previously known as MGM Studios is one of the four theme parks
that can be found in the Disney World Resort. The other three
theme parks are the Magic Kingdom, the number one most visited
theme park in the world, Animal Kingdom, home to some of the
most exotic animals on the globe and Epcot, a creative look
at the past and future of technology and science. So if you
plan on vacationing for more than four days we whole heartedly
suggest you spend a day at each theme park. But, if you don’t
have that much time then we will give you all the information
you need to make an informed decision on which parks to visit.
Evoking the Golden
Age of Hollywood, you are transported back in time from the
moment that you approach the main gates. Art Deco is the prevailing
style as you stroll down Hollywood Boulevard surrounded by sleek
chrome trimmed architecture and neon highlights.
As a fitting tribute
to the studios of the past, a water tower is prominently displayed.
The "Earffel Tower" adds the distinctive Disney twist of sporting
a pair of 5000 pound Mouse Ears.
Portions of the
135 acres that the Disney MGM Studios covers are devoted to
television and movie production. The Backlot Tour is an exciting
behind the scenes look into the world of special effects. You
can watch Disney animators at work when taking the "Magic of
Disney Animation" tour. Patterned after the popular TV show,
"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire-Play It" gives you the opportunity
to get in the Hot Seat and win fabulous prizes. Entertaining
stage shows and productions such as "Beauty and the Beast",
"Voyage of the Little Mermaid", "Playhouse Disney-Live On Stage"
and the "Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular" are sure to delight
and thrill audiences.
Speaking of thrills,
the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster and
Star Tours provide fast paced rides for those who dare to try
Disney World Tickets, you can take a nostalgic journey with
some of Hollywood's favorite films in the Great Movie Ride.
Join Kermit, Fozzie, Miss Piggy and friends in the madcap "Jim
Henson's Muppet Vision 3-D". For a rare glimpse into the man
behind the Mouse, "Walt Disney: One Man's Dream" is a fascinating
exhibit of Walt's life and the path he followed to achieve his
goal of creating the "Happiest Place On Earth."
is home to the more recent Disney characters, as well as your
old time favorites. Buzz, Woody, Jessie and other friends from
Toy Story can be found at Al's Toy Barn. Along Mickey Avenue
you may find your pals from Monsters, Inc., Lilo and Stitch,
as well as 101 Dalmatians.
Backlot is the place to go for
special effects. The Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show
is designed to keep you on the edge of your seat. Learn how
Hollywood movies do everything that gets your blood pumping
by sitting front row to extreme stunts with pyrotechnics, special
vehicles, and fast cares. Also experience the Indiana Jones
Epic Stunt Spectacular and the explosions, crashes, and death-defying
stunts of Indiana Jones. Learn about the complex puzzles and
traps of the movie and get a chance to be behind the director's
chair. If you're lucky, you could be involved with the stunts
as an extra. Nostalgic and fun, the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater,
puts you in a snazzy 50's retro car to watch science fiction
movies featuring countless monsters and creatures. You also
get to choose all sorts of food like sandwiches, salads, specialty
drinks, and shakes. At Al's Toy Barn meet the cast of Toy Story
so be sure to bring your camera and laugh with Woody, Buzz,
and the others.
Mickey Avenue Animation Courtyard
Disney's Animation Courtyard
is all about showing you the behind the scenes of Disney animation.
First visit the Magic Disney Animation and learn exactly what
makes up an animated short by watching a live-action short film.
After the film, share words with the talented artists that work
in animation at the studio. Even more to come when you visit
the Journey into Narnia: Creating The Lion, The Witch, and The
Wardrobe and are shown all the special effects that made the
film possible. Meet the White Witch and then view a gallery
of fantastic creatures and costumes from the film. Among the
other attractions in the Courtyard, make sure to see the Walt
Disney: One Man's Dream show. The audience is shown the life
of Walt Disney and what motivated him to create this Magic Kingdom
known the world over. Disney is proud to have you experience
Walt Disney in a completely unique way and through your many
On Hollywood Boulevard, the guests
are put into the movies they loved so much. On the Great Movie
Ride, see the great movies from the past and watch movie clips
followed by Audio-Animatronics acting out the film directly
in front of you. Also, watch the amazing Disney Stars and Motor
Cars Parade, to see amazing limo's and larger than life characters
like Luke Skywalker, Ariel, and Mickey. For food, try the Hollywood
Brown Derby. Keeping the old way alive, this restaurant celebrates
the Golden Era of Hollywood by replicating the original Brown
Finally, relish Sunset Boulevard's
attractions like Rock 'n' Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith,
Fantasmic, and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. On the Roller
Coaster, go from the beginning of the track to the end in 0-60,
and in rhythm to an Aerosmith soundtrack. Twists and flips all
link up to the music as you experience F-14 scale gravitational
forces. Or be scared out of your pants in the Twilight Zone
Tower of Terror. The ride coaxes you into boarding a phantom
elevator that will take you thirteen stories into the air until
it suddenly jerks, and plummets back to the ground below. Before
touching down, you will rocket to the top yet again, but if
you choose to ride the crazy elevator again, you'll notice that
it wasn't quite the same as the last ride. Last, but not least,
Fantasmic is a show centered on Mickey Mouse as his dreams are
turned into nightmares and he has to return them to normal.
He battles all of Disney's most infamous villains, making use
of dynamic dancing water, powerful music, and mystifying animation
aided by lasers and fireworks. It is one show, you must see
before leaving the MGM Studios at Disney World Resorts.