The Best Disney Character Breakfasts at Disney World

The Best Disney Character Breakfasts at Disney World

If you’re looking for character meals at Disney World, we’ve rounded up the Disney Character Restaurants in the parks and resorts so you can choose your next meal at Disney. Breakfast with Mickey, or the Wishing Ceremony with the Disney Princesses is a great way to start any day of your vacation. Equally, a character meal at Disney is a Must Do for your Disney trip. Grab your autograph book, camera and an appetite for this experience. With Disney Character Breakfasts featuring Minnie and Minnie, Winnie the Pooh and friends, and even the Disney Princesses, here are all the restaurants with Disney characters at Walt Disney World.

Chef Mickey's Characters at Walt Disney World

Disney Character Dining

The tradition of Disney Characters at  Disney restaurants is a Disney Must do for many families. And planning for a Disney Character Breakfast is one of the BEST Disney Character Dining options you can choose. Offering up a variety of foods, there are Disney Restaurants with Buffet options, all you care to enjoy options, and kid-friendly menus across all of the restaurants here. In this post we’ll break down all the Disney Buffet Restaurants with Characters. Overall, we’ll share what Disney Characters are at each restaurant and give you the best tips for getting Disney Dining Reservations for Character meals. Let’s get started.

How to Book Character Dining at Walt Disney World

Booking Disney Character Dining at Walt Disney World is just as easy as any other dining reservation. Keep in mind, however, that many of the Best Disney character dining restaurants book up fast! As such you’ll want to follow the Disney Planning Timeline, and plan to make your Disney Dining Reservations 60 days before your vacation, which is the earliest you can book dining at Disney. And with character meals at Disney world you’ll want to make sure your on the My Disney Experience App or the Disney website to book as soon as the new reservations open, at 6 a.m. EST.

While some Walt Disney World character meals are hard to get Disney dining reservations, booking the breakfast option for character meals is sometimes easier and cheaper than other meals available at the Restaurants with Characters at Disney World.

How Much Does it Cost to Have Breakfast with the Disney Characters?

Disney World character meals for breakfast cost between $35 a plate to over $70 a plate, depending on which restaurant you choose.  While some breakfasts include all you care to enjoy options, others feature a buffet, and still others offer made to order multi-course meals. However, you can be sure that drinks like water, juice and coffee are included in the price. Additionally, the character visit, autograph and photo with the characters are also all included. 

Chef Mickey's Character Breakfast at Walt Disney World

How Does Disney Character Breakfast at Disney World Work?

If you’re heading to a restaurant to have breakfast with the Disney Characters, there are a few things to know about how the process works. When you check in to your breakfast with characters at Disney, you and your family will be able to settle in, meet your waiter and relax. If you’re visiting a buffet restaurant at Disney, you’ll be guided to the buffet to choose your favorite foods, and can get as many things as you’d like throughout your meal.

Disney Characters at breakfast come around to the tables one by one, offering the chance for a quick chat, a Disney character autograph and a photo. One of the best parts about the Disney character breakfast experience is that it’s more laid back than the Disney Characters at Dinner options. In fact a character dining breakfast at Disney World is one of the best ways to get a great meal and see characters you may not in the parks. 

What do you need to bring for a Disney Character Breakfast?

A Character Breakfast at Disney World is just like any other breakfast, sort of. Nevertheless, while you can count on a great meal, you also should have a few things with you to make the most of the morning. Many children, and even adults dress up to the theme of the restaurant or characters in typical Disney fashion. In fact, it’s one of the best ways to start up those wordless conversations with the costumed characters. At Crystal Palace, you can bee sure that Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger will notice any Pooh themed gear, and just love it! And, of course every Disney Princess loves a pretty dress. In addition to your outfit, you’ll need two things for a Disney character breakfast. 

  • Autograph Book and Pen or Marker
  • Camera

Topolino's Terrace Breakfast

Do you Need a Park Ticket for Disney Character Breakfast?

If you book a Disney Character Breakfast inside the Disney Parks, then YES, you will need a valid Park Ticket for every member of your party. If you book a breakfast outside of the parks, such as at the Disney Resorts, or on the Disney BoardWalk, then you do not need a park ticket. When Planning your Disney Day Itinerary, you’ll want to consider which park you’ll be in on which days. Because, when you book your Character Breakfasts at Disney World you’ll want to have those dates on hand. You’ll also want to consider timing and location. For instance, if you’re booking Akershus in EPCOT, you’ll not only need a Park ticket, but may want to plan an early breakfast so that you’re close to the Frozen Ever After entrance  when it opens. So you can time things accordingly. 

