At the Hollywood & Vine, guests for breakfast and lunch can enjoy a character dining experience called the Disney Junior Play & Dine at the Hollywood & Vine.  For only one table service credit, it can be a good way to meet some of the characters that you don’t often find in the parks!

When we took Sophie there for breakfast back in 2008, the characters were from June and Leo from Little Einstein and JoJo and Goliath from JoJo’s Circus.  June and Leo are still part of the fun, but the characters from JoJo’s Circus have been replaced with Handy Manny, Special Agent Oso, and Jake the Neverland Pirate!

We enjoyed having breakfast at the Hollywood & Vine.  The breakfast was a buffet with your standard Disney breakfast fare, but Sophie really enjoyed getting autographs and pictures with the characters, especially June!

The Play ‘n Dine is a good venue to enjoy some character interaction, and whether you choose to eat here or not is totally dependent on whether or not your children (or you) like the characters being offered.  As for us, we don’t need to experience this now, as Sophie has outgrown a lot of the Disney Junior shows, but for you and your children, it may be right up there alley, and shouldn’t be overlooked!  If you book your breakfast for the right time, you’ll be able to get into Hollywood Studios before the park opens, and then after you are done eating, get on over for an early ride on Toy Story Mania!  I’ll close by sharing some of the pictures that we have of Sophie from here, I hope you enjoy!

Sophie and JoJo


Sophie and Goliath


Sophie and Leo


Sophie and June


Sophie and June


Sophie and June

For character experiences, this is a good one — again, it really depends on which characters you and your children like as to whether or not you choose this one.  I’d be surprised if this one was a quick sell-out, but I don’t know have numbers about that.  Our last Character dining review will be of one of my favorite restaurants — ‘Ohana.  Look for that on January 3rd! registered & protected



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