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Review: Chef Mickey’s Dinner at Disney World’s Contemporary Resort

It has been too long since I’ve taken a trip to Chef Mickey’s in Disney World’s Contemporary Resort!

We’ve shared with you our review of their breakfast buffet. But today, we’re heading there to see what’s new for dinner!

When many people think about a Disney character dining experience”, they immediately think of Chef Mickey’s. This one has it all — the Fab Five, a sprawling buffet of family-friendly foods, regular raucous celebrations, and monorails whizzing by.

But in the past, the food has had a reputation for being a little lackluster. Time to see how things are looking these days… . We have a lot to cover, so let’s get started!

Atmosphere

One of the coolest things about Chef Mickey’s is its location. You’ll find this well-known character meal at Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

Chef Mickey's Sign

This place is a stone’s throw from the Magic Kingdom in Disney World, which makes it a great place to stop and eat before heading into the park, or after a long day of rides and attractions.

Once you enter the hotel’s main floor lobby, take the elevator to the fourth floor. Chef Mickey’s is located on the south end of the concourse, right below where the Disney World monorail enters the building. (You can also arrive at the Contemporary via said monorail, of course — in which case you’d take an escalator down to the 4th floor).

The Grand Canyon Concourse at the Contemporary

Head to the central desk to let the hostess know that your party has arrived. You can’t miss it — Mickey is smiling down with his fork and spoon, ready to greet you!

Central Desk Check-In

If your table isn’t quite ready, you can wait until your party is paged in this comfortable seating area. This spot features a view of Bay Lake and the resort’s pool patio — and offers plenty of room for running off excess energy.

Waiting Area

Before you’re seated, your party will pose for a souvenir picture. These will be available for purchase during your meal.

The photo comes in a Chef Mickey-themed photo holder, and also includes a photo of Mickey and Friends on the adjacent page. While the Chef himself used to pose for pics out here, he’s now inside the restaurant cavorting with the rest of the fab five!

Family Photo Area

Seating at Chef Mickey’s is pretty standard. Tables and chairs have clean lines and a modern feel. The Mickey Mouse cutouts in the chairs remind you of where you are!

Seating

There are four distinct dining rooms/areas at Chef Mickey’s. Two of them are out on the main floor with views of the monorail, and two more are in their own rooms. I won’t say that any of them are “away from the hustle and bustle,” since Chef Mickey’s is pretty much ALL hustle and bustle! ;-) All of the dining rooms have a modern decor feel to them — kind of a “Pop Art Mickey” atmosphere.

In this particular dining area, floor-to-ceiling windows are brightened by modern Mickey character cutouts. Tables are placed a little closer together than I prefer, but it’s not too uncomfortable.

Another Seating Area

The condiments that you’ll need are all on the buffet, so there’s not much to the table set up. Still, this Mickey caddy is pretty rad.

Table Items

One thing you need to understand about dining at Chef Mickey’s: it will be loud. Not only is the restaurant located in an area that features soaring ceilings, but periodically during your meal, the festive tune Celebrate with Mickey Mouse will play over the loudspeakers. Loudly. At that time, servers, characters, and your fellow guests will start twirling their napkins, dancing, and just celebrating in general.

There is no place to hide, so it’s best to join in! :-)

Celebrate Mickey Mouse! With Napkin Twirling!

One of my favorite things while I’m eating at Chef Mickey’s or the neighboring Contempo Cafe is to watch for the monorail to speed by.

The Monorail Whizzing By

It’s such a cool little reminder of where I am.

Characters

Mickey and Friends take center stage for your character experience at Chef Mickey’s. You won’t find any deviation from the Fab Five. As you dine, Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto make their way around to each table, interacting with guests and posing for photos.

I love that the characters are, in fact, dressed like chefs! That’s one of the best reasons to come to Chef Mickey’s. You can add a swell pic of Mickey in his work togs to your scrapbook.

Chef Mickey

Minnie is her usual, sunny self, and adds an apron to her trademark red and white polka dot dress.

Minnie Mouse

Donald looks like a chef from your favorite Italian restaurant! The apron-no-pants thing always makes me laugh.

Donald Duck

But Goofy’s get-up might be the best of all. He’s wearing the same pants that I’ve spied on Disney culinary staff all over the resort!

Sous Chef Goofy

Even Pluto gets into the fun with a chef’s hat and apron. Good boy, Pluto!!

