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A,M&Asmom
06-28-2006, 04:26 PM
I had posted on the Theme parks board that we were lucky enough to have been stopped at MGM/Disney Studios this past Friday and asked if we would try out a new Character Breakfast they were doing with the Little Einteins & Jojo's Circus characters for free that day. :cheer2: Of course we agreed. Here is my review.

To start off...there were 12 of us in our group....3 tables of 4, but right next to each other. 6 Adults & 6 kids.

We came to the Hollywood & Vine at about 11:00 and our time was for 11:05. They took my information and told us to have a seat on the patio until they called our name. They were all so nice at the stand so it already started off really good. In about 5 minutes they called us in and sat us. We were right by the buffet line, but it isn't like you are right on top of it so it was fine. Our waiter came right over to see what we would like to drink. He was so nice and smiling the whole time. He went to get our drinks, which came so fast and in the meantime...a few CMs that were part of the show came around to the tables asking all the kid's names and told them they were going to be singing and dancing so they should get up & join along. The characters would be around to the tables shortly.

About as soon as he left...the characters started coming around. The place was full, but they sure stopped by the tables enough for the kids. Leo, Annie, June (no Quincy which dissappointed my ds for about a minute until the manager told him that he had to go to school that day) and then Jojo & the Lion stopped by, too. They signed their books...posed for pics and hugged all 6 of the kids at our table.

The food was wonderful. The first items you came on were bagels, rolls, muffins & fruit. Then you moved on to all the hot items. They had eggs, egg casseroles, grits, ham, sausage, bacon, pancakes, Mickey Mouse waffles, toppings for the waffles such as strawberries, cereal (hot & cold), biscuits & gravy....hmmm am I leaving anything out....

I think I tasted almost everything at least a little bit. My favorite were the chocolate filled rolls (those were so good), the Mickey Mouse waffles, the fruit was nice and fresh, the kids loved the waffles and they scarffed down the bacon. The tried almost all of it also and I don't think there was one thing that they didn't like.

The were alway restocking even though we were one of the last groups to be eating breakfast since it was a late seating (hey can't complain when they gave it to us for free), but then even if I was paying...I still would not have anything to complain about. I don't think one person in our entire group could complain about anything. Even my mother who is a breakfast guru. Everything was perfect. The food was fresh and hot..the CMs & Characters were great....I would HIGHLY recommend this breakfast for anyone with kids who like the Little Einsteins or Jojo's Circus. In fact...Everyone who asks how our trip was...I tell them this was one of the best parts of our trip! :woohoo:

kaybird
06-28-2006, 04:39 PM
Thanks so much for posting! Lot's of people have been waiting to hear about this new CB, so great that you not only enjoyed it but what a great surprise for free!!!!

Hope the rest of your trip was just as good!!!

mom2isaac&ella
06-28-2006, 04:40 PM
I have been waiting for a review of this character meal!! Sounds wonderful. What kind of singing and dancing did they do? We will be going in a month for lunch, would love for someone who had lunch there to give info on the menu.

A,M&Asmom
06-28-2006, 04:50 PM
They sang the hot dog...diggity dog song...the Little Einsteins theme song..& a couple others.

As for the dancing...I don't remember it specifically...I was too busy watching my 3 year old doing her own dance. I think they told you what to do like clapping and such. They had some CMs that did the singing and dancing that weren't in costumes and they had a microphone on so you could hear them.


They had so much fun...I wish we could have stayed longer.

nickelsfamily
06-28-2006, 04:52 PM
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR POST, IT WAS VERY INFORMATIVE. I CAN'T WAIT TO MAKE MY ADRS (JULY 4TH)! MY BOYS ARE GOING TO BE SO EXCITED TO SEE SOME NEW CHARACTERS AT BREAKFAST! :love:

lovehoney
06-28-2006, 05:11 PM
Did they happen to bring out Lunch items while you were there?

A,M&Asmom
06-28-2006, 05:18 PM
When you walked into the restaurant they had the breakfast going on the left side of the place. The right side was empty. While we were leaving a few people started showing up for lunch so they were just starting to set up the buffet only on that side so I really didn't notice what they were putting out. One thing I do know they had was fried chicken...I know that because I could smell it with my highly sensetive pregnant nose ;) . I wish I would have noticed what they were putting out. If it was anything like the breakfast...I am sure it will be good.

We did a dinner at Chef Mickey's one night and that food was good...so I am sure the lunch food can't be much different.

java
06-28-2006, 05:19 PM
Thank you for posting this!!! We go on the 3rd and I was dying to hear if they really did sing and dance. Can't wait to see my 3 year old here! (oh and the 8 and 12 will be dancing too! maybe even the baby) :banana:

mom22boys
06-28-2006, 10:09 PM
DS 3 loves the Little Einsteins. We won't be at WDW again until May 2007, but he is already talking about having lunch with Leo and June. He is going to be so excited to hear that Annie was there too! Out of curiousity, how did they do the characters of Leo, Annie, and June? Were they like Cinderella and Belle where you can see a person's face or were they like Jo-Jo or Mickey with masks?

