One by one, restaurants have been reopening in Disney World!
Another character breakfast is BACK in Walt Disney World!
The Play ‘n Dine experience with Disney Junior characters at Hollywood & Vine in Disney’s Hollywood Studios has officially restarted today and is welcoming guests back for breakfast. We stopped by this morning to see what it’s like to be back and how it compares to the other specialty character dining experiences that Disney has hosted here for Christmas and Halloween!
Good news for breakfast fans!
Many Disney dining locations have remained closed since the parks reopened last year, but they’re slowly reopening, too. They’re also beefing their menus back up! And after some spots for quick eats opened up in Disney’s Animal Kingdom last week, we’re seeing a dining experience return to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
We’ve been hard at work scoping out all the latest news for you this week. Today we have all the details on what’s happening that affects the Disney Parks.
Due to the current global situation, Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris theme parks will be closed until further notice. Shanghai Disneyland reopened in mid-May and Disney World is REOPENING on July 11th! See all of our coverage HERE. And Disney Springs has REOPENED! Now — we still have a LOT to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in… .
I spent a recent weekend reminiscing over old photos, many of which featured family trips to the Disney Parks. While flipping through the albums, one of my girls commented that the photos were, to put it mildly, character meal intensive. So we started counting, going back to my oldest daughter’s first trip to Walt Disney World in May of 1998.
I have photographic evidence of having been to character meals with my family at least 93 times since then. These meals took place at Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and most predominantly at Walt Disney World, including each of the character meals currently available there, plus the now defunct meals at the Magic Kingdom’s Liberty Tree Tavern, Animal Kingdom’s Restaurantosaurus and what is now Fulton’s Crab House at Downtown Disney.
Our single highest visit count is at the Magic Kingdom’s Crystal Palace, with 17 separate visits.
After all that eating, and eating, and eating, aaaand eating, we’ve picked up a few tips and tricks along the way that may make your character meal experience even better than it otherwise might be:
1. Decide Why You’re There and Plan Accordingly
While the obvious answer to, “Why are you going to a character meal?” may be, “to eat.” In reality there are a number of reasons why you might find yourself communing with Mickey and a heaping plate of breakfast lasagna. These may include: [Read more…]