KennythePirate's Complete Guide to Disney World Character Meals

KennythePirate’s Complete Guide to Disney World Character Dining

The following is a list of Character Meals/Experiences that are offered throughout Walt Disney World.  Click on a link below to get more information, menus and photos from each meal.

Updated 4/4/2017

Animal Kingdom

Tusker House

  • Donald’s Safari Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Characters:  Daisy, Donald, Goofy, Mickey
Food/Dining Type
:  American
Location:  Africa, Tusker House
Type of service:  Buffet
Price:
Breakfast:  Adults $32.00; Child (3-9) $20.00
Lunch: Adults $41.00; Child (3-9) $25.00
Dinner: Adults $45.00; Child (3-9) $27.00
Tax included
Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 6 or more 18% required tip.
Reservations:  Highly Suggested
Hours:
Breakfast:  8:00-10:55am
Lunch:  11:00am-3:30pm
Dinner:  4:00pm-6:30pm (depends upon park closing)
Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)
Discounts:  Tables in Wonderland 20%
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PROS:
Meet some of your favorite characters in unique costumes
Enjoy a relaxing breakfast before park opening or nice character lunch or dinner
CONS:
If you book after 9am, it affects your prime touring time.

Epcot

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – Norway Pavilion

  • Princess Storybook Meals – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Characters that might appear:  Belle (Greeter), Ariel, Aurora, Cinderella, Jasmine, Mulan, Snow White or Mary Poppins
Food/Dining Type:  American & Norwegian
Location:  Epcot – Norway Pavillion
Type of service:  Buffet
Price:
Adults $48.00; Child (3-9) $29
Lunch:  Adults $49.00; Child (3-9) $30.00
Dinner:  Adults $58.00; Child (3-9) $34.00
Tax included
Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 6 or more 18% required tip.
Reservations:  Highly Suggested
Hours:
Breakfast:  8:00am-11:10am
Lunch:  11:55am – 3:30pm
Dinner:  4:55pm-8:35pm
Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)
Tables in Wonderland Discount:  20%
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Photo opportunity:  Meet Belle in her gold dress.  Free photo download is attached to your Photopass/Memory Maker
PROS:
Meet many of your favorite Disney Princesses with NO waiting!
Enjoy a relaxing breakfast before the park opens
Least expensive Princess meal on property and takes 1 dining credit!
CONS:
Early meals can affect your best park touring time.
Hard to get a reservation.
Some boys may feel uncomfortable.
Norweigan food may not appeal to all guests for lunch and dinner
Breakfast is the most difficult meal to book

Garden Grill – Land Pavilion

  • Chip n Dale’s Harvest Feast – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Characters:  Mickey, Chip n Dale, Pluto
    Food/Dining Type
    :  American
    Location:  Garden Grill, Land, Epcot
    Type of service:  Family style table service
    Price:
    Breakfast:  Adults $32.00; Child (3-9) $19.00
    Lunch:  Adults $37.00; Child (3-9) $21.00
    Dinner:  Adults $45.00; Child (3-9) $27.00
    Tax included
    Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 6 or more 18% required tip.
    Reservations:  Highly Suggested
    Hours:
    Breakfast:  8:00am-10:30am
    Lunch:  11:30am-3:00pm
    Dinner: 4:00pm-8:30pm
    Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)
    Tables in Wonderland Discount:  20%
    MENU
    PROS:
    Pre-park opening breakfast gets you to Soarin’ quickly
    Chip n Dale are 2 of the best character interactions
    A late lunch or dinner is great in a touring plan
    Great classic American food with free refills!
    CONS:
    Early meals can affect your best park touring time.
    Restaurant rotates slowly, some guests may feel a little disoriented

Hollywood Studios

Hollywood & Vine

  • Disney Jr Play and Dine – Breakfast & Lunch

Characters:
Lunch – Doc McStuffins, Handy Manny, Jake, Sofia the First
Dinner – Minnie, Mickey, Daisy, Donald, Goofy
Food/Dining Type
:  American
Location:  Hollywood & Vine, Hollywood Studos
Type of service:  Buffet
Price:
Breakfast:  Adults $32.00; Child (3-9) $19.00
Lunch:  Adults $41.00; Child (3-9) $25.00
Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 6 or more 18% required tip.
Reservations:  Suggested
Hours:
Breakfast:  8:00am-10:20am
Lunch:  11:40am-2:25pm
Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)
Tables in Wonderland Discount:  20%
Annual Passholder Discount:  10%
Disney Vacation Club Discount:  10%
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PROS:
You can only meet Handy Manny in this location.
Meet 4 Disney Jr characters with no waiting
Great food variety for breakfast
CONS:
Restaurant always takes a long time to check in.

