by Alex Dunlap, Food & Beverage Content Relations Coordinator
Hooray for Holly-FOOD! In addition to the yummy new eats at Woody’s Lunch Box at Toy Story Land, Disney’s Hollywood Studios has welcomed some other new menu items this summer at restaurants across the park. With new menus, vegan offerings, Star Wars-themed desserts, funnel cakes, and more, you’re definitely in for a tasty time.
First up, if you’re craving anything Star Wars, this park is the place to go! There are plenty of ways to satisfy your hunger for the force here, like the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party!
This dessert party is an experience that you just CAN’T miss out on! With Star Wars-themed desserts, drinks, and charcuterie and cheeses, this is definitely the dessert party you’re looking for. The party begins at Launch Bay, where you’ll get to enjoy reserved seating and a buffet with sweets such as Blue Milk Panna Cotta with crispy pearls, chocolate Darth Vader-themed cupcakes with peanut butter icing, and Raspberry Mousse Domes just to name a few.
On the savory side, there are options such as cheese, charcuterie, roasted red pepper hummus, black bean dip with sriracha sauce, and smoked sea-salted flatbread. Non-alcoholic beverages are also available and for guests 21 and over, you can enjoy out-of-this-world beverages like the Lightspeed Margarita with tequila, blood orange, sour mix, and lime juice in addition to beer and wine selections. After enjoying the delicious selection of desserts and drinks, you’ll be escorted to an exclusive reserved viewing area where you can watch Disney Movie Magic and Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular.
This sweet dining experience fills up fast, so be sure to make your reservations today! For more info and to book reservations, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website or call (407) WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).
Now if you just can’t get enough of those Star Wars desserts, you DEFINITELY need to get your hands on the BB9-E and Kylo Ren Cupcakes! Found at Backlot Express, the BB-9E Cupcake is a vanilla cupcake with caramel cheesecake buttercream and the Kylo Ren Cupcake is a chocolate cupcake with peanut butter buttercream.
And at various locations throughout the park, you can also get some pretty awesome novelties, LIKE THE AT-AT POPCORN BUCKET! This thing is seriously so cool by itself, but then you add popcorn to it and it’s even better! You can also find an ADORABLE BB-8 Sipper and a Darth Vader Stein – which both come with your choice of fountain beverage.
Speaking of sweets, have you tried the new Cookies and Cream Funnel Cake at Oasis Canteen? Not only is it tasty, it has mouse ears too! This classic funnel cake is topped with powdered sugar, crushed cookies and cream pieces, chocolate sauce, and your choice of vanilla or chocolate soft-serve. There’s also a yummy S’mores Brownie at Dockside Diner with fudge, graham cracker crumbs, and marshmallows.
Drive on down to Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant to find a bunch of new menu items – like the Sci-Fi Appetizer Sampler with boneless buffalo tenders, shrimp and crab fondue, house-made tortilla chips, and fried dill pickles and served with blue cheese and horseradish. And if you like Shrimp and Crab Fondue, well you can also get it as a full-sized appetizer! This dish is a blend of shrimp, crab, and cheeses with roasted red peppers, fresh dill, and corn tortilla chips. Another new appetizer is the Sci-Fi Wedge Salad with crispy iceberg wedge, grape tomato, bacon, red onions, blue cheese crumbles, radish, balsamic glaze, and blue cheese dressing.
New entrees include Buffalo Chicken Salad, a Smoked Prime Rib Sandwich, Pan-Seared Shrimp or Chicken Pasta, Beef and Blue Burger, and Vegan Tofu Lettuce Wraps! These wraps comes with salt and pepper crispy-fried tofu, lettuce cups, water chestnuts, shredded carrots, spicy cucumber, Szechuan sauce, and soba noodle salad.
There’s also the Sci-Fi Barbecue Platter or the Drive-In BBQ Burger. The burger is a signature blend of beef with BBQ spice, house-made BBQ sauce, bacon, cheddar, and crispy-fried jalapeño and onion straws served on a brioche bun. The Sci-Fi Barbecue Platter features smoked pulled pork, St. Louis-style ribs, grilled chicken, sausage, cheddar cornbread, southern coleslaw, and cowboy beans finished with a Coca-Cola barbecue sauce.
Next door at ABC Commissary, there’s a ton of new dinner entrées to choose from! Among these new items are the Shrimp Teriyaki Bowl (stir-fried Napa cabbage, snap peas, red peppers, carrots, onions, edamame, shitake mushrooms, and broccoli tossed in a house-made teriyaki sauce over brown rice) and the Southwest BBQ Burger (flame-broiled 1/3 lb angus burger topped with sweet BBQ pulled pork, bacon, bread and butter pickles, and cheddar cheese finished with garlic aïoli and crisp onion rings between Texas toast and served with signature southwestern steak fries dusted in chili-lime seasoning).
For a couple healthful options, available for both lunch and dinner, you’ll love the Mediterranean Salad with Chicken or the Vegan Burger. The salad comes with grilled chicken breast on a bed of fresh mixed greens with cherry tomatoes, red onions, pepperoncini, kalamata olives, and feta cheese tossed in a Mediterranean vinaigrette and served with hummus and flatbread. The Vegan Burger is topped with lettuce, tomato, sautéed peppers and onions in a balsamic glaze, vegan mayonnaise ketchup, and sriracha mustard and served on a brioche bun with french fries.
New desserts include a Chocolate Banana Cream Almond Crisp as well as the Toy Story Land Cupcake (which can also be found at The Trolley Car Café). Celebrating the grand opening of Toy Story Land this summer, this chocolate cupcake is topped with vanilla buttercream and a white chocolate piece.
So there you have it! If you’re planning a day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, be sure to try out a few of these new eats. For more info and to make dining reservations, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website or call (407) WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).