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1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort 

Location: Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Type: Table Service
Cost: $35 to $59.99 per adult
Cuisine: American
Served: All-you-care-to-enjoy Breakfast Buffet
Breakfast Time: 8:00 AM to 11:50 AM 
Menu: 1900 Park Fare Breakfast Menu

One of the most popular Character Breakfasts at Disney World is at 1900 Park Fare. Newly opening in April 2024, with new characters, the 1900 Park Fare Restaurant offers a buffet breakfast with lots of breakfast food options. Pastries, made to order omelets, Mickey waffles, salmon and lox, cereals, bagels, carved ham and more are all part of the buffet options. This character breakfast at Grand Floridian Resort features an array of rare Disney characters you get to meet up close! 1900 Park Fare also includes Big Bertha, a turn-of-the-century, fancifully designed organ from France.

Character Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian

Reopening April 10, 2024, with new characters celebrating the power of a wish. Reservations will open up to guests March 5, 2024, so if you’ve had this one on your radar, get ready! 

What Disney Characters are at 1900 Park Fare Grand Floridian for Breakfast?

  • Aladdin in his Prince Ali attire
  • Cinderella
  • Mirabel
  • Tiana in her new costume for Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

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Akershus Royal Banquet Hall EPCOT Park

Location: EPCOT Park, Norway
Type: Table Service
Cost: $35 per child, $55 per adult
Cuisine: American, Norwegian
Served: All-you-care-to-enjoy Family Style
Breakfast Time: 8:30 AM to 12:10 PM
Menu: Akershus Breakfast Menu

One of the most popular Disney character breakfasts at Disney World is at Akershus in the Norway pavilion at EPCOT Park. Themed to the Norwegian culinary tradition, Akershus features a variety of foods that are great for both kids and adults. As a Disney character breakfast buffet, this one includes Disney Princesses in a medieval castle setting. This breakfast at Epcot includes pastries, scrambled eggs, potato casserole and Norwegian waffles! This Disney Breakfast with Princess characters, includes Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, Princess Aurora, Mulan, Tiana, and Cinderella. It’s also much more budget friendly than Cinderella’s Royal Table, and highly recommended. 

Princess Storybook Dining Breakfast

As you’re shown into the restaurant you get the opportunity to pose against a background with a princesses. And then the rest will make their way around your table throughout your meal. Offering up the chance to have a chat, get an autograph and a photo, this is a unique Disney Restaurant that offers Disney Princesses all in one place. The thing that makes this a great place for families is that it allows you to get into EPCOT ahead of the crowds! As a result if you’re looking to ride Frozen Ever After, without waiting in line, booking an early breakfast at Akershus gets you close to the ride so you can jump in line as soon as it opens! We love this ride strategy for one of the Best Rides in EPCOT.

What Disney Characters are at Akershus for Breakfast?

Disney Princesses included in Breakfast at Akershus include the following princesses. 

  • Ariel
  • Belle
  • Jasmine
  • Snow White
  • Princess Aurora
  • Mulan
  • Tiana
  • Cinderella

Disney's Beach Club Resort

Cape May Cafe at Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Location: Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Type: Table Service
Cost: $30 per child, $47 per adult
Cuisine: American, Seafood
Served: All-you-care-to-enjoy Breakfast Buffet
Breakfast Time: 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Menu: Cape May Breakfast Menu

Found at Disney’s Beach Club, this character dining breakfast at Disney World is at the Cape May Restaurant and brings the best foods from the seaside, inside. If you and your family love seafood, then you can plan on a lot of options for this character breakfast at Disney. Cape May offers a breakfast buffet that includes Salted Caramel Beach Buns, cheddar biscuits and gravy, Mickey Waffles, Eggs, Sausage, and more. This restaurant at the Beach Club is an open atmosphere restaurant that allows you views into the kitchen and outside into the garden area. As part of the Disney Boardwalk Resorts, Disney’s Beach Club is within walking distance of EPCOT Park, and just steps away from beaches, shopping and places to explore while you’re in the area.

Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast

As one of the unique Character Breakfasts at Disney World, Cape May features a beachy vibe, with Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast and includes a laid back casual, fun in the sun type of atmosphere. Characters visit each table and sign autographs, and are dressed in their beachy best outfits, you won’t see anywhere else except this Cape May Cafe character breakfast.

What Disney characters are at Cape May for Breakfast?

