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 due to COVID-19 precautions. Updates to follow.
There’s something magical about dining in the Castle and now you can do it for lunch or dinner. Cinderella will greet you in the castle lobby for photos, then upstairs her royal court of princesses will mingle with guests and sign autographs. You must make advanced Dining Reservations up to 180 days in advance. Payment is required in full with a credit card at the time of booking. You will receive a photo package delivered to your table during your meal. Parties of 1 – 4 receive one package; parties of 5 – 8 receive two packages. Theme park admission required. Prices include photo package, tax and gratuity.
Lunch served daily 11:30a.m. – 2:55p.m.
Dinner served daily 3:00p.m. – 7:00p.m.
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The Crystal PalaceThis Dining Experience is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 precautions. Updates to follow.
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 served daily 8 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Lunch is served 11:30 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Dinner is served daily from 3:15 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
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Epcot

Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Harvest FeastThis Dining Experience has been modified due to COVID-19 precautions. Updates to follow.
At Garden Grill in Future World 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. – 3:30p.m.
Dinner: 3:45p.m. – 8:00p.m.
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Princess Storybook DiningThis Dining Experience is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 precautions. 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.
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Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Circle of Flavors: Harambe Night – This Dining Experience is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 precautions. Updates to follow.
Meet some of your favorite characters from The Lion King when you embark on this spectacular Harambe Night. Guests will make stops along the way to meet up with the Disney Lion King favorites where dancing, light snacking, and family fun is unlimited. Transportation around at Harambe in Africa is the great Wildlife Express Train!
This evening character dining event takes place on select nights from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.

Donald’s Safari character meals at Tusker House in Africa. – This Dining Experience is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 precautions. Updates to follow.
Buffet style breakfast or lunch with Donald Duck and friends. Theme park admission is required.
Breakfast seatings from park opening until 10:55 a.m. daily.
Lunch is served daily from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Dinner is served 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (hours vary by season)
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Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine This Character Dining Experience is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 precautions. Updates to follow.
At Hollywood & Vine this buffet style breakfast with Fancy Nancy, Doc McStuffins, Vampirina, and Racer Goofy is a smash! Theme park admission is required. Dinner and lunch is hosted by Minnie Mouse with a seasonal theme. She is joined by Goofy, Donald, Daisy, and Mickey.
Breakfast 8am – 10:20am

Minnie’s Seasonal Dining This Character Dining Experience has been modified due to COVID-19 precautions. Updates to follow.
At Hollywood & Vine guests can enjoy a new themed lunch or dinner for every season! Planned by Minnie Mouse herself this is now a family style dinner, not buffet.
Lunch 11:30a.m. – 3:55p.m.
Dinner 4:00pm – 7:00pm
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Character Dining at Walt Disney World Resorts

Cape May Café Character Breakfast – This Character Dining Experience is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 precautions. Updates to follow.
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.
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Chef Mickey’s Buffet This Character Dining Experience has been modified due to COVID-19 precautions. Updates to follow.
At Disney’s Contemporary Resort is an All-you-can-eat breakfast with Chef Mickey and the gang.
Breakfast served daily from 7 a.m. – 11:30a.m.
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Supercalifragilistic Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare –  This Character Dining Experience is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 precautions. 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.
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Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner at 1900 Park FareThis Character Dining Experience is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 precautions. 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.
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Wonderland Tea Party at 1900 Park Fare This Character Dining Experience is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 precautions. 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.
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My Disney Girl’s Perfectly Princess Tea Party This Character Dining Experience is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 precautions. 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.
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Ohana Best Friends Breakfast with Lilo and Stitch

Best Friends Breakfast with Lilo & StitchThis Character Dining Experience is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 precautions. Updates to follow.
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.
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Breakfast a la Art with Mickey & Friends This Character Dining Experience has been modified due to COVID-19 precautions. Updates to follow.
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. – 11:15a.m.
Dinner Hours: 5:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.
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Good Morning Breakfast This Character Dining Experience is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 precautions. Updates to follow.
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 7:30a.m. – 11a.m.

Storybook Dining at Artist Point This Character Dining Experience is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 precautions. Updates to follow.
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 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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Character Dining at Walt Disney Wot6rld 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