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Is Character Dining at Disney World Worth The Cost?

If you're interested in a character dining experience during your next trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida, the guide below will help you learn more about the details you'll want to know for the different options currently available.

Character Dining experiences at Disney World are currently available at:

  • Chef Mickey's
  • Garden Grill Restaurant
  • Hollywood & Vine
  • Story Book Dining at Artist Point with Snow White
  • Topolino’s Terrace – Flavors of the Riviera
  • Tusker House Restaurant

Walt Disney World Dining: Know Before You Go

During our recent trip to Disney World, we had a character dining dinner experience at each of these restaurants at Disney World:


There are a few different options available for character dining at Disney World that are spread out across the parks and Disney World hotels. The best character dining option for your trip will likely come down to which parks you’ll be visiting, which characters you want to see and the type of food you’ll want to enjoy during the experience.

For all of the information you need to know for each of these character dining experiences at Disney World, including which characters are each experience, be sure to check each review above for our experience with character dining.

Is character dining at Disney World worth the cost?

The main reason why I like to book character dining while visiting Disney Parks is for the experience for the kids and being able to meet your favorite Disney characters during the dining experience to save valuable time while in the park for other attractions.  

For that reason above, I would highly recommend booking at least one character dining experience during your Disney World visit, especially if you have younger kids.  The joy in meeting their favorite characters and being able to interact more with them here, is worth the cost in my opinion.  Plus you'll get to enjoy a nice meal along the way, making for a very memorable experience for everyone.