• Thursday, June 29, 2017
8 Amazing Character Breakfasts to Experience Inside Orlando’s Theme Parks

8 Amazing Character Breakfasts to Experience Inside Orlando’s Theme Parks

Let’s face it – no one enjoys waiting in long lines first thing in the morning to meet their favorite characters, especially before your coffee even has a chance to kick in. Instead, why not skip the lines and let the characters come to you? Character breakfasts offer a unique way to enjoy a delicious meal while interacting, getting autographs, and taking photos with your favorite characters, without the hassle of waiting in lines. From meet-and-greets with the Minions to photo ops with the Mouse himself, here are 8 amazing character breakfasts inside Universal Orlando Resort and Walt Disney World that will get your day started off right.

Universal Orlando

Universal’s Superstar Character Breakfast

universals superstar character breakfast universalLocation: Cafe La Bamba, Universal Studios Florida

Cuisine: American, buffet-style

When: Thursday-Saturday, 9:00am-11:00am

Prices: $25.99 for adults, $12.99 for children ages 9 and under

Details: Meet some of your favorite Nickelodeon characters including SpongeBob SquarePants, Squidward, Dora the Explorer and Diego, characters from Despicable Me and more while chowing down on a breakfast buffet with a choices that include eggs, pancakes, bacon, muffins, fruit, yogurt and more. With a reservation for this character breakfast, guests will also receive access to a special parade viewing area for the Universal’s Superstar Parade that takes place in Universal Studios later in the day. Universal’s Superstar Character Breakfast is the only Universal Orlando character breakfast offered year-round.

Theme park admission is required. Once you purchase and reserve your dining experience online, you must call 407-224-3663 up to 24 hours before your arrival to confirm your table.

The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast

At Grinchmas at Islands of Adventure, the popular Dr. Seuss book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is brought to life in the heartwarming live stage show, “Grinchmas Wholiday Spectacular,” starring The Grinch and the Whos from Whoville. Grinchmas is part of Universal Orlando Resort’s Holidays celebration, running from Dec. 3 to Jan. 1 and featuring live entertainment that the whole family can enjoy.Location: Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous, Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Cuisine: American, table-service

When: December 3-4, 8-11, 15-18, 21-25, 2016, 8:00am-10:00am

Prices: $29.99 for adults, $16.99 for children ages 9 and under

Details: Enjoy a meal hosted by The Grinch himself during the holiday season, and feast on your choice of breakfast entree options like the Green Eggs and Ham platter, Continental Fruit and Yogurt platter, the All-American platter, the Pancake platter or the combo platter with pancakes, sausage, bacon, hashbrowns, croissant, and eggs. Guests will receive one digital photo with The Grinch and will also have the opportunity for photos and autographs with The Grinch and other Dr. Seuss characters!

Theme park admission is required. Once you purchase and reserve your dining experience online, you must call 407-224-3663 up to 24 hours before your arrival to confirm your table.

Walt Disney World

Fairytale Dining

cinderella-royal-table-gallery01Location: Cinderella’s Castle, Magic Kingdom Park

Cuisine: American, table-service

When: Everyday, 8:05am-10:40am. Dates are subject to change.

Prices: $58 for adults, $36 for children ages 9 and under. Prices may vary during peak seasons.

Details: Dine like royalty at Cinderella’s Royal Table and get the chance to meet several Disney Princesses including Snow White, Aurora, Ariel, Jasmine, and Cinderella herself. Enjoy a plated meal and choose from breakfast favorites like steak and eggs, baked quiche, stuffed french toast and more, as Disney princesses visit your table, take pictures, and sign autographs for you in a fairytale setting.

Valid park admission is required to dine at Cinderella’s Royal Table. Character appearances are subject to change, and advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit. Guests can also request to add a “royal enhancement” to their dining experience (like a magical proposal presented using a glass slipper, or a surprise tiara adorned with crystals for your budding princess) by calling 407-WDW-GIFT or 407-939-4438.

A Buffet with Character

crystal-palace-gallery02Location: The Crystal Palace, Magic Kingdom Park

Cuisine: American, all-you-care-to-eat, buffet-style

When: Everyday, 8:00am-10:45am

Prices: $30 for adults, $18 for children ages 9 and under. Prices may vary during peak seasons.

