WHAT TO EAT AT DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS
Even as construction is underway to bring Star Wars Land and Toy Story Land to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the park is still thriving. While some restaurant closures make way for new dining experiences, there are still plenty of incredible edibles to explore.
When it comes to kiosks, Hollywood Studios has a small but diverse group of offerings. The iconic Turkey Legs can be found right along Sunset Boulevard at the Toluca Legs Turkey Co. For a tasty treat, the Funnel Cakes from the Oasis Canteen are a perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth, or head to Hollywood Scoops for Ice Cream Sandwiches and Sundaes to cool off during the hot summer days.
If you’d rather look for something healthier, there are plenty of options at Anaheim Produce where you can get everything from fresh fruit to Trail Mix, designed to give you energy to continue exploring the park. While many guests are saddened by the announced closing of the Writer's Stop Café, signature snacks and treats will live on at other locations including the Sweet Spells snack counter, which will be the new home for the iconic Carrot Cake Cookie.
Quick Service restaurants in Hollywood Studios usually carry a few options done really well. Typically catering in All-american fare, each restaurant has the usual crowd-pleasers, as well as dishes that are unique to each location. The ABC Commissary offers a New York Strip Steak, Rosie's All-american Café features a Fried Green Tomato Sandwich, and even the Starring Rolls Café offers fresh sushi at lunch.
Fairfax Fare’s location on Sunset Boulevard makes it a prime stopping point for guests heading to or coming from the Tower of Terror or Rock ‘N Roller Coaster. Fairfax offers a ½ slab of spare ribs and barbecued pork sandwiches that will melt in your mouth with a rich and indulgent flavor—leaving your taste buds tingling.
Over at the Backlot Express, new additions to the menu have made it a must-do for any Star Wars fan. With Corellian Spice Fries (from the home planet of Han Solo), infamous Blue Milk Panna Cotta, and the iconic Royal Guard Burger (topped with barbecued brisket and served on a black pumpernickel bun), any fan will enjoy the selection here whether you wish to follow the Jedi or join the Dark Side.
When it comes to Table Service restaurants, there are a number of excellent choices to explore, each with a unique theme and an incredibly immersive atmosphere. It's worth nothing that all of the table service restaurants highly recommend that guests make an Advanced Dining Reservation (ADR).
SCI- FI DINE- IN Theater Restaurant - INSIDE - Disney Hollywood Studios
The Sci-fi Dine-in Theater Restaurant takes you to a 50's drive-in movie theater, complete with retro cars to dine in and classic spooky films to watch while you dig into your entrées. Similarly, the 50's Prime Time Café transports you to mom's kitchen with linoleum floors, vinyl chairs, and Formica tables. Your mom, uncles and cousins will wait on your tables, but mind your manners as they will be quick to correct your behavior.
One of the best options for dinner in Hollywood Studios is the Fantasmic! Dining Package. Three participating restaurants not only offer a great meal, but also a VIP ticket that provides you with reserved seating for Fantasmic!, the nighttime spectacular. You can enjoy dining with Minnie and a group of her friends at the Hollywood & Vine buffet, or settle in for classic Italian cuisine at Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano. At Mama Melrose's, the Fantasmic! Dining Package includes an appetizer with dinner in addition to your entrée and dessert.
Hollywood Studio's signature fine dining restaurant, the Hollywood Brown Derby, the same Fantasmic! Dining Package applies, although guests on the Disney Dining Plan will require two table service credits. Straight out of the Golden Age of Hollywood, the walls of the restaurant are covered with caricatures of famous stars. On the menu is everything from the fan-favorite Cobb Salad to a delectable Filet of Beef. Dessert here comes in the form of a Mini Dessert Trio where guests can satisfy their sweet tooth by choosing from a list of tasty treats, including the Brown Derby's signature Grapefruit Cake.
The Brown Derby also offers a unique dining experience with its Dine With An Imagineer Package. Guests will enjoy a 4-course meal in the Bamboo Room where they meet a Disney Imagineer and learn about their role in bringing the Magic of Disney to life.
Whether you're looking for a quick bite to eat, or a magical and memorable dining experience, there are plenty of great options to choose from at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.