The story behind this globetrotting dining experience is a true Disney masterpiece. Themed around the worldwide traveling that Disney Imagineers took to gather inspiration and planning for the development of the Animal Kingdom Park, you will truly feel like you have stepped into a map of the world when you dine at Tiffins.  Tiffins is a signature dining restaurant located inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom, close to Pandora. Please note that you will need a park ticket to Animal Kingdom to be able to dine here. Tiffins isn’t only a beautiful restaurant to sit and have an amazing meal, there is also a story that goes behind the theming of the entire atmosphere. Disney Imagineers asked Disney’s Animals, Science, and Environment (ASE) cast members to share some of their field notes and pictures so that Tiffins could showcase how Disney’s conservation programs in Africa and Asia are making a difference in the world. The beautiful animal touches throughout, including a massive wall of illuminat…

The Hollywood Brown Derby

Step into the Golden Age of Hollywood at this signature dining location in Hollywood Studios at The Hollywood Brown Derby. This authentic replica of a Tinseltown landmark is adorned with caricatures of famous faces, which is a tradition that began at the original establishment in 1926.
The menu at the restaurant pays tribute to the legacy of the original Brown Derby and also includes dishes that are unique to the Florida location. Specialties such as the beef filet and Cobb salad follow the recipes created by Bob Cobb, owner of the historic California Brown Derby. Chicken, seafood, and vegetarian dishes fill out this full menu. Entrees start at $18 and go up to $49. Children are welcome at The Brown Derby and the kids menu includes staples such as a hot dog and grilled cheese. Kids meals, complete with entree, side, and a drink, range from $8 to $16,
For the perfect finale to any meal, The Brown Derby does not disappoint. The grapefruit cake, a Brown Derby original, is the perfect way t…

Storybook Dining at Artist Point

Storybook Dining at Artist Point is one of the more recent additions to the Disney character dining options. During this FABULOUS experience located inside the Wilderness Lodge Resort, everything from the food and drink, to the atmosphere, to the character interactions are worth checking out.

During this dinner-only event, you are transported into an enchanted forest for a meal with Snow White, Dopey, Grumpy, and the Evil Queen. As is standard for most character dining experiences, Snow White, Dopey, and Grumpy will make their way to your table for a greeting and pictures; at some point during your meal, you will be escorted over to meet the Evil Queen in her “lair” where a Photo Pass Photographer will be watching to ensure the Queen’s malicious faces are captured on camera. This is the ONLY place you can meet the Evil Queen on WDW property and, except for the holiday parties, where you can meet a dwarf or two.
If you are more interested in the food than the characters, you will not be …

Character Dining at Chef Mickey's

Enjoy a lively, all-you-care-to-eat buffet with Disney Friends in a bright, happy atmosphere! Chef Mickey’s is located inside Disney’s Contemporary Resort, near the Magic Kingdom and is a popular table service dining location for guests. As the monorail whizzes by through the hotel, Disney Characters mingle with guests for photos and autographs and periodically lead diners in an upbeat song and dance, complete with napkin twirling! Guests at Chef Mickey’s may meet such Disney Characters as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck, and Goofy.Chef Mickey’s Fun Time Buffet offers American, family-friendly fare for breakfast, brunch or dinner! For those guests on a dining plan, Chef Mickey’s is one table service credit. Breakfast Hours are 7:00 am - 11:15 am and cost $50.00 plus tax per adult, $33.00 plus tax per child. Breakfast features ham, potatoes, hickory-smoked bacon, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, an array of fruit, as well as a Disney favorite - Mickey shaped waffles! …

Character Dining at Tusker House

You and your family can join Safari Donald Duck and his friends at this colorful Harambe marketplace for a WILD,  all-you-care-to-eat buffet. From breakfast and lunch to the family-style dinner buffet, you will find a wide array of offerings, all brimming with African flavor.
Tusker House is located in Africa, inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom, so you will need a valid park ticket to diner here. This dining location is 1 table service credit on the Disney Dining Plan and is a character dining location. All characters are dressed in their best safari outfits, which adds to the fun! Guests have the opportunity to interact with their favorite Disney characters, who make their way through the marketplace, stopping for autographs and photos with each table. Our kids loved this unique dining location when they were young! They enjoyed parading around the restaurant with the characters while playing hand held instruments! Advance dining reservations are encouraged at Tusker House and can be made…

Dining at Trattoria al Forno

Trattoria al Forno is a wonderful restaurant located at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort that offers casual Italian Dining and even has a fun character dining experience for breakfast! Trattoria al Forno only offers the Character Dining during breakfast, but dinner has a great selection that offers classic preparations of some of your favorite Italian cuisine. 
Trattoria al Forno is located at a resort so you don’t need to have a park ticket to be able to enjoy this dining experience. Another plus is transportation. Because of the location, this restaurant is within walking distance of Epcot and Hollywood Studios. It is located closer to the front entrance of Hollywood Studios so if you are at your resort, the easiest way to get to this restaurant is to take Disney transportation to Hollywood Studios and then walk all the way to the Boardwalk, take the Skyliner to Epcot’s International Gateway and walk the short distance to the Boardwalk, or take the ferry boat to the Boardwalk. 
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Character Dining at 1900 Park Fare

The 1900 Park Fare Restaurant is a fantastic place to be if you desire a character meal experience from multiple Disney movies! Located off the main lobby area of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, you can have an all-you-care-to-enjoy breakfast buffet with Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland, the Mad Hatter, Tigger, and Pooh, or a dinner hosted by Cinderella, Prince Charming, Lady Tremaine, Anastasia, and Drizella. Since this restaurant is located in a Disney resort, you will not need a valid park admission to dine here.  The Supercalifragilistic Breakfast is served from 8:00am to 11:50am and includes traditional “Disney breakfast” options like Mickey waffles, made-to-order omelets, bacon, house-made corned beef hash, scrambled eggs, pastries, hickory-smoked ham with a brown sugar-maple honey glaze, and fresh fruit. The restaurant also has special menu options like Floridian Strawberry Soup and red velvet pancakes!  Throughout your breakfast, you will be greeted by various Disney character…