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Character meals at Disney World are a lot of fun, especially for kids. Plus, they are a great time saver because they allow you to meet some of your favorite characters while eating without waiting in long lines. But, which one should you choose? And what characters are at which restaurant? To help you pick the perfect character meal for your family, here is an easy reference guide to all the character meals at Disney World.
Things to Note
All children’s prices are for ages 3-9. Children who are 10 years or older will be charged adult prices.
Unless otherwise noted, each of these meals is worth 1 table service credit on the Disney Dining Plan.
Advance Dining Reservations are highly recommended for all character meals. You can make reservations through Disney’s website.
You can find the menus for all of the character meals at Disney World at allears.net.
1900 Park Fare
In the elegant Grand Floridian Resort, you will find 1900 Park Fare. This pretty restaurant features traditional all-you-can-eat buffets for breakfast and dinner.
At breakfast, you can meet Mary Poppins, Alice, and the Mad Hatter. During dinner, the lineup changes to Cinderella, Prince Charming, Lady Tremaine, Anastasia, and Drizella.
Breakfast prices are $45 for adults and $29 for children. Dinner costs $60 for adults and $39 for kids.
My son loved eating at 1900 Park Fare.
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus Royal Banquet Halls allows you to dine with the princesses in the Norway pavilion of Epcot.
Princesses appear on a rotating schedule and sometimes are joined by Mary Poppins. You could see Jasmine, Belle, Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Mulan, Ariel (in human form), Cinderella, and/or Snow White.
Breakfast is a buffet of traditional American style food.
Lunch and dinner feature Norwegian style meals a la carte with a shared appetizer and dessert. Entree choices include Norwegian meatballs, salmon, and Norwegian chicken and dumplings. The kids menu offers pizza, grilled chicken, corn dog nuggets, beef medallions, and macaroni and cheese.
Breakfast is $53 for adults and $34 for kids, while lunch and dinner cost $63 for adults and $41 for kids. This character meal will cost you two table service credits on the Disney Dining Plan.
Artist Point is the newest addition to the character meal lineup at Disney World. It is located at the Wilderness Lodge Resort and is only open for dinner.
Characters here include Snow White, Dopey, Grumpy, and the Evil Queen.
Here, you choose a shared appetizer for the table, an entree, and a shared dessert. The menu includes prime rib roast, roasted chicken, fish, and pork shank. They also have chicken tenders and pasta for the kids.
Prices are $65 for adults and $39 for children. This meal will cost you two table service credits on the Disney Dining Plan.
Be Our Guest
Technically, Be Our Guest is not a character meal because characters do not come around to your table. But, at dinner, you can meet Beast in his study after your meal. Beast is not available during breakfast and lunch.
Dinner is a prix fixe 3 course meal with your course of appetizer and entree. Everyone gets the same dessert trio platter.
Appetizers include escargot and French onion soup. For an entree, your choices are filet mignon, pork chops, chicken, and others.
Kids can choose fruit and cheese or a fruit bowl as an appetizer. The kids’ entrees include beef tenderloin, shrimp, chicken, or macaroni and cheese.
Dinner is $67 for adults and $39 for children. Dinner will cost you two table service credits on the dining plan.
Cape May Cafe
You will find Cape May Cafe in the Beach Club Resort. Join Goofy, Donald, Daisy, and Minnie in their beach outfits for an all-you-can-eat traditional breakfast buffet. Characters are only available during breakfast here.
This meal ranges from $45 for adults and $29 for children.
The buffet includes, among other things, blueberry pancakes, Mickey waffles, cheese grits, biscuits and gravy, and French toast. You will also find a selection of pastries and breakfast breads.
Chef Mickey’s is located in the Contemporary Resort. Here, you can dine with Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Pluto in their chef outfits.
Chef Mickey’s is open for breakfast, brunch, and dinner. All meals are traditional American food served as an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Breakfast prices are $51 for adults and $33 for children. Brunch costs $50 for adults and $33 for kids, while dinner prices are $62 for adults and $39 for kids.
