• On Aug 31, 2016
    Jennifer from NJ 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.

    I am looking for information on the different character dinning options. What characters are at what restaurants? Is the dining at Cinderella's castle like? Would a boy who likes princesses enjoy it?

    Greetings Jennifer!

    Character dining is one of those quintessential activities at Walt Disney World. My family loves doing at least 2 character meals during each of our visits. We typically do one breakfast and one lunch or dinner. The boys usually pick one and then my daughter picks another. Here is a list of many of them and the typical characters available at each. Keep in mind, though, that characters are subject to vary or change without notice.
    • Cape May Cafe - characters only available at breakfast - Goofy, Minnie Mouse and Donald
    • Chef Mickey's - characters at all three meals - Chef Mickey and friends
    • Cinderella's Royal Table - princesses at all three meals - Cinderella greets guests in lobby and a variety of princesses come to your table. Historically, girls receive a crown and wand and boys get a foam sword and wishing star. My boys enjoyed it.
    • 'Ohana - characters at breakfast only - Lilo, Stitch, Pluto and Mickey dressed in Hawaiian style.
    • 1900 Park Fare - characters at breakfast and dinner - Alice, Mad Hatter, Pooh, Tigger and Mary Poppins are there for breakfast and during dinner, Cinderella and her stepmother and stepsisters mingle among the guests. This is my favorite buffet, too.
    • Hollywood & Vine - characters at breakfast and lunch - Disney Jr. characters such as Jake the Neverland Pirate and Doc McStuffins
    • Tusker House - characters at all three meals - Donald, Daisy, Goofy and Mickey in safari gear.
    • Crystal Palace - characters at all three meals - Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet
    • Akershus - princesses at all three meals - Various princesses
    • Garden Grill - characters at all three meals - Chip, Dale and friends
    Bon Apetit
    ~Allison L 
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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