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Character Dining at Walt Disney World offers a fun and unique way to meet some of your favorite Disney friends. Walt Disney World offers many different character dining experiences from breakfast to dinner. It’s fun for the whole family and a great photo opportunity. Meals generally are buffet or family style. Advanced Dining Reservations are recommended for all Character Dining by calling (407)-WDW-DINE  or booking via MyDisneyExperience up to 180 days in advance. Theme Park admission tickets are required for meals in the park.

Specialty celebration cakes are available at most locations for an additional charge and should be ordered 48 hours in advance by calling call (407) WDW-DINE.

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Character Dining at Walt Disney World Theme Parks

Magic Kingdom


Fairytale Dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table 
There’s something magical about dining in the Castle and now you can do it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Cinderella will greet you in the castle lobby for photos, then upstairs you enjoy a meal in the beautiful dining room. You must make advanced Dining Reservations up to 60 days in advance. Payment is required in full with a credit card, or dining plan at the time of booking.  Theme park admission required. Prices include photo package, tax and gratuity.
Breakfast served daily 8 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00a.m. – 2:55p.m.
Dinner: 3:00p.m. – 9:05p.m.
Cinderella’s Royal Table Menu

The Crystal Palace
This all-you-can-eat breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet with various Walt Disney characters including Winnie the Pooh and friends. Theme park admission required.
Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – 10:45 p.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Dinner: 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Crystal Palace Menu


Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Harvest Feast
At Garden Grill in World Nature this family-style dining experience is brought to you by Chip and Dale! Indulge while slowly rotating to see the views of Living with the Land. Veggies are even grown fresh in the Living with the Land farmhouse. Theme park admission is required, as well as reservations.

Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:30a.m. – 3:40p.m.
Dinner: 3:45p.m. – 8:00p.m.
Garden Grill Restaurant Menu

Princess Storybook Dining 
At Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway pavilion. Dine with Belle, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, and Ariel (characters do rotate and no specific Princess is guaranteed). Theme park admission required.
Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Lunch: 12:15 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Dinner: 5:25 p.m. – 8:05 p.m.
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Menu

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Donald’s Safari character meals at Tusker House in Africa.
Buffet style breakfast or lunch with Donald Duck and friends. Theme park admission is required.
Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Dinner: 3:35 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (hours vary by season)
Tusker House Menu

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine 
At Hollywood & Vine this buffet style breakfast is with Disney Junior stars. Theme park admission is required.
Breakfast 8:30 am – 10:30am

Minnie’s Seasonal Dining 
At Hollywood & Vine guests can enjoy a new themed lunch or dinner buffet for every season! Planned by Minnie Mouse herself with visits by Goofy, Donald, Daisy, and Mickey.
Lunch: 11:30a.m. – 3:55p.m.
Dinner: 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Hollywood and Vine Menu

Character Dining at Walt Disney World Resorts

Cape May Café Character Breakfast
At Disney’s Beach Club Resort. Breakfast buffet with Beach Club Minnie Mouse and friends.
Breakfast: 7:30a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Cape May Cafe Menu

Chef Mickey’s Buffet 
At Disney’s Contemporary Resort is an All-you-can-eat breakfast or dinner with Chef Mickey and the gang.
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m.
Dinner: 5:00 p.m. – 9:30p.m.
Chef Mickey’s Menu


Best Friends Breakfast with Lilo & Stitch
At Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort guests can have a Family-style breakfast with Lilo, Stitch, Mickey and Pluto in the resort restaurant ‘Ohana.
Served daily from 7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
‘Ohana Menu

Breakfast a la Art with Mickey & Friends 
At Disney’s Riviera Resort join Mickey and his pals for a beautiful breakfast at Topolino’s Terrace. Enjoy classic breakfast entrees, freshly brewed coffee, or a morning cocktail! Signature dining available for dinner (does not include characters).
Breakfast Hours: 7:30a.m. – 12:15p.m.
Dinner Hours: 5:00p.m. – 9:30p.m.
Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera Menu

Good Morning Breakfast 
At The Four Seasons resort is a grand breakfast buffet with Goofy and his pals including a delicious omelet station! Reservations are required, breakfast takes place every Thursday and Saturday, and select Tuesdays.
Breakfast Hours 7:00a.m. – 11a.m.

Evil Queen

Storybook Dining at Artist Point 
At Disney’s Wilderness Lodge join Snow White, Dopey, and Grumpy for a dinner to remember. You’ll even have an opportunity for an encounter with The Queen! Guests can take photos with the characters, while you dine on a uniquely themed prix fixe menu, including shared starters, a choice of individual plated entrees and ‘sweet spells’ to finish the meal.
Dinner Hours 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Artist Point Menu

Character Dining at Walt Disney World Tips

Have your camera ready—most characters will visit you at your table during your meal.

If you have children, autograph books are a must. The Characters will be glad to sign them when they stop by your table. A big, fat, pen is very helpful to help those costumed/gloved characters sign the book. These items are available at stores and gift shops throughout Walt Disney World, but will not be available at the restaurants. Guests are also welcome to bring their own autograph books from home.

Some children can be shy when first meeting the characters. Most characters are very sensitive to this, and will try and accommodate your child’s needs.

You may want to make your Advance Dining Reservations for “off peak” meal times. This will allow more time for character interactions because there will be fewer guests dining.

Characters are subject to change without notice.

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

Wondering what the Mouse for Less Members prefer?  Visit our Best Character BreakfastsBest Character Lunches and Best Character Dinners to see which dining experiences came out on top when put to the vote.

Visit our Saving Money on Disney Restaurants Page 

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