Welcome back to our Character Dining series, where we are walking you through the ins and outs of character dining in Disneyland and Walt Disney World. Last time, we looked at Your Complete Guide to Disneyland Character Dining, and this week, in the second installment of this four-part series, we are bringing the party over to the East Coast. Let’s dive into Your Guide to Character Dining in Walt Disney World!
Where Can I Find Character Dining in Walt Disney World?
Considering Walt Disney World covers a much larger area, it isn’t surprising that there are more character dining options in the Orlando-based parks. Here is a full list of where you can find them:
- 1900 Park Fare – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort (Temporarily Unavailable)
- Akershus Royal Banquet Hall – World Showcase, EPCOT
- Cape May Cafe – Disney’s Beach Club Resort
- Chef Mickey’s – Disney’s Contemporary Resort
- Cinderella’s Royal Table – Fantasyland, Magic Kingdom
- The Crystal Palace – Main Street USA, Magic Kingdom
- Garden Grill Restaurant – World Nature, EPCOT
- Hollywood & Vine – Disney’s Hollywood Studios
- ‘Ohana – Disney’s Polynesian Villiage Resort
- Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White – Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort
- Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera – Disney’s Riviera Resort
- Tusker House Restaurant – Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park
Which Characters Can You Find in Each Location & What Are the Food Options?
When operating, 1900 Park Fare has two sessions you can enjoy. The breakfast buffet has characters like Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, The Mad Hatter, Tigger, and Winnie the Pooh. At night, join Cinderella and Prince Charming for a royal buffet dinner with their princess friends. Pricing for either session is $35 to $59.99 per adult.
At the Norway Pavilion within EPCOT’s World Showcase, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall has three character dining sessions for you to enjoy, all with your favorite storybook princesses. Family-style platters are served on each occasion, with lunch and dinner including dessert platters as well! Breakfast is priced at $35 to $59.99 per adult; lunch and dinner are over $60 per adult.
Even though Cape May Cafe offers two dining sessions, it is important to know that only one of them provides a character experience. Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast with Minnie Mouse and some of her friends offers a buffet meal priced between $35 and $59.99 per adult.
Mickey Mouse and his friends are waiting to meet you at Chef Mickey’s! Choose from a buffet breakfast or dinner and enjoy some of your Disney favorites. Pricing at this location is between $35 and $59.99 per adult.
One of the most expensive and most immersive experiences for characters dining can be found at Cinderella’s Royal Table. With three sessions (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), all priced at over $60 per adult, choose your favorite options from a set menu at each sitting.
Join Winnie the Pooh and pals from the Hundred-Acre Wood at The Crystal Palace, where you can enjoy one of three meals: breakfast, lunch, or dinner. All are priced between $35 and $59.99 per adult; enjoy delicious food while you visit with friends like Tigger, Piglet, and Pooh!
Family-style dining awaits at Garden Grill Restaurant, where you can enjoy a spread of delicious food with friends. Chip, Dale, and their Disney pals will make their way through the tables, greeting guests while you dine on harvest-inspired dishes. Pricing at this location is between $35 and $59.99 per adult for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Take this unique opportunity to meet some of your favorite Disney Junior characters at the Hollywood & Vine buffet breakfast. At the same location, join Minnie and her friends for a buffet lunch or dinner. All seatings are priced from $35 to $59.99 per adult.
Two meal options are available at ‘Ohana, though only the breakfast offers a character dining experience. Join Lilo and Stitch along with other friends for an American family-style breakfast influenced by Polynesian flavors. The breakfast is priced between $35 and $59.99 per adult.
Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White is where you can meet Snow White, Dopey, and Grumpy every evening for dinner. Your choice of options in a three-course set menu is $65 per adult, and you might even run into the Evil Queen!
A fusion of French and Italian cuisines can be enjoyed at Topolino’s Terrace, with Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends. A prix-fixe menu is available from $35 to $59.99 per adult. A dinner service at the same location does not include character appearances.
Buffet breakfast, lunch, or dinner can be found at Tusker House Restaurant, where Donald and his friends are suiting up for their next adventure. Each is priced between $35 and $59.99 per adult.
What Can I Expect When I Arrive?
While some character dining experiences may start with a meet and greet photo opportunity, some also provide this when you have finished your meal. To get the most out of your dining experience, be sure to familiarize yourself and your family with the characters you might run into. It will be much easier for younger ones to pose for a photo with the Evil Queen from Snow White if they know who she is and have been prepared for her arrival. Making the characters feel familiar will increase the enjoyment when you are interacting with them.
What’s Next in the Disney Planning Character Dining Series?
- Your Guide To Disneyland Character Dining
- Your Guide To Walt Disney World Character Dining (This Article)
- How To Have The Best Disney Character Dining Experience
- The Pros And Cons Of Disney’s Character Dining & How To Choose Which One
For all the latest details on character dining experiences, always check the Walt Disney World website here.
Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.
Join Zoë as she lets you in on all the tips, tricks, anecdotes, and embarrassments that arise from her family adventures.