AllEars’ Ultimate 2020 Guide to Character Dining at Walt Disney World

If you’re looking for a great way to meet a bunch of characters at once without waiting in long lines and eating a delicious meal, then you’ve come to the right place!

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Check out AlEars’ comprehensive list of every character dining option in Disney World for 2020. We’ve noted how much you can expect to pay per adult and child (minus any additional beverages) along with how many Disney Dining Plan credits each restaurant requires and if they accept any discounts.

Many character meals feature the same American-style food, but we noted which ones were a little more special if you’re looking for more unique eats! Let the feasting-and-meeting begin!

Magic Kingdom Character Dining

Cinderella’s Royal Table

Signature Table-Service Dining $35 to $75 per adult, $37 to $45 per child (ages 3-9), two DDP Credits, AP and DVC discounts are not accepted

Popularity: High (reservations highly recommended)

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Food type: Fine dining, American

Characters you may meet:

  • Ariel (breakfast only)
  • Princess Aurora (breakfast only)
  • Cinderella
  • Snow White
  • Princess Jasmine (lunch and dinner only)
Cinderella greeting guests at Cinderella’s Royal Table

Crystal Palace

Buffet/Family Style, Casual Dining $41 to $54 per adult, $24 to $32 per child (ages 3-9), one DDP Credit, AP and DVC discounts are accepted

Popularity: High (reservations highly recommended)

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Food type: Standard breakfast, brunch, and dinner offerings

Characters you may meet:

  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Tigger
  • Piglet
  • Eeyore
The Crystal Palace

Epcot Character Dining

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Princess Storybook Dining

Buffet/Family Style, Casual Dining $52 to $62 per adult, $31 to $37 per child (ages 3-9), two DDP Credits, AP and DVC discounts are accepted

Popularity: High (reservations highly recommended)

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Food type: Norwegian Smorgasboard and Scandanavian-style breakfast, lunch, and dinner offerings

Characters you may meet:

  • Snow White
  • Cinderella
  • Belle
  • Princess Aurora
  • Ariel
Ariel at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Garden Grill Restaurant

Buffet/Family Style, Casual Dining $41 to $54 per adult, $24 to $32 per child (ages 3-9), one DDP Credit, AP discount is accepted, but DVC discount is not accepted

Popularity: Medium (reservations recommended)

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Food type: Standard breakfast, brunch, and dinner offerings

Characters you may meet:

(Wearing farmer-attire)

  • Mickey
  • Chip
  • Dale 
  • Pluto

Farmer Mickey at Garden Grill

Hollywood Studios Character Dining

Hollywood & Vine

Buffet/Family Style, Casual Dining $41 to $54 per adult, $24 to $32 per child (ages 3-9), one DDP Credit, AP and DVC discounts are accepted

Popularity: Medium (reservations recommended)

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Food type: Standard breakfast, brunch, and dinner offerings

Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine (breakfast and lunch)

Characters you may meet:

  • Vampira
  • Sofia the First
  • Doc McStuffins
  • Goofy

Hollywood & Vine Dinner

Characters you may meet:

  • Mickey
  • Minnie
  • Donald
  • Daisy
  • Goofy
Vampirina at Disney Junior Play n’ Dine at Hollywood and Vine

Animal Kingdom Character Dining

Tusker House Restaurant

Buffet/Family Style, Casual Dining $41 to $54 per adult, $24 to $32 per child (ages 3-9), one DDP Credit, AP and DVC discounts are accepted

Popularity: High (reservations highly recommended)

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Food type: African-style cuisine with standard breakfast, brunch, and dinner offerings

Characters you may meet:

(Wearing safari-attire)

  • Mickey
  • Donald
  • Daisy
  • Goofy
Daisy at Tusker House

Resort Character Dining

1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Buffet/Family Style, Casual Dining $35 to $59 per adult, $26 to $35 per child (ages 3-9), one DDP Credit, AP and DVC discounts are accepted

Popularity: High (reservations highly recommended)

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Food type: Standard breakfast and dinner offerings

Supercalifragilistic Breakfast

Characters you may meet:

  • Mary Poppins
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • The Mad Hatter
  • Tigger
  • Winnie the Pooh

Cinderella’s Happily Ever After Dinner

Characters you may meet:

  • Cinderella
  • Prince Charming
  • Lady Tremaine
  • Drisella
  • Anastasia

*1900 Park Fare also offers a Wonderland Tea Party for children ages 4-12.

