REVIEW: Christmas Spirit at Minnie’s Holiday Dine

by | Nov 10, 2020 | Hollywood Studios, WDW Blog, WDW Food, WDW News

Holidays in the parks are my absolute favorite. My son, mom, and I were actually supposed to go on a Disney Cruise last weekend. However, since those plans were thwarted, we decided to enjoy Minnie’s Holiday Dine at Hollywood Studios.

I love characters in costumes so much that I also dined here in September for the Halloween Dine.  And I do love everything about the holidays at Disney, so I was excited to bring my son along this time!

Adorable Holiday Costumes

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Photo by Julie de la Fe

Minnie, Mickey, Goofy, and Pluto are all so ready for the holidays, and so are we!  The characters seemed to make appearances every ten minutes or so, rotating sides of the restaurant and making sure to stop at every table.

My interactions with them having my son there were much better than when my girlfriends and I went during Halloween.  They were so good with him, and he couldn’t have been happier!

I loved Minnie’s red party dress. Being the style icon, she is this outfit did not disappoint.  The red sequin dress with trendy embellishments made her the belle of the ball.  And look at that pose!

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Photo by Julie de la Fe

Mickey will be just the perfect party date!  Look at his styling white pants with a red jacket. And I’m loving his shoes! Only this main mouse can pull off this look the way he did.

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Photo by Julie de la Fe

Oh, look a reindeer!  Pluto was so fun with his peppermint collar and reindeer antlers.  He had so much energy as he bounced from table to table. He is my son’s favorite.  

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Photo by Julie de la Fe

I was so impressed by how personal and fun he was with the social distancing protocols.  And of course, following a reindeer is always … Santa!

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Photo by Julie de la Fe

Goofy Santa has been a tradition at Hollywood Studios for as long as I can remember.  It was such a fun surprise to find him here at Minnie’s Holiday Dine. 

Goofy was his usual goofy self, which made us both chuckle. While this probably means he won’t be making appearances out of the restaurant, we were glad we could interact with him here!

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Photo by Julie de la Fe

Great outfit choices from these fabulous four! The holiday spirit abounded with their wardrobe and musical choices.

I enjoyed this atmosphere more here than at the Halloween dine, but Christmas is my favorite holiday, which may have influenced my thoughts.

The Food at Minnie’s Holiday Dine

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Photo by Julie de la Fe

The menu didn’t change from September to November. Each table is served warm rolls and butter along with a farmhouse salad.  

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Each table gets rolls and a salad. Photo by Julie de la Fe

You then have a choice of a prix-fixe menu, which has not changed since the Halloween Dine.  This time I chose the carved herbed roasted turkey breast. 

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Turkey breast with mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans, and stuffing. Photo by Julie de la Fe

It was literally like Thanksgiving Dinner, and I couldn’t have been happier. 

I love sides, and this came with four: mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans, and stuffing. The stuffing was probably my favorite.

My son chose the kids’ roast beef, and it was a huge portion, especially for a kids’ meal.  Children get to pick two sides with their meal. 

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The kid’s roast beef comes with a choice of two sides. Photo by Julie de la Fe

He chose fresh fruit and macaroni and cheese, which was too creamy for his simple taste… Kids.

What About Dessert?

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The banana cream pie. Photo by Julie de la Fe

Finally, we both picked out desserts. Last time I went for the chocolate smores pie but elected for the creamier banana cream pie this time. I really enjoyed it, but I was so full!

The banana cream pie. Photo by Julie de la Fe

The Mickey sundae is a great choice for kids! Photo by Julie de la Fe

My son, of course, chose the Mickey sundae with sprinkles. I had to steal a bite. Just look at those Mickey sprinkles!

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Someone looks excited. Photo by Julie de la Fe

While this was very fun, I wish they changed up the menu more often, at least seasonally.  

It is on the pricier side at $55 for adults and $36 for children 3-9 years of age.  They do offer discounts for Passholders and Disney Visa cardholders.  

We both enjoyed the experience very much! So while having a cruise canceled was a bummer, we were able to enjoy so much of the Disney Christmas magic in the parks. 

Happy Holiday season to you all!


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Written by Julie De la Fe

Written by Julie De la Fe

Julie is an avid Disney-adventurer, social media enthusiast and enjoys writing about all things Disney. She maximizes her Gold Annual Pass, dresses in Disney style, and attends all the special events she can. If she could live on a Disney Cruise she just might but Animal Kingdom would be a close second.

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