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. [Read more…]

First Look and Review: BaseLine Tap House Opens in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Welcome to the new Grand Avenue in Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

This is where you’ll find BaseLine Tap House — the new lounge (as in, just opened TODAY!) located in what was formerly known as The Writer’s Stop. In fact, the Grand Avenue area is a portion of the park that once celebrated the architecture and culture of New York City and San Francisco — by way of posing as movie sets for both — when it was known as the Streets of America.

Grand Avenue, however, is a nod to Los Angeles, California. And BaseLine Tap House plays its part in the scene by offering California beers, cider and wine, along with specialty cocktails and a small bites menu.

So, as the song goes… California, here we come!

BaseLine Tap House

BaseLine Tap House

Let’s check it out!

Atmosphere

Aah, it’s good to see some life just around the corner from Sci-Fi Dine In Restaurant again… [Read more…]

Disney Food Post Round-Up: September 10, 2017

We’re bringing you a food news round-up today, but our thoughts are with our co-workers, friends, and readers who are in the path of Hurricane Irma.

Hurricane Irma map September 10

Hurricane Irma map September 10

The Walt Disney World Resort is closed today and tomorrow due to Hurricane Irma. All theme parks, water parks, Disney Springs, and the ESPN Wide World of Sports closed last night and will remain closed tomorrow.

We are also seeing reports that guests are being told that resort hotel dining will be available until 3 p.m. today and a curfew will be imposed beginning at 7 p.m. tonight.

We’ll continue to keep you all updated with Hurricane Irma information as we get it.

We have a lot to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in…

Disney Food News

Check out all the latest Disney Food News — even the stuff we don’t mention in posts on the blog! — on our Disney Food News Pin Board, including menu updates, restaurant closures, special events, and more! We’ve got all the latest for you, so check it out before you go.

New DFB Video

Have you subscribed to the DFB YouTube Channel? We’ve got great content going up twice a week showcasing our adventures in Disney World and Disneyland! This week, we’re talking about Where to Find the Best Milkshakes! Check it out below — and subscribe here.

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Photos: BaseLine Tap House Construction Shots in Disney’s Hollywood Studios

We got an unexpected look at the construction of BaseLine Tap House in Disney’s Hollywood Studios today. The construction walls, which normally hide this very un-magical work from guest view, were down, presumably due to the approaching hurricane.

BaseLine Tap House — which will serve beer, wine, and appetizers — will reside on Grand Avenue, a new-ish area that’s designed to capture “the spirit of Downtown Los Angeles.” We say new-ish because it’ll mostly be located in the remnants of Streets of America.

BaseLine Tap House Logo and Signage

BaseLine Tap House Logo and Signage

Let’s take a look! So far there’s lots of stylized fencing and lamp posts.

Wrought iron fencing and light post work

Wrought iron fencing and light post work

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News: Hollywood Studios Grand Avenue and Grand Park Details

A few weeks ago, we received the news that BaseLine Tap House will be opening this fall in Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

©Disney

©Disney

This new spot will serve up California beers, wines, and ciders along with a few small bites in what will be the Grand Avenue section of the park. And the offerings are fitting since Grand Avenue will be a celebration of downtown Los Angeles, complete with facades representing retail locations such as a music shop, loft apartments, and a tailor, among others.

Of course, this will bring to mind the shop and restaurant facades that previously made up this section of the park when it was known as the Streets of America. [Read more…]

News: BaseLine Tap House and Grand Avenue Opening This Fall in Hollywood Studios

What? ANOTHER new Hollywood Studios main drag? Welcome GRAND AVENUE!!

We have LOTS to look forward to at Hollywood Studios, with Toy Story Land opening in 2018 and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge (that’s the official name for Star Wars Land!) in 2019. But let’s face it… we’ve got some time to wait for those big, new adventures at the moment.

Toy Story Land Construction Walls

Toy Story Land Construction Walls

So it may be good to know that we have something new to look forward to much closer on the horizon: this fall, the new Grand Avenue area — celebrating “the spirit of present-day Downtown Los Angeles” — is coming to Hollywood Studios!

The area (essentially what remains of the former Streets of America) will showcase vintage office buildings and warehouses in representation of different parts of LA. And the new BaseLine Tap House will be a big part of the scene! [Read more…]