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Hollywood & Vine is a table service restaurant in Hollywood Studios. It is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In the past, Hollywood & Vine featured characters from Disney Jr. during breakfast and lunch with no characters at dinner. But, within the last year, this has changed. You will still find the Disney Jr. characters at breakfast and lunch, but dinner now features Minnie and friends. We have eaten here 3 different times over the years. This is my review of Hollywood & Vine.
Hollywood & Vine is decorated as a 1940’s style cafeteria. Like much of Hollywood Studios, this restaurant has many art deco touches inside and out. Other than the art deco design, this restaurant’s theme is pretty bland. If you are looking for an immersive environment to transport you to an exciting locale while dining, this is not the restaurant for you.
As I mentioned before, Hollywood & Vine is located in Hollywood Studios. You will find it in the Echo Lake area of the park, just a short distance off of Hollywood Boulevard. It sits next door to 50’s Prime Time Cafe. Because of its proximity to the entrance of the park, this restaurant is easy to find and get to. The only problem with it’s location is that there is very little space outside to wait during busy times without being in the middle of the walkway, and there is no indoor waiting area.
Hollywood & Vine is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It is an all-you-can-eat buffet for all three meals. There are two identical buffet stations, which help with crowd control. Across from the buffet stations, you will find the dessert station.
The menu here changes frequently. As an example, the breakfast menu may include fruit, pastries, eggs, bacon, sausage, omelettes, make-your-own breakfast burritos, and make-your-own yogurt bar. At lunch, you may find baked chicken, pork, a pasta bar, lobster and shrimp mac-and-cheese, and seasonal pasta. The dinner menu includes some of the same selections as lunch, but it also consists of things like carved turkey breasts and strip loin, as well as chipotle orange BBQ chicken. For the kids, they offer selections such as chicken nuggets, and mac-and-cheese. The dessert station offers soft serve ice cream and an assortment of handmade desserts. Additionally, for dinner only, you can book the Fantasmic! Dinner Package, which will give you, along with your meal, reserved seating for that night’s showing of Fantasmic!
We have eaten here for all three meals. The food is decent, but nothing special. It is your typical buffet food. If you are looking for a delicious, unique, gourmet meal, this is not the place for you. However, the appeal of eating here is not so much the food as it is the characters. You can definitely find better food elsewhere on property, but the food here is much better than what we have had at Chef Mickey’s and some other places on property.
As I said before, this is a character meal, so the entertainment is provided by the characters. At breakfast and lunch, you will find Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, Handy Manny, and Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates. These are all Disney Jr. shows, so they generally will only appeal to kids from about ages 2-8. At dinner, you will find Minnie, Mickey, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy.
We have not eaten here since Minnie and friends joined the rotation. However, we have eaten with the Disney Jr. characters a couple of times. They are great with the kids. In addition to the characters, you will also find some cast members at breakfast and lunch who periodically sing and dance around with the kids. The characters also get in on the act at times too. Boston really enjoyed the character interaction we had here. This is the only place to eat with the Disney Jr. characters and the only place, these days, to meet Handy Manny.
Disney Dining Plan/Cost
Hollywood & Vine does participate in the Disney Dining Plan. It will cost you one table service credit per person regardless of which meal you eat here. If you are paying out of pocket, you can expect to pay $15-30 per adult for breakfast or lunch and $30-60 per adult for dinner. To get the most bang for your dining plan buck, you need to eat here at dinner. But, if you have little ones that are really into the Disney Jr. characters, then this is a good use of your dining credits at breakfast or lunch because this is your only opportunity to dine with those particular characters. Otherwise, there are restaurants that will give you better food for the price. I believe that while the character interaction here is good, there are other character meals on property that have better food and character interaction. Garden Grill is one example of this.
While this is not the only restaurant that offers the Fantasmic! dining package, it is the only character meal with it. So, if you are looking to kill two birds with one stone, then this is your best option. However, if you are more interested in the Fantasmic! dining package than characters, I would suggest trying Mama Melrose. We have booked the dining package before at both Hollywood & Vine and Mama Melrose. Personally, I don’t see that it is worth it. It gives you seating in a reserved section for Fantasmic!, but that is not the best section in the amphitheater. The only real advantage of the dining package is that it will save you about 15-30 minutes in wait time for Fantasmic!
Hollywood & Vine is a character meal in Hollywood Studios that features Disney Jr. characters at breakfast and lunch and Minnie and friends at dinner. All meals are all-you-can-eat buffets with American food on the menu. This is one of three restaurants in Hollywood Studios where you can book the Fantasmic! dining package. While the character interaction here is pretty good, especially for younger kids, the food is just ok. The Fantasmic! dining package will only save you a few minutes in wait time for the show, and for me, that is just not worth booking the package. This is a great place to eat if you have little kids who love the Disney Jr. characters. If not, there are better restaurants on property to choose from. I hope my review of Hollywood & Vine has helped you make your dining reservations. Happy travels and have a magical day!