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Character Dining

Even just having one character meal experience at Walt Disney World Resort is a MUST!  In fact, some people plan one or two a day during their trips!  No matter what your plans are, character dining experiences can give you two great things-autograph and photograph time with your FAVORITE characters, AND a good meal that is usually buffet style.  For many, that’s a win-win!  There are character dining experiences to fit almost any palate and character lover!

Princess Dining Experiences:

1900 Park Fare

Location:  Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Meals:  Breakfast & Dinner

Usual Characters: (Breakfast) Mary Poppins and friends, (Dinner) Cinderella, Prince Charming, Anastasia, Drisella



Location: Epcot’s Norway Pavilion

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Usual Characters: Belle and her princess friends (besides Belle no other princesses guaranteed)


Cinderella’s Royal Table

Location:  Cinderella’s Castle, Magic Kingdom

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Usual Characters:  Cinderella is in the lobby for all meals, princesses greet at tables for breakfast and lunch while Susie, Perla, and Fairy Godmother come for dinner


FAB Five Character Dining Experiences:

Cape May Cafe

Location: Beach Club Resort & Villas

Meals:  Breakfast

Usual Characters:  Goofy, Minnie, Donald or Chip (in their beach gear)


Chef Mickey’s

Location:  Contemporary Resort & Bay Lake Tower

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Usual Characters:  Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto, Goofy


Garden Grill

Location:  The Land, Epcot Future World

Meals:  Dinner

Usual Characters:  Mickey, Pluto, Chip, Dale (in their farming gear)


Mickey’s Backyard BBQ

Location:  Fort Wilderness Campgrounds & Cabins

Meals:  Dinner

Usual Characters:  Mickey, Goofy, Minnie, Chip, Dale (Mickey is always there, but the rest of the crew changes often)


Tusker House

Location: Animal Kingdom

Meals:  Breakfast

Usual Characters:  Donald, Daisy, Goofy (Donald always present but sometimes other pals)


Other Classic Favorites:


The Crystal Palace

Location:  Magic Kingdom

Meals:  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Usual Characters:  Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger


Garden Grove Cafe

Location:  Swan & Dolphin Resorts (in the Epcot Resort area, though not owned by Disney)

Meals: Breakfast (weekends only) and Dinner

Usual Characters: (Breakfast) Goofy and Pluto, (Dinner) Timon and Rafiki


Hollywood & Vine

Location:  Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Meals:  Breakfast and Lunch

Usual Characters:  Disney Junior characters which change from time to time



Location:  Polynesian Resort

Meals:  Breakfast

Usual Characters:  Lilo, Stitch, Mickey, Pluto


Overall, each of these experiences is unique in its own way.  If you want to add some extra magic to your Disney vacation, consider making a dining reservation.  You’ll want to make your reservation about 6 months from the start of your trip.





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