Disney’s Hollywood Studios…a.k.a. Star Wars Land!!

For day 3 of our Disney Orlando Adventure, my oldest son David, surprised us with theme park tickets to Disney’s Hollywood Studios… Or, as I like to call it, STAR WARS LAND!!

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We LOVE Star Wars!!!

Honestly, I had never heard of this Disney theme park until my son was working in Orlando and told me about it. I checked it out online and it looked intriguing but I had no idea how much I would truly fall in love with this park! When we come back to Orlando, this will totally be on our itinerary !!

Literally the first thing we saw when we got thru the entrance gates was…. STORMTROOPERS!!! My jaw dropped and I was totally in awe!


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After the Stormtroopers marched off, Boo was excited to find Lightsabers! He wanted a red one and of course I Β had to have a Jedi blue! We entertained ourselves the rest of the day have lightsaber duels throughout the park!!!

They of course have other rides and memorabilia here, but for me and my boys it was all about THE FORCE… Everywhere we looked Star Wars touched our hearts, eyes and souls…. We are hugeΒ Star Wars fans!


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Hollywood Studios!

We did love watching Voyage of the Little Mermaid on the theater stage! Boo loved seeing Arial, Flounder, Prince Eric and all his favorites.

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The Brown Derby!

I loved riding The Great Movie Ride, which took me back in time thru the legends of the silver screen. I also adored hopping into The Hollywood Brown Derby with the boys! (I’ve always wanted to go there ever since seeing it featured on one of my fave episodes of I Love Lucy… ) Β The boys were thrilled to ride The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror!!

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What’s more awesome than these Star Wars Mickey ears?? πŸ™‚

It goes without saying that we loved Star ToursΒ and we were super excited to see Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away... an amazing show on center stage!!!!

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Darth Vader!
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Good will triumph!

This show was beyond spectacular and we loved EVERY SINGLE MINUTE!!! All of our favorite and beloved characters… right there with us!!!!

There was no better way to end our day than visiting Star Wars Launch Bay! We loved getting to see Β so many awesome movie props from our favorite heroes and villains!

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Star Wars Launch Bay!

It was so cool to be so close to items from Star WarsΒ and have a glimpse into that world (or galaxy)….

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Boo loved finding so many Star Wars characters!!

The highlight for us (beyond all the other totally cool stuff we saw in Launch Bay) was meeting Chewbacca!! Β All 3 of us were excited to meet him and it was so fun to be right there with one of our fave heroes !!

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Meeting Chewbacca!

This was a perfect Disney Day! We gathered up our Lightsabers, and other galactic memorabilia and headed back to the resort for some rest and relaxation… Log in next week to hear more about our Disney Dream Trip with our visit to Disney’s Animal Kingdom!

In the meantime, I’d love to hear from my readers: If you could choose one Star Wars character to be for a day– who would it be and why? I hope you all have a wonderful week and…

“May the Force be with you….”

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May the Force be with you…





  1. David

    Oh boy, your face when we came in and you saw those storm troopers… priceless! If I was a Star Wars character, I think I’d be C-3PO. It would be cool to be a Jedi or Sith… but I think I’d fit best as a sassy robot. XD

    1. I was SO excited to see those Stormtroopers!

  2. I am not even a big fan of Star Wars, but I love all the fun Star Wars stuff at Hollywood Studios as well. It is awesome! And Tower of Terror is my favorite ride at Disney World πŸ˜€

    1. Hi Ashley! My boys loved that ride so much at Disneyland and were sad when it closed,so they were thrilled to find it still in Orlando!

  3. A great overview of the many ways starwars can be enjoyed at disneyworld! glad you had an awesome trip!

  4. Hans

    You had me at STORMTROOPERS! Looks like a heap of fun. Definitely going on my destination list. Thanks for sharing your experience. And I’d obviously be Han Solo.

    1. Hi Hans!! You will have so much fun here!!! Plus you will make an excellent Han Solo!

  5. hannah

    OMG WOW This is incredible…had no clue this existed. Vacation anyone? lol

    1. Hi Hannah! I had never heard of this theme park until my son was working at Disney for a semester…It was AWESOME!!!

    2. It was totally incredible!! πŸ™‚

  6. Sounds like a fun experience. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Michelle!

  7. That is a fun and glorious sight!

    1. Thanks Lauren!

  8. Glad you had such a fun time! I’m not a HUGE Star Wars fan, although I did see Rogue One for the first time this weekend and I was totally OBSESSED. I have a feeling I need to go back and watch the original trilogy now…

    1. Hi Celia! If you loved Rogue One you will adore the original 3… πŸ™‚

  9. Looks fun. May the force be with you

    1. Thank you Fiona!!!! πŸ™‚

  10. Looks awesome fun for a Star Wars fan!

    1. Thank you Lisa!

  11. Courtney S

    If I could be one Star Wars character, I’d be Han Solo! Who wouldn’t want to be a badass like him?! Lol! Great post… I’m a big Star Wars fan too!

