Character Dining At Chef Mickey’s

Last Updated on October 14, 2020

When we go to Disney, we love having a character breakfast. It is a great way to start the day and to stuff your belly so that you likely will not be hungry for most of the day. We love the buffet style and found that Chef Mickey’s in Florida at Disney’s Contemporary Resort was also the greatest value for your dollar. We thought it looked similar to Goofy’s Kitchen in California and it was pretty similar, though we think the Goofy’s kitchen is still the all-time best with selection and goofy food offerings for the kids. The menu at Chef Mickey’s includes a variety of American comfort foods, that will appeal to even the pickiest eaters. The food at Chef Mickey’s takes a back seat to the characters, but when you go to Chef Mickey’s, you are going for character interactions, so people will keep on coming regardless of how good that food is. People just want that Chef Mickey’s experience.

A character breakfast is a great way to get some personal interactions with some of the classic characters without waiting in a massive line, but expect to pay for it, as a character breakfast is never cheap. Three adults and only having to pay for two kids since Jacob is little…. still put us back $241.53 US (January 2019). With that said, really take your time and enjoy the experience; it is especially magical for the kids!

We loved the outfits that each of the characters had. For how busy Chef Mickey’s is, the character interactions were really well done. The characters are also really great about spending time and having fun with each table; it is not just all about posing for photos and moving along.

The part of the food that the kids loved the most was decorating Mickey waffles with candy for their dessert. There was an entire candy station for them to pick from such a grand selection of treats. Every kid’s dream!

You’ll also need a reservation for Chef Mickey’s and make sure you reserve at least 100+ days in advance as it is one of the most popular restaurants at Walt Disney World. We guarantee you’ll make some great memories.

There are also no Photo Pass photos taken during the dining experience, so make sure you bring your own camera.

Take a look at our character dining experience:

Character dining at Disney World

Breakfast at Chef Mickey's

Breakfast at Chef Mickey's

Breakfast at Chef Mickey's

Little boy honking Minnie's nose at Chef Mickey's

Little boy kissing Minnie at Chef Mickey's

Little girls with Minnie Mouse at Chef Mickey's

Minnie at Chef Mickey's

Goofy at Chef Mickey's

Pluto at Chef Mickey's

Pluto at Chef Mickey's

Donald Duck

Girls Making dessert at Chef Mickey's

Little boy enjoying dessert at Chef Mickey's

Mickey ears waffle dessert at Chef Mickey's

Mickey Mouse waffle ears at Chef Mickey's


Have you ever had a character dining experience? What were your thoughts?