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The Good and Bad of Quick Service Dining at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney’s Hollywood Studios hasn’t been known for good dining options over the past few years. Lately, however, this Disney Park has started to step up its game regarding quick-service dining for Guests.

We want to share the good and bad of Disney’s Hollywood Studios’ quick-service locations so you can find the best meal for your family. Although we have some favorites, we will give you both the good and bad of each so you can make the best decision for your family.

ABC Commissary
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ABC Commissary

One major surprise over the past year is the drastic improvement of ABC Commissary. Located on Commissary Lane, this is an excellent option for lunch and dinner options.

Good:  Air conditioning!! This is a massive bonus for eating here. The other pro with ABC Commissary is the unique menu. You can find various options, such as shrimp tacos and a highly recommended buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich. Check out the menu on the app to see all your options.  Since it isn’t as busy, the mobile ordering windows seem to stick around longer, which is nice if you forget to order from Woody’s Lunch Box or Ronto Roasters early on in the day.

Bad: There might be a better place for picky eaters. You won’t find it here if you are looking for basics like chicken nuggets and hamburgers. We have seen the food improve extensively here since reopening, but we know that ABC Commissary hasn’t been a top recommendation in the past, but we are hopeful it will remain on the list moving forward.

Woody's Lunch Box
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Wood’s Lunch Box

A fun, well-themed quick service location back in Toy Story Land is Woody’s Lunch Box. Here Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the day.

Good: There are some great comfort foods found on the menu. We love the grilled cheese, tots (potato barrels), and fun Lunch Box Tarts. We appreciate that we can mobile order here, making it easy to get our meal pre-ordered before when we want to eat.

Bad:  Woody’s Lunch Box gets extremely busy during prime dining times. This means that those mobile ordering windows go quickly, so plan. Another downside of Woody’s is that the seating is all outside. Although super cute and well-themed, it doesn’t offer any protection from the elements. Order early if you want to enjoy a Woody’s Lunch Box meal.

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Ronto Roasters

Back in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, you can find Ronto Roasters. Here you can enjoy breakfast and lunch; however, it closes early on most days.

Sound: In the morning, you can find the breakfast ronto wrap. This includes egg, pork sausage, cheese, and a delicious peppercorn sauce, all wrapped in pita bread. This is a top choice for a good, protein-filled morning meal at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You can find a similar meal at lunch. This one includes a tangy claw instead of an egg. The meal is fresh and delicious.

Bad: Ronto Roasters has become extremely popular, meaning those mobile order windows go quickly. Also, since it closes early on most days, getting those wraps can take a lot of work. There is also a limited menu here, so you might be out of luck if you don’t want a warp.

Docking Bay 7 Food & Cargo
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​​Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo

Another option while visiting Galaxy’s Edge, Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, offers lunch and supper options for those visiting Batuu.

Good:  It is nice that Docking Bay 7 is opened later, providing an option in the evenings in Batuu. The food options are unique, giving Guests a different option than burgers and nuggets. For supper, you can find the beloved ronto wrap!

Bad:  The food options here are different, which might be difficult for those with picky eaters.  The entrees’ sizing can also be lacking, so keep that in mind when ordering.

Backlot Express
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Backlot Express

Backlot Express is our final quick service location in Disney’s Hollywood Studios to break down. Located in Echo Lake, this large dining area offers Guests lunch and dinner.

Good:  There are tons of seating options throughout this location, making it easy to find a table to enjoy your meal. Being a larger area, mobile order doesn’t fill-up as fast, giving an excellent option for those hangry moments. If you are looking for more basic food options, Backlot Express is your place to go. Here you can find cheeseburgers, nuggets, and a few salads. This can be a decent option when little ones need comfortable food choices.

Bad:  Even though there are a lot of seats here, not all seats are located inside. Even though most are covered by the sun, it can be warm if you end up in these seats. Sometimes during busy times, the food can suffer as they try to get it out quickly.

There are a few other quick service locations throughout Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Down Sunset Boulevard, you can find a few windows offering food. From ice cream to hot dogs, there are various options at these windows. 

The quick service locations that we have shared are the main dining options that most Guests will choose from during their Walt Disney World vacation.

Knowing what your dining options are before you arrive at Walt Disney World is extremely important. We hope that by sharing the good and bad of the different quick service locations, you can find the best for you.

Jennifer Retzlaff

Jennifer became a lifelong Disney fan during her first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of her life. She quickly started to introduce her love of Disney to her family with a Disney honeymoon and then family trips when her youngest was 18 months old. She loves the magic that Disney brings to people through theme parks, cruises, and adventures. As a teacher, she tries to bring Disney magic into her classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” She is also part of the Magic Vacation Planner team as a personal travel advisor. With this team, she can now help others plan magical vacations. She loves bringing her love to Disney to readers with How to Disney.

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