Friday, May 30, 2014

Disney Star Wars Jedi Mickey Character Dining

The family and I just returned from attending the opening day of the highly anticipated Star Wars character dining meal! If you’re a Star Wars fan, you’ll get it…but these are no ordinary Star Wars characters, they are our beloved fab five dressed in Star Wars garb! This makes them a little less scary for the younger crowd. (There is another dining option with Darth Vader and the gang but that it another blog entirely, lol)
Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine at Hollywood and Vine, wow that is a mouthful to say, but this was a great dining experience. So let’s dive right in!

When you arrive at Hollywood and Vine, get in line to check in, this dining event was a sell out when it was announced last month, so there will be people, lots of people!  They were running a little but behind so be prepared.  

After you enter the restaurant your first stop is a photo op with Ewok Chip and Dale.

After your picture, your photographer will hand you a special Photopass card just for the occasion: your picture with Chip & Dale is included in the cost of this experience.

After your mini adventure with Chip and Dale, you will be seated and provided with your ‘light saber’ this is a pivotal point which you will choose the dark side or the light side, lol. My youngest son chose both. 

This is a buffet style dinner, which means you’re able to set the pace of your meal and make sure you’re at your table when the characters come your way.  The food was VERY good, there was chicken, salmon, meatballs, shrimp, make your own pasta bar, potatoes, oh so much food, and all of it was DELICIOUS! The even had a lower food bar just for the kids, with chicken nuggets, mac n cheese, tater tots, and my son loved this because he got to do it all by himself, you mothers out there know that stage in their life, lol.

DESSERTS! There was not a shortage of sweets either, the desserts had their own buffet setting. One side was the DARK SIDE of the desserts, the other was the LIGHT SIDE…pssst my favorite was the dark side, yummy chocolate, Darth Vader cupcakes, R2D2 Cheesecake, Wookie Cookies!, a chocolate fountain, red devils cake, brownies, chocolate covered strawberries, the choices were endless…There was also blue ice cream (Aunt Beru’s Blue Milk Ice Cream, made with Tatooine’s famous Blue Milk, of course — just like Luke Skywalker used to drink! The flavor, by the way, was a tasty light blue raspberry, while regular vanilla and chocolate soft serve were also available.) trust me you will not be disappointed.

Now what you’ve been waiting for, the Characters!  They come around to your table so don’t worry about having to get up and run to the character and wait in a line, that is my favorite part, meeting the characters in a more relaxed pace, and not under pressure. This really was a great character dining experience, one of my new favorites!

The cost of this experience is $55.99 adults and $33.99 kids 3-9, or two table service credits for those on the Disney Dining Plan. The event does not accept Tables in Wonderland, and as of the debut night Disney Visa Cardholder discounts were honored (though blackout dates may be applied in the future — it’s best to check with your server upon arrival in case the discount continues to be honored).

By Travel Time Agent Heather