The Ultimate Guide to Character Dining at Disney World

by | Nov 3, 2023 | Walt Disney World Food, Walt Disney World Resorts, WDW Blog

We’re sharing a complete guide to Disney World character dining, including the pricing and locations for all the restaurants.

There are more than 200 places to dine in Disney World, making it an overwhelming decision to figure out exactly where you want to go! From fine dining to quick-service, typical theme park fare, you have your pick of just about anything your heart could desire within the parks and resorts — and that includes character dining meals! Disney World offers a variety of character dining meals at its restaurants where you can have a meal with your family that includes special meet-and-greets with your favorite Disney characters.

To make it a bit easier for you to plan, we’re breaking down ALL the Disney World character dining options, along with their pricing, location, and what characters you can expect to meet!

Disney World Character Dining: Table of Contents

Magic Kingdom

Cinderella’s Royal Table

cinderella's royal table character dining dinsey world

Photo by Laurie Sapp

Cinderella’s Royal Table is located in Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom, making it a pretty special place to visit! And to make the experience even more unique, you can meet various Disney Princesses during your meal. The restaurant offers a prix-fixe menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and all three meals will allow you to meet some of your favorite Disney royals. For adults, your choices for a breakfast entrée include options like shrimp and grits, royal avocado toast, or caramel apple-stuffed French toast. You can also opt for a Traditional Breakfast, with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, and potatoes. Kids’ breakfast choices include a Mickey-shaped Waffle, Egg White Frittata, and cereals, among others.

Lunch and dinner include your choice of Appetizers of the Court (like Braised Beef, Chilled Jumbo Shrimp, or Castle Salad), an Entrée Royale (including Parisian Gnocchi, Sustainable Catch En Papillote, or Grilled Tenderloin of Beef), and a Finale (including a Jaq and Gus cheesecake, or a chocolate mousse The Clock Strikes Twelve).

Location: Inside Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom
Meals Available: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Characters You Can Meet: Cinderella and various Disney Princesses, including Snow White, Ariel, Aurora, and Jasmine
Meal Type: Prix-fixe menus

  • Breakfast: Adults receive a Pastry Plate and their choice of Entrées Royale. Kids can choose from the Kids’ Entrées, plus two sides.
  • Lunch: Adults have their choice of Appetizers of the Court, Entrées Royale, and Finale. Kids can choose from a menu of appetizers, entrées, two sides, and a dessert.
  • Dinner: Adults have their choice of Appetizers of the Court, Entrées Royale, and Finale. Kids can choose from a menu of appetizers, entrées, two sides, and a dessert.

Pricing: 

  • Breakfast: $65/adult, $39/child aged 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity)
  • Lunch: $79/adult, $47/child aged 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity)
  • Dinner: $79/adult, $47/child aged 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity)

The Crystal Palace

magic kingdom table service restaurants

Photo by Maria Salerno

Located in an 1800s greenhouse-inspired building, The Crystal Palace offers a buffet breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The meal includes appearances by Winnie the Pooh and friends for a Friendship Day Celebration! For breakfast, you’ll choose some typical morning offerings, including bacon, eggs, cereal, yogurt, biscuits, and gravy. The lunch and dinner menus include Seasonal Ravioli, Prime Rib, Shrimp Creole, and Country-Fried chicken, amongst other options.

Location:  Off of Main Street, U.S.A., towards the entrance to Adventureland
Meals Available: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Characters You Can Meet: Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore, Tigger
Meal Type: Buffet
Pricing: 

  • Breakfast: $45/adult, $29/child aged 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity)
  • Lunch: $59/adult, $38/child aged 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity)
  • Dinner: $59/adult, $38/child aged 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity)

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Hollywood & Vine

hollywood-and-vine_christmas-at-disney-world_sapp

Foodies, rejoice: Hollywood & Vine’s Christmas menu is sensational. Photo by Laurie Sapp

Hollywood and Vine is a particularly unique character dining experience in that it changes up seasonally! For breakfast, you can dine with characters from Disney Junior, with a buffet menu including picks such as Bananas Foster French Toast, Chicken and Waffles, and Breakfast Potatoes. Lunch and dinner change seasonally, including themes such as Silver Screen Dine, Springtime Dine, Summertime Dine, and Halloween Dine Each of these meals will feature characters such as Minnie, Mickey, Pluto, and Goofy, all dressed in their seasonal attire! The menu is a buffet, which will include options like Roasted Pork with Spicy Mustard Sauce, Herbed Chicken, Tenderloin Steak, and Crispy Pork Belly.

