News! Minnie’s Seasonal Dine Coming to Hollywood & Vine for Year-Round Celebrations

If you can’t make it to the limited-run character meal that is Minnie’s Holiday Dine coming to Hollywood & Vine Restaurant starting in just a few weeks, fret not…

Because our favorite gal Minnie Mouse will be hosting dinner parties ALL YEAR LONG! That’s right… Minnie’s Seasonal Dine will be offered throughout the year at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: the text below has been updated, as Disney has since released the various seasons and themes that will be celebrated at Minnie’s Seasonal Dine.]

So, what happens after the holiday season? Well, that depends on the time of year… from spring to summer to Halloween and more, Minnie and some of her best Disney pals will be celebrating events and seasons throughout the year. Each season will offer changes in decor, music, menu items, “interactive musical moments,” and new costumes, adding to the festive fun!

First up? A celebration of the movies and all the glitz and glitter of Hollywood will take place from January 4th through March 20th! And it looks like Minnie is already adding to her considerable wardrobe for the next occasion…



Currently, interested guests are able to book through March 20, 2016 only. Minnie’s Seasonal Dine will change throughout the year as follows: [Read more…]

Review: Hollywood and Vine Lunch at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

It’s time to head back over to Hollywood and Vine! No, not the famous Tinseltown intersection. We’re talking about a cool character dining experience at Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios!

A while back, I reviewed the character breakfast at Hollywood and Vine, and was pleasantly surprised to find pretty good food with some interesting flavor options.

This go around, we decided to sleep in a bit and stop by for lunch. I was interested to see if the trend of good food quality and fun character interaction would continue.

Settle in — this is gonna be a long one! :-)


Hollywood and Vine is located near Echo Lake; hang a left off of Hollywood Boulevard from the park’s entrance, and you’re there!

Hollywood and Vine Sign

When we arrived for our advanced dining reservation, there was already a crowd at the podium to check in!

Entrance to Hollywood and Vine

A placard near the check-in area gives a few details about the Play ‘n Dine experience, in case you’re attempting to score a “walk-up” table.

Information Outside for Play 'n Dine

Once inside, you see which Disney Junior characters you might meet, courtesy of this triptych, which looks like a giant picture book.

This is a good time to explain [Read more…]