Hollywood Boulevard is lined with shops selling Disney merchandise and food. This is also the location of the former parade "Pixar Pals Countdown To Fun!." While parades are a major attraction today, the area was not originally built to handle parades, and an appropriate sound system and other facilities had to be retrofitted after initial construction. Michael Eisner, who had a major part in the park's creation ever since the earliest development, demanded the opening land operate on the same principle as Main Street, U.S.A. — a street lined with shops and food, but in a style more fitting to the Studios.
Jedi Training Academy, a live show at the Rebels Stage. Based on the teachings and practices of the fictional Jedi Knights from the Star Wars films, the show depends heavily on audience participation, focusing on children. Each participant is given a lightsaber and Jedi robes and is taught a routine set of swordfighting moves.
Cover band Mulch, Sweat, and Shears performs several times a day, five days a week, next to the Tri-City Diner popcorn stand.
Studio Backlot Tour, showing how film special effects are done. Guests see a movie scene set on the Special Effects Water Tank filmed using volunteers from the audience and various special effects. The audience sees this final sequence edited all together in an action sequence called "Harbor Attack." After that, guests board tour shuttles and are taken through Catastrophe Canyon, to see fire and water effects, are driven past large-scale movie props, and are shown Creative Costuming department along with lighting and grip and the carpentry shop.
The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, a thrill ride which drops guests in an elevator in a randomized set of four sequences each involving multiple high speed drops and ascents. In addition, special effects including smell, lighting, and sound enhance the thrill.
Citizens of Hollywood, improvisation actors who roam the Street throughout the day.
Sorcery in the Sky (May 29, 1990 – October 1998) — This fireworks show debuted in 1990 when the film Fantasia was celebrating its 50th anniversary. The show was cancelled in 1998, and its replacement was Fantasmic!, debuting later that same year. The show was brought back from 2001 to 2003 for performances on July 4 and New Year's Eve before being replaced with new shows in 2004. While Sorcery in the Sky is no longer performed, a Hollywood-themed fireworks show is still occasionally presented during corporate functions and on special evenings such as New Year's Eve and Independence Day.
Fantasmic! (October 15, 1998 – present) — This nighttime spectacle with water projection screens, fireworks, and Disney characters has drawn record numbers of guests to the park.
Lights, Camera, Happy New Year! (2004–07) — This show debuted in 2004 as the New Year's Eve fireworks display for Disney's Hollywood Studios. A visually similar display was shown on Independence Day until 2011 when it was replaced by a new show.
Rock the Night Fireworks (2008 – present) — This is the current New Year's Eve fireworks display. The show stars the park's in-house band Mulch, Sweat and Shears, and the fireworks are set to the band's live music performance. Occasionally, the show is performed outside of the New Year's holiday.
Rockin' 4th of July Celebration (2011 – present) — This is the current Independence Day fireworks display. It stars Mulch, Sweat and Shears, and is a similar set up to the New Year's show.
Here, guests could re-enact famous scenes from television history. Using chroma-key technology, the on-stage guests would be shown on TV monitors in the theatre appearing opposite famous celebrities. For example, a female guest would play Ethel Mertz alongside Lucille Ball's Lucy Ricardo in the famous candy factory scene from I Love Lucy. In another example, a guest would appear on the set of The Tonight Show being interviewed by Johnny Carson. It originally opened on May 1, 1989. It closed on September 26, 1998 and was replaced by [Disney's Doug]] Live!. The theatre was renovated to host a new live-action show, The American Idol Experience, inspired by the hit television series of the same name, which opened on February 14, 2009.
One of the first attractions to make use of the former production soundstages. During Star Wars Weekends, a Star Wars Edition of the game would be played. The game began with Greedo answering questions and a Gamorrean guard in the audience cheering him on, followed by a typically played game featuring all Star Wars questions. The attraction was closed in 2006, and its soundstages were renovated for Toy Story Midway Mania!, which opened in May 2008.