• On Apr 4, 2021
    Mechelle from NY Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you recommend which meals my daughter and I should do with characters? For example should we do breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Hollywood & Vine? I want her to see different characters not the same characters dressed in different outfits.

    Welcome back to planDisney, Mechelle!

    No visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth is complete without a meal with Disney pals! Character dining is one of my daughter’s favorite things to do while on a Disney vacation, so I always plan accordingly to be able to secure reservations in advance.

    Restaurants currently offering character dining include Chef Mickey’s, Garden Grill Restaurant, Hollywood & Vine, and Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera. If your daughter likes Disney Junior pals, I highly recommend making reservations for breakfast at Hollywood & Vine. If you want to have a fun-filled meal with the Fab 5 (Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, and Donald Duck), be sure to secure breakfast reservations at Chef Mickey’s. What I like about this restaurant is that it is located at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, so this is a great option for one of those days you do not have plans to visit the theme parks. However, if your daughter loves Daisy Duck, then it might be a good idea to book breakfast at Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera. Mickey, Minnie, and Donald Duck also join Guests for breakfast at this beautiful restaurant located at Disney's Riviera Resort. Making reservations for lunch or dinner at Garden Grill Restaurant at EPCOT is the perfect option for those wishing to dine with Chip, Dale, and other Disney pals that usually include Mickey and Pluto.

    I think a great combination would be breakfast at Hollywood & Vine with Disney Junior pals and breakfast at Chef Mickey’s to see the Fab 5 (although I must say that breakfast at Topolino’s Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera is amazing). To make your final decision, consider the characters your daughter likes, how you can fit your reservations into your itinerary, and don’t forget to start booking as early as possible. Advance dining reservations are available 60 days in advance. Character dining has been modified to promote physical distancing, but Disney friends will still walk around the restaurant, wave, and pose for selfies at a safe distance. Please note that character appearances are subject to change without notice.

    I hope this information is helpful, Mechelle! Come back to visit us for more tips and advice as you plan your Disney vacation, we are delighted to help. 

    Best Disney wishes,
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