When we plan for our day at Hollywood Studios, I always remember to plan our breakfast at Hollywood and Vine for our character breakfast with the gang from Disney Jr! What I don’t remember to do is plan for a cool dinner some place like 50’s Prime Time Café, The Hollywood Brown Derby, or the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant. Remember that these sort of dining options, they fill up fast and can be booked 180 days from your vacation.
We end up spending our day wondering around, riding our favorite rides, visiting with our favorite characters when it hits us…we are all starving and we don’t have Advanced Dining Reservations…what are we going to do? We hit up our favorite quick service counter restaurant: ABC Commissary. This is a great place to grab a quick bite of some traditional fast food with a little international twist and relax with a cold beer. The atmosphere at ABC Commissary heralds back to the art deco period of the 1920’s and 1930’s, while film posters complete the decor and previews of some of your favorite ABC shows play in the background. ABC Commissary is located on Commissary Lane next to the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant, and directly behind The American Idol Experience.
Meals here are under $15.00 and some Disney Dining Plans are accepted here.
Diva Tip: Always make sure to double check which restaurants accept your dining plan…plans change each year.
ABC Commissary opens at 10:30 AM and serves both lunch and dinner. There are Kosher and vegetarian options here as well as mouth-watering burgers, salmon, and shrimp.
I opted for the Couscous Quinoa and Arugula Salad. You can have this as is or topped with chicken or salmon. After a huge breakfast, and snacking throughout the day, I was ready for something light and refreshing. This totally fit the bill and was exactly what I was in the mood for.
Another reason that I love ABC Commissary is because I can order my youngest son (3 years old) a Mickey Check Meal- Power Pack Lunch. I think that this is one of the best options for young, picky eaters while at Disney. The Power Pack Lunch includes a yogurt, apple slices, carrots, Goldfish Crackers, an apple/cinnamon granola bar and a choice of a milk or small water. I love that everything is individually wrapped, and that I can pop the left overs into our backpack for him to finish later in the day. I hated shelling out money for a meal for my Disney Baby when I knew he wouldn’t finish it, and who wants to carry half eaten chicken nuggets all over the park for the rest of the day? I sure don’t.
Dive Tip: If you stop by right before peak lunch or dinner hours, you will find an almost empty place to escape the heat. We had a party of 7, and found three small tables next to each other were perfect for our party.
What do you do for dinner when you don’t have an ADR?