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.

To make dining reservations, guests can book on the My Disney Experience app,, or by calling 407-WDW-DINE. Guests also can add a Disney Dining Plan to their Magic Your Way Vacation Package when they book their vacation online or by calling.

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 Hundred Acre Wood 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; breakfast and lunch (beginning Nov. 8, 2015); dinner from 4:30 p.m.-closing.

Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway pavilion, with Belle, Snow White, Aurora, 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 Resort Hotels

Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort with Mickey Mouse and friends, breakfast, brunch and dinner buffet daily, breakfast from 7-11:30 a.m.; brunch from 11:30-2:30 p.m.; dinner from 5-9:30 p.m.

Beach Club Buffet at Disney’s Beach Club Resort with Beach Club Minnie Mouse 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 Mouse and his gang; breakfast from 7-11:30 a.m., dinner from 5-9:30 p.m.

1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, with Mary Poppins and friends; breakfast from 8-11:50 a.m.; dinner from 4-9 p.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, 7-11 a.m.

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


Disney dining has evolved to meet the discriminating taste of its guests, offering innovative, fun and healthful dining choices.  Disney delivers everything from stellar, award-winning dining experiences to immersive dining that transports guests into cherished stories.  There are more than 450 places to eat at Walt Disney World Resort, including fine dining in unforgettable settings, Disney character dining and quick-service restaurants. Behind-the-scenes innovation leads the way with allergy-friendly menus at up to 120 quick-service and table-service locations. Walt Disney World Resort also is one of the largest single-site purveyors of wine, with more Level One sommeliers than any other company in the world. Each year, Disney’s culinary team creates fresh dishes and new beverage choices for special events including the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.  For more information and to make reservations visit