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NEWS: Disney Announces New Food Items & Restaurant Updates

Looking for something new to try at Disney’s Hollywood Studios? ABC Commissary has now reopened and there are some new menu items we can’t wait to try. The menu at Hollywood and Vine has also received an update! Catch all the details below.





 

Here are all the details from Disney Cast Member Karen McClintock:

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the focus of this edition of Disney Parks Foodie News –specifically the delicious new offerings at ABC Commissary and Hollywood & Vine! Read on to find out what our chefs have been cooking up!

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Now, ABC Commissary is offering a terrific new menu. From sandwiches and rice bowls to tasty tacos and returning favorites, this menu has it all!

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Sandwiches/Salads

  • California Burger (Plant-based) – Seared farm-fresh plant-based burger with Sriracha mustard, balsamic-glazed grilled peppers and onions, a “mayonnaise”-ketchup blend, lettuce, and tomato and served with arugula-farro salad, steak fries, or apple slices
  • NEW Chicken Club Sandwich – Marinated chicken breast on a toasted brioche bun with bacon, provolone cheese, guacamole, ranch dressing, lettuce, and tomato served with arugula-farro salad, steak fries, or apple slices
  • NEW Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich – Grilled sourdough toasted with buffalo chicken, Monterey, provolone, cheddar, cream cheese, side of buffalo sauce, and served with arugula-farro salad, steak fries, or apple slices
  • Mediterranean Salad with Chicken – Chicken breast served over mixed greens with tomatoes, cucumber, pepperoncini, Kalamata olives, and feta tossed in Mediterranean vinaigrette served with hummus and flatbread

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Tacos

  • NEW Pork Carnitas Tacos – Pork carnitas on flour tortillas with salsa verde, pickled onion, and radish served with Mexican rice and black beans
  • NEW Shrimp Tacos – Sautéed shrimp on flour tortillas with cabbage slaw, chipotle mayo, and mango salsa served with Mexican rice and black beans

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Rice Bowls

  • NEW Curry Rice Bowl with Shrimp – Sautéed shrimp and vegetables with red curry sauce served with Jasmine coconut rice
  • NEW Plant-based Curry Rice Bowl with Tofu – Pineapple-marinated tofu and sautéed vegetables with red curry sauce served with Jasmine coconut rice

Kid’s Options

  • NEW Kid’s Pork Taco – Pork carnitas on a flour tortilla served with Mexican rice and black beans
  • NEW Kid’s Grilled Cheese Sandwich – Grilled American cheese on sourdough served with choice of two sides.
  • NEW Kid’s Turkey Sandwich – Turkey sandwich served with choice of two sides.
  • Kid’s Uncrustable – Uncrustable served with choice of two sides.

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There is Halloween fun for everyone at Minnie’s Halloween Dine at Hollywood & Vine. While it may look a little different than the last time you visited, what hasn’t changed is our chefs’ scary good food! Minnie’s Halloween Dine offers a three-course meal served at your table where you will be able to wave and snap photos of your favorite characters such as Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, and their friends. Check out this monster of a feast!

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Appetizers

  • Served with Warm Pull-apart Rolls and Butter
  • Farmhouse Tossed Salad Bowl – Mixed Greens, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Red Onion, Cornbread Croutons, and Homemade Smokehouse Ranch Dressing.
  • Plant-based Chopped Salad – Mixed Greens, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Red Onion, Focaccia Croutons, and Plant-based Ranch Dressing.

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Entrées

  • Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper Prime Rib of Beef – Sour Cream-Chive Whipped Potatoes, Fried Brussels Sprouts, and Pearl Onions with Red Wine Jus.
  • Carved Herb-roasted Turkey Breast – Garlic-Red Skin Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread Stuffing, Sautéed Green Beans, Turkey Gravy, and Cranberry-Orange Relish.
  • Macaroni & Cheese with Shrimp – Cavatappi Pasta, Four-Cheese Sauce, Shrimp, Crispy Bacon, and Buttered Panko Crust with Fennel and Arugula.
  • Seared Fresh Salmon – with Grain Mustard Beurre Blanc Olive Oil-crushed Fingerling Potatoes and Garlic-Lemon Broccolini.
  • Plant-based Pan-seared King Trumpet Mushrooms – Braised Lentils, Blistered Grape Tomatoes, Mushroom Ragù, Roasted Root Vegetables, and Marsala Mushroom Sauce.
  • Pork Osso Bucco – with Boursin Cheese Hominy Grits, Caramelized Apples, Lemon Gremolata, and Pork Reduction Gravy.

