Oh, could it be?!? Has the Writer’s Stop been given a second chance?!
If you follow Disney news, you’ll likely recall the announcement that the Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show attraction will give its final performances on April 2nd in order to make way for construction of the future Toy Story and Star Wars Lands at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
It was subsequently announced that some of the eateries in the same Streets of America section of the park where the attraction is housed would be closing along with it as well. These include Studio Catering Co. and High Octane Refreshments as well as my much-beloved Writer’s Stop.
Home of the famous Carrot Cake Cookie, I also loved Writer’s Stop as an often quiet respite from a busy park. So, though it wasn’t exactly a surprise when its closure was announced, I — like many other like-minded fans — was saddened by the thought.
But it’s possible that there is some VERY good news! According to the folks at wdwmagic.com, Writer’s Stop may remain open for “a limited time” beyond April 2nd!
Changes, however, may still be in the works, as they also shared that the menu will be revamped a bit. While still serving their usual coffee and bakery treats (which would include, we would hope, the Carrot Cake Cookie), it seems charcuterie and a cheese plate will be up for grabs, as well as alcoholic beverages.
Pretzels may also make the cut. And while that may sound like small news compared to the other additions, it’s quite welcome considering that we don’t know if the Pretzel Garden will find another home in the Studios after April 2nd.
There may be more to the story yet, though… wdwnt.com is also reporting that Writer’s Stop will remain open for a time after April 2nd. However, they anticipate that it will serve as more of a lounge for guests waiting for their tables at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant.
Will Writer’s Stop, then, only be available for guests with an Advance Dining Reservation at Sci-Fi? Or will a portion of it remain available for folks coming in and out in hopes of snagging one last look at the classic location before the limited-time run is over? With April 3rd fast approaching, the answers should come to light soon.
Either way, there are LOTS of changes in the works, my friends! But hopefully we’ll at least be able to enjoy the special spot that is the Writer’s Stop in some shape or form for at least a little while longer. We’ll see… .