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Best Walt Disney World Character Breakfasts

Ohana Character Breakfast


We asked our Mouse for Less Facebook Group members for their opinion on the “Best Food” at Walt Disney World and they gave it to us. Now we want to share the results with everyone. We hope you find our pages helpful in deciding on desserts and snacks, lunches and dinners, character breakfasts and even drinks on your Walt Disney World vacation. Here are the top winners for Walt Disney World Best Character Breakfasts.

Donald’s Dining Safari at Tusker House

Tusker House Character Meal

Park/Resort: Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Type of Restaurant: Sit Down/Buffet
View Donald’s Dining Safari Breakfast menu at Tusker House View  
Dining Plan: 1 Table Service Credit

While you are dining indoors at Tusker House, you feel like you are dining outside (minus the heat) at a Harambe marketplace from the smells to the authentic decor. In addition you will be visited by Donald and friends in their safari gear!   Your breakfast is served buffet style on food carts keeping with the theme.    Be sure to visit all the food carts to see the array of foods for your taste buds!   Offerings may include pastries and bread pudding, fruit, bone in ham, frittatas, as well as boboti, sweet plantains and much more!  For the less adventurous there are the standard eggs, Mickey Waffles, sausage, bacon and other American breakfast standbys.

Comments from Mouse for Less Members:

  • I’ve only ever had breakfast at Tusker House, but I highly recommend it. It’s a great place to meet the characters!- Kathy M.
  • Breakfast at Tusker House was some of the best food we had our entire trip. It’s a very relaxed atmosphere as well. – Michelle M
  • We also really liked Tusker House. The breakfast food was really good and the characters were great – Kate C

Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace Breakfast

Park/Resort: Magic Kingdom
Type of Restaurant: Sit Down/Buffet
View Crystal Palace Breakfast menu
Dining Plan: 1 Table Service Credit

The grand Victorian style dome, which gives the appearances of white cast-iron work, brings in the sunlight to the garden that welcomes guests just inside the entrance of the restaurant.   It is tucked away to the left of main street behind Casey’s on your way to Adventureland.   The decor inside is light and airy and lends itself to a great way to fuel up for your day while visiting with your friends from the Hundred Acre Wood.  Enjoy a buffet style restaurant and then the characters will come to each table, so have your autograph books and cameras ready.  The buffet includes several egg dishes, including scrambled and omelets, breakfast meats, pancakes and waffles, breakfast potatoes and more.

Comments from Mouse for Less Members:

  • I would do Crystal Palace again, as my family loves Pooh and it was cool to get in the park early. However, it took a long time for the characters to get to our table. We have little ones so it was hard to entertain while waiting. – Jessica McC
  • We loved Crystal Palace for an early breakfast because it is magical to get into the park before it opens, and we love Pooh. – Kate C
  • We loved breakfast at Crystal Palace – Sandra M

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Akershus Breakfast

Park/Resort: Epcot
Type of Restaurant: Sit Down/Buffet
View Princess Storybook menu
Dining Plan: 1 Table Service Credit (Breakfast Only) 2 Table Service Credits (Lunch/Dinner)

Give yourself a little extra time to get to Norway in the morning for your breakfast at Akershus in Epcot. Your experience begins with a meet and greet with one of the Princess and a Photo Pass photographer. Then, several Disney Princesses visit your table for photo opportunities. Dining includes a traditional Norwegian smorgasboard in a buffet option including cold meats and cheeses to spark your appetite, then it is followed up by family style dishes served at your table including sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs and a delicious potato casserole. There may even be a parade for your young royalty to enjoy around the restaurant.

Comments from Mouse for Less Members: 

  • We loved breakfast at Akershus.  We loved the characters.. We had a large group of 13. Akershus was the only restaurant that put us all at the same table and made sure we got visited by all the princesses. – Sandra M
  • Akershus is a great option if you can’t get Cinderella’s Royal Table!- Laura F.

Chef Mickey’s

Chef Mickey's Breakfast

Park/Resort: Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Type of Restaurant: Sit Down/Buffet
View Chef Mickey’s Breakfast menu
Dining Plan: 1 Table Service Credit

This high energy and wildly popular dining experience can be a great way to start your day.  This is one meal you should try to book at 180 days if you are able.  It is located at the Contemporary Resort by the Magic Kingdom, so pairs well with a day at Magic Kingdom, and of course a monorail ride! The breakfast buffet could be described by some as the best breakfast buffet on property with more choices than you could possibly consume in one meal.   Add into this that Mickey and friends visit your table, and also get diners involved in their celebration.    Your buffet may include fruit, smoked fish, waffles, pancakes, cheesy potatoes, eggs in many forms, breakfast meats, oatmeal and more.

Comments from Mouse for Less Members: 

  • We visit Chef Mickey’s on our arrival day to kick-off our vacation! – Megan K.
  • Our family loves visiting Chef Mickey’s for breakfast. The food is amazing!- Jeff F.


Ohana Breakfast

Park/Resort: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Type of Restaurant: Sit Down Family Style
View ‘Ohana Breakfast menu

Dining Plan: 1 Table Service Credit

Aloha Kakahiaka, E Komo Mai – Good morning, Welcome!  Plan a visit to the Polynesian paradise for breakfast at ‘Ohana!    Eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, waffles and fruit all served all you can eat at your table.   Also served directly at your table is some fun and games from Stitch, but don’t worry, Lilo is along to keep an eye on his mischievous behavior. This beautiful resort can also pair well with a day at the Magic Kingdom as you have the option to take the monorail over or a ferry boat, either way it’s a great way to start off your magical day!

Comments from Mouse for Less Members:

  • We loved breakfast at ‘Ohana. Ohana had good food, and meeting Stitch was a lot of fun -Sandra M
  • Dining at Ohana is a great reason to visit The Poly. – Mark P.

Topolino’s Flavors of the Riviera

Topolino's Breakfast

Park/Resort: Disney’s Riviera Resort
Type of Restaurant: Sit Down Prix Fix Meal
View: Topolino’s Terrace Menu
Dining Plan: 1 Table Service Credit

Venture over to Disney’s Riviera Resort for an incredible view of Walt Disney World from the rooftop terrace! Here, you’ll dine with Mickey and friends, while you enjoy delectable dishes inspired from the French Riviera. From Smoked Salmon, to French Toast Brulee, there’s an entree for everyone. You can even enjoy a breakfast mimosa. After breakfast, step out onto the terrace for some photos of Walt Disney World!

Comments from Mouse for Less Members:

  • We stayed at Beach Club and our kids loved taking the Skyliner over to Riviera!- Jennifer B.
  • Topolino’s is the perfect excuse to visit The Riviera Resort. – Chelsea M.
  • This is the best character breakfasts at Walt Disney World!- Anna K.

More Helpful Information

Character Meet and Greet Opportunities page for other opportunities to meet your favorite characters.

Character Meals page for a full viewing of the available options.

Best Character Lunches and Best Character Dinners pages and see which experiences came out on top there.



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