    1. Hi Courtney! I totally agree on Han Solo!!! πŸ™‚

  12. Seems like a nice family day out! I haven’t seen Disney after the whole transformation but I live so close I might go and check it out!

    1. Hi Abigayle! Your so lucky to live so close to Disney!! πŸ™‚

  13. Looks like alot of fun. My son is a huge Star wars fan. Very cool pictures πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Bryce!!

  14. Mel

    Wow this would be an awesome day out!! I love Star Wars. Your pics look like you had the best time!

  15. Mel

    Wow this would be an awesome day out!! I love Star Wars. Your pics look like you had the best time! Would be awesome walking in to see all those storm troopers

    1. Hi Mel! It was so cool to walk in and see them marching down the street!!!

  16. andrea broom

    been way to long since i’ve been to hollywood studios! the photos are awesome and you seem to have an amazing time. oh chewbaca! how awesome

    1. Hi Andrea! We loved this theme park so much!!

  17. M

    Sounds really interesting especially if you have sons. I like your photos also. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hi! This was an awesome place for girls too LOL πŸ™‚ I’m a HUGE Star Wars fan! πŸ™‚

  18. Samantha Winchester

    You had me at Storm Troopers. Buying my tickets now…… Pew, pew, pew.

    1. Hi Samantha! Your comment made me smile!! πŸ™‚

  19. So cool! I still need to hit the wizarding world of Harry Potter, but this is next on my list!

    1. Hi Lexi! I hope you have an amazing time at both parks! πŸ™‚

  20. So fun! My daughter would love this. She’s a huge Star Wars fan because my dad’s nickname for her is Yoda πŸ™‚

    1. Aww Corey… that’s such a cute nickname!! πŸ™‚

  21. Bailey

    They were just starting this last time I was at Disney! It looks amazing.

    1. Hi Bailey! Disney really did an amazing job with this!!

  22. Sam

    Wow so jealous, looks like an amazing day out! πŸ™‚

  23. Looks like you had a lot of fun.. Never knew something like this existed. The great movie ride sounds amazing. Thanks for the lovely pics.. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Smitha! We had so much fun and that ride was so awesome! I adore movies from days of olde… so this was right up my alley πŸ™‚

  24. We love Disney and my husband is a bug Star Wars fan. We can’t wait to do more Star Wars activities at the California park!

    1. Hi Jenn! I know they also have Star Wars Launch Bay at the California Park! We’ve been there too and loved it! It’s over in Tomorrowland πŸ™‚

  25. Hi Zoey!! You will love it, but watch the original 3 first, then move on to the more recent ones… (I myself skip the middle 3 LOL)

  26. I love Star Wars, this is so cool! Looks like such a fun trip! I’ve never been to Hollywood studios so I’ll add that to the list! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Catherine!! This theme park is a must for those who love Star Wars! I hope you get to go one day! πŸ™‚

  27. I want to go there sooooo bad! I love Star Wars! Great review, I’m thinking of a trip to Disney soon.

    1. Hi Samuel! This amazing theme park is totally worth a trip to Orlando!

  28. We want to take the kids to Disney sooo bad. This is definitely at the top of the list, along with Harry Potter. Can you imagine how hot all those characters are in their get ups! LOL

    1. Hi Sarah! I hope you and your kids get to go soon! This Disney park was totally awesome and for us, visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was like a dream come true!

  29. Amy

    It looks so cool! I would have loved seeing the stormtroopers.

    1. Hi Amy! They were so awesome!!

  30. it looks like so much fun, we wanna go with the kid is a little older

    1. Hi Jasmine! You will love it!

  31. I’ll be totally honest I’ve never been to Disney land + I haven’t yet finished all the Star Wars lol but I do love this post! Definitely show casing those storm troopers!

    1. Hi Nadine! I’m so glad you enjoyed my post! πŸ™‚

  32. Kim

    WAAAAAH WHAT A COOL AND FUN EXPERIENCE! You got me at Stormtroopers lol I’m sure my friends will enjoy it here too!!

    1. Hi Kim!!! When I saw all those Stormtroopers, my jaw dropped!! πŸ™‚

  33. OMG this sounds so amazing! I looove Star Wars! I am yet to visit Disney in Florida. i have been to the one in Paris and I think there is no comparison there.

    1. Hi Kylie! I would love to visit the Paris Disney one day! I was just talking to my son about that the other day… πŸ™‚

  34. Wow looks like a very fun time!! I love how the theme parks are expanding more into niche parks as well, totally makes a fan’s experience more authentic. I have some friend who are major star wars fans, I’ll have to let them know about this because I don’t think they’ve ever mentioned it before!

