We’re back at Disney World today!
And we’ve been taking in all the sights, sounds, merchandise, and more! We took a ton of photos and videos to bring you along with us! So let’s go!
Do you ever get bored in the middle of the day and start browsing Amazon for Disney merch? YEAH, us too!
Then you’re in luck! The LEGO Store is open in Disney Springs and we’re even getting a LEGO Star Wars holiday special on Disney+ soon! We stopped by the Disney Springs LEGO Store recently and saw some incredible new outdoor sculptures. You’ve got to check them out!
Although we’ve given you a look at the sweet Baby Yoda Funko POP! and ALL the merchandise your Disney loving heart could want in Disney Springs, we’re making our way over to Main Street, U.S.A.!
While the Magic Kingdom is the spot for Dole Whips and back-to-back rides on Space Mountain, the Emporium is one of our favorite places in all of Disney World to shop for merchandise. While you can pick up Minnie ears, character plushes, and MagicBands galore, we can’t help but add a new shirt to our closet whenever we’re in the parks too!
With so many new Star Wars-themed goodies in our closets, you’d think we’d be cutting back on our spending habits, but today we spotted THREE brand new Star Wars runDisney spirit jerseys online! The only tricky part is you’ll have to decide — will you be aligning with the Resistance or the First Order?
Disney and Target announced at last year’s D23 Expo that they would be collaborating to bring Disney Stores to twenty-five Targets around the United States, as well as online. We’ve already seen the beginnings of this cooperative money-taking with the holiday collection Target put out last year.
Their plans even include a new store located right next to Disney World property! While construction is going on, Target and Disney continue to throw more merchandise at us, and they have revealed a new tumbler straight from a galaxy far, far away that will be appearing in stores.
If you’ve been gearing up for the Star Wars Rival Run Weekend, you’ll be excited to know that you won’t be looking at carbonite or beskar as your finishing prizes!
Whether you’re more of a TIE Fighter pilot or a Millennium Falcon flyer, you can now travel to a galaxy far, far away in style!
In celebration of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney World, a new plane is jumping to hyperspace and soaring across the skies to take guests to the action in Hollywood Studios!
Are you ready for an out-of-this-world guest review? Join me in welcoming guest author Miranda Roberts! She’s sharing her experience at the Star Wars Galactic Dine-In Breakfast at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater in Disney’s Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World!
My husband and I are not morning people. Not remotely. We are the people who are last out of the park at night, and stay sound asleep until late morning. We love cocktails and fireworks and chilling out by the pool.
But we could not pass up the chance to eat breakfast with Darth Vader! So, despite not really knowing anything else about the set up of this event, we took a chance and made a rare breakfast reservation. We were super excited about this meal!
As we approached the Sci-Fi restaurant on a very sunny morning, there were friendly cast members waiting to direct us to the check-in desk, and they had added special signs to the front of the restaurant. Having extra cast members with directional arrows helped us overcome our bleary-eyed morning confusion about where we were heading.
Once we had checked in, we were told to wait near the entrance until we were called. We only had to wait around five minutes before a server came looking for us “To join the rebellion”.
We joined a short line of about 6 people at the restaurant entrance to have our PhotoPass picture taken with Darth Vader and Boba Fett. The price of this was already built into the meal. Then a server showed us to our seats and explained a little about the restaurant to us.
If you have dined at the Sci-Fi before, the set-up is exactly as normal with a couple of extra signs outside to advertise the event. For those who haven’t eaten here before, the restaurant is one large room made up like a movie set to look like a drive-in movie theatre from the 50’s. The lighting is very low, to make it seem like evening, and there are stars twinkling in the night sky around you.
The tables are mostly cars that have three rows of seats. Each row seats 2 adults or 3 kids. Since my husband and I were alone on this trip, we were seated in the back row of a car, and the family in front were told they had picked us up as galactic hitch-hikers!
All the cars face the big movie screen at the front, which was showing a series of clips from Star Wars and related spin-offs. There were clips from all the different episodes, plus some cartoon adaptations and some spoof adverts and posters. The Cantina band also had a segment, which was really cool.
The twilight setting and movie clips set a great atmosphere for the event. Throughout the meal, characters circulated that included Stormtroopers, Jawas, and Greedo. They were all pretty playful, with a Stormtrooper trying to steal my chocolate milk, and making guests kneel like prisoners for photos! It’s worth noting that we only saw bad guy or neutral characters – there were no “hero” characters at this meal.
But with the dark lighting in the restaurant, most guests were having problems taking pictures with the characters. With a flash, faces were too over-exposed, and the backdrop looked weird. Without the flash, you can barely see who is in the photo. You’re going to see I struggled with the same problem for these food pictures too; sorry 🙁
To help you time your FastPasses, it’s worth saying that we were seated at 9:40am and we left the restaurant at 10:50am. There is no way we could have eaten faster, so this was one of the longer Disney meals we have shared based on our experience that day. Other people might have quicker days, but it would be a shame to rush it with so much to see on the screen and around you.
Now let’s talk about the food!
The menu and our server explained that we would automatically be brought a selection of pastries. These would then be followed by our choice of fruit salad or yogurt parfait, and then we had a choice of entrée. The meal would then end with a “sweet surprise”.
She started us off with a choice of drinks, and there was a very wide choice of refillable drinks -– tea, coffee, hot chocolate, juices, sodas, chocolate milk, and a fun Blue Milk (like Luke Skywalker drank in Episode 4 at home on Tatooine).
It was blue raspberry flavored and my husband enjoyed the fun and novelty of it, but switched to Coke after one glass. There were also a couple of cocktails, but not being morning people, that was too much of a stretch for our systems. We stuck with soft drinks!
Our pastry platter had six pieces, with three different offerings. All these came automatically, almost as soon as we had sat down.
The swirl pastry, that our server said “looks like Princess Leia’s hairdo”, was an almond pastry, the C3PO chocolate one was a mini double chocolate muffin, and the one with Darth Vader was a mini vanilla cream puff. All three were really delicious.
The almond swirl kind of reminded me of frangipane (which I know is popular with the DFB team!) and the chocolate muffin was very moist with good chocolate chunks, but we both liked the Darth cream puff best. It had a really delicious sweet vanilla custard inside, while the pastry was crisp and flaky.
For our next course, my husband had the fruit salad and I had the yogurt parfait. Both came with adorable [Read more…]