For months we’ve been wondering why Walt Disney World didn’t tear down all the Streets of America buildings at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to make room for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Now we finally have our answer, with the announcement that a newly reimagined area called Grand Avenue will “capture the spirit of present-day Downtown Los Angeles”, according to the official Disney Parks Blog. Nestled between Star Tours, Muppet*Vision 3D, and the Commissary Lane where the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant is, the new area will open this fall and will celebrate the diversity of cultures and unique architecture that has enriched the history of L.A.
The first location that has been announced for Grand Avenue is the all-new BaseLine Tap House, a California-inspired pub that will feature a bevy of craft beers includes ales, lagers, and ciders along with a robust wine selection.
From Disney Parks Blog:
In a quaint brick building, BaseLine Tap House celebrates the revitalization of Downtown Los Angeles by paying homage to the building’s former life as the Figueroa Printing Company, a mom-and-pop print house that had ties to the Disney studios in nearby Burbank. The space retains many of its cool architectural and mechanical details with exposed walls and old printing equipment and artifacts, blending the past and present in an inviting space. Outside is a charming tree-shaded terrace, perfect for a relaxing break in the day.
California craft ales, lagers and cider are the stars of the drink menu. California wines on tap along with specialty cocktails are not to be missed either. A gourmet non-alcoholic lemonade and soda on tap round out the drink selection.
If you’re feeling peckish, try one of the small bites, including a Bavarian pretzel with mustard and beer-cheese fondue, spiced almonds or a charcuterie board featuring California cheeses.
With so much under construction at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, it’s nice to see a new area dedicated to the spirit of the original vision of the park and we’d love to see more of this in the future.
Disney is promising more details soon, but did reveal that the BaseLine Tap House will be open daily starting at 11:00am.