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At the end of Mickey Avenue, guests can board the Disney's Hollywood Studios Backlot Tour, an exciting demonstration of movie making magic and special effects. It also allows guests to get a behind-the-scenes look at a working wardrobe department, film props and a unique collection of vehicles in the tours 'boneyard' section.

Your tour begins in a specially designed outdoor set where water cannons and pyrotechnics help demonstrate sciences such as those seen in movies like "Pearl Harbour". If you're lucky, you may even get selected to be part of the show!

A 200-seat tram then transports you around the studio's working costume and prop areas, past a number of movie vehicles used in such film as "Dick Tracy", "Casablana", "Flight of the Navigator" & "Honey, I Blew Up the Kid!" (also look out for Walt Disney's personal jet located behind the Lights, Motor, Action! stadium) before heading into the unpredictable rocky canyon that is "Catastrophe Canyon!" The action rolls when an earthquake rocks the canyon walls with a mighty rumble, and triggers a series of firey explosions and flash floods, much to the surprise of unsuspecting guests.

The tour rounds off with a walk-through look at the exhibits of the American Film Institute Showcase.

About this Attraction

Location: Pixar Place, Disney's Hollywood Studios

Type: Combination movie effects and backstage tram tour

Duration: Around 30 minutes

Fastpass: No

Child Swap available

Pal Mickey Interaction

Best time to visit: Anytime

Tips & Fun Facts

There is a slight chance of getting a little wet during the tour. Avoiding the splash zones in the opening sequence and sitting towards the right hand side of the tram should keep you dry.
After this attraction, be sure to visit the AFI Showcase, which features famous film memorabilia and props.

The backlot tour trams can accommodate up to 200 guests each.
Walt Disney World has 2.5 million garments, making its wardrobe the largest working wardrobe in the world. More than 100 designers produce the costumes for Disney productions.
The Disney's Hollywood Studios 'Boneyard' contains props and vehicles from such films as "The Empire Strikes Back","Indiana Jones","Dick Tracy","Herbie:Fully Loaded","Flight of the Navigator","Casablanca" and many more!

Additional Information

Guests must transfer from ECVs to available wheelchairs to experience the attraction. Guests may leave their wheelchairs (which will be folded and loaded onto the shuttle) or ride in a wheelchair-accessible vehicle.

Guests should be in good health and free from motion sickness or other conditions that could be aggravated by this ride.

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Nearby Dining & Shopping

Studio Catering Company
AFI Showcase Shop - Studios logo products, TV and movie related souvenirs.

Hidden Mickey's

During the tram ride, you'll pass by Walt's private jet which has a 'Mickey' on its tail

In the prop warehouse, check out the refrigerator.

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