Exploring Disney-MGM Studios in One Day
1 DAY ITINERARY
1. Upon entering the park, immediately get a Fastpass to The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror.
2. Stroll back up Sunset Boulevard and get in line for The Great Movie Ride.
3. As you exit, head for Animation Courtyard and take in the various shows (which usually have minimal wait times) – The Magic of Disney Animation, Voyage of the Little Mermaid, Playhouse Disney – Live on Stage and Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream.
4. If your time window for the Tower of Terror has arrived, go back down Sunset to ride it. Wait in line for the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith after you ride the Tower (if the wait time is less than one hour; otherwise come back to it later).
5. Enjoy lunch in the large restaurant area on Sunset, or take in the Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage show.
6. Attend your scheduled Millionaire show, then walk down to the southeast end of the park and get a Fastpass for Star Tours. Head to the Muppet Vision 3-D show and walk down New York Street after you’re done there.
7. Just before heading into Star Tours, get a Fastpass for the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!
8. Dine at your pre-reserved restaurant.
9. Head for your scheduled Indiana Jones show, then walk across the park for your last chance to re-ride either Tower of Terror or Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster if the wait times have fallen to under one hour. Time this so that you emerge from the ride about 90 minutes to one hour prior to the start of Fantasmic!
10. As darkness descends on the park, head for the Amphitheater to catch Fantasmic! and end the day on a perfect note.
• The best place to watch the afternoon parade is on the bench nearest the popcorn and drinks stand located opposite Sounds Dangerous. You still, however, have to get there first.
• During the parades, most of the other attractions are quiet, but almost impossible to reach if you’re not on the correct side.
• Avoid parking in the Disney-MGM or Animal Kingdom lots if you are visiting multiple parks throughout the day. Trams to these parking lots stop running long before the last show at the Magic Kingdom and it can take a long time for you to get back to your vehicle.