Disney World Character Meals

Character meals are a lot of fun and always a great way to meet the characters, get autographs and photos and not have to wait in line to meet the characters.  In fact, for most character meals, the characters come to you!

Since character dining at Disney World is top on most people’s list of dining options, lets look at the different character dining experiences around Walt Disney World. 

Magic Kingdom

Meet The Beast after dinner at Be Our Guest

  • Be Our Guest – The Beast from Beauty and the Beast will greet you after dinner.  He does not walk around to the individual tables, but you can go meet him in his own room after your dinner.  There is a Photopass Photographer in the room too.  Be Our Guest is located in Fantasyland and is 2 table-service credits on the Disney Dining Plan.  **Please note that the Beast does not meet with guests for breakfast and lunch.  Those meals are served as a quick-service dining. Advance dining reservations are strongly recommended. 

Meeting Cinderella at Cinderella’s Royal Table.

  • Cinderella’s Royal Table – Eating inside Cinderella’s Castle is a must-do for many.  Here you will be greeted by Cinderella in the majestic Grand Hall before going up to the restaurant.  While you are eating, you will have various princesses come around to your table to meet you, sign autographs and take photos.  Cinderella’s Royal Table is located inside Cinderella’s Castle and is 2 table-service credits on the Disney Dining Plan for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Advance dining reservations are strongly recommended. 

Meeting Winnie the Pooh at The Crystal Palace.

  • The Crystal Palace – Come out and meet Winnie the Pooh and his friends from the Hundred-Acre Wood at this fun dining location.  This buffet with character meal serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.  It is located on Main Street USA and is 1 table-service credit on the Disney Dining Plan.  Advance dining reservations are recommended.  

Epcot

Meeting Belle at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall.

  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Reserve this dining experience to meet some of your favorite Storybook Princesses and friends.  Akershus is located in the Norway Pavilion in the World Showcase (right by Frozen Ever After).  It is an American-Style breakfast and Norwegian-inspired for lunch and dinner and is 1 table-service credit on the Disney Dining Plan.  Advance dining reservations are recommended. 

Meeting Dale at Garden Grill.

  • Garden Grill Restaurant – Meet Chip n’ Dale (you will score extra points if you know who is who) along with Mickey and Pluto at this fun location.  Garden Grill is located in the Land Pavilion and slowly rotates giving different views, some of the views include parts of the ride Living with the Land.  It is served family-style and is 1 table-service credit on the Disney Dining Plan.  Join Chip n’ Dale and the Harvest Feast for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Advance dining reservations are recommended.  

Hollywood Studios

Meet Doc McStuffins at the Disney Jr Play n Dine Breakfast at Hollywood & Vine.

  • Hollywood & Vine – This restaurant changes characters for different meal times.  Meet Disney Jr characters for breakfast or join Minnie and her friends for a lunch or dinner dining experience that’s theme changes with the seasons.  This restaurant can also be booked as a Fantasmic! Dining Package that includes VIP seating to that evening’s Fantasmic! show at Hollywood Studios.  Hollywood & Vine is located on Hollywood Boulevard and is 1 table-service credit on the Disney Dining Plan.  Advance dining reservations are recommended.  

Animal Kingdom

Meeting Donald Duck at Tusker House.

  • Tusker House Restaurant – Join Safari Donald and his friends at this fun dining location.  The characters will sometimes do a musical parade around the dining rooms with anyone who wants to join. The Rivers of Light Dining Package can also be booked at this restaurant that includes VIP seating to that evening’s Rivers of Light show at Animal Kingdom.  Located in Harambe Marketplace in Africa inside Animal Kingdom, Tusker House is 1 table-service credit on the Disney Dining Plan. Advance Reservations are recommended.  

Resorts

Beach Club Resort: 

  • Cape May Cafe – Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast takes place every morning at Cape May Cafe.  Join Minnie and some of her friends all dressed up and ready to go to the beach.  This character dining experience is for breakfast only.  Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast is 1 table-service credit on the Disney Dining Plan.  Advance reservations are recommended.  

The Boardwalk Inn: 

Flynn Rider giving “The Smoulder” at Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast.

  • Trattoria al Forno – Join Ariel and Prince Eric and Rapunzel and Flynn Rider at the Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast.  This is a wonderful breakfast (in my opinion) and lots of fun.  The characters are subject to change and this character dining experience is only available for breakfast.  The Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast is 1 table-service credit on the Disney Dining Plan.  Advance reservations are strongly recommended. 

     The Contemporary Resort: 

Chef Mickey himself!

  • Chef Mickey’s – Get ready to swing your napkins in the air at this fun and energetic buffet character dining experience.  Join Chef Mickey and his friends for breakfast, brunch or dinner. Located inside the Contemporary Resort with views of the monorail going through the resort, this dining experience is 1 table-service credit on the Disney Dining Plan.  Advance reservations are strongly recommended.  

Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: 

Drizella at 1900 Park Fare.

  • 1900 Park Fare – Depending on if your reservation is at breakfast or dinner, will determine what characters are at your dining experience at 1900 Park Fare.  For breakfast, you can take part in the Supercalifragilistic Breakfast with fun characters like Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger.  At dinner, 1900 Park Fare turns into Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner with Cinderella and Prince Charming.  Cinderella’s step-sisters, Anastasia and Drizella often make an appearance along with Lady Tramaine.  Located inside The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, 1900 Park Fare serves breakfast and dinner for 1 table-service credit on the Disney Dining Plan.  Advance reservations are recommended.  

     Polynesian Village Resort: 

Stitch at ‘Ohana Best Friends Breakfast.

  • ‘Ohana – Join Lilo, Stitch and a few of their favorite Disney friends at the Best Friends Breakfast.  The characters are only available for breakfast.  Best Friends Breakfast at ‘Ohana is 1 table-service credit on the Disney Dining Plan.  Advance reservations are recommended.  

     Wilderness Lodge: 

Snow White and Dopey are two characters that can be met at Storybook Dining.

  • Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White – This is the newest character meal at Disney World.  Spend dinner with Snow White, Dopey, Grumpy and the Evil Queen in an Enchanted Forest.  This restaurant only serves dinner and is 1 table-service credit on the Disney Dining Plan.  Advance reservations are strongly recommended.  

If you would like more information on dining at Disney World, the Disney Dining Plans or would like for me to put together a few quotes for your next Disney World vacation, contact me at valerie@magical-vacations.com so we can start planning our next magical vacation!!