Where to Find Disney Character Dining Outside of Disney Parks
August 15, 2023
Character Dining is a fan favorite—but many don’t realize you can dine with Disney Characters outside the Disney parks. To help you find these awesome experiences, we’ve put together a list of restaurants where you can enjoy a meal while meeting Disney pals. And while you don’t need a theme park ticket for these experiences, advanced reservations are highly recommended! And keep in mind, you can redeem your Disney Rewards Dollars toward any of these experiences.1
Walt Disney World® Resort
at Disney Resort hotels
Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
Chef Mickey’s Buffet is a Character-filled, all-you-care-to-enjoy meal that’s brimming with tasty dishes like Mickey Mouse waffles and bacon and eggs for breakfast, plus strip steak and baked mac and cheese for dinner. You’ll leave with a full belly and special memories with Mickey Mouse and his pals, who make their way through the restaurant to wave hello to their Guests.
‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Your ‘ohana is invited to the Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo and Stitch. These two pals and their other friends visit with Guests, sign autographs and pose for photos while you feast on a family-style breakfast influenced by Polynesian flavors. For a burst of Stitch-like energy, grab a cup of coffee and fill up on scrambled eggs, Stitch and Mickey Mouse waffles, and ham with pineapple!
Topolino’s Terrace at Disney’s Riviera Resort
This rooftop restaurant offers a scrumptious breakfast from a prix-fixe menu, served alongside an unforgettable Character experience. While you dine on options like quiche gruyère with house-made pancetta, sour cream waffles, smoked salmon and more, you may find yourself mingling with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck. These friends will be dressed in stylish outfits unique to Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera Breakfast a la Art with Mickey & Friends, so be sure to get a photo and an autograph!
Artist Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
Treat yourself to a magical dinner during Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White. After you step into the Enchanted Forest, feast on a fanciful meal inspired by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with options like Wicked Shrimp Cocktail and Brother’s Grimm Chicken. Snow White, Dopey and Grumpy will stop by your table to say hello. You may even get to meet the Queen and pose for a photo…if you dare!
Cape May Café at Disney’s Beach Club Resort
Minnie Mouse and some of her friends are dressed up in their beachy best at Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast! Stop by this New England-inspired café to meet the stylish lady herself, pose for photos and get an autograph. And, of course, enjoy the satisfying breakfast buffet featuring Mickey Mouse waffles, scrambled eggs, seasoned potatoes, oatmeal and more!
The Disneyland® Resort
Storytellers Café at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa
Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast and Brunch Buffets were made for adventurers of all ages. Choose from buffet favorites like muffins, danishes, Mickey Mouse waffles and chilaquiles, or ask your server to bring by steel cut oatmeal and a custom-made omelet. Mickey Mouse and his pals will stop by to greet you while you dine! And as a bonus, you can save 10% on most meals, most days here when you use your Disney® Visa® Credit Card.23
Napa Rose at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel® & Spa
Dreams come true during Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures. The three-course breakfast, featuring three-tier towers of appetizers, delectable main courses and royal desserts, is somehow only a sliver of the fun! The other stars of the show are the Disney Princesses! They’re waiting to wave hello, take a photo, read stories and interact with your little one—who will walk away with a special keepsake.
Goofy’s Kitchen at Disneyland® Hotel
Get ready to giggle during breakfast or dinner at Goofy’s Kitchen. Goofy and his friends make every dining experience fun, as they pass by your table and pose for silly Character selfies. Enjoy classics like made-to-order omelets and mac and cheese or go for Goofy’s special peanut butter and jelly pizza! Gawrsh—we almost forgot to mention you can receive 10% off most meals, most days here when you use your Disney Visa Card!23
As you can see, there are plenty of Character Dining experiences to choose from outside the parks. Wherever you dine, remember you can redeem Disney Rewards Dollars toward all the experiences listed above.1 Happy feasting!