Pros and cons of every Hollywood Studios restaurant

(Article last updated: May 19, 2017)

While Hollywood Studios isn't known for its food, there are several good options at Hollywood Studios that you might choose for your trip.

Below, check out the pros and cons of all Hollywood Studios restaurants to help you decide where to eat during your trip.



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Breakfast

Yak and Yeti Local Cafe (breakfast)

Quick Service

yak and yeti local foods cafe 00 - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $10.00/$7.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Easy place to grab a quick breakfast

Cons: No indoor seating, inconsistent food quality


Hollywood and Vine Fantasmic Dining Package (breakfast)

Table Service

hollywood and vine - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $39/$25

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Buffet offers lots of options that please a wide variety of people, Disney Jr. characters appear here, get reserved seating for Fantasmic, same number of dining plan credits as if you booked without the dining package

Cons: Can be loud, not all dishes are great

Tips: Often times guests with pre-park opening reservations at Hollywood and Vine will be allowed to sign up for Jedi Training Academy before their meal.


Hollywood and Vine (breakfast)

Table Service

hollywood and vine - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $34.00/$20.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Buffet offers lots of options that please a wide variety of people, Disney Jr. characters appear here

Cons: Can be loud, not all dishes are great

Tips: Often times guests with pre-park opening reservations at Hollywood and Vine will be allowed to sign up for Jedi Training Academy before their meal.


Lunch

Woody’s Lunch Box (lunch) (opening June 30, 2018)

Quick Service

Woodys Lunch Box - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $/$

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros:

Cons:


PizzeRizzo (lunch)

Quick Service

PizzeRizzo Full 28463 1 - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $10.00/$6.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: As the name might suggest, the main option here is pizza which will make a wide range of people happy, seating is indoors and plentiful, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Some might find the portions a bit small


Rosie’s All American Cafe (lunch)

Quick Service

rosies all american cafe 00 - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $10.00/$6.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Quick spot to grab something to eat (going to nearby Beauty and the Beast show? You're allowed to take food in, so you can stop by here first and then head that way), mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Standard theme park food, no indoor seating


Dockside Diner (lunch)

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $11.00/$7.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Good food, generous portions

Cons: Outdoor seating only, lines can be long


Fairfax Fare (lunch)

Quick Service

fairfax fare 00 - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $12/$6

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Better menu than most Quick Service locations, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: No indoor seating, though some covered seating is nearby


Catalina Eddie’s (lunch)

Quick Service

catalina eddies 00 - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $10/$6

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Some great Italian options, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Outdoor seating only (though some of the outdoor tables have a cover)


Backlot Express (lunch)

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $11/$6

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Lots of seating, standard fare food (cheeseburgers, hot dogs and nuggets) that is generally well-liked, specialty cupcakes usually available here, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Seating is mostly outdoors (but it is covered)


ABC Commissary (lunch)

Quick Service

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Price (adult/child): $15.00/$7.50

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Variety of food options (including cheeseburgers, salads and combo platters), lots of indoor seating and restrooms, specialty cupcakes usually available, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Food quality is often not the best


Mama Melrose The Music of Pixar Live! and Fantasmic! Dining Package (lunch)

Table Service

mamamelrose - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $50/$21

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Relatively small size so it feels more intimate than most WDW restaurants, many entrees are really good, dining package includes both appetizer and dessert, same # of dining plan credits as if you eat here without the dining package but includes more food and a voucher for seating at Fantasmic and reserved seating at Music of Pixar Live

Cons: Service can be inconsistent, can be a wait even when you have a reservation, don't get to choose a dessert because dessert with the dining package is a sampler of 3 different desserts


Mama Melrose The Music of Pixar Live Dining Package (lunch)

Table Service

mamamelrose - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $45/$18

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Relatively small size so it feels more intimate than most WDW restaurants, many entrees are really good, dining package includes both appetizer and dessert, same # of dining plan credits as if you eat here without the dining package but includes more food and reserved seating for Music of Pixar Live

Cons: Service can be inconsistent, can be a wait even when you have a reservation, don't get to choose a dessert because dessert with the dining package is a sampler of 3 different desserts


Dine with an Imagineer at The Hollywood Brown Derby

Table Service

brownderby - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $74.00/$42.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Get to eat delicious food in a private room with a small group that includes an Imagineer

Cons: Guests must be 14 or older


Hollywood Brown Derby Fantasmic Dining Package (lunch)

Table Service

hollywoodbrownderby - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $65.00/$22.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Tasty (the Famous Cobb Salad is a favorite), often easy to get a reservation, dining package includes both appetizer and dessert, same # of dining plan credits as if you eat here without the dining package but includes more food and a voucher for seating at Fantasmic

