Where to Eat: Breakfast at the Sci-Fi Dine In Theater for Star Wars Weekends
Written by Amanda Jenkins
It's that time of year again! The time when fans across the globe gather in one area to pay homage to one of the greatest franchises ever created: Star Wars. The Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios began this past weekend. My family and I were there for the opening all the way until closing. It was a 14-hour day that was completely and utterly all things Star Wars. I had attended my first weekend last year without my sons. This year we brought them along. It is a completely different experience with them. They are huge fans and to see their continuous excitement was well worth the long day.Tweet
Our morning began with breakfast at Sci-Fi Dine In Theater. For the momentous occasion that is Star Wars Weekends, this establishment is opened for breakfast with an added treat...characters! The characters are Darth Vader (the coolest of the cool), Boba Fett (Chuck and the boys think he is ultra cool, though I don't see it), Storm Troopers (definite favorites), Greedo (wasn't fast enough), and Jawas (I didn't understand their connection with the baddies of the galaxy, but needless to say, they are here). When you enter in the lobby, you have the chance to have your picture taken with Darth Vader and Boba Fett. These two interacted so well with my boys. They acted as they would if we were in the movie. A Disney photographer takes your photo, gives you a special Star Wars photopass card, and you are then led to your vehicle. This is the only opportunity to encounter the Dark Lord of the Sith and the infamous bounty hunter. They do not walk around the theater like the other characters. Once inside the theater, one is immersed immediately in Star Wars heaven. Clips of the movies, trailers, advertisements for bounty hunters and joining the Galactic Empire, warnings of Jawas stealing blue milk, sing-alongs with a bouncing Death Star, and even snippets of the 1978 Christmas Special that showed Boba Fett for the first time.
The characters do give autographs here and the waiters give celebration buttons to the children. These buttons are for trading with the Jawas. They love shiny objects and have a bag of items such as stickers, necklaces, small plastic animals, etc. The Jawas approach the tables with small flashlights to see if one has anything shiny or any blue milk. My boys were ready with their buttons to make a trade. Sam received a Mardi Gras necklace (who knew the Jawas frequented New Orleans?) and Luke traded his button for a whale. The Jawas are great interacting with the children.
All the characters here were true to the personas depicted in the movies. It was just a fun atmosphere that was even more so by the fact that we did not have to stand in line to meet these guys. Air conditioning, food, movie screen, and just relaxing back in our cars make for a perfect beginning to Star Wars Weekends.
The special breakfast menu for Star Wars Weekends at the Sci-Fi
Though we thoroughly enjoy visiting characters and places in a galaxy far, far away; we are not that adventuresome when it comes to dining early in the morning. We all stuck to the basics. Chuck and I had the Tatooine Sunrise and the boys had the Kenobi Cuisine. Both of these consist of scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and breakfast potatoes.
Sam and I both ordered blue milk. How could I not have blue milk when I order a breakfast with the word Tatooine in it? It had a bit of a fruity flavor to it. While we waited on our breakfast, we were brought some appetizers. Our first was a plate of pastries.
These were absolutely delicious. The vanilla cream turnovers were my favorite. Sam loved the double chocolate muffins. These not only had chocolate chips inside, but also contained a dollop of chocolate fudge frosting on top. Chuck's favorite were the almond pastries. We each also ordered fresh fruit, which came with a Yoda melon piece. The fruit was chilled with pieces of melon, cantaloupe, raspberries, and such.
Our breakfast platters arrived and we found everything quite satisfactory. The eggs were fluffy, the bacon crisp, sausage tasty, and the potatoes were well seasoned with just a hint of heat. Overall, this is an experience worth partaking during Star Wars Weekends. I hope to see this repeated for future weekends and (dare I hope) on a regular basis.
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