Disney's Hollywood Studios recently underwent a name change. In 2008 this park made the switch from being called Disney's MGM Studios. The name change took place to symbolize that the park has grown from simply representing the 'golden age' of movies to a celebration of music, television, movies, and theater entertainment.
Opened in 1989, the theme of this park is show business, particularly Hollywood of the 1930s and 1940s. Taking up 135 acres, this park is represented by the Sorcerer's hat from the film Fantasia.
This park consists of 6 themed areas:
- Hollywood Boulevard
- Echo Lake
- Streets of America
- Animation Courtyard
- Pixar Place
- Sunset Boulevard
This restaurant is included in the Disney dining plan and opens at 11am. Located near the Chinese Theater, it serves burgers, wraps, asian salad, cuban sandwiches, and assorted desserts. Posters honoring the entertainment industry decorate this restaurant and never-ending ads of ABC shows are broadcasted on television sets.
This restaurant is designed to model old craft shops on studio backlots; a paint shop, stunt hall, sculpture shop, and model shop. Burgers, hotdogs, and a wide variety of drinks are available here. This is featured on the Disney dining plan and typically opens at 11:30am.
This small ice cream shop is located on Sunset Boulevard and is not featured on the Disney dining plan. Opening at noon, this location serves an assortment of ice cream flavors as well as a brownie sundae, apple pie ala mode, and an ice cream cookie sandwich.
Located on Sunset Boulevard, this restaurant opens at 9am and is on the Disney dining plan. Half chickens, ribs, beef brisket, and cake is served here.
Dinosaur Gertie's Ice-cream
This small location is exactly what is sounds like, an ice-cream shop. Shaped like a Brontosaurus, this location is not on the Disney dining plan.
Min and Bill's Dockside Diner
This restaurant opens at 10:30am and is not included in the Disney dining plan. Shakes, stuffed pretzels, chips, and an assortment of drinks makes up the menu.
Starring Rolls Cafe
Located on Sunset Boulevard, this restaurant is included on the Disney dining plan and is open from 9am-4pm. Food that is served includes sandwiches, salads, and an assortment of drinks (including wine).
Studio Catering Co.
This restaurant is open from 11:30 am to 5:30 pm and is included in the Disney dining plan. The menu consists of gyros, beans and rice, lamb, greek salad, cake, and pb&j sandwiches. There is also a full bar attached.
Sunset Ranch Market
Located on Sunset Boulevard, this 'market' is made up of multiple food stands, all with outdoor seating. Stands include Catalina Eddie's, Anaheim Produce, Fairfax Fries, Hollywood Scoops, Toluca Legs Turkey Co., and Rosie's All-American Cafe. The menu is full of fruit cups, fruit and vegetables, burgers, turkey legs, assorted drinks, and pretzels with cheese.
This restaurant was modeled after the infamous location from Toy Story. This indoor and outdoor restaurant also houses an arcade, just like in the movie. It is important for guests to note that because of the arcade, it tends to get rather loud inside. Counter service is available for those who choose to eat indoors and is included on the Disney dining plan. Hours of operation tend to be 11am-8:30pm and food served includes pizza, salad, cookies, juice, and soft drinks.