Character Dining with Donald Duck
  • On Mar 17, 2018
    Angela from LA Asked

    Hey panel! Can you recommend some great breakfast options at the Disney parks? Are there any that open before the parks do and are we allowed to go in early? Thank you so much!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Angela!

    I am a big fan of making breakfast reservations at restaurants located inside the theme parks prior to the theme parks' official opening times. There is something special about entering the theme parks before the crowds arrive, when everything is a little quieter and you can get gorgeous pictures of the theme park without as many people around. Most of the options that are available prior to park opening are Character Dining experiences. Here are my favorites:

    Magic Kingdom Park - The Crystal Palace. This meal is hosted by Winnie the Pooh and his friends. It's a bright, sunny spot that my kids adore! After you check in for your reservation, make sure to snap some pictures of Cinderella Castle while you wait. The angle of the Castle from the restaurant is gorgeous!

    Epcot - Garden Grill Restaurant. This one is my personal favorite! Located above the Living with the Land attraction, this restaurant slowly rotates so you see different scenes from the attraction below. Plus, it's hosted by Farmer Mickey and his pals! How cute!

    Disney's Animal Kingdom - Tusker House Restaurant. Here you'll find some unique selections on the buffet, as well as familiar classics. Donald Duck and friends host in their Safari outfits, which makes it even better!

    Disney's Hollywood Studios - Hollywood & Vine. For breakfast, Disney Junior characters walk around, greeting guests, so this spot is especially popular with little ones. Last time we dined there for breakfast, they had the makings for breakfast burritos on the buffet which were a big hit with our family. Yum!

    When you arrive for an early breakfast reservation, they will verify that you have a reservation and you'll also scan your ticket/MagicBand for admission at that time.

    Enjoy your trip! Happy eating!

    Tabitha
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Meet the Panelist: Tabitha, Tennessee

Hello all! I'm a happily married, proud mom to two young children, and I love to plan trips to Walt Disney World Resort. One of my favorite things about taking a Disney Parks vacation is that there is always something new and wonderful to discover, no matter if this is your first trip or if you visit multiple times per year. I'm excited to help you plan your next adventure!
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