A Relaxing Day At Hollywood Studios with Preschoolers!

January 23, 2019

Disclosure: Thank you to Walt Disney World for hosting us for a day of fun at Hollywood Studios. We were invited to a media event to check out the recently updated Disney Junior Dance Party. All opinions expressed are my own!

I feel like so often I hear people say they want to wait until their kids are a little older to visit Walt Disney World! This response always surprises me and usually launches me into an hour soliloquy on all there is to do for kids 2-6 in the theme parks. My boys are only 4 & 6 now, but we’ve visited each of the parks a couple times with them. [Plus, Now, that we live in Florida this number is only going to increase!] So, I’ve decided to do a mama perspective on each park with little kids! Let’s jump into this series by first discussing Hollywood Studios.


Kick off your day before the park opens with breakfast at Hollywood & Vine for their Disney Jr. Play n’ Dine breakfast buffet– Now, let me tell you this is so worth it. You’re going to get into the park early, sign up immediately for Jedi Training, eat a buffet while you see all your kid’s favorite characters. Make reservations for this as soon as you’re able!

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Sign kids 4 -12 up for Jedi Training Academy (IT IS FREE, YA’LL AND IT IS AMAZING) — If you’ve followed the blog for any amount of time then you know my boys love Star Wars, so when I learned I could get them on stage fighting the dark side. We got signed up right away! Tip: I suggest you sign up as soon as it opens, because this free activity does seem to fill up fast!

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Head to Toy Story Land- I’m assuming you’ve already gotten fast passes for: Slinky Dog Dash and Alien Swirling Saucers. This lady is a preschool dream, primary colors everywhere and their favorite characters everywhere. Plus here’s a hilarious video of mine and Liam’s first time on Slinky Dog Dash!

I also wanted to note that I think Woody’s Lunch Box has the best menu available for preschoolers. Grilled cheeses, Babybel cheese snacks, and tator tots. Plus, I found the pricing to be very affordable!

Visit the NEW Disney Junior Dance Party:

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— I was thrilled to check this out with the boys, both of them loveeee Disney Junior programming. Liam used to dance around the house singing songs from DJ Shuffle, and it was so fun seeing Finn Fiesta & DJ Deejay bring those favorite children’s tunes to life on the big stage. Of course, for the boys the best part was seeing their favorite chracters like Kion, Mickey, and Doc McStuffins on stage! I think the absolute coolest part of this show is that it’s a full sensory experience, with leaves falling, confetti flying, and my favorite was the snowwww! SNOW IN. FLORIDA.

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I think this is the perfect way to re-energize your batteries and cool down after lunch. The boys thought it was so fun and loved shaking around to the music. They have really done an incredible job of updating this and letting it evolve with the new shows that have been rolled out over on Disney Junior in the last few years! Specifically, our girl Vampirina. She’s just like us, but with fangs.

Split a dessert at Hollywood Studios Scoops- The boys split a brownie sundae into two bowls, and it was perfect size for.. honestly, all four of us!

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Take your time and enjoy the park– there’s so much to do from the Ariel show to exploring the Incredibles Instagram walls.

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Let the kids stop and chat with Star Wars cast members, watch the parade, and take in the show!

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I hope this gave you some good insight into all that there is to do with littles at Hollywood Studios.

Comment below and let me know if you plan to visit Disney soon!

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This Messy Season is a blog based in Jacksonville, Florida serving families through practical tips for nurturing their families, emphasizing quality time and adventure. Helping young families bloom where they're planted, embrace their mess, and thrive through a series of honest, blog posts highlighting realistic travel tips, favorite products that simplify the work load of families, and family entertainment.

6 Comments
    1. Looks like you guys had so much fun!! Hollywood Studios is really stepping up their little kid game and we are all for it!

    1. I’m just gonna say it. I love your camera. I have total camera envy. I love those portraits of the food. IT even makes that pop tart look good! lol. Sorry guys, I’m not a fan.

    1. Also that video on the slinky dog is precious. It makes me want to go back on it!!!!

    1. What an awesome day! Looks like you guys had a blast. Thanks for sharing your experiences with us 🙂

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