Disney World Insider Tips: Character Dining

Disney World Insider Tips:  Character Dining

Contact Heather at heather@enchantingcaribbean.com

Going to Disney World soon and confused with all the different character dining options and information?  Let me help you!  Booking a Disney Family Vacation to Orlando can be overwhelming.  Having been to Disney World more times than I can count and have experienced most of the Character dining options, I want to share my experiences and insider tips to help make your planning easier.

My Favorite Character Dining Options (and some helpful tips).

Cinderella’s Royal Table (Magic Kingdom)

Do you have a princess in training in the family?  For any princess fan, no visit to the Magic Kingdom is complete without experiencing Cinderella’s Royal Table Character Breakfast.  Not only does Cinderella greet you upon your arrival but you never know what other princess may stop at your table for a picture!   It’s a must do for any Disney World vacation, that you can enjoy more with a WiFi hotspot, that you can find in reviews online such as 2019 Skyroam Solis Review: Is the WiFi Hotspot Worth the Money?.  What can be better than dining in the happiest place on earth in the most iconic castle in the US.

Tips:  This is one of the most popular character dining options in Disney World and reservations book up VERY quickly.  You are able to book up to 6 months prior to your trip so put it on your calendar and BOOK EARLY!  Prepayment is required for your reservation and cancellation policy will apply if not canceled within the appropriate window.  If you are on the dining plan, this meal will take up TWO table service meals from your plan.

IF you want a princess character dining experience but don’t want to use 2 meals on your plan and but want to see several princesses, try the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall Character Dining in Epcot’s Norway Pavilion.  Belle, Snow White and Jasmine have been known to make an appearance!  And don’t worry….there are lots of food options for the kids.

Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner at 1900 Park Fare (Grand Floridian)

In keeping with the Princess theme, if have a child who is a Cinderella Fan (as I am), this is the character dining for you!  Held at the Grand Floridianthis Cinderella and friends buffet DINNER is a must do (the monorail ride alone is worth it) .  How often do you get to meet Cinderella and Prince Charming up close and person?  I relived my childhood at this dinner waiting for my chance at a meet and greet with both Cinderella and the Prince! You even can get pics with the Fairy Godmother, the Evil Step Sisters and Stepmother (characters can change without notice).  You might even run into Gus Gus.

TIPS:  Remember, this is a character DINNER only at the Grand Floridan 1900 Park Fare restaurant.  A credit card is necessary to guarantee your reservation and a 1 day cancellation applies!  This dining experience is only 1 table service meal from your dining plan.

The Crystal Palace Winnie the Pooh  (Magic Kingdom)

Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and Piglet….OH MY!  This is a great character dining experience for the whole family.  Come on….you know you’re a Winnie or Tigger fan.  This dining experience includes a breakfast, lunch or dinner buffet with a separate “Pooh Corner” buffet just for the kids.  It’s held in the Crystal Palace in the Magic Kingdom right off of Main Street.

TIPS:  This is a popular character dining so remember to book early.  A credit card guarantee is required and a 1 day cancellation applies. The Crystal Palace is at the end of Main Street making a left at Casey’s Corner Hot Dog stand

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Chef Mickey (Contemporary Resort)

Looking for some quality time with Mickey?   Well, Chef Mickey Character dining at the Contemporary Resort is the way to go!  This is a buffet meal for Breakfast and Dinner.  Mickey and company are dressed up in their chef gear while the monorail whisks over your head.  I don’t know what is more exciting….the fact that you get to see Mickey as a Chef or the monorail going thru the hotel over your head.  A great time for the entire family.

These are just a few of my favorite character dining experience and helpful tips at The Walt Disney World!  For more information, to book a trip or get a Disney Dream Vacation quote or helpful insider tips, feel free to contact me at heather@enchantingcaribbean.comREMEMBER, it does NOT cost more to book Disney thru a travel agent!  Let us do all the work and put our knowledge and expertise to work planning your dream vacation!!  See ya real soon!!



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