Tusker House, Cape May Café, & Chef Mickey’s to Reopen Soon at WDW

Allyson KoernerAnimal Kingdom, Blog, Food, News, Resorts

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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.

Let’s discuss!

Chef Mickey’s Dinner

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Chef Mickey’s will now serve dinner at the Contemporary. Photo courtesy of Disney Parks Blog

  • 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

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  • 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.

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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.

Tusker House

tusker house at animal kingdom

Tusker House is a great character dining experience featuring safari Donald Duck! Photo courtesy of Walt Disney World

  • 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.

Which dining option are most excited to see return? Will you make reservations right away?  Tell us in the comments on our Facebook page!


About the Author

Allyson Koerner

Allyson Koerner is a published entertainment news and Disney Parks writer, who hasn’t been able to stay away from Walt Disney World since she was 5-years-old. She even has her own Disney blog, Magic-Ally Main Street, where she shares news and tips in hopes of helping others plan successful Disney vacations.