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Desserts (Choose One)

  • Apple-Blueberry Pie – Baked Apples, Blueberries, Caramel, and Streuse.
  • Banana Cream Pie – Bananas, Cream, and Caramel Sauce.
  • Plant-based Cherry-Lemon Pie – Cherries with Lemon Drizzle.
  • Vanilla Crème Brûlée – Rich Custard with Caramelized Sugar.
  • Chocolate S’mores Pie – Dark Chocolate Mousse with Toasted Marshmallow Fluff and Graham Cracker Streusel.

Kid’s Menu Create-Your-Own Meal For Guests Ages 9 and Under

Appetizers (Choose One) 

  • Farmhouse Tossed Salad Bowl
  • Plant-based Chopped Salad

Entrées (Choose One)

  • Seared Salmon
  • Roasted Turkey
  • Roast Beef
  • Macaroni & Cheese

Dessert (Choose One)

  • Fresh Fruit
  • Lemon Sorbet
  • Sundae
  • Apple Pie

RELATED ARTICLE: 7 Facts and Secrets About Disney’s Hollywood Studios

by Christy Caby

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the second smallest park (slightly larger than the Magic Kingdom) and the second newest (Animal Kingdom is the latest park) at Walt Disney World. It does have a lot of neat history and facts that went into the creation of the park. Here are 7 fun facts and secrets that you will definitely want to know about Disney’s Hollywood Studios:





 

7 – The Studios was almost a pavilion at Epcot.

When the Imagineers were putting ideas and thoughts together for creating an area focused on movies and animation, the first thought was to build the area as a land in Epcot. The land would have been a new pavilion in Future World at Epcot focused on this theming. Once Universal Studios announced their plans to open a park, Michael Eisner (the CEO at the time) decided that the concept should be made into a full theme park to compete with Universal Studios. This is what ultimately resulted in getting this theme park, Disney’s Hollywood Studios (formerly Disney-MGM Studios).

6 – Lightning actually struck the Tower of Terror.

You will notice that there are lightning rods on top of the Tower of Terror. The story behind the ride in the movie you watch before you board is that the elevator was struck by lightning and caused the inhabitants of the elevator to disappear into another dimension. Eerily enough, when the attraction was being built, it actually was struck by lightning. After that, the attraction had lightning rods added to the top to help prevent any lightning issues. You can find YouTube videos online of occurrences of the rods being struck by lightning, too.

Tower of Terror-Dusk

5 – The Hollywood Brown Derby is a replica.

If you watched old TV shows like “I Love Lucy,” you may already know about The Hollywood Brown Derby. It was a famous restaurant in Hollywood, California where the stars were notorious for dining. The restaurant at Disney’s Hollywood Studios is an exact replica of the restaurant in Hollywood, right down to some of the menu items that were on the menu in Hollywood. If you look around the restaurant, pay special attention to the picture frames of the caricatures on the walls. The pictures in the black frames are replicas of the originals that hung in the Hollywood location. The gold frames are the originals from the Hollywood restaurant. The restaurant is no longer in operation, so our Brown Derby is the only one left.

4 – The barcode isn’t random on Toy Story Midway Mania.

When you are in queue for the attraction, pay special attention to the big board game and the bar code on the box. The numbers for the bar code represent December 15, 2006. Why is this significant, you ask? Well, this is the date that the plans for Toy Story Midway Mania was announced to the public.

3 – The water at Fantasmic! is actually very shallow.

When you go to see Fantasmic! At the Studios, pay special attention to the lake around the mountain. When you watch the show and see all of the boats, pyrotechnics, and water effects, you would imagine that the lake might be reasonably deep. It is actually only 1.5 feet deep! Don’t let it fool you to think it is a small lake, though. Even at 1.5 feet deep, the man-made lagoon takes 1.9 million gallons of water to fill it. That is enough water to supply over 24,000 bathtubs!





 

2 – Aerosmith’s Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster was built outside.

We all love this thrilling coaster as we race through the dark to the sounds of Aerosmith music. Interestingly enough, the roller was actually built entirely outside first with no coverings or walls. Once the roller coaster was complete, then the structure was built around it to create the utterly dark experience that is part of what makes the roller coaster unique and pull off the entire theme and experience.

1 – Live film was planned for Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

When the park was first planned, one of the plans was to be able to complete live filming for shows, movies or other efforts right from the park. This never really came to fruition as the attractions in the possible planned filming areas were too loud and disruptive to be able to complete any real tapings or recordings. Too bad!!!



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