What’s NEW At Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Grand Avenue, New Starbucks Mugs, Coco Cupcakes, and MORE

Hooray for HOLLYWOOD! Hollywood Studios, that is!

Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios

We took a stroll around the park recently and were surprised with a ton of new fun finds, from big to small! And we’re starting at the brand newest of them all. Welcome to…

Grand Avenue

You already know that BaseLine Tap House made its debut at the very end of September.

BaseLine Tap House

BaseLine Tap House

It’s housed at the top of the brand new Grand Avenue area of the park, which is now open to all guests.

Grand Avenue

Grand Avenue

Much like the Streets of America that came before it, Grand Avenue is made up of shop facades featuring windows where it’s all in the details.

Grand Avenue

728 Grand Avenue

At 728 Grand Avenue, Angeleno Alterations stitches up garments for the ladies and gents.

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Angeleno Alterations

Angeleno Alterations

Angeleno Alterations

And the Spring Flower Market has been “Blooming Happiness since 1978.”

Spring

Spring Flower Market

Spring Flower Market

Spring Flower Market

But the Garcia Sisters have been serving Fine Foods even longer… since 1933!

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Mercado Garcia Sisters

And Luxury Units are now available at Grand Lofts.

Grand

Grand Lofts

I wouldn’t mind living in one of the luxury units here… especially once the nearby walls to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge come down in 2019!

Grand Avenue

Grand Avenue

New Starbucks Cups

Have you seen the new Animal Kingdom Starbucks Mickey Tumbler we found at Creature Comforts? Well, we told you there would be more to come, and indeed there is. Check out the Hollywood Studios Starbucks Mickey Tumbler at the Studios Starbucks location, The Trolley Car Cafe!

Hollywood Studios Mickey Starbucks Tumbler

Hollywood Studios Mickey Starbucks Tumbler

The Tumbler Mickeys are made up of park icons, attractions, and even visual patterns that capture so much of each park. And, just like at Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios has its own new design for the “You Are Here” Mug.

New "You Are Here" Hollywood Studios Mug

New “You Are Here” Hollywood Studios Mug

New "You Are Here" Hollywood Studios Mug

New “You Are Here” Hollywood Studios Mug

New "You Are Here" Hollywood Studios Mug

New “You Are Here” Hollywood Studios Mug

But The Trolley Car has something we haven’t seen at the other in-parks Starbucks locations… yet. It has its very own specialty drink: The Golden Age!

The Golden Age

The Golden Age

This Chai made with Toffee Nut Syrup can be made iced, hot, or as a Frappucino.

Echo Lake Refurbishment

The refurbishment of Echo Lake continues, as the lake surrounded by spots like Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner has been completely drained.

Echo Lake Refurishment

Echo Lake Refurishment

Once the refurbishment is complete, it won’t only be water coming back to the lake. Gertie herself — of Dinosaur Gertie’s Ice Cream of Extinction — will be dawning a brand new accessory — a Santa Hat!

Echo Lake Refurishment

Echo Lake Refurishment

You see, Echo Lake should be all set just in time for the Holidays to roll around, which — as far as Hollywood Studios is concerned — is November 9th! That marks the return of the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! Holiday Spectacular, as well as new holiday experiences debuting around the park.

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!

Sunset Seasons Greetings will bring SNOW to Sunset Boulevard, along with new decorations and a holiday projection show at the Hollywood Tower Hotel running throughout the evening.

Minnie’s Halloween Dine

But let’s not rush through fall just yet! Your place for Autumn Fun in Hollywood Studios is Hollywood & Vine.

Hollywood and Vine

Hollywood and Vine

That’s where Minnie’s Halloween Dine — featuring Minnie, Mickey, Daisy, Donald, and Goofy in their Halloween costumes — is in full swing!

Minnie's Halloween Dine

Minnie’s Halloween Dine

And remember, as of last month, Minnie’s Seasonal Dine is available during lunch as well as dinner! (Breakfast remains the Play ‘n Dine experience featuring Disney Junior Characters.)

