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Walt Disney World Best Character Dinners


Walt Disney World Best Character Dinner


Welcome to the Best in the World, Walt Disney World that is!  We asked our Mouse for Less Facebook Group members for their opinions 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 Dinners.  When looking to book one of the best character dinners, we recommend booking your Advanced Dining Reservations (ADR) at the 60 day mark when possible, but if you missed that time frame, keep trying to see what opens up.   People are constantly moving their plans around all the time while they fine tune their vacation, so one of your preferred options may end up popping up.

 Walt Disney World Best Character Dinners

Donald’s Dining Safari at Tusker House

Park/Resort: Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Type of Restaurant: Sit Down/Buffet
View Donald’s Dining Safari Lunch menu at Tusker House

While you are dining indoors at Tusker House, you feel like you are dining outside at a Harambe marketplace. Take a look at the authentic decor.  During this meal, you will be visited by Donald and friends in their safari gear!   Your dinner is served buffet style on food carts keeping with the theme.  Be sure to visit all the food carts to enjoy a wide variety of dishes.   Offerings may include Peri-Peri Marinated Baked Salmon, Spit-roasted Chicken, Curried Rice, and a Toasted Couscous Salad. For the less adventurous there are Mashed Potatoes, Macaroni & Cheese, Corn Dog Nuggets, and Tossed Caesar Salad.

Comments from Mouse for Less Members:

  • Tusker House was so nice; good food and service and excellent characters. – Sandra G
  • Love Donald’s Safari. Partly because the food there is so good, partly because of the characters. – Sara F
  • I voted Chef Mickey but we really enjoyed Tusker House as well!- Jaimie S
  • I guess this should be no surprise as it was tops for breakfast and lunch as well – Mic A

Cinderella’s Royal Table

Park/Resort: Magic Kingdom
Type of Restaurant: Sit Down
View Cinderella’s Royal Table Menu

Dine in the famous Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom. This regal meal is one where dreams come true. Cinderella has invited you into the glorious private dining hall of her castle for a storybook meal. Due to limited seating, Cinderella’s Royal Table sells out quickly. Reservations can be made exactly 180 days in advance.

Comments from Mouse for Less Members:

  • Cinderellas Royal Table was my favorite as far as value – Shannon P

Chip and Dales Harvest Feast at Garden Grill

Walt Disney World Best Character Dinners

Park/Resort: Epcot
Type of Restaurant: Sit Down served family style
View Garden Grill Menu

Dine with Chip, Dale, Mickey, and Pluto at this Future World restaurant in Epcot. What makes this meal unique is that the restaurant actually rotates in a circle. (Not fast enough that it will make you sick.) It also overlooks the Living with the Land attraction. This meal includes dishes such as Home-style Pot Roast, Sliced Turkey Breast, Sweet Potato Fries, Mashed Potatoes, and Macaroni & Cheese.


Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner at 1900 Park Fare

Walt Disney World Best Character Dinners


NOTE: This character experience is currently unavailable at this time, updates to follow.
Park/Resort: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
Type of Restaurant: Buffet
View 1900 Park Fare Menu

Guests at 1900 Park Fare will dine with Cinderella and her royal step-family. This fun-filled meal includes unique characters such as Lady Tremaine, Drizzella, Anastasia, and Prince Charming.

More Helpful Information

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

Visit our Character Meals page for a full viewing of the available options

Visit our Best Character Breakfasts and Best Character Lunches pages and see which restaurants score highest for those meals. Lunches may offer the same menu as dinner and be a bit less expensive at some of the venues.

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