Have You Had These Character Experiences at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels?

Who doesn’t love seeing your favorite Disney character? The classic Disney movies we all know and love are why Walt Disney World Resort is such a magical place. Of course, you can meet Disney characters in the Parks, but there are also excellent experiences at Walt Disney World Resorts. If you would rather skip the Park ticket cost, dining at staples like Tusker House, Crystal Palace, Akershus, or Garden Grill won’t be an option. Not to worry, Disney Resort Hotels has some great character meals and character experiences. Have you had these character experiences at Walt Disney World Resort hotels?

Family Dining at Garden Grill with Chip and Dale Visiting the Table

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Breakfast with Lilo & Stitch

Ohana, Disneys Polynesian Village Resort

Character dining is not just for dining with Mickey and Minnie. You can meet the Hawaiian duo Lilo and Stitch over a beautiful Hawaiian breakfast spread. These Disney movie favorites are available to meet with Guests at Ohana in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort.

Character Dining Lilo and Stitch Ohana Breakfast

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Lilo and Stitch fans will not want to miss this opportunity to meet these hard-to-find characters. Breakfast prices vary depending on the season. Guests are served bacon, Hawaiian sausage, and potatoes alongside assorted fruit and pastries to get the day off to a great start before they hit the Magic Kingdom.

Breakfast at Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera

Disney’s Riviera Resort

This character meal serves up a Mediterranean feast to Guests at the newest Walt Disney World Resort Hotel, Disney’s Riviera Resort! Located right on the Disney Skyliner, Guests will enjoy fresh and decadent meat and seafood dishes inspired by the flavors of France and Italy. If you visit this spot for breakfast, you can indulge in Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends.


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This breakfast serves Quiche Gruyère with house-made pancetta, sour cream waffles, smoked salmon, two eggs cooked Style, and more. Breakfast in this yummy spot is a delicious way to start your Disney day. Meet Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Daisy Duck dressed in artist outfits.


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Dinner with Cinderella at 1900 Park Fare

Disneys Grand Floridian Resort

Want to meet Cinderella without needing an advance dining reservation at Cinderella’s Royal Table? Guests need not travel to the Magic Kingdom to dine with Cinderella; they can meet Cinderella, Prince Charming, Anastasia, Drizella, and Lady Tremaine at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. Head to the sumptuous 1900 Park Fare dinner buffet to meet these Disney legends.

1900 Park Fare Character Dining with Cinderella

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Conveniently located in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, the restaurant serves fresh salads, soups, and buffet items including a carving station and a magnificent dessert bar. You’ll even get to watch Cinderella and Prince Charming waltz around the restaurant’s dining room. Don’t forget to taste the creamy strawberry bisque, it’s a menu staple at this restaurant!

Dinner with Mickey Mouse, Chef Mickey’s

Disneys Contemporary Resort

Dining with Chef Mickey at Disney’s Contemporary Resort is a vacation staple for many families. This American buffet serves hearty foods like roast beef, mashed potatoes, veggies, shrimp, and salads for Guests to enjoy.


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Just a short ride from Magic Kingdom Park via monorail, this makes a great family meal. You’ll meet Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and Pluto between plates. You may even see those adorable pals Goofy, Chip, and Dale!

Dinner with Snow White

Artist Point, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge


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The American West-inspired beauty of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is so stunning I look for any excuse to visit. Luckily, an excellent Disney princess dining experience is located at Artist Point at this Disney Deluxe Resort.


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♬ Snow White – Opening Theme – Orchestra da Camera Fiorentina & Giuseppe Lanzetta

Visit this dinner spot to enjoy prime rib roast or buttery poached fish and sides while you chat with the original Disney Princess, Snow White, and her friends Grumpy and Dopey. This underrated character meal is often forgotten but should get the glory it deserves because the food, ambiance, and character interactions are fantastic!

Breakfast with Disney Friends

Cape May Café, Disney’s Beach Club Resort

Daisy Duck Cape May Cafe

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Disney’s Beach Club Resort Guests will love the fun, themed character dining opportunity at Cape May Café. Guests love chowing down on this delicious breakfast buffet spread. Fried potatoes, Mickey Waffles, oatmeal, and New England-inspired side dishes line the steaming buffet as Mickey and Minnie celebrate a beach bash with Guests by visiting tables to take photos and sign autographs in their beach attire.

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Campfire Time with Chip and Dale

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort


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Guests can enjoy the great outdoors fireside at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. Those goofy chipmunks Chip and Dale lead Guests in classic campfire tunes as you build rich and delicious s’mores fireside. You can bring your own s’more materials or purchase them from the chuck wagon fireside store. Photos, autographs, and character interactions are guaranteed during this fun, and unique character meet experience. Perhaps best of all, this character meet is entirely free to Guests staying at Fort Wilderness Resort!


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Whether you want to meet the classic Disney characters like Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Chip, Dale, Goofy, Pluto, or Donald, or if Disney Princesses are more your speed, you can meet them at a Walt Disney World Resort without the cost of a Disney Park ticket. Which of these character experiences are on your must-do list for your next Disney vacation?

About Katie Chapman

Hey There! I am a Georgia native with a passion for writing, traveling, cooking, decorating, pugs and of course all things Disney. Growing up in South Georgia just a few hours from Walt Disney World made for a magical childhood. Some of my best memories were made on Main Street U.S.A. with my sister watching SpectroMagic nighttime parade or beside my grandparents, parents and extended family at Chef Mickey’s celebrating on a family vacation. Epcot was my favorite park from a young age and I credit it with my interest in and love for international travel. As a kid I loved meeting characters and watching films around World Showcase and could spend hours exploring each of the countries in Epcot. These days, my husband and I get away to explore a new country whenever we can and even incorporate trips to The Disney Store and Disney Parks around the world in our travels. One of our travel goals is to visit every Disney Park in the world. I love writing about Disney restaurants, park tips, Disney outfit inspiration and Disney history. Pocahontas is my favorite Disney Princess (90s kid here!) but Mr. Toad is my spirit animal. When I’m not at Disney I’m reading about park history, watching Disney documentaries and shopping vintage Disney merch for park outfits. I never pass up a reservation to Ohana, an empty seat on Living with the Land or a Violet Sake.