    1. Thanks Hannah!! πŸ™‚

  35. Looks like y’all had a great time. I love Star Wars, but don’t seem to be able to get into the new ones.

    1. Hi Lynn! I’m super crazy about the original 3 but was surprised at how much I liked Rogue One as well…

  36. I am not even a big fan of Star Wars, but I loved this post, sounds like a fun experience, and the photos are so cool.. πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Kumin!! πŸ™‚

  37. We just moved to So Cal earlier this year and I can’t wait to go to Disneyland!

    1. Hi Gennifer! You will love Disneyland and California Adventures too!! πŸ™‚

  38. Looks like an awesome day! I haven’t been to Hollywood Studios in a few years; the last time I went i was pregnant and didn’t have the best time. Hope to head back soon and ride some rides and have fun!

    1. Hi Catie! I hope you get to go back soon! πŸ™‚

  39. My husband is SO EXCITED to experience this! We’re hoping to plan a trip soon! It looks like a blast!

    1. Hi Marcie! I hope you two have a great time!!

  40. My husband would love to go see all that! He is obsessed with star wars. Looks fun!

    1. Hi Lisa! It was such a great time!!

  41. I’m not a big fan of Star Wars but it looks like a good time. You have a lot of great pictures.

  42. Ana

    These pictures are so amazing! My boyfriend is a huge Star Wars fan , he’d love this too hah. I’ve never been to Disney Hollywood studios, I’m well jealous. Glad you had fun.

    1. Thank you Ana! πŸ™‚

  43. Looks like you guys had the best of times! True Star Wars fans need to go there!

    1. Hi Suzanne! We truly had the best day ever!

  44. This looks like so much fun! Never seen star wars though!

    1. Thanks Natasha πŸ™‚

  45. eazynazy

    wow looks awesome, we have a Disney Theme park here in Los Angeles, but am sure it doesn’t include star wars in it. I wish we had πŸ™‚

    1. Hi! My boys and I also love the California Disneyland and they do have a lot of Star Wars stuff there in Tomorrowland πŸ™‚

  46. I have never been to Florida so I have never been to Disney World, but I definitely need to get that way!! This looks like so much fun!

    1. Hi Leila! I hope you get the chance to go one day! πŸ™‚

  47. I saw the Stormtroopers in the Rose Bowl parade. You could her them from blocks away. It was really neat.

    1. Hi Elise πŸ™‚ I’ve always wanted to see the Rose Bowl parade! Maybe next year I will take Boo to see it πŸ™‚

  48. This was one of the only parts I was really sad about missing out on when I was recently In the states! It looks amazing I can’t wait to go.

    1. Hi! Maybe you will get a chance to go there when you come back again! πŸ™‚

  49. The only time I have ever been to Disney it happened to be a Star Wars weekend (I think they did just the weekends for a while whenever Disney was first purchasing the rights to Star Wars) and I was in HEAVEN! I’ve been a Star Wars junkie for years and I seriously almost lost it whenever I got to huge a Wookie!

    1. Hi Emily!! How fun you got to hug a Wookie!!!

  50. Wow we haven’t been to Hollywood studios yet, and our kids don’t even know Star Wars but I bet they would love this!

    1. Hi! I hope you guys get to go one day!

  51. Love Star Wars! We have a Disneyland here in HK, it’s got an awesome Star Wars themed ride!

    1. Hi Lizzie! How fun that you live close to the HK Disneyland!! That’s awesome!

  52. Tee

    Wow, you make me wanna go there now! Anyway, 1 day.

    1. Hi Tee! I hope you get to go one day! πŸ™‚

  53. Surbhi

    Me and husband are not Star War fans but this place seems like super fun. I will have to take a Star Wars course to tell my kids about it and then probably I will take them here. Lol.

    1. Hi Surbhi! This was such a fun family place and lots of other stuff to do besides Star Wars πŸ™‚

  54. Zel

    I always love theme parks. I would want to visit Disney Theme Parks and the Universal Studios.
    It’s a wonderful experience for you and your family.

  55. I had no idea this place existed. Dont show my husband! HAHA

    1. Hi Courney!!! LOL!!!!!!!

  56. I love Disney! Some of my best memories are there. Your post is totally inspiring me to take a trip back!!

    1. Hi Hayley! This place is totally awesome isn’t it!? πŸ™‚

  57. Just yesterday, out of the blue, my son started bugging me about going to Orlando. I’m like, meh, but this looks cool!

    1. Hi Tara! Orlando was so awesome ! We did Universal Studios and then 4 Disney theme parks! πŸ™‚

  58. I went there during christmas and I remember this as well! It was pretty neat how they set all of this up! I wish I would have gotten better pictures!

