Character Dining Gets Fans Up Close With Disney Favorites

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Breakfast with Donald Duck, lunch with Mickey Mouse and dinner with the Disney princesses — that might comprise a perfect day for some young visitors to Walt Disney World Resort.

The lovable Disney characters get up close for photos and autographs at special dining experiences in the theme parks and resorts. Meals generally are buffet style, and every character promises a stop at each table.

For reservations at any of the restaurants, call 407/WDW-DINE.

In the Theme Parks

Magic Kingdom
Fairytale Dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table in Cinderella Castle, with Cinderella and friends. Breakfast: 8-10:20 a.m., lunch noon-3 p.m., dinner 4 p.m. (closing varies with park closing).

A Buffet With Character at The Crystal Palace, Winnie the Pooh and friends; breakfast 8-10:30 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., dinner from 4 p.m.-closing.

Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Harvest Feast at The Garden Grill Restaurant in The Land, with Mickey and friends; dinner from 4:30 p.m.-closing.

Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway pavilion with Belle, Snow White, Aurora and Ariel; breakfast from 8:30-10:10 a.m., lunch from 11:40 a.m.-2:50 p.m., dinner from 4:20-8:40 p.m. 

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Playhouse Junior Play ‘n Dine at Hollywood & Vine featuring Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First, Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Handy Manny; breakfast from 8-11:20 a.m., lunch from 11:40 a.m.-2:25 p.m.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Donald’s Safari Breakfast and Lunch at Tusker House Restaurant in Harambe, buffet with Donald Duck and friends, breakfast from 8-10:30 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

In the Resorts

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

Chef Mickey’s Fun Time Buffet daily at Disney’s Contemporary Resort with Mickey and his gang; breakfast from 7-11:30 a.m., dinner from 5-9:30 p.m.

Supercalifragilistic Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, with Mary Poppins and friends, daily from 8-11:10 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.

My Disney Girl’s Perfectly Princess Tea Party 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, 7-11 a.m.