Characters at Hollywood and Vine...lunch?

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  1. Mickey1976

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    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?
    Thank you!
     
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  3. rymahoney

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    I booked lunch I hope characters are there
     
  4. Itinkso

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    Kenny the Pirate's site, kennythepirate.com, lists the four characters at lunch too!
     
  5. Mickey1976

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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!
     
  6. Itinkso

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    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!:)
     
  7. Magic2000

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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!
     
  8. disneywalkers

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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!
     
  9. kimber11

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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.
     
  10. Itinkso

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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.
     
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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.
     
  12. Mom22girls56

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    Great news! Any idea where she'll be?
     
  13. Itinkso

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    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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    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.
     
  15. Itinkso

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    Sofia will make her debut on August 11 in the Animation Courtyard. She will not be at H&V.
     
  16. MonsterWDWmom

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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!!! pixiedust:
     
  17. juliebug1997

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    I've been reading on Theme Park Strategies quite a bit about Sofia making her debut and whether or not she'll be at H&V. I've read that her dress may be too big for her to make her way through the restaurant. You might want to pop over to that board and search for Sofia.
     
  18. MonsterWDWmom

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    Thank you I will check that out.
     
  19. MonsterWDWmom

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    Just to let everyone know that characters have changed! Sofia and Doc will now be here! I saw the announcement on the Dis blog a few weeks ago, from what I remember this is going to start sometime this month. :goodvibes
     
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    saw this too! we did this meal in sept 2012 and really enjoyed it, thought there was great character interaction. No offense to June or Agent Oso but my son loves watching sofia and doc. I think this is a great change! we are booked for our spring trip twice now because I know our friends who are joining us a few days in will want to do this too!
     
  21. Nana2Callie

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    What is the food like at Hollywood & Vine? We are fans of both Doc and Sophia.
     

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