For the first time this year Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World has Star Wars themed character meals available for Star Wars Weekends and the few weeks before the festivities begin. These two themed meals are from what I can tell completely sold out and they sold out very fast. I was fortunate enough to get my reservations made for both of the dining experiences.
On May the 4th, 2014 I attended the breakfast character experience and to be honest it was most impressive. I am a seasoned character meal diner at Walt Disney World and I was expecting great character interaction and decent food but nothing too good. I was pleasantly surprised at how tasty my meal was and I was impressed with how much food I got. I had not been expecting to get pastries and a breakfast appetizer that would be followed by my entree and a fun dessert. Needless to say I would do this again and here is why.
We arrived right on time for our reservation at 10:35am, we had to make a pit stop and pick up something to trade with the Jawas from Tattooine Traders. The crowd waiting outside to eat was massive and there were so many fans dressed in Star Wars shirts, Her Universe and some even in costumes.
We ended up having to wait 30 minutes past our reservation time which did not surprise me for the first day. Many people were getting frustrated with the long wait but we went into it with patient heads on. Once our name was called we got in line to take a picture with Darth Vader and Boba Fett. This was a great way to get two of the most popular characters during Star Wars Weekends at one time. I had to stand by the Fett because I was wearing my Her Universe Boba Fett shirt.
The picture was nice because they took some on my phone but they also took them via Disney’s Photopass and they gave you a commemorative photo pass card. The images on the card are included with the price of your meal which is nice because photo pass pictures can be expensive to buy.
We were taken through the restaurant to our car and when we sat down I got a chance to look at the menu and I loved all the names of the food items. I think they did a great job theming the food to Star Wars. There were food choices like The Dune Sea, The Kessel Run and The Tatooine Sunrise.
When we sat down I had to order blue milk to drink because it just felt appropriate. It just tasted like regular milk but slightly sweeter so if you go it is definitely a fun treat to order.
The movie screen at this particular Star Wars restaurant usually shows old Sci Fi movie clips but for this event they are showing all clips from Star Wars films. This was well done as they took you through the entire saga over the course of your meal. They would highlight each film with iconic scenes and then do a mashup of all the films from one trilogy at a time. They even had a sing along version of the theme.
James Arnold Taylor the voice of Obi Want Kenobi from The Clone Wars and the host of this year’s Star Wars Weekends makes an appearance on the screen to showcase Star Wars Weekends.
Before our food arrived we got our first character interaction with Greedo. I was unprepared because it happened so quickly otherwise I would have had some witty comments to propel fun interaction.
After our fun time with Greedo we settled back in to our seats and our pastries and appetizers arrived. The pastries were amazing with fun Star Wars nuances and the plate even said Star Wars on it. My appetizer was the fruit and yogurt parfait and I loved my little Yoda melon garnish.
Next up was Stormtrooper time. We actually got 2 and they were so funny. Stormtroopers at disney are always amazing but these guys were really on their game as they decided to take me captive.
Finally it was time for food…well actually we got our food pretty quick and I believe it may have been before the Stormtroopers. My husband got the Kessel Run and I got the Tattooine Sunrise. Can I just say right now I feel slightly bad for all the cast members that got thrown into the Star Wars breakfast. These poor cast members were having such a hard time with words like Tattooine, Alderaan and Gamorrean.
It was hard to take good food pictures because the lighting inside the restaurant is very dark and themed to a drive in movie theater. I will start with mine. It was traditional scrambled eggs, bacon and breakfast potatoes. The bacon was perfectly crispy which rocked as I love crispy bacon. The eggs were a perfect consistency nice and fluffy with a good amount of seasoning on them that was not too much. The breakfast potatoes were the interesting part as they were slightly cheesy but they were still very good.I would eat this again for sure!
My husband had the Kessel Run. He really like it and he at the entire thing. He said everything was made weal and his Beef Tenderloin was cooked perfectly.
I think next time we will try something else just to get a sense of what other offerings they have. I will be attending the breakfast a second time during weekend 2.
As we were finishing up our last character came around and this was the little Jawa. They were unfortunately rushed as there were many people that didn’t see them. I traded them a small star wars character pack figure (sold at Disney parks) and got a tinker bell pin. It was a pretty awesome and successful trade in my book. We took a picture but had to do it fast so it came out blurry but thats ok. I came to find out later the pin I got was actually a special pin that came from the Year Of A Million Dreams at Walt Disney World and was only available if a cast member gave it to you. That makes this pin very special to me.
All in all once we were done it had been a pretty spectacular and force filled morning It was definitely worth the cost of the meal which is $47.99 for adults and $29.99 for kids. I say this because you get a good solid stress free breakfast with character interactions that typically you would be waiting for at a minimum of an hour in line for each one. If you are a character person then this breakfast is for you. I can only hope they do this again next year. I would even like it if this was a permanent part of the park.