Now we know that Star Wars Weekends can fill up the park. It's probably not the best time to try to ride some of the parks best attractions, like Rock n' Roller Coaster or Toy Story Midway Mania or the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
However, during our visit, we managed to ride all of the parks most popular attractions before lunch! How? A little bit generosity from our fellow Disney guests! So here's how we went big at Hollywood Studios during one of the busiest times of the year!
It all began on a Thursday, when we visited Hollywood Studios for a few hours to ride some favorites knowing that the crowds would be high on Friday. However, when we were in the loading area for Rock n' Roller Coaster, a big family favorite, the ride was suddenly shut down. But all was not lost!
As we were being led through a backstage exit, which was a pretty cool experience in itself, Cast Members handed out special Re-Entry FastPasses!
That brings us to our day at Star Wars Weekends...
That morning, as we were leaving our resort room at Port Orleans Riverside, we found three more Re-Entry FastPasses stuck in our door! The best was that these FastPasses were for Toy Story Midway Mania! I know, right?
Now we had Re-Entry FastPasses for Rock n' Roller Coaster and for one of the most popular attractions on property, Toy Story MIdway Mania, during one of the park's busiest times of year!
We arrived about twenty minutes after rope drop and as we were walking into the park, a family stopped us and gave us two more FastPasses for Rock n' Roller Coaster! They said they weren't going to use them and hoped that we could. Our new tally? Two sets of Re-Entry FastPasses, and yet another batch for Rock n' Roller Coaster. We are now in the double digits in our number of FastPasses! Needless to say, we were thrilled.
We immediately headed to Tower of Terror, with plans to go next door to use our FastPasses for Rock n' Roller Coaster afterwards. We knew that if we didn't ride ToT early, we probably wouldn't at all, and made it through the line surprisingly quickly. Really, a few drops on Tower of Terror is a great way to start the day!
Of course, the line for this ride was already ridiculous; but our Re-Entry FastPass took us past the winding queue and right up to the Lincoln Log house where you pick up your 3-D glasses. From there, we joined the line; but the wait wasn't bad at all!
Seriously, Toy Story Midway Mania is so much fun and getting to compete against your family is blast, especially for the adults in tow. Take a look at our score in the picture to the left!
After riding these three, majorly popular attractions, we enjoyed some Star Wars Weekends characters and entertainment, as well as did a little shopping, all before lunch!
So that's how we had one of the best days Hollywood Studios during Star Wars Weekends, as well as a memory our family will never forget! But we really owe the generous families were willing to sprinkle a little extra pixie dust on our day. Even though they were not employed Cast Members, they were spreading some Disney magic.
So we encourage you to remember that you too can make a family's day while at Walt Disney World. If have FatPasses you're not going to use, given them to someone who will. Be kind to guests in line, smile and thank a Cast Member. Give and it shall be given unto you!