  • Minnie and Friends Dinner

Characters:  Minnie, Mickey, Daisy, Donald, Goofy  (Costumes change seasonally)
Food/Dining Type:  American
Location:  Hollywood & Vine, Hollywood Studos
Type of service:  Buffet
Price: Dinner:  Adults $47.00; Child (3-9) $28.00
Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 6 or more 18% required tip.
Reservations:  Suggested
Hours:  4:15pm-8:00pm
Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)
Tables in Wonderland Discount:  20%
Annual Passholder Discount:  10%
Disney Vacation Club Discount:  10%
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PROS:
Nice way to meet the major Disney characters with no waiting in lines
Seasonal costume changes keep guests coming back for new photos
CONS:
Restaurant offers a variety of food, but ratings for some of it is so-so at best

Magic Kingdom

  • Be Our Guest Restaurant – Dinner

Characters:  Beast
Food/Dining Type:  French Inspired
Location:  Beast Castle
Type of service:  A la Carte
Price:  Adults $18.49-33.49; Child (3-9) $8.99-10.99
Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 6 or more 18% required tip.
Reservations:  Required
Hours:  4:00pm-9:00pm
Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)
Tables in Wonderland Discount:  20%
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PROS:
Only way you can meet Beast!
Food is quite good
Special environment with 3 dining rooms
CONS:
Incredibly hard to get reservation!

Cinderella’s Royal Table – Magic Kingdom

  • Cinderella’s Royal Table  – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Characters:  Cinderella, Ariel, Aurora, Snow White, Jasmine (rare), Rapunzel (occasional)
Food/Dining Type:
  American
Location:  Inside Cinderella Castle
Type of service:  Table service
Price:
Breakfast:  Adults $61.00; Child (3-9) $36.00
Lunch:  Adults $68.00; Child (3-9) $41.00
Dinner:  Adults $76.00; Child (3-9) $45.00
Tax included
Gratuity included:  YES
Reservations:  Required 180 days in advance
Hours:
Breakfast:  8:05-10:40am
Lunch:  11:45am – 2:40pm
Dinner:  3:50pm – 9:40pm
Disney Dining Plan:  YES (2 Table Services per person)
Tables in Wonderland Discount: 20% – not during busy seasons
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Complimentary Photopass or Memory Maker image download of a photo with Cinderella
Children’s Gifts:  Children (ages 3-9) receive gifts at the table.  Girls receive a princess wand and boys receive a sword.
PROS:
Great way to avoid waiting in long lines for Princesses
Food is quite good
Dining inside the castle is a special treat for young children
May be able to book pre-park opening breakfast
CONS:
Incredibly hard to get reservation!
Very expensive

Crystal Palace

  • Winnie the Pooh and Friends – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Characters: Eeyore, Piglet, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh
Food/Dining Type:  American
Location:  Main Street, Magic Kingdom
Type of service:  Buffet
Price:
Breakfast:  Adults $29.00; Child (3-9) $16.00
Lunch:   Adults $41.00; Child (3-9) $25.00
Dinner:   Adults $45.00; Child (3-9) $27.00
Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 6 or more 18% required tip.
Reservations:  Suggested
Hours:
Breakfast:  8:00am – 10:45am
Lunch:  11:30am – 2:05pm
Dinner:  3:15pm – 9:30pm
Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)
Tables in Wonderland Discount:  20%
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PROS:
Only place to be assured to meet Eeyore and Piglet
Great location for a pre-park opening breakfast
Great buffet
CONS:
Magic Kingdom may change park hours and your pre-opening breakfast turns into a rope drop breakfast

