Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and the Tower of Terror – How to ride both

Here’s how our family rides Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster and the Hollywood Tower of Terror without waiting in line. Ever. Seriously. Works every time. Have I every lied to you?

Here’s how we do it…

At 5 o’clock in the morning sharp the trumpet sounds reveille and all of the troops roll out of bed. Showers are done quickly and efficiently. (Lying?)

OK, here’s the real scoop.

We try to arrive at Disney’s Hollywood Studios about 30 minutes before the park opens. As soon as Disney lets the hoard in, we hightail it to Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster.

Dad, The Princess and The Man Child go ride Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster leaving Mrs. Mom the hard work. She has to work her way through the sea of people to get Fastpasses for Tower of Terror.

Mrs. Mom waits patiently whilst we rockers rock out to Steve and the gang. Sweet Emotion… (just love that song)

When we finish, we hook up with Mrs. Mom (whose usually reading a book) and we all head over to Tower of Terror. Usually our FastPass return time is about 30 minutes away, so we check the line. Every time, yes, every time, we’ve done this the wait for Tower of Terror has been less than 20 minutes, so we’ve gone ahead and ridden.

We give our Fastpasses out to a nice looking family, sorry scruffy teens, trying to get Fastpasses. They usually thank us profusely. You’re welcome.

P.S. This was before the arrival of Toy Story Mania. Dad’s new FastPass strategy including Toy Story Mania is coming shortly.

Comments 2

  1. I like your site! We do something similar wher we send the 13 year old son all over the place (equipped with his cell phone) to collect our fast passes. Works liek a charm and saves mom achy feet and dads bad knee a few thousand steps. 😉

  2. We had no problem getting Fastpasses for Rock n’ Roller Coaster. We actually rode it first, then Tower of Terror. It’s Toy Story Mania that causes frenzied crowds to rush and push their way to the line. The Fastpass line was worse than the line to ride. Get there early–they opened Hollywood 30 minutes earlier than the actual posted opening time.

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