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SPECIAL: Foodie Guide to Disney’s Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary Event

Disney’s Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary Celebration is coming! Earlier we reported some of the special things to do and see during the May 1 celebration. Disney has now released a look at some of the special food available. Catch all the details below.


Here are all the details from Disney Cast Member Alex Dunlap:

Hooray for Hollywood food! Grab those forks and knives and tie your napkin ‘round your neck, folks, because we’re getting ready to mark an exciting milestone with yet another Disney Parks Foodie Guide. This time, it’s for the 30th anniversary of Disney’s Hollywood Studios! In addition to new attractions, entertainment, and merchandise, we’ll be featuring an incredible menu of limited-time offerings starting May 1 as well as a few legacy menu items that have been offered since the park opened. You won’t want to miss out on these yummy treats – so if you’re looking for all the tasty info, you’ve come to the right place! Here is my official Foodie Guide to Disney’s Hollywood Studios 30th Anniversary Celebration.

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Kylo Ren Cupcake – peanut butter and chocolate cupcake

Found at Rosie’s All-American Café and Dockside Diner

Lightsaber Churros – churros dusted in red or blue sugar

Found at Anaheim Produce, Market at Pixar Place, Pretzel Palooza, and various churro carts throughout the park

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Playful Luxo Ball – mango mousse, banana sponge cake, caramel chocolate, and rice croquant

Found at The Trolley Car Café and BaseLine Tap House

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Incredibles Macarons – black and red almond macarons with mango passion ganache

Found at Market at Pixar Place and BaseLine Tap House

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The Sorcerer’s Hat – lemon sponge cake with vanilla swiss buttercream, lemon curd, and white chocolate glaze

Found at ABC Commissary and Fantasmic! Food Carts

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Mickey Mouse’s Celebration Cake – chocolate sponge cake with chocolate cream, vanilla marshmallow, and passion fruit crispy pearls

Found at Backlot Express

Minnie Mouse’s Celebration Cake – yellow cake with strawberry cream, strawberry marshmallow, and strawberry crispy pearls

Found at Backlot Express

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Key Lime Pie Verrine – layers of Key lime custard and graham cracker finished with whipped cream and a white chocolate 30th anniversary logo

Found at Rosie’s All-American Café and Backlot Express

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Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Verrine – lemon cheesecake topped with blueberries, white chocolate crispy pearls, and a white chocolate 30th anniversary logo

Found at Catalina Eddie’s

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Tres Leches Verrine – tres leches cake served with whipped cream, a fresh strawberry, strawberry candy rocks, and a white chocolate 30th anniversary logo

Found at Fairfax Fare

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Raspberry Mousse Verrine – raspberry mousse topped with fresh raspberries and a white chocolate 30th anniversary logo

Found at ABC Commissary

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Galaxy Margarita – silver tequila, blue curaçao, sweet and sour mix

Found at various walk-up bars throughout the park

Celebration Fizz – vanilla vodka, cranberry juice, prosecco

Found at Tune-In Lounge and The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge

Banana Split Cocktail – vanilla vodka, crème de cacao, crème de banana, strawberry monin, pineapple juice

Found at various walk-up bars throughout the park



These dishes have withstood the test of time and have been offered throughout the history of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, dating all the way back to the parks opening day in 1989. These original dishes are some of the most iconic and popular items offered throughout the park. In addition to being featured throughout this momentous celebration, these dishes are offered year-round.

The Hollywood Brown Derby Legacy Dishes

  • Our Famous Cobb Salad – finely-chopped greens topped with turkey breast, bacon, egg, tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese, avocado, chives, and cobb dressing
  • Brown Derby Original Grapefruit Cake – available as part of a customizable mini dessert trio

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50’s Prime Time Café Legacy Dishes

  • Aunt Liz’s Golden Fried Chicken – crispy, bone-in fried chicken served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, and seasonal vegetables
  • Cousin Megan’s Traditional Meatloaf – blend of beef and pork topped with tomato glaze and served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and green beans
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly Milk Shake

For reservations and more information on all of the dining locations throughout the park, visit the Walt Disney World Resort dining page. To find out more about all of the fabulous celebrations happening for the 30th Anniversary of the park, visit the Disney’s Hollywood Studios page on the Walt Disney World Resort website.

RELATED ARTICLE: One Day Plan: The Must-Dos at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

by Mike and Jamie Sylvester

Which do you prefer? Hollywood’s “Glitz and Glam”; the excitement of “Lights, Camera, Action”; the Star Wars “Force”; letting go of your inner child to become a toy; or maybe “classic” Disney? It would be difficult to choose just one of those, right?! Well, great news – Walt Disney World offers a fantastic dose of ALL these exciting themes – in ONE park! Hollywood Studios is the place to be right now for all the right reasons. Check out our one day Hollywood Studios plan full of must-dos!


