Welcome back to the continuing saga of Walt Disney World’s recent roll-out of Annual Passholder Advance FastPass+ privileges to the general public. As explained in our last episode, all WDW annual passholders should now be able to make up to 7 days of FastPass+ reservations within the next 30 days through the My Disney Experience website and apps. Last time, we looked at how I set up my first week of FastPass+ selections, and saw how my first intinerary turned out at Epcot (TLDR: not perfect, but pretty good).
For this followup, follow me to Walt Disney World two least-popular parks for examples of how advance FastPass+ may (or may not) work to your advantage at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios FastPass+
Much like my day at Epcot, I arrived at the Disney’s Hollywood Studios parking lot a little after 1:00 p.m.
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I love a good meal, and it appears that I will have a brand new location for getting a quick and delicious bite at Disney’s Hollywood Studios! A brand new lounge area is opening up on the patio of The Hollywood Brown Derby. Dining at the Lounge will be on a first come, first served basis, so no Advanced Dining Reservations will be accepted.
The menu consists of small bites. These include options like Artisinal Cheeses, Brown Derby Sliders, Duck Confit Tacos, Prince Edward Island Mussels, Charcuterie Board for two, and Brown Derby Shrimp Cocktail. Beverages will include beers, wines, and cocktails. Guests may also order from the full Brown Derby menu, upon request.
The Disney Dining Plan will not be accepted here; however, the Tables in Wonderland card will.
The Lounge is scheduled to be open Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. The lounge officially opens on Wednesday, October 30.
The restaurant is based off The Brown Derby, a longstanding Hollywood landmark in California that is famous for the creation of the Cobb Salad.