Much thanks! Glad your family had such a good experience! :daisy:

brat5063
06-28-2006, 10:10 PM
Thanks for the review. I can't wait to eat their in September.

MinnieGi
06-28-2006, 10:18 PM
Hooray! Finally a review!!! We are going for lunch at the end of July and the kids are very excited! They will love the singing and dancing part as well as meeting new characters. I was also curious about the cosuming for "Little Einsteins" - Are they "face" characters or in complete suits?

Thanks again for the review.

taragl
06-28-2006, 10:23 PM
Great review -- thanks! One question, was the dancing bit low pressure or were they insistent? DS won't want to get up in front of an audience.

disneyde
06-28-2006, 10:26 PM
Have you ever been to the Liberty Tree Character meal would you recommend JoJo's circus over it if you had. I'm trying to make the most of my table service choices. I'm undecided on a few of my choices.

Bunchkin
06-28-2006, 10:51 PM
Thanks for sharing!!! :thumbsup2

Glad to hear that it was a good experience all around!!!

We have ADR's for our upcoming trip!!! :banana:
We have a late breakfast scheduled, so we may be there for lunch also!! :rotfl:

Hope someone posts what is on the lunch buffet as well!! ::yes::

lillygator
06-28-2006, 10:52 PM
Thank you for posting this!!! We go on the 3rd and I was dying to hear if they really did sing and dance. Can't wait to see my 3 year old here! (oh and the 8 and 12 will be dancing too! maybe even the baby) :banana:

we'll miss you by a day = we're going on the 2nd!

teamagic
06-29-2006, 12:37 AM
So glad to hear that it was good. Our DD will be so excited to see June. She loves the Little Einsteins. Are the Little Einsteins in a full face costume or can you see their face?

tinkerbeth
06-29-2006, 09:43 AM
YAY!! :cheer2: :cheer2:

Sounds like we will have fun when we go in August. I'll have to get some Jojo and Little Einstein Videos to rev us up.

Thanks so much for the review!!! And to do it for free - AWESOME! :banana: :banana:

Beth :crazy:

ufgator
06-29-2006, 12:57 PM
Thanks for your review. Sounds like it was a great surprise!

jpolak
06-29-2006, 02:08 PM
Thanks for the review. I can not wait to see the look on DD's face when JoJo comes over. :goodvibes

sconnell
06-29-2006, 04:49 PM
For those interested, allears has the menu's up now.
Breakfast (http://www.allearsnet.com/menu/menu_hvb.htm)
Lunch (http://www.allearsnet.com/menu/menu_hvl.htm)
Dinner (http://www.allearsnet.com/menu/menu_hvd.htm)

I'm SO Excited to see this review! I feel like we've been waiting forever! Are there anymore reviews out?

kstinw19
06-29-2006, 09:50 PM
Hooray! Finally a review!!! We are going for lunch at the end of July and the kids are very excited! They will love the singing and dancing part as well as meeting new characters. I was also curious about the cosuming for "Little Einsteins" - Are they "face" characters or in complete suits?

Thanks again for the review.

There is a picture of Annie and June in this thread:

http://www.disboards.com/showpost.php?p=13179691&postcount=37

Cute!

teamagic
06-29-2006, 10:37 PM
Thanks so much for posting the menus. I was wondering what they would be serving. Sound yummy!

Minniespal
06-30-2006, 03:38 AM
Enjoyed reading your review ~ Thanx for sharing.

fizz13
07-01-2006, 04:57 PM
That sounds great, a bit upset as my kids at 5 and 7 have decided they are too grown up for this, guess i shall have to meet the Little Einsteins in the park instead. have a great time to whoever gets to go,
Claire xx

lovehoney
07-01-2006, 10:19 PM
That sounds great, a bit upset as my kids at 5 and 7 have decided they are too grown up for this, guess i shall have to meet the Little Einsteins in the park instead. have a great time to whoever gets to go,
Claire xx

:rotfl: My DS5 says he it too old as well. I told him we were just going for his 2 y/o brother. I guess in reality we are really going for me. :blush:

yaksack
07-03-2006, 06:49 AM
Thank you for the review. He have a res for at H&V in 11/06 and I was a little concerned after reading the reviews, but you set my mind to rest.

