Guests visiting Walt Disney World (WDW) will soon have more places to eat, including Chef Mickey’s Dinner, Cape May Café, and Tusker House, two of which will reopen this month.
On May 5, the Disney Parks Blog shared that these three dining options will return in the near future for guests to once again enjoy.
It’s definitely nice to have more places to choose from when it comes to making dining reservations, but to know there are also two additional character dining experiences is even more exciting news.
Chef Mickey’s Dinner
- Reservations: Open May 7
- Returns: May 16
- Where: Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Who: Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Donald
Come May 16, Chef Mickey’s will reopen to serve Chef Mickey’s Dinner. This is similar to Chef Mickey’s breakfast that occurs each morning at the hotel but, obviously, dinner is served during this time.
An all-you-care-to-enjoy family-style dinner will be served featuring starters, including “Chef Mickey’s Caesar,” citrus-poached shrimp salad, and assorted breads.
Entrees include gnocchi, roasted garlic potato Gratin, plant-based faro wheat fried rice, prime rib, roasted turkey, and salmon.
There will be desserts and options for kids, like mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, turkey corn dog nuggets, and more.
When it comes to meeting the Fab Five, there will be socially-distanced interactions and guests will also take home a souvenir with character signatures and colorful artwork.
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Cape May Café
- Reservations: Open May 7
- Reopens: Starting May 18
- Where: Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- Who: No character dining
Cape May Café will soon finally reopen at Beach Club but without Minnie’s Beach Bash Character Breakfast and the Seafood-and-More Dinner Buffet.
However, you can still enjoy an all-you-care-to-enjoy family-style breakfast!
You’ll be able to order pastries, like the layered crispy, cream-filled “Lobster Tail,” omelets, and Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse waffles.
Dinner will feature house-made Parker House rolls and corn bread, a seafood boil with a variety of fresh seafood, The Turf Platter with steak and chicken, and lobster mac and cheese.
- Reservations: TBD
- Reopens: This summer
- Where: Animal Kingdom
- Who: Donald Duck and friends in safari gear (usually Mickey, Daisy, and Goofy also appear)
Finally, there is Tusker House at Animal Kingdom. You can find this spot in Africa next to the Dawa Bar.
We don’t know an official reopening date, but we do know that upon reopening there will be socially-distanced interactions with Donald and friends. Oh, and they’ll also continue to wear their adorable safari costumes!
Tusker House will also begin serving family-style entrees (instead of a buffet) that are African-inspired. Disney noted that more information about the menu and reservations will be revealed soon.
We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we learn more about Tusker House’s reopening date, reservations, and menu.
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