Walt Disney World Character Dining at Chef Mickey’s
Location: In the Contemporary Hotel. You can get there by taking the Monorail from the Magic Kingdom (or elsewhere).
Breakfast from 7 AM – 11:30 PM
Brunch from 11:35 AM – 2:30 PM
Dinner from 5:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Chef Mickey, Chef Goofy, Chef Donald, Chef Minnie, Chef Pluto
Characters will twirl napkins with guests at designated times
My recommended reservation times:
Breakfast – I would go with 7-7:30 am so you have time to head to the Magic Kingdom before it opens.
Brunch – 11:35 or 2:00 – 2:30 would be good.
Dinner: 5:30 pm and then head to the Magic Kingdom afterwards, or 7:00 PM and then watch Wishes from the observation deck on the 4th floor of the Contemporary.
We ate at Chef Mickey’s in May 2009 and it was the very first character meal that we did. It was the first time my kids got to meet the Fab Five and I will always remember how crazy my son went when he saw Pluto for the first time. I thought the meal was delicious, service was excellent and it was worth every penny. We were on the dining plan for this trip and used 1 table service credit for the meal.
We also ate at Chef Mickeys in May 2010. It was on the last day of the trip and we were not impressed. The characters didn’t spend much time at the table (we got more one on one time in the parks) and it seemed very unorganized and stressful. We paid almost $100 for the meal since we were not on the dining plan and do not feel like it was worth the money.
Would I do it again:
No. Not unless I was on the dining plan. I would never pay out of pocket for this meal again. I enjoy the breakfast at Tusker House and ‘Ohanas a lot more and they cost less.
If you have dined at Chef Mickey’s, please leave your opinion in the comments section!
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