Studios in Florida
Getting there from
is located approximately 286 miles north of
Miami Beach, FL. If you need transportation from Miami,
Fort Lauderdale or Pompano Beach, Miami Beach 411 can
arrange a 1-Day
Tour or Multi-Day
About the park
Disney's MGM Studios opened in April
1989. The Park was created to evoke the Golden Age of
Hollywood, and spotlight the history of movies, television
and musical entertainment.
The Studios located one mile southwest of Epcot,
approximately 22 miles southwest of Orlando, FL. You can
visit Disney-MGM Studios by car, water
taxi (from Disney resorts and theme parks) or use Disney
bus transportation. The monorail system does not connect
to this park.
MGM Studios 1-day Ticket
- $89 (Ages 10+) - $83 (Ages 3-9). See multi-day
Hours: Depending on the time of year,
MGM park hours can range between 8am and 1am. Call Guest
Services at (407) 824-4321 for park hours and showtimes
during your visit.
Size: 135 acres
Parking: $14, Free for Disney Resort
Address: 351 South Studio Dr., Lake
Buena Vista, FL 32830
- Sunscreen and walking shoes are a must.
- Be sure to check the weather before you go to the park.
- You must pass through a security checkpoint before entering.
- ATM's are located at the Park entrance and Toy Story Pizza Planet.
- Measure your child's height so you know which rides they can enjoy.
- Use FastPass strategically.
- Ride the most popular attractions early in the day.
- Shops on Hollywood Boulevard are open a half hour past closing.
- Bring your autograph book to Mickey Avenue.
- Many Disney Cast Members speak more than one language. The flags on their name tags indicate which languages they speak.
As you enter Disney-MGM you will be on Hollywood
Boulevard. Here you can find many specialty shops;
this is also a good spot to catch a live street performence.
As you approach the corner of Hollywood Boulevard
& Sunset Boulevard you
will see a guest information area. Here you can make restaurant
reservations and check the wait times on all the major
The main areas at MGM Studios include: Hollywood Boulevard,
Sunset Boulevard, Animation Courtyard,
Mickey Avenue, Commissary Lane, Streets
Tower of Terror – This premier attraction
is found in a creepy 199 foot tall building, known as
the Hollywood Tower Hotel. Riders board a phantom
elevator, shoot up 13 stories and then a thrilling plummet.
This attraction won the Reader's Choice Award
for Favorite Attraction at Walt Disney World and Disney-MGM
Studios – Fastpass is accepted. You must
be at least 40 inches tall to ride.
Rock n Roll Coaster starring Aerosmith
– this is the fastest rollercoaster at Disney World,
reaching 60 mph in less than 3 seconds. Your vehicle is
designed to resemble a limo, and you are traveling in
it to a back stage party starring, Aerosmith.
The vehicle is equipped with a state of the art sound
system – Fastpass is accepted. You must
be at least 48 inches tall to ride.
Beauty & Beast – Live on Stage
– this Broadway style show is based on the hit movie.
The show runs 30 minutes and is performed at various times
throughout the day – Check your Park Map for details.
Fastpass is accepted.
Fantasmic – This nighttime show
takes palce in an outdoor amphitheater surronded by a
man-made lagoon. The 25 minute show contains lasers, water
and fire special effects. Seating begins 2-hours before
the show begins – Check your Park Map for details
The Great Movie Ride – this 22
minute attraction spotlights famous Hollywood movie productions.
The attraction is housed in a building designed to look
like the Grauman's
Chinese Theatre. As you wait in line, you watch scenes
from famous movies on a giant film screen. After you board
the attraction, your guide takes you on a tour of great
movies from the 1930’s to today.
Voyage of the Little Mermaid –
this 17 minute live performance brings the movie "The
Little Mermaid" to MGM Studios. Live actors, puppets
and film clips tell the story of Ariel and her dream to
become human. The show runs throughout the day –
Check your Park Map for details. Fastpass is
The Magic of Disney Animation –
this tour takes guests behind the scenes to view how Disney
animators at work. There are hands-on exhibits and even
a chance to meet film characters for photos and autographs.
Playhouse Disney – Live on Stage
– this presentation is geared for the preschool
age children and their families. The show takes place
in a large theater, where guests sit on the carpeted floor
and watch a live performance of Playhouse Disney. Characters
including, Bear and the Big Blue House, Rolie Polie Olie,
and Winnie the Pooh. The show has lots of music and encourages
kids in the audience to get up and dance.
Walt Disney – One Man’s Dream
– this multisensory experience explores the life
of Walt Disney and how he followed his dreams. This 25
minute show runs continuously thorughout the day..
