Character Meals at Disney World

There’s a lot to know about Character Meals to maximize your experience and pick the right one(s) for your trip! Here you’ll find menus, reviews, tips and honest information for your Disney World Character Meal adventure!

Character meals (or Character Dining) is a meal experience where you get to hang out with Characters! Some of these are still closed or modified since the 2020 closures, so you’re experience will be different based on what dining location you choose.

Planning Guides and Information

Disney Character Meals technically do not require a reservation as Walk Up options are sometimes available, but reservations are recommended! Here’s the best tips for getting a reservation!

Want a Character Meal with a view of Cinderella’s Castle (or even INSIDE the Castle?) Here’s the full list of Magic Kingdom and nearby Character Meals.

You do not have to have a ticket for several of the Character Dining options. Learn more about dining at Character Meals without a Ticket.

Character Meals might not be worth it for you, depending on your expectations, your budget, and your time commitments. See this post where we break down all the things that make a Character Meal worth it, and some real honesty about the right ones for you.

Many of the below options are buffet style. You can still eat safely at a buffet at Disney World, learn more about buffets here.

Allergy and Gluten Free options

Inside the Disney World Theme Parks

Tusker House Lunch+ Dinner- Animal Kingdom

Crystal Palace Lunch + Dinner– Magic Kingdom

Be Our Guest Lunch + Dinner- Magic Kingdom

Garden Grill Lunch + Dinner- EPCOT

Akershus at EPCOT is still closed

Hollywood and Vine Lunch + Dinner- Hollywood Studios

Outside of the Disney World Theme Parks

Topolino’s Terrace Breakfast- Disney’s Riviera Resort

Chef Mickey’s Character Breakfast- The Contemporary Resort

‘Ohana Character Breakfast- The Polynesian Resort

Storybook Dining at Artist Pointe with Snow White– Wilderness Lodge Resort

Cape May Cafe Character Breakfast– Beach Club

1900 Park Fare in The Grand Floridian is still closed

Trattoria al Forno on The Boardwalk is still closed