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Dining With Disney Characters


Dying to dine with Goofy, Winnie the Pooh or Tigger? Well you're in luck. There are several tigger-o-rific restaurants at the Disney resorts and inside the Disney theme parks that offer character-hosted meals.
Magic Kingdom

  • Cinderella's Royal Table
  • Crystal Palace
  • Liberty Tree Tavern
  • Epcot

  • Garden Grill
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom

  • Restaurantosaurus in Dinoland U.S.A.
  • Magic Kingdom

    Cinderella's Royal Table
    Live out your most beautiful fairy tale fantasies! Hosted by Cinderella and the Handsome Prince, this grand breakfast takes place in the beauty and wonder of Cinderella's castle. The royal couple's breakfast also includes some other Disney friends: Belle, Jasmine, Snow White, Peter Pan, Aladdin and Prince Charming. The Fairy Godmother waits in the lobby to take your photograph and give autographs. During breakfast, each guest has an opportunity to meet each character. The characters visit each table to meet and greet all guests. Now you can sit at Cinderella's Royal Table for lunch, too! You can enjoy family-style salad and dessert along with a choice of entrees for kids and adults. Reseravations are required.
    Dining: This all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet guarantees you'll leave with a full stomach. Featuring cream-filled French toast, eggs, waffles, bacon, sausage, home fried potato casserole, juices, coffee, fruit plate, basket of muffins and breads. Reservations are difficult to get so it's best to begin calling five minutes before the reservation lines open. If you wish to dine in the castle without the character entourage, dinner reservations are available. Characters are not present dinner. Theme park admission required.

    Crystal Palace
    Join Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore and Piglet for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the beautiful Crystal Palace. Kids love having the opportunity to meet and greet their favorite characters from the Hundred Acre Wood. Pooh and his friends are delighted to play and sign autographs for the kids as they celebrate a good time!
    Dining:Sliced roast beef, salami, turkey and ham, salads, sliced American, cheddar and Swiss cheeses, breads, steak sandwich slices, ham roll-ups, chicken Caesar pasta, barbeque chicken, sausage and peppers and onions, shepard's pie, mashed or roasted potatoes, rice, arroz con pallo, chef carved ham, chef carved prime rib, chocolate torte, strawberry and coconut cake, cherry cobbler, ice cream sundae bar, brownies, cupcakes, lemon bars, chocolate chip, sugar and peanut butter cookies, peach cobbler and whole fruit. Kids have their own separate buffet called "Pooh Corner." Theme park admission required.

    Liberty Tree Tavern
    Come dine with characters Chip and Dale, Meeko, Minnie and Pluto for dinner at the Liberty Tree Tavern. Although the tavern also serves lunch, you'll only find the characters when dinner is served.
    Dining: Roasted turkey breast, carved beef, smoked pork loin chops, mashed potatoes, vegetables, herb bread stuffing, macaroni and cheese, tossed mixed greens, Boston crème pie, soft drinks, coffee, tea, cocoa, milk, iced tea. Family-style seating. Theme park admission required.


    Garden Grill
    The surprises never cease in this restaurant. For starters, guests dine in a rotating dining room. Booths face a changing panorama of scenes featured in Epcot's Living with the Land attraction. Farmer Mickey and his friends Chip and Dale can't wait to greet guests hungry for lunch and dinner at Epcot's Garden Grill. All characters visit each diner at their tables to shake hands, take photos and sign autographs.
    Dining:This family-style restaurant features rotisserie chicken, fish, steak, potatoes, vegetables, corn bread stuffing, roasted vegetable stew, bread, salad and dessert. The kids' menu includes fried chicken strips, steak fries, macaroni and cheese and dessert. Theme park admission required.

    Disney's Animal Kingdom

    Restaurantosaurus in Dinoland U.S.A.
    Drop by Donald's Breakfastosaurus for a bone-digging good time! This restaurant is themed as a home-away-from-home for paleontology students, so be sure to take note of the dinosaur memorabilia and student class notes lining the walls. Donald, Goofy, Mickey and Pluto greet visitors, sign autographs and take photos.
    Dining:This buffet features muffins, bagels, biscuits, cereals, scrambled eggs, hash browns, pancakes, French toast, sausage, bacon and juices. Family-style seating. Theme park admission required.

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