Cons: Pricey


Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano Fantasmic Dining Package (lunch)

Table Service

mamamelrose - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $45.00/$18.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Relatively small size so it feels more intimate than most WDW restaurants, many entrees are really good, dining package includes both appetizer and dessert, same # of dining plan credits as if you eat here without the dining package but includes more food and a voucher for seating at Fantasmic

Cons: Service can be inconsistent, can be a wait even when you have a reservation, don't get to choose a dessert because dessert with the dining package is a sampler of 3 different desserts


Hollywood and Vine Fantasmic Dining package (lunch)

Table Service

Minnies Holiday Dine - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $52/$32

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Buffet offers lots of options that please a wide variety of people, characters appear here (Disney Jr characters until September 3, 2017, and then it's Minnie and friends), good value on the Disney Dining Plan, same # of dining plan credits as if you eat here without the dining package but includes a voucher for seating at Fantasmic

Cons: Can be loud, definitely more about the experience than the food

Tips: Don't forget to try the sundae bar after your meal (available at lunch).


Sci-Fi Dine-In Restaurant (lunch)

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $19.00/$11.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Fun atmosphere where most people are seated in cars facing a screen that's playing old movies, often easy to get a reservation, ribs and milkshakes are delicious (and shakes are a drink on the Disney Dining Plan!)

Cons: Food and service can be inconsistent


Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano (lunch)

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $24.00/$11.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Relatively small size so it feels more intimate than most WDW restaurants, many entrees are really good

Cons: Service can be inconsistent, prices sometimes seem a bit high, can be a wait even when you have a reservation


Hollywood Brown Derby (lunch)

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $37.00/$12.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Tasty (the Famous Cobb Salad is a favorite), often easy to get a reservation

Cons: Pricey


Hollywood and Vine (lunch)

Table Service

Minnies Holiday Dine - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $40.00/$23.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Buffet offers lots of options that please a wide variety of people, characters appear here (Disney Jr characters until September 3, 2017, and then it's Minnie and friends), good value on the Disney Dining Plan

Cons: Can be loud, definitely more about the experience than the food

Tips: Don't forget to try the sundae bar after your meal (available at lunch).


50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $21.00/$11.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Lots of great home cooking (order the sampler to try the fried chicken, pot roast and meatloaf) and desserts (all meals and desserts are big enough to share), fun atmosphere, often easy to get in

Cons: The servers can be abrasive which is fun for some people and uncomfortable for others (if you don't want to participate in teasing from the servers, just let them know you don't want to play when you check in)


Dinner

Woody’s Lunch Box (dinner) (opening June 30, 2018)

Quick Service

Woodys Lunch Box - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $/$

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros:

Cons:


Backlot Express (dinner)

Quick Service

backlot express gallery02 - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $11/$6

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Lots of seating, standard fare food (cheeseburgers, hot dogs and nuggets) that is generally well-liked, specialty cupcakes usually available here, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Seating is mostly outdoors (but it is covered)


ABC Commissary (dinner)

Quick Service

abccommissary - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $15.00/$7.50

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Dinner service is "fast casual" and includes made-to-order specialty items (like salmon and steak) which are delivered to your table after you order, lots of indoor seating and restrooms, specialty cupcakes usually available, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Food quality is often not the best


Rosie’s All American Cafe (dinner)

Quick Service

rosies all american cafe 00 - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $10.00/$6.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Quick spot to grab something to eat (going to nearby Beauty and the Beast show? You're allowed to take food in, so you can stop by here first and then head that way), mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Standard theme park food, no indoor seating


PizzeRizzo (dinner)

Quick Service

PizzeRizzo Full 28463 1 - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $10.00/$6.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: As the name might suggest, the main option here is pizza which will make a wide range of people happy, seating is indoors and plentiful, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Some might find the portions a bit small


Dockside Diner (dinner)

Quick Service

minandbillsdocksidediner - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $11.00/$7.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Good food, generous portions

Cons: Outdoor seating only, lines can be long


Fairfax Fare (dinner)

Quick Service

fairfaxfare - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $12/$6

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Better menu than most Quick Service locations, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: No indoor seating, though some covered seating is nearby


Catalina Eddie’s (dinner)

Quick Service

catalina eddies 00 - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $10/$6

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Some great Italian options, mobile ordering in My Disney Experience available

Cons: Outdoor seating only (though some of the outdoor tables have a cover)


Mama Melrose The Music of Pixar Live! and Fantasmic! Dining Package (lunch)

