Join the famous Disney character meals It is one of the most popular tours for anyone going to Orlando.
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The reason for this is quite obvious: in addition to transforming a common event of the day (a meal, in this case) into a tour, it is still the chance to meet the best Disney characters.
And don't think that only children care about this. Sure, they get into the magic in a very special way, but adults love a Disney character meal too.
So if you're planning a trip to Orlando or riding the Disney Parks Roadmap, you need to know all the options to eat with characters there.
Read on below to know all the options available in 2020/2021!
What are the meals with Disney characters at Magic Kingdom?
The Magic Kingdom is, of course, Disney's most famous theme park. After all, he was the first created exactly as Walt Disney thought.
Therefore, it is also the theme park with the most restaurants where guests can eat with Disney characters. Check out the options below!
Be Our Guest
Available characters: Beast (dinner only)
Days and Times: Everyday, but characters only at dinner
One of the most popular character meals at Disney is the Be Our Guest dinner. The restaurant is inspired by the castle from the movie Beauty and the Beast and is, of course, very close to Cinderella's Castle in Magic Kingdom.
The entire ambiance of the space is incredible, faithfully reproducing the movie's setting. It works for breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, it is only at dinner that you can find the Beast.
He doesn't stop by tables to greet guests like other restaurants, but is in a separate room to take pictures with people.
Dinner is à La Carte, that is, you are served by a waiter and order a dish from the menu. So the price varies depending on what you buy. However, as it usually fills up quickly, we recommend booking your dinner well in advance.
Cinderella's Royal Table
Available characters: Ariel, Aurora, Cinderella, Snow White and Jasmine
Days and Times: Every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner
The main and most popular meal with characters at Disney is the one served at Cinderella's Royal Table, the restaurant inside Cinderella's Castle.
The event is magical from start to finish: visitors have the opportunity to eat inside the castle and find Disney princesses (they usually take turns without a previously defined time).
It is possible to meet the characters for breakfast, lunch or dinner. However, the experience gets a little more magical at the moment of park fireworks show.
If you are inside the restaurant, the lights will go out, the music will start playing and you can see everything from the huge windows. An incredible view! Therefore, the ideal is to try to book the event 6 months in advance.
Available characters: Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore
Days and Times: every day, breakfast, lunch and dinner
The Pooh, Tigrão, Leitão and Bisonho are present in the restaurant. They appear at breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The menu is simple but classic. So you won't have a problem with food here, finding an option for anyone.
What are Disney Character Dining at Epcot?
Furthermore, because of the World showcase, people usually eat in typical restaurants of the countries present in the place. However, it is possible to find meals with Disney characters there. Check which ones!
Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Available characters: Ariel, Aurora, Belle, Snow White, Cinderella and Jasmine.
Days and Times: Every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner
The Norway Pavilion is one of the best places to find Disney princesses. The proof of that is this meal.
The Akershus Royal Banquet Hall is a medieval-themed restaurant located in the Norway pavilion. Because of that, it's the perfect setting for some of Disney's princesses.
In addition, the Norway pavilion has a specific attraction for meet Elsa and Anna from Frozen. In other words, you can meet almost all the princesses in a short time.
Available characters: Mickey, Pluto, Tico and Teco
Days and Times: Every day for breakfast, dinner and lunch
The Garden Grill is one of our favorite restaurants at Epcot, and not just because it has some of the best Disney character dining.
The restaurant serves fresh food, with ingredients grown in Epcot itself. In addition, the place has a mechanism that makes it spin very slowly. It's pretty cool!
The characters available are Mickey, Pluto, Tico and Teco, all in farmer outfits. They spend a lot of time at each table, so it's one of the kids' favorite events.
What are Disney Character Meals at Animal Kingdom?
The Animal kingdom is Disney's newest theme park. In addition, it focuses on a world of nature and in contact with animals.
Because of this, it does not have many restaurants with the presence of Disney characters. However, he makes up for the lack of quantity with a focus on quality. See why below!
Available characters: Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Mickey
days and times: Every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Dining with Disney characters served at Tusker House is said to be the best of any Orlando theme park.
The reason for this becomes obvious when you participate in the meal. For starters, the food is delicious. The buffet is focused on African dishes, but has more ?traditional? for those who don't want to venture out.
In addition, the place is very well decorated and the encounter with the characters is incredible. In addition to stopping at tables, they still sing and dance around the restaurant.
What are Disney Character Dining at Hollywood Studios?
Hollywood Studios is experiencing a situation relatively similar to that of Animal kingdom: Because it has a different focus, it doesn't have many restaurants with Disney characters.
However, the option available is very interesting. Check out!
Hollywood & Vine
Available characters: Doctor Toys, Goofy, Vampirine, Fancy Nancy, Minnie, Mickey and others
days and times: Every day, but with character changes for breakfast, dinner, and lunch
Hollywood & Vine is an excellent opportunity for guests who want to meet a variety of Disney characters, especially those traveling to disney with kids small.
For breakfast, the restaurant brings together great recent hits from the Disney Junior channel, such as Doctor Toys, Vampirina and Fancy Nancy.
