• On Jun 24, 2016
    Jessica from TX Asked

    We would like to check out the Brown Derby Lounge for lunch. I've read that BDL is only outside seating. Do you know if we could order it to go? Thinking we'll duck into an air conditioned area..

    Hi Jessica! For years guests have been coming to the great Brown Derby restaurant in the Hollywood Studios theme park and it is a popular signature dining experience. But many guests were not able to justify the price for a lunch or quick dinner and Disney took the outside patio area that was rarely used and made it into a new great lounge.

    The Brown Derby Lounge offers a variety of drinks and small bites from around noon until close to park closing. It does provide a shaded area on most days but it does not offer much protection if you have a downpour. The last time we were at the Brown Derby we watched as a rather large storm blew in and the guests were at the mercy of Mother Nature. Obviously those who had ordered and were eating were taken care of the best Disney could. Some huddled under their table umbrella and continued on with their experience. But this is not the norm and for the most part it is a very enjoyable spot to rest for a few minutes with some culinary delights.

    It is not a "to go" restaurant where you can just put an order in and leave. No orders will be taken unless you have been seated. At this time Disney does not offer inside areas where guests can bring their food as all seating has been designated for the Disney restaurants themselves.

    When planning dining during the hotter months at Disney I suggest you look for places that will give you some relief with inside dining. Plenty of the quick service locations offer this. And do not rush...keep meals stress free by relaxing and enjoying. Plan your FastPasses at times that will give you plenty of a break for a meal. The more you can be relaxed the more you will be able to enjoy your entire Walt Disney World vacation experience.
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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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