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  • On Apr 7, 2015
    Melissa from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    What is the best place to have a character dining experience with Mickey?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Melissa!

    Character Dining experiences, especially ones with Mickey Mouse, are always my favorite memories from any Walt Disney World Resort vacation. It's difficult to pick just one because there are some amazing Character Dining experiences, so here are my top two choices:

         • Disney’s Contemporary Resort is home to my family's favorite all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet, Chef Mickey's. My son loves starting the day off with a Mickey waffle and Cheese Frittata while the Fab Five, dressed in chef attire, make their way to our table to pose for photos and sign autographs. The dinner buffet is just a delicious and offers many selections that appeal to all ages, even picky eaters. One of the reasons we choose this restaurant is that Chef Mickey and Pals meet during breakfast, lunch, AND dinner, so there are several reservation opportunities to meet Chef Mickey! 

         • If you are looking for a theme park Character Dining experience, I must suggest Donald’s Dining Safari at Tusker House inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom. You will find Safari Mickey, Donald, Daisy and Goofy dancing and entertaining Guests at this African-inspired all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet. My son loves to play musical instruments while dancing around the restaurant with Mickey Mouse. While I love breakfast, the lunch buffet is my absolute favorite; you will want to sample everything! Keep in mind that Characters only meet during breakfast and lunch, so plan your dining reservation accordingly.  

    Thank you for your question, Melissa. Please let us know if we can answer any other planning questions that may arise. We are here to help! 

    Happy Planning!


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Meet the Panelist: Missy, Texas

Hello, I’m Missy from Texas! I love all things Disney, especially the Walt Disney World Resort. Although we visit several times a year, there’s always something new to experience, making each vacation unique. As a mom to a son with special needs, I know the importance of cherishing every park visit and look forward to helping you plan magical moments for your family! Learn More About Missy

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