Guest Review: Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast at Walt Disney World

Are you ready for breakfast in a galaxy far, far away? 

Great! Then please join us in welcoming one of  my good friends, guest author Daniel Staten (@danielstaten on Instagram) with a review of the STAR WARS Dine-In Galactic Breakfast, which has returned for a second run at Sci-Fi Dine-In Restaurant this year through June 14th. While the other returning Star Wars character dining experience, the Jedi Mickey STAR WARS Dine at Hollywood and Vine, features Disney characters in full Star Wars regalia, the Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast offers guests the chance to start the day with Star Wars characters from the films… and this one’s all about the Dark Side

Take it it away, Daniel! And May the Force be with you!

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is clearly undergoing some change. One thing that has been constant though, is a strong Star Wars presence in the park.

AT-AT outside of Star Tours attraction

AT-AT outside of Star Tours attraction

Revenge of the Sith t-shirt

Revenge of the 5th t-shirt

Darth Vader Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake

Darth Vader Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcake

Earlier in May, I dined with my family at the Star Wars Galactic Dine-In Breakfast. There were plenty of photo ops, nostalgic clips, and the Force was strong with the food!

Star Wars Galactic Dine-In Breakfast

Star Wars Galactic Dine-In Breakfast

Booking the Advance Dining Reservation for the breakfast turned out to be a fluke. I wasn’t looking for it specifically, but when a single 9:30 AM reservation appeared on the My Disney Experience website, I jumped at the chance!

The Star Wars Galactic Dine-In Breakfast is a lot like other signature character dining experiences in that it’s all-inclusive. For the price – we paid $49.99 – you get a breakfast “appetizer,” non-alcoholic drinks, an entree and a few selected extras.

Sci Fi Galactic Dine In Star Wars Breakfast DHS 3

Menu listing inclusions and selections

More on those later.

Atmosphere

On the morning of our breakfast, we arrived at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the crowds were pretty light. We made our way back towards Star Tours and noticed the huge line for people to sign-up for the Jedi Training Academy! Standing in that line looks like it would take a lot of dedication, but to the young Jedis, it’s well worth it.

The Star Wars Galactic Dine-In Breakfast is hosted at the Sci-Fi Dine-In near the back of the park. Once we arrived, we checked in and had a seat to wait for our table to be ready. The restaurant was running about 15 minutes behind and I attribute that to people taking their time with the characters and soaking up the atmosphere! There was so much to see and people generally just enjoying their interactions. I don’t blame them and didn’t mind the additional wait.

Once our table was ready, the Cast Member announced that “The Staten Family is now joining the Empire,” and we were placed in a line to meet Darth Vader and Boba Fett. I tried to look as scared as I could and it didn’t take much! Darth Vader is super intimidating in person!

Meet and Greet with Darth Vader and Boba Fett

Meet and Greet with Darth Vader and Boba Fett

Character dining can be awkward for adults sometimes. All of that awkwardness went away almost immediately once we

sat down as Storm Troopers approached us and quite aggressively requested that we stand and pose for a photo. As we walked to our table, the Cast Member handed us our very own Lightsabers, which we wielded towards the Storm Troopers. They jumped back, which was quite hilarious.

Light Saber

Lightsaber

After a few character photos, it was time for the food!

Eats

We were presented a plate of Star Wars themed pastries to begin with. My favorite was the Darth Vader cream-filled danish. It was flaky, light and had a vanilla flavor throughout. The sugar-coated Lightsabers were delicious as well. There were red and blue Lightsabers to choose from, representing the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance.

Star Wars Pastries

Star Wars Pastries

Close-up on Darth Vader Danish

Close-up on Darth Vader Danish

For our next course, we chose from a yogurt parfait or a fruit cup. We ordered one of each so we could sample everything. The Yoda melon was a cool surprise. I preferred the parfait; the fruit cup was typical. Loaded with melon, light on everything else.

