Character Meals at Walt Disney World

by All Things Mouse Staff on November 16, 2009
Walt Disney World

Dining at Walt Disney World can be one of the most fun aspects of your vacation!  This is especially true if you choose to dine at some of the character meals they have available.  Select dining experiences offer the chance to interact with and get photos or autographs with some of your favorite characters.

Typically, you’ll need to make an ADR (Advanced Dining Reservation) for the meals you choose for the date and time that you plan to attend the character meal.  Some meals will need a credit card deposit and some of the most popular selections sell out quickly, so you may need to be ready to call 180 days before your trip.  Just call Disney Dining to see what’s available for your vacation and ask any questions you might have.

There are quite a few locations you can choose for character dining, both in the four parks and around the World at some of the resorts. 

Magic Kingdom:

Cinderella’s Royal Table: Table service (in the castle!), breakfast with Cinderella and friends, lunch with other princesses

Crystal Palace: Buffet, breakfast, lunch and dinner with Winnie the Pooh and friends


Garden Grill: Family style, dinner with Farmer Mickey and friends

Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (in Norway):  Family style & buffet, breakfast, lunch and dinner with a rotating variety of princesses

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:

Hollywood & Vine: Buffet , breakfast and lunch with Playhouse Disney pals

Animal Kingdom:

Donald’s Safari Breakfast: Buffet, breakfast with Donald and friends

Beach Club:

Cape May Cafe: Buffet, breakfast with Goofy and friends

Contemporary Resort:

Chef Mickey’s: Buffet, breakfast and dinner with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and friends

Grand Floridian Resort:

1900 Park Fare: Buffet, breakfast with Mary Poppins and friends, and dinner with Cinderella and friends

Polynesian Resort:

O’hana: Buffet, breakfast with Lilo & Stitch and friends


Garden Grove: Buffet, two Disney characters are featured each night and also on Saturday and Sunday mornings (characters are varied & rotating, so each meal is unique)

Walt Disney World Official 2015 Birnbaum's Guidebook

Walt Disney World Official 2015 Birnbaum’s Guidebook

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