Most people, when they think of Disney think that’s its only just for kids. And while a good bit of that is true, there are plenty for adults to do. Case in point, Hollywood Studios park seems to be the least kid friendly Disney park in Orlando. When you look at what is offered as far as rides and attractions and shows, there seems to be more aimed towards older kids and adults, with the thrill rides, Galaxy edge and toy story land.
So what do you do when you want to go to Hollywood studios but have a toddler in tow? The short answer would be to just suck it up and wait for another time when you may be kiddo free for a quick trip, but in some cases, when you’re on a family vacation, and there is no other option, you make the best of a park that may not have a lot to offer a younger kid.
Here are my must do’s when you have a toddler tagging along. And these are my must do’s because this is what we did on a recent trip to Hollywood studios.
Disney Junior Dance Party– if your child remotely enjoys any part of Disney juniors and the shows they show on the channel, this is a must stop and do. Two DJ’s, favorite characters, and lot of fun music, what more would or could your child ask for? Cameron loved dancing and laughing along to all the songs. Bright colors, lights, and bubbles/confetti/streamers also bring in the fun too.
Disney Junior character meets– just outside the dance party, you and your child can meet a few of their favorite characters. Now these characters could change based on time of year and popularity but the ones that were there when we went were: Doc McStuffins, Pluto, Vampirina, and Fancy Nancy. We only met Doc and Vampirina and Cameron wasn’t having either of them. Normally she’s pretty into character meets, but she just didn’t seem super excited that day. It was still fun to see the different characters and their bright sets.
Frozen sing-a-long: Frozen is still going strong since 2013, and with the release of the second coming this I don’t see the hype going down any. Cameron is a big Elsa and frozen fan so I knew we should try this out. Especially with there not being a whole lot at the park for her to do. Boy we were not disappointed. She loved it because of the songs, I loved it because the story tellers were actually quite hilarious, and I’ll admit the songs are pretty catchy. We were lucky enough to catch the holiday show so they also sang a few songs from their Christmas/holiday short that came out a while ago. All in all, would definitely go see it again.
Honorable mentions: these are things I think she would like, but that we didn’t get to do.
Voyage of the little mermaid show.
Toy story mania and walking around Toy Story land.
Other character meets, especially citizens of Hollywood.
While this park may continue to not be geared toward the smaller crowd, I think there is definitely things that they can do and see to be entertained.