Table Service

mamamelrose - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $50/$21

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Relatively small size so it feels more intimate than most WDW restaurants, many entrees are really good, dining package includes both appetizer and dessert, same # of dining plan credits as if you eat here without the dining package but includes more food and a voucher for seating at Fantasmic and reserved seating at Music of Pixar Live

Cons: Service can be inconsistent, can be a wait even when you have a reservation, don't get to choose a dessert because dessert with the dining package is a sampler of 3 different desserts


Mama Melrose The Music of Pixar Live Dining Package (dinner)

Table Service

mamamelrose - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $45/$18

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Relatively small size so it feels more intimate than most WDW restaurants, many entrees are really good, dining package includes both appetizer and dessert, same # of dining plan credits as if you eat here without the dining package but includes more food and reserved seating for Music of Pixar Live

Cons: Service can be inconsistent, can be a wait even when you have a reservation, don't get to choose a dessert because dessert with the dining package is a sampler of 3 different desserts


Hollywood Brown Derby Fantasmic Dining Package (dinner)

Table Service

hollywoodbrownderby - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $65.00/$22.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Tasty (the Famous Cobb Salad is a favorite), often easy to get a reservation, dining package includes both appetizer and dessert, same # of dining plan credits as if you eat here without the dining package but includes more food and a voucher for seating at Fantasmic

Cons: Pricey


Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano Fantasmic Dining Package (dinner)

Table Service

mamamelrose - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $45.00/$18.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Relatively small size so it feels more intimate than most WDW restaurants, many entrees are really good, dining package includes both appetizer and dessert, same # of dining plan credits as if you eat here without the dining package but includes more food and a voucher for seating at Fantasmic

Cons: Service can be inconsistent, can be a wait even when you have a reservation, don't get to choose a dessert because dessert with the dining package is a sampler of 3 different desserts


Hollywood and Vine – Fantasmic Dining Package (dinner)

Table Service

Minnies Holiday Dine - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $57.00/$35.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Buffet offers lots of options that please a wide variety of people, Minnie and friends appear here, good value on the Disney Dining Plan

Cons: Can be loud, definitely more about the experience than the food

Tips: This dining package uses the same # of dining plan credits as when you eat here without the dining package but includes a voucher for seating at Fantasmic.


50s Prime Time Cafe (dinner)

Table Service

50sprimetime - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $21.00/$11.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Lots of great home cooking (order the sampler to try the fried chicken, pot roast and meatloaf) and desserts (all meals and desserts are big enough to share), fun atmosphere, often easy to get in

Cons: The servers can be abrasive which is fun for some people and uncomfortable for others (if you don't want to participate in teasing from the servers, just let them know you don't want to play when you check in)


Sci-Fi Dine-In Restaurant (dinner)

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $19.00/$11.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Fun atmosphere where most people are seated in cars facing a screen that's playing old movies, often easy to get a reservation, ribs and milkshakes are delicious (and shakes are a drink on the Disney Dining Plan!)

Cons: Food and service can be inconsistent


Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano (dinner)

Table Service

mamamelrose - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $24.00/$11.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Relatively small size so it feels more intimate than most WDW restaurants, many entrees are really good

Cons: Service can be inconsistent, prices sometimes seem a bit high, can be a wait even when you have a reservation


Hollywood Brown Derby (dinner)

Table Service

hollywoodbrownderby - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $37.00/$12.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 2 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: Yes

Link to menu

Pros: Tasty (the Famous Cobb Salad is a favorite), often easy to get a reservation

Cons: Pricey


Hollywood and Vine (dinner)

Table Service

Minnies Holiday Dine - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $50.00/$30.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Buffet offers lots of options that please a wide variety of people, Minnie and friends appear here, good value on the Disney Dining Plan (especially if you book the Fantasmic Dining Package because you get a character buffet plus great Fantasmic seating for just 1 credit)

Cons: Can be loud, definitely more about the experience than the food

Tips: In the winter you can find Minnie and friends decked out in cute holiday attire which can make for fun photo opportunities.


Everything Else

BaseLine Tap House

Quick Service

Baseline - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $10.00/$

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Extensive list of beers on tap, plenty of outdoor seating

Cons: No servers outside (you have to go inside to get drinks), limited small plate selection


KRNR The Rock Station

Quick Service

krnrrockstation - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $9.00/$9.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Quick spot to grab a hot dog or frozen treat just outside of Rock n Roller Coaster

Cons: No designated seating, limited menu


The Trolley Car Cafe

Quick Service

trolleycarcafe - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $5.50/$5.50

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, 1 Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Place to get your favorite Starbucks drinks and a few Disney specialty items

Cons: Limited menu


Sunshine Day Cafe

Quick Service

tolucalegsturkeycompany1 - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $5.00/$5.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros:

Cons: Open seasonally, no indoor seating


Oasis Canteen

Quick Service

oasiscanteen - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $6/$6

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Quick place to grab a funnel cake or ice cream treat (and it's Indiana Jones themed!)

