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  • On Oct 7, 2012
    Heather from PA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Online reserv for Hollywood&Vine says no character lunch but reviewers talk about characters @ buffet lunch. Which is correct? Don't want to go w/o characters. Also doing Donalds Safari & Akershus. Did CRT & Chef M this year so looking for some

    Hi Heather!

    Thanks for visiting the Moms Panel with your great question!

    When using the Disney Dining Online Reservations system, a default message indicating that no characters are present often will come up when characters are not present - or if not all meals at that location include Disney Characters.

    Hollywood & Vine at Disney's Hollywood Studios is one of those restaurants which sometimes causes a bit of confusion in that area. At dinner, the restaurant operates as a dinner buffet without characters. However, at both breakfast and lunch, Hollywood & Vine becomes Disney Junior Play 'n Dine - a lively dining experience filled with fun for the little ones! You'll see all the details at the link I've included for you just above. If it's lunch that you've reserved, you'll most definitely be enjoying the fun of the Disney Junior Characters while you dine!

    I just enjoyed Donald's Dining Safari breakfast at Tusker House for my 40th Birthday and it was great fun with fantastic food. Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus has long been amongst my favourite Character Dining experiences at Walt Disney World. You've got some excellent choices picked out!

    I hope this helps alleviate the confusion regarding Hollywood & Vine.
    If you'd like any further recommendations or I may assist you further, please don't hesitate to write me back any time Heather! I'd love to hear from you again!

    Wishing you a simply Magical time at Walt Disney World!

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Meet the Panelist: Kirsten, Ontario

I'm a Canadian stay at home mom with 2 great kids. I've loved Walt Disney World since my own first trip at age 7. Now, my husband and I enjoy creating Disney vacation experiences with our children as often as possible. Each new visit is unique and Magical! Learn More About Kirsten

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