With our October Walt Disney World trip fast approaching and our advanced dining reservations made, I thought I would share my top five character dining experiences. Our little family love this stage of our countdown as it means we get to re visit our favourite dining spots and try out some new ones. Although I have been visiting Disney World for most of my life, there are still many dining experiences and restaurants we as a family have yet to encounter. So here are my top five, in no particular order of course as I couldn’t possibly choose!
Bon Voyage Breakfast at Trattoria Al Forno, Disney’s Boardwalk
Situated on Disney’s Boardwalk, Trattoria al Forno is such a unique character experience filled with wonderful food and the most amazing characters. Where else can you find two of the most adorable Disney couples, Ariel and Eric and Rapunzel and Flynn together at one location? Breakfast is chosen from a selection of entrees and also includes a selection of fresh fruit and pastries. The Tangled and Little Mermaid themed pastries come served in a frying pan and are are the highlight of the meal for me! I always go for Tower of Pancakes as my entree, so yummy! I love the more formal feel at Bon Voyage and its the perfect location to Disney Bound to mark the occasion! The current price of the character dining is $59.99 per person plus tax and gratuity and $35 for children plus tax and gratuity or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan.
1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian and Spa
Breakfast or dinner at 1900 Park Fare is always filled with plenty food and entertainment with the characters that attend and isn’t that what we look for at Disney? I always recommend the dinner and breakfast buffet here as in my opinion, it serves the best all round food. The choices cater for everyone and my favourite macaroni and cheese on property is served here during dinner! During breakfast you are joined by Alice and Mad Hatter, Mary Poppins, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger. Each character visits your table as you dine and each day, one of the characters meet in the foyer for additional photo opportunities with a Disney Photopass Photographer. At dinner you have the pleasure of being joined by Cinderella and Prince Charming, Drizzela and Anastasia Tremaine along with Lady Tremaine. After eating, I would highly advise checking out the wonderful resort that is Grand Floridian and all it has to offer. The current price of the breakfast is $35 per person plus tax and gratuity and $20 for children plus tax and gratuity or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan and for dinner, $50 per person plus tax and gratuity and $27 for children plus tax and gratuity or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan.
Storybook Dining At Artist Point With Snow White, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
I wont go in to too much detail about this restaurant as I wrote a whole post about our wonderful experience which you can read here. All I will say is that Storybook Dining is a whole other experience that you really need to try out for yourself if you haven’t already. You wont be disappointed!
Be Our Guest Restaurant At Magic Kingdom
After all these years, Be Our Guest is still one of the most sought after reservations on Walt Disney World property. With breakfast and lunch also available at the restaurant, please note that Beast only meets guests during dinner. Be Our Guest has to be the prettiest and most spectacular restaurant ever, it truly is like walking into a fairytale! During dinner you are seated in either of the three dining rooms, the Ballroom, the West Wing or the Castle Gallery. No mater where you are seated, you are invited to explore the restaurant after your delicious prix fixe three course dinner. The highlight of the meal is meeting Beast in his study and of course the Grey Stuff, have you tried it? It’s delicious! The current price of the character dining is $60 per person plus tax and gratuity and $36 for children plus tax and gratuity or two table services for those using the Disney Dining Plan.
Minnie’s Seasonal Dining At Hollywood and Vine, Disney’s Hollywood Studios
If it’s character meets you are looking for, then Hollywood and Vine is the restaurant for you! Available for both lunch and dinner buffet, the theme changes with each season so expect to see Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and Goofy in their precious outfits from the Silver Screen right through to Halloween and Holiday themes. Upon arrival, one of the characters will greet you on entering for a photo opportunity with a Disney Photopass Photographer, then the others will visit your table as you dine. The food here is probably my least favourite from my top five, but the desserts are delicious and the character interaction for my Little Peter Pan more than makes up for that. The current price of the character dining is $60 per person plus tax and gratuity and $36 for children plus tax and gratuity or one table service for those using the Disney Dining Plan.
Please note that all character experiences are subject to change and reservations are highly recommended. Also take in to consideration that valid theme park admission will be required for all in park dining.
Did I mention any of your favourite’s?