Walt Disney World offers character meals of all types, for both young and old, but with so many to choose from, which ones are right for you. The top 10 character meals at WDW:
#10: 1900 Park Fare – located at the Grand Floridian, 1900 Park Fare has two different character meals. Breakfast is the Supercalifragilistic Breakfast, featuring Mary Poppins, the Mad Hatter and Alice in Wonderland. Dinner is Cinderella’s Gala Feast, featuring, of course, Cinderella. Neither one are fantastic, but if you are looking to do a character meal with Cinderella, and can’t get into our top character meal, 1900 park Fare is a good option, especially if you are staying at the Grand Floridian.
#9: Cape May Cafe – located in the Beach Club lobby, the Cape May Cafe offers a daily character breakfast with Goofy, Pluto and Chip and Dale. Nothing special, but it is usually easy to get into, rarely crowded and a good option for an out of the park character breakfast with decent food.
#8. Liberty Tree Tavern – located in the Magic Kingdom, the Liberty Tree Tavern offers a dinner with Minnie, Goofy and Pluto. Food is served family style, and is usually of very good quality. A nice break from the theme park, let you and your kids have a bit of a rest before getting back to the rides.
#7. ‘Ohana Character Breakfast – located in the Polynesian, ‘Ohana features Lilo and Stich, Mickey and Pluto. Serving breakfast only, this is a good place to stop on your way to the Magic Kingdom. Good food served buffet style, and the chance to see Lilo and Stitch are tough to pass up.
#6. Donald’s Safari Breakfast – located in the Animal Kingdom theme park, eat breakfast with Donald, Goofy, Pluto and Mickey in a safari like atmosphere, featuring buffet service, and a chance to see live animals while you eat.
#5. Crystal Palace – located in the Magic Kingdom, Crystal Palace offers all three meals with Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet, practically the only place to see those “characters” on property. Located in probably the coolest building on Disney property, many tables features a great view of Cinderella’s Castle.
#4. Chef Mickey’s – located in the Contemporary Resort, Chef Mickey’s is the home of your friend, Mickey, where he presents you with fantastic food and a loud, fun atmosphere to enjoy your food. You can eat breakfast or dinner with Mickey, Goofy, Chip and Dale, and if lucky, Donald Duck.
#3. Playhouse Disney’s Play ‘N Dine – located at Disney Studios. If you have a toddler who is into Playhouse Disney, this is their chance to eat breakfast or lunch with their TV friends Jo Jo and Goliath from “Jo Jo’s Circus” and June and Leo from “The Little Einsteins”. The atmosphere is loud, featuring all your favorite Playhouse Disney songs, with kids and parents encouraged to sing along.
#2. Princess Storybook Meal – located in the Norway pavilion in Epcot, the Princess Storybook meal is fairly new, and has become one of the most popular character meals at WDW. All three meals are offered, and if you have a princess of your own, this is a must do during your Disney World vacation. Princess that are usually in attendance are Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Mary Poppins. During lunch and dinner, Ariel often visits in her royal gown.
#1. Cinderella’s Royal Table – located in Cinderella’s Castle in the Magic Kingdom. What could be more magical than eating with Cinderella in her castle? Nothing, that is why this special character meal appears at number 1 on our list. Breakfast and lunch feature Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother, and usually Belle, Jasmine and Snow White. During Dinner, Cinderella gets a break, and the dinner is hosted by the Fairy Godmother, so make sure you get in for breakfast or lunch if you want to see Cinderella.
Please note Advanced Dinning reservations are strongly encouraged for all character meals. Most of the character meals sell out in advance, even during the slowest times of the year. Dining reservations can be made 180 days in advance, so it is rarely too early to call to make reservation.