ABC Commissary closing for refurbishment later this month

Apr 17, 2019 in "ABC Commissary"

Posted: Wednesday April 17, 2019 8:52am ET by WDWMAGIC Staff

The ABC Commissary at Disney's Hollywood Studios will be closing for a refurbishment later this month.

The closure begins April 28 2019 through to June 1 2019.

Along with an interior update, the restaurant pilot transition to a fast-casual dinner service that includes reservations.

Each night starting at 4pm, guests with reservations will be able to place an order, take a pager and find a seat. Then, when the order is ready, the food will be brought to your table as before.

Walk-ups will still be available, although wait times may be longer. Mobile Order will no longer be available for dinner, for guests with or without reservations. Lunch service is unaffected and remains walk-up only as a counter-service offering.

Reservations are available now for dinner beginning Sunday June 2 2019.

The quick service restaurant moved to the fast-casual model with food delivery to the table back in November 2016, but was available as a walk-up option only.

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DisAlJun 02, 2019

I don't know what you mean by "waste" since reservations don't cost you anything. When we were there with our family group of 8 (ages 4 to 89) I would have loved to be able to make a reservation rather than the problem we had trying to get two tables close together.

nicb88Jun 02, 2019

They were there at Christmas when I visited, because I watched them!

mm52200Jun 02, 2019

They’ve been gone for years

rkleinleinMay 31, 2019

I railed against the tacky and dated crayola color scheme of the TTC so am surprised to find that I prefer the original look of this dining room. I think the update, though perfectly adequate, is unremarkable. Bland even. I think the brighter colors were appropriate for the atmosphere of this kind of restaurant and actually worked well, unlike the TTC.

Hockey89May 30, 2019

:oops:

MisterPenguinMay 30, 2019

Now you've done it!! I want a Cobb salad.

Hockey89May 30, 2019

HS does have terrible options... Brown Debry is ok, but pretty lacking options compared to the other parks...

Fox&HoundMay 29, 2019

So, I have never stepped foot in this restaurant (have not heard good things about the food) but I can say the update looks quite nice. I like the muted colors and the improved seating. Is the food really that bad? I truly hope the new dining locations in Star Wars and Toy Story (sit down) really enhances the dining options....

CJRMay 29, 2019

I like the design, it's really nice and a step up IMO, much more bright inside. I'm glad they kept the trees and plants, that was really nice. I am sad that the TV's are gone, but I suppose in this day you can just pull out your phone and watch TV if you want to. I just liked them because they didn't wear down my battery and I loved the AFV clips, specifically. Minor loss though.

Jewels0621May 29, 2019

I certainly wouldn't waste a reservation on this place either

ThatMouseMay 29, 2019

I'm glad it hasn't really changed and refills are easier. This or backlot is usually where we end up because it's never crowded and quick. Reservations?? lol! The menu is not that great looking though, which is why it's burger/nugget/fries for most people.

tissandtullyMay 29, 2019

I just feel like Backlot Express is always out of ice, haha.

wdwmagicMay 29, 2019

I don't know this for sure, but I believe there is an issue with the volume of ice required. I don't think they can generate enough at the machine location.

tissandtullyMay 29, 2019

Why is it that none of the WDW fountain dispensers have their own dedicated ice makers? Surprised they haven't automated this job instead of having someone manually fill the ice all day long.