Cinderella’s Royal Table
Fairytale Dining at Cinderella’s Royal Table is located inside the castle in the Magic Kingdom. This is one of the hardest dining reservation in all of Disney World to secure.
The characters here vary, but include Cinderella, and other princesses, including Ariel, Aurora, and Snow White. Children ages 3-9 receive either a princess wand or a sword with this meal.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are a la carte.
Breakfast choices include caramel apple french toast, shrimp and grits, and baked quiche. Children can choose from French toast, scrambled eggs, or cereal, among other things, for breakfast.
The menu at lunch and dinner offers beef tenderloin and fish. The kids menu offers chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, beef tenderloin, or fish.
Breakfast cost $65 for adults and $39 for kids. Lunch and dinner are $79 for adults and $47 for kids. This meal will cost you two table service credits on the Disney Dining Plan.
Crystal Palace is a character meal on Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom. You can meet Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet while you feast on traditional American food offered in an all-you-can-eat buffet.
Crystal Palace is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast includes pastries, pancakes, waffles, eggs, bacon, breakfast potatoes, and other items. The lunch and dinner buffet includes prime rib, chicken, shrimp, and pasta.
Breakfast costs $45 for adults and $29 for children. Lunch and dinner prices are $59 for adults and $38 for kids.
Garden Grill is one of the more unique character meals in Disney World. It is located in the Land pavilion at Epcot. It is a rotating restaurant serving all-you-can-eat family style meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The breakfast menu includes cinnamon buns, waffles, potatoes, bacon, sausage, eggs, and fruit. The lunch and dinner menu offers salad, bread, turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes, mac-and-cheese, french fries, seasonal vegetables, and berry short cake for dessert.
You will find Farmer Mickey, Pluto, Chip and Dale here.
Prices for breakfast are $42 for adults and $27 for kids. For lunch and dinner, the prices are $55 for adults and $36 for children.
Hollywood and Vine
In the Echo Lake area of Hollywood Studios sits Hollywood and Vine.
While breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all character meals, the lineup at breakfast is different than the other meals.
At breakfast, you can meet Disney Junior characters Doc McStuffins, Roadster Goofy, Fancy Nancy and Vampirina. At lunch and dinner, you can feast with Minnie, Mickey, Daisy, Donald, and Goofy during Minnie’s seasonal dinner parties.
All meals are traditional all-you-can-eat buffets.
Breakfast will cost you $42 for adults and $27 for kids. Lunch and dinner prices are $59 for adults and $38 for kids.
‘Ohana is located in the Polynesian Resort. You can eat breakfast with Mickey, Pluto, Lilo and Stitch. Characters are not present during dinner.
The meal is served family style and is all-you-can-eat. The menu consists of fruit, pineapple-coconut breakfast bread, potatoes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and waffles.
Breakfast is $45 for adults and $29 for children.
At Riviera Resort, Disney’s newest resort, you will find Topolino’s Terrace.
Breakfast is a character meal with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Daisy.
On the menu, you will find Riviera-inspired dishes such as waffles, eggs, steak, quiche, and salmon. Breakfast costs $42 for adults and $27 for children ages 3-9.
One of the fun character meals at Disney World is Donald’s Dining Safari at Tusker House in the Africa section of Animal Kingdom.
It is an all-you-can-eat buffet for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The menu features traditional American food and some unique African inspired dishes.
Breakfast prices are $45 for adults and $29 for children, while lunch and dinner will cost you $59 for adults and $38 for kids.
You will find Donald, Daisy, Goofy, and Mickey in their safari outfits here.
Character meals at Disney World can be a fun addition to your trip. They are also a great way to save time because they allow you to meet your favorite characters without waiting in long lines. This list gives you a quick look at the character meals to choose from during your trip.
For a complete list of characters in the parks, see my characters guides for Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios, as well as my comprehensive guide to where to find the characters.
If you would like more tips on dining at Disney, see my posts on the Disney Dining Plan, saving money on food at Disney, frequently asked questions about the Disney Dining Plan, and tips for using the dining plan.
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