At lunch and dinner, the guests are different: Mickey, Minnie and some "seasonal" friends, depending on the season. It is important to consult to get an idea of what the characters will be at the time of your visit.
If you are looking for other tips on where to eat in Orlando, be sure to check out some of our posts:
– Dining with Disney Characters
– Disney Dining Plan: The Disney Dining Plan
– How to eat cheaply at Disney's water parks?
– The Best Breakfast at Disney in Value for Money
– The Best Vegetarian Food Options at Magic Kingdom
– What are the best fast food in Disney?
– Disney kids food
– How to eat cheap on your trip to Disney
What are character meals at Disney hotels?
In addition to the theme parks, it is possible to have lunch and dinner with Disney characters at the company's hotels.
In fact, hotels and resorts invest much more in dining as a selling point to attract tourists. For example: ?Stay with us and meet Mickey?.
It is worth remembering that the restaurants in the hotels are available even to non-guests. However, it is much more practical to have a meal there if you are staying there.
Check out the meals with characters in the various Disney hotels in Orlando!
1900 Park Fare
Available characters: Mary Poppins, Mad Hatter, Alice, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger (for breakfast), Cinderella, Prince Charming, Stepmother and daughters (for dinner).
Days and Times: Every day for breakfast, afternoon and dinner
The Grand Floridian Hotel has a restaurant called 1900 Park Fare. In it, some meals with Disney characters are held.
At breakfast, buffet style, you can find several different characters, such as Mary Poppins, the Mad Hatter, Alice, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger.
At dinner, the theme is Cinderella. That's why she, the Prince, the Stepmother and the daughters are there.
In addition, there is an afternoon coffee event with the Mad Hatter and Alice, but only from Monday to Friday, from 2pm to 3pm.
Available characters: Snow White, Dopey, Grumpy and the Evil Queen:
days and times: Every day at dinner
At the Wilderness lodge, there is a traditional restaurant known as Artist Point. At dinner, the place turns to host Snow White for a special event..
That's why it's possible to dine with Disney characters there, including some of the main names in Snow White's history: Snow White herself, the Evil Queen and two dwarfs (Dopey and Grumpy).
Cape May Café
Available characters: Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Minnie
Days and Times: Every day for breakfast
guests of Beach Club, a beach-themed Disney hotel, can wake up and enjoy coffee at Cape May Café, a local restaurant.
The space, of course, has a meal with Disney characters on time. Four of the company's most traditional names are present: Goofy, Donald Duck, Minnie and Daisy.
A nice detail of the event is that all the characters wear beach clothes. Not bathing suits, but beachwear and more suitable for summer.
Available characters: Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, Goofy and Pluto
Days and Times: Every day for breakfast, brunch or dinner
The Contemporary Hotel features one of the most traditional Disney character meals of all.
The hotel restaurant already indicates what we can expect. After all, it's called Chef Mickey's. Character events are held for breakfast, brunch and dinner. It's an incredible opportunity to start or end the day at the hotel, especially for children.
Available characters: Mickey, Minnie and Goofy
Days and Times: breakfast only on Thursdays and Saturdays (low season) or Tuesdays (high season and special holidays).
For those who want to have breakfast with Disney characters, Ravello has a very interesting option for guests of the Four Seasons Hotel.
The event welcomes three of Disney's most iconic characters: Mickey, Minnie and Goofy. However, it is worth remembering that they only appear on specific days. That's why it's important to book your attendance on a date that you know they'll be there.
Available characters: Pluto, Goofy, Tico and Teco
Days and Times: Dinner every day, but character breakfast only on weekends
Located at Swan & Dolphin, Garden Grove serves meals featuring Disney characters. Dinner is daily, but on the weekend there is breakfast with Pluto, Goofy, Tico and Teco on Sundays and only Pluto and Goofy on Saturdays.
Available characters: Lilo, Stitch, Mickey and Pluto
Days and Times: Daily breakfast
Disney' Perfectly Princess Tea Party
Available characters: Aurora;
days and times: Brunch
Brunch at the Grand Floridian hotel can be done with Princess Aurora.
Pirates and Pals Fireworks
Available characters: Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Mr. smee
days and times: night snack
Contemporary guests can have an evening snack accompanied by Peter Pan characters.
Trattoria al Forno
Available characters: Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Ariel, Prince Eric
days and times: Daily breakfast
At Trattoria al Forno, the hotel restaurant Boardwalk, it is possible to have breakfast with two Disney couples: Rapunzel and Flynn Rider and Ariel and Prince Eric.
Available characters: Goofy and Pluto
days and times: Breakfast on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Guests at the Wyndham hotel share Goofy and Pluto's presence over breakfast on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Finally, the Storybook Dining allows visitors to dine with Snow White, the Evil Queen and two dwarfs: Dopey and Grumpy.
We've covered this event in detail here, so click the link above to find out more!
Just for information, the value is $55 USD per adult and $33 per child.
These are the opportunities for those who want to have a meal with Disney characters. Now that you know all the odds, just plan your itinerary accordingly.
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