FastPass+ Teirs to Change at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Published: January 24, 2020

With the recent openings of two new major attractions and a third coming in March, Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be currently changing its FastPass+ tier structure.

Currently, there are two tiers for FastPass+ at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  When booking a FastPass there, you may only choose one attraction from Tier 1 and two from Tier 2.  The main complaint about this current structure is that the following rides are all located within Tier 1

  • The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror™
  • Aerosmith’s Rock n Rollercoaster
  • Slinky Dog Dash Rollercoaster
  • Toy Story Mania!
  • Alien Swirling Saucers

These are the major rides in which guests visit Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Alas, there is a change coming and it seems as though Disney may have listened to the thousands and thousands of complaints about the way the rides at Disney’s Hollywood Studios were structured.

As of February 19, 2020, there will only be two rides listed as Tier 1 for FastPass+ and they are:

  • Slinky Dog Dash Rollercoaster
  • Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run (Yes, as of February 19th, FastPasses may be booked for this attraction.)

This means that all other rides, Tower of Terror, Rock n Rollercoaster and even Toy Story Mania are now Tier 2 attractions.  This is a tremendous option now for those that are visiting Hollywood Studios.

Don’t forget, you are not limited to just three FastPasses a day.  Once you have exhausted the three that you have chosen, you can search using the MyDisney App or one of the many kiosks for any available FastPasses.  This can be done in any of the four parks.  We have actually been able to reserve as many as 14 FastPasses in a single day.

Now with Mickey’s Runaway Railroad slated to open in March, I think that it is a safe bet that it will be a Tier 1 FastPass and very difficult to get at first.

So there you go, riding the attractions at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be come much easier come February 19th and I think it is also safe to say that DHS is no longer a half-day park.


Thanks for taking the time to read this article.  Please let us know how your feel about this new policy and if you think that there may be any changes to Epcot’s tiered FastPass+ structure in the near future with their additions of the Guardians of the Galaxy Rollercoaster, the Ratatouille ride and all of the new attractions coming to Epcot over the next five year.