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Changes for dining at Chef Mickey’s in Disney World

Changes for dining at Chef Mickey’s in Disney World

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Today is the first day of March, and with that means changes for Chef Mickey’s. Read all about them here and let us know what you think!

Chef Mickey’s

Credit: Monica

Chef Mickey’s has been a guest favorite for many years. Located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort, guests love dining here to see Chef Mickey and all of his pals.

This popular dining location has been one of the top character dining meals at Walt Disney World especially with the bonus view of the monorail passing through the resort. There is really nothing quite like it. To see recent reviews, see Jamie’s post HERE and Maggie’s post HERE.


Credit: Monica

When the parks and resorts reopened in July 2020, buffet dining felt like a thing of the past. All buffet restaurants ceased to serve buffets for many, many months.

They were replaced with “family-style” meals which are just larger portions of food brought to the table for everyone to enjoy. Many people either hated buffets and loved these family-style meals, or they wished buffets would return.

The buffet returns to Chef Mickey’s for breakfast and dinner today, March 1! We wondered if maybe the return of princesses to Cinderella’s Royal Table the buffet at Chef Mickey’s might mean the Disney Dining Plan is also returning. What do you think?

Pricing and Menu

Credit: KtP

Now that the buffet is back, pricing has also changed. Chef Mickey’s now costs $51/adult and $33/child. Dinner is $62/adult and $39/child.

Breakfast items:

  • Buttermilk Biscuits and Sausage Gravy
  • Waffles and French Toast
  • Corned Beef Hash
  • Charcuterie and Cheese Boards with accoutrements
  • Selection of Fruits
  • Carved Pit Ham and Beef Brisket
  • Eggs and Frittatas
  • Classic Favorites for Children
Credit: Maggie

Dinner selections include:

  • Tomato and Rosemary Focaccia
  • Seasonal-inspired Salads with Ranch Dressing
  • Carving Station featuring Chef’s Selection
  • Shrimp and Grits
  • Roasted Pork
  • Plant-based Seasonal-inspired Dishes
  • House-made Macaroni & Cheese
  • Vegetable Stir Fry Noodles
  • Grilled and Roasted Vegetables
  • Classic Favorites for Children
  • Chef’s selection of Desserts including Warm Apple Crisp

Chef Mickey’s now costs $51/adult and $33/child. Dinner is $62/adult and $39/child.

Do you like the menu and pricing changes? Let us know in the comments below and share this post with a friend who enjoys dining at Chef Mickey’s.

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Saturday 4th of March 2023

Totally dislike buffets; encourages overeating & enormous food waste!


Thursday 2nd of March 2023

Just had breakfast at Chef Mickey's 2 weeks ago, and I felt bad that they brought so much food to the table. It was way more than our party of 2 adult women and a 3 year old could eat, and it just seemed so wasteful to us. I had wished it were a buffet because we would not have taken - and wasted - nearly as much food as they brought. But now that I see the prices have jumped, I guess we're lucky that we just went. Had we gone now, it would cost us a lot more, and for much less food! ☹️ I enjoyed the family style meal and they did offer us more of the couple of items we did manage to eat all of (of course we declined - considering the amount of food we still had in front of us!) I just wished the initial servings had been smaller. I felt terrible not being able to eat - or take with us - the rest of the food. So wasteful.

HELEN Pascoe

Wednesday 1st of March 2023

Buffet was always my favorite!! And of course the whole Disney experience just exceptional! Prices are a little high but it's the whole experience that's worth it!! Can't wait to go back!!


Wednesday 1st of March 2023

Family Went to chef Mickey last august . The characters were there ! The breakfast food was very mediocre and they felt very pressured to hurry up !!!They were never offered more food or drinks and were in and out in just over half an hour not the experience their 3 and 6 wanted !! Hope now buffet is back it may be more leisurely and less pressured !

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