Disney's Hollywood Studio's Tower of Terror
  • On Jan 25, 2024
    Marissa from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Are there any good places to sit and do work in the morning at Hollywood Studios? I’ve seen PizzeRizzo is good but it only opens at 11. Where can I work from in the park before it opens? Thanks!

    Hey there, Marissa! 

    Welcome back to planDisney! From one Disney fan with work responsibilities galore to another, I see you! I feel this question in my bones. I'm proud of you for finding a way to make the most of a workday with a healthy dose of Disney Parks excitement. We've got this! 

    Since you are looking for a quiet spot in the wee-hours and will be visiting sunny Florida in February before the heat really kicks in, let's find you a shady spot outside. Then you can breathe in the fresh air, do a little distracted-people-watching, and accomplish your work goals. I have a few ideas. 

    There are some picnic tables with umbrellas in the courtyard at Rosie's All American Cafe on Sunset Boulevard which would be great. I don't think you will find an outlet handy, so you will want to bring a power bank or make this a temporary spot. As Scar would say, "Be Prepared" because the buzzing of families finding the perfect snack as they race to the next attraction will be punctuated regularly by the excited shrieks of the folks realizing that the haunted elevator they are riding is about to head straight down! This probably isn't the ideal place for a Zoom call without some explanation! 

    If you are looking for a bit more soothing background sounds, I think a fountain will do the trick! Check out the tables on the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular side of Echo Lake. Again, expect some umbrellas to keep you from baking, but no access to plug-power. Early in the morning, this should be a little cooler of a location. Plus, who wouldn't want Gertie the Dinosaur to be a new colleague? I think she will make excellent company. 

    A little later in the day, I would set up at Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge. I love this elegant patio area for sitting and chatting with friends so I'm sure it would work even if your pals are through a screen. Plus, what working-on-vacation day couldn't be improved with a Charcuterie board and a glass of Jarvis Finch Hollow Chardonnay? (Vacations are for spoiling ourselves!) 

    Marissa, I want to be totally honest with you: I would probably make a small change to the plan. If I had to get things done in the morning, I would likely take a walk outside of the gates of Disney's Hollywood Studios and stroll over to the second story of Disney's BoardWalk Inn. There is this wonderful elevated patio off the main lobby. It overlooks the lawn, Disney's BoardWalk, and Crescent Lake. I'd claim a rocking chair in that special place, work until my fingers hurt, and then meet my crew to explore the theme park. If the mercury started to rise or the rain came down before I finished, I could slip inside to a comfy couch in the lobby or Belle Vue Lounge. But that's just me! 

    I hope that's helpful, Marissa! Come back and visit us with any other questions. We are here to support you! 

    Wishing you many magical memories,


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"To all who come to this happy place, welcome." I am the lucky wife to my brave Prince, a homeschool mom to two bold and brilliant daughters, and a wine educator. Joining the Disney Vacation Club meant that our family could travel to a "World of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy" as often as we could sneak away, so we do! I'm so glad you have joined us and would be thrilled to sprinkle a little Pixie Dust on your next unforgettable vacation! Learn More About Sally

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