Disney World Character Meals

Character dining is an important part of the Disney experience when traveling with children… or children at heart :) . There are ten different character meal venues at Walt Disney World proper, plus a few others in satellite locations.

What’s a Character Meal?

For those new to Disney travel, “character meals” are dining experiences in which Disney characters meet and greet guests in the restaurant. They generally travel from table to table, stopping to interact with each party for a hug, photo, autograph, or possibly a conversation. Your group gets guaranteed quality time with characters in air-conditioned comfort (rather than standing in endless autograph-and-picture lines), while simultaneously enjoying waffles, pasta, carved meats, or in some cases, adult beverages. It’s a win for junior as well as mom and dad.

Our Disney World Character Dining At-a-Glance below provides an overview of character meals based on meal times, location, and featured characters. For even more details on character dining, scroll to the bottom of the page to find links for further information.

Disney World Character Dining At-a-Glance

BREAKFAST

1900 Park Fare Supercalifragilistic Breakfast
Location: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort (Magic Kingdom Area Resort)
Characters (may vary): Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, The Mad Hatter, Tigger, Winnie the Pooh

Princess Cinderelle

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Princess Storybook Dining
Location: Epcot
Characters (may vary): Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Princess Aurora, Ariel, Mary Poppins, Jasmine

Cape May Cafe Beach Club Breakfast Buffet
Location: Disney’s Beach Club Resort (Epcot Area Resort)
Characters (may vary): Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck

Chef Mickey’s Fun Time Buffet
Location: Disney’s Contemporary Resort (Magic Kingdom Area Resort)
Characters (may vary): The Fab Five! Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Goofy, Donald Duck

Cinderella’s Royal Table
Location: Magic Kingdom
Characters (may vary): Ariel, Belle, Princess Aurora, Jasmine, Snow White. Regardless of character rotation during the meal, Cinderella will greet guests in the Grand Hall prior to seating.

Crystal Palace
Location: Magic Kingdom
Characters (may vary): Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore

Family Breakfast Platter at 'Ohana

Garden Grill 
Location: Epcot
Characters (may vary): Chip and Dale, Mickey Mouse, Pluto

Hollywood and Vine Disney Junior Play ’n Dine
Location: Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Characters (may vary):  Jake of the Neverland Pirates, Handy Manny, Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins

‘Ohana Best Friends Breakfast
Location: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort (Magic Kingdom Area Resort)
Characters (may vary): Lilo, Stitch, Mickey Mouse, Pluto

Tusker House Donald’s Dining Safari
Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Characters (may vary): Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse

BRUNCH

Chef Mickey’s Fun Time Buffet
Location: Disney’s Contemporary Resort (Magic Kingdom Area Resort)
Characters (may vary): The Fab Five! Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Goofy, Donald Duck

LUNCH

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Princess Storybook Dining
Location: Epcot
Characters (may vary): Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Princess Aurora, Ariel, Mary Poppins, Jasmine

Tigger at The Crystal Palace

Cinderella’s Royal Table
Location: Magic Kingdom
Characters (may vary): Ariel, Belle, Princess Aurora, Jasmine, Snow White. Regardless of character rotation during the meal, Cinderella will greet guests in the Grand Hall prior to seating.

Crystal Palace
Location: Magic Kingdom
Characters (may vary): Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore

Garden Grill Chip ’n Dale’s Harvest Feast
Location: Epcot
Characters (may vary): Chip and Dale, Mickey Mouse, Pluto

Hollywood and Vine Disney Junior Play ’n Dine
Location: Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Characters (may vary): Jake of the Neverland Pirates, Handy Manny, Sofia the First, Doc McStuffins

Tusker House Donald’s Dining Safari
Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Characters (may vary): Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse

DINNER

1900 Park Fare Happily Ever After Dinner
Location: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort (Magic Kingdom Area Resort)
Characters (may vary): Cinderella, Prince Charming, Lady Tremaine (the Wicked Stepmother), Anastasia and Drizella (Cinderella’s Stepsisters)

Chef Mickey

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Princess Storybook Dining
Location: Epcot
Characters (may vary): Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Princess Aurora, Ariel, Mary Poppins, Jasmine

Chef Mickey’s Fun Time Buffet
Location: Disney’s Contemporary Resort (Magic Kingdom Area Resort)
Characters (may vary): The Fab Five! Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Goofy, Donald Duck

Cinderella’s Royal Table
Location: Magic Kingdom
Characters (may vary): Ariel, Belle, Princess Aurora, Jasmine, Snow White. Regardless of character rotation during the meal, Cinderella will greet guests in the Grand Hall prior to seating.

Crystal Palace
Location: Magic Kingdom
Characters (may vary): Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore


Garden Grill
Chip ’n Dale’s Harvest Feast
Location: Epcot
Characters (may vary): Chip and Dale, Mickey Mouse, Pluto

Hollywood and Vine Minnie’s Seasonal Dine
Location: Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Characters (may vary): Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck

Tusker House Donald’s Dining Safari
Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Characters (may vary): Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse

Special Event Character Dining

In recent years, unique Character Dining experiences have been offered in conjunction with special events or times of year at Disney World. While these meals are not available year-round (and are not guaranteed to return year after year), the success of these special meals leads us to believe that similar opportunities are not unlikely for the future.

Ewok Chip and Dale

Star Wars Dine-In Galactic Breakfast at Sci-Fi Dine-In Restaurant featuring Star Wars Villains was offered in 2014 and 2015 in conjunction with Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Jedi Mickey’s Star Wars Dine at Hollywood and Vine featuring Jedi Mickey (and other beloved Disney characters in their best Star Wars garb, like Darth Goofy and Stormtrooper Donald) was also offered in 2014 and 2015 in conjunction with Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Even More Information About Character Meals in Disney World

Looking for even more details regarding Character Meals? Erin Foster, our Disney Food for Families columnist, has created this go-to guide for choosing which character meal is best for you and your travel companions — be that your family, friends, or no companions at all! Click on the links below based on what criteria you value most when it comes to planning a Character Meal:

Disney World Character Meals by Character
Disney World Character Meals by Travel Time
Disney World Character Meals by Price
Disney World Character Meals by Types of Food Available
Disney World Character Meals by Food Quality
Disney World Character Meals by Noise Level
Disney World Character Meals by Time of Day

For more information about Dining in Disney, check out our Disney Dining FAQ pages!