• On Nov 8, 2021
    Paul from West Yorkshire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What character dining experiences will be available January 2022? It is my daughters 10th birthday while at Disney and we want to book something special. Thanks!

    Hello Paul! No matter what the age, I’m not sure that there is a better way to celebrate a birthday at the Walt Disney World Resort than with a character dining experience! 

    I am happy to share that there are some fantastic character dining experiences currently available at the parks and resort hotels! Chef Mickey’s is located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort. This restaurant is available for breakfast and dinner! Mickey and his pals are also available for breakfast over at Topolino’s Terrace located at Disney’s Riviera Resort! Guests do not have to be staying at either of these resort hotels to book dining at the restaurants!

    You have more character dining options in the Disney Parks! Over at EPCOT, Chip and Dale (and a few other Disney friends) host both lunch and dinner at Garden Grill Restaurant. Over at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Donald Duck is the host with the most at Tusker House for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A few other characters join Donald for the fun as well! And, at Disney's Hollywood Studios, characters from Disney Junior host breakfast, while Minnie Mouse handles hosting duties for both lunch and dinner at Hollywood and Vine! You'll probably see some of Minnie's closest friends as well!

    Paul, while not considered “official” character dining, one of my favorites is Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park! Here, Guests are able to enjoy lunch or dinner inside Beast's Castle! You truly feel like you’re visiting the castle where Belle and Beast shared that magical dance and fell in love! Beast has been known to make the rounds during lunch and dinner!

    Don’t forget to notify the Cast Members at the restaurant that you are celebrating a special day for your daughter! They’ll find a way to make the visit extra special!

    Hakuna Matata!  Jonathan
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Meet the Panelist: Jonathan, Pennsylvania

Hi, everyone!  My name is Jonathan.  I am a Disney-adoring husband, dad of three sons, and elementary school principal from Pennsylvania.  If you're visiting planDisney with questions about the Most Magical Place on Earth, then Hakuna Matata because you've come to the right group of people!  I'm happy to use my past Disney-travel experiences and knowledge to help you enjoy every moment of your vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort! Learn More About Jonathan

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