Beach Club Resort

  • Cape May Cafe – Goofy’s Beach Club Breakfast

Characters: Goofy, Minnie, Donald
Food/Dining Type:  American
Location:  Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Type of service:  Buffet
Price:
Breakfast:  Adults $26.62-30.88; Child (3-9) $114.84-17.03
Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 6 or more 18% required tip.
Reservations:  Suggested
Hours:
Breakfast:  7:30am – 11:00am
Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)
Tables in Wonderland Discount:  20%
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PROS:
Usually quiet character meal
Reservations are much easier to get here
Characters wear unique costumes
CONS:
Really messes up touring plans unless you get that 7:30am seating and walk to Epcot
Fewer characters here than any other meal

Boardwalk Resort

Characters: Flynn Rider, Rapunzel, Prince Eric, Ariel
Food/Dining Type:  American / Italian inspired
Location:  Disney’s Boardwalk Resort
Type of service:  Plated
Price:
Breakfast:  Adults $34; Child (3-9) $20
Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 6 or more 18% required tip.
Reservations:  Required
Hours:
Breakfast:  7:30am – 11:00am
Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)
Tables in Wonderland Discount:  20%
Also offers DVC and Annual Passholder Discounts
Characters: Goofy, Minnie, Donald
Food/Dining Type:  American
Location:  Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Type of service:  Buffet
Price:
Breakfast:  Adults $26.62-30.88; Child (3-9) $114.84-17.03
Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 6 or more 18% required tip.
Reservations:  Suggested
Hours:
Breakfast:  7:30am – 11:00am
Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)
Tables in Wonderland Discount:  20%
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PROS:
Usually quiet character meal
Great character interaction
Fun activities
CONS:
4th most expensive meal
Transportation issues

Contemporary Resort

  • Chef Mickey’s Fun Time Buffet – Breakfast & Dinner

Characters: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Pluto
Food/Dining Type:  American
Location:  Contemporary Resort
Type of service:  Buffet
Price:
Breakfast:  Adults $36.01-42.46; Child (3-9) $19.10-23.29
Dinner:   Adults $45.53-52.05; Child (3-9) $25.23-29.55
Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 6 or more 18% required tip.
Reservations:  Suggested
Hours:
Breakfast:  7:00am – 11:20am
Dinner:  5:00pm – 9:30pm
Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)
Tables in Wonderland Discount:  20% – not during busy seasons
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PROS:
7:00am breakfast gets you a head start toward the Magic Kingdom for park opening
Characters wear unique chef costumes
Great buffet
CONS:
Very noisy!
More expensive than most Fab 5 meals

  • Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage

Characters:  Captain Hook, Mr. Smee & Peter Pan
Food/Dining Type:  American Snacks
Location:  Contemporary Resort
Type of service:  Buffet
Price:
Adults $69.00; Child (3-9) $41.00
Reservations:  Required in advance
Hours:
Depends upon fireworks showings
Disney Dining Plan:  NO
Tables in Wonderland Discount:  NO
PROS:
Only place to be assured to meet Captain Hook and Mr. Smee
Lots of silly fun
Generous amounts of snacks that you can take with you
Perfect view of the Magic Kingdom fireworks of the day with music
CONS:
Reservations can be difficult to find!
Expensive

Read my full review here

Fort Wilderness Resort

  • Mickey’s Backyard BBQ Dinner Show

Characters:  Chip n Dale, Goofy, Mickey, Minnie (special characters for holidays)
Food/Dining Type:  American
Location:  Fort Wilderness
Type of service:  Buffet
Price:
Adults $59.99; Child (3-9) $32.99
Gratuity included:  YES
Reservations:  Suggested
Hours:
6:30pm – 9:30pm select nights
Disney Dining Plan:  YES (2 Table Service per person)
Tables in Wonderland Discount:  NO
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PROS:
A great deal of fun and food is good
Characters wear unique western costumes
Dinner show is fun and kids can dance with the characters
Characters often appear before or after dinner for meet and greets
CONS:
Expensive

Grand Floridian Resort

  • Supercalifragilistic Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare

Characters:  Mary Poppins, Mad Hatter, Alice, Pooh, Tigger
Food/Dining Type:  American
Location:  Grand Floridian
Type of service:  Buffet
Price:
Breakfast:  Adults $25.36-29.60; Child (3-9) $15.77-18.99
Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 6 or more 18% required tip.
Reservations:  Suggested
Hours:
Breakfast:  8:00am – 11:40am
Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)
Tables in Wonderland Discount:  20% – not during busy seasons
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PROS:
Meet Mary Poppins, Alice and Pooh characters with no waiting
Nice traditional breakfast buffet
CONS:
Can affect early morning touring.  Choose a later morning time.

  • Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner

Characters:  Cinderella, Prince Charming, Tremaine Family
Food/Dining Type:  American
Location:  Grand Floridian
Type of service:  Buffet
Price:
Dinner:   Adults $39.33-45.50; Child (3-9) $21.16-26.99
Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 6 or more 18% required tip.
Reservations:  Suggested
Hours:
Dinner:  4:00pm – 8:50pm
Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)
Tables in Wonderland Discount:  20%
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PROS:
Only regular location to meet Prince Charming
Meet Cinderella and Tremaine Family with no waits
Buffet with a variety of foods
CONS:
Expensive

  • My Disney Girl’s Perfectly Princess Tea Party

Characters:  Princess Aurora and Miss Rose Petal
Food/Dining Type:  American
Location:  Grand Floridian, Garden View Tea Room
Type of service:  Sandwiches, Fruit, Cake
Price:
Dinner:   One adult and one child (3-9) $334.64.  Additional child $234.98.  Additional adult $98.66
Gratuity included:  YES
Reservations:  Required
Hours:
10:30am – Noon select dates
Disney Dining Plan:  NO
Tables in Wonderland Discount:  NO
PROS:
Meet Aurora and enjoy a pleasant tea party
Get your own special doll
CONS:
Crazy expensive!

Read my friend Melissa’s review here

  • Wonderland Tea Party

Mad Hatter and Alice at Wonderland Tea Party

Characters:  Alice & Mad Hatter
Food/Dining Type:  American
Location:  Main Street, Magic Kingdom
Type of service:  Buffet
Price:
$42.60  Only potty trained children 4-10 may attend
Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 6 or more 18% required tip.
Reservations:  Suggested
Hours:
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Disney Dining Plan:  NO
Tables in Wonderland Discount:  NO
PROS:
Easy way to meet Alice and Mad Hatter
CONS:
Adults are not allowed to attend

Polynesian Resort

  • Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo & Stitch at ‘Ohana

Characters: Lilo, Stitch, Mickey, Pluto
Food/Dining Type:  American / Hawaiian
Location:  Polynesian, ‘Ohana
Type of service:  Family sLilo, Style service
Price:
Breakfast:  Adults $28.36-33.62; Child (3-9) $16.77-21.90
Gratuity included:  NO.  Groups of 6 or more 18% required tip.
Reservations:  Highly Suggested
Hours:
Breakfast:  7:30am – 11:00am
Disney Dining Plan:  YES (1 Table Service per person)
Tables in Wonderland Discount:  20%
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PROS:
Only place to be assured to meet Lilo and Stitch
Lots of fun
Great food
CONS:
Early breakfast seating may affect your early park touring.

Buena Vista Palace – Downtown Disney

  • Sunday Breakfast – Goofy, Minnie, Pluto

Four Seasons – Four Seasons Hotel

  • Breakfast – Goofy, Mickey, Minnie

Garden Grove – Swan & Dolphin

  • Dinner – Pluto, Goofy
  • Saturday Breakfast – Goofy, Pluto
  • Sunday Breakfast – Chip n Dale, Goofy, Pluto

Hilton – Downtown Disney

  • Sunday Breakfast – Br’er Bear, Br’er Fox, Minnie and Pluto

127 thoughts on “KennythePirate’s Complete Guide to Disney World Character Dining”

  1. I think your Hollywood and vine information is incorrect. Disney jr characters are at breakfast. They changed lunch to Minnie and friends.

  2. I wondered how long you thought it would take us to eat at Akershus for breakfast. Have an 8:05 reservation on 8/28 and obviously trying to get to Frozen ever after from there. I thought that if we were there before our reservation we could be out in a little less than an hour, but now I am a little unsure about that.

