Dine with princesses, beloved story book characters and even real-life astronauts with incredible character dining in Orlando (Good Morning Breakfast With Goofy & His Pals at Ravello, part of Four Seasons Resort Orlando at WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort pictured).
With more than 6,000 restaurants to choose from, dining in Orlando is always an adventure — especially when beloved characters join your table. Here, the young and the young-at-heart can eat with storybook princesses and living legends at character dining locations across the destination. Get ready for a meal your family will never forget with character dining in Orlando!
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Please note: All character appearances are subject to change. Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified or closed. Some images do not reflect current versions of the experiences or updated operational or safety guidelines. Check with your favorite character dining venues for their current status.
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Character Dining at Walt Disney World® Resort
You will find more character dining experiences at Walt Disney World® Resort than anywhere else in Orlando. Advance dining reservations are highly recommended, and theme park tickets and park reservations are required for all character dining experiences inside Magic Kingdom® Park, EPCOT®, Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park and Disney’s Hollywood Studios®.
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Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Dine in a medieval Scandinavian castle in EPCOT®, where you’ll encounter a royal promenade of princess friends and feast on Norwegian-inspired fare served family-style. Enjoy visits from storybook princesses like Ariel, Belle, Aurora, Jasmine and Snow White as you dine in this unforgettable character dining experience.
Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast at Cape May Cafe
Join Minnie Mouse and friends dressed in their coastal best at this relaxed New England-style eatery with a delectable breakfast buffet. Enjoy a spread of flavorful breakfast favorites like Mickey Mouse waffles, scrambled eggs, cheddar biscuits, salted caramel “beach buns” and more, and snap photos with Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Daisy Duck and Donald Duck in outfits exclusive to Cape May Cafe. Soak up this seaside character dining experience at Disney’s Beach Club Resort.
Serving all-you-care-to-eat breakfast and dinner buffets, Chef Mickey’s is a great place to see classic Disney characters, including Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Pluto and Goofy. They move throughout the restaurant, waving hello to one and all as rollicking music fills the air. Plus, each table receives a special, autographed card keepsake from Mickey and his friends. Located inside Disney’s Contemporary Resort, this family-friendly eatery also has incredible views of whizzing monorails and a 90-foot-high mural created by Disney Legend Mary Blair.
Cinderella’s Royal Table
Ascend the stairs of Cinderella Castle and dine in a storybook setting surrounded by soaring stone archways, majestic medieval flags and spectacular stained-glass windows. Dine on a delicious prix-fixe menu curated by Cinderella’s Royal Chef, with entrees ranging from sustainable fish to spiced-crusted pork tenderloin. Traditional character dining returns to this one-of-a-kind Fairytale Dining experience in Magic Kingdom® Park on Feb. 28, 2023.
The Crystal Palace
There’s no need to travel to the Hundred-Acre Wood to eat with Winnie the Pooh and his friends — just head to this iconic Magic Kingdom® Park restaurant, which is inspired by Victorian greenhouses of the 1800s. Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and other favorites will come by for autographs, photos and laughs while you dine on delicious American cuisine.
Chip ‘n’ Dale's Harvest Feast at Garden Grill Restaurant
Dine on farm-fresh fare with a hearty helping of fun thanks to Chip, Dale and more Disney pals who parade through this slowly rotating restaurant with ever-changing views of Living with the Land. Delectable menu highlights include a harvest-inspired garden salad, grilled beef with chimichurri, and all-natural sliced turkey with gravy. Many of the veggies at this delectable buffet are grown onsite at the Living with the Land greenhouses at EPCOT®.
Character Dining at Hollywood & Vine
Hobnob with Disney Junior stars for a yummy breakfast at Hollywood & Vine, located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. It’s an amazing way to start your day with some of the brightest stars from Disney Junior, including Doc McStuffins, Fancy Nancy and Vampirina. Plus, join Minnie Mouse and friends for Minnie’s Seasonal Dining, a series of enchanting soirees with festive music, seasonal décor, and scrumptious lunch and dinner buffet options.
'Ohana Best Friends Breakfast Featuring Lilo and Stitch
Located at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, ‘Ohana brings everyone together for a family-style breakfast with Lilo and Stitch. Feast on Polynesian-inspired flavors, like Hawaiian ham with pineapple compote, island-style-potatoes, fresh fruit, and pineapple-coconut breakfast bread.
Story Book Dining at Artist Point With Snow White
Feast on fanciful fare in a rustic storybook setting, and keep an eye out for Snow White, Dopey, Grumpy and even The Queen as they stroll through the Enchanted Forest. Located inside Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, Story Book Dining at Artist Point features a prix-fixe menu with your choice of individually plated entrees plus shared starters and desserts, as well as kid-friendly items. Guests 21 and up can also choose from a selection of creative, fun cocktails and mocktails, a variety of beers, and highly rated wines from Oregon and Washington.
Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends at Topolino’s Terrace — Flavors of the Riviera
Start your morning with Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends, a prix-fixe character dining experience featuring Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck in artist-inspired outfits unique to Topolino’s Terrace. The breakfast at Disney’s Riviera Resort includes fresh pastries and bread, followed by your choice of entrees, including Quiche Gruyère, French Toast Brûlée, Wood-fired Butcher’s Steak and more.
Tusker House Restaurant
Join Safari Donald Duck and friends for an unforgettable breakfast, lunch or dinner buffet brimming with African-inspired flavors. Located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, this colorful Harambe marketplace eatery provides a lively, low-key setting to meet your favorite Disney explorers all decked out in their safari gear.
Bonus Tip: You’ll also find Disney character-dining opportunities at Ravello at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort, as seen in this blog’s cover image. Offered on select dates, Good Morning Breakfast With Goofy & His Pals includes fruit, baked goods, coffee or juice and a selection of traditional breakfast favorites, plus fun and photos with Goofy, Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse.
Character Dining at Universal Orlando Resort
Take your vacation to the next level with one-of-a-kind seasonal character dining at Universal Orlando Resort.
The Grinch™ & Friends Character Breakfast
Awesome up your holidays at Universal’s Islands of Adventure, where you can enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet and meet favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including the mean green one himself, on select dates throughout the holiday season.
Fans of Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida can face their fears during the Scareactor Dining experience, a terrifying dinner buffet with ghoulish creatures lurking around every corner. This frightful experience is exclusively available on select Halloween Horror Nights dates.
Dining With Sea Life at SeaWorld® Orlando
Dive into two immersive dining experiences featuring some of the most beloved aquatic creatures at SeaWorld® Orlando.
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Sharks Underwater Grill®
Savor incredible underwater views and world-class dining at this upscale full-service restaurant overlooking a 700,000-gallon shark aquarium. Sharks Underwater Grill® features individually plated meals with environmentally conscious wines, so you can do good while you sip.
Dine With Orcas
Dine in the company of orca whales at Orca Encounter. Savor sustainably sourced, locally grown fare, learn what makes orcas so unique, and witness the unique relationship between orca whales and the dedicated animal care specialists at SeaWorld Orlando.
Astronaut Dining at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
Chat With an Astronaut
Meet a real astronaut, learn what it’s really like to live and work in space, and enjoy a sampling of food and beverages in an intimate, small-group setting. This unforgettable experience is offered twice daily at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and includes food, drink, a commemorative gift and a signed portrait of the featured astronaut.
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