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Hollywood Boulevard at Hollywood Studios (Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Starbucks)

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Hollywood Boulevard at Hollywood Studios (Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Starbucks)

Hollywood Studios is one of Walt Disney World’s most popular parks — and for good reason.

There’s a lot to see and do. But, how well do you really know each section of the park?

Yes, there’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and Toy Story Land, 2 of the busiest sections of Hollywood Studios, but what about the rest?

There are 9 lands of Hollywood Studios. That’s right, 9!

Each of these areas have their own special attractions, entertainment, dining, characters, and so much more.

So, let’s take a deep dive into each one and explore if you’re missing anything.

Hollywood Boulevard is the first place you see as soon as you enter the park. This is Hollywood Studios’ “Main Street, U.S.A.” and it’s filled with shops, food, characters, and even a fan-favorite attraction, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

Even though it might not be the most popular spot in Hollywood Studios, Hollywood Boulevard shouldn’t be slept on and here’s why.

Overview

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  • Location: Hollywood Studios
  • Restaurants: 7 Quick Service (Trolley Car Café – Starbucks, Popcorn Cart – near Brown Derby, Popcorn Stand – near Runaway Railway, Pretzel Stand – near Runaway Railway, Popcorn Stand – near Brown Derby, Drink Cart – near Brown Derby, Coca-Cola Drink & Snack Stand – by Oscar’s Super Service); 2 Table Service (Hollywood Brown Derby, Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge)
  • Shops: Movieland Memorabilia, Sid Cahuenga’s One-of-a-Kind, Celebrity 5 & 10, Mickey’s of Hollywood, Keystone Clothiers, Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Kiosk
  • Entertainment: Pixar Pals Motorcade, Wonderful World of Animation, Disney Movie Magic
  • Attractions: Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway
  • Characters: Daisy, Donald, Chip ‘n’ Dale
  • Popular snacks and drinks: Carrot Cake Cookie (Trolley Car Café)
  • Not-to-miss: Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Carrot Cake Cookie, Hollywood Brown Derby, all of the characters

Hollywood Boulevard Map

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Dining

Hollywood Boulevard actually has quite a bit of dining, with 7 Quick Service spots and 2 Table Service locations.

Quick Service Restaurants

Trolley Car Café (aka Starbucks)

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Trolley Car Café is Hollywood Studios’ Starbucks. Yes, it’s usually busy.

You’ll find your typical Starbucks menu here, including coffee drinks and snacks. It also is themed extremely well.

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But, if you’re coming here, there is one treat that is a must-try! It is none other than the popular Carrot Cake Cookie.

This is absolutely delicious.

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Cream cheese frosting is sandwiched between two layers of carrot cake. It’s pure heaven.

Obviously, if you’re not a carrot cake fan, you probably won’t love this. However, if you are — enjoy!

Popcorn Cart (near Runaway Railway)

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Near Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway and the Frozen sing-along, there is a popcorn stand that sells both drinks and Disney popcorn.

Pretzel Stand (next to Runaway Railway)

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Next to Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway (towards Commissary Lane), you’ll find a pretzel stand selling drinks, beer, Mickey Pretzel’s, and other snacks.

Popcorn Stand (near Hollywood Brown Derby)

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Close to Hollywood Brown Derby and the Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge is your standard popcorn stand that sells drinks and — Disney popcorn.

Drink Cart (near Hollywood Brown Derby)

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Near Hollywood Brown Derby (and next to the Animation Courtyard entrance), there is a drink cart.

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Here, you can order specialty cocktails, wine, or beer.

Coca-Cola Drink & Snack Stand (by Oscar’s Super Service)

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At the park entrance next to Oscar’s Super Service (where you rent strollers and wheelchairs), you’ll find a small snack and drink stand serving bottled water, fountain drinks, and other snacks.

Table Service Restaurants

Hollywood Brown Derby

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The Hollywood Brown Derby is the only Table Service option on Hollywood Boulevard.

This is really a great restaurant, especially if you’re looking for a nicer meal. But, keep in mind that this is on the more expensive side.

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It’s open for lunch and dinner and is themed after the famous Brown Derby in Los Angeles, California where classic movie stars were known to frequent.

There are even caricatures of celebrities on the wall. It’s always fun trying to figure out who is in each photo.

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If you’re looking for popular menu items to try, order the Cobb Salad! It’s so popular that it’s even printed as “Our Famous Cobb Salad” on the menu.

