Sadly, Hollywood and Vine has become a place to avoid. On a recent visit I found the food to be poor, the ambiance is chaotic, and its just not a very pleasant place to be.
For $50, you might be expecting some good food. That isn't the case here. It's a buffet, with some basic dishes on offer, not particularly fresh, and not much variety.
The characters are great as always, but that doesn't take away from the feeling of chaos in the place. It is noisy and hectic.
Service was poor, the server was more interested in pushing us out of the door than providing great service.
$250-ish for a family of four to eat here is just madness. It isn't worth it, and there are far better Disney dining options out there. Disney needs to seriously improve the offering, or reduce the price to make me return.
My appetizer of zucchini with cheese and sauce was great. But spaghetti and meatballs for 28 bucks stunk. Bleh. Avoid. Was not good.
Service was pretty good.
As an avid Jungle Cruise fanatic, Skipper Canteen is a dream come true. It has the atmosphere of a classic themed Disney restaurant. If you geek out over the puns and punch-lines of the Jungle Cruise attraction as much as I do, you will truly appreciate the decor and costuming. Disney did an excellent job of designing this skipper mess hall.
The staff was extraordinarily friendly. Every single cast member I encountered here went out of their way to make our experience pleasurable. Our skipper, John, was not only comical but extremely accommodating. I entered the "allergy request" before even setting foot in the Magic Kingdom. As John approached our table he was ready to cater to my gluten allergy as he highlighted everything on the menu that was safe for me to eat. Very knowledgable.
I ordered the punch line punch which tasted as great as it sounds. Definitely would recommend. Suffering from a gluten allergy, I don't get fried chicken a lot. John made it a point to point out that the fried chicken was naturally gluten free and it was EXCEPTIONAL. The food, service, and atmosphere were all amazing and I cannot wait to go back. A must-do in the Magic Kingdom!