This year’s Star Wars™ Weekends marked two new dining experiences: the Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars™ Dine at Hollywood & Vine with the Fab Five as your favorite Star Wars characters and the Star Wars™ Dine-In Galactic Breakfast at Sci-Fi Dine In featuring Boba Fett and Darth Vader. I have been lucky enough to attend both and so have my fellow Chip and Co writers. You can read about Teresa’s dining experience at the Star Wars™ Dine-In Galactic Breakfast at Sci-Fi Dine In. Her review includes lots of great photographs and information about the meal.
Like the breakfast at Sci-Fi Dine In, dinner at Hollywood & Vine transforms into a galactic feast. Before you can dig into your meal like a hungry Wookie, you’ll first check in at the kiosks set-up for these character meals outside of Hollywood & Vine. I love that they have special labels on the laptops used for check-in that are even branded for the occasion.
Once checked in, you are asked to head to a galaxy far far away…just kidding. You are directed to a line where you wait to enter the restaurant. Once in, your first stop is a photograph with the always adorable, Chip and Dale. They are dressed up as Ewoks, a fitting role for our rascally chipmunk friends. After your photos, you’ll receive a photopass card which includes your photos with our favorite “Ewoks.”
Seated in the Hollywood & Vine dining room area, you can check out the characters walking around throughout the meal – Jedi Mickey, Stormtrooper Donald, Princess Leia Minnie, and Darth Goofy. Like other character meals, they will stop at your table to take photos and sign autographs.
Next up, it’s time for food! The menu features many of the standard dinner menu items that are served at Hollywood & Vine with Star Wars™ inspired names. I have to admit, I got a kick out of these names. Here are some photos that include just a few of them.
Most popular at this dinner was the dessert section, and I have to say it was the star of this Star Wars™ inspired meal. From elaborate cakes, Wookie and Yoda shaped cookies, to blue soft serve ice cream, it included a ton of outrageous sweets.
To add to the meal experience, guests were also given paper cut-outs which could be turned into paper light sabers. You could choose red or blue depending on which “side” you were on.
Whether you were embracing your inner dark side or joining the rebel alliance, the Hollywood & Vine character meal had something for every Star Wars™ fan. It was the perfect way to cap off a day at Star Wars™ Weekends. And rest assured, you won’t be as hungry as a Wookie by the time you’re done with this out-of-this-world buffet.
Want to make your Star Wars™ Weekends visits even more magical? Check out the Top 5 Tips for Making the Most of Star Wars™ Weekends. Looking for information about special diets offerings for this dining experience? Check out Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW for a full review that covers special diets options.
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When Sarah isn’t sharing planning tips about the Walt Disney World Resort, you can find her at Gluten Free & Dairy Free at WDW where she writes dining reviews and shares tips and tricks about dining at Disney with a special diet.
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