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As for dessert, the Grapefruit Cake is well-known — and oh so tasty.

Reservations are accepted here — and recommended.

Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge

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If you can’t get into Hollywood Brown Derby, there is the Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge right next door.

Keep in mind that this is all outdoor seating and walk-up only.

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You can order both drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and food from a pared down menu. And! The famous Cobb Salad is on the menu.

There are also specialty cocktail flights, including ones featuring margaritas and martinis.

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If you don’t want to sit, you can simply pop over here to visit the bar and take a drink to go.

Seating Areas

While you can find several benches scattered along Hollywood Boulevard, there is also an outdoor seating area next to the Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge. These tables are also covered with umbrellas.

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Shops

There are quite a few places to shop along Hollywood Boulevard, including stores with Marvel and Star Wars gear.

Movieland Memorabilia

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At the front of the entrance near Guest Relations, there is a small outdoor shopping kiosk called Movieland Memorabilia.

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There is a small offerings of souvenirs, including plushes, fans, items like sunscreen, and more.

Sid Cahuenga’s One-of-a-Kind

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Sid Cahuenga’s One-of-a-Kind is at the front of the park across from Crossroads of the World.

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You can trade pins here, but this is the place to visit to look at your Disney PhotoPass photos, along with purchasing them digitally or by printing them.

There are also frames available for purchase.

Celebrity 5 & 10

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Celebrity 5 & 10 offers a range of merchandise. You can find a lot of good items here.

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There is special apparel, houseware items (coffee mugs, dishes, pot holders, etc.), Minnie ears, MagicBands and MagicBand+ (inside The Darkroom, which is part of the store and also connected to it), and so much more.

Mickey’s of Hollywood

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Mickey’s of Hollywood is a great store to find a lot of kid-friendly merchandise, including toys.

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Sometimes you can also find Pixar items, along with other standard park merchandise.

Keystone Clothiers

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If you’re a Marvel or Star Wars fan, this is a good place to shop at Hollywood Studios.

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Half of the store has merch dedicated to Star Wars and the other half is Marvel-related.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway Kiosk

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When you exit Runaway Railway, there is a small kiosk that sells a variety of items, but also items themed after the ride.

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There are Runaway Railway hats, ears, and also shirts!

Attractions

There is one widely popular ride here — Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway

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Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway is a family-friendly, trackless attraction that is all-around good fun.

The ride takes you inside the cartoon world of Mickey and Minnie. It’s a very impressive ride.

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This is one of the more popular rides at Hollywood Studios, so prepare to wait in line, if you aren’t using Genie+.

You can either use the Standby Line or enter the Lightning Lane when you purchase Genie+.

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Previously, the Great Movie Ride used to be here. It was sad to see this classic attraction end its run at the park, but there’s no denying that Runaway Railway is a huge success — and rightfully so.

Characters

There are 4 characters you can meet on Hollywood Boulevard — but at a distance.

Daisy & Donald

While not a traditional meet and greet, you can watch Daisy and Donald strike poses on the balcony at the front of Hollywood Boulevard.

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You’re able to take pictures of the two, but they will be at a distance. Sometimes they appear together and sometimes they are by themselves.

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They meet throughout the day. You can find hours and locations in the My Disney Experience app.

Chip ‘n’ Dale

While not a traditional meet and greet, you can watch Daisy and Donald strike poses on the balcony at the front of Hollywood Boulevard.

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You’re able to take pictures of the two, but they will be at a distance. They appear together and sometimes even with a picnic basket!

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They meet throughout the day. You can find hours and locations in the My Disney Experience app.

Entertainment

You can catch a couple nighttime spectaculars on the Chinese Theatre and a Pixar-themed motorcade.

Wonderful World of Animation

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This 12-minute nighttime spectacular is a projection show displayed on the Chinese Theatre.

It celebrates more than 90 years of Disney and Pixar animation, including Sleeping Beauty, The Incredibles, and Coco.

While there are only a small amount of fireworks (nothing like Magic Kingdom or Epcot’s nighttime spectaculars), you can expect plenty of projections, lights, and music.

This isn’t one of the more popular nighttime shows at Disney World, but it’s cute. You can check the My Disney Experience app for showtimes.

Disney Movie Magic (doesn’t run all the time)

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Disney Movie Magic is a 10-minute long show with projections on the Chinese Theatre.

