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Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First join Hollywood and Vine Play and Dine character meal at Hollywood Studios

We had the opportunity to be among the first families to meet Doc McStuffins at her new home at Hollywood and Vine today at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  We made an 8:00am breakfast reservation in order to meet her today.  We had a great time meeting Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, Handy Manny and Jake.  The entire experience took about one and a half hours.  We were waiting on Doc to make her way over to us.  The meal appeared MUCH more popular than it was when Secret Agent Oso and June met there.

I personally think this is a great mixture of characters.  There’s two male and two female characters and many little boys like Doc McStuffins.  The characters are willing to spend as much time with your family as you’d like to interact and Doc was uber popular, so don’t expect to run in, consume some egg dish and run out in 30 minutes.  I think one to one and a half hours is reasonable for this and any character rotation meal.

HANDY MANNY

We began with meeting Handy Manny.  Not a lot to say.  The guy loves tools, so he and I have a lot in common.  We’ve seen him a number of times in the past when he offered the in park meet and greet.  I need to get one of those pencils though.
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JAKE

After the song and dance time we hung out with a fellow pirate, who can appreciate all things piratey like extra FP+, character paloozas and trying to locate Darkwing Duck.  They guy knows his treasure!

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We also had a chance to participate in the always fun “Talk like a pirate” song interaction time.  They could just play this song all day long and it would be an awesome experience.  Everyone needs to learn some good Arrrs and Ahoys and Avasts.  This song should be mandatory learning in all the high schools across America.  We realized at this point that we were on the wrong side of the room though.  The characters that actually sing these songs were always on the OTHER side of the room, LOL.

SOFIA THE FIRST

After another round of singing we met Sofia the First.  We stayed so long we ended up meeting the little princess twice :)  I asked when we’ll see Clover and she said he is out in the garden.  We searched the whole park and didn’t find him or any other bunny.  I guess bunnies don’t exist because I didn’t see one.

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DOC MCSTUFFINS

Finally, it was time for the grand premier of the doctor that thousands of children hope to become.  I think it’s cool that she is a career-minded woman with high goals.  Someone will need to have the ability to repair all the plastic and electronic toys of the future!  It is good to have some positive role models for young people that extend beyond dreaming of being a pirate or princess and she teaches in a fun way.Walt Disney World, Hollywood and Vine, Character Meal, Doc McStuffins

I think she is ready to attempt to dethrone Donald Duck.Walt Disney World, Hollywood and Vine, Character Meal, Doc McStuffins

Can you tell my girls were happy to meet Doc McStuffins?  You’re probably wondering where my son was all this time?  He wanted to sleep in today after 2 basketball games yesterday and an afternoon and evening in the Animal Kingdom that included a half dozen rides on Expedition Everest, mostly after dark.Walt Disney World, Hollywood and Vine, Character Meal, Doc McStuffins

I stepped to join the fun.Walt Disney World, Hollywood and Vine, Character Meal, Doc McStuffins

After we all met together, Doc McStuffins specially asked to take a photo with just me.  How cool is that?  A television star wants to take a photo with a little ole blogger dude!Walt Disney World, Hollywood and Vine, Character Meal, Doc McStuffins

Yes, Doc McStuffins does autograph.Walt Disney World, Hollywood and Vine, Character Meal, Doc McStuffins, autographs

The song leaders are an integral part of this character meal experience, so I asked if I could take a photo of the two lovely ladies who guide the kids in song and dance.Walt Disney World, Hollywood and Vine, Character Meal

And they asked the blogger guy to join the photo too!  What is up with that?  Very nice ladies and they did a great job!

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RECOMMENDATION:

I recommend that you book a late breakfast or lunch for this character experience, so you don’t miss out on the first hour of important park touring.  You could easily ride Toy Story Mania, meet Buzz and Woody and ride the Great Movie Ride.  You could save your FP+ for Rock N Roller Coaster, Tower of Terror and Star Tours and have an simple day in the park.

WHAT ABOUT THE FOOD?

The food was largely your basic breakfast foods of eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits, cheese grits, mickey waffles, pancakes, tater tots etc.  They had some fritata, a fruit bar and make your own eggs/omelets bar, cereals and desserts.  Lunch is a variety of buffet items that everyone could find something to eat.  Even though they offer lemon filled water out front, it’s not a high end meal.  It’s a nice meal and a great character experience.

Here’s the photos of the food if you like that sort of thing:

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22 thoughts on “Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First join Hollywood and Vine Play and Dine character meal at Hollywood Studios”

  1. I was able to make a reservation today for our trip in November. There were still times available. We have a party of only 3, so maybe that helped me out. My daughter will be excited to meet Sofia.

  2. We are tried at 7am on the 180 mark and couldn’t get reservations. Does going during free dining make it extremely hard to get reservations? What is the Fetch item you mention?

  3. Thanks for the great post…we’re excited to try it next week. Here’s a question: We have an 8:15 am ADR that I primarily booked to get us in the park early to sign up for the Jedi Academy. Since the kids have to be there for sign-up and your post says to allow 90 minutes for breakfast – do you think we can wait until 9:45 to get over to the Jedi sign-up? Or can you sign-up before the park opens? Any advice? l guess I could take the kids and run over to sign up and come back…but it seems kind of rude to tie up the table like that. Maybe we’ll just ditch the Doc and friends early.

  4. Kenny, other than keeping an eye on Fetch, any other tips for getting a reservation? I’m trying for a date in early March for my son’s first birthday (he loves Jake) and nothing is showing available online. The following week has some times available but we are doing MK then…

  5. We have a lunch reservation for Feb 27th. My daughter is only 22 months and loves all four of these characters. Should be fun, can’t wait to see the excitement on her face.

  6. We were in the same reservation (we actually got a certificate saying we were the “first family” of the day) and I totally saw you and thought, “is that Kenny the pirate?!” I totally felt like I had a celebrity sighting LOL!

  7. Very fun change up. We really enjoyed our H& V lunch at Christmas. Marisol -red glasses was there and spent a lot of time talking with us at our table…she said she loved Oso but was excited for the changes to come.

  8. Had a late lunch yesterday with Doc and it was awesome. Doc came to our table twice even though the place was slammed. This character meal will be HUGE especially if that’s the lone way to see Doc!

    1. I would guess that it will become more and more popular as people find out that the girls are there now. However, we are testing a tool we call Fetch that will help you find any difficult reservation. If you use the app, you’ll see some links for that on the dining pages.

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