Best Attractions for Cooling Down at Disney’s Hollywood Studios


Keeping cool at the parks is an important aspect of any Disney World vacation. The heat and humidity in central Florida can become overwhelming at times which is why its so important to drink water and take frequent breaks from the heat. Thankfully, there are many opportunities throughout the Disney parks to grab some air-conditioning and cool down. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a park that is full of incredible experiences and intricate theming. If you find yourself in need of a break from the heat during your visit to the park then check out our list of the best attractions for cooling down at Hollywood Studios.

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-along Celebration

What better way to cool down than joining Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff for a Frozen sing-along? For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-along Celebration is a fun 30-minute long show that is led by Arendelle storytellers as they recall the events from the Frozen film. Appearances are made by your favorite characters as everyone is invited to sing together. This show is a great break from the heat, and a fun experience for all!

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration Elsa
Elsa in For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration Elsa. Photo: Emily Murray

Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy

This unique show is located in Sunset Boulevard and stars Lightning McQueen, Tow Mater, and Cruz Ramirez. This show follows Lightning McQueen as he demonstrates a racing simulator. This 10-minute show offers a quick cooldown for guests taking a break from their busy park day.

Lightning McQueen's Racing Academy
Lightning McQueen’s Racing Academy

Muppet Vision 3D

Fans of the Muppets will love this 17-minute long show, and fans of air-conditioning will love it as well. This 3D show uses 4D effects to bring the Muppets lab to life as your favorite Muppet characters come to life on the big screen. This show is totally unique and based on the original Muppets tv show featuring hijinks you have to see to believe.

Muppet Vision 3D
Muppet Vision 3D. Photo: Disney

Walt Disney Presents

This self-guided tour through an exhibit of Walt Disney’s life is a great way to cool down and rest during your next visit to Hollywood Studios. Guests can explore artifacts from Walt Disney’s life and work as well as sketches, costumes, and models from classic Disney films and shows. This experience ends with a 15-minute documentary of Walt Disney’s life: One Man’s Dream.

Walt Disney Presents
You can meet often characters at Walt Disney Presents. Photo: Emily Murray.

Beauty and the Beast- Live on Stage

Did you know that a Broadway-style show of Beauty and the Beast exists at Hollywood Studios? Beauty and the Beast- Live on Stage is a 30-minute long production featuring live singing as well as costumed characters as the tale of Beauty and the Beast comes to life. This show is located in an outdoor theater but the shade and fans throughout will quickly cool you down and keep you comfortable for the duration of the show.

Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage
Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage. Photo: Disney

Where do you go to cool down at Hollywood Studios? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured Photo: Emily Murray.

Written by

Megan Woodard

Contributing Writer

Megan was born into a Disney family. Her first trip to Disney World was when she was only 18 months old. Now as an adult, Megan loves to share the magic of Disney with her two toddlers. Keeping up with Disney news and Disney World knowledge is a fun hobby for Megan. Disney World is her favorite place to be and continuously brings back her childhood joy.

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