Are you wondering what the best Disney World rides are for school aged kids at Hollywood Studios? There is quite a bit that is entertaining for the school-age set at this park, but it doesn’t necessarily require a full day. This park is less focused on the school-age set and more for adults, although there is also quite a bit to entertain the toddler and preschool set. We also have recommendations for what to take your school-aged child on at Magic Kingdom and Epcot.
Here are some of the best rides for school-aged kids at Hollywood Studios…
1. Twilight Zone Tower of Terror – Height Requirement 40 inches
This one is not for the faint of heart, or for the youngest of the school-aged set, but it may be a thrill for older school-aged kids. It is a dark, free-fall elevator ride inspired by the television show The Twilight Zone. The Tower of Terror tells the story of 5 passengers that mysteriously disappeared from the elevator at the Hollywood Tower hotel. Second only to Expedition Everest at Animal Kingdom, it is one of the tallest buildings at Walt Disney World and you can see the back of it from Epcot, where it appears to be part of the Monaco pavilion. The elevator is pulled down at 39 mph and has randomized lifts and drops to make each ride unique. Not for the faint of heart! Recommended for ages 8+.
2. Toy Story Midway Mania – No Height Requirement
This ride can have some of the longest standby lines in the park, so a FastPass is recommended. This target shooting game takes you through multiple rooms where you shoot at targets and try to rack up the highest score you can versus the other riders in your car. This is relatively short ride but worth a try!
3. Star Wars: The Adventures Continue – 40 inch Height Requirement
This is a 3D flight-simulator adventure into the Star Wars universe, with visuals from the latest trilogy. The locations you visit are randomized, so riding again may be a different experience. This is a fun one and worth a ride, especially if you have Star Wars enthusiasts in your group.
4. Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple
Okay, so this one isn’t a ride, but an attraction. Your little padawan can sign up to get some Jedi training. If that sounds like something up your child’s alley, sign up at the Indiana Jones Adventurers Outpost store when you arrive to the park.Although there is no height requirement, Disney asks for kiddos to be ages 4-12.
Tell us your favorite ride or attraction in the comments!