Ready for the beach, you can see Minnie and Friends for breakfast at Cape May. Disney characters at Cape May include:

  • Minnie
  • Daisy
  • Donald
  • Goofy

Chef Mickey's Character Breakfast at Walt Disney World

Chef Mickey's Characters at Walt Disney World

Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Location: Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Type: Table Service
Cost: $34 per child, $54 per adult
Cuisine: American
Served: All-you-care-to-enjoy Breakfast Buffet
Breakfast Time: 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Menu: Chef Mickey’s Breakfast Menu

One of the most popular character dining breakfast Disney World experiences is the breakfast at Chef Mickey. It’s also one of the busiest Disney character breakfasts at Disney World. Located at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Chef Mickeys is close to Magic Kingdom and makes for an easy way to start the day if you’re visiting the park. 

Breakfast with Mickey and Friends

Breakfast with Mickey offers up a Disney breakfast buffet that includes Mickey waffles, french toast, potatoes, sausage, eggs and more. You can count on a lot of fun, music, and even an autograph card from Mickey and Friends. Chef Mickey features all the characters you’d want to see at once, Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy, goofy and Pluto. In fact this is one of the only restaurants at Disney with Mickey. The other options being Tusker House in Animal Kingdom, and Topolino Terrace at Disney’s Riviera Resort.  

While this is not one of our favorite Disney character breakfasts, it serves the purpose for many families looking for a kid-friendly atmosphere with Mickey. Read our Chef Mickeys Breakfast Review for our take. Found on the 4th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort, this is one of the hardest Disney Dining Reservations to get at Disney. Offering families with small children the chance to see Mickey and friends, all at once is a treat, and a great way to save time in character lines later. 

What Disney characters are at Chef Mickeys?

The characters at Chef Mickeys dance along to the rollicking music that adds to the fun of the restaurants. At Chef Mickey you can see the following characters:

  • Mickey
  • Minnie
  • Donald
  • Goofy
  • Pluto

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Cinderella’s Royal Table in Magic Kingdom Park

Location: Magic Kingdom Park
Type: Table Service
Cost: $42 per child, $69 per adult
Cuisine: American
Served: Entree Meal
Breakfast Time: 8:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Menu: Cinderella’s Royal Table Breakfast Menu

As the Disney restaurant inside Cinderella’s Castle at Magic Kingdom, Cinderella’s Royal Table features an elegant atmosphere for a character breakfast at Disney World. With arched ceilings and floor to ceiling windows, this space allows the princesses to make their way around the tables in the restaurants. Breakfast at Cinderella’s Royal Table is one of the most expensive character meals at Disney World, but is still cheaper than the dinner option at this restaurant. Featuring menu items like avocado toast, caramel french toast, and beef tenderloin, remember that your price for breakfast is the same, no matter what you order. 

Families attending breakfast at Cinderella’s Castle gets the chance to meet the princesses, get autographs and photos, and be part of the Wishing Star Ceremony! As one of our favorite Free Disney Souvenirs, this little plastic wishing star wand is a wonderful memento of the experience and can make the morning feel extra special. Cinderella’s Royal Table Breakfast is not a buffet. As a result guests will order individual items from the menu, accompanied by pastries, coffee, tea, juice and water. Children and parents often dress up to attend meals at the castle. 

What characters are at Cinderella’s Royal Table for Breakfast?

While the Disney Princesses at Cinderella’s Royal Tables sometimes change, you can typically meet the following princesses. 

  • Cinderella
  •  Aurora
  • Ariel
  • Snow White
  • Jasmine

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The Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom Park

Location: Magic Kingdom Park
Type: Table Service
Cost: $30 per child, $48 per adult
Cuisine: American
Served: All-you-care-to-enjoy Breakfast Buffet
Breakfast Time: 8:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Menu: Crystal Palace Breakfast Menu

Found in Magic Kingdom, with views of Cinderella’s Castle, the Crystal Palace Restaurant offers a casual dining experience in a beautiful conservatory designed in the Victorian style. This is also one of the most budget friendly restaurants at Disney World. By far one of the best Disney character breakfasts with a buffet, Crystal Palace offers a wonderful array of foods for breakfast, in a beautiful atmosphere. The breakfast buffet includes eggs, sausage, biscuits, cereals, fruit and more. Everything you’d expect to find at a breakfast buffet. 

Featuring Winnie the Pooh and Friends, you won’t find a breakfast with characters that is more fun! In addition to visits from Pooh bear, Piglet, Tigger and Eeyore, you can get autographs, takes photos and even take part in the Friendship Parade. Kid’s can join the characters in a mini parade around the restaurant and can be part of the magic for the morning.

