Best Places to Sit on Hollywood Studios Rides

Knowing where to sit on a ride can make your ride experience that much better! Hollywood Studios has a lot of thrilling rides, and there are certain spots on every ride that will make it more thrilling and exciting. If you want to rock out harder on Rock n’ Roller Coaster, know the best way to obtain Coaxium on the Millennium Falcon, or feel every hill and curve on Slinky Dog Dash, you’ve come to the right place. Here are the best places to sit on Hollywood Studios rides!

Sunset Boulevard

Rock n’ Roller Coaster featuring Aerosmith

The Rock n’ Roller Coaster is high-speed and set to the music of the popular rock band, Aerosmith. You are launched from 0-57mph in just 2.5 seconds! Once you hear Steven Tyler (the lead singer of Aerosmith) counting down, you’re going to want to hold on tight! The best seat on this exciting and fun-filled coaster is in the way back in the last row and in the very first row. The back row will make the coaster seem faster and more thrilling. The front row is also exciting and has some great views!

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

Do you dare enter the Twilight Zone? This spooky drop ride will take you on a thrilling adventure to…you guessed it…the Twilight Zone! The Hollywood Tower Hotel has been expecting you and though it’s been vacant all these years, there is still an elevator in service…Are you brave enough to try it? The front row of this ride is absolutely the best place to be. The views are the best and it feels slightly more thrilling than the other seats. If you are afraid of heights and the drops, sometimes it feels more comforting to sit on the inside corners of the ride.

Hollywood Boulevard

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

“Nothin’ can stop us now!” Join Mickey & Minnie and the rest of their pals on a wild and wacky adventure. What starts off as a great day for a picnic suddenly goes awry! Board a runaway train with Conductor Goofy and go on a fun adventure that will have you smiling from ear to ear. The best place to sit on this ride is in the front row of the first car. Not only is it better to not sit behind anyone but during the waterfall scene and Daisy’s Dance Studio scene, you will be happy to have the unobstructed view!

Toy Story Land

Alien Swirling Saucers

Alien Swirling Saucers is the Toy Story themed version of Mad Tea Party (aka the teacups). Each swirling saucer seats three people and everyone shares one seat belt. There really is no best seat on this ride, it’s all the same. Keep in mind that the ride twists around a lot so whoever is sitting on the end seats might get a little squished every so often.

Slinky Dog Dash

Slinky Dog Dash is a fun and thrilling roller coaster in Toy Story Land. Though it is far from the most thrilling ride at Hollywood Studios, it still is a great ride! There are a lot of great seats on this ride, but the best is in the back row. Not only does the ride feel faster, but you will feel every drop, twist and turn making it more thrilling! The worst seat on this ride, in my opinion, is the front row because Slinky Dog’s head is very big and blocks most of the view.

Toy Story Mania

Who’s up for a challenge? Toy Story Mania is a fun, interactive 3D carnival game ride. You are seated in a rotating ride vehicle equipped with a built-in pull string cannon. Since there are only two seats per ride vehicle, there is no best seat. Just be prepared to bring your “A” game. For tips and tricks on how to get the highest score on this ride, visit our article here

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to take a ride in the Millennium Falcon, this is the ride for you! There are six seats, and you will be assigned one of three possible jobs: Pilot, Engineer, or Gunner. Each job is important because depending on how well you do as a team, it will directly affect the outcome of your mission. The best job (and seat) to have on Smugglers Run is by far either one of the two Pilot seats. You have the best view, and you get to steer the ship left and right or up and down. It is the most fun job! The worst job to have is the Engineer role. You are in the back and you basically are just pushing buttons as they light up. Depending on how busy it is, you can request the job you want by asking a Cast Member once you get to the room where you line up in job order before the ride.

Rise of the Resistance

Come join the Resistance and become part of an epic battle against the First Order. Rise of the Resistance is arguably the most popular ride in all of Walt Disney World right now. It is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. Since there are many different ride systems throughout this ride experience, including parts where you will be walking, there isn’t a best place to be during those parts. When you get to the point where you are about to board a ride vehicle, you will want to sit in the front seat in the first car. Sitting in the front makes the experience better, in my opinion, and it gives you better views. Sitting behind someone will make the views obstructed and may give you a semi-different ride experience. The worst seat to get on this ride is the very back row of the last car because you’re far away from all the action!

Grand Avenue & Commissary Lane

Muppet*Vision 3D

Muppet Vision 3D is a funny show that takes place in a replica of the Muppet Theater from the classic television series, The Muppet Show. Join Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the rest of their Muppet friends as they take you on a behind the scenes adventure. Since this takes place in a large theater, the best place to sit is in the middle and center rows of the theater. This gives you a great view of all the onscreen shenanigans and funny things that are happening to the left and right sides of the theater. 


Now that you know all the best places to sit on your favorite Hollywood Studios rides, start planning your next trip to test it out! We hope that this guide is helpful and makes your experience more enjoyable during your trip to Walt Disney World.

What is your favorite ride at Hollywood Studios? Where do you like to sit?

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