That makes them one of the absolute worst uses of credits (from an objective perspective) on the DDP. The only reason I stomached the price was because it truly made the entire trip for my 12 year old. I wish we would have changed. And of course this review caused me to, quite literally, laugh out loud. Thanks for this write up! My family did this meal on Mother’s Day. The only way this meal is even remotely justifiable is if you would otherwise do most of these character meet & greets at Star Wars Weekends, or would like to do them but for waiting in the heat and long lines. In addition to our individualized interactions with the characters, watching them go around the restaurant and the prompts to roll-up the provided paper light sabers provided gave the meal an incredible energy. On the tables were paper light sabers for the diners. I realized our princess had probably been in that outfit for over and hour and a half. Plate after plateful was devoured with all the power of the force until his final trip. [CDATA[ I would not hesitate to eat there again. We wavered back and forth on canceling, but ultimately decided to bite the bullet and just do both meals. Not many (if any), “OH WOW, BEST BUFFET EVER!” type comments. This was our first ever Star Wars Weekend visit, and I thought this would be a great way to meet some of the characters, so we could have more time for other events. My two year old loved loved loved the characters as well as the dancing around with them. I find that decidedly unpatriotic! My wife’s favorite is the Winnie the Pooh experience during breakfast at Crystal Palace! That was the year Katrina struck and FDP guests were seated at the far right of the theater. The buffet was the same, but they added the clever Star Wars names to the food. He couldn’t contain his excitement. The food was good for a buffet style lunch and as expected from a buffet, all you can eat. This Star Wars character dinner is available during the entire Star Wars Weekends “season” (in other words, weekdays in addition to the weekends) and features Disney characters dressed in Star Wars attire. Not the most flavorful, but not rubbery like buffet salmon can be. Hollywood & Vine Dine in star style while sighting some popular Disney pals! The character dining option is part of Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at the Hollywood Studios Table Service restaurant and will run through and a currently undisclosed date in March. That’s too bad that the characters took so long to get around to your table. The dessert bar had mini versions of the promoted Star Wars cupcakes served in larger forms elsewhere in the park. Star Wars Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party; Epcot Festival Dining. She really liked it, and was pleased that she was able to order a healthier option without oil. Cari. Star Wars Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party; Epcot Festival Dining. You could do a similarly-priced meal at the Hollywood Brown Derby, and it would definitely be better. We both definitely skew towards the pretty good end of the spectrum, perhaps a little higher than that. This is no Boma or Tusker House, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s bad. When the Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine at Hollywood and Vine and the Star Wars Galactic Dine-In Breakfast were announced, I decided to call immediately and make us reservations. :-). She almost made Doc McStuffins trip about three times by mistake. (I liked it, but I preferred the Star Wars character breakfast at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater.) ... Head to Hollywood & Vine for a beach-inspired bash celebrating the sizzle of summer! Throughout the year, Minnie’s Seasonal Dine changes with the seasons. So, basically, we wasted a Dining Plan table service credit. Hello! Once inside, we were able to take pictures with all four of these characters by getting back on line within 30 minutes. Great review Tom! The cookies and cheesecake were fine, but nothing to write home about. PS sorry for my english, I’m writting from Europe , Hi Tom, Thanks for this review. more. if you’re trying to maximize your value on the Disney Dining Plan, Star Wars Galactic Dine-In Breakfast Review, Hollywood Brown Derby, and it would definitely be better. Dinner Menu . A big part of the appeal for us was the possibility that these would be limited time only. I wish THAT we’re the dinner! At least you enjoyed the meal! Despite the restaurant being packed, we were very pleased by the level of character interactions we received. Thanks again for all the effort that you and Sarah both put into this blog! Throughout the year, Minnie’s Seasonal Dine changes with the seasons. These mini cupcakes with buttermilk topping were the star for me. This site is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or in any other way associated with The Walt Disney Company. I believe our dissapointment was hightened by the fact that we had such a FABULOUS SWC breakfast at the Sci-Fi Dine In earlier that same day. The father couldn't make it work with the rubber bands provided. It’s family-friendly, so expect lots of noisy kids. Your email address will not be published. We did enjoy the character interaction – we are, as yourself, two adults traveling without children, and enjoy seeing the characters from time to time. Shop - Press enter to navigate or collapse by pressing escape. More importantly, here are some of the unique desserts. For official information concerning Disney, visit Our expectations were not high for Hollywood & Vine, and it far surpassed what we expected. shopDisney ... Hollywood & Vine . Not a Star Wars fan? I’d much rather eat at Yachtsman Steakhouse! SPECIAL DINING: From May 4 to June 15, 2014, at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Star Wars-themed character meals will be offered at Hollywood & Vine for dinner and Sci-Fi Dine In for breakfast. Best from the taste, selection and quality of the food. Chances are, you’d wait even longer than that. We were one of the patrons who had reservations at Hollywood & Vine and were told that our night would be changed to the Star Wars night. Even though the food was good, the character interactions and light sabers totally made the meal. It was hot, fresh, diverse. We made it to our seats by 8 P.M. Despite this, we both were incredibly glad that we didn’t cancel either meal. Whether or not that makes the Star Wars Weekend character dinner at Hollywood & Vine worth it for you is only a question you can answer. The other characters circulated in a set pattern around to each table. It was actually fun watching them run around getting in light saber battles! Although I have not read your review for that meal yet, I am betting in advance that you came to the same conclusion we did. The dinner was buffet style and it was the best buffet we had at Disney. Side note: I think I saw you guys at the 24 hour day at Magic Kingdom, but I didn’t know if it would be weird to come up and say hi and thank you for all the hard work with the Blog and photos! Turns out, we were able to get pictures of all of these H&V SW characters with the exception of Chip and Dale in the late afternoon prior to this meal in Darth’s Mall. The characters spend lots of time interacting with everyone and we got some great photos. What did you think? It wasn’t even a close call. Taste of Epcot Festival of the Holidays. . I tried the Jabba the Hut cupcake, the Darth Vader cupcake and the Stormtrooper tart with a candied Donald Duck as a Storm Trooper.