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Backlot Express

“A Warehouse of Good Eating” is the motto at Backlot Express, which is decorated with movie memorabilia and props from classic Hollywood films.

Backlot Express offers classic counter service entrees: hot dogs, chicken nuggets, and cheeseburgers, as well as several healthier options. Seating for this quick service restaurant is plentiful with shelter from the sun and inclement weather via a large overhead warehouse roof. Vegetarians can enjoy the grilled vegetable sandwich, while children have the choice of chicken nuggets, grilled vegetable sandwich, PB&J, or a power pack lunch.

The large palm trees, movie props, and theming makes guests feel like they are in a real Hollywood backlot ready for their close-up! Backlot Express is located closest to Star Tours and the Epic Stunt Theater (or the ‘Indiana Jones Stunt Show’ as some may call it).

Service: Counter Service

Type of Food: American

Location: Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney Dining Plan: Yes, Counter Service Credit & Snack items

Tables in Wonderland: No

Menu:
Official Disney Menu

Allears.net:
Backlot Express Menu

Counter service staples like cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets, and hot dogs. Sandwiches include a grilled vegetable sandwich featuring mushrooms, red peppers, zucchini, tomato, watercress, and cheese on a toasted roll; or a grilled turkey and cheese topped with arugula and red peppers. For dessert, choose from marble cheesecake or strawberry parfait. Children are offered chicken nuggets, grilled vegetable sandwich, or peanut butter and jelly sandwich with the choice of two sides. A variety of beers, soft drinks, and hot beverages are also on the menu.

Reviews:
Guest Review – Theme Park Throw Down: Counter Service
Disney Food Blog Review: Backlot Express at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Now with New Menu AND Buffalo Nuggets!)
Guest Review: Darth Vader Cupcake at Star Wars Weekends in Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Snack Series: Desserts from Backlot Express

Important Info:

  • Because of its location and large seating capacity, Backlot Express is popular and can get quite busy during peak meal times.
  • Take time to stroll around and look at all of the props in the different backlot rooms — many have been used in real films!

Famous Dishes: Double cheeseburger, grilled turkey and cheese, hot dog

Disney Food Blog Posts Mentioning Backlot Express

  • Review: Frozen Summer Fun and Food at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
  • Snack Series: Blueberry Cupcake with Lemon Cream Cheese Icing at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Snack Series: Desserts from Backlot Express
  • Review: 4th of July “Limited Time Magic” Treats in Walt Disney World
  • New! Strawberry and Cream Cupcake Debuts at Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Guest Review: Darth Vader Cupcake at Star Wars Weekends in Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  • Disney Food Post Round-Up: September 9, 2012
  • Review: Backlot Express at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Now with New Menu AND Buffalo Nuggets!)
  • Reader Favorites: Best Walt Disney World Counter Service Restaurants
  • Star Wars Weekends Darth Vader Cupcake and Other Specialty Foods

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