What’s New at Disney’s Hollywood Studios: March 14, 2018

What’s up, Disney pals? Today we’re excited to bring you What’s New at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. And we’ve got photos of all that great Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge merchandise!

Welcome to Disney's Hollywood Studios!

Welcome to Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

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DFB Video: How to OUTSMART the Crowds in Disney World

Hey, friends! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re giving you the best tips on how to OUTSMART the crowds in Disney World!

Pandora's Opening Week Lines in Animal Kingdom

Pandora’s Opening Week Lines in Animal Kingdom

Disney World is full of magic, fun attractions, great places to eat, super fun Resorts and… plenty of people ;) ! So today we’re hoping to help you navigate through the crowds so you can make the most of your riding, shopping, and dining time! Our tips include some things you can take care of in advance as well as tips for when you’re in the parks. So be sure to store up some energy to help you get through those crowds while watching our latest DFB YouTube video! [Read more…]

Hollywood Studios Club 33 Location at Disney World Confirmed

Recently, a not-so-mysterious doorbell made an appearance in the American Adventure Pavilion in Epcot. And now? A similar — yet different — doorbell has been spotted behind The Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Hollywood Studios Doorbell Next to Elevator

Hollywood Studios Doorbell Next to Elevator

This one is at the elevator that likely leads up to the old Catwalk Bar above Brown Derby!

Why do I say “not-so-mysterious”? Because in 2017 Disney confirmed that four Club 33 lounges would be opening in Disney World. Club 33 is known — and even legendary — for being an exclusive, members-only club with its first, and most iconic, location in Disneyland. Designed by none other than Walt Disney himself, the restaurant was made to entertain friends and VIPs. These days, entrance is gained by a hefty initial membership fee in addition to annual dues.

Whether you’ve been able to pass through the Club 33 doors in Disneyland or not, you may have noticed its famous doorbell by which members announce their arrival to Club 33.

And it appears that each location in Disney World will receive similar doorbell treatment… though with an added feature. 

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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Construction Flyover Video!

Excited for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge to open in Disney World and Disneyland in 2019? Wondering what’s going on behind all of those construction walls? Yep — we are, too!!

Well, we’ve got a sneak peek for you! Disney Parks has released some awesome drone footage of Galaxy’s Edge and it’s looking incredibly impressive!

Galaxy's Edge Construction in Disneyland

Galaxy’s Edge Construction in Disneyland

Click the play button below to watch the full flyover video of Galaxy’s Edge!

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DFB Video: Walt Disney World Trip Hacks

Hello, there! We’re back with another DFB Video for your day, and we’re sharing some Walt Disney World trip hacks!

Are you getting ready to goof around with this guy?

Are you getting ready to goof around with this guy?

When you’re traveling to Walt Disney World, there is a LOT to consider. Things that immediately spring to mind are reserving Advance Dining Reservations for your top restaurant picks and FastPasses for your must-ride attractions, and booking your preferred Resort. But today we’re taking on the full gamut from the earliest stages of trip planning, to packing, and to getting around once you and your family are in the parks at long last! (And, yes, we’ve got a few food hacks for you, too!) [Read more…]

The Best Thing I Ate All Week in Disney World Was At Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge.

Brown Derby Lounge is a terrific place to dine if you’re looking for a little Hollywood Flair at Disney’s Hollywood Studios — and the best part is that there’s no ADR required!

That’s right! You can saunter up to Brown Derby Lounge on a whim and experience the understated elegance and tasty menu that so many have lauded in the Brown Derby Restaurant proper.

We’ve enjoyed our visits here, where Margarita and Martini Flights rule and you almost can’t go wrong with the menu of Brown Derby Restaurant-approved eats. And with outdoor seating on Hollywood Boulevard, it’s a great place for people watching!

During a recent visit to the World, I dropped in for a few plates of food — and left having eaten the best thing I ate in my entire visit! I love being surprised by awesome food — even more so when it’s served in such a great location!

Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge Bar

Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge Bar

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Mickey Mouse Cake Pop = Always Awesome!

We love snacks. From Dole Whips to French Fries with Pulled Pork and Cheese, we’ve eaten them all! Multiple times!

Dole Whip at Aloha Isle

Dole Whip at Aloha Isle

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DFB Video: How to Survive Disney World Weather (and Hurricane Season)

Hey Guys! We’re back with another DFB Video today, and we’re sharing some tips on surviving the weather in Disney World!

Rainy day Duffy

Rainy day Duffy

Walt Disney World is truly magical. But sometimes the weather just… isn’t. Because the Sunshine State isn’t just sun-shiny. It can also be humid, rainy, and — believe it or not — even cold depending on when you visit. And what about the possibility of a hurricane? We’re talking through all these scenarios, and giving you some tips on how you can be prepared for just about anything weather-wise in Orlando! [Read more…]

DFB Video: Disney World Cupcake Challenge

It’s a brand new week! And we’re back to start it off with another DFB Video today, where we’re asking if YOU are ready to take on the Disney World Cupcake Challenge!

Belle Cupcake from Big Top Treats in Magic Kingdom

Belle Cupcake from Big Top Treats in Magic Kingdom

Here at the DFB, we’ve been talking about our favorite cupcakes for years… and today we’re celebrating our current favorites with our Disney World Cupcake Challenge! This challenge takes you through all four Parks and some Disney Resorts, to boot, with a grand total of fourteen on the official challenge. But there are so many awesome cupcakes to enjoy that we’ve even got a few bonus ‘cakes on the list. We’ve done all the footwork in finding them, so all you have to do is decide if you’re up for the Challenge! [Read more…]

What’s New at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney World Resorts: February 17, 2018

We just learned that Toy Story Land at Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be opening on June 30 — but in the meantime, we’ve searched out What’s New NOW at Hollywood Studios (and nearby Art of Animation and Pop Century Resorts!). Let’s gooooooo!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Menus and Eats

At pop-up bars around the park, guests can order two new seasonal drinks. Baby Blues is comprised of Tito’s Handmade Vodka (SHOUTOUT AUSTIN, TX!), Bacardi Superior Rum, Tanqueray Gin, Blue Curacao, Sweet-and-Sour, and Sprite! And you get a glow cube, of course.

Green Screen is Absolut Pears Vodka, Midori, Pineapple Juice, and Sprite (again with a glow cube!).

(Anyone else as disturbed as I am on the pricing of these?)

Pop Up Bars Seasonal Drinks

Pop Up Bars Seasonal Drinks

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