Disney World Character Dining
If you have children and your thinking about going to Disney World, the different dining options will be a big factor in your decisions. You will have many options on where to eat as well as the different kinds of experiences you will have. One of the biggest things to decide is if you will want to do Disney World Character Dining. The biggest reason I like to do Disney World Character Dining is since it can save you time while in the parks from standing in lines to have pictures with the characters.
The Disney characters come to your table where you can take a few pictures of them with your children or spouse. The big difference between Disney World Character Dining and meeting the characters at the parks is there won’t be a photo pass photographer in the Restaurants. So, you won’t get a picture of the whole family with the characters. You will also need to watch when you will leave the table. Let’s look at some of the Disney World Character Dining restaurants as well as the characters you will see.
Disney World Character Dining at the Disney Park Restaurants
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Located in World Showcase in Epcot. Included Characters are Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Mulan, Mary Poppins , Princess Aurora , and Snow White. Cinderella makes occasional appearances. They serve Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
Cinderella’s Royal Table – Located in the Magic kingdom. Characters can include Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mary Poppins, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White. Here you dine in the castle itself. This is one of the busiest of the Disney World Character Dining restaurants.
Crystal Palace – Located in the Magic kingdom. Included Characters may be; Eeeyore, Piglet, Tigger, Winnie the Pooh. This is a great Disney World Character Dining restaurant to make an early morning reservation. You will get into the park before others and get a chance for some amazing photo’s.
Garden Grill Restaurant – Located in Epcot at the Land Pavilion. Included Characters are Chip ‘n’ Dale, Mickey & Pluto. Dinner is character dining.
Hollywood & Vine – Located in Hollywood Studio’s. Characters included are Handy Manny, Jake from Jake and the Never Land Pirates, June from Little Einstein’s, and Special Agent OSO. The meals served here are Buffet style. In my opinion, go for the characters as the food inst worth the price.
Tusker House Restaurant – Located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Characters can include Donald, Daisy, Minnie, Mickey, and Goofy – All decked out in Safari wear. Donald is at the door and the Photopass photographer will take pictures of the family with them. This is another good breakfast buffet. Character meals are Breakfast and Lunch. There are no characters at the dinners. This is another Disney World Character Dining restaurant where you get in early and can take some great pictures.
Disney World Character Dining at the Disney Hotel Restaurants
1900 Park Fare – Located at Disney’s Grand Floridian. This was the most disappointing Disney World Character Dining breakfast to us, but the Mad Hatter more than made up for it. Included Characters are Alice, Cinderella, Anastasia & Drizella, Lady Tremaine, Prince Charming , White Rabbit, and the Amazing Mad Hatter. They serve Breakfast & Dinner. No Lunch.
Cape May Café – Located at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. Included Characters are Donald, Goofy, and Minnie. The meals served are buffet style and are Breakfast and Dinner.
Chef Mickey’s – Located at Disney’s Contemporary Hotel. Included Characters are Daisy, Donald, Goofy, Mickey, Minnie, and Pluto. The meals served are breakfast and dinner. We have really enjoyed the Disney World Character Dining breakfasts here.
Garden Grove Restaurant - Located in the Walt Disney World Swan Resort. Characters can include Goofy & Pluto or Rafiki & Timon. Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with nightly themed buffets, Character dining is at dinner as well as at breakfast on weekends.
‘Ohana - Located in Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Characters can include Lilo, Mickey, Pluto, and Stitch. Characters are at the breakfasts. Breakfast is served family style.
Doing the Disney World Character Dining can be expensive. Make sure you do research the restaurants as well as read the menu’s to find out what type of food will be served. There are quite a few Disney World Character Dining options where you can get some good food while seeing the Disney Characters your kids will love.
How can you make dining reservations? You can call 407-WDW-DINE or you can make Disney World Character Dining reservations online.