• On Jul 19, 2018
    Kathryn from RI 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.

    We want to plan a character lunch for a Jan visit. What restaurants will have Minnie and Mickey for a lunch buffet? Our 180 days are fast approaching!

    Hi Kathryn!

    I'm happy to hear that you are planning on enjoying a Character dining experience during your magical Walt Disney World Resort vacation. It's the perfect way to take a break from a busy theme park day in the air conditioning to enjoy fantastic food and meet some of your favorite Disney Characters. Plus, Character Dining enables you to avoid waiting in queues to meet Characters on your "must-do" list. There's nothing like multi-tasking to make the most of your vacation time!

    Mickey and Minnie are everyone's favorite Disney Characters and seeing them is such a joy. If you want to see them both during your lunch, then you should make a reservation at Chef Mickey's. Located at Disney's Contemporary Resort, this restaurant offers classic American food on its beautiful buffet. Plus, you just can't beat the incredible dessert buffet, which is the perfect way to end your meal (or start it if like to eat dessert first)!

    If you are okay with meeting Mickey on his own during your lunch, you have a few additional options. Mickey meets Guests with Pluto, Chip and Dale at Garden Grill for lunch, which is a beautiful revolving restaurant above Epcot's Living with the Land. You could also visit Tusker House in Disney's Animal Kingdom, where he greets Guests with Donald, Daisy and Goofy in their adorable safari outfits!

    Keep in mind that character experiences are always subject to change, but all of these restaurants offer fantastic lunches that will be the perfect addition to your vacation itinerary! Let us know if you have additional questions we can help with. T-T-F-N, ta ta for now!

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Meet the Panelist: Crystal, Colorado

Hi! I’m Crystal and I’m a wife and mommy to three little Mouseketeers. My husband and I have been enjoying Disney Parks since before we were married, and now we take our children to see Mickey and the gang as often as we can, while  managing my oldest son's food allergies. Planning is key for my family to ensure that everyone has a safe and fun trip to our favorite place and it can be just as exciting as the trip itself. I can’t wait to help you plan your next adventure there, too! Learn More About Crystal

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