Backlot Express: A Disney World Quick Service Dining Review

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Looking to dine in a far away galaxy or would you like to dine “on the dark side”?  Don’t miss Backlot Express: A Disney World Quick Service Dining Review and find out how!

Backlot Express: A Disney World Quick Service Dining Review

Nestled in the Echo Lake area of Hollywood Studios, you will find one of the best Quick Service restaurants around! Backlot Express is the only place available to dine on Star Wars themed offerings. This restaurant is pretty large, so finding a table is usually not a problem. There are eating areas outside also.

“May the FOOD be with YOU!”

My boys BEG (and of course I always give in-the food is fantastic) to dine here and it’s a great value. The portions are quite large! Our favorite is the “chicken and waffles” (and yes, the waffles are from the DARK SIDE) and the Royal Guard Burger! The Dark Side Chicken and Waffles are topped with Chicken Breast Nuggets served with Maple Syrup. Now the Royal Guard Burger is only for the “serious foodies”! This one comes with 1/3 lb Chargrilled Angus Beef Burger, topped with Barbecued Brisket, Pepper Jack Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato and a Pickle on a Dark Bun served with Carrot Sticks or French Fries.Backlot Express: A Disney World Quick Service Dining Review

Other Offerings

If you are looking for something different, there are more items on this menu that will get you excited! Here are some notable options:

  • The Galactic Chicken Salad-with Mixed Greens Salad topped with Grilled Chicken Breast, Crisp Wonton, Black Bean Relish and Avocado and served with Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Caprese Sandwich-Marinated fresh Mozzarella, Vine-ripe Tomatoes, Herb-cheese Pesto, and Arugula on Ciabatta Bread served with Carrot Sticks or French Fries

  • Also available are the Mickey kid-check meals, such as the Power Pack and the Smucker’s Uncrustables.

DessertsBacklot Express: A Disney World Quick Service Dining Review

The Backlot Express has two of the most sought after desserts this side of the galaxy! Let me just say: COMPLETE DELICIOUSNESS! These cupcakes are large enough to share, although I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT. Be greedy! It’s totally worth it.

  • BB-8 Lemon Cupcake with Vanilla Buttercream
  • Darth Vader Chocolate Cupcake with Peanut Butter Buttercream.
  • Chocolate mousse is also available if you are scared to tackle one of these cupcakes.

Allergy Friendly

There is also an allergy friendly menu available upon request.

Quick TipsBacklot Express: A Disney World Quick Service Dining Review

  • Backlot Express is one credit on the Quick Service dining plan. You will receive an entree and drink.
  • If you ARE on the Disney Dining Plan, go ahead and use one of those snack credits on a dessert here, you WON’T be disappointed!
  • Open daily for lunch and dinner.
  • No reservation required.

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Vanda Bean

Vanda is a Mom of 2 boys who is always thinking about or planning a trip to Disney World! Thanks to them and her work as a travel agent, she has become an expert on planning the perfect Disney trip and making wishes and dreams a beautiful reality. When she's not planning trips for others or visiting Disney herself, she graciously shares her knowledge and experiences here on Walt Express with our readers to help you plan your very own magical Disney vacation!

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