  3. Do you know how many different outfits they rotate through at Hollywood and Vine? When my friends were there in December it was Christmas-themed (the outfits are not the same as what they wear at VMCP). When I went January 23 it was “Minnie’s Silver Screen Dine” (red carpet-inspired) and obviously at some point in Springtime there are the outfits you list. Are there any others?

  4. Thank you! WE have breakfast reservations before the park opens at MK and EPCOT. How early before our reservations can we get into the park? Neither of the days are the extra hours days. Also, is there a special gate we go through to get in early?

  5. According to your website Tusker House dinner is a character meal. I thought I had read somewhere else it was not. I just did a Disney chat and they said characters were only at Tusker House for Breakfast and lunch. Do you have updated info? I only chose it because of the characters. Thanks! Love your site.

  6. If you had the choice of going to O’hana or The Crystal Palace, which would you pick?? Have reservations at both, but need to cancel one. Thanks!

  7. Hello Kenny!
    We are considering an available Hollywood & Vine dinner for September…When we dined for breakfast there in November 2014, the Disney Jr characters were very interactive, lead conga lines and danced with the children. Can we expect the same out of the Mickey crew for dinner?? Considering skipping the rush of Chef Mickey’s breakfast and choosing this. Thoughts?

  8. Contempory-Chef Mickey. You mention character for breakfast and dinner but nothing about brunch. We have only had dinner there before but I wanted to try brunch there. Is there characters for the brunch? thanks

      1. Do you know if Nov 5, 2016 is part of the Free Dining date or is there a way to find out? My reservation is made with military discount not free dining. Thank you

  9. Kenny, DId you meet Belle in her Holiday dress at Akershus around Christmas? Do you think she still meets in that outfit during that time of year? Also, do you know when Fort Wilderness has special characters (which holidays)? Thank you! Love your site!

  10. Hi Kenny! I see that the tea party with princess Aurora is in the dining plan….
    Including the doll, gifts etc?? Or how does it work? Thanks!!!

      1. The list above states the My Disney Girl’s Tea Party with Aurora is included in the Dining Plan.

      1. Do you have to be staying at the hotels (Buena Vista Palace – Downtown Disney, Four Seasons – Four Seasons Hotel,
        Garden Grove – Swan & Dolphin, Hilton – Downtown Disney) in order to enjoy their character dining options?

    1. We’ve gone to the Hilton Sunday morning breakfast twice now. Food was great! Character interaction was wonderful and we got to see the characters twice. The only negative was that if you don’t get there when they first open you will wait approximately 30 minutes or so for a table. Also a positive is that it’s right across the street from Disney Springs and the bus stops.

      1. I’m curious what the Hilton’s Sunday breakfast costs are? Comparing it individually to their “stay & deals” the first day in town.

  11. We’ve decided to add Epcot to our trip this September and will be there 9/23. The Garden Grill is fully booked, but I read on another forum that it might be possible to walk up early around 4 pm when they open for dinner and get in. There are two adults and three kids in our family. Have you heard of anyone getting in this way?

  12. Hey KTP! I’m thinking about running over to Hilton for a Sunday breakfast while on our trip! I see that Minnie will be there bc it’s listed on Hilton’s website. Are the two Brers the other surprise characters? Or do you think they rotate with other lesser hard to find characters?? We are going in a few months and I wanted your input.

  13. I have reservations for our last day in Florida Sept. 27th at both 1900 Park Fare and Chef Mickey. I originally picked 1900 Park Fare because I figured we’d see Mickey around the parks plenty and 1900 would have characters we may not see. But then I made the reservation at Chef Mickey bc I really can’t make up my mind about anything! HELP…Do you think we’ll see Mary Poppins or the Mad Hatter etc around the parks? Which would be the better experience for a 17, 14, 10, & 8 yr old?

  14. @kennythepirate I’m confused about on Be Our Guest if it’s character dining or not at night. Some say yes, others say no that it’s “themed dining” and for it to be character dining the character would walk around and come to the tables.

    Also, on the Disney Character dining site it shows only 16 restaurants to be character dining https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/dining/#/character-dining/ and they only list 16 restaurant. Please if you could shed some clarity on Be Hour Guest restaurant at night what it truly is considered.

