Welcome back, DFB friends! We’re here with another What’s New at Hollywood Studios!
And, we’ve got plenty of updates to share with you! So, what are you waiting for?
Hollywood Studios Food Updates
If you’re craving something sweet during your day in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, you can pop over to the Trolley Car Cafe to sip on the Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino. The Starbucks drinks is mixed up with funnel cake-flavored syrup and strawberry purée that’s PERFECT for your theme park trip!
The Frappuccino is more of a dessert than a coffee drink as the funnel cake flavor is prominent while the coffee is practically nonexistent. Still, you can add an extra shot of espresso to cut down on the sweetness and add an extra boost of caffeine!
You can pick up the Strawberry Funnel Cake Frappuccino for $5.79 at Trolley Car Cafe or any other Starbucks in Disney World and beyond!
Pretzel Palooza Cart
After we rocked out with the band members from Aerosmith at Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster, we were SO hyped to see that the Pretzel Palooza cart reopened in the area! Even though you can find sodas and beers on the menu, it’s a hot spot for Disney’s amazing pretzels. And, one of our all-time favorites has officially returned!
The Cheddar-Jalapeño Pretzel is BACK again as one of the best savory snacks you can find in Disney World. PERIOD. The spiciness from the jalapeños isn’t too strong, but there is a TON of cheese to go along with the soft pretzel dough.
It’s definitely a shareable snack or filling enough to count as your lunch for $7.25. Buuut, if you’re looking for a more hearty lunch…
…you might want to head to the newly reopened Fairfax Fare! The quick-service restaurant reopened in Disney’s Hollywood Studios with a brand new menu, filled with awesome hot dogs. The menu here has evolved a LOT over the years with everything from tex-mex to barbecue, but this is a nice change.
Although the updated menus weren’t put up at the restaurant when it first reopened, we noticed that the new menu items were finally featured at Fairfax Fare when we passed by.
Welcome back, old friend!
Hollywood Brown Derby
We LOVE visiting the Hollywood Brown Derby for a drink or two and one of those AMAZING Cobb Salads. But, there are a few new additions to the entrée and dessert portions of the menu! You can try the Halibut Veronique or the Wild Mushroom Risotto…
…before indulging in the new “Decadent” Flourless Chocolate Mocha Cake, an updated version of the peppermint treat that was there previously!
We’re already making our next reservation for a mini feast at the Brown Derby when we’re in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and will be back with our review SOON!
Hollywood Studios Merchandise Updates
We know you love The Goofy Movie series with hit music from Powerline and the X-Games where Goofy shows off. But, you also might remember that Goofy graduates from college in the sequel film! So, the Dark Room is carrying a special 2021 pin for all you graduates out there!
Max looks thrilled to con-grad-ulate his dad on his awesome achievement! And, we’re sending a HUGE congrats to you too!
There are SO many small details in the expansive universe that is Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. And, we spotted a small friend just hanging around near the Toydarian Toymaker stall!
One of the Shoulder Porgs was just hanging about, greeting guests as they waltzed through the market area. We couldn’t help but wonder if we felt dizzy hanging upside down for so long!
We let him know if he needed an actual shoulder to lean on, that we had his back! 😉
Close by at the Droid Depot, we found a whole line-up of NEW merchandise on the shelves! We spotted shirts designed with our favorite droids in a navy blue color…
…and a teal color for $39.99 each!
You could also find the matching jacket featuring BOTH colors on the design…
…with the Droid Depot’s logo on the sleeve for $54.99.
If you’re looking to accessorize with your outfit, the Droid Depot Wallet is the perfect thing to tote around your credits in Galaxy’s Edge…
…as it actually lights up for an extra special feature!
There’s plenty of space inside too, so you can keep everything you need in there for $39.99.
You can also add the finishing touches to your outfit with the Droid Depot Bow for $14.99…
…and the Droid Depot Backpack for $74.99!
But, that’s not ALL the Star Wars merchandise we spotted!
Dok Ondar’s Den of Antiquities
Sometimes we just find merchandise in the parks that really make us excited. And, the NEW Rey Legacy Lightsaber Hilt was making us feel the balance in the Force this week! Over at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, you can find the hilt from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in the case.
At the end of the film, Rey buries Leia and Luke’s lightsabers together before she reveals her own new lightsaber. The hilt appears to be made from her scavenger parts from her time on Jakku with cloth wrappings around the center.
And, you can officially become “The Last Jedi” when you take home the Rey Lightsaber hilt for $139.99 in Disney’s Hollywood Studios!
Hollywood Studios Construction Updates
After months of delays, Marvel’s Black Widow prequel film will FINALLY be debuting on July 9th. Ahead of the movie’s premiere, we noticed that a poster for Black Widow has replaced the previous Soul poster in the parking lot!
Even though the poster definitely has us extra excited for the new film, you can begin counting down the days for yourself until Black Widow is released on Disney+ (as part of a premium offering) AND in theaters.
Tower of Terror
We noticed recently that the Hollywood Tower Hotel was looking a bit different than usual with flags that were windblown and twisted around the poles from one of Florida’s regular storms. But, they were fixed and looking as great as ever at the Tower of Terror during our recent visit!
When’s the next time you’re dropping by?
Hollywood Studios Entertainment Updates
Hollywood Brown Derby
After our trip to see the new menu at the Hollywood Brown Derby, we also spotted Chip ‘N Dale hanging out in the lawn area across from the lounge in the afternoon!
What cuties, right? Since then, we’ve spotted these two (and Daisy and Donald!) on the balcony near the entrance to the park as well!
Hollywood Studios Crowd Updates
It was a busy week in Disney’s Hollywood Studios when we were visiting! The lower wait times we saw were at Alien Swirling Saucers at 30 minutes…
…and Toy Story Mania at 35 minutes, which both had longer queues than we usually see at the attractions.
Right after Rock ‘N’ Roller Coaster opened for the day, the wait time already hopped up to 30 minutes and continued to grow.
Plus, we also saw high waits close by at the Tower of Terror at 55 minutes…
…and the Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run nearby at 50 minutes.
Well, that’s all for What’s New at Hollywood Studios! We’ll catch you next time for more updates. And, if you have any questions about your upcoming Disney trip, let us know so we can help you find the answers!
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