Chef Mickey
  • On Mar 5, 2022
    Sulema from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I’ve had gastric sleeve surgery so I have limited intake of food. If I have dinner reservations at a dine-in restaurant like “chef mickey’s” can I order one dinner meal and share it with my sister who has also had the same surgery as I?

    Hello Sulema!

    Thank you for bringing your question to planDisney! I can definitely relate to your conundrum, as I typically don't eat large meals. When I am at the parks, I opt to purchase smaller meals or snacks throughout the day, such as fresh fruit, vegetable cups, Mickey Pretzels, and salad. 

    Sharing meals works particularly well at quick-service locations, such as Backlot Express at Disney's Hollywood Studios, Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe at Magic Kingdom, and Eight Spoon Cafe at Animal Kingdom. My absolute favorite solution for small meals is dining around the World Showcase at EPCOT, especially during the EPCOT International Flower & Garden Festival, which will be going on when you arrive on May 13! There are outdoor kitchens that offer small plates, which are perfect for smaller appetites. My personal favorite is the frushi at Hanami in the Japan Pavilion. 

    Sulema, you'll also find that many table-service restaurants, that offer menu items à la carte, are accomodating to special dietary requests, including sharing meals or ordering off the children's menu. The flexibility to do so depends upon the restaurant, as some may charge a small plate sharing fee, but you can ask your server when you arrive about their restaurant's policy. 

    However, sharing meals at all-you-care-to-eat restaurants, such as Chef Mickey's, is not typically an option. Restaurants with a prix fixe menu and all-you-care-to-eat options (buffet or family-style) charge per person not per meal. Therefore, Chef Mickey's, Liberty Tree Tavern, Hollywood & Vine, and Garden. Grill (just to name a few) do not offer meal-sharing options. I think you will love Chef Mickey's because the Fab Five (Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto, and Goofy) will be there greeting Guests!

    If you are looking for table service restaurants with smaller portions and/or meal-sharing options, try Coral Reef, Flying Fish, or Mama Melrose's Ristorante Italiano.

    And don't forget that you can begin making your advanced dining reservations 60 days in advance online or by calling 407-WDW-DINE! 

    I hope you have a magical vacation!


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Meet the Panelist: Stacy, South Carolina

My name is Stacy and I'm a native Carolinian, single mom to two amazing teens, and a Walt Disney World fanatic! My kids and I are Disney Annual Passholders and whether we are celebrating a birthday, running a runDisney race, or simply having a craving for a Mickey pretzel, we visit the most magical place on earth as much as possible! I am ecstatic to share the tips and tricks I have learned over the yEARS as part of the planDisney panel!
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