A Detailed Review of Hollywood & Vine Restaurant
Hollywood & Vine is a character dining experience found at Hollywood Studios. One of 5 table service restaurants found at this theme park, Hollywood & Vine is the only table service restaurant that serves breakfast at Hollywood Studios. Hollywood & Vine puts diners back in the 50s, with silver tables and chairs and red cushioned booths. The restaurant is home to a delicious buffet which is open for breakfast, lunch and supper. There are two different character experiences at Hollywood & Vine, for breakfast diners get to characters from Disney Junior and at lunch and dinner guests get to meet Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy. The characters will come around to the tables and will take pictures and sign autograph books. Something special about this dining experience with Minnie and friends is they have different attire depending on the season. So each time you visit you can expect different pictures.
At breakfast you can expect to find breakfast meats, pancakes, fruit, yogurt, mickey waffles, oatmeal, cheese grits, salmon, bagels, and an omelet station. At lunch and supper, you’ll find a salad station, a selection of soups, pasta, seasonal breads, carved meat and chicken. There will also be a children’s buffet with some of your kids favourites like mac and cheese and chicken fingers and fries. With your buffet meal you’ll be offered a drink, if you’re on the dining plan than this is included, if you’re paying out of pocket than this is an additional cost. Here’s a tip, if you’re on the dining plan make sure to ask what alcoholic drinks they offer because these are included in your plan.
Hollywood & Vine is located off of the main strip and therefore not far from the main entrance. Making it easily accessible from any area of the park. We dined here back in January at the beginning of our 1st Hollywood Studios day. We ate here for breakfast and therefore met the Disney Junior characters. It was perfect for our family because our kids were 4 and 2 at the time and the Disney Junior characters were some of their favourites. It also allowed for more time throughout our park day because we didn’t have to spend time during the day meeting these characters elsewhere in the park. We ate here at 8am, one of the first reservations of the day, getting us into the park before official park open and therefore onto the more popular rides before most guests got into the park.
One thing I noticed for those dining during lunch or dinner, the bathrooms at this restaurant are shared with 50’s Prime Time Cafe, making them very busy. So try to use the washroom before you dine here at another washroom. You don’t want to miss one of the characters, because once they’ve passed your table and move onto another section of the restaurant it’s very hard to have them come back and will cut into the enjoyment of your meal.
The meal itself isn’t anything out of the norm for buffets. It’ll be what you expect and the food will be on par. Out of the 5 table service restaurants located at Hollywood Studios it wouldn’t be my top choice. I would choose 50’s Prime Time or Sci-Fi Dine-In Theatre Restaurant over this location unless you’re travelling with a young family then this is the best choice because of the buffet and the characters.
Because there are so few restaurants at Hollywood Studios this restaurant fills up quick for reservations so it’s best to book this place in advanced.
Dining Plan: 1 Meal Credit