Hollywood Brown Derby
Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Brown Derby is a replica of the original restaurant baring the same name. In both likenesses you will find caricatures of famous actors and actresses from stage and screen. In recent years I have felt like the park has been loosing its old Hollywood glory and is instead moving into being a bigger contender for the Universal Studios genre of theme park. While a lot of people probably appreciate this and were happy about the changes, I liked the golden age of Hollywood feel of the park. I miss the Stars and Motorcars Parade and The Great Movie Ride is my favorite in the park. It is at Brown Derby that I find myself reminded of the parks former feel- and I love it!
The food here is superior- well worth two table service credits on the Disney Dining Plan- and the service is wonderful as well. You can expect to find lamb, duck, roasted chicken, and rib selections here as well as great vegetarian choices like the wok-fried coconut tofu noodle bowl. Appetizers and desserts don’t disappoint either- my favorite on property dessert can be found here: Banana White Chocolate Toffee Tower on Cocoa-Almond Cookie and Bananas Foster! Yum!
Hollywood Brown Derby is the only signature restaurant located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios and it books up fast for dinner so either try for an early meal time or call at your 180 day mark to guarantee a table! Also worth noting is that the restaurant participates in the Fantasmic Dining Package as well as offers the Dine with an Imagineer a couple nights a week!
Melissa has created Chip & Company’s ‘Guide to Walt Disney World: Restaurant & Snack Options’ posts as well as chronicling her Disney baking (and cooking) exploits In the Kitchen. She also writes original articles about her experiences visiting Walt Disney World and finding Disney magic in her home state of New York. Melissa is a World History teacher and you can find her on tumblr. Oh & you should probably know she believes in fairytales.