Cons: No designated seating


Hollywood Scoops

Quick Service

hollywoodscoops - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $6/$6

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Nice option for people who want more than a standard Mickey bar

Cons: No indoor seating which often means the ice cream melts quickly in the Florida heat


Anaheim Produce

Quick Service

anaheimproduce - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $5/$5

On the Disney Dining Plan? Yes, snack credits, Quick Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Fresh fruit, Mickey pretzels and alcoholic drinks available here

Cons: Limited menu, often closes an hour before the park


Tune-In Lounge

Table Service

tuneinlounge - 50s Prime Time Cafe (lunch)

Price (adult/child): $21.00/$10.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Fantastic way to order from the 50s Prime Time Cafe menu without a reservation, great place to grab a drink, fun theming

Cons: Dining plan credits not accepted for most things


Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge

Table Service

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Price (adult/child): $16.00/$16.00

On the Disney Dining Plan? No, Table Service credit(s)

WDW Prep Favorite: No

Link to menu

Pros: Menu includes tasty offerings created by the chefs at Brown Derby, extensive drink menu is available

Cons: Disney Dining Plan not accepted, no reservations accepted, standby lines can be long during busy times, seating is limited


Do you have additional thoughts or questions about dining at Hollywood Studios? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

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I don’t see a Hollywood and Vine Fantasmic breakfast package? I’m trying to decide what’s more important; early breakfast for Jedi Training or a Fantasmic dining package for lunch or dinner? Help? Advice?

I also didn’t see Starring Rills Cafe, I heard there are really good cupcakes there and we were planning to visit SR on our visit in September.

Hi Shannon,
Thanks for all your great info! I was excited to see that we can do Hollywood & Vine with the Fantasmic package all for 1 table credit, that surprised me! But when I go to the reservations on MyDisneyExperience, I don’t see anyway to specify that I want a package — it just looks like normal reservations. Any suggestions?

What is the seating arrangement at the Tune-in Lounge? Do you need to sit at the bar to be able to order(and eat) an entree from their menu? Or do they have tables? How easy/hard would it be to get a seat during dinner? Is it child friendly?

Also, just as an FYI, your High Octane link links to Casey’s Corner menu.

I’m trying to decide where to eat for lunch at Hollywood Studios. I will be there for one day and I’m not sure if this will be my only visit to WDW in my lifetime. I’m having an early dinner at the Sci-Fi Drive in. I’m deciding if I sure go to the Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge or not. I’m slightly budget conscious (less than $35).

What about the little coffee cart at the exit of Tower of Terror? Did I miss it on this list? It’s one of my favorite stops in the park!

Oasis Canteen only has chicken nuggets now—no funnel cakes

We got the show package for Hollywood and Vine with a lunch reservation for our vacation in September so it apparently does not require a Dinner reservation. We did have to call the hotline to get it though.

Is Hollywood & Vine the only place to eat breakfast while at HS? Does the Trolley Car offer more than coffee drinks?

Are you able to make reservations at Quick Service restaurants, or only Table Service restaurants?

Thank you so much!

Hi Shannon- you’ve suggested paying out of pocket vs. using dining credits for Brown Derby. We have the Fantasmic Dinner Pkg. booked 12/11/15. Are we able to pay out of pocket if this is a Fantasmic Pkg deal? Your description in the package confuses me because we would probably not be eating an appetizer, entree & dessert if we were paying for that meal. Can we utilize the Pkg deal and possibly split 3-4 apps, entrees and desserts among 5 adults.

Does anyone know if they will be adding Dinner at H&V for February? Currently only breakfast & lunch are options but I think my daughter would enjoy Minnie & Friends more! (plus then we aren’t butting up against nap time!

Could someone pleases tell me what Mickey Check Meals are for children? Are they part of the dining plan? Thank you

Mickey Check meals are part of the dining plan for children. They are meals that have been approved to be nutritious and well balanced. They are basically approved as healthy options. Basically like a weightwatchers logo, or a “this food is healthy” sticker on the items so parents aren’t feeding their kids junk all week, but I say, you can’t have vacation without a little bit of junk food…

If I book Hollywood and Vine at lunch could I get a character meal and the Fastasmic package if I want. We are going in April at a slower time so hoping I can get both.