Details: Feast amongst your favorite characters from the Hundred-Acre Wood and enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat buffet as Winnie the Pooh and Friends stop by for photos and autographs. This all-you-care-to-eat experience features a variety of breakfast favorites ranging from breakfast pizza, waffles, eggs, omelettes, freshly baked pastries, fresh fruit and more.

Theme park admission is required. Reservations are recommended and can be made 180 days prior to your visit online or by calling 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463). Character appearances and entertainment are subject to change, and all menu items are subject to change without notice.

tusker-house-restaurant-gallery01Donald’s Safari Breakfast

Location: Tusker House, Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Cuisine: American & African, all-you-care-to-eat, buffet-style

When: Everyday, 8:00am-10:55am

Prices: $32 for adults, $20 for children ages 9 and under. Prices may vary during peak seasons.

Details: Start off your morning at Animal Kingdom’s Tusker House where you can dine with Safari Donald Duck and friends like Mickey, Daisy and Goofy in the colorful Harambe restaurant. Indulge yourself in a buffet that features traditional breakfast items like scrambled eggs, waffles, bacon, sausage and cereal, as well as African-influenced dishes like beef bobotie.

A valid park admission is required. Reservations are recommended and can be made 180 days prior to your visit online or by calling 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463). Menu items may vary from day-to-day and character appearances and entertainment are subject to change.

akershus-royal-banquet-hall-gallery01Princess Storybook Dining

Location: Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, Norway in Epcot’s World Showcase

Cuisine: American & Norwegian, all-you-care-to-eat, family-style & buffet-style

When: Everyday, 8:00am-11:10am

Prices: $50 for adults, $29 for children ages 9 and under. Prices may vary during peak seasons.

Details: Enjoy a royal banquet in a medieval castle as your favorite Disney princesses and Friends mingle with guests throughout this buffet-style breakfast. Guests can expect to meet, pose with, and get autographs from characters like Snow White, Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Princess Aurora, and Mary Poppins. Hot items are brought to your table and served family-style and include items such as scrambled eggs, hash brown casserole, bacon and sausage, while buffet items include fruit, yogurt, pastries and more.

A valid park admission is required. Reservations are recommended and can be made 180 days prior to your visit online or by calling 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463). Menu items may vary from day-to-day and character appearances and entertainment are subject to change.

garden-grill-restaurant-gallery00Chip ‘n Dale’s Harvest Feast

Location: The Garden Grill, The Land in Epcot’s Future World

Cuisine: American, all-you-care-to-eat, family-style

When: Everyday, 8:00am-10:30am

Prices: $45 for adults, $27 for children ages 9 and under. Prices may vary during peak seasons.

Details: Capture the moment with Chip, Dale and other Disney friends at Disney World’s only rotating restaurant. As the restaurant rotates, guests can view scenes depicted throughout The Land, like a Farmhouse scene and a Rainforest scene, which are best viewed from a booth if it can be arranged! Throughout your meal, you can expect to meet the likes of Mickey, Pluto, Chip and Dale as they make their way around the restaurant to interact with guests. This all-you-care-to-eat breakfast is served family-style, where your server brings endless amounts of bacon, waffles, biscuits and gravy, hash browns and more to your table.

Valid park admission is required to dine. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to 180 days in advance online or by calling 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463). Character appearances are subject to change, and menu items may vary.

hollywood-and-vine-gallery01Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine

Location: Hollywood & Vine, Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Cuisine: American, buffet-style

When: Everyday, 8:00am-10:20am

Prices: $32 for adults, $20 for children ages 9 and under. Prices may vary during peak seasons.

Details: This character breakfast is primarily geared towards young kids who enjoy Disney Junior. You may want to book a different character dining option if you’re expecting to meet Mickey and the Gang. At Disney Junior Play ‘n Dine, you’ll have the chance to meet and dance along with characters from Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Doc McStuffins, Sofia the First and Handy Manny. The breakfast buffet features a variety of favorites including Mickey waffles, pastries, fresh fruit, assorted cereals, bacon, and even omelettes that are made to order.

Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made online or over the phone up to 180 days prior to your visit. You can call 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463) to make your reservations. Character appearances are subject to change, and menu items may vary.

From buffets to plated meals, character breakfasts inside your favorite parks are a great way to kick off your day at the parks, especially if meeting characters is a priority. Not only will you get the opportunity to dine with your favorite characters, but you also won’t have to wait outside in long lines for an autograph or a photo. Before making reservations for your character breakfasts, shop our discount tickets to Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World and save money on admission to your favorite theme parks!

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