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Welcome back to another edition of Walt Disney World Dining for $37 a Day, where we tour the greatest theme parks on Earth while dining on a budget. Previously, we discussed Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the Magic Kingdom.
Hollywood Studios: A land of movie magic! You can visit The Muppets & all your favorite Toy Story characters, cruise through a galaxy far, far away or even take a quick trip to The Twilight Zone. All these things and more, though not on an empty stomach. Let’s eat!
The Trolley Car Café
The Trolley Car Café is Hollywood Studios’ Starbucks location. Of course, they have all of your favorite coffee selections but you’ll only find this glorious treat at this dining spot: The famed Carrot Cake Cookie. A cookie? For breakfast? This is a carrot cake cookie. That means that somewhere in the cake-y goodness, surrounded by sweet cream cheese frosting, there’s carrot. That makes the Carrot Cake Cookie as close to a vegetable as any treat I’ve ever seen. Vegetables are good for you. Trust me.
Carrot Cake Cookie: $3.99
Woody’s Lunch Box
For our mid-day meal, we will shrink to the size of a toy and join Andy and all the gang in Toy Story Land for some backyard fun while we dine at Hollywood Studios’ newest eatery: Woody’s Lunch Box. The BBQ Brisket Melt is a big, meaty, BBQ grilled cheese sandwich. Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses with smoked sliced brisket, BBQ sauce and some pickles for good measure. This is served with either tomato-basil soup, macaroni salad or potato barrels. Let’s pick potato barrels this time because we are doubling-down the cheesy goodness with a size of cheese sauce to dunk them in.
BBQ Brisket Melt: $12.99
Side of Cheese Sauce: $1.00
Come to The Dark Side. We have…waffles?
For our evening meal, we are going to battle The Dark Side of hunger with Dark Side Chicken and Waffles at Backlot Express. With this meal, you’ll get a pile of Disney’s famous chicken nuggets and a pair of Darth Vader mini waffles. Served with a side of syrup!
*Pro Tip: Backlot Express is a dining location in which guests fill their own drinks (as opposed to a Cast Member filling them from behind the counter). You know what that means. FREE REFILLS!
Dark Side Chicken and Waffles: $11.49
For our final stop of the night, we are going to grab a treat from Tune-In Lounge. Ask nicely and you can absolutely get your Peanut Butter & Jelly Milk Shake to-go. It’s a fantastic frozen treat that’ll bring back memories of your lunchbox toting years. If you time it just right, you can enjoy your Peanut Butter & Jelly Milk Shake in time for Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular fireworks show!
Peanut Butter & Jelly Milk Shake: $7.00
We’ve finished another full day at a great Disney park with money to spare. Go ahead, get yourself a pressed penny-you deserve it!
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My first Disney experience was a day trip to Disneyland. Once I went down the rabbit hole with Alice, I've never wanted to come back! Since then, I've visited Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Florida, and Islands of Adventure.