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Top 10 Disneyworld Character Meals

Want to spend time with your favorite Disney characters while visiting Walt Disney World? Check out these top 10 Disneyworld character meals that will give you plenty to eat while allowing you to get autographs and plenty of pictures.

There are many reasons you might consider enjoying a character breakfast, lunch or dinner during  your next trip to Disney. Aside from feeding your hungry family, you won’t have to stand in line so your kids get to see their favorite characters such as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Belle, Cinderella or June from Little Einsteins. They will come to your table and you can get photos or autograph books signed.

Remember to make dining reservations up to 180 days in advance, either by calling (407) 939-7211 or click here.

Here are the top 10 character meals at the Walt Disney World Resort.

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    Top 10 Disneyworld character-meals
    Click through to discover the top Disney character meals at Walt Disney World Resort.
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    Cinderella's Royal Table
    Many Disney fans have set up reminders on their smartphones so they make their reservations ASAP for Cinderella's Royal Table, up to 180 days in advance of their visit. For adults and children alike, the prospect of dining inside of Cinderella's castle is a dream come true, which is why it is so booked. It's pricey but includes a photo package. You see Cinderella at the entrance, snap your picture with her (it's included in the package) and then other princesses visit your table. Details about pricing and menus is here.
    Photo: Walt Disney World Resort
  • Chef Mickey’s 3 of 11
    Chef Mickey's
    One of the most coveted character meals at Disneyworld, Chef Mickey's offers a buffet plus the chance to spend some time with Mickey, Minnie Mouse, Donald, Goofy and Pluto, although characters vary. It's a great place to celebrate a birthday, since there's a special song. It's located inside the Contemporary Resort and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. Find out more details here.
    Photo: Jeannette Kaplun
  • Crystal Palace 4 of 11
    Crystal Palace
    Find Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet at this very popular buffet located inside Magic Kingdom. There's a wide selection of food to please big and tiny appetites. If you're celebrating a birthday, make sure to tell your server and to join in the parade. Here's the schedule for A Buffet With Character at The Crystal Palace, Winnie the Pooh and friends: breakfast 8-10:30 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., dinner from 4 p.m.-closing. For pricing and more information, click here.
    Photo: Jeannette Kaplun
  • Cape May Cafe 5 of 11
    Cape May Cafe
    Cape May Cafe offers a breakfast buffet inside the Beach Club hotel and is quieter than other character meals. at this charming beach-themed café. Crayons on the table will keep your kids entertained while they draw on white-paper tablecloths. Try the hearty omelets, Mickey waffles, breakfast pizza, fruit, oatmeal and other goodies while you meet characters such as Goofy, Donald Duck and Minnie Mouse, who sign autographs and take photos while dressed for the beach. Find out more here.
    Photo: Jeannette Kaplun
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    1900 Park Fare
    Do you want to dine with Cinderella and Prince Charming? "Cinderella's Happily Ever After Dinner" at 1900 Park Fare in Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers that and more. Guests of all ages can partake in a prime rib dinner buffet while meeting Cinderella and her friends. Call 407/WDW-DINE for pricing or to make a reservation. During breakfast a different character experience is offered, currently with Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, Tigger and Winnie the Pooh. Click for details
    Photo: Walt Disney World Resort/ Garth Vaughan
  • Hollywood & Vine 7 of 11
    Hollywood & Vine
    Have a Disney Junior fan in the house? Then this is the character meal for you! Currently, June from Disney's Little Einsteins, Jake the Neverland pirate, Handy Manny and Special Agent Oso host two fun-filled, musical meals during breakfast and lunch at Hollywood & Vine, located inside Disney Hollywood Studios. More information about Hollywood & Vine here.
    Photo: Walt Disney World Resort
  • The Garden Grill 8 of 11
    The Garden Grill
    Also located inside Epcot, The Garden Grill offers traditional American dishes during a dinner hosted by Chip ‘N Dale. Mickey Mouse also makes an appearance dressed up in farmer's clothes and is simply adorable. Each table enjoys an ever-changing view of Living with the Land at this slowly rotating restaurant. See such scenes as a rainforest, farmhouse, thunderstorm, sandstorm and prairie as you feast on all-you-care-to-enjoy, family-style fare. Find more information here.
  • Akershus Restaurant in the Norway Pavilion 9 of 11
    Akershus Restaurant in the Norway Pavilion
    If Disney princesses bring magic into your daughter's life, this restaurant located inside the Norway pavillion at Epcot is a great option to make her visit to Disney extra special. Dine in a medieval castle while Disney Princesses such as Snow White, Belle, Princess Aurora and Ariel come to your table and pose for pictures. Characters vary, so make sure to call ahead to confirm in case there is one princess that your daughter MUST see. For more details on Akershus, click here.
    Photo: Walt Disney World Resort
  • ‘Ohana 10 of 11
    'Ohana
    ‘Ohana serves your breakfast family-style, is located inside the Polynesian hotel and allows you to spend time with Lilo, Stitch, Mickey Mouse and other beloved characters. The juice is delicious, but make sure Stitch doesn't get close to it. Breakfast selections include scrambled eggs, Island-style fried potatoes, Hawaiian pork sausages, smoked bacon and a variety of fresh fruits and breads (the pineapple bread is a personal favorite), but you can ask for cereal and gluten-free options. Find out more about ‘Ohana here.
    Photo: Jeannette Kaplun
  • Tusker House 11 of 11
    Tusker House
    For breakfast and lunch character dining inside of Animal Kingdom, make sure to give this African-themed restaurant a try. The buffet has plenty of salads, breads and main dishes, plus a special station for younger guests. More details on Tusker House, here.
    Photo: Walt Disney World Resort

If you want more ideas that whet your appetite, check out this video with Disney dining highlights.

Still not sure what to eat during your next Disneyworld vacation? Here are 11 must-try dishes that are worth every calorie.

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