There are several character meal options in the resorts on Walt Disney World property. Most importantly, there is no park admission required for these meals unlike those in the parks. Therefore, you can enjoy a character meal on a day off from the parks, when you don’t want to use an admission day, or when you are in Orlando and do not plan on staying/visiting the theme parks.
Dining can be made 60 days in advance and often character meals are extremely popular and book up as soon as the window opens.
Character Meals in the Resorts
(Breakfast 7:30am-12:30pm and Dinner 5pm-9:30pm) 1 TS credit
This is a fun restaurant where you will get to meet Mickey and his pals in their chef costumes. They offer a photo opportunity when you arrive. The meal is a buffet of traditional American items including but not limited to pancakes, mickey waffles, eggs, bacon, and sausage. Dinner often includes soups, salad, fresh carved meats, fish, poultry, vegetables and potatoes. There are great desserts and a make your own ice cream bar.
Grand Floridian Resort
This resort used to offer 2 different character options. However, at this time, these options are not available. We will update here, if this changes.
(Breakfast – 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM only for characters) 1 TS credit
‘Ohana means family and family means nobody gets left behind…and you will definitely feel like family with this breakfast! Served family style, you will enjoy crambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, Stitch and Mickey waffles, ham with pineapple, a variety of fresh fruits and assorted breads. Lilo & Stitch are there and typically Mickey & Pluto join in on the fun.
‘Ohana does serve a dinner as well, however, it is not a character meal.
Yacht & Beach Club
Cape May Cafe
(Breakfast – 7:30am to 11:30am) 1 TS credit
Offered at Beach Club is Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast where you will join Minnie, Donald and Goofy (dressed ready for the beach) for a yummy breakfast buffet.
Cape May Cafe does offer dinner as well, however, it is not a character meal.
Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White
(Dinner – 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM) 2 TS credits
Yummy is definitely on the menu at Artist Point! Royal Prime Rib Roast, Brother’s Grimm Herbed Chicken, Magic Mirror’s Slow-braised Pork Shank, Beef Stroganoff and Bashful’s Butter Poached Sustainable Fish. Or enjoy the vegetarian option—A Stroll Through Nature—featuring asparagus, leeks, arugula and gnocchi are just a FEW of the options you can enjoy. Children can choose from a selection of kid-friendly items, including Royal Prime Rib Roast, Grilled Chicken or Princess Pasta.
Snow White, Dopey and Grumpy and sometimes even the EVIL QUEEN pop by!
Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera
(Breakfast – 7:30 AM to 12:15 PM) 2 TS credits
Enjoy “Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends” at Topolino’s Terrace. Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck come by to mingle while you enjoy your breakfast.
Breakfast includes fresh pastries and bread as well as your choice of entrées: Quiche Gruyère with house-made pancetta, Sour Cream Waffle, Smoked Salmon, Two Eggs Any Style, and more.
Character meals are a great way to meet your favorite characters while enjoying a sit down meal. Keeping you from having to wait in the meet n greet lines in the theme parks. Be sure and remember to bring an autograph book with you to your character dining.
Also, if you have the dining plan, they are also usually a great value (especially the 1 table service credit options).
As we mentioned before, character meals are extremely popular so be sure and book your reservations as soon as your window opens. For on site guests, your dining window, opens 60 days from arrival for your length of stay. For all other guests, your dining window opens 60 days prior to the date of your dining date.
To learn more about the dining options at Walt Disney World, check out Dining Main Page
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