Late last month, Disney's Hollywood Studios went through a number of operational changes, mainly due to the ongoing popularity of Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. However, with the new month brings even more changes around the park, and this time, they don't have anything to do with the aforementioned ride!
1. FastPass+ tiers are changing
FastPass+ reservations are finally available for Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run for guests planning visits on or after February 19, and for guests visiting after March 8, FastPass+ reservations are now available for Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway. As a result of these additions, FastPass+ tiers at this park are also changing, and will have the following structure after March 8, 2020:
- Tier 1: Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run and Slinky Dog Dash.
- Tier 2: Toy Story Mania!, Alien Swirling Saucers, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, Star Tours, Voyage of the Little Mermaid, Disney Junior Dance Party!, For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration, Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular, MuppetVision 3D, Fantasmic! and Beauty and the Beast: Live on Stage.
2. March hours adjusted at Disney's Hollywood Studios
And speaking of Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway, Disney has adjusted the operating hours at Disney's Hollywood Studios, adjusting opening times to 8:00 AM from March 1 - 14 2020, an hour earlier from the previously posted 9:00 AM openings, likely to give guests time to queue for this new attraction, which is opening March 8 and will be using standby/FastPass+ lines, and not the virtual queue currently being used for Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance. And speaking of Star Wars...