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Hollywood Studios

"Loads of unusual attractions!"

Rides | Studio Backlot Tour

Slow Moving Vehicle Ride

  • Overview

    The Backlot Tour takes guests through a mixture of experiences that reveal some of the tricks the film industry use during the production of movies.

    This part walking, part tram tour is 35 minutes long and takes you through a number of scenes.  The waiting area is filled with monitors that will let you into some of the secrets behind the special effects in the the movies, this is also the area where you can volunteer if you wish to participate in the mock movie during the first part of the tour.  The first part of the tour is on foot you will be stood behind railings as you witness the special effects and how they become reality for that all important scene.

    You can now take the weight off your probably aching feet as you board a tram that will take you through many Disney props from well known movies to the wardrobe department and scenery shop, remember to take your camera there is some great photo opportunities here.

    We won't spoil the most interesting part of the tour but be prepared for Catastrophe Canyon with lots of water, noise, fire and explosions this is by far the best bit of the tour!

    You will eventually be returned to safety via a museum of villains!



  • pre-school
    Some intense effects
  • pre-teen
    Brilliant in places!
  • teen
    Brilliant in places!
  • adult
    Brilliant in places!
  • senior
    Brilliant in places!
  • Editor Comment

    Total Orlando
    There are plenty of Incredible things to see on your way during this tour, so be sure to make sure that you head over to the backlot tour at some point during your stay in Hollywood Studios!
    Total Orlando
  • Location

    Streets of America

    Opposite the Backlot Express cafe
  • Tips

    You may get wet if you stand at the front railing during the Pearl Harbor Section.

    If you want to be closer to the action take a seat on the left hand side of the tram.
  • Extra Info

    Duration: 30 min
    Seating: 5 in a row
    May Frighten Small Kids: Yes
    Priority Queuing: No
    Single Rider: No
    Child Swap: Yes
  • Line/Queue Info

    Line Type:
    Indoors: No
    Covered: Yes
    P.O.I: Some points of interest
    Wait Times (Low): 5 mins
    Wait Times (Peak): 20 mins
    Check Times Guide: No
    Continuous?: Yes
  • Accessibility

    Access: Must transfer to ride seating
    Audio Description: Yes
    Assistive Listening: Yes
    Captioning: Handheld and Video
    Loose Items Permitted: Yes