Chef Mickey
  • On Apr 29, 2019
    Delyth from South yorkshire Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are booked at Chef Mickeys at 1.15pm on May 30th for my nephews 6th Birthday..How long will we be at the restaurant for as im booking fast passes for MG and need to know when I can book my first one after lunch. Thanks in advance

    Hello! Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. 

    What a fun birthday your nephew is going to have. Chef Mickey's is a great way to celebrate. When you arrive at Walt Disney World, be sure to grab him a complimentary "It's my Birthday" button. Cast Members and Guests will go out of their way to wish him a Happy Birthday throughout your trip! 

    A character meal doesn't take any longer than a typical meal would if you went out to eat at a sit down restaurant at home. The characters will come around while you are enjoying your food. So if it typically takes your family an hour or so to enjoy dinner normally, I'd plan on that. At Chef Mickey's, the food is served buffet style so you will have control over when and how fast you eat. From Disney's Contemporary Resort, it's a short walk to Magic Kingdom Park. If it were me, I'd probably make my FastPass+ selections starting at 2:45-3:00 pm. Keep in mind that your FastPass+ selection is an hour window, so if you're running behind no big deal. You'll have plenty of time to get there. Starting around 3:00 pm gives you time to enjoy your meal, walk to Magic Kingdom Park, go through security, actually enter the park, take pictures in front of Cinderella Castle and then walk to your FastPass+ destination. 

    I hope this helps you plan your day a little bit better. If you have any other questions, I'd love for you to come back and ask me. Enjoy! 
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Meet the Panelist: Jackie, North Carolina

I love all things Walt Disney World.  In fact, since becoming Annual Passholders, my family of 3 is always hopping in the car for a quick trip to visit with Mickey Mouse!  I've been known to make the 8 hour each way drive to Walt Disney World (in one day!) to indulge in a Mickey Waffle or enjoy a sunny day at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.  I may have a small family, but we are always up for some BIG fun at the Walt Disney World Resort.   Learn More About Jackie

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