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Playing and Dining with Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Shawn Slater

by , Senior Communications Manager, Disney Live Entertainment

It’s hard to believe that Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine at Hollywood & Vine, the super fun character dining experience at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, is already in its eighth year! I have a lot of great memories of taking my boys there when they were younger, for a delicious breakfast or lunch and the chance for them to interact with some of their favorite Disney Junior characters.

Best of all, the experience at Play ‘n Dine has been updated over the years to include the newest characters, stories and music from Disney Junior shows on Disney Channel and the Disney Junior 24-hour channel.

Playing and Dining with Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Playing and Dining with Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Starting January 26, 2014, two of Disney Junior’s biggest stars will be coming out to play, when Doc McStuffins and Sofia the First join the cast of Disney Junior Play n’ Dine at Hollywood & Vine. Kids will get the chance to meet Doc and Sofia and dance along with them during a fun, new musical number right there in the restaurant!

Sofia the First and Doc McStuffins will be joining current favorites, Handy Manny and Jake from “Jake and the Never Land Pirates.”

With great character interactions and a tasty buffet, Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine at Hollywood & Vine offers something for every member of the family.


  • Is there a specific time for the show? I dont want to miss it!

  • I have a reservation in Hollywood & Vine for lunch but I was only able to get it for 2:45 p.m, will my kids still be able to meet the characters at this time?

  • Is there a way to meet any of the Little Einsteins? We met Leo and June last time at this meal and my lil guy loves them so we were hoping to see them again…

  • Super excited I stumbled upon this! Doc and Sophia are our favorites, if they are starting to appear the 26th of January, our arrival in Disney is the 28th- PERFECT! Hoping to see them at breakfast on the 29th for our reservation!

  • Is there any information on what characters will be at what time at the restaurant? Do they all come out at lunchtime or is it just a couple? Thanks

  • Do you know if the restaurant is part of the Disney Dining Plan? I know some restaurants do not participate in that…just wondering if this might count as “table service” if we booked a reservation at Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine at Hollywood & Vine- ? We are going in July (2014)–I HOPE Doc and Sophia are still there! 🙂 Or at least maybe at the meet and greet area with the Stars of Disney Junior… Thanks!!

  • I tried to confirm with Disney that this info was correct, but they were unable to confirm. We already have dining reservations on January 27 and I am really hoping that this change is happening. Is this definite?

  • We are travelling for Argentina in Febreaury, and one of the reasons is to meet Oso. Will he be in the park to meet him?

  • I looked on the My Disney Experience app and times available for autographs say “times not available.” I see times up until January 11. So do they only post a couple weeks in advance? We’re hoping to see Sofia when we’re there the weekend of Jan. 17. My girls are huge fans!

    • Sandy – You’re correct. Specific times are typically only available for a couple weeks at a time. Rest assured, though, that during your visit in mid-January, Sofia will be scheduled for autograph sessions at the “Meet the Stars of Disney Junior” location near “Disney Junior – Live on Stage!”

  • We are very excited with this change! My kids are obsessed with both Sophia and Doc. I never considered Hollywood and Vine before (my kids have never been into the characters that appear when we visited DHS in 2009, 2011, and 2013), but with this news, I made an ADR for our February WDW trip. I know that my girls will be THRILLED!

    • Lauren – They’ll love it! Not only will they get to meet the characters as they visit each table, but throughout the meal, the Play Pals invite the kids up to dance with the characters during fun, interactive musical moments.

  • Although we will miss seeing Oso, my two girls will be psyched to meet Sofia and Doc. We have reservations on January 27th. What great timing!

  • My three year old is going to be BEYOND excited to meet Doc this spring. I have been hoping and hoping she would have a meet and greet at Walt Disney World. YAY! Great news.

  • Ok.. So just so I’m understanding the 25th is the last time for Oso to be there… The 26th he’ll be gone? We arrive on the 25th … I made a ADR for the 26th just in case he’ll still be there but I’m assuming he won’t be

  • Rachel and David – My boys used to love watching Special Agent Oso on TV, too, and I always enjoyed the clever James Bond references in the show. Unfortunately, after January 26 Oso will be off on another special assignment and will no longer be making regular appearances in the Disney Parks.

  • So what happens to Oso? Will he be out for meet n greets now or just out for “special events?” I remember seeing him for meet n greets years before I had kids wondering who he was. Now, my little ones love him and never see him. Still psyched that Doc is heading to Otown!

  • WHAT GREAT NEWS!!! We went here in February and loved it, so I made reservations for this coming February for my daughter’s birthday trip. They were excellent last year – can’t even IMAGINE how excited she’s going to be to see Doc and Sofia!!! Just in time!!!

  • Will Oso be somewhere else in the parks to meet?? This is our 1st WDW trip ever & my boys are upset Oso won’t be at the breakfast.

  • Will Doc McStuffins be signing autographs outside the Disney Jr show also or is she just inside Hollywood-n-Vine?

    • Andrew – Sofia and Jake are the only ones scheduled to appear for autograph sessions in the park. For now, Play ‘n Dine will be the only place where you can meet, play with and get autographs from Doc and Manny.

  • Oh no!! Agent Oso was our big reason for doing our breakfest there on the 28th. My boys are big fans and will be so disappointed he’s not there. 🙁 is he any where in the parks to meet durning the day?!

  • Perfect timing for our trip in early February! Thanks for the heads up! Just made our lunch reservation!!

    • Kim – Have a great time!

  • Will Doc be seeing patients in Disneyland soon?

    • Jeff – At this time, Doc McStuffins is appearing exclusively at the Walt Disney World Resort.

  • So happy this is happening! And just in time for our Spring trip! THANK YOU!! I have this breakfast booked, but I was considering canceling it, since none of the current character were really all that special for my girls. Sofia and Doc are about ALL we watch lately! I loved the breakfast here!

    • Christen – It’s a whole lot of fun, isn’t it?!

  • Darn! We are going to miss them by one week! Are they available for meet and greet at another location? My girls would love to see them.

    • Jason – Throughout the day, Sofia and Jake also make appearances outside the Disney Junior – Live on Stage! show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Check the Times Guide or My Disney Experience app when you’re in the park for times.

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