Disney Dining Review: Play ‘N’ Dine at Hollywood & Vine {Disney’s Hollywood Studios}

February 25, 2014 by admin  
Filed under Everything Disney, Girl Talk, Travel

Today we’re telling you all about Disney’s best character meal for Disney Jr. fans: Play ‘N’ Dine at Hollywood and Vine. This table service meal is just 1 credit and located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.


Before dining here we had heard many negative things regarding the food quality, but I have to say this was one of the best meals we had during our trip! The lunch buffet was bountiful with lots of great choices including fresh salads, veggies, fish, meats, pastas, and a great kids and desserts section. Some of our favorites included the fresh steamed green beans, salmon, lobster mac n cheese, jumbo meatballs, cream puffs and chocolate covered marshmallows with Mickey sprinkles!


The big draw for this meal now are the new characters that you will meet during the breakfast or lunch meal (there are no characters present during the dinner buffet). At the end of January 2014 the character line up changed and now includes Handy Manny, Jake, Sophia the First, and Doc McStuffins. Manny and Jake have been meeting here for a while, but Doc and Sophia just came on board. Currently Doc does not meet and greet anywhere else on Disney property so that makes this meal a little more special and popular now.

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The character interaction was great. Each one came by with about a 15-20 minute break in between character visits. While characters took a break “hosts” got things moving with dancing and singing. All the kids were invited to come dance with them and one character participated in each routine as well. While we were there Doc and Sophia had mini dance parties with the children.


We give Hollywood and Vine two thumbs up! The characters are great and a must see for Disney Jr. fans. The food was filling and delicious. For the quantity and quality it is definitely worth 1 table service credit. If you do plan on dining here an advance dining reservation is a MUST! We visited during the off season and they were slammed and not allowing any walk ups. Also, you should plan on being here 1.5 hours. It will take that long to eat, visit with the characters, and enjoy the “play” part of the dining experience.

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