Coco Cupcake

Counter Service locations around the park are serving the new and colorful Dulce de Leche Coco Cupcake, in celebration of the upcoming Pixar film. (I can’t wait for this one!)

Coco Cupcake

Coco Cupcake

Look for it in spots like The Trolley Car Cafe.

Fairfax Fare

Remember the Loaded Baked Potato at Fairfax Fare?

Fairfax Fare

Fairfax Fare

It’s been replaced by a 7-Layer Rice Bowl.

Fairfax Fare Menu

Fairfax Fare Menu

Cilantro rice, black beans, a corn medley, pico de gallo, sour cream, and cheddar cheese can be topped with your choice of pulled pork or grilled chicken.

Sangria Slushy

If you aren’t able to swing by Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs for one of their new Wine Slushies, you may want to stop by… Anaheim Produce, of all places!

Anaheim Produce

Anaheim Produce

They are serving up Sangria Slushies with Beso del Sol Sangria!

Sangria Slushy

Sangria Slushy

Woot!

BB-9E Krispy Treats

BB-9E — the First Order Droid we’ll get to know (and fear) when The Last Jedi is released — is featured on one of the redesigned prepackaged Star Wars Krispy Treats. (FYI — TICKETS ARE ON SALE FOR THE LAST JEDI!!! GET ON IT!!!)

BB-9E Krispy Treat

BB-9E Krispy Treat

You’ll find other refreshed Krispy Treat choices around the park, too.

New Star Wars Krispy Treats

New Star Wars Krispy Treats

ABC Commissary

Oh, my goodness, this is taking me back… Does anyone remember the days of Chicken Breast Strips, long before the arrival of Chicken Breast Nuggets in Disney World?

ABC  Commissary Menu

ABC Commissary Menu

Well, they’re back! In one location, anyway. Stop by ABC Commissary for some good ol’ Chicken Strips!

Chicken Breast Strips

Chicken Breast Strips

Check out the new Modern Family and Speechless displays while you’re there.

Modern Family

Modern Family

And remember this from Modern Family: “When life gives you lemonade, make lemons. Life will be all like, ‘What?!'” 

Speechless

Speechless

PizzeRizzo

At PizzeRizzo, there’s a new drink on the menu.

PizzeRizzo -- The City's Top Rated Pizza

PizzeRizzo — The City’s Top Rated Pizza

A Frozen Italian Margarita has replaced the Wild Berry Basil Limoncello.

PizzeRizzo Beverage Menu

PizzeRizzo Beverage Menu

Backlot Express

And just a small update from Backlot Express before we go…

Backlot Express

Backlot Express

The Royal Guard Burger from the Backlot’s Star Wars-themed menu is no longer served on a black bun.

Backlot Express Menu

Backlot Express Menu

New Royal Guard Burger

New Royal Guard Burger

Thanks for joining us! And now, as they say in Hollywood Studios…

Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios

Hollywood Studios

Goofy at Hollywood Studios

Goofy at Hollywood Studios

Jedi Training Academy

Jedi Training Academy

Hollywood Studios Streetmosphere

Hollywood Studios Streetmosphere

THAT’S A WRAP!

And by the way… if you’re wondering how ALL THE RESTAURANTS (and more!) rank on our list, check out this DFB Video on our YouTube Channel: Hollywood Studios Restaurants RANKED!

What are you most looking forward to on your next trip to Hollywood Studios? Please let us know with a comment!

Comments

  1. Essie says

    I like the new ‘You Are Here’ mugs, but not so much the tumblers. I’m really looking forward to seeing any new areas that have opened, and any holiday decor, whether it be Halloween or Christmas!

  2. Amy says

    The Golden Age is only served hot or as a Frappuccino® (which is spelled incorrectly in the article). It can be ordered iced, but the baristas do not recommend it. For best flavor profiles, stick to hot or Frappuccino®. :-)

  3. Mark says

    We were there yesterday after a fabulous F&W lunch at Tutto Gusto. Did like the Grand Avenue area. The over riding impression right now is, this is a construction site. How do they justify the $100 admission for day trippers?

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