ilovepooh
07-06-2006, 09:29 PM
Thanks for the review. I had read another thread where some people said they ate lunch there and it was awful! I will now try the character breakfast. DS loves the Little Einsteins anyway. I do too! Thanks again!! :sunny:

andriade
07-09-2006, 11:19 PM
Thanks for the post! We have ADR's for Dec. My DS LOVES!!!!!!! Little Eisnteins. He will die when he sees them. He may not dance but he might sing along to the songs. At least he sings at home to the songs. I have been waiting for a review for a week now. I am so glad you posted. I wish my meal was going to be free! ;)

bellenbuzz
07-10-2006, 12:48 PM
I too was waiting for first-hand feedback on this...
We have ADR's for a November morning.
Question: Did a CM just walk up to you on the street & say "Hey, come eat for free?? " WOW !! That is incredible....
How come nothing like that happens to my family ???
Sounds good, and Thanks Again ! :tilt: :goofy: :dogdance:

bluejasmine
07-10-2006, 01:07 PM
Wow sounds great! I hope they also do as well with lunch/dinner when we went in March 05 the buffett was horrible..Thanks for the review!

swankybeth
07-10-2006, 05:45 PM
Thanks for the review. How cool that you got to try it for free! :thumbsup2

indigoxtreme
07-10-2006, 07:49 PM
I have been hoping for a review. My DGD is going to be so surprised. She watches the Little Ensteins and plays the game on disney site all the time. She loves music. Thanks so much for posting and congratualtions on the pixie dust. pixiedust:

LBKMAMA
07-12-2006, 01:04 PM
This review has put my mind at ease....my dtr. is 2.5 and boys are 5.5 & 7 so I was a bit worried. But I think for breakfast it will be fine. My dtr. will be thrilled and the boys will like the food so we should be good to go!

Thanks so much. :thumbsup2

momof2forever
04-17-2007, 09:36 PM
Reviews were great. Glad there is something new and different to offer the kids. Can't wait to try this breakfast. Has anyone been lately? We hope to go Oct 07 for breakfast, would love to hear more reviews.

pinkerbell
04-17-2007, 09:57 PM
we went in oct of 06, my daughter who turned 3 that week loved it. We are going back and it was one of our priority reservations, she saw June and Leo, for sure and Jo Jo and Goliath, I think. They did lot's of singing and dancing, if I knew how, I'd attach pic's, the buffet food was good and we all got plenty of attention from the characters.. I highly recommend it

momof2forever
04-17-2007, 10:29 PM
we went in oct of 06, my daughter who turned 3 that week loved it. We are going back and it was one of our priority reservations, she saw June and Leo, for sure and Jo Jo and Goliath, I think. They did lot's of singing and dancing, if I knew how, I'd attach pic's, the buffet food was good and we all got plenty of attention from the characters.. I highly recommend it

Did you do breakfast when you went last time? If so, what time? I was wondering if it was crowded and if the characters were rushed?
Thanks:goodvibes

indigoxtreme
04-18-2007, 07:26 AM
Did you do breakfast when you went last time? If so, what time? I was wondering if it was crowded and if the characters were rushed?
Thanks:goodvibes

Momof2, we did the breakfast when we went in October and we had the 8:10 time slot. It was full but did not feel crowded. (I think this is still so new that may people haven't really tried it yet). The characters were not rushed. What they did was 2 of the characters worked one side of the room and the other 2 worked the opposite side. Then they swapped after one of the big songs and dances. There was plenty of time with the characters and dancing and singing. I recommended this to a co-worker who went in February, his DG age 7 and DS age 4 loved it. They enjoyed the food and all the interaction. They also loved the P&P party at Magic Kingdom. :goodvibes

pinkerbell
04-18-2007, 08:14 AM
Did you do breakfast when you went last time? If so, what time? I was wondering if it was crowded and if the characters were rushed?
Thanks:goodvibes

we went for lunch, I think it was new at that time because although we had a lovely time, we reserved the first tiem available for lunch and when we arrived there was much confusion, we were told that the system was down and no-one could be seated, they didn't even handwrite names in order of arrival, we were simply told to wait, it was not done well. Eventually we were told we could start checking in. However, I heard employees outside and inside indicate that it was just that no-one or not enough people had been scheduled to work there. I find that hard to believe, but it did seem as if people had been pulled from various other locations to "open up". All that considered, ther was plenty of food, it was good and we had a wonderful time.

Don't sweat the small stuff... and it's almost all, small stuff...

As for the characters, not rushed at all... they came around repeatedly, spent time at the tables, walked with our 2 yr old, I have tried to put in a photo of that..danced and sang for what seemed to be the entire time!!

we are sooooo lonking forward to it again

peace :goodvibes

maiziezoe
04-18-2007, 01:38 PM
My 2 year old son loves Little Einsteins. I can't wait to eat here! Thanks for the review!