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Backlot Express Review

On a recent trip to Disney's Hollywood Studios, I found myself at Backlot Express for lunch. I was with my brother, who is a bit of a picky eater, and Backlot Express hit the spot for us with chicken tenders and fries.
Backlot Express 
Backlot Express is located just past the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular! show, on the way to Star Tours. It's kind of tucked away, but not at all hard to find. There is indoor seating, outdoor seating and outdoor covered seating that was warm but manageable on the day we visited. We went right at noon so it was crowded but we were lucky to find a seat inside, right by the drink fountain. The line on this particular day was stretched out the door and winding through the seating area, so I thought mobile ordering might be a good idea. It turns out I was right! After placing the order, which was very easy, our food was ready in less than 5 minutes--definitely the way to go!
Mobile Order Pick-up
Covered outdoor seating
As I said, we both enjoyed chicken tenders and fries, which is your typical Disney chickie tendies and fries fare. Nothing over the top but consistently good. The menu at Backlot Express has a decent variety of items. As of this writing, you could choose from several burgers, a Cuban sandwich, a couple of salads and teriyaki chicken and tofu bowls. Kids meals include Uncrustables, chicken strips or mac and cheese. Because of the close proximity to Star Tours, you'll often find Star Wars themed items here, and currently those include the Wookiee Cookie and a Darth Vader cupcake. Assorted fountain beverages, juices, coffee and some alcoholic beverages round out the offerings.
Wookiee Cookie
We were pleased that we were able to refill our own drinks at the fountain. Near the drink fountain were plenty of condiments, including ketchup, mustard, mayo, bbq and ranch. I was disappointed that the Disney honey mustard seems to be a thing of the past. Probably because people like me took one honey mustard for each chicken tender. While I do think there are probably more exciting options for lunch and dinner at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Backlot Express was great for a solid, quick lunch. I would return and add a Wookiee Cookie to my order next time!

Jill Voliva
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