I can’t believe I just finished my 6th Disney trip with kids. We don’t go for long and don’t usually bring the whole crew but I still feel like I’ve covered a lot of Disney ground over the years. When it comes to dining in Disney World I always like to try new places and also always return to a few favorites. For example: Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy and Pals is something we have done on four trips because we love it that much. Here’s more info on favorite character meals and how we dine in the parks.
Our 3 Favorite Disney World Character Meals
1. Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy and Pals
The Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy and Pals is hands down my favorite character meal. I’d pick this as my favorite for a few reasons.
- The food is outstanding. Both the adults and kids options are really good. A lot of the character meals you go “for the characters” in my opinion but the Four Seasons serves an amazing breakfast.
- It’s more relaxing and less crowded than other character meals. Disney World is a blast but can also be a little overwhelming for the kids at times. One of the reasons we keep going back to Ravello for the Goofy and Pals meal is that it’s fun but never crowded and you can truly relax and enjoy the meal.
- You get to meet Mickey, Minnie and Goofy all in one place. I don’t know about your kids but those are the 3 characters they ALL want to see when we go so getting a great, relaxing environment to meet them all is wonderful
- The characters really spend time at each table, lots of photos, etc
- There’s indoor and outdoor seating
- There’s a photographer at the entrance that takes family photos and they are included free to download with the meal
2. Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White
This was a great character dinner. It says that now there’s a “modified” character experience so I am not sure what that means. Last we were there was Jan 2020. The ambience of the restaurant is really pretty with all the twinkling lights. The dessert display you get was really cool and of course…. getting to meet Snow White, Dopey and the Evil Queen was awesome.
3. Tusker House Restaurant
We loved the safari vibe at Tusker House and that all of our favorite characters were there in safari clothes. It was a nice layout with different little rooms so you didn’t feel like it was crowded.
Quick Service Disney World Favorites
Now that there’s mobile ordering, my choice for the parks is Quick Service all the way! My feeling on park time is it’s really hard for me to predict when we are going to want to stop for a meal. Also with the Genie+ it’s hard to know ahead of time when you might be able to get a spot on your favorite rides.
All families are different but for us, doing lunch and dinner when we are hungry vs at a reservation time while at Disney World seems to work a lot better. Now that you can do mobile ordering it’s also fun and something to do while waiting in line!
I’d pull up the spot we’d be ordering from, let the kids check out what they had and order. You give a window of time. Then when you are heading over you let them know and magically your meal is on a tray waiting for you.
Here are some of our Disney Quick Service Favorites
Hollywood Studios: PizzeRizzo and Woody’s Lunchbox with preference going to PizzeRizzo because it’s a quieter spot and tons of tables outside.
Animal Kingdom: Harambe Market (fun fact… Miles got to “ring the bell” to open the Harambe Market when he was a baby in a Bjorn. He got a certificate and everything!)
Magic Kingdom: Cosmic Rays and Pinocchio Village Haus
Epcot: at Epcot we like to walk around the different countries and try different foods. I have one kids that would eat the pretzels in Germany for every meal, one that wants to try anything “different” and a few like prefer all things sweets.