Infant and toddler with Chef Mickey
  • On Jan 13, 2022
    Luis from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I am sure you receive many of these questions, but my son's birthday is 2/1 and I was hoping to celebrate his birthday with a breakfast at Chef's Mickey restaurant. There is no availability for 2/1. Was wondering if I can be on a list.

    Hi there, Luis!

    Chef Mickey's at Disney's Contemporary Resort is one of the most popular dining experiences at Walt Disney World. With some of your favorite characters, a perfect location, and darned good food, it's become a must-do for a lot of guests - including this grandmother to three huge Mickey fans. It can be frustrating, especially when you have an important event like your son's birthday, to find the restaurant fully booked. 

    My first suggestion is to keep trying. As frequently as you can during the day, check your My Disney Experience app or online to see if a dining reservation has become available. Plans can change up to the last minute, so you might luck into an opening when someone cancels.

    Second, is there any flexibility in your schedule? In addition to breakfast, Chef Mickey's has a pretty awesome dinner as well. The good thing is that you can use Disney transportation to hop over from a theme park, then return after you eat. 

    Another suggestion is to consider another restaurant. The Garden Grill at EPCOT features some of the same characters you would see at Chef Mickey's, and so does Tusker House at Disney's Animal Kingdom. You might be able to find a spot there.

    If all else fails, using your My Disney Experience app on your phone, you can check for a last-minute reservation with Mobile Dine Walk-Up availability - just click "now" when it asks when you want to dine. 

    My fingers are crossed that you get something special for your little guy!
    Anna
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Meet the Panelist: Anna, New Jersey

My name is Anna and I am a retired teacher with a J.D., a proud Navy wife with 30+ years of experience, mom to three daughters and a son-in-law, and grandmom to three tiny Disney fans. I have planned vacations for all sorts of special occasions and celebrations, but I really enjoy DVC vacations, helping military families, and assisting those with special dietary needs.    Learn More About Anna

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