MGM is a smaller park and transportation will mostly be your feet and legs.
You can tour the backlots of actual movie sets in this working studio/theme
park. Disney MGM studios can be mostly toured in one day.
Lines form very quickly for two of the most popular thrill rides: Twilight
Zone Tower of Terror and Rock n' Roller Coaster. It is best to get at the
park early and go to these attractions first. (Warning: not for young
children.) With younger kids, head for Voyage of the Little Mermaid.
Pass up rides with long lines and come back later. It is easier to
backtrack at this smaller park.
A blackboard at the end of Hollywood Boulevard states updated wait times
for various attractions.
Must see: Great Movie Ride, Star Tours, Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular,
Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular allows entry up to 5 minutes after the
If there are seats, it's worth a try to avoid the long wait in line.
Fantasmic is a special effects show in the evening which draws huge crowds.
During peak seasons you should get to a place near the lake 90 minutes prior
to showtime, during off seasons one hour will do. Find a place to have
dinner while waiting for the show.
If you are not a Walt Disney World Hotel guest, avoid going to those parks
that allow early entry (certain days.) The lines will be formed before you
Make dinner plans by arranging priority seating at The Hollywood Junction
Red Car Station, which has sample menus from all the restaurants.
Disney MGM Studios TIP: Having been in Disney during the summer, one thing is for sure - you can always count on a rain shower. Then it happens. Hundreds of people whip out rain ponchos or purchase ponchos - all clear! It can be near to impossible to locate a member of your party, especially one of your children, when everyone looks alike. Purchase rain ponchos at home in a bright color; red, blue, orange, lime green - anything other than yellow, and keep them with you for the inevitable - you'll be able to spot your party a lot easier.