Fruit cup

Fruit cup with Yoda melon

I desperately wanted to try the Blue Milk, but I went with coffee instead. Our waitress said that the Blue Milk had a raspberry flavor, which I’m not too fond of. Additionally, there was an adults-only Blue Milk available which featured Blue Curaçao, Cruzan Mango Rum, orange juice and milk for $11.25.

Specialty Drink menu

Specialty Drink menu

I love cocktails, but the thought of stomaching orange juice and milk together, in the same drink, in the Florida sun afterwards made me a little skeptical.

I researched the menu prior to our arrival and had narrowed down my choices to a few items. I ended up selecting The Kessel Run, which was a grilled beef tenderloin on an oven-roasted tomato, with bacon and cheddar custard, baby spinach and creamy horseradish potatoes. Does that sound too rich for breakfast? Yes. But it was delicious.

The Kessel Run

The Kessel Run

Grilled Beef Tenderloin

Grilled Beef Tenderloin and tomato

The creamy horseradish potatoes were a highlight for everyone at the table. The tomato was also gigantic and the entire dish was very satisfying if not a departure from your typical breakfast.

Potatoes

Horseradish Potatoes

My sister decided on the Darth Vader waffle. Similar to the classic Mickey waffles you can find across property, this waffle had a nice consistency to it. It was served on top of bananas and caramel and had a nice fruit assortment on the side.

Darth Vader Waffle

Darth Vader Waffle

Once we dug in, every character that stopped by noticed we had taken a bite off of Darth’s mask. It was funny to watch their reactions.

Our breakfast lasted longer than I anticipated, almost two hours! We left just in time for our Star Tours FastPass.

Overall

Star Wars Galactic Dine-In Breakfast was a great experience. I was a big fan of the extended character interactions, the variety in the menu and the extras, like the Photopass card and Lightsaber. I’m looking forward to the new Star Wars movie this winter and to more experiences like this to come soon to Disney Parks.

Would you like to start your day with the Dark Side? Please let us know with a comment!

Comments

  1. Carly says

    This breakfast was horrible!!!!!! I was so upset with spending over 200 dollars on this breakfast!!! We waited over an hour for a reservation we made a long time ago. Then the tables were extremely dirty and we missed other fast passes because the wait took too long!!!! I have tried complaining but no one would listen

  2. Evelyn Caban says

    We loved it!! Awesome. The characters were amazing, great atmosphere. Many characters. Food was great. Cannot wait for next year. Darth Vader was showing off until I told him and the Bounty Hunter that my favorite was Obi one. Lol..

  3. says

    Just curious… I went to the breakfast this year on the first day… May the 4th (be with you)… and was able to download the full-res Photopass pictures on the card they hand you right after the photo op with Darth Vader and Boba Fett… totally and completely free. I put them in my cart, it showed a balance of $0, and I downloaded them. Now though, most guests are saying that has not been their experience, that the photos are not included and you have to purchase them. So I was wondering if you tried downloading those photos from your card… and if they were free or not?

  4. Sandra says

    Mealtrip, it may be that you can download, share and view them free for a certain period, like thirty days, but if you want to own them permanently, you must actually buy them through Photopass. This was how it worked in the past; they began to send reminders after a week or two that they hoped I was enjoying the pictures and don’t forget to purchase them before time runs out.

    I did have to laugh over the hesitancy about ordering orange juice and milk in the same drink. Those of us who grew up keeping cool in the summer with Dreamcicles, which are orange ice over vanilla ice cream, would love a drink like that! :)

  5. Amariea says

    overall I thought it was disappointing too, there were only 3 characters at the meal, the food was good but just didn’t think the experience was worth $200+ or x2 dining credits

  6. Galloping Gourmond says

    I’m curious, other than Darth, Boba, and the Troopers what other characters were there.

    I know what you mean about character meals being awkward for adults. My mom and I once accidentally made reservations for a character breakfast buffet at 1900 Park Faire. When we looked surprised to characters the hostess said, “I bet you didn’t know. We have a quiet section for you” and brought us to a nice space near a wall with other adults. The characters came by our area, quickly posed, and went on without the usual level of interaction. It was much appreciated and I wonder if they do something like this at other locations.

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