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Is Disney Character Dining Worth It? Minnie’s Halloween Dine Review (2024)

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If your number one girl at Disney is the one and only Minnie Mouse, then Minnie’s Halloween Dine character dining may be on your to-do list. But is this Disney character dining worth it? Here’s what you can expect when you book that hard-to-get Minnie’s Halloween Dine character dining in 2024. Is it one of the cheapest character dining at Disney World? Let’s discuss. Minnie’s Halloween Dine Review for 2024.

Minnie's halloween dine review. Character dining at Hollywood Studios.

Is Disney Character Dining Worth It? Minnie’s Halloween Dine Review (2024)

Spending money on making memories at Disney World can be “easy” to do. Especially when it comes to feeding you and your family.

But trying to decide where to spend your Disney dollars wisely isn’t always easy.

Is Disney character dining worth it? How about special Halloween dining opportunities?

That depends on a few factors, but we’ll run down the ins and outs before you book those Advanced Dining Reservations 60 days in advance.

Here’s what you need to know about Minnie’s Halloween Dine character dining experience at Disney World.

Spoiler alert: it has some of your favorite characters in their Halloween finery!

vampire mickey character meeting at Minnies Halloween Dine character dining.

Is Minnie’s Halloween Dine The Cheapest Character Dining At Disney World?

It’s not- but it’s right in the middle regarding the more affordable character dining.

Character dining options at Disney World range in price:

  • Character Breakfasts: from $42 to $45 for adults
  • Character Lunch/Dinners: from $55 to $65 for adults

The cheapest character dining at Disney World is Garden Grove, in the Walt Disney World Swan Hotel.

But before you get too excited, you won’t see Mickey or Princesses there, so Garden Grove may not be exactly what you’re looking for.

hollywood and vine restaurant at hollywood studios

How Much Does Minnie’s Halloween Dine Character Dining Cost (2023)?

Currently, Minnie’s Halloween Dine lands right in the middle when talking about the cheapest character dining options at Disney World.

And it has Minnie Mouse (and most of the Fab 5!). So that might be enough to sway your family to try it.

  • Lunch and Dinner: $59 per adult, plus tax and gratuity; $38 per child, plus tax and gratuity
  • The Disney Dining Plan has not returned at this time.
  • Discounts may be applied (Annual Pass discount of 10% off)
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Minnie’s Halloween Dine Review: is it worth it?

What’s On Minnie’s Halloween Dine Menu?

This is one of our favorite buffets at Walt Disney World because the food is delightful.

There’s a lot of variety to be had, and most of it was familiar enough, but also fancy enough, to justify the price tag.

If you have picky eaters, there is plenty of familiar food to satisfy them (for lunch or dinner!).

Our buffet had the following:

  • Green Salads
  • Peel and Eat Shrimp
  • Assorted Breads
  • Kale, Apple and Cranberry Salad (Plant-based)
  • Couscous Salad with Cilantro-Lime (Plant-based)
  • Sour Cream and Chive Whipped Potato
  • Caramelized Brussels Sprouts
  • Seared Salmon with Beurre Blanc
  • 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
  • Herb-crusted Tenderloin Steak with Horseradish Cream
  • Slow-roasted Crispy Pork Belly
  • Plus, a variety of desserts, including carrot cake cupcakes, chocolate cake, creme Brule, and soft serve ice cream station
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hollywood and vine halloween character meal dessert
Minnie’s Halloween Dine Review: is it worth it?

Is The Food At Minnie’s Halloween Dine Worth The Price?

In our opinion, the food was pretty darn good.

This is one of the few buffets that we felt was worth the $59 price tag regarding the variety and quality of the meal.

Everything we tried (and we tried a little of most on the buffet) was perfectly prepared. And for a buffet, that can be rare.

We also felt that this buffet had plenty for adults and adventurous eaters but also gave familiar options for the kids who may not be ready for salmon and couscous.

If you have a big appetite or enjoy trying new things, the variety was there in this buffet-style meal.

You won’t leave Minnie’s Halloween Dine hungry, that’s for sure!

kids buffet hollywood and vine character meal

Is Minnie’s Halloween Dine Disney Character Dining Worth It?

While we enthusiastically felt the food was worth the price tag alone, we also recognized that we weren’t really paying for the food.

What you’re additionally paying for at Minnie’s Halloween Dine is a more than decent meal with outstanding interaction from your favorite Disney characters. As well as location, location, location.

It’s in the heart of Hollywood Studios, one of the most popular Disney World theme parks.

Getting off your feet mid-theme park day for a casual meal with character entertainment makes Minnie’s Halloween Dine Disney character dining worth it.

Our overall experience was excellent regarding food quality, great place location and theming, and character interactions.

minnie mouse witch hollywood and vine character meal

Characters At Minnie’s Halloween Dine Review

You’ll be visited by Witch Minnie Mouse, Vampire Mickey Mouse, Cowboy Goofy, and Pluto all dressed in themed Halloween outfits. Daisy Duck does not have a character meet at Minnie’s Halloween Dine.

They are adorable and make plenty of time at each table for guest interactions.

There’s also a short song played, and the characters dance with each other and circle the dining room to the delight of kids ages 2 to 92.

If you want the best way to get family pictures with most of the Fab 5- and not stand in long lines all day chasing them!– this is hands down one of the best Disney character meals at the Walt Disney World Resort to accomplish just that.

Ask a cast member for assistance taking that family photo!

cowboy goofy hollywood and vine

Important Information For Dining At Minnie’s Halloween Dine in the Hollywood & Vine Restaurant

This restaurant is inside Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You need both theme park admission and reservations for this character dining.

You will also need an advance dining reservation to eat here, as the holidays are incredibly busy.

Hollywood & Vine also offers character meals year-round (breakfast is Disney Jr. Play ‘n Dine, and Minnie’s lunch and dinner themes change seasonally).

Be aware of the travel time to the theme park table service restaurants. Budget 90 minutes to 2 hours if traveling from a resort hotel or another Disney theme park, especially if relying on Disney transportation.

Uber or Lyft are the easiest options for traveling if you are short on time!

You can book your dining up to 60 days in advance online- and reservations are highly recommended.

Be sure to plan accordingly if you want to make a reservation for Minnie’s Halloween Dine character dining at Disney World in 2023 and beyond.

Is Minnie’s Halloween Dine Disney character dining worth it? We think so, if your family is looking for one Disney character dining option, this lands in our top two choices for best character meals (Chef Mickey’s in the other!)

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