Star Wars Galactic Dine-In Breakfast


DSC02816 When it was announced that Disney would be doing special character meals for Star Wars Weekends – and that an adult breakfast would cost $50 per person AND it would be at the Sci-Fi Dine In restaurant, I was pretty sure I was going to hate everything about it. How could they possibly justify $49.99 per person (for adults) and $31.99 per child (under 9)? And how could anyone expect a meal worth $50 a person to be served at the Sci-Fi Dine in?  This review was going to write itself – or so I thought. The truth is, the Star Wars Galactic Dine-In breakfast wasn’t good. It was great. The character interaction, the service, the quality (and abundance) of food – it hit on all levels. We’re going to do an in-depth review of the experience this coming Tuesday (May 19th) on our DIS Unplugged show, but I’ll give you an overview of the experience here. It begins with a photo opportunity with Darth Vader and Boba Fett – both characters were very interactive with guests and clearly getting into the role. (Note: The photos are not included with the price of the meal). DSC02821 DSC02820 Inside the restaurant, the normal loop of '50s sci-fi movie trailers are replaced with a series of trailers and shorts from Star Wars, including the latest trailer released for the new film, and the original theatrical trailer from 1977. DSC02824 DSC02829 Unlike most character meals, this one is technically not a buffet – everything is served to your table. However, like a buffet, you can pretty much order as much as you’d like. Our amazing server, Sofiane, was generous with replenishing any items we wanted more of.  They begin by serving a plate of pastries that includes double chocolate muffins, cream-filled pastries beneath a chocolate likeness of Darth Vader, sugar crusted puff pastries and cinnamon rolls. DSC02834 The menu itself consists of a good variety of items. For ‘appetizers’, you have a choice between Greek yogurt with fresh berries and a homemade granola topping or a selection of fresh fruits and berries. DSC02835 DSC02837 For your main courses:
  • The Dune Sea Puff pastry filled with scrambled eggs, crab, asparagus and Gruyere cheese with roasted tomatoes and avocado.
  • The Kessel Run Grilled Beef Tenderloin on oven roasted tomato with bacon and cheddar custard, baby spinach and cheesy horseradish potatoes.
  • Tatooine Sunrise Scrambled Eggs, Nueske's bacon, sausage links and breakfast potatoes
  • Imperial Delight Macadamia-crusted brioche french toast with mascarpone and fresh berries
  • Ackbar Surprise Smoke paprika-dusted shrimp pan seared and served with cheesy grits, chorizo oil drizzle
  • Mos Eisleys Morning Egg white omelet with shiitake mushrooms and caramelized onions, garlic roasted fingerling potatoes and Greek yogurt with berries
  • Darth Vader Waffle with maple syrup and choice of bacon or sausage
Kids Menu:
  • Kenobi Cuisine Scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and breakfast potatoes
  • Darth Vader Waffle with maple syrup and choice of bacon or sausage
  • Gamorrean Goodness Puffed french toast sticks tossed in cinnamon sugar with chocolate dipping sauce
DSC02853 DSC02857 DSC02854 DSC02849 As with all character meals, you have characters wandering the restaurant, stopping at tables to interact with guests and take pictures.  At this particular breakfast, you get a break from Mickey and the princesses (nothing wrong with that) and get experiences with Jawas, Greedo and Stormtroopers.  The characters are great - taking their time and being very interactive with the guests. DSC02841 DSC02840 DSC02830 There is no denying that $50 per person ($40 for kids 9 and under) is a steep price to pay for a character meal.  However, unlike some other character experiences at Walt Disney World, this meal comes with some really good food.  As I said, we'll have a full review of the food on Tuesday's DIS Unplugged show, but suffice it to say, most of us were impressed and very happy with our meals.  That, combined with the great character interaction and overall experience left me feeling that I had gotten my money's worth with this experience.  It should be noted that there is no Tables in Wonderland discount for this meal (in fact, TiW is suspended throughout DHS during Star Wars Weekends). I was expecting this to disappoint, and I can't begin to tell you how happy I am that it didn't.  Good food, good character interaction and good entertainment, even at a higher than average price, is always a good deal at Disney.

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