Irresistible? You Bet! The Butterfinger Cupcakes Win … Again!

Way to go, Starring Rolls!  You are still the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Hollywood Studios Quick Service!  It won this “prize” in 2014, too, my friends.

Folks, it’s just too hard to pass by a Butterfinger Cupcake, isn’t it?  I mean, look at it!


Let me tell you, if you haven’t had one yet, you should.  It’s the decadent “cupcake cousin” of the long-time popular candy bar, and it’s delicious!

As for the remainder of Hollywood’s Quick Service options, you’d recommend them to family and friends in this order – the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Top 5 Hollywood Studios Quick Services!

  1. Starring Rolls Cafe
  2. Backlot Express
  3. ABC Commissary
  4. Fairfax Fare
  5. Rosie’s All-American Café

Great work, everyone!  At some point in the future, we’re going discuss Hollywood’s Quick Services again, though.

Why, you ask?  Well, the comments I saw over the past two days suggest that they are all candidates for our “Rehabilitate or Eliminate” feature!

Hey!  Maybe its time we took it into our own hands and improved dining at the Studios for Disney!

Your FAVORITE Hollywood Studios Quick Service? VOTE!

Good morning, my friends!  Welcome back to All in WDW!  Are you ready to hit the polls?  Once again, it’s time to vote!

How could I take all of that time last weekend to stroll past Sunset Boulevard’s Quick Services and leave some of them “un-visited”?  Which did I miss, you ask?

Well, we haven’t dropped by Anaheim Produce as yet.  I know.  Fruit.  Wouldn’t hand-dipped ice cream be more enticing?  However, we’ve neglected Hollywood Scoops as well!


Apple Crisp a la Mode, anyone?  A Brownie Sundae, perhaps?  Yum!  Back to the “tour”, though.  To this point, we’ve visited …

Toluca Legs Turkey Co.

Rosie’s All-American Café

Catalina Eddie’s

Fairfax Fare

Min & Bill’s Dockside Diner

Backlot Express Restaurant

The Trolley Car Café!

If you missed them earlier, please click the links above to view their menus.  You might just need that information in a few, brief moments!

Folks, welcome to the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Hollywood Studios Quick Service poll!  Below, I present you with twelve options.  Everything Hollywood has to offer!

Your job, today, is to select your Top 3 choices.  Yes.  That’s right.  You can select THREE of these Quick Service venues.  When all is said and done, ONE of them will “reign” supreme!

Straightforward enough, eh?  Will it burgers or pizza?  Will it be barbecue or bakery?  Only YOU know, my friends, so VOTE!

The All in WDW Readers’ Top 5 Disney’s Hollywood Studios Quick Service Restaurants!

Good morning, my friends!  Back to business.  I owe you an All in WDW Readers’ Top 5 Disney’s Hollywood Studios Quick Service Restaurants.

It’s an interesting story.  Well, I think it’s interesting, at least.  Why?  Well, I could give you a couple of Top 5’s, actually.  Huh?

Well, going into Monday’s finale, here were the Top 5 vote-getters from Rounds 1 and 2 …

  1. Starring Rolls Cafe
  2. ABC Commissary
  3. Fairfax Fare
  4. Pizza Planet Arcade
  5. Studio Catering Co.

Appropriate, yes?  Starring Rolls at the top.  Studio Catering Co. in the mix.  Not a bad Top 5.

The Whole Restaurant

Except, this is the point at which my method for sorting the voting groups together (which is pretty random, I promise) becomes important.

Do you remember Round 2?  Backlot Express squeezed past Studio Catering Co. by one vote in order to land in the final “battle”.  Do you see Backlot Express in the list above?

Of course, not.  Why?  Even with its eleven finale votes, Express merely tied Catering in overall vote totals for the entire competition!

Sour grapes?  No.  We’ve only been to Studio Catering Co. once.  It was a pretty good meal, but we’re not that fond of the place.

So, where does this leave us?  Taking Backlot Express into account, here is our official Top 5 Disney’s Hollywood Studios Quick Service Restaurants …

  1. Starring Rolls Cafe
  2. ABC Commissary
  3. Pizza Planet Arcade
  4. Backlot Express
  5. Fairfax Fare

So, tell me this, then.  Just what is so good about Backlot Express?  We’ve been to Studio Catering Co.  We enjoyed it.  But, have we been missing the mark?  Is Express the place to go?  Let us know!

Hey! Gimme’ My Butterfinger Cupcake!

Would it be surprising if I reminded you that Pizza Planet owned this competition last year?  Well, maybe “owned” is a strong word.  Check out 2013’s final tally …

  1. Pizza Planet – 19 votes
  2. Starring Rolls Cafe – 16
  3. ABC Commissary – 15
  4. Studios Catering Co. – 12

To me, and many others, Pizza’s slim victory came as a huge surprise.  After all, as much maligned as the Studio’s Quick Service options are in total, Starring Rolls and its delicious bakery usually get good “grades”.  How could they not have won?

In 2014, only Studio Catering Co. failed to return for this year’s “final dance”.  After being replaced by Backlot Express (by one meager vote in this past Monday’s Round 2!), Catering will “officially” end up missing our Hollywood Studios Top 5.  More details on that little omission tomorrow.

For now, however, DHS has a new “leading lady”!  In, what basically amounts to, a landslide, Starring Rolls Cafe has “taken the cake”!  Er, the Butterfinger Cupcake!  Finally, all is “right” in Hollywood!

  1. Starring Rolls Cafe – 30 votes
  2. ABC Commissary – 12
  3. Backlot Express – 11
  4. Pizza Planet Arcade – 6 votes

When it comes to Starring Rolls, its luscious desserts have always cast a spell on us.  In fact, we have to fight off the temptation to devour one of their Butterfinger Cupcakes each time we take a stroll through the Studios.

Butterfinger Cupcake

Starring Rolls Cafe is a fitting champion.  It always gets good reviews, and, in a “sea” of unsatisfying Quick Service choices, it rises into a … er, starring role.

Rolls?  You are the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Disney’s Hollywood Studios Quick Service!

VOTE! Hollywood Quick Services – The Final “Scene”!

Whether it’s a first round or a finale, I just love it when we start a Monday off with a vote on something.  Anything.  Hey!  Monday can’t be a total bummer, can it?

Quietly, yesterday’s polls were pretty exciting, razor-close races.  Go back and take a look!

In the end, however, when it comes down to the “last act” of this weekend’s little “tournament”, we have four fitting (maybe?) finalists.

Backlot Express

Anyway, make your choice, my friends.  Imagine this … you’re escorting a friend through Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  It’s their first time in the park.  You’re “starving”!  Where do you go?

Which one of these is the 2014 All in WDW Readers’ Favorite Disney’s Hollywood Studios Quick Service?