Disney offers several character dining experiences which allow for personal interactions with various characters. These take place in numerous locations throughout Disney World and are ticketed events. Currently there are (14) different character dining options available – click below for more details and reviews:
We have gone to a few of these and our favorite character dining experience is Chef Mickey. This takes place at the Contemporary Resort and allows for interaction with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto. We always attend the breakfast sitting which is an all-you-can-eat buffet. We have had some great memories at Chef Mickey and always recommend it to fellow Disney travelers. As with all the character dining events they are not cheap and are not recommended if you are on a tight budget.
Tip – Character dining events are VERY popular and must be booked well in advance. We also try to book an early time to avoid a long wait time that usually occur for times later in each sitting.
Tip – If you are going to Chef Mickey know that getting to the Contemporary Resort can be tricky. If you are staying at a Disney Resort they do not offer direct transportation to another Disney resort (just the theme parks and Downtown Disney). Our favorite (and easiest) way to get to Chef Mickey is to take the resort bus to Epcot (or Magic Kingdom) and then jump on the monorail that will take you to the Contemporary Resort.