Chef Pluto; Mother and daughter; character dining experience
  • On Sep 25, 2023
    Desiree from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We have dinner reservations at Chef Mickey's for 9:10 pm. Is there enough time to interact with the characters?

    Hi there, Desiree, and welcome to planDisney! 

    Oh boy! You are in for a fantastic time at Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort! It’s one of those feel-good restaurants that make you fully take in the fact that you’re at the Most Magical Place On Earth. The all-you-care-to-enjoy food is fresh, the characters’ costumes are adorable, and the setting is modern. It’s truly a fun spot to kick off or end your vacation. 

    Like all of the character dining experiences at Walt Disney World Resort, regardless of your reservation time, the restaurant will make sure that your family sees each character at least once. So, get your autograph books, pens, and smiles ready to go! And don’t forget to stop by for a photo op with Minnie Mouse and a PhotoPass photographer before or after your meal. (I’ve only visited for breakfast, so I was told to meet her after my meal, but with a later dinner reservation, this could be done beforehand.) 

    AN EXTRA GEM: If you’d prefer to eat there a bit earlier to get more than one round of character table visits, you can always modify your dining reservation in the My Disney Experience App. In the app, find your “Future Plans” and your Chef Mickey’s reservation. Select “Modify" to search for another time that is available for your party size. It may take a bit of page refreshing or getting closer to the time of your visit for you to get an earlier time, but it is surely possible!

    Including a character dining experience in your vacation plans was a fantastic decision, and honestly, it will be one of the most memorable parts of your whole trip. Give Mickey Mouse a big ol’ hug for me, Desiree! If you have any other Disney vacation planning questions, please revisit us here at planDisney. I’m all ears! 

    Magic always, 
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