6 Ways to Enjoy Disney World Without Going into the Parks

2- Meet the Characters with Resort Dining

If you are unable to get into the parks for whatever reason, then Character Dining meal is a perfect opportunity for your family to meet the characters and get a fantastic meal in the process. Here is a list of all of the characters you can meet at resorts:


Chef Mickey’s at Disney’s Contemporary Resort – Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck, and Goofy


1900 Park Fare at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort – Mary Poppins, Alice and Wonderland, The Mad Hatter, Tigger, and Winnie the Pooh


Cape May Cafe at Disney’s Yacht Club – Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, Goofy, and Donald Duck

O’hana at Disney’s Polynesian Resort – Lilo, Stitch, Pluto, Mickey Mouse, Goofy


Mickey’s Backyard BBQ at Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground – Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Chip ‘n’ Dale


Note: Character appearances are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

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