Character dining restaurants are some of the most popular restaurants in Disney World — who doesn’t want to eat tasty food while visiting with Mickey and his pals?
We’re nearing the end of summer, and a some of us are celebrating for a few different reasons.
Firstly, we only have about a month and a half left of that unbearable Florida heat and humidity that sticks around in the summer. Secondly, the end of summer means that spooky season is well on its way! If you’re like us and can’t wait to spend the fall and Halloween season at Disney World, then we have some news that we think will leave you even more excited than before.
We’re pretty passionate about Disney dining here at DFB. It is in our name, after all!
But there’s nothing like sitting down to a meal in Disney World with some of our favorite characters. From princesses in Magic Kingdom to Safari Mickey in Animal Kingdom and more, there’s probably a character meal out there for just about anyone. And today, a popular Hollywood Studios character meal has changed!
Here at DFB, we love enjoying a Disney meal.
But what makes a Disney meal even better? Our favorite characters, of course! Recently, we got to see the princesses return to Cinderella’s Royal Table and the buffet return to Chef Mickey’s. Now, we’ve got another character meal change to share with you — and we’re headed to Disney’s Hollywood Studios this time.
Can you believe that in a matter of months, it’ll be spring?
Springtime brings larger crowds to Disney World because of spring break, and we often see new eats arriving at the parks as well. That’s the case at Hollywood & Vine, which is a restaurant in Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This spot hosts Minnie’s Seasonal Dine for lunch and dinner, which changes throughout the seasons and brings characters like Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, and more to dine with you. Now we’ve got dates for when Springtime Dine and Summertime dine will return this year!
Character dining experiences are one of the best ways to meet characters in Disney World. First, you’re guaranteed to see certain characters while you’re there, and the interactions can be longer than what you might get at a regular meet and greet.
Two, you get characters AND food, and what’s a better combination than that? Many character dining experiences switched to family-style dining after Disney World reopened, but a lot of them are returning as buffets. Hollywood & Vine in Disney’s Hollywood Studios reopened with family-style dining, but now we’re taking you with us to see if buffet dining has changed anything at this spot!
Traditional character meet and greets and character dining in Disney World are BACK in Disney World!
We’ve been checking out ALL of the meet and greet options in all four theme parks, but we can’t forget the character dining! So, which restaurants have brought back the hugs and high fives? This is a COMPLETE list of back-to-normal character dining in Disney World!
Disney World has some stellar character dining options. A meal where you can eat in the AC AND meet your favorite Disney characters? That sounds pretty tempting.
There are a good number of character meals to choose from when you’re in the Most Magical Place on Earth and we want to help make that choice easier. So, we’re RANKING every character meal in Disney World right now!
The FAB FIVE. All-you-care-to-enjoy EATS. Literally just steps away from the Magic Kingdom.
You guessed it… we’re talking about Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort!
A visit to Chef Mickey’s is practically a rite of passage for first-time Disney World guests, and many families find themselves making a Disney vacation tradition out of it. But today, we’re not just talking about our latest visit to review breakfast or dinner at this Character Meal. Instead, we’re sharing YOUR stories at this super popular dining spot.
Because even with all the awesome ingredients in place for a practically perfect Character Meal, sometimes things aren’t so practically perfect at Chef Mickey’s. Our readers shared their experiences (and even some of their struggles or “Fails”) with us on Facebook so together we can help all of you considering your first — or next — meal at Chef Mickey’s.
So strap on your big chef’s hat and settle in, friends!
Because someone very special (and his best friends) wants to say, “Hiya, pal” at Chef Mickey’s! [Read more…]
Since the reopening, we’ve seen a few character dining experiences return.
You can now see Cinderella (very quickly) at Cinderella’s Royal Table, wave at the Beast in Be Our Guest Restaurant, and get some fun photos with Mickey and some of his friends at Garden Grill Restaurant and Topolino’s Terrace. Today, character dining also returned to Disney’s Hollywood Studios, with a Halloween twist!