1 – Breakfast at Woody’s Lunch Box

Every day should start off with breakfast! The newest quick-service restaurant at Hollywood Studios is Woody’s Lunch Box located in Toy Story Land. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner – this is one lunch box making our must-do list. Mobile Order breakfast so it’ll be ready for you when you arrive! Try the Chocolate-Hazelnut or Raspberry Lunch Box Tart for a great grab and go option.

2 – Toy Story Land Attractions

Hopefully, you’ve scheduled your FastPass reservations in advance. All Toy Story Land attractions are in Tier 1, meaning you can only select one attraction from Toy Story Land. There are three Toy Story Land attractions including Slinky Dog Dash, Alien Swirling Saucers, and Toy Story Mania. Our recommendation would be to make a late morning FastPass reservation for Slinky Dog Dash, leaving enough time to rush in at park opening to get in line for Alien Swirling Saucers and Toy Story Mania.

3 – Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage

Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage is an absolute must-do at Hollywood Studios! Whether it’s your first visit or your 100th, this show never gets old. It’s truly a “tale as old as time” and remains popular year after year. Grab a seat in the 1,500-seat Theater of the Stars located on Sunset Boulevard. Just be sure to check show times so you don’t miss this one!

4 – Sunset Boulevard Attractions

While you’re on Sunset Boulevard, you don’t want to miss the two headliner attractions at the end of the boulevard. The most stately (and eerie!) attraction in the park is The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror. Just follow the screams to the entrance and get ready to hold on tight for an unforgettable ride up (and down) a haunted elevator. Once you get your feet back on the ground, get ready to do loops at top speed on the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster starring Aerosmith. These two attractions are on the Tier 2 FastPass list and would easily be our top picks for attractions to reserve FastPasses for well in advance.

5 – Ice Cream Sandwich at Hollywood Scoops

After all these attractions, it’s likely time to make a snack and/or lunch stop! Our must-do snack at Hollywood Studios is the Hollywood Scoops Ice Cream Sandwich. Ice cream flavor of your choice smushed between two cookies – and tada… you’ll be holding a heavenly treat to scarf down before it melts!


6 –  Citizens of Hollywood

While you’re enjoying your Ice Cream Sandwich, catch some must-do entertainment that is a little harder to plan for but worth stopping to watch! Citizens of Hollywood is a crew of incredible actors and actresses that showcase their stuff right on Sunset Boulevard. Their performance schedules aren’t published but they do drop by frequently enough that hopefully, you’ll have a chance to catch them and enjoy a good laugh.

7 – For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration

If you’re rolling your eyes because you are “Frozened-out”, this one may surprise you! It doesn’t matter if you’re two or 102, singing along to “Let It Go” is rather enticing, to say the least. If you aren’t in the mood to sing along, at least enjoy the live stage performance from favorite Frozen characters. A surprising must-do on our list!

8 – Use the “Force”

The new Hollywood Studios land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, will be arriving late fall 2019. Outside of Toy Story Land, all the buzz at Hollywood Studios is about Star Wars! Star Wars must-dos definitely include the Star Wars Launch Bay with great character meet and greets and awesome merchandise. Better yet, take a ride into space on Star Tours – The Adventures Continue. This 3D, motion-simulated space flight takes guests to incredible Star Wars destinations.

9 – Dinner at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant

Some of the very best table-service restaurants are located at Hollywood Studios. Our top table-service must-do however goes to Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater. Located on Commissary Lane, this is a great restaurant to relax and unwind while taking a seat in a car to watch sci-fi films on the big screen. Tasty grub and milkshakes awake that 50’s-style vibe for a memorable experience.

10 – Mickey and Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams

Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway attraction opens in 2019 in the former location of the Great Movie Ride. While we await this attraction, Hollywood Studios still has a great opportunity to get your Mickey and Minnie fixat Mickey and Minnie Starring in Red Carpet Dreams. Located just across from Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater, you could head over to meet this sweet duo after dinner! Minnie is on the red carpet in her best dress while Sorcerer Mickey is after her for an absolute character must-do.

11 – Beer at Baseline Tap House

The evening is sneaking in, but before preparing for the nighttime spectaculars, we’d recommend a beer or specialty drink at Baseline Tap House located next to Sci-Fi. Grab a beer to go and get ready to enjoy an unforgettable nighttime experience!

12 – Double the Nighttime Entertainment

Catch the early showing of the must-do Hollywood Studios nighttime entertainment, Fantasmic! This is a 30-minute show located just off Sunset Blvd that exudes “classic” Disney. Mickey’s dream unfolds as you watch him struggle against numerous Disney Villains. Water screens, lasers, fireworks, music… it’s incredible! Once Fantasmic ends, hurry over to the front of the Chinese Theater to experience Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular. You’ll enjoy 14-minutes of fantastic fireworks and Star Wars projection. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Star Wars fan or not – this is impressive, to say the least.

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