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Walt Disney World Best Character Dinners



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.

Best Walt Disney World Character Dinners

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.

Character Dinner

Garden Grill at EPCOT

Park/Resort: EPCOT
Type of Restaurant: Family Style
View the Menu for Garden Grill

Step inside The Land Pavilion at EPCOT to visit Chip ‘n’ Dale and other friends for a delicious family-style dinner. This unique dining location slowly rotates around the infamous Living with the Land attraction. Guests get to see the farmhouse, rainforest, and thunderstorm scenes of the attraction.

Comments from Mouse for Less Members:

  • “Garden Grill is an underrated character meal. I almost don’t want to tell others about it because we love it so much!”- Alice P.
  • “Getting to interact with Chip and Dale is so fun. My kids loved it!” – Jenny A.
  • “For a Disney fan, being able to see Living with the Land from above is super cool!” – Brett M.

Character Dinner

The Crystal Palace

Park/Resort: Magic Kingdom
Type of Restaurant: Sit Down
View Crystal Palace Menu

This Victorian-themed greenhouse is the perfect setting to dine with Winnie the Pooh and friends inside Magic Kingdom Park. Here, you’ll get to enjoy a full buffet dinner with everything from savory portions of pasta to roasted carved beef. There is something for everyone to enjoy at The Crystal Palace.

Comments from Mouse for Less Members:

  • “My girls loved meeting Winnie the Pooh!” – Tiffany G.
  • “I voted for Crystal Palace because it’s a great spot to relax while in Magic Kingdom and enjoy some great food.” – Pat H.

Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White

Character Dinner

Park/Resort: Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Type of Restaurant: Signature Sit Down
2 Table Service Credits on Disney Dining Plan
View Snow White Storybook Dining Menu

At Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, guests step into a storybook with Snow White, Grumpy, Dopey, and the Evil Queen. The decor inside the restaurant is inspired by an Enchanted Forest with unique lighting and sounds. One of the great things about this restaurant is that its location is at Wilderness Lodge– a fan favorite. At dinner, start with three shared appetizers for the table, including Wild Mushroom Bisque, Hunter’s Pie, and Wicked Shrimp Cocktail. Then, guests choose an entree of their own to enjoy. Finally, the table gets a shared dessert platter, including the infamous “Poison Apple.”

Character Dinner

Comments from Mouse for Less Members:

  • “We were surprised at how much we enjoyed dinner with Snow White. The atmosphere and food were so good! It’s a must-do for future trips.” – Carrie T.
  • “Our son loved getting to meet Dopey!” – Tim S.

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Character Dinner

Park/Resort: EPCOT
Type of Restaurant: Family-Style
View Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Menu

Want to dine with the Princesses? Look no further than Akershus in EPCOT. In this medieval castle in the Norway Pavilion in World Showcase, guests greet Princesses from the classic Disney films. While the lineup of princesses may vary, guests might have the chance to meet Belle, Aurora, and Jasmine.

Comments from Mouse for Less Members:

  • “If you want to have some real interactions with the Princesses, Akershus is it!” – Mary C.
  • “We had the best dining experience at Akershus. My daughter loves Jasmine and we took lots of pictures with her.” – Erin J.

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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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