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First Look: More Character Dining to Return at Walt Disney World

Nicole Cantore

by , Digital Integration Specialist, Global Food & Beverage

Do you love interacting with characters? Have you been waiting patiently for that special hug as you feast on delicious eats? Well, you’re in luck because the time has come for even more character dining experiences to make their grand return! 

Across Walt Disney World, some of our guest-favorite restaurants are gearing up to welcome popular pals back, including Stitch for breakfast at ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Minnie and her friends for breakfast at Cape May Café at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, and Winnie the Pooh and friends at The Crystal Palace in Magic Kingdom Park for both lunch and dinner.

Get ready for some hugs, laughs, and lasting memories because here are the places getting character dining back soon! 

Let’s start with a trip to Magic Kingdom Park, where there are some special characters coming back for a friendship celebration nestled within Main Street, U.S.A. On September 20, some friends from the Hundred Acre Wood will be rejoining the celebratory feasting for lunch and dinner at The Crystal Palace: A Buffet with Characters featuring Winnie the Pooh and Friends. This greenhouse-inspired beauty is the perfect place to spend your day with some hugs and a feast, with options like Carved Prime Rib, Seasonal Ravioli, and Peel & Eat Shrimp

Stitch at ‘Ohana Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo and Stitch

At Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, get ready for some relaxing vibes as you treat yourself to some breakfast classics at the ‘Ohana Best Friends Breakfast featuring Lilo and Stitch, coming back on September 27! Nothing beats getting some love from everyone’s favorite mischievous friend, Stitch, to start off your day. Get your hugs in as you enjoy tasty treats like the Pineapple Coconut Breakfast Bread and Mickey Waffles and sip on the iconic Lilikoi Juice and the yummy Moana Smoothie

Over at Disney’s Beach Club Resort, you’ll find Cape May Café, a New-England inspired spot serving up some tasty eats in an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet! On October 4, the Cape May Café Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast will be making its exciting return. Have some fun with Disney friends as you enjoy your morning favorites at this feast, including the mouthwatering Salted Caramel “Beach Buns.” And what breakfast is complete without the famous Mickey and Minnie Waffles? Fuel up for your day the right way with these unforgettable characters and dishes. 

I hope you’re excited for these exciting updates that will let you indulge in an all-you-care-to-enjoy fare and meet some of your favorite characters once again! These character dining locations join other newly returned experiences, like the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue and Chip ‘N Dale’s Campfire Sing-A-Long at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Check out our other blog post for more details about the recent debut of Mirabel in the “Disney Adventure Friends Cavalcade” at Magic Kingdom, as well as other characters who will start appearing later this month.

To book reservations, go to the Walt Disney World Resort website or the My Disney Experience mobile app.

(Note: All offerings are subject to change and availability.) 


  • im guessing there is no news on trattoria al forno bringing back the breakfast dining experience?

  • So excited for this!!!

  • Bring back Rabbit to the crystal palace! He’s always been missing from the line up.

  • Breakfast please! Crystal Palace, yes, but also Akershus, Garden Grill (my favorite breakfast spot!) and Tusker House. At the very least, if the parks aren’t going to have character breakfast options, at least offer direct transportation to the resorts that do.

  • Crystal Palace breakfast, please! It’s a favorite tradition!

  • Pooh and friends breakfast. Please, it’s what we all want.

  • So happy to see these character dining experiences finally returning! Any idea if/when the Hundred Acre Friends will host our favorite breakfast at the Crystal Palace? (The article only references lunch & dinner.) Thanks!

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