Hollywood & Vine at Disney’s Hollywood Studios has character meals daily, but during the holidays, they have seasonal character dining. Minnie’s Halloween Dine features a buffet for lunch and dinner complete with Disney characters in Halloween costumes!
Minnie’s Halloween Dine Review at Hollywood & Vine
Minnie’s Halloween Dine is a character buffet at Hollywood & Vine and offered from August 11, 2023 to November 7, 2023 for lunch and dinner. Breakfast at Hollywood & Vine during these dates will includes Disney Junior characters and is not the seasonal dining.
If you love Halloween and love pictures with characters in costume, then Minnie’s Halloween Dine is for you. The food is pretty decent and has a variety for many palates. But also keep your expectations in check, because it is a buffet.
Hollywood & Vine is located in Disney’s Hollywood Studios close-ish to the entrance. When you check in for your dining reservation you can take a picture with the backdrop as you enter.
How Much is Minnie’s Halloween Dine?
Minnie’s Halloween Dine is $59 for adults and kids 10 and older and $38 for children ages 3-9. It includes an all-you-can-eat buffet plus beverages like sodas and juices.
Minnie’s Seasonal Dine Menu
Some of the food on the buffet menu at Minnie’s Halloween Dine are:
- Assorted Breads
- Shaved Fennel, Kale, and Seasonal Fruit Salad
- Beet Salad (Plant-based)
- Artichoke Salad (Plant-based)
- Peel-n-Eat Shrimp
- Sour Cream and Chive Whipped Potato
- Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
- Seared Salmon with Beurre Blanc
- Oven-roasted Turkey Breast
- Oven-roasted Herbed Chicken
- Roasted Mushroom Farro Risotto (Plant-based)
- Crispy Tofu with Asian Glaze (Plant-based)
- Roasted Pork with Spicy Mustard Sauce
- Macaroni & Cheese with Shrimp and Bacon
- Olive Oil Herbed-crushed Potatoes
- Roasted Beef Strip Loin with Horseradish Cream
On the kids buffet at Minnie’s Hollywood Dine are items like corn dog nuggets, chicken nuggets, rice, mac & cheese, and other kid-friendly foods.
Desserts include bread pudding, chocolate cake mud pie, cookies, creme brulee cheesecake, carrot cake cupcake with cream cheese icing, peanut butter & jelly tart, and unlimited soft serve ice cream!
Food was replenished pretty frequently, but there were times when you had to wait a few minutes for a fresh dish to be brought out.
Characters at Hollywood & Vine Seasonal Dining
You can meet Vampire Mickey, Cowboy Goofy, Minnie as a Witch, and Pluto with a vampire collar. The character interaction at Minnie’s Halloween Dine is some of the best I’ve encountered.
The characters made their way around the tables twice, and they were dancing, messing with each other, and just having a great time.
The first time Goofy came around he was fine. He took photos with us, posed if we asked, but it seemed like he was in a hurry. The second time he came around, he was a lot more energized, danced around, and seemed happy to take his time. Maybe Goofy got an energy drink after his first shift, but don’t feel pressured to have to hurry.
Minnie was just adorable and we even Taylor Swift shimmered together.
And Mickey Mouse is just as handsome as ever.
At the end of your meal, you’ll receive a postcard with character autographs and a fun Halloween print.
Is Minnie’s Hollywood Dine Worth It?
The characters in costumes plus a variety of foods makes Minnie’s Hollywood Dine worth it for me. But I also love Halloween. And I don’t mind a buffet. Usually Topolino’s Terrace Character Breakfast gets my vote, but this one was really fun! Plus it’s all-you-can-eat, so it can last you for two meals if you do a late lunch.
Minnie’s Hollywood Dine is expensive, so keep that in mind if you’re on a budget. The ambiance isn’t anything special, but it’s the characters for me. The food is fine, nothing outstanding, but again it’s a buffet where you serve yourself food. If that creeps you out, then choose a different character meal. However, if you’re like, yay, more food, then this is the place for you.
Taste buds are different. I’m not a huge fan of Roundup Rodeo BBQ, but I have friends who love it! For almost the same price, I’ll take characters any day. Check out what kinds of foods and ambience you’d like best to decide where to spend your Disney Dining Dollars.
And if you really love Halloween at Disney, don’t forget Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party!