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Character Dining at Walt Disney World

Character Dining at Walt Disney World is one of the most popular choices when selecting dining options for your magical vacation.

I recently shared my Top 5 Character Dining breakfast options across the Walt Disney World Resort. But, there are so many character dining choices for all times of the day, not just breakfast. If you are looking for a full list of options, look no further! 

As I shared in my other article, I happen to absolutely love character dining and if I have the option, I will always choose to dine at one at least once during my vacation. And, I think you should, too! There are so many benefits to a character dining experience, that I firmly believe everyone should dine with characters at least once in their lifetime.

Remember, reservations are strongly encouraged for all meals.

Let’s break down all of the options.

Mickey at Riviera

DELUXE RESORT CHARACTER DINING

Character dining is offered at several of the Deluxe resort restaurants at Walt Disney World. One of the best options for choosing a hotel restaurant is a park ticket and park reservation is not required. These options are great to start or end your day before or after a park day. 

Magic Kingdom Deluxe Resorts

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Chef Mickey’s

  • Offers character breakfast and dinner with Mickey and Friends
  • Pricing: $$$
  • Enjoy Mickey and the gang in this all-you-can-eat family-style restaurant serving up some of your favorite breakfast and dinner treats. Soak in your surroundings (it’s a pinch me moment) as the monorail whizzes by (yes, it runs right through the hotel!), enjoy the incredible views of Bay Lake and the stunning 90-foot mural by Disney Legend Mary Blair that overlooks the restaurant. 
  • Note: Now through February 28, this restaurant offers family-style dining. The buffet experience will return on March 1. Check back soon to view the buffet menu.

Character breakfast

Disney’s Polynesian Resort

‘Ohana

  • Offers character breakfast with Lilo & Stitch
  • Pricing: $$$
  • ‘Ohana means family. Lilo & Stitch invite you and your family to join them for an American family-style breakfast influenced by Polynesian flavors. 

Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

1900 Park Fare

  • Offers character breakfast an array of Disney characters (Mary Poppings, Alice in Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh, and more!)
  • Pricing: $$$
  • Join favorite Disney Friends for this fabulously festive, all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast buffet!
  • Note: This character dining experience has not yet returned.

Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White

  • Offers character dinner with Snow White, Dopey, Grumpy and the Evil Queen
  • Pricing: $$$$
  • Visit the Enchanted Forest and relive moments from a Walt Disney classic, Snow White.

EPCOT Deluxe Resorts

Character breakfast

Disney’s Riviera Resort

Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera

  • Offers character breakfast a la Art with Mickey and friends
  • Pricing: $$$
  • Hailed as one of the best character dining experiences, start your day at this gorgeous rooftop restaurant with Mickey, Minnie, Daisy and Donald all dressed in their artist best! They are absolutely adorable and the food is divine. It’s not to be missed.

Disney’s Beach Club / Yacht Club

Cap May Cafe

  • Offers breakfast with Minnie Mouse and some of her friends. Start the day with Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast. 
  • Pricing: $$$
  • Enjoy a New England inspired breakfast and join Minnie and friends as they are dressed in their beachy best! 

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If you are headed directly to the parks, you will have an array of options at each one to enjoy character dining. Remember a park ticket and park reservation are required to get in, your dining reservation alone will not get you through the gates.

PARK CHARACTER DINING

Magic Kingdom

Character breakfast

The Crystal Palace

  • Offers a super fun dining experience with Winnie the Pooh and friends. Join them for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Pricing: $$$
  • Inspired by Victorian greenhouses of the late 1800s, The Crystal Palace brims with light, topiaries and tropical palms. It’s an enchanting spot to dine in the heart of Magic Kingdom park with views of Cinderella Castle and Main Street, U.S.A.

Cinderella Royal Table

  • Offers a delightful princess breakfast INSIDE Cinderella Castle! 
  • Pricing: $$$$
  • Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner fit for royalty! Enjoy a one-of-a-kind dining experience with Cinderella and friends.
  • Note: Character Dining is currently not available at this location. Characters will return on February 28.

Be Our Guest

  • Offers an amazing character dinner with Beast in his Castle.
  • Pricing: $$$$
  • Step into the incredible world of Beauty and the Beast. Dine with the Beast in his Castle. Be sure to stop in and meet him at the end of your meal and snap a selfie.

EPCOT

Garden Grill Restaurant

  • Revolve around the Living with the Land attraction as you dine with Chip, Dale, Mickey and Pluto.
  • Pricing: $$$
  • Enjoy farm-fresh food as you slowly turn about this rotating restaurant. Indulge in an all-you-care-to-enjoy, family-style meal.

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

  • Dine with Disney Princesses inside a medieval castle with soaring archways and cathedral ceilings.
  • Pricing: $$$
  • Feast in honor of our beloved storybook princesses and dine on family-style Norwegian inspired fare.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hollywood & Vine

  • Lights, Camera, Action! Celebrate breakfast with Disney Junior Stars or enjoy lunch and dinner with Minnie and friends at seasonal dining parties.
  • Pricing: $$$
  • Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet-style character dining right in the heart of Hollywood Studios.   

Disney’s Animal KingdomCharacter breakfast

Tusker House

  • Jambo! Get ready for an epic safari adventure with Mickey, Donald, Goofy and Daisy.
  • Pricing: $$$
  • Serving African-inspired fare buffet style cuisine. The characters are the best part of this experience, they are playful and fun. Their safari attire is adorable, you’ll want to take a million pictures!

Whichever character dining restaurant you choose, you are guaranteed a lifetime of memories…. and good food!

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Marnie Raimondo
Marnie Raimondo
Hi there! I'm Marnie, Disney blogger and writer. My passion is helping people plan magical Walt Disney World vacations. I love sharing Disney tips and advice based on my personal experiences from many, many magical trips over the years. I hope through my writing I can help you navigate your way through Disney news, the parks, dining, resorts and so much more! Happy planning!
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