Dining for Cheap in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Toy Story Land
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One of the most expensive parts of a vacation at the Walt Disney World Resort is dining, and Guests might be surprised at just how much basic items like water bottles can cost, in addition to actual snacks and meals. While it is definitely easy to splurge on dining experiences, it is also possible to keep food costs down by planning ahead and enjoying cheaper, typically quick-service options throughout the Disney Parks. It is definitely possible in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, where Guests can enjoy three full meals a day plus two snacks for under fifty dollars a person, so long as they plan and only focus on quick-service locations.

Let’s check out the best approach to cheap dining at Disney’s Hollywood Studios at the Walt Disney World Resort in order to save a little cash and not break the bank!

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Breakfast: Slow-Roasted Ham, Swiss, & Egg Croissant – The Trolley Car Café – $6.29 and Freshly Brewed Coffee – Grande – $3.49

The most convenient location for Guests to enjoy a reasonably priced breakfast in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is The Trolley Car Café, which can be found on Hollywood Boulevard about halfway down, just before the entrance to Sunset Boulevard. The Trolley Car Café is the official Starbucks location of the Disney Park and serves up a traditional Starbucks menu in addition to some delicious breakfast sandwiches, pastries, and more.

Guests who are looking for a hearty and satisfying breakfast to energize for a long day in Disney’s Hollywood Studios can opt for the Slow-Roasted Ham, Swiss, & Egg Croissant and a Freshly Brewed Coffee – Grande size, with the total coming in at just under $10.

Chocolate-Hazenut Lunch Box Tart


Morning Snack: Chocolate-Hazelnut Lunch Box Tart – Woody’s Lunch Box – $4.29

Toy Story Land is undoubtedly one of the most popular areas of Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Guests can enjoy popular attractions like Slinky Dog Dash and Toy Story Mania, in addition to a wonderful quick-service location. Woody’s Lunch Box invites Guests to enjoy elevated versions of childhood favorites, including a series of Lunch Box Tarts that feature flaky pastry shells filled with delicious flavors. These snacks are very reasonably priced and offer up a great budget-friendly option for a morning snack, and Guests are sure to enjoy the Chocolate-Hazelnut Lunch Box Tart, which includes a maple fondant and candied bacon on top.

Other Lunch Box Tart flavors include Banana-Peanut Butter Fudge, Lemon Blueberry, and Raspberry.

Fried Endorian Chicken Tip Yip

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Lunch: Fried Endorian Chicken Tip Yip – Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo – $15.49

Guests looking for a delicious lunch option that won’t break the bank in Disney’s Hollywood Studios can head to Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. This quick-service restaurant is housed inside a functioning hangar bay, where fresh shipments of wonderful ingredients and flavors are prepared by Chef Strono “Cookie” Tuggs. While there are several well-priced options on the menu at Docking Bay 7 Food and Cargo, Guests can’t go wrong with the Fried Endorian Chicken Tip Yip, which features perfectly crispy chicken accompanied by house-made macaroni and cheese and roasted vegetables.

Jack-Jack's Num Num Cookie

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Afternoon Snack: Jack-Jack’s Num Num Cookie – The Market – $6.19

The Incredibles is a very popular Pixar animated film that has become a favorite of many Guests over the years, and one small quick-service location in Disney’s Hollywood Studios serves up an iconic snack from the film. The Market is an outdoor ordering counter located in Pixar Place on the busy walkway that connects Hollywood Boulevard and Animation Courtyard with Toy Story Land. In addition to an assortment of beverages and small bites, The Market also serves up the perfect afternoon treat for Guests who are looking not to spend a lot. Jack-Jack’s Num Num Cookie is inspired by the youngest member of The Incredibles and features a massive cookie that is crunchy on the edges, soft and chewy in the middle, and loaded with decadent chunks of chocolate!

Pork Carnitas Tacos


Dinner: Pork Carnitas Tacos – ABC Commissary – $11.49

To finish off a day of dining on a budget at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Guests should head to a quick-service restaurant in the Commissary Lane area of the Disney Park to enjoy a flavorful dinner option. ABC Commissary is themed to feel like a cafeteria in a working studio, and Guests can dine amongst beautiful art deco details and posters advertising some of the most popular shows currently being aired on ABC. The menu at ABC Commissary features many flavorful and delicious dinner options including the Pork Carnitas Tacos which top warm flour tortillas with pork carnitas, avocado salsa verde, and pickled onions with sides of Mexican rice, black beans, and queso fresco. For a reasonable $11.49, this dinner is both hearty and filling, making it a great value for Guests in Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Hollywood Studios

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Total: $47.24

There you have it! Proof that enjoying three meals and two snacks in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is possible without going over $50 per person. While there are definitely more expensive dining options to splurge on throughout the Disney Park, including table service meals at The Hollywood Brown Derby, 50’s Prime Time Café, Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, and Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano, this saving guide proves that it’s possible to enjoy a satisfying amount of food throughout the day without spending a ton. The best way to save money is to focus on quick-service dining throughout Disney’s Hollywood Studios while keeping an eye on prices, but there are some amazing choices to be found, including the options on this list as well as other menu items at locations like PizzeRizzo, Backlot Express, Hollywood Scoops, Fairfax Fare, and Rosie’s All-American Café.

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.