Disneyland Paris – Hollywood Studios

During October half term, during our stay with Al Fresco Holidays, we were lucky enough to visit Disneyland Paris to experience all the fun of Halloween.

It is not possible to visit Disneyland Paris in just one day, so we purchased an open two-day pass which meant we could visit the park twice within a 7-day period.

We planned our visit to concentrate on the Magic Kingdom first and Hollywood Studios to the second day.

Hollywood Studios

Unlike the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios is not decorated for Halloween and remains as it looks for the rest of the year and our first stop was the Studio Tram Tour for behind-the-scenes look at how films are made.

Tram Tour

I have fond memories of Callan being terrified of the dragons when he was younger and although Sebby and Isaac took it in their stride, Eliza was not keen.

Toon Studio

It was the Toon Studio the kids could not wait to visit, with rides such as Crush’s Coaster from Finding Nemo, Toy Story Land and Ratatouille which they were still building on our last visit.


Set in its own Miniland, Place de Rémy looks just like it has jumped straight from the film set. The ride itself is a trackless 4D ride where you are sat in a rat shaped car and spun through a variety of 4D screens, as you try to escape from the Chef as chaos ensues around you.


Our next stop was Toy Storyland which is home to three rides; Toy Soldiers Parachute, RC Racer and Slinky Dog.

Parachute Drop

Despite looking really high, the Parachute ride was very gentle and offered lovely views over the park and was our longest queue of the day at 40 minutes. Slinky Dog was the kids favourite though and thankfully had a very short queue in comparison.

Slinky Dog

We also found Sebby’s favourites – Lightening McQueen and Mater on the Cars Quatre Roues Rallye.

Lightening McQueen

We did have a little surprise up our sleeves for Sebby as we didn’t tell him about who appears in the Moteurs… Action! stunt spectacular show and his little face was a picture as Lightening McQueen rolled into action.

ightening McQueen Stunt

The Stunt Show was as good as I remember, with a couple of new stunts to delight the crowd.

Stunt Show

There was action with motorbikes and cars, pretend gun fights and lots of fire!!

Fire - Stunt Show

Sadly the kids were too small for the Hollywood Tower and the Rock n Rollercoaster, so we consoled ourselves with riding the flying carpets and laughing our way through Stitch Live.

Monsters Inc

In comparison to the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios does feel a bit neglected. Some of the rides haven’t been updated since the park opened, there were no parades during half term to enjoy and we didn’t see any characters wandering around, as we did on our last visit.


With all the rides done, we decided to head back into the Magic Kingdom to squeeze in the rides we missed a couple of days before.

We purchased 2-day tickets to Disneyland Paris through Picniq as they had the best deal at the time, plus we earned 5.25% through Top Cashbackfollow, which allowed us to spend a day in each park, but it is worth shopping around as these deals change all the time.

Have you visited Disneyland Paris?

25 thoughts on “Disneyland Paris – Hollywood Studios”

  1. I last went to Disneyland Paris about 15 years ago and I LOVED it. My favourite thing is that it’s not really for the kids (ha) because the adults have a great time there. Your kids looked like that they had an absolute ball!

  2. We enjoyed Hollywood Studios when we went in January but there aren’t as many rides as in the main Disneyland Paris park. Worth it for Tower of Terror and Rock N Roll rollercoaster though and the stunt action show.

  3. I’ve always wanted to visit Disney with the kids, and it looks like you guys had an amazing time. I’m so jealous! Hopefully we’ll get to go and experience this next year 🙂

    Louise x

  4. Oh wow, I’ve never been here but I’ve been toying with the idea of taking the kids one day. Love how flexible the pass is – it means one could explore the city on a break too.

  5. When we, me and my family and kids, visited Disneyland Paris before, we too bought the 2-day pass and we absolutely love being able to explore on two days and dedicated a day to each site.


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