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Overlooked breakfast

Without a doubt, Hollywood and Vine is among the most overlooked restaurants in Walt Disney World.  For a restaurant in a theme park, I feel like it's undervalued considering its prime location and decent selection.  Why is that?

As certain I am of Hollywood and Vine being overlooked is as certain I am of why; it's the character meal.  There's no question that Walt Disney World guests love character meals but the fact it's a Disney Junior character meal turns off a lot of people.  I'm not sure why the thought of a character meal with Disney Junior characters is any more juvenile than a character meal with Winnie the Pooh or Mickey Mouse or any other animated character.  At the end of the day all the characters in any of the character meals are associated with kids the most.

It's a shame really because time after time I find the breakfast at Hollywood and Vine very good.  To me, a good buffet needs to have a great variety of food choices, good quality food and enterainment.  

The variety for breakfast is pretty darn good, with plenty of hot and cold options to choose from.  The kids buffet has the Walt Disney World staples: Mickey waffles, pancakes, tater tots, bacon.  The adult section offers omelletes, toast, eggs, potato casserole, frittatas, fruit and more.  Each time I eat here I'm struck by the variety in choices.

The food itself is pretty darn good too.  It does not revolutionize breakfast by any means but it's well prepared and good tasting food.  You know how when you're going to breakfast and you start envisioning the food you're going to eat? This is the sort of food that definitely meets those expectations.

The entertainment consists of characters from popular Disney Junior shows, which I understand is a turn off for some people that don't have young children.  Frankly, I'm not sure why considering these same people probably do not watch Mickey Mouse cartoons consistently but it's okay to go see him at a meal.  Basically, don't let the fact you do not watch the shows or even know a lot about the characters stop you from eating here.  If you do have kids, then they'll love it.  There's the basic character meets at each table but they throw in dance sessions for the kids to come to the center of the restaurant and dance with the characters to some popular Disney Junior songs.  

Frankly, breakfast in Disney's Hollywood Studios is not something I would write about how wonderful it is, because, well, it is poor.  However, Hollywood and Vine really does offer a good choice for breakfast in the morning and aside from perhaps the busiest days of the year, it's usually fairly easy to get a reservation or simply walk up and get a table. Don't let the lack of popularity fool you; The ease of getting a table is not a referrendum on the restaurant but rather a simple case of being overlooked because Manny and not Mickey is waiting to see you.

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Posted: Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by