(I paid a modest fee to attend the 2015 Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, which included park tickets and more, but the Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine Character Dinner was entirely paid for by my family. There was no requirement to write about Disney at all. All opinions are my own.)
It’s Star Wars Weekends at Disney World now through June 14th, 2015 and Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the place to be.
Last week, while enjoying down time at the parks during Disney Social Media Moms Celebration, I secretly made arrangements for an out of this world character experience….Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine Character Dinner!
Hosted exclusively at Disney’s Hollywood & Vine restaurant, Jedi Mickeys Star Wars Dine Character Dinner is an unbelievable experience. The restaurant is inside the Hollywood Studios Theme Park and admission is required (not included in the price of the character meal).
When you first enter the restaurant, Jedi Mickey greets you for an exclusive character photo! Take advantage of this special time with Jedi Mickey as he doesn’t go from table to table like the other characters. So make sure to have your camera ready along with any autograph books.
But never fear, this one of a kind experience has plenty of character interaction during your meal.
Characters at mealtime who go from table to table for photos, autographs and just plain fun include:
- Princess Leia Minnie
- Darth Vader Goofy
- Storm Trooper Donald
- Ewoks Chip ‘n’ Dale
More photos later in the post with these characters!
The dinner is buffet style and what struck me was that almost all dishes were themed after Star Wars!
How cool is that?
I had too much fun just looking at all the signs which included dishes like:
- Princess Leia’s Sweet-and-Sour Pork
- StormTrooper Shrimp and Cocktail Sauce
- Kit Fisto’s Green Tip Mussels
- Obi-Wan Insalata Caprese
The buffet had a large selection of items and as always, there was a children’s section with more typically child-friendly foods.
But let’s be honest, it’s the desserts that always steal the show!
Here what I grabbed…..looking back now, I see that I might have had too much of the Dark Side on my plate.
Let’s break these desserts down, because they really are the stars of this meal. I almost wanted to begin the dinner with dessert. Wouldn’t you?
The desserts were clearly broken down into two sides……Jedi vs. The Dark Side!
I’m going to start with the Jedi because I tend to go with the good guys in any situation. Or it might have something to do with my irrational fear of Storm troopers (which I had to come face to face with on this trip)! 🙂
These Jedi Mickey Lemon Tarts with Blackberries and a White Chocolate Jedi Mickey on top were simply amazing!
Yoda was represented well with these Yoda Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes!
I spy R2D2, don’t you? These were little treats bound by graham cracker crumbs, filled with the heavenly taste of caramel apples, and topped with Jedi themed white chocolate shards.
But of course the Dark Side had a very strong presence in the dessert section.
And I must admit, the force was too powerful to deny!
In response to Jedi Mickey’s Lemon Tarts, you’ll spy these Donald Darth Maul Lemon Tarts with Raspberries and black sprinkles, topped with White Chocolate! Yes, delicious, I dare say!
But the force just grew stronger and stronger.
The Dark Vader Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cupcakes were too hard to resist.
There were cookies too. At one point (as you saw earlier on my dessert plate), the Jedi were represented, but when I went back to take pictures, the Dark Side had taken over, just as I had feared. With Dark Vader and Stormtrooper sugar cookies, it seemed like the bad guys were winning.
Okay, to be honest, I couldn’t bring myself to even attempt to eat Jaba the Hutt cupcakes – he creeps me out too much! 🙂
The experience was simply so much fun.
Fun for both little kids and big kids too. Little kids who might love Star Wars but would find the real Darth Vader too intimidating and scary, will absolutely adore being able to have fun with their favorite Disney friends dressed up.
I even warmed up to the Dark Side.
How could I resist? Storm Trooper Donald was just too cute.
And Goofy as Darth Vader – well, he was the best! He tried to intimidate you but then offered a hug, a genuine hug!
You’ll see my daughter holding a paper lightsaber in this picture. Everyone is given a piece of paper decorated with either a blue (Jedi) or red (Dark Side) lightsaber. Simply roll it up during dinner and hold with provided rubber band and voila! You are ready to battle!
- Prices -$57.99 per adult and $34.99 per child age 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity not included).
- Daily from 4:15 PM to 8:00 PM, through June 14, 2015
Optional Fantasmic! Dining Package
- Prices – $63.99 per adult and $38.99 per child age 3 to 9 (tax and gratuity not included).
- We opted for this package for our Jedi Mickey meal as it provided us with special reserved seating for the Fantasmic! show later that evening. The seats were amazing – front and center, best we’ve ever had!
I highly recommend getting Disney dining reservations in advance but it never hurts to walk on up to the restaurant and ask about availability!
Are you a Star Wars Fan?
Have you ever visited Disney World during Star Wars Weekends?