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10-23-2003, 10:25 AM
Hi, me and my family are going 2 wlt disney world for the 3rd time next october and we are planning on a character breakfast, we've had one at the poly and Im wondering which ones you recommend.
10-23-2003, 11:12 AM
We've had Character Breakfast at Chef Mickey's twice and we enjoyed both times. They have a wide selection of breakfasts right down to dry cereal which my kids chose over the hot foods.
Just make sure you try to request a window seat. The second time we were stuck in a corner by the waiter/waitress doors. At first we were disappointed, but Mickey and Minnie stopped by plenty of times to make sure we're included just as much as everyone else!
We've tried Cinderella's Royal Table several times, but never had any luck. That seems to be very, very popular.
The Crystal Palace is Winnie the Pooh and Friends, but we only had lunch. It was great, though!
10-23-2003, 12:11 PM
We loved Chef Mickeys for Breakfast we had a blast. I know you didn't ask but we loved Liberty Tree TAvern for dinner too!;)
10-24-2003, 06:26 AM
We done Donald's breakfastosaurus in Animal Kingdom with great results...
we also WALKED into the castle for lunch one day, no priority seating arrangements - I just took the chance (it was around 11:45 am) and they had a spot for us (family of four). Now - it was lunch, and I'm not sure what the schedule is in there - but several of the princesses walked around the dining room - and when we were leaving one of the princesses was waiting and our boys got pictures with her in the big chair/throne area. That was in February....I've never noticed anyone with a similar story - I've always had the impression that the Castle was difficult to get into - regardless of whether you want lunch, breakfast or dinner. But - we've got boys - and aren't really into the princess thing (although I didn't have to twist my husbands arm to get a photo with him and one of the princesses:D ) Maybe we just lucked out...anyway - the food was quite good.
10-24-2003, 07:08 AM
We also went to Chef Mickey's last February and all the kids absolutely loved it. We had a party of 11 adults and 6 kids. The service wasn't the best - our waitress appeared to have partied a little too much the night before. The food is great but the character interaction was wonderful. Part of us was at the corner table and my 4 year old son was visited by Minnie so many times that we lost count.
We felt it was worth every dime for the extra time we got to spend in the park. When we arrived at Magic Kingdom, my 4 year old didn't have to stand in those long lines for pictures. He kept saying that he had breakfast with those guys and just wanted to go on. It probably saved us a couple hours of time in the park which helped since we only had 2 park days.
We have also done lunch at the Crystal Palace and enjoyed that also. I think that any character dining is a must if you have small children.
10-24-2003, 08:13 AM
Thanx, think Chef Mickeys sounds good, I have always wanted to see what the Contempory resort is like, I think we'll do that. :D
10-25-2003, 03:05 AM
We loved the Crystal Palace character breakfast in the MK. Our PS were for 8:30, or something like that and we got to go into the park before anyone was there. It was great! We went about 20 minutes early and had great photo ops in front of the castle without people going in front of the camera.
I would say that a character breakfast is a much for any age. My 15 year old son and I went to a char. b'fast at the Poly this last summer and we loved it (he wouldn't admit it at the time, but now does). Looking out at MK, pineapple bread, Mickey waffles.... gee, life was sweet.
Have fun at Chef Mickey's!
10-29-2003, 06:53 AM
We did the princess breakfast at Norway. It was ok. We did enjoy the one character breakfast 1900 Park Faire at GF. We really like Ohana.
10-29-2003, 08:58 AM
<<Wfoxx - We did the princess breakfast at Norway>>
Do you happen to know how this breakfast compares to the Royal Table breakfast? Specifically, which princesses make an appearance?
10-29-2003, 12:51 PM
Here are my two cents:
Cinderellas Table at MK - Excellent. Wonderful service and the characters are great! They accept priority seating 60 days beforehand and they sell out 5 mins after the phones open. Hardest seats to get in all of WDW!
Chef Mickey's at the Contempoary - Very nice. Festive atmosphere. Good food. Good service. Mickey and company were awesome. Pictures are offered for purchase
Breakfastsaurs at Restarauntasaurs with Donald and friends - Animal Kingdom - Very good all around. Pictures are offered for purchase. Love the costumes.
Liberty Tree Tavern - MK- Good but a little pricy. Also, since the place is kinda dark, hard to get good picts. Character costumes are neat and the food is real good.
1900 Park Fare at the Grand Floridian. A real nice dinner with a wide selection. Only a few characters. Can get real crowded.
I cant stress this enough... when you plan your trip to WDW, you can plan your character dinners up to 60 days in advance. 404-wdw-dine. Do this and you will have a good selection to choose from.
Ok, that was way more than 2 cents.... but still...
10-29-2003, 01:00 PM
The phone number if 407-WDW-DINE.
And you can now make Priority Seatings up to 90 days in advance for most restaurants.
10-29-2003, 01:35 PM
Whoops... thanks for the correction on the number...
