Navigating your way around Disney World these days can be a bit more complicated than you might expect! Due to social distancing requirements, Disney might have some doors to its stores blocked and some marked specifically as entrances or exits in a way that you aren’t used to.
You might also find the lines for some rides to be stretched out pretty far away from the actual entrances. Finding the end of a line or knowing where to look can be really tough and frustrating! So, we made the maps that Disney won’t! Here at DFB we’ve been working on a series of maps to help you navigate the parks right now and make your next trip SO much easier! We’ve already developed these maps for EPCOT and Magic Kingdom, and today we’re sharing our map of Disney’s Hollywood Studios with you!
In this Hollywood Studios map, you’ll find little red and green dots scattered throughout. The red dots mark the current exits to the rides, restaurants, or stores. The green dots mark the entrance areas/doors to the rides, stores, etc. Throughout the map you’ll also sometimes see dotted lines with arrows. Those lines show where/how the queue areas will typically stretch when the lines spill out and go beyond the ride’s typical line area.
Keep in mind — our map is based on our own personal experiences in the parks. Disney is constantly changing things though, so all of these entrances, exits, and line patterns are subject to change in the future. But, we hope that this map can at least give you a general idea of how things are being done now to best prepare you for your next trip. Alright, let’s dive in!
Our map starts at the front of the park, which includes part of Hollywood Boulevard, part of Sunset Boulevard, and the area surrounding Echo Lake. If you’re looking for the entrances to some of the stores right along Hollywood Boulevard, you can see those green dots signifying what areas are generally being used as entrances.
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Note the entrance to The Trolley Car Cafe sort-of in the middle of the map. You can see how the line for this popular spot (gotta get that coffee!) typically extends around the corner.
Next, we’ll make a turn onto Sunset Boulevard. In the map below you can see the entrances and exits to various spots all along this area. Take special note of the way the lines for both Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith and The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror can stretch. You’ll see the dotted lines marking how they’ll typically extend.
The map below gives you a better look at the area close to the Chinese Theater. You’ll see entrances and exits to various spots in the area, as well as the way that the line for Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway typically extends.
Heading to Toy Story Land? Then you’ll want to look at the portion of the map below. It shows the entrances and exits to various rides in that land. Again, take a special look at those dotted lines showing how the queues for Slinky Dog Dash and Toy Story Mania can extend pretty far from the ride entrances. You’ll see how the Slinky Dog Dash line stays on one side of the pathway, while the Toy Story Mania line extends in a similar fashion but down the other side of the path.
Heading back to more of the front of the park, the map below gives you a better look at more of the Echo Lake area and the spots near there. You can see a few entrances and exits for some of the restaurants and stores nearby. You can also see a bit of the line for Star Tours: The Adventures Continue and how that can sometimes stretch outside of the attraction’s given queue space.
Next, we move down a bit to the area near Muppet*Vision 3D. Again, you can see a few entrances and exits marked in the map below for spots like the Muppet*Vision 3D attraction and more.
And finally we make our way to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. You can see a few entrances and exits in the photo below to some of the big spots around this area of the park. And note how some of those lines can stretch away from the actual entrances.
Below you get a view of more of Galaxy’s Edge. Again, there are quite a few green dots and some red dots — but those can hopefully help you find the right entrance areas to stop by. Take special note of how the line for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run can stretch and the pattern that the extended line will generally take.
And that is our map of Hollywood Studios! Again, these entrances, exits, and line patterns are subject to change in the future. But, we hope that this map gives you a better idea of how things are being done now and what to generally expect for your next trip to the park. Be sure to bookmark or favorite this page so you can come back to it in the future when you need it.
We’ll keep working on more tips and resources to help you have a great Disney World vacation. Stay tuned for more from us here at DFB!
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