Sunset Boulevard was the first expansion to Disney's Hollywood Studios, opening in July 1994. As probably the most entertaining expansion of all of Disney's Hollywood Studios (for older kids and adults), Sunset Boulevard features two thrilling rides: The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror and the Rock ' n' Roller Coaster, starring the popular rock band Aerosmith. Sunset Boulevard also features two amphitheaters for live shows â€“ the enclosed Theater of the Stars features Beauty and the Beast Live on Stage. The open-air Hollywood Hills amphitheatre is the home of Fantasmic!, an evening show featuring Mickey Mouse and his friends, fireworks, lasers and water effects.
Fantasmic! takes you into the colourful imagination of Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer's Apprentice in this nighttime musical special effects extravaganza! The characters of favourite Disney classics as Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Aladdin, Pinocchio, The Lion King, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, Dumbo, Tarzan, and more all feature.
Sunset Boulevard is also home to many specialised shops that feature gifts themed on classic films and Disney characters â€“ especially the Disney villains starring in the night time show of Fantasmic! Snack bars and light bites can be found at the Sunset Ranch Market on the left side of the Boulevard.