Character Dining at Walt Disney World® Resort
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Something magical happens when a Disney character befriends your child. Nothing could be sweeter than watching your little one hug Chip ‘n’ Dale or chat with Anna from Frozen. Whether you’re sitting down to breakfast with Winnie the Pooh or being hosted by Cinderella at her royal castle, it’s certain to be a one-of-a-kind experience.
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Be sure to make your reservation ahead of time since these official Walt Disney World® Resort character dining experiences book up rather quickly. You can also find Disney character dining opportunities at select partner hotels, including Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort.
Please note: Characters and entertainment are subject to change without notice. Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified. Learn more about healthy travel in Orlando, and check with venues for their current status.
Serving all-you-care-to-eat breakfast and dinner buffets, the family-friendly Chef Mickey’s is a great place to see Mickey Mouse and some of his favorite pals. 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!
Offering views of whizzing monorails, Chef Mickey’s also features a 90-foot-high mural by Disney Legend Mary Blair. Breakfast is available from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., with dinner being served from 5 – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Garden Grill Restaurant
Everyone knows it’s bound to be a party when Chip ‘n’ Dale are hosting. Mickey and Pluto will also join you at this farm-fresh feast, where most of the fruits and vegetables are grown in the garden at The Land Pavilion.
Gigantic circular tables slowly revolve as you enjoy a variety of family-style dishes. Enjoy it all, from turkey and dressing, fish, steak, salads, and the creamiest mashed potatoes. It’s a sweet finish with berry cobbler served in a skillet topped with ice cream.
Location: EPCOT®, World Nature
Hollywood & Vine
Hobnob with Disney Junior stars for a yummy breakfast at Hollywood & Vine. It’s an amazing way to start your day with some of the brightest stars from Disney Junior.
Minnie’s Seasonal Dining is also a lovely lunch and dinner option available during the holidays and seasonally. Enjoy a scrumptious, eclectic dinner as well as plenty of light-hearted fun with Minnie’s pals.
Location: Disney’s Hollywood Studios®, Echo Lake
Story Book Dining at Artist Point With Snow White
As your family feasts on a delicious, fanciful dinner, be on the lookout for Snow White, Dopey, Grumpy and even The Queen as they stroll through the Enchanted Forrest. They’re the perfect companions for dining in a rustic, storybook setting.
Available from 4 – 9 p.m. daily, 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.
Location: Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Topolino’s Terrace — Flavors of the Riviera
Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck parade through Topolino’s Terrace during breakfast seatings, which are available from 7:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Cheer them on as they parade through the restaurant in stylish outfits unique to this venue!
Breakfast includes fresh pastries and bread, as well as your choice of entrees such as quiche gruyère, sour cream waffle, smoked salmon, two eggs any style, and more. It’s an enchanting way to start your Disney day. (Please note that characters do not appear during dinner seatings.)
Location: Disney’s Riviera Resort
Tusker House Restaurant
Safari Donald Duck and friends are ready to join you and your family for a family-style breakfast, lunch or dinner buffet. Donald, Mickey, Goofy and Daisy Duck are as playful as they are welcoming, so it’s certain to be a lively time. Everyone’s all decked out in their safari gear, which makes photo opportunities even more appealing.
Set in the colorful Harambe marketplace restaurant, this hidden gem features an inventive and eclectic mix of American and African-inspired favorites as well as a low-key setting to meet your favorite Disney explorers.
Location: Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park, Africa
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (Temporarily Unavailable)
Enter a medieval Scandinavian castle with vaulted wooden ceilings and impressive wrought-iron chandeliers as a royal attendant escorts your party into a castle banquet hall. Meet several storybook princesses: Snow White, Cinderella, Princess Aurora and Ariel. The fun even includes a princess march throughout the dining halls.
Buffet menu highlights include a traditional plate of Norwegian meatballs with mashed potatoes, green beans and lingonberry sauce. Imported cheeses and cured meats are on hand if you’d like to create your own charcuterie plate.
Location: EPCOT®, Norway Pavilion
Cinderella’s Royal Table (Modified Dining Experience)
Character dining temporarily unavailable. A true fairytale dining experience awaits you inside of Cinderella Castle. Once inside the iconic castle, you will be led down a corridor completely lined with medieval flags and knight-in-armor statues as you make their way to meet Cinderella. Next, you’ll be whisked up the royal staircase and into the royal dining hall, where princesses will be gifted wands and wishing stars, and princes will be bestowed with swords.
This delicious, prix-fixe menu features royal entrées such as beef tenderloin, duck two-ways and sea scallops for the adults. Kid-friendly options include macaroni and cheese, beef tenderloin, or chicken nuggets. And keep a watchful eye out for visiting Disney royalty throughout your meal.
Location: Magic Kingdom® Park, Cinderella Castle
The Crystal Palace (Modified Dining Experience)
Character dining temporarily unavailable. Settle in for a lovely meal in one of Disney’s most iconic restaurants, originally inspired by England’s Crystal Palace in Hyde Park. Winnie the Pooh and his cuddly pals from 100 Acre Wood will be your hosts as you sit down to a memorable lunch or dinner featuring traditional American favorites.
Don’t be surprised if you become best pals with Tigger or Piglet or even Eeyore — it’s all part of the fun. Enjoy a selection of individually plated entrees and family-style salads and desserts while dining in the heart of Magic Kingdom Park.
Location: Magic Kingdom Park, Main Street, U.S.A.®