REVIEW: Writer’s Stop Becomes Lounge That Should Probably Just Stop

On Sunday, Writer’s Stop at Disney’s Hollywood Studios debuted a new lounge menu. Among a selection of fairly normal alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, the lounge offers three “plates”.

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The warm pretzel was good, but the sipping sauces were awful. The melted cheese tasted as if it had been sitting there for a long time and the mustard tasted off as well.

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The cheese plate was standard, nothing too crazy and everything tasted just fine.

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The spiced nuts weren’t bad, but shouldn’t be priced at $5.00. They had a nice spicy kick to them.

For being a lounge, there isn’t anything very lounge-y about this place. You have to go to the counter to order, the drink selection is the usual Disney selection, and the menu is abysmal. This is everything a “lounge” at Walt Disney World shouldn’t be. The menu is a lazy cash-grab to offset the loss of several establishments now closed in the overhaul of the park. If you want to stop in and grab a drink to go, this isn’t a bad idea, but removing all of the baked goods to serve three of the blandest dishes I have ever seen at any dining establishment at Disney World that doesn’t have wheels on the bottom? Yikes.

The idea of a lounge to serve guests waiting for Sci-Fi Dine-In is great, and the system works really well with 50’s Prime Time Cafe and the adjacent Tune-In Lounge, but this isn’t working. Why not just cart Sci-Fi appetizers over here? At least that give a better or real) menu. Who wouldn’t stop in for a Sci-Fi milkshake or dessert if offered here? There is a world of possibilities here, but instead, it’s a half-store, half-lounge with almost zero reason for you to visit it. Unless changes are made, Writer’s Stop is a place that you just shouldn’t stop at.

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  1. I would love if they would offer the milkshakes and other quick to-go items from Sci-Fi!!

  2. Judging by the limited menu Writers stop probably doesn’t share scifi’s kitchen so it isn’t feasible operationally to have a sci-fi starters, desserts, etc…

    I sure hope you meant dipping sauce, unless pretzel cheese is now meant to be sipped, in the spirit of the “lounge” atmosphere ?

  3. In typical modern Disney management style, they not only choose to kill off a popular attraction, but do so painfully by keeping the location alive with an abysmal replacement.

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