Breakfast Review: Woody’s Lunch Box in Toy Story Land
Toy Story Land’s counter service restaurant, Woody’s Lunch Box, is one of the best dining options for breakfast in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World. In this review, we’ll share food photos, our post-Extra Magic Hours meal experience, and thoughts on the breakfast menu. (We previously said that for lunch and dinner, Woody’s Lunch Box is the best counter service option at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.)
In terms of basics, Woody’s Lunch Box participates in the Disney Dining Plan as a counter service credit. It doesn’t accept the Tables in Wonderland card for a 20% discount nor does it offer DVC or AP discounts. As far as value goes, Woody’s Lunch Box is neither a good nor bad value on the Disney Dining Plan (see our ranking of the best value quick service restaurants here). It is, however, a strong value when paying out of pocket.
While some offerings aren’t exactly the cornerstone of any nutritious breakfast, there are some fun choices as well as some hearty and filling options for breakfast at Woody’s Lunch Box. Plus, it’s a great spot to catch your breath after Extra Magic Hours or Early Morning Magic…or just a midmorning break after waiting in line 60 minutes for Slinky Dog Dash.
One of the biggest areas of disappointment about Woody’s Lunch Box has been that it’s just outdoor ordering windows rather than an in-door “full service” counter service restaurant. The latter offers obvious advantages from a thematic perspective, as well as guest comfort. With restaurants such as Woody’s Lunch Box, you get no reprieve from whatever the weather is outside. Fortunately, we all know that Central Florida weather is delightful 95% of the time, so this outdoor setting makes complete sense. Oh wait.
Sarcasm aside, the outdoor setting and lack of seating that plagues Woody’s Lunch Box during the midday hours isn’t as pronounced of a problem for breakfast. When we did breakfast here, and no rumpuses as guests battled for tables. Something of a disappointment as we were looking forward to a few rumpuses I’ll tell you, as long as they didn’t get out of hand.
We stopped at Woody’s Lunch Box for breakfast after finishing up with our experience doing morning Extra Magic Hours at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. We had done almost a full day’s worth of rides at that point, so we were ready for a break…
For my breakfast, I couldn’t resist the S’more French Toast Sandwich. This is every bit as decadent as the name sounds, with marshmallow and chocolate ganache stuffed in grilled custard soaked brioche encrusted with graham cracker crumbs.
There’s a lot going on here, but it all works in terms of flavor. As you might imagine, it’s powerfully sweet. The operative question is not whether it’s good (it is), but whether you want to start your day with an intense sugar rush followed by a crash a few hours later. It’s definitely a smart idea to split this and one of the more substantive entrees with someone else.
For our substantive entree, we went with the Breakfast Bowl. This consists of a hearty portion of potato barrels smothered in smoked brisket country gravy, scrambled eggs and a sprinkling of green onions.
It definitely checks the box on being more substantive and filling, but certainly not in terms of healthiness. It’s not going to be a light breakfast even if you split it, that’s for sure. With that said, all the flavors here also work together, and if you’re done for a hearty breakfast, this most certainly fits the bill.
Finally, the Chocolate-Hazelnut Lunch Box Tart, a pastry covered in maple fondant and candied bacon that is also on the lunch and dinner menu.
As we noted previously, this is fantastic, one of the best snacks, desserts, or sugar-fueled breakfasts you can have at Walt Disney World. The pastry here is high quality and the maple spread coupled with the Nutella inside was to die for.
As with the S’more French Toast Sandwich, it felt a bit like my teeth were rotting as I ate it, but it’s totally worth it. Who needs all of their teeth, anyway?!
Okay, so our breakfast at Woody’s Lunch Box didn’t exactly mesh with my new-found penchant for healthy eating at Walt Disney World. To be honest, our entire recent trip was a big step back in that regard, but there have just been so many good new indulgent treats. (I’ll get back on track, I swear.)
With that said, the entire breakfast menu at Woody’s Lunch Box is on the ‘heavy’ side, with only the Banana Split Yogurt Parfait presenting lighter counter-programming to the sweet or greasy items. If this is how you want to start your day at Walt Disney World, more power to you, but it’s something to keep in mind.
Overall, Woody’s Lunch Box is a solid addition to the breakfast landscape at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, just as it is for lunch or dinner. In large part, this is because the park is otherwise weak on counter service options. It’s also fair to say that there are a couple of really fun and delicious menu items here that we think are absolutely worth ordering, just be sure to prepare by packing your tooth brush!
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OMG the smore’s french toast sandwich was to DIE for!! I was actually really pleasantly surprised. My husband got the tator tot bowl and it was good not great. I got the turkey breakfast sandwich and it was meh…the swiss cheese was overwhelming.
What hours is the S’mores served? Is it available past breakfast hours?
Is the tart available outside of breakfast?
“Finally, the Chocolate-Hazelnut Lunch Box Tart, a pastry covered in maple fondant and candied bacon that is also on the lunch and dinner menu.”
Thank you! That’s what I get for skimming.
To BAD that there wasn’t some “SHADE” thought about when TOY STORY LAND was created.
The sun this September made the area unbearable.