Dining Spotlight: Character Meals at Disney World

March 22, 2017

Character Dining at Walt Disney World

Have you ever dined with characters at a Walt Disney World Restaurant?  Dining with characters is a must-do during our Walt Disney World family vacations! There is no easier way to meet characters, get pictures and autographs! Most meals require one Table Service credit from the Disney Dining Plan and a few, like Cinderella’s Royal Table, require two table service credits.
Reservations are not required, but HIGHLY recommended if you want to dine at one of these fabulous restaurants. Reservations can be made 180 days prior to your check in date.

Now, let’s go over the different restaurants and always remember that characters are subject to change.

Restaurants located at Disney Parks:

Crystal Palace:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Location: Magic Kingdom Park (park admission required)
Characters: Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger
Disney Dining Plan: YES (1 Table Service Credit)

 


Cinderella’s Royal Table:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Location: Magic Kingdom Park (park admission required)
Characters: Cinderella (You will meet her when you arrive, she does NOT walk around to the tables like the other princesses), Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Snow White, Jasmine (princesses may vary, not all are guarnateed)
Disney Dining Plan: YES (2 Table Service Credits)

Be Our Guest:
Dinner
Location: Magic Kingdom Park (park admission required)
Character: The Beast – However, The Beast is not always guaranteed to make an appearance.  He will not visit individual tables.  After your meal you are welcome to visit him in a private area.
Disney Dining Plan: YES (1 Table Service Credit)

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Location: Epcot Park – Norway (park admission required)
Characters: Belle (you will meet her when you arrive), Ariel, Aurora, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mulan, Mary Poppins & Snow White (princesses may vary, not all are guaranteed)
Disney Dining Plan: YES (1 Table Service Credit)

 


Garden Grill:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Location: The Land Pavilion – Epcot Park (park admission required)
Characters: Mickey Mouse, Chip, Dale & Pluto
Disney Dining Plan: YES (1 Table Service Credit)

 


Hollywood & Vine:
Beginning May 2017 - Disney Jr. Characters will only be featured during Breakfast.
Breakfast, Lunch
Location: Disney’s Hollywood Studios (park admission required)
Breakfast & Lunch Characters: Jake, Handy Manny, Sofia the First & Doc McStuffins
Disney Dining Plan: YES (1 Table Service Credit)

 


Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood and Vine:
Beginning May 2017 – This character meal will include Lunch and Dinner
Location: Disney’s Hollywood Studios (park admission required)
Characters: Minnie Mouse and her pals dressed for the current season or holiday.
Disney Dining Plan: YES (1 Table Service Credit)

 


Tusker House:
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (park admission required)
Characters: Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse
Disney Dining Plan: YES (1 Table Service Credit)

 



Restaurants located at a Disney Resort:

Chef Mickey’s :
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch & Dinner
Characters: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Goofy & Donald Duck
Location: Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Disney Dining Plan: YES (1 Table Service Credit)

 


1900 Park Fare:
Breakfast & Dinner
Characters (Breakfast): Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Alice, Mad Hatter & Mary Poppins
Characters (Dinner): Cinderella, Prince Charming, Lady Tremaine, Anastasia & Drizella
Location: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
Disney Dining Plan: YES (1 Table Service Credit)

 


Cape May Café:
Breakfast
Characters:  Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse & Goofy
Location: Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Disney Dining Plan: YES (1 Table Service Credit)

‘Ohana:
Breakfast
Characters: Lilo, Stitch, Mickey Mouse, Pluto
Location: Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Disney Dining Plan: YES (1 Table Service Credit)


Bon Voyage Breakfast:
Breakfast
Characters: Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Ariel & Prince Eric
Location: Tattoria al Forna at Disney’s Boardwalk
Disney Dining Plan: YES (1 Table Service Credit)

Mickey’s Backyard BBQ:
Dinner Show
Characters: Chip, Dale, Goofy, Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse
Location: Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground
Disney Dining Plan:  YES (2 Table Service Credits)

There are also other special events you can book in order to meet characters that are not on the Disney Dining Plan. Wonderland Tea Party, Perfectly Princess Tea Party, and Pirates and Pals Firework Voyage & Dessert Party are just a few I can think of.  You can also visit Chip & Dale at the Campfire Sing-A-Long at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground. Contact your travel agent today!

 

 

Cindy Dismukes is an Independent Agent of Fairytale Adventures Travel. Cindy specializes in family travel to Walt Disney World and can be reached on Facebook or at cindy@fairytaleadv.com.

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