Guests who enjoy a vacation in Walt Disney World love to spend time in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, a Disney Park that brings the magic of film and television to life through wonderful experiences for the whole family. The Disney Park is home to popular locations and experiences such as Star Wars Launch Bay, Toy Story Land, the Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, in addition to coming expansions and new experiences including Star Wars Land. With so much to do and see in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, sometimes guests need a break and a chance to kick back and relax for a bit before heading back out and continuing to explore. Luckily there are several great lounges in the park that offer up delicious food and beverage options in addition to amazing atmospheres that allow guests to relax for a while. From California vibes to traveling back in time, the lounges found throughout the park are each amazing and should all be enjoyed. Here are the three lounges to spend some time in while enjoying Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
One of the newest areas of Disney’s Hollywood Studios is Grand Avenue in between Star Tours – The Adventure Continues and Muppet Vision 3D. The area was revamped to feel like a street in downtown Los Angeles and features a laid back atmosphere and lots of exposed brick. Located on Grand Avenue is BaseLine Tap House, an inviting lounge which brings a pub atmosphere and the tastes of California to life. The location features a small interior with cozy details, exposed brick, and a lengthy bar to order from in addition to a wonderful outdoor patio with covered picnic tables, overhead fans, and charming string lights above. BaseLine Tap House features a very popular menu which highlights flavors and sips all from California itself. Those looking to enjoy a refreshing beverage can enjoy beer, cider, and wine on tap including options such as the Golden Road Hefeweizen, Stone Delicious IPA, North Coast Red Seal, Golden Road 329 Lager, Ballast Point Black Marlin Porter, Ace Space Bloody Orange Hard Cider, Line 39 Cabernet Sauvignon, and St. Francis Chardonnay. While the sips are delicious, guests also love the snacks and small plates offered up at BaseLine Tap House including the Bavarian Pretzel, California Cheese and Charcuterie Plate, Spiced Almonds, and Coffee-Rubbed Rib-Eye Steak Puff with Olive Salad.
2. The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge
Another location in California is brought to life as part of a full service dining location found at the end of Hollywood Boulevard in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge is part of the restaurant of the same name which pays homage to the original location in California. Situated on an outdoor patio with amazing views of the nearby courtyard and walkways, The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge features comfortable seating at round metal tables with red umbrellas overhead to help block out the sun and any afternoon showers. The Hollywood Brown Derby and the Lounge both focus on bringing contemporary American flavors to life with the influence of Californian cuisine, and guests who stop at the lounge to relax for a while will certainly not be disappointed. In addition to specialty flights, wine, beer, and cider, guest can order up refreshing cocktails including the Blood Orange Margarita, Side Car, Classic Vodka Martini, Absinthe Minded, Whiskey Sour, Gin Mule, and Purity Collins. The Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge also features small plates that guests love to indulge in and popular options include the Andouille-Crusted Shrimp, Artisanal Cheeses and Charcuterie Board, Braised Beef Arepas, Cochinita Pibil Steamed Buns, Derby Sliders, Tamarind-Glazed Pork Belly, and The Famous Hollywood Brown Derby Cobb Salad. The whole experience can then be perfectly topped off with a treat from the dessert menu such as the Derby Original Grapefruit Cake, Banana-Toffee Cake, Warm Blueberry Cobbler, Lemon Cheesecake, or Dark Chocolate Cremeux.
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Another popular full service restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios magically transports guests back to the wholesome era of the 1950s and invites them to dine in a classic home of the era with Cast Members who are all family members and cousins. The 50s Prime Time Café is an amazing dining experience, but guests who are looking for a more laid back option can opt to enjoy the Tune-In Lounge just inside the restaurant’s main entrance. Themed to feel like a living room from the 1950’s, this lounge features unique theming and amazing menu options that guests love to enjoy time and time again. In addition to delicious cocktails such as the Ultimate Long Island Iced Tea and Dad’s Electric Lemonade, guests can order menu options that are also served in the restaurant such as Grandpa’s Crab Cake, Cousin Amy’s Iceberg Lettuce Wedge, Cousin Megan’s Traditional Meatloaf, Mom’s Old Fashioned Pot Roast, and Aunt Liz’s Golden Fried Chicken. While the drinks and main options are delicious, the Tune-In Lounge also features unique indulgences that guests should save room for including the Peanut Butter & Jelly Milkshake and Dad’s Favorite Chocolate-Peanut Butter Layered Cake A La Mode.