News! Sunshine Day Cafe, Fairfax Fare One-Pound Baked Potato, and PizzeRizzo Updates in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Helloooooo from Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World! We’re paying a visit to a few Counter Service locations to check out some recent developments, starting with a couple of restaurants that call Sunset Boulevard home.

New! Sunshine Day Cafe

This includes the brand new Sunshine Day Cafe — the newest neighbor to spots like Rosie’s All-American Cafe, Catalina Eddie’s, and Hollywood Scoops in Sunset Ranch Market!

Sunshine Day Cafe

Sunshine Day Cafe

Sunshine Day Cafe has taken over the location that was previously known as Toluca Legs Turkey Co. And along with the new name comes a new menu… eventually, that is, as it hasn’t been posted yet. ;-)

Sunshine Day Cafe

Sunshine Day Cafe

Similar to Toluca Legs Turkey Co., Sunshine Day Cafe will be a seasonal location operating on peak crowd days for the park. (And that’s always the perk of visiting in peak season. More people equals MORE options for FOOD!) We can’t wait to see what Sunshine Day Cafe has to offer!

Fairfax Fare

We’re staying in Sunset Ranch Market to visit Fairfax Fare next, where a menu update has taken place.

Fairfax Fare

Fairfax Fare

In addition to the regular Smoked Specialties and Fairfax Salad, two new Baked Potato options have been added to the list: the Loaded Fairfax Potato, and the Fairfax One Pound Baked Potato.

Fairfax Fare Menu

Fairfax Fare Menu

The Loaded Fairfax Potato is topped with shredded cheddar cheese, bacon bits, and sour cream — pretty much your standard loaded potato fixins’.

Fairfax Loaded Potato

Fairfax Loaded Potato

It’s served with a small Southwest Salad made with iceberg lettuce, diced tomatoes, peppers, and corn. The dressing has a tangy, sweet taste reminiscent of a Catalina dressing.

Southwest Salad

Southwest Salad

Next up, though, is the Fairfax One Pound Baked Potato topped with Beef Tri-tip, brown gravy, and cheddar. It also comes with the same Southwest Salad.

Fairfax One Pound Baked Potato

Fairfax One Pound Baked Potato

Fairfax One Pound Baked Potato

Fairfax One Pound Baked Potato

Now, we’re gonna place the Loaded Fairfax Baked Potato next to the Fairfax One Pound Baked Potato. So, how much bigger is the One Pound Baked Potato?

One Pound Potato and Loaded Potato

One Pound Potato and Loaded Potato

As you can see… while the One Pounder is indeed the larger potato, it’s not by all that much, really. Much of the weigh-in can be credited to the sheer amount of toppings. There is a LOT of beef on there, topped with — you guessed it — a LOT of gravy.

Fairfax One Pound Baked Potato

Fairfax One Pound Baked Potato

So there is some bang for the buck, and as far as flavor is concerned, it’s really yummy (the same can be said for its Loaded Fairfax counterpart). Even with all that gravy, the One Pound Potato itself isn’t soggy at all. Possibly the only thing I missed on both was some nice, coarse salt on the potato skins, which would’ve been a great touch. Fortunately, the nearby condiment stations have plenty of packets of table salt, if desired.

Now, something you may have noticed missing on the menu is Jumbo Turkey Legs. Fairfax Fare  served as the default location to find Turkey Legs on days when Toluca Legs Turkey Co. was closed.

Goodbye, Jumbo Turkey Leg?

Jumbo Turkey Leg

So, yes, it’s true: Jumbo Turkey Legs can no longer be found in Hollywood Studios. But remember when this iconic item was removed from Animal Kingdom earlier this year? Well, they made a recent return to THAT park via the Yak and Yeti Quality Beverages service window. So all hope is not lost for a return of Turkey Legs to the Studios sometime in the future…

PizzeRizzo

We’re stepping outside of Sunset Ranch Market to Muppets Courtyard for our final Counter Service stop at the future location for “The Famous Original PizzeRizzo” where concept art has been posted for this Muppets-themed pizzeria opening this fall!

PizzeRizzo Coming Soon!

PizzeRizzo Coming Soon!

It promises to offer “The City’s Top Rated Pizza” (made with none other than Heckler Tomato Paste, judging from the closeup on the artwork below).

PizzeRizzo Concept Art

PizzeRizzo Concept Art

Construction is coming along…

Construction for PizzeRizzo

Construction for PizzeRizzo

… as the changes, obviously, continue on for this very much in-transition park. And we’ll be keeping an eye out for you for all the developments yet to come here at the DFB!

Stay tuned!!!!

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Which of the new additions to Hollywood Studios (already here or on the way) are you most excited about? Please let us know with a comment!

Comments

  1. Hannah says

    I must say….those potatoes look rather tasty!! We haven’t had many meals at Hollywood Studios with Epcot and the Boardwalk being so close but those potatoes could draw me over.

  2. Essie says

    That # potato looks enormous to me! I’m very excited about the PizzeRizzo! I can’t wait to go there . Thanks, I enjoy your update articles!

  3. DwarfPlanet says

    Glad to see the construction is happening for Rizzo’s. I am really hoping they do it up right for theming inside.

  4. Jacky says

    I was there this past Sunday and Fairfax was serving turkey legs. They weren’t on the menu, but people where buying them left and right.

  5. Johnny says

    I guess it’s safe for me to come up for air now…? I have been in a very anxious state for a while now, over whether or not Muppet Vision 3D would have to be sacrificed for Star Wars land. But seeing as the new name for the restaurant in Muppet Courtyard will be “Muppet themed,” I can rest easy. I just hope the pizza will be decent N.Y. Style pizza and not the disgusting stuff you see elsewhere on property. I Never, EVER have pizza while at WDW. It would be nice to be able to grab a slice (or whole pie) while visiting MGM/DHS.

  6. KathyC says

    I think the Muppets are safe now too after the news of this restaurant. The Muppets are great and I think have a lot of staying power. The Muppets Take Manhattan is one of my favorite movies. I’m a fan of the Disney flatbread but would just love a good slice of real pizza.

  7. Joe says

    I still think a Swedish Chef themed restaurant would’ve been much better. Especially since Disney Pizza is horrid with the exception of Via Napoli & Wolfgang Puck Express.

  8. Patricia C says

    Those potatoes looks incredible….can’t wait to try them along with that hard root beer float! 27 days!!

  9. Stefanie says

    The potatoes do look good & seem to add more tasty options to HS when there haven’t been many for QS.

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