Top 5 Reasons to eat at Chef Mickey’s

Here are 5 reasons to eat at Chef Mickey’s. . At Chef Mickey’s Character dining in Disney’s Contemporary Resort, you can experience the magic of Disney with your meal. The restaurant is known for its excellent customer service that extends to the food on your plate.

Characters at Chef Mickey’s

Chef Mickey’s is a must-do character dining location. The meals are good, and there are enough characters to ensure that you meet several quickly. This can help those children who love seeing Disney Characters but might be afraid to have their moment with the characters.

5 reasons to eat at Chef Mickey's

Chef Mickey’s Location and Convenience

Chef Mickey’s is located at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, making it one of the reasons to eat at Chef Mickey’s. Scheduling your dining 60 days before will allow you to put Chef Mickey’s on-arrival day on hold. This reservation is very hard to get on the 60-day mark.

While you do not need park admission to dine at this restaurant, you can quickly get to Chef Mickey’s from Magic Kingdom. Take the Contemporary walkway or the Resort Monorail. The Contemporary is the first stop on the Resort Monorail loop when boarding at Magic Kingdom. There’s something magical about riding the monorail through the building! 

Night view of Disneys Contemporary Resort with monorail

Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Once you arrive at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, you will reach the 4th floor. You can check in for your reservation up to 20 minutes early through your My Disney Experience app or visit the hostess stand once you arrive.

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Chef Mickey’s Menu and Pricing

Another reason to eat at Chef Mickey’s is that Chef Mickey’s appeals to many families because it is all you care to enjoy! This restaurant will offer family-style dining through February 28, 2023, and the buffet experience will return on March 1, 2023. 

Breakfast is available from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm. It is currently $45 per adult and $29 per child, plus tax and gratuity.  Breakfast starts with fresh fruit & yogurt parfaits, fried sweet fritters & biscuits with gravy. Traditional selections like scrambled sausage links and bacon. Chef Mickey’s signature selections, Mickey pancakes,  complete the breakfast menu. 

You can have dinner from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm for $59 per adult and $38 per child (plus tax and gratuity). For the first course, you have three salad options. The main dishes are potato gnocchi, roasted garlic potato gratin, and plant-based fried rice. For protein, you can choose from roasted salmon, New York strip loin, and barbecue spice pork loin, served with accompaniments. Desserts are family-style, which means you can share, and include Mickey Mouse dome, apple crumble tart, strawberry cream cake, and chocolate raspberry tart.


Chef Mickey’s also has plant-based and allergy-friendly menus available! Allergies can be noted when making dining reservations, and when checking in via the app, you can also let the hostess or your server know of any allergies. 

The Disney Vibes at Chef Mickey’s

Chef Mickey’s feels like…Disney! Mickey in his chef hat, the Fab Five together at the Contemporary Resort, the monorail passing by, and everyone singing M•I•C•K•E•Y  M•O•U•S•E warms my Disney’s heart.

Although the atmosphere is fun and lively, it may not suit all families.If someone in your party doesn’t enjoy crowded and noisy areas, you can ask to sit in one of the quieter sections near the restaurant’s entrance.

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Chef Mickey’s Takeaway

These are the 5 reasons to eat at Chef Mickey’s. It can give you a lot of bang for your buck! With an all-you-care-to-enjoy meal plus the opportunity to meet characters, I highly recommend it. Just be sure to bring your appetite and have your camera & autograph books ready! Characters will be coming directly to your table, and YES! They would LOVE a HUG! 

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