Do you know anything about the fantasmic package being offered at Hollywood and vine in January? I called to make reservations for it for a lunch there to get the package and the cast member said they didn’t have any options for that yet.. Wasn’t sure if they were doing something different? We are going the week of January 24th.

I am going February, 2016. Fantasmic took forever to be released. Finally was able to secure character dining for lunch at Hollywood and Vine with Fantasmic Package in. This reservation finally became available, if memory serves me correctly, around the last week of September, maybe first week in October. I had to call for reservations. I was never able to see available times online or on the Disney app.

I also was not able to get the Fantasmic dinner package for the end of February

I wanted to say uickly that i was very disappointed in the sci fi dine in resturant. The resturant did not have good food options

Totally agree. Service and food were both poor when we went.

Hey Shannon! Your High Octane link actually links to Casey’s Corner Menu. Just wanted to let you know!

We’re thinking of booking H&V for the FDP in December when we visit. I hear this is the ONLY place to meet Doc McStuffins, is that true? We’re thinking this would be a great first night at Disney experience. Your site is keeping me sane, by the way!

Ohhh good to know! I hope we can meet her elsewhere, because Mama’s seems better suited to our taste for FDP and we’re only doing 1 day in HS. Thanks for the reply!

We tried several different HS restaurants last June when we went. We enjoyed Mama Melrose very much, and Pizza Planet pizza was better than the pizza served at the restaurant in Fantasyland in MK. We were highly disappointed in the SciFi Theater because our lunch reservation was changed to a Star Wars theme breakfast. It cost 160 for 4 of us, and it was breakfast foods, and extremely brief character appearances. As always, 50s diner is a favorite for my family. Hope to return in 2017 or 2018 and will definitely check this website for planning info.

We loved the character dining at Hollywood & Vine. The food was average, but the experience was exceptional. Our kids were ages 2 and 6 at that time. It was nice for them to be able to get up and dance with the characters, rather than having to stay in their seats the whole time. The characters perform right in the middle of the restaurant. There really isn’t a bad seat.

My family and I went in December 2010 to Mama Melrose and Hollywood and Vine. We didn’t love either, though Mama Melrose was quite good, but Hollywood and Vine didn’t really do it for us. It didn’t have any charm or character, not great service or great food. On our last trip in May 2013 we ate at Hollywood Brown Derby though and ABSOLUTELY fell in love! Our experience there was amazing! We had the most accommodating waitress and the service was great, it was a very classy and relaxed environment and the food was such great quality! One of… Read more »

We enjoyed our dinner meal at Holly & Vine in August. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much after reading reviews from different sources, but the food was very good and just different enough to be fun – not just another boring buffet. My parents would not have enjoyed 50s Prime Time or Sci Fi (and we couldn’t get into Mama Melrose’s), so H & V was a good choice for us as part of the Fantasmic package.

We love Sci Fi, great food, lots of fun sitting in the cars! Will definitely go again. Just went to 50’s prime time, it was pretty good, probably won’t go again, it was a little weird, waitress was over the top.

For me, the biggest “pro” at Hollywood & Vine is that the characters invite kids to come and with them when performing every 15 minutes. If your kids are at an age where they don’t like sitting at a table/booth for long periods of time, this gives them a great excuse to get up and move.

Thanks for the info. We have yet to find a favorite at Hollywood Studios like at the other parks. We are trying Hollywood and Vine this year and maybe Fairfax Fare for the brisket. I really love your site. We go every fall to WDW. Wish I found you a few years ago!

50’s Prime Time Café is our favorite restaurant at Hollywood Studios. I don’t think the waiters would be called abrasive, but if you don’t have a sense of humor, it might not be the place for you. We’ve always had a wonderful and fun time here! Love it!

We stumbled upon the Sci- Fi resturant when we were at Hollywood Studios back in April. We didn’t use our DP credits as those were all booked but we had a great time there. My then 2 year old realy enjoyed it too and it was a nice little break! All of our meals were character meals so this was a nice break from that and we all enjoyed it!

When we pay oop for meals on the dining plan, we always pay for the cheapest meals oop. Breakfasts at Boma specifically… Doesn’t that sound cheaper than paying for a signature meal?

50’s Prime Time is one of our favorites and a must do when we go to Hollywood Studios. You forgot one of my other favorites, the Studio Catering Co, I think they have good wraps.

I have loved 50s Prime Time for years! It’s my favorite!
Absolutely love being transferred back in time! Will be going on my birthday in November!

Oh my gosh! It IS November! Yay!!!

Sci-fi is one of my favorite places to eat a disney. I had a blast when we went with my parents they were laughing so hard as they had seen all the movies for real at the Drive in when they were younger.

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