Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast review

Review of the Star Wars Dine-in Galactic Breakfast at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater at Hollywood Studios

Update 5/10/14  Added examples of the bonus content photos you receive to the bottom of the post.

Our day began by arriving at Hollywood Studios about 7:30 am.  We saw that there were two signs in the character meal area on the far left of the entrance points.  We headed for the right line for the Star Wars meals.  A few other people lined up behind us and a couple were in front.  A guy in front said one lady told him to get in the back of the single line on the left and another lady told him to get in the Star Wars line on the right.  Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

 

I told him that someone will come tell us to get back into the long line and a few minutes later a lady will come tell us to go back to the line on the right.  I’m such a prophet :)

Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

We thought it was funny that the sign said they had already filled all the spots for American Idol before the park opened.  I think someone forgot to remove the sign because they don’t usually offer breakfast at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater.Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios (10)

Our 8:00am breakfast appointment allowed us to be among the first to enter for the Star Wars Breakfast!  Woot woot! The even have a special spiel about joining the rebellion.  I’m cool with that, I rode a motorcycle once before breaking both wrists.  That makes me sorta rebellious right?Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

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The excitement among the Star Wars fans was palpable and we could see that Darth Vader and Boba Fett were just inside the entrance with a special backdrop and a couple of Photopass photographers ready to snap away.

Boba Fett and Darth Vader at Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

A couple of baddies ready to pose with you.  Boba Fett and Darth Vader at Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

Which looks tougher:  arms crossed or hands on hips?Boba Fett and Darth Vader at Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

Don’t mess with a man wearing shoulder and knee pads!  I wonder if Boba knows how to Tebow?Boba Fett and Darth Vader at Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

The photopass peeps were kind enough to snap a photo.  The lighting here was good enough to get this photo with no flash.  The reason it has no flash is because I left it turned on a couple days ago and it died :)Boba Fett and Darth Vader at Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

After meeting this villainous duo, you make you way to your car.  We were parked up close to the front for a great view of the screen.  I took this high quality photo of the menu.  The only thing we didn’t know the other day was the kids menu portion.Menu at Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

Instead of showing hokey 50’s sci-fi stuff on the big screen, they are showing all sorts of clips from Star Wars movies and some funny fillers.Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

The official host of Star Wars Weekends, James Arnold Taylor, has a short clip for you.Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

The band is tuned up and ready for the show.  Where’s the Bantha Milk?Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

That smarty C3PO shows up for a bit.Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

Oh, there’s the Bantha Milk!  It’s light blue in color and has a hint of blueberry flavor.  It was quite good and refreshing.  I tried the white, chocolate and Bantha flavors and the apple juice.  Hey, it’s a $48 breakfast, I’m getting my money’s worth.  Even got a Bantha Milk to go too.  Our server was super nice and did a great job by the way.  She liked my Alabama accent.  I think it’s an Alabama, Georgia, Texas, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Florida hybrid though.  Not counting the many states and nations that I’ve visited.Bantha Milk at Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

Cute little pastries begin the meal.  You can’t really see them because it’s REALLY dark in here.  They could be from Dunkin Donuts for all we know.Pastries at Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

Next they bring you your choice of the Yoda fruit cup or the Yoda yogurt and fruit.  Purdy neat.Appetizers at Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

Then this guy showed up and messed up our happy time.  It was so dark in the room, that he needed me to flash some light his way to help him autograph our book.  Stormtroopers meet at the dining area.Stormtrooper Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

Kids are always happy to meet some Star Wars characters.Stormtroopers at Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

Greedo stopped by and tried to force me hand over a pastry or pay a debt or something.  I couldn’t get him to sit down to discuss the situation.  Greedo meets at the dining area.
Greedo at Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

This is what it looked like with no flash and no external lighting.  Eyes are cool, but can’t really see my kiddos.Jawas at Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

I fired up the flashlight thingy on my phone and it made it a little better. We traded the Jawas on of my Character Locator buttons for a little plastic Darth Vader head.  Losers!  We came out so far ahead in the deal.  We could sell that Darth Vader head for like 99 cents on Ebay and the button is worthless!  No one collects KtP buttons.  Jawas meet at the dining area.Jawas at Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

