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Your Guide to Character Dining with Mickey Mouse

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Your Guide to Character Dining with Mickey Mouse

Looking to add a Fab 5 character meal to your next Disney vacation? Here is your guide to character dining with Mickey Mouse and pals!

When you imagine your ideal Disney World vacation, does it include meeting Mickey Mouse? If so, you might be considering the idea of adding a character meal to your travel plans.

A character meal is a great option for meeting characters because it allows you to meet your favorite Disney pals without having to stand in line. This is especially perfect for families with children!

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When it comes to meeting Mickey at a character meal, there are so many options to consider. Character meals with Mickey and Pals are available at almost every park and also at many different resort hotels. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner options are available. Different combinations of characters with different outfits and restaurant experiences abound. Planning your Mickey and Pals character dining can be overwhelming!

Use this guide to character dining with Mickey Mouse to help organize your choices and options for character dining. You are sure to find an option that is perfect for your travel group, your appetites, and your touring plan!

Cape May Cafe Breakfast at the Beach Club

Location: The Beach Club Resort

Characters Available: Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Daisy in beach attire (NOTE: Mickey is NOT a character that meets at this breakfast).

Cost: $42 per adult and $27 per child

Menu: Buffet featuring sliced meats, selection of cheeses, assorted fresh fruits and yogurt, cereals and grains, breakfast breads, pastries, Mickey waffles; Specialty coffees and drinks are available for an additional cost

Great for: This option is great for a day at Epcot or for a rest/resort day as no park ticket is required for dining. Characters are available at breakfast only.

Chef Mickey’s at the Contemporary

Location: The Contemporary Resort

Characters Available: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto, Goofy in chef attire

Cost: Breakfast- $50 per adult and $33 per child; Brunch- $50 per adult and $33 per child; Dinner- $60 per adult and $39 per child

Menu: Buffet for all three meals: Breakfast, Brunch, and Dinner

Breakfast- Seasonal Fruits, Yogurt Parfaits, Smoked Salmon, Ham, Bacon, Breakfast Potatoes, Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Western Scramble, Mickey Waffles with Toppings Bar, Assorted Danishes, Muffins, and Donut Holes

Brunch- Shrimp Cocktail, Smoked Salmon, Seasonal Salads, Yogurt Parfaits, Roast Turkey, Breakfast Potatoes, Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Soup of the Day, Seasonal Vegetables, Pot Roast, Mickey Waffles with Toppings Bar, Mac and Cheese, Chicken Nuggets, Mickey Mousse Domes, Assorted Cookies, Stick Buns, Brownies and Blondies

Dinner- Seasonal Salads, Charcuterie Board, Shrimp Cocktail, Fruit Salad, Carving Station, Soup and Pasta Selections, Buttered Chicken, Seasonal Vegetables, Glazed Salmon, Assorted Breads, Pot Stickers, Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes, Mac and Cheese, Chicken Nuggets, Mickey Mousse Domes, Cheesecake Tarts, Bread Pudding, Macaroons, Create Your Own Ice Cream Sundae

Great for: This is a perfect option for a rest/resort day, an arrival day, or for a day at the Magic Kingdom. This is the closest Mickey character dining experience to the Magic Kingdom.

Pirate Tip: Try to grab the 2:25 brunch seating! You will get a mixture of breakfast and dinner foods and will be able to fill up for less money than you’d spend at dinner!

Garden Grill Restaurant at Epcot

Location: Epcot

Characters Available: Farmer Mickey, Pluto, Chip and Dale

KtP Writers Answer: Favorite Character Meal

Cost: Breakfast- $42 for adults and $27 for children; Lunch- $55 for adults and $36 for children; Dinner- $55 for adults and $36 for children

Menu: Available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Food is served family-style in skillets with second (or third, fourth, or fifth!) helpings available

Breakfast- Chip’s Sticky Bun Bake, Seasonal Fresh Fruits, Scrambled Eggs, Potato Barrels, Bacon and Sausage Links, Mickey Waffles with Chocolate-Hazelnut Drizzle, Specialty Beverages Available

Lunch and Dinner- Harvest Inspired Garden Salad, Grilled Beef with Chimichurri, Sliced Turkey Breast with Gravy, French Fries, Mashed Potatoes, Mac and Cheese, Seasonal Vegetables, Herb and Leek Stuffing, Berry Short Cake, Specialty Beverages Available

Great for: This is the perfect way to meet Mickey Mouse in Epcot! Be sure to check out the Land exhibit while you eat. This restaurant slowly rotates as you enjoy your meal, which adds an extra layer of fun to the dining experience!

Read a review of Garden Grill breakfast here.

Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy and His Pals at Ravello

Location: Four Seasons Resort (Technically off-property); Only Available Thursdays and Sundays (and Tuesdays during school break periods) from 7:30-11 a.m.