Mary Poppins

Cape May Cafe at Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Buffet/Family Style, Casual Dining $41 per adult, $24 per child (ages 3-9), one DDP Credit, AP discount is accepted, but DVC discount is not accepted

Popularity: Medium (reservations recommended)

Meals: Breakfast

Food type: Standard breakfast offerings

Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast

Characters you may meet:

(Wearing beachy-attire)

  • Minnie Mouse
  • Donald Duck
  • Daisy
  • Goofy
Cape May Cafe

Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Buffet/Family Style, Casual Dining $49 to $59 per adult, $29 to $35 per child (ages 3-9), one DDP Credit, AP and DVC discounts are accepted

Popularity: High (reservations highly recommended)

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Food type: Standard breakfast, brunch, and dinner offerings

Characters you may meet:

(Wearing chef-attire)

  • Mickey Mouse
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Pluto
  • Donald Duck
  • Goofy
Chef Mickeys Entrance Sign
Chef Mickey’s in Disney’s Contemporary Resort’s Grand Canyon Concourse at in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Florida

‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Resort

Family Style, Casual Dining $41 per adult, $24 per child (ages 3-9), one DDP Credit, AP and DVC discounts are not accepted

Popularity: High (reservations highly recommended)

Meals: Breakfast

Food type: Standard breakfast and brunch offerings with a tropical flair

Characters you may meet:

(wearing tropical-attire)

  • Lilo
  • Stitch 
  • Mickey
  • Pluto
Stitch

Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Signature Table-Service Dining $59 per adult, $35 per child (ages 3-9), one DDP Credit, AP and DVC discounts are accepted

Popularity: High (reservations highly recommended)

Meals: Dinner

Food type: Fine dining, American

Characters you may meet:

  • Snow White
  • Dopey
  • Grumpy 
  • The Evil Queen
Hello from The Evil Queen at Storybook Dining at Artist Point

Topolino’s Terrace — Flavors of the Riviera at Disney’s Rivera Resort

Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends

Family Style, Casual Dining $41 per adult, $24 per child (ages 3-9), one DDP Credit, DVC discounts are accepted, AP discounts are not accepted

Popularity: High (reservations highly recommended)

Meals: Breakfast

Food type: Standard breakfast with an artistic flair

Characters you may meet:

(wearing artist-attire)

  • Mickey 
  • Minnie
  • Donald
  • Daisy
Donald the Sculptor

Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn

Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast

Family Style, Casual Dining $44 per adult, $26 per child (ages 3-9), one DDP Credit, AP and DVC discounts are accepted

Popularity: Medium (reservations recommended)

Meals: Breakfast

Food type: Italian-style breakfast and brunch offerings

Characters you may meet:

  • Ariel
  • Prince Eric
  • Rapunzel
  • Flynn Rider
Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast

We hope this ultimate guide to every character meal helps with your vacation planning! And don’t forget your autograph books!

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6 Replies to “AllEars’ Ultimate 2020 Guide to Character Dining at Walt Disney World”

  1. For a family of 4 your looking at $200+. Please, I’m begging someone, anyone, to try to justify this expense to me . Come in, give it your best shot.

    1. To The Original Ken
      Memories are PRICELESS! You cannot put a price on the joy & fun a child has when they see their favorite character for the 1st time. Everyone knows everything Disney is expensive but everyone also knows this going in. You plan for your trip long before it arrives & if this is a top priority for your children, you plan accordingly! If you purchase the dining plan, these meals are included & you use your credits wisely!
      You are a negative Nancy on every single comment that you have posted on this website! Didn’t your Mother ever tell you, “if you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything at all”??

  2. Isn’t there also character finding at the four seasons or swan and dolphin? At least on weekends? Or is that no longer. Also hasn’t fancy Nancy replaces Sophia?