Bom, Bom, Bom…Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

Bom, bom…Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

These guys came back around for a second visit because we were having too much fun.  They asked that we cut out all the smiling, laughing and drinking Bantha milk through out noses.Stormtroopers at Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

Luke, what did Obi Wan tell you about your father?  He told me that Tim Allen is my father and he is actually a toy, a T.O.Y. toy!  I am your father!  NOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

It was cool seeing some clips from this one-time tv special.Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

It was a bit odd seeing bad guys roam around the place collecting food and stealing people’s pastries.  Okay, they don’t steal the pastries, just force you to take photos with them.Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

I think Greedo was trying to slurp down some eggs while the family looked the other way.  Gotta watch out for these fellas, this is a tough place.Star Wars Galactic Dine-in Character Breakfast at Hollywood Studios

You’re given a special “Driver’s License” too.

Overall, we had a fun experience.  It would be an easy way to meet Darth Vader and Boba Fett, but the others at the meal are really easy to find roaming about.  I once waited FOUR times just to try to meet Boba Fett.  It was still the worst experience in all my days at Disney World.  I’ve waited many hours to meet Flynn Rider and Oogie Boogie, but the heat and the experience were terrible that year.

The food at the meal was tasty and hot and there was plenty of it.  The server asked if we’d like any more to eat or drink frequently.  I had to waddle out of the place.  I enjoyed the atmosphere and it made for a memorable time with my kids.  It appeared that many kids really enjoyed the Jawas, but most didn’t know you can trade with them.  Can’t trade cash or valuables though.  They love shiny things!

Here’s the three frames that Photopass offers with the FREE Download.

Boba Fett and Darth Vader Star Wars Weekends Photopass (1) Boba Fett and Darth Vader Star Wars Weekends Photopass (2) Boba Fett and Darth Vader Star Wars Weekends Photopass (3)

Update:  Since this post released the following bonus content photos are now available for download with your special photopass card:

Boba Fett at Star Wars Weekends photopass
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Darth Vader and Stormtroopers at Star Wars Weekends
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Darth Vader in a car at Sci Fi Dine In Theater Star Wars Weekends Breakfast
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Star Wars Dine-In Galactic BREAKFAST Details:

he characters for this meal include Darth Vader and Stormtroopers, Boba Fett, Greedo and Jawas (ready to trade with you).  There will be no sci-fi movie trailers, instead they will offer clips from Star Wars movies.  The cost is $47.99 for adults 10 and up and $29.99 for children 3 to 9 years of age.    Reservations for this meal are accepted from 8:00 am until 12:00 noon.

The meal will be offer EVERY DAY from May 4 through June 15, not merely on weekends.

There are no discounts of any type on this meal.

For those using the Disney Dining Plan, each meal requires TWO Disney Dining plan credits.

What about Photopass?

Many guests use Photopass these days, so Disney has a Photopass person at the Vader and Boba meet.  Once you’re inside the theater, you’re on your own though.  Your server should be willing to help snap a photo, but there aren’t many character attendants and no photopass inside.

The photopass photos from this meet and greet are available for Download and are FREE after dining at this meal!

Here’s a photo of the photopass card that Jessin2D posted on twitter.

Do they offer a pre-arranged photo package for sale?

They didn’t offer any type of pre-printed photo packages like they do at the Tusker House or Cinderella’s Royal Table this morning.  They only offered the special photopass card.

Do the Star Wars characters at this meal autograph?

Yes, we were able to get autographs from all the characters at the meal.

It’s dark inside

It’s dark inside the theater and many guests were having difficulty getting decent shots with the characters.  You may consider bringing a small flashlight or using your camera app as I did to brighten it up a bit.  Many guests using flash found them to be very blown out.

What was playing on the screen?

It was a combination of different Star Wars movies clips, some clips from a 1978 Star Wars cartoon and some comedy insert clips.

Any questions you might have that I didn’t cover?  Are you excited to try out this new meal?