Characters Available: Goofy, Mickey, and Minnie

Cost: $48 for adults and $28 for children 12 and under. Please note that this restaurant is the only one on the list the classifies children aged 9-12 as children.

This option is not on any of the Disney dining plans.

Menu: Buffet featuring Fresh fruits, cereal, pastries, cold cuts and cheese, yogurt parfait station, salad, smoked salmon, breakfast breads, omelets and eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, waffles, and pancakes; bottomless mimosas

Great for: This option is great for a rest day. It is also a quieter character breakfast option that is less busy and hectic than some of the more popular onsite options (Hello, Chef Mickey’s!) A complimentary download of digital photos is also included.

Hollywood and Vine at Hollywood Studios

Location: Hollywood Studios

Characters Available: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy in Seasonal Attire

Cost: Lunch and Dinner- $55 for adults and $36 for children

Menu: Lunch and Dinner Buffet includes- Salads, Soups, Pastas, Baked Breads, Carved Meats, Craw Claws, Seasonal Fish, Peel-n-Eat Shrimp, Chicken, Vegetable Creations, House-made sweets, soft-serve ice cream; specialty drinks available

Great for: This option is the perfect way to meet classic characters at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. It also allows you to see and meet Mickey and friends in rare, seasonal costumes.

Note: Breakfast at this location currently offers Disney Junior characters. If you are searching for Mickey and Pals, be sure to book lunch or dinner.

Read a review of Hollywood and Vine Christmas seasonal dine here.

‘Ohana Breakfast at the Polynesian

Location: The Polynesian Resort

Characters Available: Mickey in Tropical Attire, Pluto, Lilo, and Stitch

Cost: $42 for adults and $27 for children

Menu: Characters available for breakfast only. Food is served family-style to the table.

Breakfast- Scrambled Eggs, Fried Potatoes, Sausage Links and Ham with Pineapple Compote, Mickey Waffles, Pineapple-Coconut Breakfast Bread, Seasonal Fruit

Great for: Check out this meal on your resort/rest day or for breakfast on your Magic Kingdom day!

Read a review of ‘Ohana breakfast here.

Tusker House Restaurant at the Animal Kingdom

Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Characters Available: Mickey, Donald, Daisy, and Goofy in Safari Attire

Cost: Breakfast- $42 for adults and $27 for children; Lunch and Dinner- $55 for adults and $36 for children

Menu: Buffet available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Breakfast- Breakfast breads, cinnamon rolls, croissants, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes, Simba and Nala waffles, assortment of breakfast cereals, seasonal fruits, beef bobotie, morning frittata, fruit chutneys, banana bread pudding, milk, coffee or tea, jungle juice, assorted juices; Specialty beverages available for additional price

Lunch and Dinner- Selection of fresh breads and pita, Tabouli and Hummus dips, fruit chutney, spit-roasted chicken, curries, roasted pork, peri peri whole salmon, basmati rice and curry chicken, vegetarian offering, black-eyed pea salad, fruit salad, vegetable salad, brownies, banana bread pudding, strawberry cake, kids’ deli meats and cheeses, kids’ mashed potatoes, kids’ macaroni and cheese, kids’ corn dog nuggets; specialty beverages available for additional price

Great for: This option is perfect for meeting classic characters at the Animal Kingdom. It offers a great variety of African foods mixed with classic choices for less adventurous eaters.

Read a review of Tusker House Breakfast here.

Topolino’s Terrace at the Riviera

Location: Riviera Resort

Characters Available: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Daisy in their arts-inspired attire

Cost: $42 for adults and $27 for children

Menu: Characters Available for Breakfast only

Shared pastries- Chocolate chip muffin, croissant, epic bread, honey butter, house-made jam, chocolate-hazelnut spread

Adult Entrees- Quiche Gruyere, Spiced Sausage Hash, Two Eggs- Any Style, Wild Mushroom Scramble, Sour Cream Waffle, Croissant au Jambon, Smoked Salmon, Wood-fired Butchers Steak, Fruit Plate

Kids’ Entrees- Scrambled Egg, Fruit and Yogurt, Plant-Based Scrambled Eggs, Mickey Waffle Dippers

Specialty beverages available for an additional price

Great for: This restaurant is a great choice for a rest day or for a day at Hollywood Studios or Epcot. Its location to the Skyliner makes it easily accessible. This is a new and popular dining option!

Character Locator is a great resource for character meals of all types! Every restaurant is listed with characters, menus, and pricing. Be sure to get a subscription and get acquainted with it!

Which of these character meals with Mickey Mouse and Pals is your favorite? Do you have any of these dining options booked for your next Disney World stay? Let us know in the comments or on the KtP Facebook page.

-Jaelyn Winkle




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