Ok, friends. As difficult as it was to narrow my top Epcot snack choices down to just ten, it wasn’t quite so hard at the Studios. Perhaps this is because it’s smaller? Or because the dining options are notoriously fewer? Or because, well, I pretty much always fill up on my number 1 option every time I’m in the park? Don’t let the smaller number fool you, though. The first two snacks on my Hollywood Studios round-up would easily make a Top Anywhere-in-WDW Snacks post… so this is definitely no consolation list! 🙂
5. Frankfurter Pretzel Roll from Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner. This is a fairly typical hot dog, sure. But the pretzel bread bun lands it firmly in my top 5 snacks for the Studios. If you aren’t into hot dogs, there are also Chicken Caesar and Italian Sausage sandwiches where the goods are baked right into a baguette… but you miss the pretzel bread, of course. Your call.
4. Peevy’s Polar Pipeline/Wheezy Breezy Freezy concoctions. Home to your “Frozen Coca Cola” treats, I prefer the frozen lemonade, watermelon or strawberry versions – but all of the choices are welcome on a hot Florida day!
3. Hollywood Scoops Ice Cream. Honestly, there is nothing special about this ice cream. It is, however, one of the few places resort-wide where you can get hand-scooped sundaes, flavors and toppings of your choice, and handmade ice cream sandwiches. For me though, nothing beats enjoying your snack in the Old Hollywood atmosphere that Sunset Boulevard provides.
2. Peanut Butter & Jelly Milkshake from the 50’s Prime Time Cafe. If you have a dining reservation here, be sure and order the milkshake. If you don’t have a reservation? Be sure and order the milkshake! That’s right. One of the best-kept secrets of the Studios (and please, share this only with people traveling at different times than me and my family) is that you can almost always walk right up to the Tune-In Lounge adjacent to the restaurant and order off the full menu. I wouldn’t suggest the area for families and kids (only due to size constraints), but otherwise grab yourself the best shake anywhere on property! Oh, and bring someone with you. You might need to share.
1. Butterfinger Cupcake from Starring Rolls Cafe. Once again, it is no secret for regular readers what earns the top spot in a Delightful Life countdown. I think about the Butterfinger Cupcake from Starring Rolls all the time, whether I’m planning a trip or not. It is the perfect combination of boatloads of delicious frosting, yummy Butterfinger topping, and surprisingly moist chocolate cake. If you haven’t yet had one of these, do yourself a favor and make it your first stop the next time you hit Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It’s a perfectly acceptable breakfast while on vacation!
Now at the risk of being blacklisted from the Disney online community, you may notice I didn’t mention the Carrot Cake Cookie from Writer’s Stop. Writer’s Stop is one of my favorite hidden gems of the park, but I have to admit – I have never tried the cookie that tops many other park-goers lists. I once met a veteran visitor that orders these by the dozen on his last day, takes them home and freezes them -apparently they are that good. I just, um… don’t like carrot cake. That said, we are making it a point to try one of these admittedly delicious-looking treats next time we’re in Florida. I’ll let you know what I think then! 🙂
Looking for insider tips and tricks for snacking around Hollywood Studios? Check out the Disney Food Blog’s “Guide to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios Snacks” here! (affiliate link) Make your plans and/or take the pdf on your smartphone into the parks.