I was really eager to meet/see as many characters as I could during our trip to Walt Disney World. We love watching YouTube videos of people interacting with the characters and were excited to role play with some of our favorites. The easiest way to meet characters is by booking a character dining meal. Here are the two restaurants we visited:
Who doesn’t want to walk into Cinderella’s Castle, be announced as “Lord and Lady Pendell,” chat with Disney princesses while overlooking the rest of Magic Kingdom? This was a super fun experience and one I’d do again! Before being seated, we waited in a short line to meet Cinderella. We had a nice chat about friendly mice. 🙂
We had the best seat in the restaurant, with a lovely view of Fantasyland.
While we ate, various princesses were announced to the crowd and then made their way to each table. They stopped to chat and take pictures with everyone. We met Snow White, Ariel and Princess Jasmine (our favorite of the morning). She advised us to watch out for the camels – they spit. 🙂
The food was very good, although I was a little distracted by the princesses. 🙂 We were there for breakfast – I ordered caramel apple stuffed french toast, and Paul had a traditional breakfast plate with eggs, bacon, sausage and potatoes. He said the potatoes were really good. We also had juice, milk, coffee and a plate of pastries at our table.
Special thanks to Amy from Polka Dots N’Wishes Travel for getting our reservations! This place is booked from the minute dining reservations open, but Amy worked her magic and got us a spot.
Paul and I are big fans of Beauty and the Beast, especially after seeing the Broadway version for our 4th anniversary. I really wanted to eat in this new restaurant and worked pretty hard to snag our breakfast reservation! Even though it’s a quick-service restaurant, the atmosphere is SO magical and full of every detail from the movie. You truly feel like you’re inside the Beast’s castle. Everyone working in the restaurant remains in character – we had fun asking the wait staff what they were “before they were human again.”
I believe that Beast and Belle do appear in this restaurant, but not for breakfast. We enjoyed the experience very much, even without meeting the characters! (Paul did get to meet Gaston during our trip – you can see that on my Disney vlog!)
We ate in the West Wing, which was very authentic…and dark. I wasn’t able to get any pictures of the food for that reason – but it was delicious. I ordered Eggs Florentine (fluffy eggs with spinach and cheese in puff pastry, served with plum tomatoes) and Paul had an open faced bacon and egg sandwich that came with a plate of delicious seasonal fruit. We also had milk, coffee, juice and a plate of pastries at our table.
Character dining is a magical experience – I highly recommend it!
This post is part of my Walt Disney World Series. We visited WDW at the end of October and chose the Deluxe Dining Plan. Eating at Disney World is not cheap, but choosing a dining plan that works for your family is a great way to go. We loved our meals at WDW and I’m excited to share some of our favorite restaurants with you! This post is not sponsored by Walt Disney World – all opinions are my own.