When it was announced that Disney would be doing special character meals for – 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.
We’re going to do an in-depth review of the experience this coming Tuesday (May 19th) on our 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).
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.
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.
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.
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