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Your Walt Disney World Character Dining Guide

Whether you are a young Mouseketeer or just young at heart, at Pure Magic Vacations we know that meeting your favorite characters can be a thrill. Who doesn’t love a hug from Mickey Mouse or a high five from Pluto? We also know that meeting your favorite characters can be tricky when visiting Walt Disney World. Characters may only be meeting for specific times at specific places. Our Pure Magic Vacations agents are here to assist in making sure you cross everything off your bucket list and our biggest tip to meeting characters - Table Service Character Dining.

 

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Throughout the parks and resorts there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy a delicious meal while also meeting with your favorite characters.  Dining reservations will open 60 days before you check in to your Walt Disney World hotel or if staying off site 60 days before the date you would like to dine! We have created this guide to make you aware of all the possible restaurants you can choose from when your dining window opens:

(Current list of offerings as of August 21, 2023)

 

Magic Kingdom:
Crystal Palace (breakfast, lunch & dinner)

Disney Dining Plan - 1 table service credit

It’s always Friendship Day inside this Victorian style greenhouse. Celebrate with Winnie the Pooh and his hundred acre friends as they make their way around the restaurant to greet guests with photos and autographs.

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Cinderella’s Royal Table (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Disney Dining Plan - 2 table service credits

Cinderella is excitedly waiting to meet your acquaintance in the Grand Hall to welcome you to her castle. Make your way up the magical staircase into the dining room where you will feast on a delicious meal. During your meal Cinderella’s princess friends will make their way around the restaurant to take photos and sign autographs with all guests.

 

EPCOT:
Garden Grill (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Disney Dining Plan - 1 table service credit

Visit with Chip & Dale and their farmer friends and enjoy a harvest feast at this slow rotating restaurant. Garden Grill will provide you with many sights and sounds of the beautiful Land pavilion as well as the Living with the Land ride with scenes such as the rainforest, farmhouse, thunderstorms and more!

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Akershus Royal Banquet Hall (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Disney Dining Plan - 1 table service credit for breakfast; 2 table service credits for lunch & dinner

Enter a medieval castle filled with Norwegian inspired fare and beloved fairytale princesses. During your meal you will enjoy a promenade of 5 different Disney Princesses - this line up may change daily so the 5 princesses will be a surprise until your meal!

 

Disney’s Hollywood Studios:
Hollywood & Vine: Disney Junior Play n' Dine and Minnie’s Seasonal Dine (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Disney Dining Plan - 1 table service credit

The type of character meal you will enjoy will depend on the time of day you book your meal. During breakfast you will meet and greet with your favorite Disney Junior characters. However, if you decide to dine during lunch or dinner you will enjoy one of Minnie’s seasonal dining parties! During the beginning of the year you will enjoy Minnie’s Silver Screen Dine followed by Minnie’s Summertime Dine. Once spooky season hits you will then get to see Minnie and friends in their Halloween costumes and of course at Christmas time characters will be in their holiday best for Minnie’s Holiday Dine.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom:
Tusker House (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
Disney Dining Plan - 1 table service credit

Located in the heart of Africa in Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park is this lively Harambe marketplace offering a buffet of fantastic favorites and new flavours. You may encounter Donald Duck and his Disney friends dressed in their adventurer best as they greet guests and get ready for an expedition of new discoveries.

 

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort:
Ohana: Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo & Stitch (breakfast)
Disney Dining Plan - 1 table service credit

Although Ohana is open for breakfast & dinner, it is only a character meal during breakfast. Here you can meet Lilo, Stitch and friends while you dine on an American breakfast with Polynesian flavours.

 

Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Chef Mickey's (breakfast & dinner)

Disney Dining Plan - 1 table service credit

Join Mickey Mouse and his best pals for a delicious buffet that offers views of the monorail making its way through the resort and the gorgeous 90 ft. Mary Blair mural. Don’t forget to stop by and visit with Minnie Mouse on your way out! 

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Disney’s Wilderness Lodge:
Storybook Dining at Artist Point (dinner)
Disney Dining Plan - 2 table service credits

If you are a fan of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs then you have to experience this whimsical dining experience that seems to take place right inside of a storybook. Here you will enjoy visits from Snow White, Dopey, Grumpy and if you dare… the evil Queen! The spectacular dinner offers a choice of individual plated entrées and shared starters and desserts.

 

Disney’s Beach Club Resort:
Cape May Cafe, Minnie's Beach Bash Breakfast (breakfast)
Disney Dining Plan - 1 table service credit

Join Minnie and friends in their beach best have decided to start their day with a beach bash breakfast! Enjoy traditional breakfast offerings such as scrambled eggs, bacon and of course, Mickey waffles!

 

Disney’s Riviera Resort:
Topolino’s Terrace (breakfast)
Disney Dining Plan - 1 table service credit

Being one of the most popular dining locations on property due to its delicious food and fun characters - this one can be a tricky reservation to get your hands on. Take in the rooftop views while enjoying fresh pastries and your choice of entree all while Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy make their way around the restaurant to meet guests in their stylish unique outfits.

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Walt Disney World is filled with plenty of quick service restaurants, table service restaurants, snack kiosks, coffee shops and more that choosing where to dine can often feel overwhelming. Our Pure Magic agents are here to assist in guiding you to choose the best options for your family!

The magic is calling you, so reach out to an agent today  for a no-obligation quote to get started on booking your dream vacation! 

Planning magical vacations for families since 2011, Pure Magic Vacations is an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner Travel Agency - EarMarked Platinum Producer.

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