Disney World Vacation: Character Dining {in Resorts}

One of my favorite places to dine is in Disney Worlds Resorts. All of them are so unique & beautiful! It is surprising to me that many non frequent Disney goers do not know that there is dining within the resorts. Or that you can go to resorts outside of you reservation!

Some..actually most of our favorite meals & restaurants are in resorts!

For this post I am only going to highlight the dining that includes character dining! 
& will make non-character dining separate post!

Let's get started with the monorail resorts!

Polynesian Resort:

This is a breakfast only character dining! The food is amazing here for any meal! But, at breakfast is the only time you will see characters!  This meal is family style. You must order the stitch juice with you meal. & you meal starting the famous pineapple Ohana bread. & I am telling you right now those two thing alone will make you want to come back every trip alone! They are our faves!

Here you will find Lilo & Stitch, Mickey & Pluto!

Pro tip: If you can, ask for a table by the window. It's a perfect view & if you're lucky you can see the castle!

UPDATE: In 2019, Pluto was for photo pass after our meal rather than going around table to table. Unsure if that is permanent move.

Grand Floridian:

1900 Park Fare
When you step into Grand Floridian it feels so magical! The piano playing, the smell, the entire lobby itself! This is forsure a favorite for us! There is different characters here for different meals! All meals are buffet.

Breakfast: Mary Poppins, Alice, Mad Hatter, Pooh & Tigger

Dinner: The evil step sisters, Drizella & Anastasia, the evil stepmother, Cinderella & Prince Charming {all seen at the end of the meal for photo pass photo}


Chef Mickey

Another breathtaking building, this one is most memorable for it's a frame shape & the fact that the  monorail goes through the building! This character meal is a tougher reservation to get as it is a fan favorite because you get all of the fab five in one place! Every meal is buffet.

The fab five is at every meal & that includes: Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Donald

Beach Club Resort

Cape May

I feel like I will probably be a broken record because every resort on property is beautiful. & Beach Club is no different. For breakfast only you get to see characters for Minnie's Beach Bash. This is a fun buffet with so much to offer & some fun seafood additions. They also have an amazing omelette station with I highly recommend!

Character here are Minnie, Daisy, Donald & Goofy!


Trattoria al Forno

This is a newer character dining option. & quickly became one of our top faves! This is a menu you can order from, after you get a fun themed pastry tray. We love the interaction here & love that some princes get some spot light! It's perfect for families with boys & girls so both get to see their favorites!

At breakfast only you will see: Rapunzel, Flynn Rider, Ariel & Price Eric

Pro tip: Ask Flynn what's in his satchel!