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Character Dining Restaurants

#436 of 2,928 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830-8429
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Orlando, Florida
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

And respectively parents. When our kids are happy and we can get them to eat - we're happy. We have some great and goofy pictures with the characters and definitely recommend any of the character dining spots. :)

Thank GeryP
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pre-bookable (via the Disney website) meal option at The Swan is a fun experience. The menu is not over comprehensive but the food is excellent. Buffet style starter area and buffet style mini-dessert area with your selected entrees brought to the table by your waitperson (In our case Melanie who was a real gem for whom nothing was too... More 

Thank Sue and Alex P
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

My family enjoyed character 4 character dining experience's during our stay in Disneyland. For my family it was what the most wanted experience they wanted to do while in Disney. It took months of advance reservations but it is worth it if this is what your family enjoys.

Thank Gerie K
Louisville, Kentucky
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133 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

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 

Thank Halesky
Miami Beach, Florida
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74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

Thank Scamp-San
Little Rock, Arkansas
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492 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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 

Thank WBJM2009
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28 reviews
22 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 

Thank Flammbe
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.

Thank gcmanke2
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 

Thank LJH610
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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29 reviews
24 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
American, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Epcot Resorts Blvd, Orlando, FL 32830-8429
  • 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?