Rumor: A Second Chance for Writer’s Stop?

Oh, could it be?!? Has the Writer’s Stop been given a second chance?!

If you follow Disney news, you’ll likely recall the announcement that the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show attraction will give its final performances on April 2nd in order to make way for construction of the future Toy Story and Star Wars Lands at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

It was subsequently announced that some of the eateries in the same Streets of America section of the park where the attraction is housed would be closing along with it as well. These include Studio Catering Co. and High Octane Refreshments as well as my much-beloved Writer’s Stop.

Home of the famous Carrot Cake Cookie, I also loved Writer’s Stop as an often quiet respite from a busy park. So, though it wasn’t exactly a surprise when its closure was announced, I — like many other like-minded fans — was saddened by the thought.

Writer's Stop

Writer’s Stop

But it’s possible that there is some VERY good news! According to the folks at, Writer’s Stop may remain open for “a limited time” beyond April 2nd!

Changes, however, may still be in the works, as they also shared that the menu will be revamped a bit. While still serving their usual coffee and bakery treats (which would include, we would hope,  the Carrot Cake Cookie), it seems charcuterie and a cheese plate will be up for grabs, as well as alcoholic beverages.

Carrot Cake Cookie at Writer's Stop in Disney's Hollywood Studios

Carrot Cake Cookie at Writer’s Stop in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Pretzels may also make the cut. And while that may sound like small news compared to the other additions, it’s quite welcome considering that we don’t know if the Pretzel Garden will find another home in the Studios after April 2nd.

There may be more to the story yet, though… is also reporting that Writer’s Stop will remain open for a time after April 2nd. However, they anticipate that it will serve as more of a lounge for guests waiting for their tables at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant.

Will Writer’s Stop, then, only be available for guests with an Advance Dining Reservation at Sci-Fi? Or will a portion of it remain available for folks coming in and out in hopes of snagging one last look at the classic location before the limited-time run is over? With April 3rd fast approaching, the answers should come to light soon.

Either way, there are LOTS of changes in the works, my friends! But hopefully we’ll at least be able to enjoy the special spot that is the Writer’s Stop in some shape or form for at least a little while longer. We’ll see… .

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  1. Frankie says

    This is interesting; I was there two weeks ago and a cast member told me the carrot cake cookies would be still be available at other outlets in the park. A full-on reprieve would be even better though!

  2. Essie says

    I’ll be happy for you fans of this spot if it stays around, but I’d LOVE to see Youse Guys Moichandice stick around, too. It was such cute theming and seemed so realistic, just like the inner city!

  3. Frank says

    Used to love their white chocolate macadamia nut cookie. They discontinued it a while ago 8(

  4. says

    Converting this into a lounge, or a full-day service area (coffee/tea/juice from park open to 11am, bar service after that) is a great idea. Another bar area will be needed with High Octane’s closure, and that small bar they would put in by the Sci-Fi entrance during busy times always seemed in the way.

  5. Hannah says

    Please keep writers stop as it is! We love it! A wonderful place to relax with a hot tea and cookies!

  6. Kathy says

    I hope it stays around. We stopped by there last week and it was so relaxing and a nice break!!

  7. Tony V says

    I think its comical that everyone is so happy the writers stop is staying open. When a business changes its name, and stops selling what it used to sell and sells something new people generally say “that business is closed it is ….now.” I will miss it when its gone and miss the carrot cake cookies. Got to know where to get them elsewhere now.

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