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Character Dining Restaurants

#434 of 2,885 Restaurants in Orlando
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1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL
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Louisville, Kentucky
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132 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are several character dining experiences available. If you have the dining plan and children this is the choice to make. No waiting in lines to see characters, however, there are limited characters available. No dining plan, expect to spend $150-200+ for a family of 4 and a recommended 18% tip. My question- do the characters get paid from the... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

When it comes to atmosphere, Disney is spot on. You feel like you are in an old Norwegian Castle. I mean... you are. The food is a combination of buffet and table service. The buffet is a great way to taste authentic cuine of Norway. There are many choices available and it's great for experiencing a different flavor profile. The... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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480 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had reservations for 3 different character dining meals - Crystal Palace, Tusker House, and Chef Mickey. Yes, they are expensive (we had the dining plan), but the experience was priceless - my children loved all of them! Breakfast at Chef Mickey was the best food of all of them and the best characters because you got to see 5... More 

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Suffolk
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

If you have the dining plan and especially if it is free, character dining is a no-brainer! Our family party of 6 adults and 3 children age 7, 8 and 9 love meeting the characters. The smiles tell the whole story. We did 8 of our 14 table service meals as character meals. Couldn't fault it, the characters give so... More 

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Bedford, Indiana
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102 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

If you can afford $240 for a family of 5 for dinner and like Disney characters - then this is great. Otherwise, do a counter service restaurant and watch a parade or wait in line for each character.

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Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Went to the character breakfast at the Crystal Palace restaurant as a trip down memory lane for my wife (her grandfather would take her here). Surprised at how much fun it was. Was joined by Winnie the Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Eyeore at different points throughout breakfast. Of course there is a lot to eat and you can eat your... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Had dinner with the family... limited choices on the menu. Ordered the special BBQ Brisket... for 29.95 per entree, brisket was very fatty & gristle in the cuts of meat. The salad bar selections were not that impressive, dressings were tasty and there were only 2 characters that were there during our 1-1/2 hour dining experience. Goofy & Pluto were... More 

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Thank Jarbob51
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107 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Great way to meet your favorite Walt Disney Characters! They come around to each table and pose for pictures.

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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214 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

We celebrated our grandson's 5th birthday at Walt Disney World and did the character breakfast at Cape May Cafe. Minnie, Donald and Goofy were featured. The food at the buffet was out of this world. So many choices that you run out of space on your plate. Characters walk around the room and greet every child. Unfortunately our grandson was... More 

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Thank mtnwinegirl
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168 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

A character dining experience is just that. You get to meet the characters as they go round the tables while you eat. Beats waiting in line for 45 minutes or more. Not all the characters are avalable this way, so I'd work out my character wish list, and check as many off with dining experiences. Of course, chck this against... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • This restaurant is at Walt Disney World

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?