Rise and Shine! It’s time to start a fantastic day at Walt Disney World, and what better way to begin than with a delicious breakfast? There are many terrific choices at the Walt Disney World resorts, parks, and Disney Springs, and many of these feature character dining too. If you decide to have an early meal before the park opens, you’ll have the added benefit of being in the park before other guests arrive, allowing for great photo opportunities and little to no wait once the attractions open. Keep in mind that these restaurants are very popular, so reservations are highly recommended. Here are 10 great breakfast places for a wonderful way to begin the day.
10. Crystal Palace
Start off a perfect day in the Magic Kingdom with a buffet breakfast that’s full of character! Dine on traditional breakfast favorites, including the not-to-be-missed Puffed French Toast, in this beautiful Victorian building filled with sunlight and greenery. Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet, and Tigger stop by your table to say Hi and make your meal extra delightful.
9. 1900 Park Fare
Enjoy the splendor of the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa at a lovely character breakfast featuring Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter, and Mary Poppins. The buffet offers specialty items like Eggs Benedict and Strawberry Soup, as well as traditional breakfast favorites.
8. Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
Begin your day with a royal breakfast. Make a reservation for the Akershus Royal Banquet Hall in the Norway pavilion in Epcot’s World Showcase and dine with several of the Disney princesses, which may include Cinderella, Belle, Ariel, Aurora, Snow White, and Jasmine. The meal features both traditional American breakfast favorites and delicious Norwegian options.
7. Tusker House
Ready for a breakfast filled with adventure? Look no further than Donald’s Safari Breakfast at the Tusker House Restaurant in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Guests are seated in one of several airy rooms filled with African artwork. As you enjoy breakfast items from the buffet that include both American and African specialties, Mickey and Minnie Mouse and Daisy and Donald Duck greet you at your table in their charming safari outfits. Make sure you try the delicious Jambo Juice!
6. Disney Springs
Ready to do some morning shopping at Disney Springs but want to fuel up with breakfast first? Check out Pizza Ponte or Earl of Sandwich for a great breakfast sandwich. Wolfgang Puck Express is also a good choice for omelets, waffles, pasties, and best of all, bacon pizza!
One of my must-do meals is breakfast with Lilo, Stitch, and Mickey at ‘Ohana, located in the Great Ceremonial House at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Your server brings out a family-style meal that includes waffles, fruit, pasties, and a skillet of scrambled eggs, bacon, and potatoes. Check out the gorgeous views of the Magic Kingdom and the Polynesian Resort grounds and enjoy one of the best breakfasts in Walt Disney World.
4. Cape May Café
Enjoy a casual breakfast with favorite Disney pals, including Mickey, Goofy, Donald, and Daisy in beach attire, at the Cape May Café. Located in Disney’s Beach Club, this buffet offers American breakfast favorites.
3. Be Our Guest
Discover the enchanted rooms at the Beast’s Castle with breakfast before you begin a wonderful day in the Magic Kingdom. The breakfast menu features items like quiche, breakfast sandwiches, scrambled eggs, and assorted pastries. Guests are seated in one of the magical rooms from the beloved animated movie, Beauty and the Beast, including the breathtaking ballroom, the mysterious West Wing, or the lovely Rose Gallery.
2. Garden Grill
A relatively new breakfast dining option is the Garden Grill, located in the Land pavilion in Epcot’s Future World. Well known as a fan favorite for character dinners, this restaurant is now open for a family-style morning meal as you begin your day at Epcot. Feast on Mickey waffles, eggs, potatoes, bacons, and a mouth-watering cinnamon bun skillet as the restaurant very slowly revolves. Favorite Disney pals visit for pictures and autographs as you enjoy your meal.
1. Cinderella’s Royal Table
Ready for the most magical breakfast of all? Join the Disney princesses for a pixie-dusted meal at Cinderella’s Royal Table. Enjoy a fantastic view of Fantasyland through the Castle windows as you enjoy a delicious morning meal and watch the Magic Kingdom get ready for the day.