The Best Character Dining Experiences at Walt Disney World

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The Best Character Dining Experiences at Walt Disney World
Unique WDW dining experiences!
Dining alongside your favourite Disney characters is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Here are our top pick of WDW restaurants that add a sprinkle of Disney magic to your meal…

Cinderella’s Royal Table:


Cinderella's Royal Table Character Dining Walt Disney World


Can you imagine anything more magical than being Cinderella’s VIP guest, and getting to dine inside the iconic castle with her princess friends? You’ll be greeted by Cinderella herself in the grand hall, before being escorted to the banquet hall for a feast like no other. Feel as though you’ve stepped inside a fairy-tale, as you admire the regal décor of the beautiful stone archways, glistening stained glass windows and medieval flags that hang from above. There’s plenty of time to take photos and get autographs from the likes of Rapunzel, Snow White, Princess Aurora, Ariel and Belle, so make sure you’ve got your camera handy.

Where? The Magic Kingdom

What’s on the menu? For dinner, choose from grilled beef tenderloin, pan seared chicken over goat’s cheese polenta, or fresh vegetable couscous. For something sweet we’d recommend the appropriately named ‘The Clock Strikes 12’ dessert- a rich chocolate mousse served with raspberry coulis.


Chef Mickey’s:


Chef Mickey's Character Dining Walt Disney World


We’d recommended Chef Mickey’s as a great place to come for breakfast. Serving contemporary American cuisine, fill yourself up with a tasty all-you-can-eat buffet before a long day exploring Disney’s fantastic theme parks. You’ll be pleased to know that the famous Mickey-shaped waffles are of course on the menu, and what’s even better, is that you can eat as many as you like! Join in the fun with Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald Duck and Goofy as they burst into song and dance.

Where? Disney’s Contemporary Resort

What’s on the menu? For breakfast, enjoy a selection of fresh fruits, followed by a choice of smoked salmon, ham and cheese frittata, hickory-smoked bacon, Kielbasa sausages and cheesy potato casserole. If you’d prefer something sweet, go for fluffy pancakes drizzled in maple syrup, Krispy Kreme doughnuts or Minnie’s muffins.

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The Crystal Palace:


The Crystal Palace Character Dining at Walt Disney World


This famous WDW restaurant stands out for its grand appearance, with high ceilings, gorgeous topiaries, floral bouquets and tropical palm trees. The beautiful glass building lets the sun shine through and fills the room with light as you enjoy a delicious all-you-can-eat buffet with your favourite characters from the Hundred Acre Wood. Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet will join guests, visiting each table one by one, to stop and take photos. The restaurant is conveniently located between Main Street USA and Adventureland and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you can dine at any time of the day and still have time to explore the park after your meal.

Where? The Magic Kingdom

What’s on the menu? For breakfast choose from freshly baked pastries, pancakes, waffles and omelettes, and for dinner there’s a selection of roasted meats, shrimp, pasta and salads. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, make sure you have the soft serve ice cream for dessert.


Tiana’s Riverboat Party:


Tiana's Riverboat Character Dining Walt Disney World


Everyone knows that the best way to cool down from the Floridian heat is with a refreshing ice cream (or two!). So, for something a bit different, why not join Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen for an unforgettable VIP ice cream party aboard the Liberty Square Riverboat? As well as ice cream, there are a range of delectable desserts to choose from too. You’ll also be able to watch the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade from a special viewing location- ice cream in hand! Once the parade is over, carry on the party as you sail along the Rivers of America, passing Tom Sawyer Island.

Where? The Magic Kingdom

What’s on the menu? First pick your ice cream flavour from chocolate, vanilla or strawberry, and then choose which tasty toppings you want to add. There’s also raspberry sorbet, ice cream cookie sandwiches, creamed filled tart and a yellow sponge cupcake on the menu.


Akershus Royal Banquet Hall:


Akershus Royal Banquet Character Dining Walt Disney World


Another princess dining experience inside the parks, but this time serving up traditional Norwegian cuisine. ‘Princess Storybook Dining’ is a celebration of Disney’s most-loved storybook characters, including Snow White, Cinderella, Belle, Princess Aurora, Ariel and Mary Poppins. You’ll dine inside the banquet hall of a beautiful medieval castle with stunning cathedral ceilings and stone archways. Get autographs and take photos with all of the characters in an experience you’ll never forget.

Where? Epcot

What’s on the menu? You can get breakfast, lunch and dinner here. For dinner, the mouth-watering menu includes Brassert Biff (tender red wine braised beef with roasted garlic mashed potato and vegetables), Tradisjonell Kjøttkake (Norwegian meatballs served with mashed potatoes and Lingonberry sauce) or Kyllingbryst (slow-roasted chicken breast with Applewood smoked bacon and roasted garden vegetables).


Club Villain at Disney’s Hollywood Studios:


Club Villain Character Dining at Walt Disney World


This one is for adults only and invites you to come and mingle with Disney’s most notorious villains! The one of a kind dining experience lets you get up close to the terrifying Maleficent, the short-tempered Queen of Hearts and the wicked Cruella De Vil. Dine on New Orleans delicacies and try the creative cocktail concoctions on offer. There’s lively music from the house DJ and special performances from the villains as they take to the stage. You must be over 21 to visit Club Villain, making this a great character experience that adults and couples visiting WDW can enjoy.

Where? Disney’s Hollywood Studios

What’s on the menu? Tender beef striploin, spicy shrimp, and our favourite- Voodoo sticky ‘pig wings’.


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