What Disney Characters are at Crystal Palace for Breakfast?

This Crystal Palace character dining includes Winnie the Pooh and friends, featuring the following characters:

  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Eeyore
  • Tigger
  • Piglet

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Garden Grill Restaurant at EPCOT Park

Location: EPCOT Park
Type: Table Service
Cost: $30 per child, $47 per adult
Cuisine: American
Served: All-you-care-to-enjoy Family Style
Breakfast Time: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Menu: Garden Grill Breakfast Menu

One of the best Character Breakfasts at Disney World EPCOT Park, is the Garden Grill. Located in The Land building, it features a layered rotating dining experience, that allows views of the Living with the Land ride below. This Disney character breakfast includes Mickey, Donald, Goofy, Chip and Dale, all dressed up in the farmer best. You can get an autograph, and grab photos, as they come around to each table. Honoring the fresh foods that are part of The Land building, The Garden Grill features an all you care to enjoy breakfast with a selection of meats, eggs, waffles, and fruit. But the real treat here is the Berry shortcake. One of the Best Desserts at Disney World, be sure to leave room for it! We also love that Garden Grill is family and budget friendly! As one of the cheapest character breakfasts at Disney World, this restaurant is a favorite!

Chip ‘n’ Dale Harvest Feast

Sometimes known as the Chip and Dale Restaurant, this Breakfast with Chip and Dale features a wonderful array of comforting and fresh breakfast foods. Serving Mickey shaped waffles, backyard grilled steak, and breakfast pastries, you can also grab allergy friendly foods, and plant based items here. Plus, many of the vegetables come from the Living with the Land greenhouse. 

What Disney Characters are at Garden Grill for Breakfast?

  • Mickey
  • Donald
  • Goofy
  • Chip and Dale

Hollywood and Vine disney Restaurant

Hollywood & Vine at Hollywood Studios Park

Location: Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Type: Table Service
Cost: $30 per child, $47 per adult
Cuisine: American
Served: All-you-care-to-enjoy Breakfast Buffet
Breakfast Time: 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Menu: Hollywood and Vine Breakfast Menu

As Hollywood Studios Disney Character Dining Restaurant, Hollywood and Vine is famous for it’s Seasonal Dining, and Disney Junior Breakfast options! With four holiday menus a year, alongside regular Disney character breakfast options, this restaurant is perfect  for families looking for something special. The breakfast menu here includes oatmeal, omelets, eggs, sausage, pastries and more. Signature specialties like salmon and bagel casserole, plant-based frittata and brioche french toast with banana’s fosters sauce are also offered. 

Disney Junior Play n’ Dine Breakfast

As one of the most popular Disney character restaurants for families, you will definitely want to make a Disney Dining Reservation at your 60 day mark, if you’re hoping to dine at Hollywood and Vine. The Play and Dine Breakfast at Hollywood Studios features Disney Junior characters from the Disney channel. You can also sometimes see these character in the Animation Courtyard for the dance parties that take place intermittently. Check out the My Disney Experience App for showtimes. 

What Disney characters are at Hollywood and Vine for Breakfast?

  • Fancy Nancy
  • Vampirina
  • Doc McStuffins
  • Goofy

Polynesian Resort at Walt Disney World

‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Location: Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Type: Table Service
Cost: $30 per child, $49 per adult
Cuisine: American, Polynesian
Served: All-you-care-to-enjoy Family Style
Breakfast Time: 7:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Menu: Ohana Breakfast Menu

The Ohana Character Breakfast is one of the best Character Breakfasts at Disney World. Because, breakfast with Lilo and Stitch only happens at Ohana. Located at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, Ohana is one of the best Disney Restaurants at Disney World. And having breakfast with Lilo and Stitch at Ohana, is a Disney character breakfast you can’t get anywhere else. Especially, since we hardly ever see these characters in the parks, and they don’t typically do regular character visits with any kind of interaction. As Walt Disney World Character Meals go, Lilo and Stitch can only be found here.

Best Friends Breakfast with Lilo & Stitch

With a family style breakfast, families get a selection of eggs, meats, waffles, fruits, and pastries. Since family style meals offer an all you care to enjoy experience, you can simply ask for more of whatever dishes you most love. This breakfast also features Stitch and Mickey waffles, ham with pineapple, a variety of fresh fruits and assorted breads. A truly unique experience in that if you get a window seat in the restaurant, you can get views of Cinderella’s Castle!

