Kid Favorites at Disney Hollywood Studios

The Magic Kingdom Park may be widely thought of as being the most kid-friendly of the four theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort, but Disney does an excellent job of making sure that no matter what your age is, there are attractions and shows for you to enjoy during your stay. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is no exception; from epic stunt shows to thrill rides, this theme park has a little something for everyone in your family!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to two of the best thrill rides at the Walt Disney World Resort, the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, but there is actually just one other ride here besides these two (Star Tours) that enforces a height restriction. In fact, Star Tours and the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror both have restrictions of just 40 inches, while the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith has a restriction of 48 inches for riders. However, just because these attractions have limitations doesn’t mean adults that are traveling with small children can’t enjoy them! In fact, all you have to do in order to go on the ride is to obtain a Child Swap pass from the Cast Member at the front of the attraction. This pass allows one parent to enter the line and enjoy the attraction while the other waits with the child. Upon disembarking, the adults then switch places and the other parent or adult can then bypass the standby line and enter the FastPass line, ensuring that adults do not have to wait in line twice for the same ride!

If you decide to skip these main three attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you still have a ton of options to choose from in the park. Kids are delighted by the amount of shows here, including the Lights, Motors, Action! Stunt Show, Muppet*Vision 3-D, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, Voyage of the Little Mermaid, Disney Junior – Live on Stage, Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage and Fantasmic! Night show.
These are not the only kid friendly rides in the park however! One kid favorite includes Toy Story Mania! a collection of midway-style games themed around the “Toy Story” movies, where guests collect points by shooting at targets in the most technologically-themed ride at the Walt Disney World Resort. Or, to experience one of the largest playgrounds on earth, visit the Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure, where kids can crawl and climb around larger-than-life objects based on the hit movie series.

The plethora of attractions and shows are certainly highlights for children, but how can one forget about the dining options? The best quick service restaurant here for children is Toy Story Pizza Planet (located in the Backlot area directly across from Muppet Vision 3-D), while the best themed full service restaurant for kids is the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater, where families sit in convertible cars under a “starry sky” while watching old sci-fi flicks on a big screen and enjoying an All-American meal.

Whether your vacation plans for visiting the Walt Disney World Resort include children or not, each guest that visits the Walt Disney World Resort can rest assured knowing that there are plenty of entertainment options at the four theme parks for everyone in the family. And remember, family vacations don’t have to break the bank either, especially if you purchase your discounted theme parks tickets right here at!