Who Wants to be a Millionaire – Play It!
– this attraction emulates the popular game show.
You are part of the studio audience and can actually play
along. If you are good enough, you might make it on stage
to compete for Disney prizes – Fastpass
Disney Studio – Backlot Tour –
on this 35 minute tour, you board a tram that takes you
through backstage areas of the studios. The tram also
goes through Catastrophe Canyon where you witness an explosion,
a flash flood and an earthquake.
New York Street
Sounds Dangerous starring Drew Carey –
this 12 minute 3-D presentation stars Drew Carey. A good
portion of the movie takes place in complete darkness.
Also some of the elements may be unsettling; use discretion
when viewing with small children.
Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular
– this 30 minute show is filled with stunts based
on the popular "Indiana Jones" movies. Stunts
are recreated from the films including a chase by a 12
foot rolling ball, explosions and fight scenes –
Fastpass is accepted.
Jim Henson’s Muppet Vision 3-D
– as you enter the theater you will view a 12 minute
pre-show. The Muppets introduce the show and tell you
to enter the theater to view their latest invention, Muppet
3D Vision. Inside the theater you will view a 3D film,
along with live action and puppets. Some parts of the
show are loud and may frighten small children. This 25
minute show is presented continuously throughout the day
– Check your Park Map for details.
Honey I Shrunk the Kids Movie Set Adventure
– this climb and play area is geared for children
aged 4 years and up. It is an open area filled with oversized
movie set props from the "Honey I Shrunk the Kids"
movies. It is a great area to let the kids run around
and work off some energy.
Star Tours – this attraction uses
flight simulators to take guests on a trip to the Moon
of Endor. The simulators offer a bumpy ride. They are
not recommended for guests that suffer from motion sickness
or health problems – Fastpass is accepted.
You must be at least 40 inches tall to ride.
Lights! Motors! Action! – this
show mixes high-octane thrills of a live stunt show with
a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into shooting car
chases for big budget movies – Fastpass
Disney Stars and Motor Cars Parade –
see Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Ariel, Sebastian, Mickey,
Minnie and many other stars as they drive by in tricked
MGM Studios Shows:
• "Disney Stars
and Motor Cars Parade"
"Indiana Jones Stunt Spectacular"
• "Beauty and the Beast - Live on Stage"
• "Playhouse Disney - Live on Stage"
• "Voyage of the Little Mermaid"
Wants To Be A Millionaire - Play It"
Motors, Action Extreme Stunt Show"
restaurant options: Hollywood Brown Derby,
Prime Time Cafe,
Call (407) WDW-DINE 90 days in advance to make dining
MGM studios restaurants include:
(236 seats, full-service)
• 50's Prime Time Cafe (225 seats, full
• Sci-Fi Drive In (252 seats, full-service
• Mama Melrose Ristorante (250 seats,
• Hollywood & Vine (468 seats, all
you can eat buffet)
• Toy Story Pizza Planet (counter service)
• Backlot Express (600 seats, counter
• ABC Commissary (562 seats, fast food)
• Anaheim Produce (produce stand with fresh
fruit and vegitables)
The least crowded time to visit is from Labor Day to Thanksgiving
and from the week after President's Day (mid-February)
to the start of Spring Break (mid-March).
can definitely make the most of your vacation by staying
at one of the Disney
World hotels. If you do, you will enjoy special benefits
such as Magic Hours, discounts at six Disney
World golf courses, and the special Walt Disney World
quality and service.
But if you choose to stay at one of the many hotels
near Disney World, you can still visit all of the
Disney properties to enjoy the atmosphere, have a meal,
or shop. You may be charged for parking, but you can get
validated for up to one hour of parking for each $10 you
spend while you're there.
of the popular moderate priced resorts
Orleans, and Fort
Wilderness Resort & Campground.
Disney sells MGM tickets on their website, but you can
not print the tickets, meaning you must order early and
have the tickets mailed to you. You
can also buy tickets through your local auto club, Disney
Store or through a school or work activities office. Many
offsite hotels also sell Disney passports at the front
suggest researching Disney
ticket prices in advance, and buy your pass before
you get to the park. No sense wasting the first hour waiting
in line at the ticket booth.
and Electric Convenience Vehicle (ECV) - Rentals are available
for a fee of $10 for a wheelchair (multiple day rentals
are $8/day) and $35 for the ECV.
Strollers - Strollers are available
for rent at the front of the park for a charge of $10/day
for a single and $18 for a double.
Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park
351 South Studio Dr., Lake
Buena Vista, FL 32830
Grand Opening: May 1, 1989
Employees: 5,500 cast members
Size: 135 acres (546,000 m²)