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Hollywood Studios Day 2 Disney World Lower Crowd Itinerary

By Dave Shute


Note: For visits when your Studios days are between June 30 and and August 25, use the updated FastPass+ instructions and touring plans for the two Studios days you will find on this page.

Today you return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios to complete the visit you began Monday.  You have no reserved dining today.

You should have FastPass+ for Slinky Dog Dash, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, and Fantasmic.

(Note: this is from the Disney World Lower Crowd Itinerary.)


  • Arrive by 45 minutes before open


  • See Tower of Terror
  • See Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster (FP+)
  • See Slinky Dog Dash (FP+)
  • See  Walt Disney Presents
  • See Voyage of the Little Mermaid
  • See Disney Jr. Live on Stage, if you have fans in your group
  • See Star Wars Launch Bay
  • See March of the First Order
  • See Star Wars: A Galaxy Far, Far Away
  • Head back to your hotel
  • Return to the park by 45 minutes before Fantasmic
  • See Fantasmic
  • If the park is open after Fantasmic, most lines will be short–if you wish, this will be a good time for re-rides. Try for more FastPass+, or simply check standby lines (note that posted waits will be exaggerated)
  • Head back to your hotel when you are ready


Tomorrow you will continue your visit to the Magic Kingdom

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1 Alexandra Gibson { 05.02.18 at 7:09 pm }

I love your day to day planning. How do you plan when your week starts in the middle I.E. Wednesday instead of the Monday


2 Dave { 05.04.18 at 9:17 am }

Alexandra, the itineraries on this site don’t adapt well to different start days. I’d suggest using this to pick your park days, then either adapting the daily plans in my itineraires to your actual park days, or using the one and two day park plans in my book.

3 Patti Melancon { 07.12.18 at 3:46 pm }

We went to Disneyworld 5 years ago when kids were about 6 and 4 and stayed at the Polynesian and were very happy. We spent mostly time in Magic Kingdom. Now they will be 11 and 9 so we want to spend time in Animal Kingdom (and back to Magic Kingdom). I’m thinking of going mid week before Memorial Day. What days would you recommend we hit Animal Kingdom and Magic Kingdom? We are thinking to stay at the Animal Kingdom lodge this time or is the Polynesian better?

4 Dave { 07.13.18 at 1:10 pm }

Patti, I’ll be able to advise you on the best days, but with conviction only after Disney releases its schedule for then, which won;t be until about 6 months before (it’s out through early January now). So ping me back later, OK?

AKL is delightful. The theming is much less subtle, and for most is jaw-dropping. The animals are a delight. The rooms are smaller–there’s no couch, for example. A full review of the Animal Kingdom Lodge begins here.

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