Places to Catch Your Breath: Writer’s Stop at Hollywood Studios

Writer's Stop

Shhhh, it's a secret!

You know how there are a lot of false storefronts around Hollywood Studios, especially in the Streets of America area? I used to think that it would be really great if Disney took one of the fake storefronts and opened a real store inside, and then never actually announced it and just waited for people to discover it.

That’s not what happened with Writer’s Stop, but to me, it feels like that’s what happened. We used to walk right past its unassuming exterior (right next to the Sci-Fi Dine In) probably muttering something about how we’d really like a snack and a cool drink just then. We absolutely, positively, just thought it was another false front.

Yummy Writer's Stop cupcake

Yummy Writer's Stop cupcake

Imagine our surprise the day we walked a little closer to the windows, saw the people inside, and opened the door to find out what was going on there. We were greeted by candy, cupcakes, cookies, drinks, books to peruse, a couple of comfy chairs, a couch, and a few high tables in the back. A couple of cupcakes later and we were in love. We now never go to Hollywood Studios without paying Writer’s Stop a visit.

When you go inside (because you really need to go) you’ll find that it’s not all just tasty snacks and drinks, but there’s a lot there to suggest that you’re actually on a Hollywood sound stage. Look up and you’ll see ample stage lighting, complete with messy cables hanging downwards as though the gaffers didn’t have much time to set up. The television inside (set up in the cozy couch/chairs seating area) features previews of ABC television shows. If you try really hard, though, you can imagine it’s a monitor and the shows you’re watching on it are being filmed nearby. Crates and other set-related items line the walls around you to help complete the effect.

Writer's Stop Lighting Rig

Writer's Stop Lighting Rig

If you’re a coffee drinker and you don’t like Nescafe, rejoice! Writer’s Stop is one of only two locations inside Hollywood Studios where you can get a cup of real coffee. (The other is Starring Rolls, if you’re curious.) If you want to eat and it’s sweets you’re after, you can find some nice cupcakes and cookies waiting for you here. If you want to read while you eat, there’s some best-selling fiction, movie tie-in books, and a selection of cookbooks to choose from. You can find the Disney line of boxed teas and a lot of Mickey kitchen paraphernalia for you to check out here, as well.

All this, and air conditioned and usually empty, too. Check it out the next time you’re at DHS.

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About Kathy

I'm a lifetime Disney Parks fan who recently (and coincidentally) found herself relocated to Central Florida. These are our adventures visiting the many attractions and exhibits that are all too easy to overlook in favor of the headliner and super-headliner attractions.
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2 Responses to Places to Catch Your Breath: Writer’s Stop at Hollywood Studios

  1. prttynpnk says:

    Thats where the fabulous carrot cake cookie is- oh, joy! We do lots of Star wars weekend people watching from that front window!

  2. Kathy says:

    I keep meaning to try that cookie, but between the cupcake I inevitably order for myself and half of my daughter’s flip flop-shaped cookie she can’t eat, I never have room! Next time.

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