Big changes are coming to the Disney’s Hollywood Studios FastPass+ Tier system later this Summer in August!
As you know Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge is opening on August 29, 2019 and when it does, Disney is revamping the FastPass+ tiers in Hollywood Studios, increasing the amount of Tier 1 attractions and limiting which good rides will be available to guests.
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster are becoming Tier 1 FastPass+ attractions, joining the current trio of Slinky Dog Dash, Toy Story Mania! and Alien Swirling Saucers over in Toy Story Land.
That doesn’t leave many actual rides in Tier 2 as Star Tours is the only holdover remaining. All the Tier 2 options are shows like: Muppet*Vision 3D, Fantasmic!, Voyage of the Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage, Disney Junior Dance Party! and For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration.
Of course Hollywood Studios doesn’t really have many actual rides anyway so it’s not surprising they are moving to Tier 1.
Many of you are wondering what about the attractions in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge? When the park opens Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run will be the only new actual ride, as Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance doesn’t open till later this year.
However Disney has already said that like the Disneyland version which opened recently, Smuggler’s Run will not have a FastPass+ option available immediately. It’s presumed that FastPass+ will be available at some point in the future, but not for the opening.
Here is what the new FastPass+ tier system will look like in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and it breaks down something like this:
Tier 1 Attractions:
- Slinky Dog Dash
- Toy Story Midway Mania
- Alien Swirling Saucers
- Tower of Terror
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
Tier 2 Attractions:
- Star Tours
- Muppet*Vision 3D
- Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
- Voyage of the Little Mermaid
- Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage
- Disney Junior Dance Party!
- For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
If you aren’t familiar with how the FastPass+ Tiered system works, it only allows you to book one Tier 1 attraction at a time, theoretically limiting guests from just booking up all the most popular attractions. For Tier 2 attractions guests can book multiple ones no problem.
This is a significant change and that means that guests won’t be able to make FastPass+ reservations for more than 1 Toy Story Land attraction or Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. Now you’ll have to choose between those 5 which one you want to ride more. As least before you could technically get 3 out of the 5.
This isn’t the first time Disney has changed up the FastPass+ Tiers in Hollywood Studios. Last year when Toy Story Land opened there, they immediately made all 3 Toy Story Land attractions Tier 1 and they bumped Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster down to Tier 2.
Obviously they thought that people would want to use their FastPass+ reservations on those new attractions in Toy Story Land, and now people’s enthusiasm towards those rides has cooled a bit, hence the change in including Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller coaster again.
Who knows what other changes Disney will make before the opening of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge in Hollywood Studios so stay tuned for any new updates as we’ll keep you posted when we hear something!
I want to know what you think about the new Hollywood Studios FastPass+ Tiers…
- Are the attractions in the right tiers?
- What is your favorite ride to Use FastPass+ on in Hollywood Studios?
Let us know in the comments section below!
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