What Characters are at ‘Ohana for Breakfast?

  • Lilo
  • Stitch
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Ravello at Four Seasons Orlando Hotel

Location: Four Seasons Orlando 
Type: Table Service
Cost: $34 per child, $54 per adult
Cuisine: American, Italian
Served: Prix Fixe Breakfast Buffet
Breakfast Time: 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM, Thursdays and Saturdays, and Select Tuesdays: In addition to every Thursday and Saturday, character breakfast will be offered on the following Tuesdays in 2024: January 2, March 12, March 19, March 26, April 2, May 28, July 2, July 9, July 16 and July 23, 2024 
Menu: Ravello Breakfast Menu

This restaurant at Four Seasons Orlando offers a variety of choices when it comes to breakfast. As a Disney character meal outside of the parks, Ravello offers a true Disney character meal experience at the Four Seasons Hotel in Orlando, Ravello restaurant. Perfect for if you won’t have time to see the characters in the parks. It’s highly recommended that you arrive early to your reservation time, so that you can make the most of your character meal. Foods at the buffet include omelet station, fruits, meats, potatoes, eggs, waffles and pancakes. 

Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy and his Pals at Ravello

On Thursdays, Saturdays and some Tuesdays, indulge in a prix-fix menu with entrée choice during a Character Breakfast Dining experience with Goofy and His Pals. Guests also can get a photo with Goofy, and an autograph card at the end of the meal. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (407) 313-7777. Check out all the details to book the Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy and his Pals at Ravello. 

What Characters are at Ravello for Breakfast?

  • Goofy
  • Mickey
  • Minnie

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Topolino’s Terrace at Disney’s Riviera Resort

Location: Disney’s Riviera Resort
Type: Table Service
Cost: $30 per child, $49 per adult
Cuisine: French, Italian
Served: Entree Meal
Breakfast Time: 7:30 AM to 12:15 PM
Menu: Topolinos Terrace Character Breakfast Menu

Another great Disney character breakfast is at Topolinos Terrace at Disney’s Riviera Resort is a beautiful rooftop restaurant, featuring one of the best Disney Brunch with Characters at Disney World. We love that breakfast begins with fresh pastries and bread. You get a choice of entrées great for both kids and adults. Options include Quiche Gruyère with house-made pancetta, Sour Cream Waffle, Smoked Salmon, Two Eggs Any Style, and more. For kids, Mickey shaped waffles, fruit and eggs are on the menu. Check out our Topolinos Terrace Breakfast Review for all the details. 

Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends

This Disney brunch with characters features Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy as their artsiest selves! Dressed in their best European style outfits, you can see Mickey as an artist, Donald as a sculptor, Minnie as a writer, and Daisy as a ballerina. These fabulous friends come out to dance around, have a chat, and take photos. Even better, is that you can head out to the terrace for views of Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort afterwards. 

What Characters are at Topolinos Terrace for Breakfast?

  • Mickey as an artist
  • Minnie as a writer
  • Donald as a sculptor
  • Daisy as a ballerina

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Tusker House Restaurant in Animal Kingdom Park

Location: Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park
Type: Table Service
Cost: $30 per child, $47 per adult
Cuisine: African, American
Served: All-you-care-to-enjoy Breakfast Buffet
Breakfast Time: 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Menu: Tusker House Breakfast Menu

One of the best Character Breakfasts at Disney World, Tusker House in Animal Kingdom is perfect for families looking for something different. With African themed food. However, it’s not eclectic enough to deter picky eaters. We love that there are a variety of breakfast foods including Safari Bread, Mickey and Simba Waffles, and Durban Chicken and Egg Curry with Jasmine Rice. In addition, you can count on regular breakfast foods like Mickey waffles, eggs, sausage and more. Check out our Tusker House Review for a sneak peek of what to expect for this Animal Kingdom breakfast.

What Characters are at Tusker House for Breakfast?

In addition to great food at Tusker House you can see Mickey and friends in their African Safari best! These are the characters at Tusker House: 

  • Mickey
  • Minnie
  • Donald
  • Daisy
  • Goofy

Finding the Best Disney Character Breakfast

Generally, we love dining with characters at Disney World. And breakfast at Disney is one of the best options because it allows you to see many characters, without waiting in line. Additionally, you get a great meal, just when you need it to start your day right. Plus, Disney character breakfasts are some of the most budget-friendly meals at Disney World. Meanwhile, you can count on a unique experience you only get at Disney. Hopefully, this list has helped you find your best Disney character dining at Disney World. 

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