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Chef Mickey’s ~ A Timeless Classic at WDW!

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Every trip to Walt Disney World should include a meal at Chef Mickey’s. We have been visiting Chef Mickey’s for either a breakfast or a dinner for many years. Long before it was in Disney’s Contemporary Resort it was located at Disney Springs (long before it was Disney Springs – starting with Lake Buena Vista Shopping Village, then Walt Disney World Village in 1977; then to Disney Village Marketplace in 1989; and afterward to Downtown Disney in 1997). It was in those other locations that my children first fell in love with Chef Mickey’s.


Chef Mickey’s is a timeless classic that everyone should have as part of their Disney childhood. Although my granddaughter has been to Walt Disney World many times, until just recently we had never been able to include a meal at Chef Mickey’s. My kids, now adults, still want to eat there so I finally made it a point to make a reservation for breakfast. The cost is a little up there for breakfast at $21.29 for children (ages 3 to 9) and $40.46 per adult but for my family the endless trips to the buffet are worth the price and we actually were able to skip lunch and eat an earlier (5:oo p.m.) dinner in the Magic Kingdom. If you are using the Disney Dining Plan, this character meal is definitely worth the 1 table service credit used.

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We started our last trip at the end of February with breakfast at Chef Mickey’s and we were not disappointed. The food is good. I absolutely love the hash brown casserole and our Polish heritage always has my family loving some kielbasi with their eggs! The energy gets everyone – from the youngest to the oldest – in the “Disney Mood!” All our favorites arrived at our table, spent as much time as we needed before moving on and doing the traditional character song/dance and waving of napkins!

  • Mickey Mouse
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Pluto
  • Donald Duck
  • Goofy

I was pleasantly surprised when we arrived 20 minutes early for our reservation and we were seated immediately!

The buffet offers a wide variety and has something for everyone:

  • Assorted Seasonal Melons and Fruits
  • Assorted Yogurts
  • Smoked Salmon and Smoked Trout with Accompaniments
  • Fresh Grapefruit
  • Assorted Cereals and Milk
  • Steel-cut Oatmeal with Toppings
  • Cheesy Potato Casserole
  •  Breakfast Potatoes
  • Carved Ham with Sweet & Spicy Sauce
  • Mustard Sauce
  • Kielbasa
  • Ham and Cheese Frittata
  • Italian-style Frittata
  • Pancakes with Maple Syrup
  • Buttermilk Biscuits and Country Gravy
  • Turkey Hash & Corned Beef Hash
  • Tofu Scramble
  • Mini Mickey Waffles with warm Syrup
  • Tater Puffs
  • Turkey Sausage
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Bagels
  • Chocolate Croissants
  • Pluto’s Cheese Blintz
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Rice Krispy Treats
  • Assorted Danish and Pastries
  • Sundae bar

There is absolutely no better way to start off a Walt Disney World vacation!