WHAT TO EAT AT DIS­NEY’S HOL­LY­WOOD STU­DIOS

WDW Magazine - - Disney's Hollywood Studios - BY RYAN MILLER

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

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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.

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