A Fun-Filled Guide to Character Dining at Walt Disney World

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There are so many fun and exciting things to do when you’re visiting the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, including several amazing character interactions. One of the best ways to see your favorite Disney friends is Character Dining! Grab your cameras and autograph books and let’s explore some of the many delicious dining options throughout Disney World! Whether you’re looking to dine with your favorite princesses, Chip and Dale, Winnie the Pooh, or any of the Fab Five, (Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy & Pluto) there is definitely a dining experience for you!

Related-Character Dining At Chef Mickey’s Is Returning In December!

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One of Disney fans’ all-time favorite character dining experiences is Chef Mickey’s, located at the Contemporary Resort in Disneyworld. This table service restaurant offers fabulous breakfast and dinner buffet options for you and your family to feast on. With an all-you-can-eat buffet of endless Mickey Waffles, scrambled eggs and bacon, assorted breads and pastries, and exclusive to Chef Mickey’s dishes such as vegetable frittata, bread pudding, and buttermilk biscuits and gravy, there is something for everyone including the pickiest eaters! Dinner features a world of flavor with Chef Mickey’s Signature dishes like NY Strip Loin, Orange Chicken, baked Mac & Cheese, and more! During your dining experience, Mickey Mouse and his beloved friends will delight you with surprise visits in every dining area. Watch them joyfully move around the restaurant, greeting you with waves while lively music adds to the atmosphere. And make sure to stay after your meal for the opportunity to meet the one and only Minnie Mouse!

Related-Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Princess Dining Returns this May

Disney Dining Plans

If dining with Royalty is what you fancy, there are several options you can choose from to dine with your favorite Disney Princesses! Over at Epcot in Disneyworld, join princesses Cinderella, Aurora, Ariel, Belle, and Jasmine at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall for delectable Norwegian-inspired fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. At Magic Kingdom, you can dine inside Cinderella’s Castle for a one-of-a-kind Fairytale Dining experience! Immerse yourself in a storybook setting as you dine surrounded by soaring stone archways, majestic medieval flags, and spectacular stained-glass windows overlooking Fantasyland. As you enjoy your time inside the castle, you’ll be treated like Royalty and have the opportunity to visit with Disney Princesses, adding a touch of magic to your dining experience!

Story Book Dining at Artist Point in Disneyworld features a Snow White dinner that the whole family will love—with appearances from Disney Characters from the Disney film Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.


There are so many ways to enjoy dining with your favorite Disney friends! Here is a list of more fun options for you and your family to enjoy!

1900 Park Fare-(Reopening April 10, 2024) Delight in breakfast and dinner buffets while celebrating the magical power of a wish alongside beloved Disney Characters! *Located in Disneyworld at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Cape May Cafe- Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast with Minnie Mouse and Friends!
*Located in Disneyworld at Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Crystal Palace Dining

The Crystal Palace- Join Winnie the Pooh and friends for a whimsical all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet breakfast, lunch or dinner. *Located in Disneyworld at the Magic Kingdom Park on Main Street

Garden Grill Restaurant- See Chip ‘n’ Dale and their Disney pals as you dig into family-style dining and revolve around vibrant views from Living with the Land. *Located in Disneyworld at Epcot near the Land/ Soarin

Hollywood & Vine- Celebrate breakfast with Disney Junior Stars or enjoy lunch and dinner with Minnie and friends at seasonal dining parties. *Located in Disneyworld at Hollywood Studios.


‘Ohana- Start your day with a bountiful breakfast with Lilo & Stitch or sit down to a Polynesian-themed dinner—both served family-style. *Located in Disneyworld at Disney’s Polynesian Resort.

Ravello- On Saturdays, indulge in a prix-fix menu with entrée choice during our Character Dining experience: Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy and His Pals. *Located in Disneyworld at the Four Seasons Hotel

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Tusker House Restaurant- Graze on a bountiful buffet brimming with African-inspired flavors with Donald Duck and his Disney friends. *Located in Disneyworld in Africa at Animal Kingdom Park

Topolino’s Terrace- While enjoying breakfast and the bird’s-eye views, meet some of your favorite Disney friends for a perfect photo and autograph opportunity! You may find yourself mingling with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck—stylishly dressed from head to toe in outfits unique to Topolino’s Terrace! *Located in Disneyworld at Disney’s Riviera Resort

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There are so many fun and unique Disney Dining Experiences to enjoy while spending time at The Walt Disney World and Disneyland Resorts, and let’s not forget Disney’s Aulani & Spa and Disney Cruise Line! So many delicious dishes to enjoy no matter where you visit!

For more information pricing and availability, click here! Reservations are strongly recommended. What is your favorite character dining experience?

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