That’s why as soon as we heard Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort (one of the most iconic character dining locations in all of Disney World) would be bringing its characters back, we knew we had to check it out! While there were some issues originally trying to grab a reservation, we were lucky enough to snag one. This meal has been updated when it reopened in July, serving breakfast to your table as an all-you-care-to-eat meal, rather than the usual buffet.
We’ve seen Mickey and his friends in the holiday cavalcades and some character dining experiences, and we’ve waved at him as he stood on the Main Street, U.S.A. train station, but now there’s one more spot to find the mouse!
A few months ago, Disney shared that some of our favorite characters would soon be making their way back to Chef Mickey’s in Disney’s Contemporary Resort and the day has finally arrived!
Starting tomorrow, December 16th, Chef Mickey and friends are coming BACK to Chef Mickey’s!
This fan-favorite character buffet restaurant reopened at Disney’s Contemporary Resort back in July with no buffet and no characters (but a much, much lower price). It also swapped its buffet for a family-style meal.
We’ve seen a number of things change or new things be announced at Disney World since it reopened.
A new Table Service Mobile Order option has been introduced, virtual walk-up waitlists have started to be used at some restaurants, and more. There are a few things that were unexpected, but there are quite a few things that we’re surprised Disney didn’t do sooner. Today, we’re sharing our list of the top 5 things Disney is doing NOW (or will be doing soon) that we’re surprised they didn’t do sooner!
Do you have a Disney opinion that you’re terrified to share with your friends? Is everyone’s favorite attraction your LEAST favorite? Is there a wildly popular snack that you can stand the sight or taste of? Or, are you scared to tell others what your favorite Disney snack is for fear of public shaming?
We totally get it! If asked, we think everyone has an opinion or two that goes against the grain. We opened the ultimate can of worms recently and asked our readers to submit THEIR unpopular Disney opinion, and oh boy, did we get a LOT of responses! It seems like folks had a lot that they wanted to get off of their chest.
We ran into some difficulties when trying to make a reservation for Chef Mickey’s.
Since Chef Mickey’s first reopened back in July, several experiences at the restaurant have been operating differently than prior to the closure — including a switch from buffet-style dining to family-style meals, and the lack of characters at the restaurant. However, Disney has announced that characters will be returning to Chef Mickey’s on December 16th, and reservations for character dining were set to open for character dining today.
We’ve been hard at work scoping out all the news for you this week. Today we have the details on the latest in the Disney World theme parks and MORE!
See all of our coverage on Disney park reopenings HERE. We still have a LOT to share with you this week, so let’s jump right in… .
Updates: Cinderella’s Royal Table opened today, one day earlier than its scheduled reopening date, with a 5 minute wait! Click here to check out all the details. We were also surprised by a special guest during our dining experience today. Click here to see who made a guest appearance during our meal! Stay tuned for our full review of Cinderella’s Royal Table.
Ever wanted to dine like royalty?
You can truly feel like a princess when you eat at Cinderella’s Royal Table in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. But, let’s be honest, this place has always been off-the-charts expensive.
Pre-closure, you could drop over $300 (after tax and tip) for your family of four, and it wasn’t even all you can eat. But we’ve always still recommended it as a one-and-done — because getting the experience to dine inside Cinderella Castle AND seeing five princesses at once almost made it worth the cost. Especially if this was your one and only experience to dine here.