UPDATE: It doesn’t appear that this meal change will be taking place any time soon.
There’s a new rumor going around that Jake, Izzy (pink bandana and shirt), Captain Hook and Mr Smee will be taking over the breakfast and lunch “Play and Dine” character meals at Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood Studios. The current meal isn’t nearly as popular as Walt Disney World Entertainment would like to see. It’s seen as an underperforming offering and they hope by adding Izzy as a new character and bringing Hook and Smee out more will inspire new bookings.
The move would send Agent Oso and June into the rare/retired character status and Handy Manny will continue to meet in his usual location. I think it would be even more fun to put Peter Pan into the meal (he has appeared on this show) and have him interact with Capt. Hook. We used to have some great interactions with those to characters a few years ago in the Magic Kingdom. If they had to drop Smee to add Pan, I think it would bring a broader appeal.
I think this would be great but Really Really Really hope to see Doc McStuffin in the mix by December. I know that’s not likely but a girl can hope!
I agree – we are going in Jan and the is all my girls talk about -seeing doc. I do not have the heart to tell them at this point she is no where in the parks
It seems to take Disney FOREVER to get Disney Jr characters into the parks. I think it was 2 years before we saw Handy Manny
We are going to the breakfast in three weeks, I love the idea of changing it. What about poor Cubby being left out? I know it won’t be changed by the time we arrive but I wish they could have. Now it is time to change Crystal Palace to a Toy Story theme. I am tired off Pooh being everywhere.
Would love these changes, but my 4 year old son would much rather see Smee than Pan to my surprise!
Is there a timeline for this rumor as to when this might happen?
we’re going in early October and already have our reservation but would LOVE these changes!!! hope they’re in place by then :) fingers crossed!