With almost 150 restaurants operating within the Walt Disney World Resort, you’ll never find reason to go hungry while visiting any of the four theme parks within the resort. But as with anything Disney touches, the restaurants and eateries in the parks are just a cut above any competition. That’s because there’s “eating” at Walt Disney World, and then there’s “having a dining experience” at Walt Disney World. One of the most popular types of dining experiences in the parks is character dining, in which you and your family will enjoy meeting beloved characters from Disney animated and live-action films. Here are 10 character dining opportunities we love (and there are many more to enjoy)!
10. Supercalifragilistic Breakfast at 1900 Park Fare (Grand Floridian)
This wonderful restaurant is housed inside the Grand Floridian Resort on the lower level, to the left as you walk through the main entrance to the resort, and if you’ve ever dreamed of having a party at breakfast time, this is the place to go! The Supercalifragilistic Breakfast—an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet—not only boasts some of the best pancakes, Mickey waffles and custom-made omelets in all of the Disney World Resort, but while you’re dining, you’ll meet delightful characters like Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger or Eeyore.
9. Friendship Day Celebration at The Crystal Palace (Magic Kingdom)
This beautiful restaurant, created to be reminiscent of a 19th century Victorian greenhouse, is home to the Friendship Day Celebration with Winnie the Pooh and other friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. Every day is Friendship Day as you dine on American Cuisine in a buffet-style setting. Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore stop by your table for photographs, and make sure you have your autograph books with you because they will also add their names to the list of characters’ autographs you get during your trip!
8. Akershus Royal Dining Hall (Norway pavilion at EPCOT)
Feast your eyes (and your mouth) on a wide selection of Norwegian cuisine as you meet Disney princesses. If you have little ones in your party, they’ll be sure to enjoy parading around the dining hall with the princesses. At lunch and dinner, try the “Taste of Norway” appetizer buffet, which features different Scandinavian seafood, as well as an array of meats, cheeses, fruit and salads. Once you’ve had your fill there, move on to the hot entrées, and choose from salmon and chicken breast dishes, or try something new with a meatball dish called Kjottkake.