43 thoughts on “Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast review”

  1. Thank you for this!! I will be taking my son to this (just the two of us), and the day we’re going is an EMH day. Our ressie is for 8:30. Will JTA be open at rope drop for signups? If so, is it realistic for us to be there at rope drop and head straight to JTA and still make our ressie? My son is so very excited!!

  2. So I am looking through my photos from last week and who was sitting beside us at the breakfast at Sci Fi. I recognized the red shirt.

  3. How were you able to get such great pics with the stormtroopers and Greedo? I’ve had terrible luck with getting good pictures at Sci-Fi Dine In, both with and without flash. What did you use to get your great pictures?

  4. I thought that was you when we were in line. I was going to ask you if you were Kenny the Pirate but didn’t want to sound like a nut job.

      1. I actually didn’t see your shirt until just now in the pics. When I saw your face when we were in line, I thought it was you. I follow you all the time online.

  5. Do they let you get extra? Also do all the characters do autographs? Great review I was worried this was not going to be worth it but it sounds like it is. Thanks for the review now looking forward to our ressie on June 6th, 8th and 14th:)

  6. Do you have any pictures of the entrees? And can you order more than one entrée (indecision on which I want, lol)? Thanks!

  7. Thanks Kenny! This review has been very helpful! We are planning this for a “surprise meal” for our kiddos on our upcoming trip. We all love Star Wars and the kids have no clue about it. A friend told me about your site today and after reading a few articles I quickly added it to my bookmarks of Disney sites. Keep up the great work!

  8. Thank you so much for the review! I’m even more excited for our June 7th ressie now. I love being in the know so I can be prepared. How long did your meal take? Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on the Hollywood & Vine dinner as well. Thanks for being so awesome.

  9. We also have an 8am reservation on a nonSWW day. Any idea what time you were finished. Wondering about JTA and TSM line.

    1. We didn’t (don’t hurry) at character meals. Best way to handle your desire is to send one parent with kid(s) that wish to register right around rope drop, while the other holds down the table so they can return. Use FP+ for TSMM and then use your 4th FP+ for Rock N Roller Coaster if you so desire.

  10. Thanks for the review and pictures! Now we are more excited about our breakfast than we were before! 2 questions – what did you all eat and how was it? And when you were offered more food, did that include the entree food, or just the pastries/fruit?

    1. Tatooine Sunrise – basic breakfast food. It was really good and hot. Not typical Disney breakfast tasting stuff. She was willing to bring us more of anything we desired.

  11. thanks for the review, looks great! I have a couple of question, do they just take one picture and does the picture have to be with the two of them at the same time? I’m asking because I would love to have a picture of my son by himself (maybe just with darth vader) and another one of the whole family. and the other question is, how does the picture work with memory maker? thanks!!!

    1. We didn’t request the two separate, but they may accomodate that desire. It’s added to a special photopass card and you just type in the code into your photopass account.

  12. Thanks so much! I can’t wait…26 days!! I’ve heard you can get seconds but do you know if it has to be of the same meal you ordered in the first place? I want to be a bit adventurous when I order but would hate to end up not liking my $50 breakfast. Would also love to hear what the 3 of you chose for your meals and if you were happy with your choice. Thanks for all you do for us fellow character lovers!

  13. So appropriate: May the 4th be with you! Can you detail how you got your photo pass pic and frame? Can’t wait till June 6 and your review on the dinner!

  14. Thanks so much for the review! Is this being offered every day a new thing? When I called back in early April they said it was only on the Star Wars Weekends.

    1. Of course, a different cast member initially also insisted that Vader/Fett/etc. met at Hollywood and Vine and that the Disney characters met here. So who knows…

  15. I plan to take my son to Jedi academy sign ups after this meal. We have an 8:00 pre-rd. How likely is it that we will be able to make it to the sign ups on time for an earlier show?
    Thanks

  16. Are you going to be doing a review of the Star Wars dinner with the characters?

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  17. After reading this, I am so excited to go to this meal on both of my upcoming trips!!!! Thanks, Kenny! I’ll be sure to get some paper clips off my desk at school before heading out.

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