On every trip to Disney it’s nice to eat with the characters. Most of the character dining options count as just one meal on the dining plan. Meals that are 2 table service credits are noted. Here are my favorite character meals, where they are located and who you can expect to see. By putting a few character meals in your itinerary, you can be sure to see your favorite characters on your trip. Reservations (ADRs) are recommended for all these restaurants. You can make them up to 60 days in advance by calling 407-WDW-DINE or use the online reservation system. Characters may change based on Disney availability.
Disney Character Meals
The Crystal Palace – Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore – (B,L,D)Buffett for all 3 meals. Breakfast includes your typical American fare. Lunch and dinner have a salad bar with a variety of meat, fish, pasta, and vegetable dishes. There is a special kids buffett with kid friendly food. For dessert there are many great options including, our favorite, an ice cream sundae bar. YUM! Menu’s can be found HERE
Cinderellas’ Royal Table – Cinderella and a few other princesses – (B,L,D) This restaurant is located inside Cinderella’s castle. You enter from the back side by Fantasyland. You will need a credit card to hold your reservation here on the dining plan or pay it in full when its reserved. Menu’s can be found HERE
The Garden Grill – Chip & Dale and all their pals – (L,D) This restaurant is located in The Land in Future World. The meal is all you can eat but is served family style on your table. The vegetables served, are grown in Living with the Land greenhouse! Now that is fresh!! Menu’s can be found HERE
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – An assortment of princesses – (B,L,D,) This restaurant is located in the Norway Pavilion. The princesses here vary but you may see Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, and/or Sleeping Beauty. Menu’s can be found HERE
Hollywood and Vine – Disney Jr Play & Dine: typically includes the current favorite characters from Disney Jr. – (B) Minnie’s Seasonal Dining: includes Minnie and her friends! (L & D)
Menu’s can be found HERE
Tusker House Restaurant -Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy -(B,L) The breakfast includes regular breakfast items such as eggs, pancakes, french toast, fruit, bacon, sausage, etc.) There are not that many table service places at Animal Kingdom so this can be a nice way to start the day. Menu’s can be found HERE
Remember for any dining in the parks, you will need a park admission and theme park reservation.
It can take time to get around so plan to eat in the same park that you plan to spend the day.
IF by some chance you get stuck in traffic, stuck on a ride and are simply oversleep and are going to be late for your dining, still check in at the restaurant! They understand things happen!
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