating breakfast with Jessie, Woody, Buzz and their other friends would be awesome. Kind of like the Hoop Dee Doo Review for kids. 😉
Permanent Star Wars Character Meals. These meals are really popular during Star Wars Weekends, and with Star Wars Land coming to the Studios, it would be an awesome addition. Or how about a Mos Eisley Cantina themed quick service restaurant? Super Cool.
I would have added “fireworks” to my list, but it has recently been announced that they will be returning to Hollywood Studios this summer! 🙂
So that’s my list for now. What would you like to see in the “new” Hollywood Studios?