Star Wars Weekends occur at Disney’s Hollywood Studios during designated weekends in May and June, and it is extremely special time for super fans. Our young family decided to partake in one of the special dining events during SWW, at the Hollywood and Vine with Mickey and Friends. Disney’s favorite characters come together dressed as Star Wars classics. Be ready to see Jedi Mickey, Princess Leia Minnie, Darth Goofy, Ewok Chip and Dale, and Storm Trooper Donald.
If you have visited the Hollywood and Vine under the leadership of Disney Junior, the atmosphere is very similar. When we entered we were treated to a photo opp with Ewok Chip and Dale, with pre-signed autograph cards. We were seated and the characters began rotating around the room and signing autographs and taking pictures.
The buffet offered is VERY similar to the traditional Hollywood and Vine menu, only the menu items are renamed with a Star Wars theme in mind. However, the dessert bar is where the food experience shines! Among the many Force-laden treats are the ever-coveted Darth Vader and Yoda Cupcakes.
Paper lightsabers were given to kids, that could either be green or red and so the Younglings can sport the dark or light side of the Force during special parts of the relaxed programming.
It should be noted that this meal did take 2 dining credits. Our family was thrilled with the experience and we met some of the characters that my kids would not have had the patience to meet by waiting in lines.