Top Secrets at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hey Thrill Seekers,

We’re half way through our Disney secrets and we’re heading over to Hollywood Studios to see what we can find out. Disney are working on a lot of new attractions at Hollywood Studios so let’s just take a quick look at what is still there at the moment and what we know about it.

Making our way down Hollywood Boulevard, if you look up at the windows you will see some initials stencilled in but can you work out who’s initials they are?

The Great Movie Ride vehicles have specific number plates ‘021-429’. This resembles the Valentines Day Massacre which happened February 14th 1929.

Over by Echo Lake there’s lots to look out for on Star Tours including the silhouette of Jar Jar Binks wearing his own set of Mickey ears!

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Muppets Courtyard is quite a small part of the park but still nonetheless a great part of it too! When you enter the Muppets 3D after the turnstiles you’ll see a door mat. Why not lift it up and see what’s underneath…? Don’t forget to look at all the graffiti on the walls!

Pixar Place has a very distinctive entrance wall but what you might not realise is this is an exact replica of the entrance to Pixar in California. All of the brickwork has been replicated perfectly.

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Sunset Boulevard is my personal favourite part of Hollywood Studios as it is home to Rock n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror which are my 2 favourite attractions in the park. On Rock n’ Roller Coaster you might notice that each limousine has it’s own number plate. There are also safety signs around that form into a guitar which is allegedly a tribute to Elvis.

The Twilight Tower of Terror previews old fashioned scenes from the twilight saga on the screens. If you look closely at the little girl, you will see she appears several times holding a Mickey mouse doll.

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It is truly amazing how much detail Disney put into everything they do. Something that can seem like a minor detail about nothing to us, could mean something major to the imagineers at Disney.

Smiles Included…

Louise

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios Top Attractions 2016

Hey Thrill Seekers,

Rockin’ in at the number one attraction for Disney’s Hollywood Studios is of course the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith.

This coaster takes you on a musical adventure to an Aerosmith concert through LA in a super stretch limo. The whole adventure starts by being invited by Aerosmith at G-Force records to come along for a ride to their concert which they are very late for.

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The limo will reach speeds of up to 6omph so hold on tight!!

“Careen up and down into the inky, nighttime city darkness. Rocket through the famous Hollywood sign and speed past illuminated landmarks. Maneuver through city traffic and swoop in and around 3 thrilling inversions—2 rollover loops and one corkscrew—as the wind races across your face.”

Will you make it to the concert in time? Either way you’ll be rocking out to Aerosmith tunes all the way!

Second Place: The Twilight Zone Tower Of Terror – Enter the Twilight Zone and fly up and down an extremely haunted elevator. Make sure to hold on tight if you want to make it back out to the real world!

Third Place: Star Tours – You’ll blast off into the Star Wars galaxy in a Starspeeder 1000. Encounter the likes of Darth Vader and Boba Fett as you voyage to alien worlds.

Fourth Place: Toy Story Mania – A fun and interactive ride. You will ride and shoot targets alongside your favourite Toy Story characters. Once you are in your carnival ride tram make sure to pick up your spring-action shooter and your 3D glasses. There’s also 5 games to play throughout the ride!

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Fifth Place: Fantasmic! – This really is an incredible show. It brings together all your favourite Disney heroes, princesses and villains. Obviously starring the one and only Mickey Mouse.

Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster Starring Aerosmith is such a exciting, fun and entertaining ride with loads to see along the way whilst keeping all the thrills of a great roller coaster. A worthy winner!

Smiles Included..

Jess
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Our Top 5 Fastest Roller Coasters In Florida

Hey Thrill Seekers,

I feel the need, the need for speed!!!…

We love a roller coaster that takes you up in the air and drops you so you’re belly exits via the top of your head, its brilliant fun and separates the weak from the strong. However we also love a coaster that’s purely all about the speed, it doesn’t apologise its about that rush of adrenaline you can only get from amazing acceleration!

Today’s post is about our favourite fastest rides in Florida.

1) The Incredible Hulk Roller Coaster

The lean, green speed machine is a favourite of mine. Located at Universal’s Islands of Adventure this bad reaches a top speed of 67 mph, the most impressive part is the very start of the ride which see’s riders launched from 0-40mph in 2 seconds!

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2) Cheetah Hunt

Nothing says speed more than a Cheetah. Cheetah Hunt reaches speeds of up to 60mph, similar to the Hulk ride Cheetah Hunt includes 3 separate launch sections. It fits perfectly in with the theming of the ride as Cheetahs when hunting tend to stalk their prey before sprinting as they tire easily.

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3) Rock N’ Roller Coaster featuring Aerosmith 

Are there any people on earth that live faster than a rock n’ roller? Located at Disney Hollywood Studios the Rock N’ Roller Coaster featuring Aerosmith hits speeds of up to 57 mph and also features a launching start that see’s rider go from 0-57 mph in 2.8 seconds plus its indoors which makes the whole thing feel a lot faster.

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4) Kraken 

Kraken at SeaWorld Orlando is often overlooked in preference of its more visually appealing sister Manta, but don’t forget this bad boy coaster reaches speeds of 65mph. Hitting these speeds while navigating through corkscrews, dive loops and zero g-rolls will make you realise why Kraken is named after a mythological sea beast.

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5) Dragon Challenge 

Yep there are faster coasters… however 2 coasters are always better than one. Found at Universal’s Islands of Adventure in Hogsmeade this dualling coaster offers two totally separate coasters offering a slightly different ride experience.

The Hungarian Horntail (blue) hits speeds of 55 mph while it feister cousin, the Chinese Fireball hits speeds of up to 60 mph. I’m counting that as a combined total of 115mph!

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 So there we have it, our top 5 coasters if you love your attractions speedy. Have I missed your favourite ride off?

Smiles included…

Jamie

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