Disney World Flips the Menu Script at Hollywood Studios

October 8, 2020, 12:54 PM · When theme parks change a restaurant's menu, it's usually to add burgers and chicken strips — not to take them away. Yet that's what is happening at the ABC Commissary at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

The Walt Disney World Resort unveiled a new menu today for the counter-service restaurant, which appears to be abandoning its attempt to switch to a fast-casual format with a plussed menu at dinner. The restaurant now will serve the same items at dinner and lunch. New to the menu will be:

Curry Rice Bowl with Shrimp
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Curry Rice Bowl with Shrimp [$13.99] — Sauteed shrimp and vegetables in a red curry sauce served with Jasmine coconut rice.

Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese Sandwich [$10.99] — Grilled sourdough with Buffalo chicken, Monterey, Provolone, Cheddar, and cream cheeses served with your choice of side.

Shrimp Tacos [$12.99] — Sauteed shrimp on flour tortillas topped with cabbage slaw, Chipotle mayo, and mango salsa. Served with Mexican rice and black beans topped with queso fresco.

Pork Carnitas Tacos

Pork Carnitas Tacos [$10.99] — Pork Carnitas on flour tortillas topped with salsa verde, pickled onion and radish. Served with Mexican rice and black beans topped with queso fresco.

Plant-based entrees will be:

Curry Rice Bowl with Tofu [$11.99] — Pineapple-marinated tofu and sauteed vegetables in a red curry sauce served with Jasmine coconut rice.

California Burger [$11.49] — Plant-based burger with Sriracha mustard and balsamic-glazed grilled peppers and onions with a "Mayonnaise"-ketchup blend, lettuce, and tomato. Served with choice of side.

The Mediterranean Salad (with and without chicken) and the Chicken Club remain. But the BBQ Ribs, Shrimp, Angus Cheeseburger, Angus Bacon Cheeseburger, and Chicken Breast Strips are now gone.

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Replies (5)

October 8, 2020 at 1:26 PM

This was easily one of the absolute WORST counter service restaurants in all of WDW, which is in by far the worst park for counter service (though it has been improving over the past few years). So let's not heap too much praise for finally coming around to improve the worst of the worst. The fact of the matter is that a rising tide lifts all boats, and the introduction of Docking Bay 7, Ronto Roasters, Base Line Taphouse and Woody's Lunchbox (and the improvement of PizzeRizzo) to the CS options at DHS is forcing this menu change. Hopefully, the new Toy Story Land table service restaurant (Roundup Rodeo BBQ) will similarly force the many mediocre TS restaurants within DHS like SciFi Drive In, 50's Prime Time Cafe, Mama Melrose, and even the over-priced and underwhelming Brown Derby to step up their game too.

October 8, 2020 at 1:48 PM

Sounds delicious. Let's hope it stays that way. If I'm going to pay theme park prices for food it should be high quality and more unique than something from McDonald's, etc. My favorite counter service used to be Sunshine Seasons, (particularly the pork chop with apple chutney) but then they changed it to barbeque sauce. Hooray for variety. Leave the endless burgers and chicken nuggets for kids' menus.

October 8, 2020 at 1:55 PM

I already miss the burgers and chicken strips. That's what I go to a theme park to enjoy. This is just more "foo foo" food as my family calls it....

October 9, 2020 at 10:11 AM

@Sarah Backlot Express has burgers, fries and chicken fingers, so you're covered. Count me in the camp where I want interesting food at theme parks. Nothing worse than the day at Six Flags Over Texas where the only thing to order, anywhere, were the same chicken fingers and fries. So many options were closed, and what was open all had the same menu. Couldn't even get ice cream. I left hungry and ate outside the park.

October 9, 2020 at 3:39 PM

ABC Commissary is pretty much the only place at Studios I haven't eaten at and now happy to have skipped it. Just not a fan of some curry, lean more to "classic" fast meals at the parks. But I do appreciate Disney expanding to folks with different tastes so sure some will like this.

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