Skip to Content

Another change for Chef Mickey’s at Disney World

Another change for Chef Mickey’s at Disney World

Chef Mickey’s is going through some big changes! See the latest here.

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.

Recent Changes

Credit: Monica

Just late week Chef Mickey’s went through some major changes. When Disney World reopened in July 2020, buffets 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.

Second, the menu and pricing changed as well. Chef Mickey’s now costs $51/adult and $33/child. Dinner is $62/adult and $39/child. Take a look at the menu offerings HERE.

Buffet service returned to Chef Mickey’s just last week after several months of family-style dining.

New change

Credit: KtP

The most recent change involves the characters. Mickey and his friends rotate throughout the restaurant to greet Guests and sign autographs.

However, now Mickey has a dedicated meet and greet spot in the restaurant for breakfast. Instead of waiting for him to come to the table, Guests now line up to meet him. On one hand, this may disrupt your meal service. However, it allows for a more traditional meet and greet without food and dishes in your photos.

It appears there is a PhotoPass Photographer there as well.

Credit: Monica

This is similar to what we used to see with Pluto at ‘Ohana and Donald Duck at Tusker House. Characters at Crystal Palace will also do the same from time to time.

Do you prefer posed pictures or do you like when characters come to the table? Let us know in the comments below and share this post with a friend who loves Chef Mickey’s.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Andrew Friedman

Tuesday 25th of April 2023

We just came back from Disney this weekend. Chef Mickey was a wonderful experience. We had a table in a corner with five other tables that also had a great view of the castle. Mickey is a separate line with a PhotoPass photographer. We used the app. Can use cell camera, but Photopass took so many pics. Come to find out you can't do screenshots and the photos are watermarked!


Monday 24th of April 2023

I just returned from Disney. Chef Mickey was a separate line after the meal with a PhotoPass photographer. We stayed at Riverside and did not go to the parks but we did have the app. One must purchase PhotoPass or use EZ photo books. Screenshot option is blocked and pics are watermarked. Staff will take cell pics, but not as many as the Photopass photographer. Great experience and buffet.


Saturday 11th of March 2023

They should do it like Goofy kitchen in Disney land, you check in, you get called to meet Goody, then you get sat, you get your food and characters come to tables and dance around

Lourdes Pena-Rice

Tuesday 7th of March 2023

Has expensive as this is i feel all characters should come to each and every table. Food will get cold and customers will take longer to finish there meal therefore more of a wait. Please keep it as always.


Sunday 12th of March 2023

Characters do visit each table. You meet Mickey before you are seated. It doesn't affect the amount of time it takes to be seated.


Tuesday 7th of March 2023

So will any of the other characters come to the table? Is Mickey now the only character and you have to line up for him?

Monica Street

Tuesday 7th of March 2023

Correct, Mickey has his own spot but the other characters still come to the table.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.