PHOTOS: Former Catwalk Bar at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Returning for Club 33?

PHOTOS: Former Catwalk Bar at Disney's Hollywood Studios Returning for Club 33?
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Many years ago, guests at the then Disney-MGM Studios could enjoy a drink high above a soundstage in the Catwalk Bar, an elevated establishment located above the Soundstage Restaurant. The bar was closed along with the Soundstage Restaurant in the late-1990’s to make way for the various Disney Junior shows that have occupied that space since. Well, the Catwalk Bar might be returning in some form…

The Catwalk Bar at the Disney-MGM Studios
The Catwalk Bar at the Disney-MGM Studios

With Club 33 announcing that they would open locations in each Disney World theme park, the Soundstage Restaurant seems like a good location. It’s elevated and relatively private, connected to the kitchen of a signature dining experience in the Brown Derby, and has that cool-factor of being in a beloved, forgotten location.

The former entrance to the Catwalk Bar adjacent to the Brown Derby

If this is the space, it is likely that Disney Junior would have to move elsewhere or close (or maybe become a dance party in a new location, similar to changes made at California Adventure).

The elevator and stairs to the Catwalk Bar, now suddenly boarded-up

This is purely speculation at this point, but the staircase and elevator inside of the Brown Derby which led to the Catwalk Bar are walled-off all of a sudden and some sort of work is clearly happening there.

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Tom Corless

Tom has been regularly visiting the Walt Disney World® Resort from the time he was 4 months old. While he has made countless visits in the last 28 years, he did not become a truly active member in the Disney fan community until the summer of 2007, when he decided to launch the WDW News Today website and podcast. Tom has since become an Orlando-local and is a published author on Walt Disney World.
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About time they revive the catwalk bar! I can’t wait to see what they do with this space!