• On Sep 8, 2020
    Susan from SC 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 will be visiting December 2020. I’m wondering if there’s a timeframe for Restarting Character dining in particular, Crystal Palace and Chef Mickey?

    Welcome back to planDisney, Susan!

    As Cast Members at Walt Disney World bring back the magic to parks and resorts, it's so exciting to see new character dining experiences among those offerings!

    Beginning on September 25th, Disney's Hollywood Studios will be offering seasonal dining at Hollywood & Vine that includes a feast at your table--with character. You'll be able to snap photos of hostess Minnie, Mickey, and some of their friends while you dine. Your December visit could be filled with holiday cheer and dazzling decor during lunch or dinner at this fan-favorite location.

    Over at Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera (located at Disney's Riviera Resort), you can enjoy Breakfast a la Art with Mickey & Friends. This beautiful location features one of the best views in Walt Disney World and that's made even better with a visit from Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Daisy while Guests enjoy a truly delicious breakfast served at their table. (Check out the menu. Oh. My. Foodness!)

    A super-fun option for dining--with character--can be found at Epcot's Garden Grill Restaurant. There, Chip 'n' Dale plus some Disney pals parade through the restaurant while Guests enjoy lunch or dinner. As always, many of the delicious veggies come right from Living with the Land's greenhouses. That's my favorite part, and quite a family conversation starter!

    Of course, you could also opt for a memorable meal at Be Our Guest Restaurant, located at Magic Kingdom Park. This Table-service lunch and dinner location is currently a prix fixe experience, serving some favorites to those who choose to Be Our Guest. Beast is the master of the house--it is his castle--so if he chooses to make an appearance, you may catch a glimpse of him as well. 

    Finally, over at The Four Seasons' Ravello, there is the Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy and His Pals which is sure tantalize your taste buds as Goofy leads the way for he and his pals to parade through the restaurant from time to time. Check the link above for information regarding dates of availability. 

    Don't forget to keep track of all of those magical reservations by downloading the My Disney Experience mobile app, too. It's the perfect way to see all of your plans while you vacation.

    As you can see, Susan, the magic is returning, and this includes those extra-special experiences we can only enjoy through character dining. Have fun picking those that work for you!

    Be sure to send additional questions as you plan your visit to The Most Magical Place on Earth. We love to help!


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Meet the Panelist: Andrea, Pennsylvania

I am a teacher, wife and mom who has been a member of the Disney Vacation Club since 2003. I love discovering a new favorite DVC resort, fantastic restaurant or hidden gem onboard a Disney ship! I'm a micro-planner who can help you capture your own magic! Learn More About Andrea

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