Pluto

Characters here normally make more than one round, and you have lots of opportunities to get those coveted autographs and photos. That remains the best reason for a character meal. The characters are at your disposal, and you don’t have to stand in multiple long lines in order to meet them.

It’s a great way to mark a few names off that autograph list in short order. And, as I said before, it’s always fun to see Mickey at different character meals, just to see the different outfits he wears!

Eats

Now that we’ve given you an idea of what to expect from the characters, let’s take a closer look at the other draw at Chef Mickey’s — the buffet!

Normally, the restaurant serves breakfast and dinner only, but during the busiest seasons, they may offer lunch service as well. Be sure to ask about what meals are available when you make your advance dining reservation. That brings up another point: Chef Mickey’s is a hot ticket at Disney, so if you’re looking to book it, be sure to call 180 days out.

The day we visited, the specific dishes for breakfast and lunch were posted. I love this! You know exactly what the buffet includes and you can plan accordingly.

Menus -- Click to Enlarge

We were here for dinner, and here’s the selection of dishes that were planned for the evening. You can also see pricing for the date that we dined.

Dinner Menu -- Click to Enlarge

Here’s a look at the day’s breakfast spread, too. You can also see the pricing for the morning meal, which is still your better deal if you’re looking to save a little money.

Breakfast Menu -- Click to Enlarge

Now, time to take a tour of that buffet!

Salads, Soups, and Appetizers

Start your meal with a selection of breads. Everything here looked freshly made, and appeared to have been made in-house. It was pretty impressive!

Assorted Breads, Served with Whipped Butter Blend

There was also some delicious CORNBREAD. YUM! And a “butter blend” is available to top your bread selections.

Cornbread

The Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder was a hit! I added a bit of cheddar cheese from the salad bar for an extra touch of color and flavor. (I’m so crafty, eh? That was my big thing on this trip — combining stuff on the buffets to make new items!)

Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder

The culinary staff really shows off its talents with some beautiful garnish work. We spied this swan carved into a honeydew melon near the salad bar. Fancy schmancy!

Fancy Fruit Garnishes

The salad fixings were pretty standard, so it wasn’t too hard to figure things out. If you have special dietary needs, however, be sure to let your server know so that you can avoid anything you don’t want to — our can’t — eat.

Salad Bar Fixings

Crunchy chow mein noodles and sunflower seeds are available to give your salad a little extra texture.

Crunchy Toppings for Your Salad

There were three dressings to choose from. Lots of creamy goin’ on here.

Creamy Salad Dressing

Ranch and Vinaigrette Salad Dressings

There were also a handful of other cold options. These included Peel-and-Eat Shrimp (something that’s almost always on the dinner buffet here), Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, a Caprese Salad with Tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella, and some Marinated Olives. There is also Parmesan Cheese and Cocktail Sauce.

Various Cold Salads on the Buffet

Everything looked fresh and made from scratch. Even though the options weren’t exotic, they all seemed to be prepared well, and these are options that would appeal to almost everyone.

Entrees

Chef Mickey’s always features roasted meats on its carving station for dinner. The evening that we visited, they had both Cranberry Glazed Ham and Spice Rubbed Sirloin of Beef. Both selections looked fantastic! But looking at that sirloin, that’s when inspiration struck…

Carving Station -- Cranberry Glazed Ham and Roast Beef

Soon, I was well on my way to creating another AJ original — a Mini French Dip! The rare meat was delicious on the tender roll, and when I dipped it into the jus — heaven!

My Creation -- a Mini French Dip!

But my fav-or-ite thing on the buffet that night was the Baked Parmesan and Panko Crusted Chicken.

Baked Parmesan and Panko Crusted Chicken

Amazing flavor on the outside, and juicy and tender within. And baked! I think it would probably rate an honorable mention on my “Best Disney Fried Chicken” list! It was that good. If you go to Chef Mickey’s, you must try it.

Parmesan Breaded Chicken -- Inside

For the pasta lover, there were three different options to choose from: Spaghetti and Meatballs, Orecchiette Carbonara, and Cheese Ravioli. The Orecchiette was especially delish!

Pastas -- Spaghetti and Meatballs; Orecchiette Carbonara with Peas, Onions, and Bacon; Cheese Ravioli with Marinara

The Roasted Pork with Rice and Red Beans was almost like an Asian-Cajun fusion dish — pretty fun!

Roasted Pork with Rice and Red Beans

And the Mussels were gorgeous. They were prepared in a fresh scampi broth.