As for the timeline, you are correct that some are up to 90 days in advance. The more popular ones, such as a meal at Cinderella's castle, are 60 days.
The best rule is go ahead and ask... they will politely say no if you cant do it at that time.
To redeem myself, heres another tip - a lot of times you can make priority seating arrangements at the guest relations center at the parks as well. Its nice for last-minute lunch / dinner ideas.
10-29-2003, 08:04 PM
Actually, Cindy's is not 90 days, as well. The only exceptions to the 90 day rule, as outlined in our August 4 WDW Update (http://www.mouseplanet.com/parkupdates/wdw/wdw030804.htm) are:
Bistro de Paris (30 days in advance)
Spirit of Aloha Luau (2 years in advance)
Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue (2 years in advance)
Victoria & Albert's (Chef's Table) (180 days in advance)
Candlelight Processional Dinner Package (Check for posted dates)
Mickey's Backyard Barbecue (90 days, when offered)
10-30-2003, 06:17 AM
I can confirm the 90 day rule for the Royal Table breakfast. Made mine earlier this week for a late January trip.
10-30-2003, 08:12 PM
When we were there last October. The breakfast at Norway, we saw Belle,Snow White, Aurora, Cinderella. The breakfast was pasteries, eggs, potatoes (hash browns), sausage and bacon served family style. It was our daughters birthday. She got a troll to decorate with food coloring. Our 2 girls enjoyed it . We thought it was so so. Our waitress wasn't the best .
10-31-2003, 12:19 PM
We just got back and ate at both the CRT and the Norway breakfast. In my opinion the Cinderella was far better than Norway. The characters at Cinderella were Cinderella, Mary Poppins, Belle, Princess Aurora, and Snow White and the food was outstanding--the best we ate the entire nine-day trip.
The food at the Norway breakfast was average at best and the tables were much more crowded together. I felt like a sardine. The characters there were Princess Aurora, Mary Poppins, Mulan, Jasmine and Belle.
That being said, my five-year old daughter had the time of her life at both locations.
11-01-2003, 06:08 AM
A poster wrote this:
"As for the timeline, you are correct that some are up to 90 days in advance. The more popular ones, such as a meal at Cinderella's castle, are 60 days."
And another poster wrote this:
"Actually, Cindy's is not 90 days, as well"
But then Lumbergh posted this:
"I can confirm the 90 day rule for the Royal Table breakfast. Made mine earlier this week for a late January trip."
It seems some posters are saying it is 60 days and Lumbergh is saying its 90 days. Any thoughts? I'm going in late January too and I've been following the 60 day rule and now I'm concerned I've missed a reservation if it is actually 90 days...
11-01-2003, 06:38 AM
got my answer:
Royal Table priority seating is definately 90 DAYS.
So if you want to get a seat, make sure you start booking at 90 days and NOT sixty.
I just booked a party of three for a 9:35 am seating for Sunday Jan 25 and the lady on the phone was STUNNED a seat was still available and I told her it was because most people think it is a sixty day PS. I'm going to post this as a separate post as well]
11-01-2003, 03:49 PM
Granted, I may have posted some info that is now "mis-information". It appears that I have been corrected more than one time and that the correct current lead times are posted in this site.
However, just for the record, when I got my reservation for Cindy's table, it indeed was 60 days. Trust me... it took three days of getting up before dawn to call into the WDW-DINE number to get it. And I was finally successful. Date of my reservation: 9/29/03...
So, if things have changed, so be it. I surely did not want this to become a debate but was sharing my experience. Look at the times posted in this site. At the same time, be aware that things obvoulsly do change without notice. All I know is that when I plan my WDW vacation, I get my main reservation at last 10 months in advance and call back at different times for different meals and events.
So, with that in mind, I think I will start planning next years trip.
11-01-2003, 07:09 PM
Yep. As I stated earlier, the policy changed on August 4, and was reported in that day's WDW Update. If we receive word of the policy changing again, we will get it posted as soon as possible.
Check the WDW Update for that, news on rehabs, events, and other interesting "stuff." (Said in my best Chuck Barris voice.)
11-02-2003, 03:04 AM
Thanks Mark, I think the problem was a typo... your earlier post on this thread said "Cindy's is not 90 days, as well" and I think it was supposed to say "Cindy's is NOW 90 days, as well".
Thanks for all your work on this site.
11-02-2003, 06:29 PM
Yikes! Of all the typos, how could I make one that reverses the meaning? :rolleyes: And then not notice it? :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
11-03-2003, 05:34 AM
Don't forget the Crystal Palace. CP has characters all day and the dinning room is unique. Pooh and friends make the rounds and then they will take all kiddies on a parade through the restaurant.
Also, if you are staying at the BW/BC/YC don't forget The Cape May Cafe Character Breakfast. It's very nice with probably the best breakfast buffet offered at WDW. There are many photo opportunities with Minnie and Mickey.