American Film Institute Showcase
Disney's Hollywood Studios
is the best park to go to within the Walt Disney World Resort if you’re a movie buff. The entire park is dedicated to movies, not only with its rides and attractions, but with the theme décor and even special exhibits. Also, out of all of the Disney theme parks
, Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the only park that has a roller coaster with inversions (Aerosmith’s Rock n Roller Coaster)—so it’s great for coaster enthusiasts as well!
There are some classic rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios as well. You have Star Tours, which will be undergoing renovation later this year. Then there is The Great Movie Ride, which takes you on a journey through the most classic movies of all times including Casablanca, The Wizard of Oz, and Singing in the Rain. The Indiana Jones Stunt Show Spectacular recreates some of the best stunts from Raiders of the Lost Ark and over at The Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror you get to go on a spooky journey through a haunted hotel that ends in a terrifying 13 story freefall in an elevator shaft.
But there’s one great attraction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios that you might overlook while waiting in line for these great rides. The American Film Institute Showcase is a movie fanatic’s paradise. You get to take a tour through a small museum that showcases actual props from some of your favorite movies. The exhibits vary so you might get something different each time you head back to the parks. Currently on display is the Villains: Characters You Love to Hate exhibit. You’ll get to see great props like Darth Vader’s costume and a Stormtrooper’s uniform from Star Wars, Cruella DeVille’s outfit from the live action 101 Dalmations movie, and even Barbosas’ clothing from Pirates of the Caribbean. Also on display are props from The Chronicles of Narnia.
Whenever you decide to drop by Disney’s Hollywood Studios make sure you pick up some discount Disney tickets to make the best of your experience at this amazing movie-themed park and see how many props and attractions you can find that have been inspired by your favorite movies.