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7 Best Desserts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

One of the best parts about vacation is being able to eat whatever whenever and not feeling guilty. This ideal totally applies to a Walt Disney World vacation where there are seemingly endless dining options scattered throughout the four theme parks, two water parks, over two dozen Disney Resorts, and Disney Springs. While guests might assume that many of the restaurants throughout Walt Disney World serve up the same foods, they are mistaken as each restaurant takes on its own theme, personality, menu, and décor. With so many options to choose from while on vacation, guests in Walt Disney World are sure to find themselves indulging in delicious meals and decadent desserts. Disney’s Hollywood Studios is one of the best places to enjoy a quick service or full-service meal, but the park is also home to some wonderful desserts that guests are sure to save room for. From cupcakes and doughnuts to milkshakes and ice cream, Disney’s Hollywood Studios has it all for guests looking to enjoy something sweet. Here are the seven best desserts in Walt Disney World’s Disney’s Hollywood Studios.


7 – Seasonal Milkshake at Dockside Diner

The milkshake flavors are constantly changing over at Dockside Diner, so next time you’re walking by, go right on up to the counter to find out the current flavor, as it won’t appear on their regular menu. Previous flavors have included Caramel Apple, Red Velvet Peppermint, Black Forest, and Cinnamon Sweet Churro, which came with a little churro stuck into the shake. These milkshakes are always creative and decadent, and the perfect snack to have dockside.

6 – Jack-Jack’s Num Num Cookie, Market

Over at Pixar Place you can get one of the best chocolate chip cookies you’ll ever have – Jack-Jack’s Num Num Cookie. This huge warm cookie is so thick and moist that it’s more like a brownie. You can’t go wrong with this cookie. Bonus tip: head over to Hollywood Scoops to pick up some vanilla ice cream to make one fantastic Num Num cookie a la mode!


5 – Warm Glazed Doughnut – Sci-Fi-Dine-In Theater Restaurant

One of the most uniquely themed restaurants in all of Walt Disney World can be found in the Commissary Lane section of Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant invites guests to dine in old-fashioned cars which surround a movie screen that plays classic clips of science fiction cartoons and movies. Guests will love the atmosphere at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant as well as a dessert that is both warm and comforting. The Warm Glazed Doughnut is a classic dessert to enjoy with a movie and features cinnamon apples, vanilla ice cream, and caramel sauce.

4 – Tiramisu – Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano

Guests looking to dine on a unique combination of Californian-inspired Italian cuisine should head over to the wonderful Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano. The location features a kitschy décor filled with exposed brick, warm lighting, cured meats, garlic, and plenty of charm. While the Italian entrees are amazing at Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano, there are several dessert options which guests are sure to leave room for. The classic Tiramisu is a favorite of many guests and combines mascarpone, lady fingers, and whipped cream for an indulgent dessert in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.


3 – Dad’s Favorite Chocolate-Peanut Butter Layered Cake – 50’s Prime Time Café

Traveling back in time to the squeaky clean 1950s is a piece of cake in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Guests who love the era of wholesome family rules and culture can dine at the 50’s Prime Time Café for both lunch and dinner daily. The restaurant brings guests into Mom’s kitchen where their cousin servers remind them to eat their vegetables and keep their elbows off the tables. Classic American meals rule the menu at the 50’s Prime Time Café including a favorite dessert of many. Dad’s Favorite Chocolate-Peanut Butter Layered Cake is the perfect ending to any meal here!

2 – Grapefruit Cake – Hollywood Brown Derby

One of the best ways to feel like Hollywood royalty in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is by dining at the popular Hollywood Brown Derby. The full-service restaurant is a replica of the famous Brown Derby and features an inviting atmosphere with wood beams, celebrity caricatures, and tiled floors. Guests who dine at The Hollywood Brown Derby for lunch or dinner are sure to love the classic and extensive menu as well as some dessert options which are simply amazing. A popular dessert that many guests love to indulge in is the Grapefruit Cake. This Brown Derby original features a vanilla sponge cake, grapefruit syrup, and cream cheese icing.

1 – 50th Celebration Baked Alaska – Hollywood Brown Derby

Since The Hollywood Brown Derby features several amazing desserts, it was impossible to only choose one as one of the best in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Another decadent option that guests can enjoy each bite of while dining in the restaurant is the 50th Celebration Baked Alaska dessert, which featured layers of Strawberry-Basil Sorbet, Vanilla Gelato, and Sponge Cake coated in Toasted Meringue and Caramelized Brownie Bites. This limited-time dessert is a winner!

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Katy is a huge fan of Walt Disney World and has been visiting yearly since she was an infant. With many trips under her belt, she loves to take her time in the parks and discover lots of small details and secrets in between attractions.
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