  15. I was thinking the same thing. Can you confirm which restaurant at the bonnet creek that offers character dining? Thanks

  16. I was able to grab a 9:30 reservation at Be Our Guest for late next month. Your character locator says the Beast is there until 9:30. Are we going to be able to get our picture with him? We ate lunch there last time and are having lunch again this next time too. The main reason we want to go to dinner is to get our pic with the Beast. thx!

  17. Hi, I was just wondering since this was posted last year, do Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox still show up regularly at the Hilton? And if so, for the character breakfast do you HAVE to be staying at the Hilton or can you just go to DTD and get breakfast there?

  18. When our family went to Chef Mickey’s last time we saw Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto. Since then I saw on another website that the current characters were Mickey, Goofy and Chip and Dale. Has this changed? Or was this temporary and they are back to the “Fab 5”?

  19. So I’m actually a cast member at Walt Disney World and I work at Cinderella’s Royal Table. The Fairy Godmother no longer makes appearrences at the restaurant and neither does Belle. Cinderella is the only Princess that we are guaranteed to have.

  20. Jeepers! Who’s butt do you have to kiss to get a table at Cinderella’s Royal Table? I have a special needs daughter and can’t get a spot coming up this Jan. 27-29 th!!

  21. Is Sophia a walk around character in addition to dining? We are going in May 2014 and are trying to limit character meals to 2 and get the best character bang for our buck. 5yo is in love with princesses of course so based on your blog we are trying to go with Askerhus for breakfast and 2yo would love traditional characters like Minney, Mickey, etc. and I think we will try to go to the dining for lunch a different day at Animal kingdom. Any other suggestions?

      1. Thank you! I thought I saw on your blog somewhere (Awhile back) that there is a dining location that is less popular/busy but great to see Mickey, et. al. Is that Tusker House or somewhere else?

        Love your site by the way (And I’ve been to Disney twice as an adult and still learning new stuff from you!)

  22. Good luck with that! I’ve called three times, gotten a confused – I don’t think so, let me connect you here…. and then a voice mail with never a reply. I’m hoping Wyndham, as I have many guests that stay there.

  23. Kenny- I’m having a hard time finding confirmation of any character breakfast at any Wyndham property, much less Wyndham Bonnet Creek specifically. I’ve confirmed the Hilton Buena Vista, BuenaVista Palace, And of course Garden Grove. But– nary a whisper on any Wyndham or any Bonnet Creek properties.
    Help?

  24. FYI, Donald is not at backyard BBQ, except for special holiday editions (like 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving) when they add a bunch of other extra characters too. Regular set is just mickey, minnie, goofy, chip, dale.

  25. Hey Kenny,

    I was trying to find some info for “Be Our Guest” but can’t find it on your site. Any idea what kind of food they serve, is there a show, etc…?
    Thanks again :)

    1. French inspired food. No show. Beast will walk through the restaurant occasionally then take his place near the exit. It’s Table Service and requires reservation. I’ll have menus and such in the future. We have that info in our new app.

  26. Kenny, Have you heard anything about the Hollywood and Vine Character meal changing characters? Also is there any news about bringing Doc McStuffins and Sohia out for meet and greets?

    1. Sophia will begin making meets soon. It’s possible that she could join the HV lineup. Doc McStuffins isn’t even a walk around character yet.

      On Sun, Apr 28, 2013 at 4:08 PM, Kennythepirate's Disney Character

  27. Does the Pirates and Pals have “dining?” I’m confused based on the information on the Disney site. Can you help me? :)

  28. Kenny – First – thank you for providing this very useful info, your website really helped with my planning our trip last year. Never heard of characterpalozza before I found your site!! Thank you!
    Got a question or two about where to find Belle in her yellow ball gown in the MK. Is she only in Fantasy Land at Storytime w/Belle? Also, is she no longer at CRT in her blue dress? One more question – which princesses are meeting at Town Square now? Thanks again :)

    1. Belle in gold gown is only at Enchanted Tales and Akershus. She does not appear at CRT any longer. Rapunzel, Aurora and Cinderella are regulars in Town Square Theater and are on the Magic Kingdom schedule. You’re welcome! KtP