Green Lip Mussels

The fish selection for our meal was Salmon. It was prepared with a topped chutney chili sauce.

Baked Salmon

Presented on a bed of tomatoes, wilted spinach, and orzo, the fish was a tasty and healthy option.

Kids’ Options

The fare for little ones is not particularly daring, but I’m pretty sure that the kiddos in your party will find something they like here.

Chicken is presented in two kid-friendly forms. They can choose nuggets, or baked chicken for a healthier alternative.

Mary Poppins' Chicken Nuggets and Pluto's Secret Baked Chicken

One of the “funnest” dishes at Chef Mickey’s is the Macaroni and Cheese. Mickey-shaped macaroni and plastic cheese! It’s like mac and cheese perfection! And you know I had some of this on my plate, right?!

Mickey Macaroni and Cheese

When all else fails to woo and tempt your tyke, there is always Pizza! They’ve given it a slightly healthier twist by making the crust multigrain.

Mulitgrain Pizza

Minnie also serves up some kid-friendly Veggies.

Minnie's Vegetables

You’ll find additional vegetables a little further down the line with the “grown up” food.

Sides and Sauces

When it comes to toppings, Chef Mickey’s knows how to do things! This photo represents all that is right and good with this buffet. Everything that you could possibly want to go with the roast beef is located right here: Sauteed Onions and Mushrooms, Blue Cheese Cream Sauce, Creamy Cheesy Mashed Potatoes, Au Jus, and Brown Gravy.

Um…Blue Cheese Cream Sauce? Yes!

Sauteed Onions and Mushrooms, Blue Cheese Cream Sauce, Creamy Cheesy Mashed Potatoes, Au Jus and Brown Gravy

For dunking and dipping, there are also Mustard, Ketchup, and Barbecue Sauce available.

Dijon Mustard, Ketchup, and Barbecue Sauce

There are plenty of good, freshly cooked Vegetables here to complement the selection on the kids’ buffet.

Fresh Steamed Broccoli, Glazed Carrots, and Sauteed Green Beans

Scalloped Potatoes and Wild Rice are other favorite sides.

AND — ta-da! — they have a huge VAT OF PLASTIC CHEESE!!!! When Plastic Cheese is a buffet item, you know I’m a happy AJ. (Yes, I took a phone picture and made it my wallpaper.)

FYI — the plastic cheese goes with the Steamed Broccoli. Or whatever.

Scalloped Potatoes, Wild Rice, and Plastic Cheese!

I just had to show you the creamy scalloped potatoes up close. These were another huge hit for me at the buffet!

Scalloped Potatoes -- Up Close

They were amazing with my mini French dip!

Desserts

And now, we reach the sweet ending to our meal.

Even though the menu plays up the Sundae Bar as the first dessert option, I found a lot of good variety — and temptation — while checking out the selections here.

A Cast Member Arrives Just in Time with More Key Lime Tarts!

I was feeling pretty inventive that night, so when inspiration struck yet again, I went with it. It all began when I saw the Caramel Bread Pudding and considered the soft serve machine.

Caramel Bread Pudding

The result was this indulgent Caramel Bread Pudding Sundae (copyright AJ). Adding ice cream to that beautiful bread pudding just seemed like the right thing to do.

Another Personal Creation -- Caramel Bread Pudding a la Mode!

Don’t overlook the humble Brownies as a sundae base, though. I think there’s real potential there. Don’t they look  yum?

Brownies

There’s a No Sugar Added Brownie available as well.

No Sugar Added Brownies

And the yang to brownie’s yingRice Krispie Treats. (Ooh! Rice Krispie Treat Sundae! Next time. :-) )

Rice Krispie Treats

Speaking of Ice Cream…here it is! Complete with a handy, built-in cone dispenser. Or choose a dish and make a sundae with fixings like Caramel and Chocolate Sauce and Candy Pieces.`

Self-Serve Soft Serve Ice Cream Machine

Ice Cream Toppings -- Caramel and Chocolate

Candy Ice Cream Toppings

Individual desserts are beautiful here too. I couldn’t resist the Key Lime Tart, which was the perfect, tangy-sweet combination.

Key Lime Tarts

And I loved these Mickey Mouse Domes! They immediately reminded me of a cross between Zebra Domes from Boma and the Oreo Bon Bons that you used to find at Cape May Cafe! (You can still find them at Beach Club Marketplace.)

