Walt Disney World Character Dining is a must for many families. The opportunity to have a Princess visit your table (or any of the other characters) can make a great vacation extraordinary.
But to enjoy a character meal, you need to plan. First, make a reservation. Because these are some of the fastest booked restaurants (especially Cinderella’s Royal Table in the castle) reservations are essential. Next, Disney changes dining options often. Walt Disney World Character Dining has changed several times in the last year and more changes are coming, so, make sure you check before you go. Also, you should be aware that Disney may change which characters appear at any time so under promise and over deliver for your kids.
Recently Disney World Character Dining has added two new dining options. Both are located in the resort areas.
The first new Disney World Character Dining option is at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge at Artist Point. The theme of the character dining experience is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The spirit of the enchanted forest is created through the addition of tree branches that twinkle and dazzle. Furthermore, theming extends to the poison apple napkin rings and the small cauldrons that soup is served in.
There are far fewer details for the newest Disney World Character Dining experience. Topolino’s Terrace is slated to be a new Signature table-service restaurant that is scheduled to open in the “Fall” of 2019. Topolino will be located on the roof top of Disney Riviera Resort., however, the resort is taking room reservations for dates starting in December of 2019. Although the characters are not announced, we do maybe have a clue as to who may be there is in the name of the restaurant. Topolino is the Italian name for Mickey Mouse. Could we see Mickey here? Because, the Terrace will offer great views of EPCOT and Hollywood Studios, this breakfast will be a great way to start your day.
Strictly speaking this isn’t Character Dining as it is a Disney Experience. The event is designed for a 3-9 year old and a parent. Tea lasts for an hour and a half. Guests will learn Rose Petal’s story, participate in songs and 3-9 year olds will be presented with gifts and a rose. Wear your best princess dress or princely gear because the event ends with a parade through the Grand Floridian and a photo.
We have experienced Disney World and Universal Studios in all three phases of life; before kids, with kids and as empty nesters. We look forward to continue to vacation in Disney as we get older with friends and family.