May 25, 2012

Hollywood Studios - get ready for glitz

As a quick aside, I am a big fan of all things retro, so Hollywood Studios appeals to my inner retro-phile.  It's a smaller park so it's very manageable for walking.  And don't even get me started on the bakery there - it's incredible!  Read more about that in keyboard almost shorted out from drool.

Ok, back to the park.  This park is heavy in attractions versus true rides.  There are a lot of shows and self-paced areas to enjoy, like the Honey I Shrunk the Kids playground and the Magic of Disney Animation areas.  There are quite a few full-service restaurants of really fun themes.  The food here is definitely better than most parks.

Pam: Toy Story Midway Mania is my favorite ride in all of the parks.  I love that ride!

Christine: I'm a big fan of the Tower of Terror for a few reasons - it appeals to my love of all things retro and the cast members always do an incredible job with their spooky roles.  I also really like The Great Movie ride in a makeshift Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Rock 'n Roller Coaster which features some great tunes from a little band called Aerosmith. 

P: I love the 50's Prime Time Cafe, where I usually have a Caesar Salad followed by an ice cream sundae with extra whipped cream!  For a quick meal, the Backlot Express is also quite good.  They have nice salads and some veggie sandwiches.
C: Ok, time for business.  Let's talk bakeries, shall we?  I'm often disappointed by the lack of truly good desserts in the parks.  Sure you can get a soft-serve cone or a chocolate chip cookie, but I'm talking about a real dessert here, folks.  At Starring Roles cafe, there are amazing cupcakes and treats.  I had a chocolate peanut butter cupcake there a few years ago that was to die for! 

C: I like Mickey's of Hollywood which is on the main street when you enter the park.
P: Oh yea, we love Mickey's of Hollywood!  It's a Wonderful Shop is great too - it's a shop that's totally focused on Disney Christmas paraphernalia and since I love Disney and Christmas, it's perfect for me!



  1. @Running with Sass- thanks, Heather! Hope to see you in Disney for one of these awesome races :)