These dark chocolate mousse domes are made on an Oreo base and are finished with little chocolate ears. Serious cuteness. It’s the little touches like this that make a big impression and add just one more layer of delight to the meal.

Mickey Mouse Domes

The individual Cheesecakes were creamy and dense, and were the perfect size.

Mini Cheesecakes

Two different kinds of cake – Carrot and Strawberry — rounded out the dessert offerings.

Carrot Cake

Strawberry Cake

While the presentation wasn’t up to par with the other desserts, they tasted delicious and fresh, and the garnish on the carrot cake was a beautiful and unique touch.

Overall

A meal at Chef Mickey’s is a Disney rite of passage. I could go on all day about the food at Tusker House, or the ambiance at Cinderella’s Royal Table, or the interesting characters at 1900 Park Fare. But, come on. Chef Mickey’s is an institution. It’s the perfect marriage of Mickey and food. The idea that he’s behind all the dishes here is just super fun. (It also explains all of that cheese!) Plus, when you first arrive at Disney World, Chef Mickey’s is the perfect way to plunge yourself into the loud, magical atmosphere you’re about to experience during your trip! ;-)

But the pleasant surprise is that the food is good! Sure, it’s not the most interesting meal that you’ll have at Disney World. But everything on the buffet the night I visited, from the salads to the carving board, and even the vegetables and desserts, looked fresh and well-prepared. It’s comfort food and All-American food. And it’s done well.

I’ll reiterate, though: if you go to Chef Mickey’s, expect noise. There is no such thing as an intimate dining experience here. But with the right frame of mind, and a little advance napkin twirling practice, I’d say the chances of having a good experience here are pretty high.

Is Chef Mickey’s a must do for you? Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts!

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29 Comments

  1. Phillip says:

    My choice there, was a full plate of Mac n’s cheese, plus extra, i mean, lots and lots of extra plastic cheese, bacon bits, nuggets and mased potatoes… WITH MORE PLASTIC CHEESE!!! Desert? ow, do you mean MY AWERSOME BROWNIE + SOFT SERVE+ CARAMEL SAUCE + REESE PIECES? Oh god, that was gooooooooooooooood!!

  2. Colette says:

    I normally go to Chef Mickeys for my birthday breakfast but this year it was a let down. However after reading this I want to go for dinner just for the desserts lol.

  3. Rune says:

    We love Chef Mickey’s for breakfast but have only tried it once for dinner and it just wasn’t good, although I’m wondering if this was because we had a later seating (after 9pm) or they were simply just having an off day. We found most of the savoury dishes were well past their best / cool, and the carved beef / ham was just so fatty we couldn’t face it.

    Despite that, we did enjoy it as we went all out for the desserts instead (it was a week before Xmas so time to start celebrating in style) and there were some really fabulous things to indulge in there, the mini peppermint cheesecakes were to die for and the Mickey domes / oreo wotsits, mini fruit and custard tarts, and so on were all yummy.

    Another plus of dining late was that as the room thinned out and other people left, the characters kept coming back to visit us again and we got some really great individual attention.

  4. Wes says:

    Thank you so much for this blog! Our family is going to Disney in a few weeks and our first night is Chef Mickey’s. We had been there before, our kids loved it, but my wife and I were underwhelmed. For me, I always seem to walk away from most disney buffets disappointed. All of that said, our kids love the characters and I look forward to giving it another go.

  5. Sue says:

    AJ, I loved your review. It’s so positive when the food there is, well, not Disney’s best.

    My family has a love/hate relationship with Chef Mickey’s. My nine-year old girl LOVES it — characters and a buffet = heaven. My husband hates it — okay food plus loud does not equal vacation. But we go for the kids and wonder each time if and when they will outgrow it. We’ve only been for dinner, though, so maybe on our next family trip I can plan a breakfast instead.

  6. clair frankland says:

    we went on our last visit in 2011 and it was my son favourite so we are going again in november he cant wait :)

  7. Mrs M says:

    We went to Chef Mickey’s on our last visit. I didn’t love it. Sure, I loved the location but I thought the dinner experience was pretty poor. I didn’t rate the food and the characters were relentless. I know that’s what we were there for really but jumping up and down every two minutes whilst trying to eat got a bit wearing! Saying that, it was my children’s favourite restaurant of the holiday so I’m sure we will be back next year when we make a return visit from England, though I might try breakfast next time.

  8. Katie says:

    Their sundae bar used to be sooo much better! we would go just for that, the had soo many topping choices but it looks really disappointing now. I love chef mickeys but there are better buffets to spend your money on (cape May cafe).

