Minnie Mouse is one of the most loved Disney characters, but she can be difficult to find at Disney World character meals. Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood and Vine Disney World is one of only two star-studded meals where she is included with other big names like Mickey and Donald (the other being Chef Mickey’s at Contemporary).
So if you’re heading to Hollywood Studios, this meal is a great opportunity to meet a fabulous group of characters all at once.
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios character dining
- Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood and Vine Disney World
- Hollywood and Vine characters
- Menu Hollywood and Vine restaurant
- Price for Hollywood and Vine Hollywood Studios
- Three Hollywood & Vine tips
Disney’s Hollywood Studios character dining
The Hollywood and Vine restaurant is the only character dining location at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and it is split into two completely separate character groups.
For breakfast Hollywood and Vine offers Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine, where a range of Disney Junior stars appear.
While at lunch and dinner, it is Minnie and her friends at Minnie’s Seasonal Dine.
Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood and Vine Disney World
There is a different theme at Minnie’s Seasonal Dine depending on the time of year, so the characters will be in different costumes depending when you go. Check the Disney website for exact dates.
Minnie’s Silver Screen Dine – January to February
Minnie’s Springtime Dine – March to May
Minnie’s Summertime Dine – June to August
Minnie’s Halloween Dine – September to October
Minnie’s Holiday Dine – November to December
Bookings are offered almost continuously all day, starting with the Disney Junior breakfast, then an hour break before lunch with Minnie and through to dinner with Minnie.
All meals are served buffet-style with a similar quality and selection to Crystal Palace at Magic Kingdom. There is a good amount of choice, but we didn’t enjoy the food quite as much as at Tusker House at Animal Kingdom.
Hollywood and Vine characters
Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine
Popular Disney Junior characters like Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins, Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates, and Handy Manny are at the Hollywood and Vine characters breakfast.
Minnie’s Holiday Dine
Minnie Mouse will definitely be there and as a general rule so will Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy, but characters are always subject to change.
Having the two couples here gives this meal a loving family vibe, like you’re being included in their family celebration.
We visited in early January before the theme changed to Silver Screen, so the characters were dressed in their holiday best with Mickey in a preppy blazer, Minnie in a glamorous evening frock and Donald and Daisy looking absolutely fabulous.
Santa Goofy was my favourite though, looking super cute in his Santa suit, ready for his meet and greet on arrival. A PhotoPass photographer is on hand here to take your photos with Goofy.
Menu Hollywood and Vine restaurant
The breakfast buffet is full of typical Disney breakfast food like bacon, potatoes, pancakes, pastries and fruit. You will also find an omelet station and a children’s breakfast buffet with Mickey Waffles.
The lunch buffet includes a reasonable selection of soup, salads and bread, seafood, chicken and pasta dishes, vegetables and a carvery with a choice of meats. There is a children’s buffet for more kid-friendly options.
Help yourself to dessert including individual cupcakes, cheesecakes, slices and cookies, plus soft serve ice cream.
The dinner buffet is identical to lunch above.
Price for Hollywood and Vine Hollywood Studios
Prices are variable depending on which meal you attend.
We found in early 2019 that breakfast was about US$40 per adult, and lunch and dinner were about US$55 per adult. Kids are around 2/3 the adult price.
More information and reservations on the Disney site.
Bookings open 180 days in advance and I recommend diarising to make your booking at that point. Remember that you don’t have to pay anything until you have your meal and you can cancel bookings up until 1 day in advance without penalty. If you’re not sure when you want to go, then make a few bookings and cancel the ones you don’t want at a later time.
Having said that, I found the Hollywood and Vine character meal to be one of the easier bookings to get.
Fantasmic! Lunch or Dinner package
Fantasmic! is the Hollywood Studios evening light show and, if you dine at Hollywood & Vine during the day, you can pay a little extra and receive a voucher for preferential seating at that evening’s show.
We did this and thought it was excellent value. For about $8 per adult and $5 per child we didn’t have to wait in long queues to get into Fantasmic! and we had wonderfully central seats with a fabulous view of the show.
Get all the information on the Fantasmic Dining Package here.
Three Hollywood & Vine tips
1. Have the kids sit on the outside of the table closest to the characters so they can easily jump up for a hug.
2. Get your autograph books open at the page you want signed. And don’t forget a pen! A texta or Sharpie is easiest for the characters to hold and write with.
3. There are no PhotoPass photographers once you’re seated inside the restaurant, so be ready with your camera or phone when the characters are getting close. Try to position yourself with the windows behind you, or at least to the side for best photo results.
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