Get your Fastpass first at favourites The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (A), Rock’n’Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith (B), and brand-new Toy Story Mania! (C).
The film at Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream is a great late-afternoon, rest-your-legs attraction: it runs for 15 minutes and takes place in an air-conditioned theatre where you’ll usually find lots of available seats (D). The Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular (E) and the shuttle on the Studio Backlot Tour (F) also provide a good sit-down.
Two great places for your little ones to blow off steam: Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure, a larger-than-life playground (G), and the Streets of America, where they can run in New York or San Francisco (H).
1 Although people are often too excited after their ride to notice it, there’s a great spot for a quick rest near the exit of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror — shady and away from the crowds, it gives you a chance to take advantage of the benches and water fountains for a little chill time.
2 “Our newest favourite attraction is the Magic of Disney Animation. It’s a drawing class led by a Disney animator who teaches you how to draw a popular Disney character. It’s a great souvenir!”
3 Have lunch at the food stands across from the Beauty and the Beast theatre. They offer everything from fries and pizza to fresh fruit and salads as well as Disney’s trademark turkey legs; the tables are covered so there’s shade; and it’s often less busy than other outdoor dining areas.
4 Check the Tip Board, located near the giant hat, beside the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant, for important information, such as wait times for popular attractions and detailed show times.
5 For a cool, aquatic connection from the Studios to Epcot, hop on the water taxi that shuttles between the two parks. The boat docks to the left as you exit the Studios.
6 When the day gets hot, search out cooling stations — which blanket visitors in mist — located around the park. You can find one near the entrance to the Studio Backlot Tour.