A Guide To Character Dining at Walt Disney World

Minnie's Beach Bash

As a Travel Agent, I am always asked what is the best character dining experience at Walt Disney World. My answer? All of them! I mean, what can be better than getting a few extra moments of magic with iconic Disney characters? Best way to find out your preferred character dining experience is to try them all!

The following is a comprehensive list of all the character dining experiences at Walt Disney World:

At the Parks

Animal Kingdom

Donald’s Safari Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner at Tusker House Restaurant in Harambe, buffet with Donald Duck and friends.


Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Harvest Feast at The Garden Grill Restaurant in The Land, with Mickey and friends; breakfast, lunch, and dinner available.

Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway pavilion, with Belle, Snow White, Aurora, Ariel. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner available.

Hollywood Studios

Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine at Hollywood & Vine featuring Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, Jake and Handy Manny. Currently, breakfast is only available but can change depending on Minnie’s Seasonal Dine.

Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood & Vine featuring Minnie Mouse and the gang dressed in each season’s best looks for lunch and dinner.

Magic Kingdom

Fairytale Dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table in Cinderella Castle, with Cinderella and friends. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner available.

A Buffet With Character at The Crystal Palace, Winnie the Pooh, and friends. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner available.

At the Resorts

Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort with Mickey Mouse and friends, Breakfast, brunch, and dinner buffet available.

Minnie’s Beach Bash at Disney’s Beach Club Resort with Beach Minnie and friends, daily at Cape May Café. Breakfast buffet from 7:30-11 a.m.

The Bon Voyage Breakfast is an all-new character dining experience at Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk, with appearances by adventurous royal couples from beloved Disney films. The celebration features popular characters from favorite Disney stories like “Tangled” or “The Little Mermaid.”

1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, with Mary Poppins and friends. Breakfast from 8-11:50 a.m..

Wonderland Tea Party at 1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, “tea party” for children with Alice and the Mad Hatter from 1:30-2:30 p.m., Monday-Friday. Includes lunch.

Disney’s Perfectly Princess Tea at Garden View Tea Room at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, 10:30 a.m.-noon on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner at 1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, dinner buffet with Cinderella and friends from 4:30-8:20 p.m. daily.

`Ohana’s Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo and Stitch at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, family-style breakfast with Lilo, Stitch, Mickey, and Pluto.

Mickey’s Backyard Barbecue stars The Big Cheese himself, Mickey Mouse and friends at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, seasonal.

What is your favorite character dining experience?

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