  9. Asuka says:

    I’ve been wanting to try Chef Mickey’s but I’m afraid the noise will set off my low threshold for sensory overload. Still, it looks like tons of fun.

    Does anyone know if the cheese used for the Mac n Cheese has additives in it? Or is it just melted down cheese?

  10. Heather says:

    If my kids were small I’d probably be sucked into it, be to me, it looks like a glorified hospital cafeteria. I’ll be taking my $45+ to World Showcase!

  11. Alan says:

    Buffets are tricky at best when it comes to food quality. If you are in the mood to try a bunch of different tastes they can be good. But the nature of how they are served can diminish the food no matter how much effort is put into the preparation. For that price I would rather have a smaller, single entree meal that is prepared to order for each diner. I think the luke warm nature of most of the comments reflect the problems serving a buffet. But if they weren’t popular – they wouldn’t feature them as much as they do at WDW.

    AJ, with a little kosher salt and some caraway seeds, you would have invented a beef on weck sandwich with your French dip creation.

  12. Note about breakfast: the picture shows kiwis, and when we were there, there were NO KIWIS. My boyfriend was all downcast! ;)

  13. Amy says:

    I loved this dinner review, particularly the Mickey Mouse Domes! We ate breakfast at Chef Mickey’s on the last morning of our last visit, and honestly, it just didn’t do it for me. We had been spoiled with delicious Disney dining all week, and in my opinion, CM’s breakfast buffet was pretty meh. (They did have a great selection of fruit when we visited, and it was all very fresh.) And as other commenters have pointed out, it was LOUD! I didn’t expect it to be quiet and refined, but I was not fully prepared for the relentless din in there. For me, I think this might work better at the beginning of the trip than at the end, by which time I was kind of worn out and maybe not in the right frame of mind for singing and shouting paired with so-so food. But my daughter enjoyed it and we got some great pictures of her with the characters, so it was worthwhile for that. I had silently vowed never to return, but your review has made me reconsider, particularly for dinner next time.

  14. Catherine says:

    YUM !! We always love the Chef Mickey Breakfast (I mean … Mickey Waffles, you can’t go wrong !!) But May have to branch out and go there for Dinner next time !! Delicious !!

  15. lebeau says:

    We had a great time at dinner the last time we visited Chef Mickey’s. The location and character interactions were terrific. But the food was pretty lackluster. I put it a notch up from a Golden Corral. But not much better than that. And given the price, one would expect much better than that.

    I found some kind of BBQ chicken which was edible. And the potatoes were good. But a lot of the food was bland and tasteless. Even the desserts were disappointing. The key lime tart was not nearly tart enough. The Oreo domes were tasty but suffered from “Soggy Oreo Syndrome” (as did the Oreo cupcakes at Art of Animation).

    The brownie does make a fine base for a brownie sundae. But come on. It’s a brownie topped with soft serve. How hard is that? Once again, I do the same thing at Golden Corral. It’s good there too.

    I would recomend Chef Mickey based on location and character interatcions. But I think the review is far too kind to the food and side-steps the high price and the fact that the phot is not included in the price of the meal.

  16. AJ says:

    Phillip — Ha ha! Sounds delicious!

    Colette — Bummer! So glad you didn’t enjoy this year. Head to dinner for next year’s celebration. :-)

    Rune — After a disastrous experience at Crystal Palace, I pretty much refuse to visit any Disney buffet after around 8pm. The food just goes downhill! But, yes, the character interaction is awesome! Thanks for sharing your experience!

    Wes — You’re welcome! I hope this visit is better for you.

    Sue — Ha ha! In general, buffets do not offer the BEST food available at Disney (though Hollywood and Vine, Boma, and Tusker House do offer some great eats). Breakfast is great at Chef Mickey’s; let me know what you think after you go!

    Clair frankland — Awesome! Enjoy!

    Mrs M — Yep, this is definitely a kid favorite, for sure!! Thanks for sharing your experience.

    Katie — Yep; the sundae bar has taken a dive!

    Asuka — I’m not sure if the cheese has additives or not. You’ll need to contact the restaurant or the Disney Special Diets line directly. As for Sensory Overload, perhaps you could visit at the end of the evening to try to avoid too many crowds.

    Heather — Ha ha! This is probably the choice of a lot of grown-ups with older kids. :-) Still, it can be a fun experience once in a while!