Different scenes, along with music, are showcased, including Indiana Jones and Pirates of the Caribbean.

You can check the My Disney Experience app for showtimes and to see if it’s running during your visit.

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular (currently unavailable)

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While Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular hasn’t run since early 2020, the nighttime spectacular was popular — and for good reason.

Between the nighttime spectacular’s tribute to Star Wars, the music, the projections, and the fireworks, what’s not to love?

We aren’t sure if A Galactic Spectacular will ever return, but if or when there is an announcement, we will be sure to let you know.

Pixar Pals Motorcade

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The Pixar Pals Motorcade runs along Hollywood Boulevard at different times throughout the day.

This is a mini-parade that you don’t need to camp out for. It’s short, quick, and a great way to see some characters.

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You’ll be able to see Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, and the Green Army Patrol from Toy Story, Edna Mode and Mr. and Mrs. Incredible from The Incredibles, and Sulley from Monsters, Inc.

Here is the route:

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Be sure to check the My Disney Experience app for daily showtimes.

Activities

There are a few activities you can find on Hollywood Boulevard.

Coin Press Machines

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There are 3 coin press machines, including one inside Oscar’s Super Serivce.

There is another one by the ATM machine at the cross section of Hollywood and Sunset.

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The third one is inside Celebrity 5 & 10.

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You can use the coin press machines to create Hollywood-themed pressed pennies.

Pricing ranges for each machine. Usually, you can pay $1.00 for each or $5.00 for 8, depending on what’s available.

Celebrity Handprints and Footprints

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Exploring the celebrity handprints and footprints in front of Runaway Railway is a fun way to pass time. There are so many famous people here, including the one and only Mickey and Minnie!

Bo, the Coca-Cola Guy

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Of course, a trip to Hollywood Studios’ isn’t complete without a photo with Bo, the Coca-Cola guy (at least according to WDW Prep Team Member Allyson). You can find him at the park entrance by the drink and snack stand.

Disney PhotoPass Photographer

You should be able to find multiple PhotoPass photographers all along Hollywood Boulevard.

Just look for the Cast Member with the professional camera — you can’t miss them.

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There should also be one on Center Stage, in front of Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway.

Don’t forget to ask if they have any fun Magic Shots!

Remember: unless you have Memory Maker, Memory Maker Day One, or a PhotoPass entitlement with your Annual Pass, you will have to pay to download or print these photos.

Restrooms

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There are restrooms at the front of Hollywood Boulevard, next to Oscar’s Super Service and underneath the balcony where Donald and Daisy appear.

Other Things To Look For

Crossroads of the World

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As soon as you enter Hollywood Studios, you’ll see the Crossroads of the World. Be sure to look at the very top to spot a famous mouse.

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You can find sunglasses, Minnie ears, and more merchandise here.

Plus, this is the place to stop if you want a celebration button! Just ask a Cast Member to write a name or whatever/whomever you’re celebrating right on the pin.

Map Stand

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If you need a map, you can find them right next to the Crossroads of the World.

Lockers

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There are also lockers available for daily rentals. Be sure to visit Crossroads of the World for inquiries.

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These are located directly behind the Coca-Cola stand and Oscar’s Super Service.

Wheelchair and Stroller Rentals

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At the front of the park next to Oscar’s Super Service is the place to rent wheelchairs and strollers.

There is a sign outside for pricing that you can check out.

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The pickup and return locations are also here.

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Inside, you can even find souvenirs to purchase, including strollers.

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First Aid and Baby Care Center

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At the very front of the park (to the left of Crossroads of the World), you’ll find both First Aid and a Baby Care Center for any guests who need them.

Guest Relations

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Guest Relations is at the park entrance, near the Baby Care Center, if you have any questions or issues.

FuelRod

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You can find a portable phone charging station (aka where you can swap and purchase a FuelRods) in Celebrity 5 & 10.

ATM

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At the cross section of Hollywood Boulevard and Sunset Boulevard, there is an ATM machine for guests to use.

Guest Experience Team

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As you walk towards Runaway Railway, you’ll find the Guest Experience Team. They can help with any questions you may have, especially if you have issues when booking Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane selections.

Animal Relief Area

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You can find an open outdoor relief area for guests visiting with service animals behind Sid Cahuenga’s One-of-a-Kind.

Hollywood Boulevard Checklist

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What’s your favorite thing about Hollywood Boulevard at Hollywood Studios? Tell us in the comments!

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