Wednesday, May 23, 2012


   On our last trip to WDW in Feb. I wanted to plan a really special meal for  "Mrs. Disney Dan".  We booked an ADR for lunch at The Hollywood Brown Derby in Disney's Hollywood Studios.  

   We did not really know what to expect.  The only thing we knew for sure was that we wanted to try the famous Cobb Salad, and end the meal with their famous Grapefruit Cake.

   After a short wait in the lobby, we were called to be seated, and we were greeted by "The Paparazzi"!  They were taking pictures of "Mrs. Disney Dan" and fussing over her.  It was a fun way to start the special meal.  Later towards the end of the meal, they brought her a souvenir document which told the story of this "famous star" having lunch at the Brown Derby.  It was one of those memorable, magical Disney touches.

   It was so easy to let our imaginations go, and imagine that we were in Hollywood, California.  In our roomy curved booth with the framed caricature drawings all over the walls.  We had fun spotting pictures of famous actors and stars.  The dark coloring of the place adds a feeling of formality, but in such a fun way.

   It was a great meal, a fascinating place to dine.  The staff really went beyond the call of duty to make it an enjoyable time.  There are so many interesting places to eat at Walt Disney World.  I can't really name just one favorite eatery, but Hollywood Brown Derby joined Le Cellier and 'Ohana towards the top of our list.


  1. Ok, now I can see why everyone wants to try the Grapefruit Cake--that looks amazing!

    That sounds so cool, the way they greeted your wife--unforgettable, I'm sure :). Leave it to Disney!


  2. Thanks Wendy, we STILL talk about it! LOL!