Backlot Express

Description from PassPorter's Walt Disney World Guidebook:

Rarely crowded and often overlooked, this backstage-themed cafeteria has Star Wars-themed items, such as the Royal Guard burger ($13.49), Dark Side chicken and waffles ($10.99), Galactic chicken salad ($9.99), and Star Wars cupcakes such as the BB8 lemon cupcake ($5.99). Kids meals are $5.49–$7.99 (includes drink). Pleasant indoor and outdoor seating. Perfect spot for watching the parade (if there is one)—stake out a table about a half-hour beforehand. Not always open. Mobile ordering through the My Disney Experience app is available at this eatery.

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Lunch Average: $18
Dinner Average: $18
Snack Average: $7

Hours: 11:00 am - closing

Seating: Indoor and outdoor at tables and chairs

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What PassPorter Readers Think of Backlot Express (8 comments):

We often chose this quick service because they offer free drink refills! We also fell in love with the new Star Wars cupcakes and souvenir BB8 cup.
traci-d gave this a rating of 7 on 01/03/2017 at 9:18:49 pm EST

The chicken and waffles is chicken tenders on waffles, but it was different for a change. Pricey for what it is though.
Pawleys4 gave this a rating of 7 on 06/27/2016 at 10:08:57 pm EDT

It can be difficult to find seating sometimes but the food is good.
TomiRocket gave this a rating of 8 on 06/27/2016 at 1:05:44 pm EDT

Decent counter service food, handy soda refill station. I like sitting in differently themed areas, we always find a seat.
goofyboysmama gave this a rating of 7 on 06/26/2016 at 1:12:37 pm EDT

Fun place to eat. Free refills and lots to look at in the building. Can sometimes watch Jedi training class.
Maryann Justinger gave this a rating of 8 on 06/20/2016 at 10:59:35 am EDT

Good quick service option that usually doesn't have a crazy long line and you can pretty easily find seating. It's very fun to sit on the patio and watch the Jedi training academy.
rjust44 gave this a rating of 7 on 06/19/2016 at 9:38:16 pm EDT

Hidden from the main venues, it is always pretty easy to get a meal here fairly quickly. Typical quick serve WDW food.
Missi gave this a rating of 6 on 06/17/2016 at 3:15:40 pm EDT

If you are a Star wars fan, this is the Counter Service you have been looking for. The food is Star Wars themed and really good. Our family enjoyed all of these... Royal Guard Burger, Dark Side Chicken and Waffles, and the Chili-Cheese Hot Dog. For dessert, they have several Star Wars Themed Cupcake to choose from. I was sad when they stopped offering the Blue Milk Panna Cotta, but the cupcakes are still really good. Of course like most Disney Counter restaurants they offer burgers, chicken nuggets, and fries. One thing I love is that there is a fountain to refill your drinks, and always a ton of seating. Plus it's right next to Star Tours. May the Force Be with You.
Lunae gave this a rating of 9 on 06/12/2016 at 4:26:02 pm EDT

Type: Counter
Cuisine: American
Noise Factor: Noisy

Dress Code: Theme park casual

Annual Pass Discount: No
DVC Member Discount: No
Disney Visa Discount: No
Tables in Wonderland Discount: No

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