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Delicious (Last-Minute) Mother’s Day Ideas at Walt Disney World Resort

Moms love presents and flowers but, really, nothing beats a lovely meal cooked by someone else. And you’ve still got time to make reservations at these Walt Disney World Resort restaurants:

For early risers, The Wave . . . of American Flavors opens at 7:30 a.m. at Disney’s Contemporary Resort with a Mother’s Day buffet that stretches from carved ham and sirloin strip to lamb shank, smoked salmon, all sorts of eggs, French toast, waffles, seasonal fruit, house-made pastries and the Wave’s scrumptious mini-desserts. Service runs until 3 p.m.; cost is $30.99, $14.99 ages 3 to 9.

Mother's Day Buffet at Walt Disney World Resort

At Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Captain’s Grille expands their morning buffet to include roasted top sirloin, made-to-order omelets and a variety of eggs, French toast, buttermilk pancakes, sausage and bacon, fresh fruits and cheeses, bread pudding and more. Beyond breakfast favorites, there’s clam chowder, peel-and-eat shrimp, pan-seared crab cakes, grilled asparagus, salads and more. And plenty of sweet endings, of course. Hours are 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; cost is $28.99, $12.99 ages 3 to 9.

The kids especially will love Chef Mickey’s Mother’s Day Brunch at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, with all sorts of breakfast favorites including their breakfast pizza, biscuits and gravy, veggie quiche and more. Add oven-roasted beef sirloin, roasted chicken, roasted salmon, pan-fried veggies and more savory tastes. Mom’s day photos with Chef Mickey and his pals are an added bonus. Hours at 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.; cost is $38.99, $20.99 ages 3 to 9.

Chef Mickey's Mother's Day Brunch at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World Resort

At Downtown Disney West Side, Wolfgang Puck Café has a couple of mom’s day specials plus a Mother’s Day menu in the top-floor Dining Room for $34 that includes three courses: a goat cheese croquette with strawberries, baby spinach, almond and poppy seed dressing; oven-roasted chicken breast with mushroom stuffing, Parmesan orzo and asparagus and mango upside-down cake with white chocolate sauce.

And just for fun, Babycakes NYC at Downtown Disney Marketplace is baking flower- and heart-shaped sugar cookies for mom for $2.75 each.

For reservations, call 407-WDW-DINE.


  • I agree with the above posters. Babycakes NYC has become a must anytime I’m at Disney World. Having their products in the parks would be so great for people who can’t normally eat baked goods. Allergen free cupcakes on Main Street U.S.A. – now that would be magical!

  • I have to second BabyCakes NYC. Amazing cakes, waffles, cookies, etc. I haven’t tried anything there I didn’t immediately fall in love with. The staff really makes the magic there too. Super nice and helpful people. Whether you have dietary restrictions or not it is an amazing place. I can’t wait to go back later this month. My only wish is that I could buy their items in the parks and at the resorts.

  • It really would be nice if there were gluten free vegan options in the park. If Babycakes goodies were sold in the Confectionery on Main Street, it would really make my Mother’s Day.

  • I’m so happy you mentioned Babycakes NYC at Downtown Disney! They have so many great treats, yet are rarely mentioned. I already know that my boys are taking me to Babycakes to get Mother’s Day sugar cookies and I can’t wait!

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