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Must-Do Character Dining in Walt Disney World

by Mary Melnick

Oct 16, 2020

Photo: Mary Melnick

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Walt Disney World Resort, the Happiest Place on Earth, is known for delicious food, one-of-a-kind experiences and beloved characters — these are just some of the many reasons guests keep coming back.

 

One of Disney’s most famous experiences is character dining, and it’s an obligatory activity at least once during a trip. Although some of these experiences may not be open at the moment due to COVID-19 restrictions, here are some of the best character dining experiences in Disney World for the future.

 

Be Our Guest

Be Our Guest

Located in Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland, Be Our Guest is one of the rarest character dining experiences on the Walt Disney World Resort property. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but character dining is only available at dinner, and it is the only place you can meet the Beast from Beauty and the Beast. Make sure to try “the Grey Stuff,” it’s delicious.

 

Chef Mickey’s

Dance, sing and dine with Mickey and friends at Chef Mickey’s, located in The Contemporary Resort on the Seven Seas Lagoon. While enjoying a buffet-style meal. The Fab Five (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and Donald) all come around to your table for autographs and photos. Don’t be surprised if they stop for a dance party.

 

Ohana

Enjoy a family-style breakfast with a Hawai’ian twist and visits from guests. Throughout breakfast expect Lilo, Stitch and some of their friends to drop by. Take advantage of these rare meet-and-greets with a photoshoot or an autograph.

 

Mary Melnick and family at a Character Breakfast in Walt Disney World. Photo: Mary Melnick

 

Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast

Join Ariel, Prince Eric, Rapunzel and Flynn Rider at Trattoria al Forno restaurant located at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort for a delicious breakfast. Share your hopes and dreams with Rapunzel and Flynn, and let Ariel and Prince Eric become part of your world.

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