I had heard about the new tiers, but wasn’t able to see them until my FastPass window opened for my August trip. Disney will soon be changing the tiers for Hollywood Studios and it limits the number of thrill rides you can book in advance.
Dates before August 29 still have Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and Tower of Terror on the second tier list, which allows for two choices to be picked from the list. However, beginning on August 29 that changes with Tower of Terror and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster being added to the first tier with Toy Story Mania!, Alien Swirling Saucers, and Slinky Dog Dash. This means that guests will no longer be able to choose Tower of Terror and/or Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster in addition to Slinky Dog Dash. Instead, guests will only be able to choose one of those thrill rides for their advanced FastPass pick.
This decision is disappointing guests who may not be as interested in the shows as they are in the rides. You can still book Star Tours from the second tier, but the rest of the choices are shows. Disney has already said that they will not initially be offering FastPasses for the rides in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, so I’m not sure why they changed the tiers.
New Lineup for Hollywood Studios FastPass Tiers (Beginning August 29)
- Alien Swirling Saucers
- Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster
- Slinky Dog Dash
- Toy Story Mania!
- The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
- Beauty and the Beast-Live on Stage
- Disney Junior Dance Party!
- For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
- Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular!
- Muppet*Vision 3D
- Star Tours – The Adventures Continue
- Voyage of The Little Mermaid
What do you think of these changes?
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