    Alan — I’m from Buffalo, NY, and know Beef on Weck sandwiches very well! My husband and I were just talking about whether or not that’s something Disney would ever introduce at one of its restaurants. :-)

    Jenn — Yep — they do change the menus out regularly. (And my guess is that that’s a stock photo…not an actual breakfast photo from Chef Mickey’s…that they’ve put on that menu sheet. Bad Disney!)

    Amy — Yes; I agree 100% that this is a good early-in-the-trip restaurant. It’s kind of a baptism by fire for what the rest of the week might be like sound- and sensory-wise. :-) Thanks for sharing your experience!

    Catherine — Let me know if you decide to do dinner! Would love to hear what you think.

    Lebeau — I do hate soggy oreo syndrome. I know EXACTLY what you mean. Re: food, maybe my palate is just unrefined, but I really did enjoy that parmesan chicken!

  17. CanadiansLoveWDW says:

    never been here for dinner only breakfast.. now i am going to try to book a dinner … maybe too late as we are going in sept….

  18. CanadiansLoveWDW says:

    last time we were at Chef Mickeys… I was wearing my Buffalo Bills hat.. and goofy was clapping the tune of lets go buffalo .. so i put my hat on him and took some pics…

  19. Carol says:

    We’ve eaten at Chef Mickey’s 3 times over the past 6 years and I have to say, I’m just “meh” on this restaurant. The character interaction is cool, but we’ve met all the characters enough times that this isn’t a draw anymore. Our breakfast experience was awesome because my ds lost his first tooth during the meal and the staff made a huge deal about it. A special placemat and cupcake were brought out and the entire room clapped for him and Minnie came to give him and extra hug. That’s Disney at it’s best. However, our two dinners there have been only ok. The food is just unappetizing to me and now that our kids are adults for buffet pricing, it is truly an expensive meal. I’d never tell anyone not to try it out, but I think our days at Chef Mickey’s are over.

  20. Tracy says:

    Avoid the “rear” dining room at all costs! At this price point I do NOT want to see the rest room door let alone sit by it. Even my HAPPY BIRTHDAY button couldn’t get us a different table. All our photos of Mickey also feature the green lavatory door…

  21. Kristen says:

    I don’t recall if I ever went to Chef Mickey’s when I was little and I haven’t been any time recently, but this article makes me want to go so badly! I will now have to try and squeeze this in to my October visit!

  22. Kris says:

    As a 31 year old with no children my girlfriend and I usually don’t go to Chef Mickeys but I would like to do another character buffet we usually do O’hana’s and Boma. This review catapulted Chef Mickeys to one of the tops. I do enjoy breakfast at Cape May but dinner could be fun!

  23. Paul says:

    If you’re not on the dining plan it’s not worth the price. Do it once, then move on to other buffets with much better food (Boma and cape may for example).

  24. My family had been to this place last year and the kids love it. Such a wonderful place to eat at Chef Mickey’s. Would love to come and visit the place again. Nice share!

  25. Eeyore says:

    Chicken looks raw and some of the sauces look messy/gross. I know the buffets feed a lot of people and lots of people like them, but like another reviewer said, I’d rather spend that money on a smaller entree. One that didn’t look like everyone and their children have been touching.

  26. Dee says:

    We really enjoyed Chef Mickey’s for dinner last September. After hearing so many bad things we were not expecting much. It wasn’t the best food in the world, but for a theme park buffet it was pretty delish.

    And Mickey was so cute in his Chef’s Outfit!

  27. R says:

    Fantastic review AJ!

    A couple of questions – does it take you a long time to eat a meal since you’re taking photos? Or are you just a quick photographer?

    Do you ever get full from eating all that food? It looks like so much!

  28. lebeau says:

    In fairness, I don’t think they had the parmesean chicken when we were there. Perhaps it would have won me over. They did have a decent BBQ chicken that day. I didn’t hate the food. Most of what I sampled was edible, but there wasn’t a single dish (entree, side or dessert) that made me sit up and take notice either.

    The atmosphere and the character interactions made up for that. But if I were paying out of pocket, the price would have left me feeling sore.

  29. Graham says:

    You shouldnt have to pay for kids to eat in here! basically because they wont eat anything, at least kids under maybe 6 wont! Last year & the year before (kids 5 & 4, then 4 & 3) wouldnt eat anything because they were far too engrossed in the characters. I may as well have burned $42.
    Charging $20.99 for a 3 year old is excessive at best.

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