Location: Echo Lake
Meals Available: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Characters You Can Meet: Depends on the season! The Disney Junior Play n’ Dine breakfast features characters from Disney Junior. Minnie’s Seasonal Dining for lunch and dinner features characters such as Minnie, Mickey, Goofy, and Pluto.
Meal Type: Buffet
Pricing:

  • Breakfast: $42/adult, $27/child aged 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity)
  • Lunch: $59/adult, $38/child aged 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity)
  • Dinner: $59/adult, $38/child aged 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity)

EPCOT

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Akershus royal banquet disney world character dining epcot

Photo by Judd Helms

Located in the Norway Pavilion of EPCOT, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is the perfect spot in EPCOT to dine with the Disney Princesses. You will be able to meet characters such as Belle, Ariel, Snow White, Jasmine, and Aurora in the restaurant, which serves a family-style dinner. The menu includes Norweigan-inspired dishes, including Field Greens Salad with Lingonberry Vinaigrette, Lefse with Caradmom-Cinnamon Butter, Norwegian Meatballs, and Norwegian Chicken and Dumplings.

Location: Norway Pavilion
Meals Available: Dinner
Characters You Can Meet: Disney Princesses including Belle, Ariel, Snow White, Jasmine, and Aurora.
Meal Type: Family-style dining
Pricing: $63/adult, $41/child aged 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity)

Garden Grill

chip-character-garden-grill-restaurant_epcot_svenson

The Land Pavilion at EPCOT provides a unique way to experience Chip and Dale. Photo by Brett Svenson

Located in the Land Pavilion of EPCOT, Garden Grill is a particularly unique Disney World character dining experience. Why? Well, the restaurant actually moves! That’s right, the restaurant will actually rotate throughout your meal, allowing you to experience visuals from the Living with the Land ride as you enjoy your meal. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at Garden Grill for Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Harvest Feast. The family-style dining will let you meet characters like Chip, Dale, and Farmer Mickey! The menu includes picks such as a Harvest-inspired Garden Salad, Southern-style Spoon Bread, and Grilled Beef with Chimichurri.

Location: Inside the Land Pavilion
Meals Available: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Characters You Can Meet: Chip ‘n Dale, Pluto, Mickey
Meal Type: Family-style dining
Pricing: 

  • Breakfast $47/adult, $30/child aged 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity)
  • Lunch: $55/adult, $36/child aged 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity)
  • Dinner:$55/adult, $36/child aged 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity)

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Tusker House

Safari Mickey at Tusker House character dining disney world

Safari Mickey at Tusker House. Photo by Jeff Chiu

Tusker House Restaurant serves up a buffet of African-inspired fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Going along with the theming, you’ll be able to meet Mickey and his pals all dressed up in their safari gear for your meal! For breakfast, offerings include pastries such as a Zebra Coffee cake, Cinnamon Buns, and bagels. You’ll also be able to grab classics such as Mickey Waffles and Breakfast Potatoes. Plus, you can snag a Simba Waffle! You can grab starters, entrées, and sides for lunch and dinner. Tusker House is well known for its delicious bread and dips, including mini Zebra Loves and Naan Bread, which you can eat with Hummus, Mango Chutney, and Tazatiki Sauce. You’ll also be able to indulge in delicious eats like Tandoori Chicken, Green Curry Shrimp, and Za’tar Braised Beef.

Location: In Africa
Meals Available: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Characters You Can Meet: Safari Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Daisy
Meal Type: Buffet
Pricing: 

  • Breakfast: $45/adult, $29/child aged 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity)
  • Lunch: $59/adult, $38/child aged 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity)
  • Dinner: $59/adult, $38/child aged 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity)

Disney World Resort Hotels

1900 Park Fare (Currently Unavailable)

1900 park fare character dining disney world

Photo by Danny Shuster

Currently, 1900 Park Fare is unavailable, but the restaurant at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa originally featured a character dining option that hosted characters like Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, and Mary Poppins.

Location: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa
Characters You Can Meet: Cinderella, Prince Charming, Alice in Wonderland, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, the Mad Hatter, Mary Poppins

Cape May Cafe

cape may cafe buffet character dining disney world

Photo by Brett Svenson

Cape May Cafe at Disney’s Beach Club Resort serves a breakfast and dinner buffet. However, if you are looking to dine with characters at Minnie’s Beach Bash, you will only be able to do so at breakfast — the dinner buffet does not feature characters. At the breakfast buffet you can meet characters such as Minnie, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy. The food options will include picks such as Salted Caramel “Beach Buns”, Cheddar Biscuits and Gravy, Waffles and French Toast, and an Omelet and Carving Station.