      1. Thanks for your quick response. We are going in July & DD7 wants to pick a princess dress for BBB & diner at CRT.

  29. Hey, Ho…. what’s this about Wyndham Bonnet Creek character interaction? Can you elaborate? We’ll be there in 59 days….. =D

  30. Just a word of advice for those booking Princess meals. I’ve never been to Askershus, but we had breakfast at the castle right at 8 on my sisters sweet sixteen earlier this month. The character interaction was TERRIBLE. Cinderella and Ariel were okay and I honestly don’t remember a single thing that happened with Aurora and Snow White, other than Snow White left after only taking one picture that didn’t turn out very well. Belle was great, though.

    Over all, it was probably my least pleasant character dining experience, interactionwise. It’s worth it to go and eat inside the castle once, but I don’t think I’d ever go back.

    From what I’ve heard Askershus is better for character interactions. And there’s so many other great character dining experiences, usually with better food! (Which was just okay, by DIsney standards.)

    1. I’m sorry you had a bad experience. We’ve only done breakfast there a number of times and quite enjoyed the meal and the princesses were very accomodating for us. Always feel free to request the manager if things are going as you wish, he or she will try to accomodate you. Thanks for sharing though!

      As for the food, I’m not terribly fond of most WDW dining experiences.

  31. Hello! My daughter, Aurora, loves Sleeping Beauty. I booked the Akershaus breakfast. Do you know for certain if Aurora goes there?

  32. We have a breakfast scheduled at Cinderella’s Castle June 1. Our reservation is at 8:20, park doesn’t open until 9…do you know how that works? Also, our confirmation says “Cinderella, Belle, Snow White, Jasmine” as confirmed Princesses…does this mean the others you named above will not appear? Any information you have is appreciated. I love this site…very helpful. Thanks for providing it!

    1. Michelle,
      Congrats on your first CRT breakfast! It’s our favorite meal there. You’ll be able to enter the park as early as 7:45 am with that reservation, which will give you time to take photos with the castle. They will have one gate marked for character meals, you just enter there. Make your way up through the castle and you’ll find crt on the right as you are about to exit. Check in there and enjoy breakfast. You get one free photo package for 1-4 people and 5-9 so on.
      The first three princessses are pretty much a given, the fourth character rotates, so no guarantee as to who it will be.
      Have fun!
      KtP

      1. Thank you for the information. When I made the reservation, I did not even think about the Park being near empty and all the great photo ops that would afford us on our ‘leisurely’ stroll to the castle. Great to know about the princesses as well. Our daughter wants to meet them all, so if we can see 4 all at once, that helps our time situation immensely. Thanks again!

  33. Thank you for compiling this info in one place! However, there are a couple of small errors: Minnie does not appear at Tusker, Pluto does not appear at the BBQ, but Peter Pan does appear at P&P. H&V is breakfast and lunch only, no dinner.

    1. I forgot to mention, Garden Grove is not a Disney Restaurant… so if you want to include other Operating Participants; Buena Vista Place has Goofy, Minnie, Pluto for Sun Breakfast; Hilton has Br’er Bear, Br’er Fox, Minnie and Pluto for Sun Breakfast; Garden Grove has Chip, Dale, Goofy, Pluto for Sun Breakfast and Goofy, Pluto for Sat Breakfast; Wyndham has Goofy and Pluto for Tue/Thur/Sat Breakfast.

  34. Question, is Minnie at Tusker House lunch? Under the Character Meals tab, Minnie isn’t listed, but on the Minnie section under the Master List, Tusker House as shown as a location for her. We have an ADR at @ TH, and I’m just trying to determine if I also need to make time for Camp Mickey & Minnie to see Minnie. Thanks!

  35. On WDW web site, they say that Hollywood and Vine has characters only at breakfast and lunch. Is dinner also part of the character meal ? Bt te way, AMASING blog !

  36. The Garden Grove Restaurant at the Swan and Dolphin also offers character meals with Goofy and Pluto. In 2010 we enjoyed a good quality meal in a very low key setting (compared to other character meals such as Chef Mickey).

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