HS Parades, Shows & Fireworks!
– Parades! –
Currently, Disney’s Hollywood Studios does not have a daytime or nighttime parade.
– Stage Shows! –
Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage! This stage show takes place in the Theater of the Stars on Sunset Blvd. on the right before you get to Rock’n’Roller Coaster. Relive the heartwarming tale of Belle and the Beast that comes to life with its colorful costumes and the songs that you have come to love. The Theater of the Stars offers a clear view from almost every seat and is covered so it protects you from the rain and sun. If you are going to be visiting during the summer months plan on going to the show in the evenings. The show is pretty popular so plan on getting in line 20-30 minutes before the next show time. FastPass+ is offered and I would suggest to make your selection early to get the best viewing area for the show.
For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration. This stage show takes place in the Hyperion Theater in Echo Lake. It was formerly home to the American Idol Experience. This show is a narrated retelling of the tale of Anna and Elsa by the newly-appointed royal historians of Arendelle. It features group sing-a longs of the popular songs from the film, Frozen. FastPass+ is available and grants you access to the preferred seating section near the front, middle of the stage. All of the other guests will be seated in the seats that are leftover.
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Show Spectacular. This show takes place in Echo Lake and is a must see for Indiana Jones and Raiders of the Lost Ark fans. In this show you will see re-enacted from Raiders of the Lost Ark performed by stunt men and women, you may even get picked as a volunteer from the audience to join in on the action. You’ll feel the heat from the fires and the explosions from your seat and you’ll get a behind the scenes look at how the fight scenes and stunts are performed. If you want to be picked as a volunteer sit in the front and be very enthusiastic! *This show is rumored to be closing January 2016, so if you have a vacation planned before that time make plans to go and see this classic!
Jedi Training Academy. Head over to Echo Lake and watch kids master the Force to become junior Jedi Knights. Only children ages 4-12 can participate. If you want your young one to take part in this, head over to the sign-up area at the ABC Sound Studio across from Star Tours. These young Jedi get to battle Darth Vader himself!
Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show. Head to the very back of the park to watch as these uniquely designed autos perform high-speed chases packed with precise, split-second spins and misses. Hear the howl of the engines and smell the tires tearing up the scene. Feel the heat from the fiery explosions and catch your breath as a stunt man falls from a 5-story building. The secrets behind the special effects are explained after each stunt sequence and you man even see an appearance by Lightening McQueen himself! This show is performed two to five times daily, so make sure to check the map if you plan on seeing this show.
– Streetmoshpere & Live Entertainment –
Citizens of Hollywood. The Citizens of Hollywood are a collection of actors who portray fictional characters from Hollywood in the early 1920’s. If you see a group of people gathered around people in costume on Hollywood Blvd. or Sunset Blvd. more than likely they are watching a skit. The citizens emerge at unpublished times to perform skits where you may encounter directors, actors, a police officer and many more. Don’t miss your chance to see one of their many skits!
Mulch, Sweat and Shears: Live in Concert! Check the Times Guide to see whenever this classic hard rock cover band hits the Streets of America.
– Fireworks –
Fantasmic. The power of dreams blazes before you in this breath taking 30 minute fireworks and water extravaganza! Fantasmic stars Mickey Mouse in his role as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Fantasia. He brings together some of your favorite Disney heroes, princesses and villains! Attend the show to see if Mickey and the power of imagination can save the day from the evil villains! Fantasmic is performed on select nights only, so check the Times Guide! FastPass+ is available, but if you arrive early you will get a good seat.