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Chef Mickey’s Review: Amazing Family-Friendly Experience

A character meal at Chef Mickey’s can be the highlight of many families’ Walt Disney World vacation. From the Mickey waffles to the anticipated appearances from Mickey Mouse himself, many families can’t pass by this favorited character meal at the Contemporary Resort. Because of its popularity, here’s a Chef Mickey’s review for the entire family!

Chef Mickey's Menu
Chef Mickey’s Menu

Even when I was younger and going to Walt Disney World with my parents, I remember getting so excited about the idea of meeting my favorite characters, Goofy and Pluto, at Chef Mickey’s. Now as an adult, I’m still itching to head to Chef Mickey’s to get my hands on some of my favorite breakfast dishes at Walt Disney World.

But Chef Mickey’s isn’t just a hotspot for breakfast, but guests can grab dinner as well, with both meals being served family style. Whatever meal you grab at Chef Mickey’s, your family is going to be in for a treat with Chef Mickey in charge of the place.

Chef Mickey's Review: Family Style Buffet
Family Style Buffet

Here’s a Chef Mickey’s review and some of the few notes you need to know before heading over and enjoying one of the most popular character meals on Walt Disney World property at Chef Mickey’s.

A family style menu at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Chef Mickey’s family feast with family style dining offers up all-you-can-eat breakfasts and dinners, right inside Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Who doesn’t want to eat a plate of scalloped potatoes and Banana Bread French Toast with Chef Mickey, Pluto, Donald Duck, Minnie Mouse, and other Disney friends hanging out with you?

Chef Mickey's Family Style Desserts
Chef Mickey’s Family Style Desserts

Having a character interaction for your kids can often be the highlight of their trips. Chef Mickey’s is just one of 13 different character dining options that Walt Disney Company offers at their Florida location and it offers a magical spin with great food.

While the experience with all your favorite Disney friends is wonderful, the food is also great! Between breakfast and dinner, you can’t go wrong at Chef Mickey’s.

Chef Mickey’s breakfast

The staple of almost every single Disney breakfast are Mickey waffles. Who doesn’t want to dig their fork into the soft, buttery breakfast dish with Mickey Mouse on it? Kids, adults, and every age group in-between will love this magical part of their Disney breakfast at Chef Mickey’s.

Chef Mickey's Review: Chef Mickey's Family Style Breakfast
Chef Mickey’s Family Style Breakfast

Another favorite is one the signature plates at Chef Mickey’s, the Banana Bread French Toast. The sweet dish is topped with Espresso-Mascarpone Cream, Toasted Bananas and Chocolate Crumbles, is a sweet and delectable breakfast dish many people return to Chef Mickey’s for year after year.

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The breakfast menu at Chef Mickey’s is catered for everyone, including those with dietary restrictions. There are a number of plant-based options at Chef Mickey’s, too, including plant-based Mickey waffles and a tofu scramble. The breakfast menu also offers a number of allergy-safe options so everyone can find something on the menu.

Dinner feast at Chef Mickey’s

When you’re ready to grab dinner after a long day in the theme park, jump on the monorail over from Magic Kingdom and grab some dinner from Chef Mickey’s!

Chef Mickey's
Chef Mickey’s

Chef Mickey himself (and the amazing dining team behind all of the Disney food) will serve your family up some savory special dishes while you and your family look out over Bay Lake from the comfort of the Contemporary Resort.

Chef Mickey's Contemporary

Some of the best dishes on Chef Mickey’s dinner menu include the Potato Gnocchi, served with olive puttanesca, spinach, and parmesan, or get your hands on the Roasted Salmon which is topped with a sweet mustard glaze and served with braised kale.

Because Chef Mickey’s is family style, you’ll be able to try all the delicious dishes the menu has to offer. But just like the breakfast menu, Chef Mickey’s caters to those who may have dietary needs as well and offers plant-based and allergy-friendly meals.

Need to Know for Chef Mickey’s at Walt Disney World

If your family is hoping to head to Chef Mickey’s for any of the character meals, reservations are a must-have. This one of the more popular character meals on Walt Disney World property and reservations fill up well in advance.

Guests can book their dining reservation time on the My Disney Experience app about 60 days in advance of your trip.

Because Chef Mickey’s is family style dining, the prices will include all the food, but not any additional alcoholic and specialty non-alcoholic drink purchases. For adults, it’ll cost $42 per person for breakfast and $55 per person for dinner. For the little ones, it’ll cost $27 per child for breakfast and $36 per child for dinner.

Chef Mickey’s also only a monorail ride from the Magic Kingdom, making it a great place to take a break from the Florida weather and grab a meal with the family. The monorail runs right through Disney’s Contemporary Resort which creates such an easy commute for parents traveling with young children. Chef Mickey’s is open to everyone, not just those staying at a Disney resort.

One of the biggest perks of Chef Mickey’s is that the big man, Mickey Mouse, and all of his friends will be one location, creating a perfect spot for the kids to get 1-on-1 time with all the characters your little ones want to see on their Disney vacation. This means parents can grab pictures of their kids with Donald, Pluto, Minnie, Goofy, and a lot of the other favorite characters without having to wait in long lines.

One important part of the Chef Mickey’s review is that at the time of writing, Disney Dining Plans are not available at Chef Mickey’s.

Chef Mickey’s review: Is it for you?

Chef Mickey’s is a great place for both breakfast and dinner, especially if you want to give your children a magical experience when you’re at Walt Disney World. If this is a once-in-a-lifetime trip for your family, or it’s your yearly visit, you can’t go wrong with Chef Mickey’s.

Chef Mickey’s has been a longtime character dining staple and a favorite for so many when they visit Walt Disney World and as time goes on, it seems it only grows as people grow up and start to bring their own children to meet Mickey Mouse over character meals at Chef Mickey’s.

So if you stop in while you’re at Walt Disney world, would you mind saying “Hi” to Chef Mickey for me, please?

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