Location: Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Meals Available: Breakfast and dinner (characters ONLY appear at breakfast, not dinner)
Characters You Can Meet: Minnie, Mickey, Donald, and Goofy
Meal Type: Buffet
Pricing: 

  • Breakfast (with characters): $45/adult, $29/child aged 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity)
  • Dinner (with NO characters): $46/adult, $27/child aged 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity)

Chef Mickey’s

img-14

Pluto at Chef Mickey’s – by Disney Photo Snapper

Located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Chef Mickey’s is one of the most popular character dining options on property. At the restaurant, you can pick between either a breakfast or dinner buffet, both of which feature the chance to meet characters like Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy. For breakfast, the menu will include some traditional morning fare. This includes Mickey waffles, Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, and Classic Favorite for Children For dinner, food choices include Shrimp and Grits, Seasonal-inspired Salads, Roasted Pork, and a Carving Station.

Location: Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Meals Available: Breakfast and dinner
Characters You Can Meet: Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, and Donald
Meal Type: Buffet
Pricing: 

  • Breakfast: $51/adult, $33/child aged 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity)
  • Dinner: $62/adult, $39/child aged 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity)

‘Ohana

Chefs prepare food at Ohana over an open pit

Photo by Brett Svenson

‘Ohana is a popular restaurant located at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Currently, the restaurant serves two family-style dining options each day for both breakfast and dinner. However, if you are looking to meet characters, you will only be able to do so during breakfast at the Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo & Stitch. The breakfast features appearances from characters such as Lilo and Stitch, as well as Mickey and Pluto. The menu for breakfast includes the ‘Ohana Breakfast Skillet, which has Scrambled Eggs, Pork Sausage Links, Hawaiian-style Ham with Pineapple Compote, Fried Island-style potatoes, Mickey Waffles, and Biscuits. Both meals are family-style, all-you-care-to-enjoy — so eat your heart out!

Location: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Meals Available: Breakfast and dinner (characters ONLY appear at breakfast, not dinner)
Characters You Can Meet: Lilo and Stich, Mickey, and Pluto
Meal Type: Family-style dining
Pricing: 

  • Breakfast (with characters): $45/adult, $29/child aged 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity)
  • Dinner (with NO characters): $59/adult, $38/child aged 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity)

Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White

story book character dining disney world

Photo by Laurie Sapp

If you’re a major Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs fan, there is no better Disney World character dining option than Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White. Located at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, this character meal only has one dinner option. The prix-fixe menu features appetizers such as Wild Mushroom Bisque and Hunter’s Pie, and your choice of entrée from options like “Cottage” Beef Stroganoff, Royal Prime Rib Roast, and Magic Mirror’s Slow-braised Pork Shank. For the Sweet Endings Shared Dessert, there are picks such as Miner’s Treasures (cookies ‘n’ cream panna cotta), and “Poison” Apple (a dark chocolate-apple mousse).

Location: Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Meals Available: Dinner
Characters You Can Meet: Snow White, the Evil Queen, and the Seven Dwarfs
Meal Type: Prix-fixe menu
Pricing: 

  • Dinner: $65/adult, $39/child aged 3-9 (plus tax and gratuity)

Topolino’s Terrace

Posing with Painter Mickey at Topolino's Terrace at Disney's Riviera Resort by Danny Shuster

Posing with Painter Mickey Breakfast a la Art at Topolino’s Terrace. Photo by Danny Shuster

Topolino’s Terrace is one of the newer Disney World character dining options, having opened with Disney’s Riviera Resort in 2019. While Topolino’s Terrace serves both breakfast and dinner, you will only be able to meet characters during the Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends. This unique meal will feature Painter Mickey, Dancer Daisy, Poet Minnie, and Sculptor Donald appearances. The breakfast menu offers a choice of entrée. For adults, options include Avocado Toast, Wood-fired Butcher’s Steak, or French Toast Brûlée. Kids can pick from a list of entrées, including Mickey Waffle Dippers, Scrambled Eggs, and Fruit and Yogurt.

Location: Disney’s Riviera Resort
Meals Available: Breakfast and dinner (characters ONLY appear at breakfast, not dinner)
Characters You Can Meet: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Daisy in their Riviera-themed outfits
Meal Type: Prix-fixe menu for breakfast, a la carte menu for dinner
Pricing: 

  • Breakfast (with characters): $45/adult (comes with your choice of entrée), $29/child aged 3-9 (comes with your choice of entrée, and two sides), Drinks priced separately.
  • Dinner (with NO characters): Prices vary

 

 

Posts by Morgan Flaherty

epcot-clothing_creations-shop_chiu
Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
epcot-clothing_creations-shop_chiu

Authored by
Morgan Flaherty

Morgan is the Staff Editor for WDW Magazine. A lifelong Disney fan, her dream day involves just about anything to do with Animal Kingdom. Along with several years of experience writing about Disney, Morgan has also written as a contributing writer for Well + Good, Scary Mommy, Brit + Co, and Baby Chick.
0
    0
    Your Cart
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop