This year is set to be a crazy one for theme park goers. With all the attractions opening backup, it’s almost guaranteed that there will be many guests trying to swarm the parks. Exciting as it is, during these hard times we still need to keep our distance from people and stay away from larger groups of people. For some guests visiting these parks is sometimes normal but for others this is a dream vacation and we are here to show you the best times to go to these parks. Join us as we share with you the best time to go to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to avoid the larger crowds!
WAIT TIMES IN THE AFTERNOON
When coming to these spectacular Disney parks, the biggest thing people try and watch out for is the outrageous wait times for rides. But, since the parks did just open back up due to COVID-19 some people are hesitant to come out and there may not be as many people as the Disney usual. Starting this test, we arrived at Disney’s Hollywood Studios around 4 P.M in the afternoon on a rainy day. Making our way throughout the park we stopped by The Tower of Terror and it was only a 20 minute wait. Heading over to Rockin’ Roller Coaster was only a 20 minute wait and last time we came in the morning it was a 45 minute wait. Then we stopped over by Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway which wasn’t crowded at all and it was only a 20 minute wait. The last we were here which was in the morning once again, it was a 70 minute wait. Making our way into Galaxy Edge, we found the first ride which was Millennium Falcon with only a 20 minute wait and it almost looks like a ghost town! Heading into Toy Story land we stopped at the infamous Slinky Dog with only a 20 minute wait.
CROWD LEVELS IN THE AFTERNOON
Crowd Levels are the most important thing to think about when coming to the reopenings of the Disney Parks during these times. We all want to have our fun and get back to normal, but we still do need to ensure our safety to stop the spread of the virus. That’s why we’re here showing you the best times to head out to the parks. Upon arrival, the mainstreet of Hollywood Studios was definitely a lot more crowded than usual. Looking down Sunset next to Tower of Terror the park does feel more crowded than any of the other parks I’ve been to. But after wandering for a bit and then heading back over to Sunset, there were a lot of gaps and not so many people! Adventuring through Hollywood Studios I noticed a lot of people just sitting around the park and not so much walking around the park itself. We made our way over to Galaxy Edge and the last time we came which was in the morning, this part of the park was the busiest of them all! Upon arrival, Galaxy Edge was busy yes but it wasn’t as crowded as last time and it was very easy to maintain socially distanced from others. Finally coming to an end we finished the day off with Toy Story land and last time we came it was just as busy as Galaxy Edge but after 4 P.M it was not crowded at all and very easy to stay socially distanced from others!
MORNING V.S AFTERNOON
It is said that Hollywood Studios is the busiest park especially in the morning and we are here to put it to the test. We arrived at Hollywood Studios at 4 P.M on a rainy afternoon. Upon arrival, looking down the main street it definitely looks a lot more crowded. Reasoning behind that may be because people are trying to get their boarding passes for Rise of the Resistance. But we did find out that after 4 P.M is an amazing time to arrive at the park, as long as you’re not trying to get a boarding pass for Rise of the Resistance. As of now you can only try for a boarding pass at 10 A.M and 2 P.M. Generally, as long as that’s not on your list of things to do at the park you can come later and enjoy a much lighter crowd all around the park. After investigation of the wait times and crowd levels, the best time to come out to Hollywood Studios is around or after 6 P.M, the crowds start to thin out dramatically!
With reopenings of Orlando’s greatest theme parks, they are expected to draw in a lot of attention and people. Though it’s not easy to completely avoid the crowded theme parks every second of your trip, we hope these tips help to provide you with an improved, yet overall enjoyable theme park experience. After testing everything from wait times, crowd levels, and just watching the park, we found that coming to the park after or around 6 P.M is the best time to come out to Hollywood Studios for a faster and less crowded experience. We hope these tips helped you out, and we hope to see you out at the parks!