Character Dining at Walt Disney World 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 her royal friends; breakfast 8-10:20 a.m., lunch noon-3 p.m., dinner 4 p.m. (closing time varies with park closing).

*Cinderella’s Royal Table is currently closed for enhancements. Please visit Citricos at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa to dine with Cinderella and friends.*

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


Chip ‘n’ Dale’s Harvest Feast at The Garden Grill Restaurant in The Land, with Chip ‘n’ Dale and friends; dinner 4:30 p.m. (closing time varies with park closing).

Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway pavilion with Disney Princesses; breakfast 8:30-10:10 a.m., lunch 11:40 a.m.-2:50 p.m., dinner 4:20-8:40 p.m.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Playhouse Junior Play ‘n Dine at Hollywood & Vine with pals from the Disney Channel Disney Junior television shows; breakfast 8-11:20 a.m., lunch 11:40 a.m.-2:25 p.m.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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

In the Resorts:

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

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

Supercalifragilistic Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, with Mary Poppins and friends, daily 8 a.m.-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 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. Hosted by “Rose Petal,” a magical rose from Aurora’s garden that has come to life to lead storytelling, sing-alongs and a princess parade. Princess Aurora will make an appearance.

Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner at 1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, dinner buffet with Prince Charming, Cinderella, Lady Tremaine, and the stepsisters 4:30-8:20 p.m.

`Ohana’s Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo and Stitch at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, family-style breakfast 7-11 a.m.