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Old 07-17-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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Characters at Hollywood and Vine...lunch?

On the WDW website, I'm getting different information. It says:
"Hollywood & Vine restaurant in Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park offers breakfast and lunch buffets featuring Disney Characters, and a dinner buffet with savory American cuisine."
But then further down on the same page it says:
Breakfast:8:00AM-10:20AM (Includes Characters -June, Handy Manny, Agent Oso, Jake)**Lunch:11:00AM-2:25PM (Does Not Include Characters)
And then if I pretend to book a lunch, it still says it does not include the characters. The information on here and another Disney information site says that the characters are there for lunch...so I'm not sure what's going on. Does anyone know for sure?
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:28 PM   #2
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I booked lunch I hope characters are there
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:30 PM   #3
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Kenny the Pirate's site, kennythepirate.com, lists the four characters at lunch too!
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:41 PM   #4
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Thanks!! I ended up calling (why Disney doesn't have a 1-800 number for international guests, I don't know)...anyways, the CM said yes and confirmed with her superior too...so the website is wrong. Thank you for replying to me!
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:53 PM   #5
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Thanks!! I ended up calling (why Disney doesn't have a 1-800 number for international guests, I don't know)...anyways, the CM said yes and confirmed with her superior too...so the website is wrong. Thank you for replying to me!
You're welcome and I also meant to add my DD is sometimes friends with Jake from breakfast through lunch before she moves on to other shows!
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:12 PM   #6
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My granddaughter is a huge fan of Jake & The Neverland Pirates and Little Einsteins (and she LOVES Sofia and Doc McStuffins). When I made ADRs in Nov for the Hollywood and Vine lunch, it also stated there were no characters. I called and they said they were at breakfast and lunch. But I was still nervous.

We went for lunch and the characters were there!!!! Cady loved seeing the characters walking around and dancing. The food was pretty good, and she had such a good time!!!

Hollywood and Vine was one of the first ADRs we made for our upcoming trip! We'll be back for lunch!
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:32 PM   #7
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That is so weird that it says that. We have lunch there every year (5 years or more) and lunch always has had characters. Dinner doesn't though.

I so wish Doc and Sophia were there!
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:23 PM   #8
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I read somewhere on here that Sofia is supposed to be making appearances at Hollywood and Vine starting tomorrow. Not sure if it's true, but you can meet her at the park already so I'm guessing it is true.
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:27 PM   #9
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I read somewhere on here that Sofia is supposed to be making appearances at Hollywood and Vine starting tomorrow. Not sure if it's true, but you can meet her at the park already so I'm guessing it is true.
Sofia's meet and greets begin on Aug. 11 in DHS. She will not be in Hollywood and Vine...her dress is too large for her to maneuver around the restaurant and the dress is also too delicate to be getting soiled from food, drinks, etc.
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:12 PM   #10
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So glad to read this thread. I have a 2 year old who is Einsteins obsessed. Sadly when they were still doing meet and greets, she was afraid of the characters. Now that she's not, we can't find them. Haven't done H&V since the oldest was 2 but if even one Einstein is there, I'll be booking it for our trip in Sept.

Also happy to hear Sofia will be out for meet and greets as my 4 year old is obsessed. She's begged me to sew her a Sofia dress so she'll be so excited to meet her in a matching dress.
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:43 PM   #11
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Sofia's meet and greets begin on Aug. 11 in DHS. She will not be in Hollywood and Vine...her dress is too large for her to maneuver around the restaurant and the dress is also too delicate to be getting soiled from food, drinks, etc.
Great news! Any idea where she'll be?
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:24 PM   #12
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Great news! Any idea where she'll be?
Sofia will be in the Animation Courtyard. Kenny the Pirate is reporting the date may change to Aug 19th, but, the Aug. 11th date is still being reported too.
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:26 PM   #13
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Kenny the Pirate said she will be taking over Handy Mannys spot by the Disney Jr stage show.


We have done both breakfast and lunch at H&V, and all 4 characters were at both. It's our sons favorite thing to do, so we spend a long time there! W love that its not like Chef Mickeys where you have to fight for a reservation and then get moved along when your time is up.
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Old 08-02-2013, 06:18 PM   #14
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Sofia will make her debut on August 11 in the Animation Courtyard. She will not be at H&V.
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Old 08-13-2013, 07:58 PM   #15
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Right now I have reservation at H&V in Dec, if there is no change up in the characters by then this will be cancelled. But I know that if they do add Sofia to this, reservations will book up so fast that it was safer to make them now and cancel them later then to wait and see if something happens. So here's to hoping that Sofia will be at H&V by Dec!!!
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