Chef Mickey’s Fun Time Buffet is an all-you-care-to-eat buffet character dining experience located in Disney’s Contemporary Resort. This is a very popular dining experience so reservations are absolutely necessary! In order to secure a reservation for your vacation you will need to make this at your 180 day mark. It is possible to grab a last minute reservation if someone else has to cancel, however, this is highly unpredictable.
Guests at Chef Mickey’s can expect to meet characters from the Fab 5: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Donald Duck, and Goofy. However, character appearances are subject to change. I will say that I have personally eaten at Chef Mickey’s every time I have visited Walt Disney World Resort (with the exception of my adults only trip) and these five characters have ALWAYS been there! Dining at Chef Mickey’s is the best way to obtain these characters’ autographs. Typically to obtain their autographs in the Parks guests must stand in long lines wasting precious time that could be spent riding rides and exploring the World! The characters come to YOU at Chef Mickey’s while you eat so this is a win-win in my book!
Characters mingle with guests for photos and autographs and periodically lead everyone in song and dance. The famous “napkin song” is a tradition at Chef Mickey’s. If you have ever stayed at the Contemporary Resort and witnessed everyone swinging their napkins around their heads and wondered what in the world they were doing, this would be it!
Chef Mickey’s serves breakfast from 7:00 – 11:30 a.m. daily. Menu items on the buffet include scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, hickory bacon, pork sausage links, pixie dusted Challah French toast, Mickey waffles, garden vegetable quiche, assorted yogurts, fruits, melons and much more!
Dinner is served from 5:00 – 9:30 p.m. Menu items on the buffet for dinner include spicy rubbed sirloin of beef, oven roasted turkey breast or ham, seasoned salmon filet, stir -fry vegetables, spaghetti and meatballs, scalloped potatoes, salad and soup bar, as well as much more! Children may choose from selections such as Goofy’s cheese pizza, Chef Mickey’s macaroni & cheese, Pluto’s baked chicken tenders, and Minnie’s vegetables. There is an entire buffet table dedicated to all things dessert!
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