Character Dining at Walt Disney World Restaurants

Character Dining at Walt Disney World

Character Dining at Walt Disney World

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

Fairytale Dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table This Dining Experience has been modified and currently is not considered character dining. Updates to follow.
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 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 served daily 11:00a.m. – 2:55p.m.
Dinner served daily 3:00p.m. – 9:05p.m.
Menu •  Seasonal Dates

The Crystal PalaceThis Dining Experience will welcome characters again on September 20th.
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 is currently unavailable.
Lunch is served 11:30 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
Dinner is served daily from 3:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Menu •  Seasonal Dates


Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Harvest Feast                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                mmm
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.
Lunch: 11:30a.m. – 3:40p.m.
Dinner: 3:45p.m. – 8:00p.m.
Menu •  Seasonal Dates

Princess Storybook DiningThis Dining Experience is currently unavailable. Updates to follow.
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 is required.
Breakfast is served daily from 8:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Lunch is served daily from 11:55 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Dinner is served from 4:55 p.m. – 8:35 p.m.
Menu •  Seasonal Dates

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Donald’s Safari character meals at Tusker House in Africa. Buffet will return on November 1
Buffet style breakfast or lunch with Donald Duck and friends. Theme park admission is required.
Breakfast seatings from park opening until 10:30 a.m. daily.
Lunch is served daily from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Dinner is served 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (hours vary by season)
Menu •  Seasonal Dates

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine 
At Hollywood & Vine this buffet style breakfast with Fancy Nancy, Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, and Racer Goofy is a smash! 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
Menu •  Seasonal Dates

Character Dining at Walt Disney World Resorts

Cape May Café Character BreakfastThis Dining Experience will welcome characters again on October 4th.
At Disney’s Beach Club Resort. Breakfast buffet with Beach Club Minnie Mouse and friends. Prices include tax.
Breakfast served daily from 7:30a.m. – 11 a.m.
Menu • Seasonal Dates

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 served daily from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30p.m.
Dinner served daily from 5:00 p.m. – 9:30p.m.
Menu •  Seasonal Dates

Supercalifragilistic Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare –  This Character Dining Experience is currently unavailable. Updates to follow.
At Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort& Spa this breakfast buffet featuring Mary Poppins and friends is not to be missed!
Breakfast served daily from 8 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Menu •  Seasonal Dates

Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner at 1900 Park FareThis Character Dining Experience is currently unavailable. Updates to follow.
At Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa this is a special dinner buffet with Cinderella and Prince Charming. Enjoy seafood specialties, kid-friendly entrees, and more!
Dinner served daily from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Menu • Seasonal Dates

Wonderland Tea Party at 1900 Park Fare This Character Dining Experience is currently unavailable. Updates to follow.
At Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. What could be nicer than a tea party with Alice and the Mad Hatter? Children eat a “backwards lunch” (dessert first) and enjoy tea sandwiches, chicken nuggets and tea (apple juice). Children hear a story, decorate cupcakes and interact with the characters. Alice and the Mad Hatter are usually in attendance, and there is a special surprise for parents at the end. Some children love to get dressed up for this event.
Served from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. Includes lunch.
More Information

My Disney Girl’s Perfectly Princess Tea Party This Character Dining Experience is currently unavailable. Updates to follow.
Tea for two at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is deliciously decorative, and includes high tea, princess cakes, plus a personal meet-and-greet with Princess Aurora from the animated film “Sleeping Beauty”. Girls are encouraged to attend dressed up in their favorite princess attire. Guests age 3-9 also receive a My Disney Girl doll dressed in a matching Princess Aurora gown plus accessories, their own ribbon tiara, silver Princess link bracelet, fresh rose, special princess scrapbook set and a “Best Friend” certificate.
Days: Select Mornings
Time: 9:00a.m.
This Tea party requires a reservation and payment must be made in full with a credit card when booking.

Ohana Best Friends Breakfast with Lilo and Stitch

Best Friends Breakfast with Lilo & StitchThis Dining Experience will welcome characters again on September 27th.
At Disney’s Polynesian 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.

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.

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. Also served on Tuesdays during school break periods.
Breakfast Hours 7:00a.m. – 11a.m.

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! Autographs and photos are taken 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.

Character Dining at Walt Disney World Tips from TheMouseForLess:

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

Tip 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.

Tip 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.

Tip 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.

TipCharacters are subject to change without notice.

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

TipWondering 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.

TipVisit our Saving Money on Disney Restaurants Page 



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