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Hollywood Studios

Last but not least, Disney's Hollywood Studios has a lot to offer little visitors.

High School Musical 3 - Senior Year Show (Sorcerer Hat)
If you have little High School Musical fans in tow, they will definitely enjoy this 20-minute outdoor show based on the movie. Although my 6-year-old daughter complained that the performers were not the "real" actors from the movie, she certainly enjoyed dancing and singing along with all of the original songs from the movie. The performers choose audience members to join the show as well. Check the Times Guide and get there early, as this is a popular show and spaces in front will fill up fast.

The American Idol Experience (Echo Lake)
If your little one enjoys watching American Idol on TV, this is a must-see. However, babies and toddlers may find it hard to sit still through the 20 minute pre-show warm-up plus the 25-minute actual show. Awesome experience, not to be missed! As close as it gets to the real thing, with Disney guests as contestants and 3 judges bearing an eerie resemblance to the Simon, Paula and Randy on TV.

Power Rangers Character Greeting (Streets of America)
For your little Power Rangers fans, this is awesome! Power Rangers from the various shows (Mystic Force, SPD, DinoThunder, etc.) arrive in a Power Rangers vehicle for a short introductory show, then stick around to sign autographs and pose for pictures with the kids. This is a popular attraction and crowds up fast, so get there a bit early. Walk to the end of Streets of America, near the "Honey, I Shrunk the Kids" attraction. Check the Times Guide for show times.

Character Greetings on Mickey Avenue
Probably the best spot at any of the Parks to see lots of Disney characters at once! From the Power Rangers show, turn right onto Mickey Avenue. As you stroll down the Avenue, there are several permanent spots for character greetings: in The Magic of Disney Animation, usually they have Mickey and pals along with other characters that rotate periodically, such as The Incredibles and Bolt. Then there's Luigi's Garage, where you can meet Lightning McQueen and Mater from CARS. At Pixar Place you can meet the Toy Story friends, followed by Prince Caspian at the Journey Into Narnia attraction. Finally, at the end of the street you can meet the stars of Playhouse Disney - Little Einsteins and Handy Manny. You can also see other characters strolling around at various times throughout the day. I've seen Pooh, Tigger, Chip N Dale, and many others stopping to greet kids and sign autographs. Be sure to check the Times Guide for the permanent appearance areas.

Playhouse Disney - Live on Stage (Mickey Avenue)
Continuing past the character greetings on Mickey Avenue, don't miss the Playhouse Disney musical show, featuring Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Little Einsteins, and Handy Manny. The show tends to fill up fast. If you have babies or toddlers, be sure to get there early (check the Times Guide) to get a seat up front. The entire audience is seated on the floor, and if you're in the back, it can be hard to see the stage. If you do end up in the back, try to get a seat at the end of a row - it will give you a better view of the stage.

Beauty and The Beast - Live on Stage (Sunset Boulevard)
At the very end of the park, be sure to stop and see the Beauty and the Beast musical show. This one also tends to fill up fast, but you'll get a good view even from the back, since it's in a large (covered) open-air auditorium.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids! Playground (Streets of America)
This is a great place for active preschoolers to burn off a little energy (and Mom and Dad to take a rest!). A fun playground area with lots of areas to climb and explore. However, babies and toddlers are not allowed (minimum age is 4).

 

Older kids and adults: Hollywood Studios for Older Kids and Adults

 

 
 

 

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