Many Disney’s Hollywood Studios restaurants opened up when the Disney World theme park opened back up in July after a four-month-long closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there are still a handful of dining locations that remain closed.
Opening dates have not been announced for these locations.
Dining that is unavailable at Hollywood Studios.
There are numerous locations that Guests can enjoy while at Hollywood Studios. However, not all of them are open at this point. Is your favorite on the list?
According to the Disney World website, the following locations remain closed at Hollywood Studios:
- Dockside Diner
- Fairfax Fare
- Catalina Eddie’s
- Kat Saka’s Kettle
- Neighborhood Bakery
- Tune-In Lounge
The Dockside Diner is located in the Echo Lake area of the theme park. Here, Guests can dine on chili cheese hot dogs, nachos, and pulled pork sandwiches. There are also several alcoholic options for Guests over 21.
It is described by Disney as:
Cast your anchor at this open-air “tramp steamer” eatery that pays homage to 1950s California-Crazy architecture. It’s an ideal place to dock ‘n’ dine—serving up specialty foot-long hot dogs and pulled pork sandwiches.
At Fairfax Fare, Guests can dine on some delicious Mexican cuisine. It is located on Sunset Boulevard at Hollywood Studios. Popular dishes include an Empanadas platter, a specialty rice bowl with pulled pork, and the Fairfax salad that comes with bacon, fire-roasted corn, cheddar cheese, and a jalapeno ranch dressing.
For Guests who would like to eat at Fairfax Fare, they can expect the following:
Tasty family favorites star in an ensemble of entrées that also features Latino specialties, our signature salad and kid-friendly sandwiches. Delectable desserts make it a yummy ending every time!
Catalina Eddie’s is another fast and yummy quick-service location that Guests can find on Sunset Boulevard.
Cruise over for fresh hot pizza, zesty Caesar salads and more. Then, satisfy your sweet tooth with cheesecake verrine. Hot and cold drinks are also available.
A really great aspect of Catalina Eddie’s is that all the pizzas can be adjusted for people with gluten allergies, egg allergies, peanut allergies, as well as fish and shellfish allergies. No one will feel left out at Catalina Eddie’s!
Kat Saka’s Kettle
Kat Saka’s Kettle is one of the newer food locations that can be found in the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge area.
Next time, you’re on Batuu, make sure you check out this eclectic dining establishment owned by one of the galaxy’s most prolific spice collectors. As described by Disney:
Venture into the market to find this colorful snack shop, where grains from all over the galaxy are on display. Order a generous, piping-hot helping of this popular and flavorful local specialty popcorn and enjoy it as you explore Black Spire Outpost. Refreshing beverages are also sold here.
Another one of the newer locations at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Neighborhood Bakery is housed in the Pixar Place area of the Park. Here, Guests can dine on delicious snacks, including Jack-Jack Parr’s personal favorite, a Num-Num Cookie.
The Neighborhood Bakery is officially described as:
Satisfy your sweet tooth with treats inspired by The Incredibles—including the Num Num Cookie and Frozone Slush. Plus, enjoy classic snacks like popcorn or a Mickey pretzel.
Located next to one of the more popular restaurants in the theme park, the Tune-In Lounge is themed after the 50’s Prime Time Café that is right next door. The two are actually attached to each other and, when the bar area is open, the full 50’s Prime Time menu is available to Guests who are enjoying an adult beverage at the Tune-In Lounge.
The Tune-In Lounge offers a variety of fun cocktails, including Dad’s Electric lemonade, and Guests can dine on delicious offerings, such as crispy onion rings. Disney describes this establishment as:
Sip specialty cocktails while watching 50’s TV at this retro hot spot! Add some thrills ‘n’ chills to your lemonade with experimental “electric ice cubes” that light up the room! Full bar and the 50’s Prime Time Café menu are also available.
Throughout the year, there are several dessert parties that Guests can enjoy while they have a special viewing of the evening fireworks shows at Hollywood Studios. These shows vary in theme throughout the year but are currently unavailable.
It should be noted that when dessert parties are available, they hard-ticketed events, and a reservation for the party must be made in advance. In the past, Guests have been able to attend a Fantasmic! Dessert Party, with VIP seating at Fantasmic!, Jingle Ball, Jingle BAM Holiday Dessert Party, and Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party.
What these closures mean for your Disney’s Hollywood Studios trip
While not all dining locations are available, there are still A TON of choices for visitors to Hollywood Studios. You can dine on the delicious Cobb Salad from the Hollywood Brown Derby, or some mouth-watering fried chicken from 50’s Prime Time Café.
Make sure to check your My Disney Experience app for the most up-to-date restaurant information before you visit the parks. And have an amazing time at The Most Magical Place on Earth!
What is your favorite place to eat at Hollywood Studios? Let us know in the comments!