• On Jul 13, 2020
    Lindy from FL Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My family and I went to Chef Mickey’s on July 12th and were very disappointed because there were no characters. We live near Disney and are planning our 3 yr olds birthday breakfast there Aug 1st, but will there be characters walking around by then?

    Hey there, Hi there, Ho there, Lindy! You're as welcome as can be here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel!

    While I am sure that you still had a scrumptious breakfast at Disney's Contemporary Resort, Chef Mickey's is never the same without the head chef and friends dancing their way through the aisles.

    Lindy, while it has not been announced when Mickey Mouse and pals will return to Chef Mickey's, never fear, there are still a few character breakfasts that will make for a very special birthday for your little one. 

    You can dine in style at Breakfast à la Art at Topolino's Terrace, located on the top floor of Disney's Riviera Resort. Here you will find Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald, and Daisy in the most adorable outfits. If you are looking for a super silly time, you can ah-hyuck it up at the Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy and His Pals located at Ravello in the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort. 

    Alternatively, if you are planning a birthday visit to the theme parks, you can see some familiar faces at Garden Grill Restaurant in EPCOT. Enjoy a table service feast with Farmer Mickey, Pluto, Chip, and Dale in a rotating restaurant. 

    Please note that there have been a few updates to these dining experiences to allow for social distancing. For this reason, there will be no meet and greets or autograph signing. Lindy, you will be able to snap a picture with the characters from a distance as they promenade through the restaurant and you will also receive a little surprise from the friends in lieu of an autograph. With the festive atmosphere and character appearances at these dining locations, I still feel as if this will be a magical birthday experience for your toddler. 

    For all dining experiences, reservations are strongly recommended and can be made up to 60-days in advance. 

    I hope that your little one has the best birthday, Lindy. Please come back here to the Disney Parks Moms Panel if we can help as you plan a magical birthday celebration!

    See you real soon!

    Sarah B. 
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Meet the Panelist: Sarah, Georgia

Hi There! I’m Sarah from Atlanta, GA. Together, my Disney-loving husband and I have two amazing kids and love nothing more than running away to the Walt Disney World Resort every chance that we get. When we are not wandering around the resorts, we love to indulge our sweet tooth with all the snacks we can find. I am passionate about making sure the magic reaches kids of all ages, from the smallest to the biggest, because we are all kids at Walt Disney World! Learn More About Sarah

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