Character Dining

In Honor of Mickey Mouse’s 85th Birthday yesterday we are dedicating this entire week to the main mouse himself!

If you are visiting the parks, chances are you are going to want to meet some characters. Unfortunately, you have to plan quite a ways ahead and wait in some mighty long lines to meet these beloved members of the Disney family. However, there is another way you can meet almost all of your favorite characters without running around the park and waiting in long lines! Instead I recommend you grab a table and eat some food all while waiting for the characters to come to you!

You heard me right, characters will come to you at select Disney restaurants on property! It’s called Character Dining, and at a few restaurants you make reservations to enjoy your company away from the blaring Florida heat and will meet some of your favorite characters!

One of my personal favorite character dining experiences is Breakfast at Chef Mickey’s! Mickey Mouse and the gang come around to your table, take pictures, poke fun at your family sometimes and will do a little song and dance all while you are eating a great breakfast!

Remember though you are paying for this added convenience so character dining isn’t the cheapest meal option; however, I personally believe that it is completely worth it!

Here’s a list of all the character dining experiences available at the Walt Disney World Resort!

  • 1900 Park Fare (Breakfast/Dinner)
  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • Cape May Cafe (Breakfast)
  • Chef Mickey’s (Breakfast/Dinner)
  • Cinderella’s Royal Table (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • The Crystal Palace (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • The Garden Grill (Dinner)
  • Garden Grove (Breakfast- only on Saturday’s and Sunday’s/Dinner – every night)
  • Hollywood & Vine (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • Mickey’s Backyard BBQ (Dinner)
  • ‘Ohana (Breakfast)
  • Tusker House Restaurant (Breakfast/Lunch)

Ensure you check which characters are at which restaurants because they vary for each experience.




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