    1. Hi Lisa! How fun you got to go at the holidays! It must have been so beautiful!

  59. Wow – I had no idea this even existed – my husband is going to flip! Im sure we will be planning our next trip! Thanks for sharing this!

    1. Hi Liz! I hope you have a great time!!

  60. This looked like it was so much fun! I would love to go!!

    1. Thank Kimberly!!

  61. This looks like so much fun! I miss living a couple hours away from Disney.

    1. Thx Michelle! πŸ™‚

  62. I didn’t know this existed! Sounds very cool! My son would love it

    1. Thanks!! πŸ™‚

  63. What an awesome read! I’m literally counting the days until my daughter is old enough to enjoy it. Thanks for sharing, so many great pictures!

    1. Thanks Caitlin!

  64. It’s been years since I’ve been to Hollywood Studios and it was my least favorite park. It looks like it has changed quite a bit, I’ll have to plan a trip to go back and see all of those attractions!

    1. Hi Katy! This was my first trip to this park,but we loved it πŸ™‚

  65. My oldest son used to love Star Wars! I’d love for him to see this! How fun! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Jen! It was really such a great time!! πŸ™‚

  66. This is awesome! I have not been to Disney in ages, thank you for letting me know this is a thing!

    1. Your welcome Erika!! πŸ™‚

  67. Omgosh this took me back to the Disney days! After reading your post I want to book a vacation there again! lol πŸ™‚ AND I absolutely love Star Wars!! This is so awesome!

    1. Hi Laura! I hope you get to go back soon! πŸ™‚

  68. I love the Star Wars and I bet I would be as excited as all of you were if I had the chance to visit this place!

    1. Hi Elena! I hope you get to visit one day!

  69. Katina

    It would be awesome to see Stars come to life. My kids might like this.

    1. Hi Katina! My kids totally loved it! πŸ™‚

  70. I never been to Disney Land or World but I would love to go. I always wanted to go on the Tower of Terror ride ever since I saw the movie with Kirsten Dunst!

    1. Hi Lanae! The Tower of Terror ride is one of my boys fave rides!!

  71. So you’re going to think I am a horrible person…but I have never watched even a minute of Star Wars..hear me out!!!! (lol) there are just so many and I’d have to go back to the ones in the 70’s and IDK if I am going to be able to endure the movie from back then. Awesome post though, maybe I’ll make it my mission to see the entire Star Wars series before 2018.

    1. LOL Lakeisha! πŸ™‚ Your post made me smile πŸ™‚ It can be hard to go back and watch movies made in the 70’s, but I promise these will be worth it! Myself, I did not enjoy the middle three that came out but I was pleasantly surprised that I loved the new ones that have come out recently so much!

  72. Jessica

    it’s hard for me to explain how bleeping excited i am to go there!!! sooo soon!

    1. Hi Jessica!!! I hope you have a GREAT time!!!!

  73. I didn’t really like this park when I was younger but it looks like they definitely improved on it since acquiring LucasArts. I’ll definitely have to add it back onto my Disney park list next time I go! My husband would freak over the Star Wars stuff too. πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Natasha, this was my first time to this theme park so I have no comparison but I have heard from several of my readers that it’s much better now that they have Star Wars…

  74. Looks like a great day! I haven’t been to any of the Disney properties since I was a kid, definitely time to re-visit!

    1. Hi Megan! Definitely time to have another visit! πŸ™‚

  75. This looks so cool!! My 4 year old is obsessed with Star Wars. Clearly his parents tastes have rubbed off. He would love this!!

    1. Hi Emily! I hope you get to plan a family trip here one day! πŸ™‚

  76. Looks like a great place to take kids there. I love the way you share all the details reagarding each place you visit. I am sure you had a great time there.

    1. Thanks so much Jiya! πŸ™‚

  77. They have a Star Wars themed park now? No way! That is amazing! Especially love the Storm Troopers marching through!

    1. Hi Flossie…. it’s not actually a Star Wars themed park per say… but they had Star Wars literally everywhere so I call it that πŸ™‚

  78. Love this!! I can’t wait to go, I am a huge fan great blog

    1. Thanks Dometris! πŸ™‚

  79. Oh my goodness I LOVE this post!! I am a HUGE Star Wars fan, so much I even used my annual leave days so I could go to the midnight premier this year haha! Looks like you had a wonderful time. I cannot wait to go to Disney’s new Star Wars Land!!

    1. Hi Natalie! I’m so excited for Star Wars Land too!!!!!! πŸ™‚

  80. Wow this looks amazing! I would love to go one day!

    1. Thanks Tiffany! πŸ™‚

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