What Character Dining is Open at Disney World | Updated 2023

by Shannon

Since Walt Disney World reopened in 2020, character dining meals have gradually started to reopen and return to normal.

Some character meals still are not *exactly* the same as they were prior to the parks closing for COVID but they have mostly all returned to their normal state.

Let’s take a look at which character dining restaurants at Walt Disney World are open right now.

Available Character Dining at Walt Disney World

Character Dining Inside the Parks

Magic Kingdom

  • Cinderella’s Royal Table
    • Characters include: Cinderella
      • photo opp as you enter the restaurant
      • NOTE all Princesses will return on February 28, 2023!
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      • Style: Prix-Fixe, choose from a menu
    • Breakfast Price: $45 adults, $29 children
    • Lunch & Dinner Price: $67 adults, $39 children
  • Be Our Guest
    • Characters include: Beast
      • the Beast makes a quick pass through the restaurant, he does NOT stop at each table
    • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
      • Style: Prix-Fixe, choose from a menu
    • Price: $67 adults, $39 children
  • Crystal Palace
    • Characters include: Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Piglet
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      • Style: Buffet
    • Breakfast Price: $45 adults, $29 children
    • Lunch & Dinner Price: $59 adults, $38 children

Hollywood Studios

  • Disney Junior Play & Dine at Hollywood & Vine
    • Characters include: Vampirina, Roadster Goofy, Fancy Nancy, Doc McStuffins
    • Meals: Breakfast
      • Style: Buffet
    • Price: $42 adults, $27 children
  • Minnie’s Seasonal Dine at Hollywood & Vine
    • Characters include: Minnie, Mickey, Donald, Daisy, Goofy
    • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
      • Style: Buffet
    • Price: $55 adults, $36 children

Animal Kingdom

  • Tusker House
    • Characters include: Donald, Mickey, Goofy, Daisy
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
      • Style: Buffet
    • Breakfast Price: $45 adults, $29 children
    • Lunch & Dinner Price: $59 adults, $38 children

EPCOT

  • Garden Grill Restaurant
    • Characters include: Mickey, Pluto, Chip ‘n’ Dale
    • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
      • Style: Family Style
    • Price: $55 adults, $36 children
  • Akershus Royal Banquet Hall
    • Characters include: Multiple Princesses. Typically Belle, Snow White, Aurora, Ariel, and Cinderella — characters will sometimes change, we have seen Alice here before.
    • Meals: Dinner
      • Style: Buffet
    • Price: $63 adults, $41 children
      • Click here for a full review.

Character Dining at the Resorts

  • Chef Mickey’s (Disney’s Contemporary Resort)
    • Characters include: Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, Pluto
    • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
      • Style: Buffet
    • Breakfast Price: $42 adults, $27 children
    • Dinner Price: $55 adults, $36 children
  • ‘Ohana (Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort)
    • Characters include: Lilo, Stitch, Mickey, Pluto
    • Meals: Breakfast
      • Style: Family Style
    • Note Dinner is available at ‘Ohana but it it NOT character dining.
    • Price: $42 adults, $27 children
  • Topolino’s Terrace (Disney’s Riviera Resort)
    • Characters include: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy
    • Meals: Breakfast
      • Style: Prix-Fixe, choose from a menu
    • Note Dinner is available at Topolino’s Terrace but it it NOT character dining.
    • Price: $42 adults, $27 children
  • Storybook Dining at Artist Point (Disney’s Wilderness Lodge)
    • Characters include: Snow White, Evil Queen, Grumpy, Dopey
    • Meals: Dinner
      • Style: Prix-Fixe, choose from a menu
    • Price: $60 adults, $39 children
  • Cape May Cafe (Disney’s Beach Club Resort)
    • Characters include: Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Daisy
    • Meals: Breakfast
      • Style: Buffet
    • Note Dinner is available at Cape May Cafe but it it NOT character dining.
    • Lunch & Dinner Price: $45 adults, $29 children

Temporarily Unavailable Character Dining

  • 1900 Park Fare (still not open)
  • Trattoria al Forno (reopened but without characters)

As of 2023, character dining at almost all of these restaurants has returned to normal! Cinderella’s Royal Table is the last to return to normal character interactions, but that change is scheduled for February 28, 2023!

This means that each character will make their way around the restaurant to your table to interact with you. They will sign autographs, hug, and pose for photos! πŸ™‚

Fingers crossed the remaining character dining restaurants that still haven’t reopened at Walt Disney World will open again soon!

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6 comments

Laura February 26, 2021 - 6:39 pm

Do you have any tips on how to get a large group into a reserved dining right now!? Going first week of April with a group of 29, and have been calling and searching weekly to find something with no luck 😭😭 thanks! Love all your posts and info!

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Kristin March 30, 2021 - 3:03 pm

We have a group of 10 and cannot get reservations anywhere for the last week of April/1st of May. It is super sad!!

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Doug Smith June 20, 2021 - 9:47 pm

I have been trying to get a character meal someplace with no luck. Any tricks I can try. We were looking aug 14 thru 19th.

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Amy A February 27, 2021 - 9:40 pm

You have me contemplating big time on where to take my daughter for her birthday! Which character experience is your favorite “Covid – experience”?

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Debbie August 16, 2021 - 12:10 am

Love your daughters dress, can I ask what brand it is?

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Mike J August 26, 2021 - 4:58 pm

Hi! Is Character Dining really available at Cinderella’s Royal Table or did they pull it again? On Disney’s Royal Table site, they explicitly state in red letters “Character Dining is currently not available at this location.”. Do they just mean that it isn’t available like before and it’s just Cinderella like you mention above? Or is this new and they actually removed her as well?

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