The Disney Junior Dance Party is a fun time at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This experience offers an excellent opportunity for children to let loose with some of their favorite characters.
Going into the dance party, I have to admit I didn’t know what to expect. Upon leaving, I realized the value of this interactive stage show to younger Disney Junior fans and parents. Below, we’ll discuss the Disney Junior Dance Party at Hollywood Studios and what you can expect during your Walt Disney World vacation.
You can reference the chart below for a quick overview.
|Disney Junior Dance Party
|Hollywood Studios Attractions
Yes, with Disney Genie +
Early Theme Park Entry:
Extended Evening Hours:
Seats Per Vehicle:
Rider Switch at Disney:
Yes, for smaller children
Disney Junior Fans
Kids will love it, and it’s a good place to let them be kids!
Guests may remain in wheelchairs or ECVs.
Disney Junior Dance Party
Who is the Disney Junior Dance Party for? Anyone who is a fan of the following:
- Mickey and the Roadster Racers
- The Lion Guard
- Doc McStuffins
Believe me, if your children watch any of these famous Disney Junior cartoons, they will love this dance party, and parents, you will be happy for the break. Plus, it’s a lot of fun. The Disney Junior Dance Parcated in the Animation Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios near Star Wars: Launch Bay. It’s the last area in a lineup of Disney Junior character meets.
Below is a list of the showtimes for the dance party. These showtimes should be pretty standard. But you’ll want to check the My Disney Experience app on the day of your visit for the exact timing.
The Disney Junior Dance Party is approximately 25 minutes long. Some of this time includes waiting for the show to begin.
Related: Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage
It’s important to remember that the Disney Junior Dance Party closes earlier in the day than other attractions. So, if it is a priority, see it earlier than later.
Once you enter the indoor dance party area, a cast member instructs everyone to sit. Parents, a few benches are available toward the back of the room. However, the majority of guests end up on the floor.
The show’s host, DJ Deejay, comes out to greet everyone. She is rocking some fun hair colors and a fresh wardrobe.
She will be joined shortly by co-host Finn Fiesta. Finn has a bit of a parlor trick up his sleeve.
Screens are positioned overhead in various areas around the dance floor. Your family might appear on the big screen. It’s kind of a big deal.
Mickey and the Roadster Racers appear toward the beginning of the dance party. They are presented as cartoons on the screen and are racing to meet you at the Disney Junior Dance Party. The only thing is the roadsters are running late and don’t think they will make it in time.
Meanwhile, Vampirina appears on the screen, and this is where things start to get a little tricky. Finn Fiesta decides that cartoon Vampirina should visit the Disney Junior Dance Party in real life! So he and DJ Deejay need you to help!
But what do you know? Their trlly works, and the next thing you know, Vampirina is moving and shaking on the dance floor. After Vampirina exits the dance party, a moment of bubble drops. This is an amusing element, and at another point, they have a leaf drop.
Next up, the one and only Doc McStuffins appears on the screen, and now that you all know the trick, you can help, “Spin her in!”
Her snowman friend has a bit of a cold. He even sneezes. Then, what do you know? Snow! I believe it’s only soap suds. We are in Florida, after all.
Beforebefore you know it, Doc McStuffins has taken a spin back to the screen. They wave goodbye, and it’s time to check in with Mickey and the Roadster Racers. Unfortunately, they haven’t made it to the Disney Junior Dance Party yet, and time is running out!
As you near the end of the dance party, there’s an appearance from the ever-so-popular Lion Guard cartoonI’m evenI’m familiar with The Lion Guard cartoon from the Disney Channel.
Timon is the next guest waiting for you to spin him into the party.
He joins the party for a song and dance. You may notice in some of the pictures that kids are up dancing while others stay put on the floor. I imagine this is the case with most shows. Everyone is encouraged to participate, but there is no pressure to sit on the sidelines either.
At the end of the Timon segment, time has nearly run out! But as most of you know, there is always one person you can count on…..
Mickey Mouse! He appears as the Disney Junior Mickey Mouse from Mickey and the Roadster Racers!
He joins in with a song and dance to wrap up the show’s finale.
Here are a few more pictures of the primary mouse himself. You can tell everyone is excited he made it to the dance party!
He’s the best!
Before we wrap up, I wanted to mention that these things sometimes bring wonderful, unexpected memories. Disney is kind of a place you can let your hair down and be a kid again.
For more Hollywood Studios attractions, try the following
- Toy Story Land Review
- Galaxy’s Edge Review
- Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Review
- Frozen Sing-Along Celebration
Additionally, if you’re planning a vacation, you might enjoy browsing our Disney World Resort Reviews. Some of the resorts closest to Hollywood Studios are located on the Disney Skyliner. They include:
- Disney’s Caribbean Beach Review
- Disney’s Riviera Resort Review
- Art of Animation Review
- Disney’s Pop Century Review
We hope you’ll get a chance to enjoy the Disney Junior Dance Party on your next vacation! I have a feeling you’ll think it’s a lot more fun than you initially expected.