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Chef Mickey's

Chef Mickey's
Location Contemporary
Description This Character dining experience is located on the fourth floor concourse of the Contemporary Resort. You can see the restaurant from the Monorail as it passes through the Contemporary. The restaurant is open plan and is very popular with kids and adults alike, it's bursting with activity.

If you want a quiet meal then this isn't for you, you'll soon be singing, clapping and twirling your napkin overhead. This character meal is one of the most popular that Disney offers.
Telephone 407-939-3463
Cuisine American
Meals Breakfast Lunch Dinner Character
Characters Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Chip, Dale
Reservations Recommended
Price Range $20 - $35
Website disneyworld.disney.go.com/wdw/dining/diningDetail?id=ChefMickeysDiningPage
Members Rating (4.4)

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rafjen's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 18
The kids loved this. It was nice to get to see inside the contemporary hotel and the monorail going through it. We did a late breakfast. It was busy, expensive and noisy. We waited about 25 minutes for our a table. Food was good with lots of choice, everyone left stuffed. Service was fine. Characters were good- Fab 5- Interactions are quick due to how busy it is and getting photos was cramped by the lack of space. We all had a great time despite this. Kids want to go back but we're going to try Tuskers next- just for a change.
June 2017
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [4] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [4]
Apprentice Imagineer

Helen & LittleD's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 12
After visiting here on our first trip, when we visited this year, it was the first location we both wanted to go to again.
Yet again we loved it, our server was much nicer than the last visit and was really helpful, as there were just the two of us she offered to take pictures for us too which was great.
The food as always at Chef Mickeys was in plentiful supply and very good quality too. The characters were great and came around for a couple of visits too.
I love chef mickeys and would say my favourite character meal in all honesty. Next visit we will be attempting to go back for breakfast and dinner.
January 2017
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Very Serious Dibber


nhyw's Avatar

Join Date: May 10
It's great to see and meet the characters here but the breakfast selection and quality is very poor. Mainly fried breakfast with little breakfast pastries or more healthy choices available like granola or natural yogurt. Was great to do once, but we won't be rushing back. Also the characters seem rushed on the morning that we were there and so just waved past the table or stoped briefly for a very quick photo. It seemed like the characters were on a production line!
October 2016
Cleanliness [3] Quality of Food [1] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [3]
Getting Excited

DOFFSTER's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 17
Went for dinner. Chose a busy time but had to work around 6yo bedtime. Great character interaction for younger kids, she loved swinging her knapkin around her head and the characters dancing.
Food was standard buffet chicken, fish veg etc it was ok nothing special. If you have young kids and on DP then go for it, if paying OOP and your looking for a relaxing dinner the don't - very busy and very loud.
May 2016
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [3] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [3]
Imagineer

Join Date: Aug 11
What a wonderful place this is. I my Opinion it was the best character experience with plenty of character interaction who spent time at your table. There was time for pictures and you never felt rushed.
There was loads of choice from the food station and the hardest thing is choosing what to eat as there was so much!
The setting is great as the contemporary is a wonderful resort.
As ever Disney have it right with this and if you like character dining then its a real must do!
August 2015
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Getting excited


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Join Date: Jul 09
I hate to give this not a great review as its one place I would have recomended families to go if they wanted a character experience. That said I probably would still, as they will see all characters. The food was not hot it was just warm, we were sat where we could not hear the music for napkin swinging almost in walkway and that spoilt the fun for children. I am not sure if it has changed over the years as it was always a must for us, if we do bother to go next time I might try Dinner...
November 2014
Cleanliness [3] Quality of Food [3] Location [3] Friendliness of Staff [3] Overall Impression [3]
New Member

Join Date: Jun 15
We visited this restaurant for my step sons 6th birthday and paid to have a birthday cake brought out to him. I can honestly say the look on his face was amazing when the cast member and Micky brought out his cake. The food was really good here and we were so full we didn't want to eat any of the birthday cake so the staff boxed it up for us. Would defiantly recommend here for kids and adults alike it was a fab experience.
September 2014
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
VIP Dibber


Join Date: Jun 14
kids and adults both enjoyed this. We had it very early so it wasn't busy. Food was always hot and the characters and staff were brilliant with the kids.
August 2014
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
VIP Dibber


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Join Date: Apr 13
Had this on the list 'to do' and was disappointed. In fairness went at very busy time 6.30pm and children now 10 and 12, feel its aimed at the younger ones but biggest issue I felt was quality of food and so messy. Quite shocking how some families leave area! Much better character meals with same characters elsewhere. Glad we had DDP.
August 2014
Cleanliness [1] Quality of Food [2] Location [3] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [2]
Imagineer

skelfbsfb's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 07
Only book this for my granddaughter for the characters. I find the quality of the food very poor and I'm so glad that I get this on DDP as I would not pay for this.
July 2014
Cleanliness [3] Quality of Food [2] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [3] Overall Impression [3]
Imagineer

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Join Date: Apr 02
Eaten here a few time in the past 15 years but this was one of our best visits. A party of 5 adults celebrating our anniversary.

The dinner buffet is one of the best (and one of the most expensive I admit) on property. The salad, cheese and sushi appetizer bar was immense and we had to remember to stop as we had the full entrees on the buffet to eat including the most amazing parmesan mashed potato and great rubbed carved beef amazing. On top of some really fresh pasta and fish dishes you cannot go wrong on this buffet and then there is the dessert buffet, if you have room!

Oh I nearly forgot - character interaction is immense, we had Chef Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald and Pluto all stop by and they were fab!
May 2014
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Gone all Goofy

Join Date: Jul 13
We started our holiday here and had a lovely breakfast.
The food was good and there was plenty of it, and we got some brilliant photos of our child looking over the moon at hugging his disney friends.
April 2014
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
New Member

Join Date: May 16
Amazing place we went there for breakfast,we were able to help ourselves to a delicious buffet. And to top it off the characters came to get us in the spirt and magic of Disney.
April 2014
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
VIP Dibber


SWEN's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 10
We went for my 40th Birthday, great start to the day with the 'Fab 5'! Usual breakfast fare of eggs, sausages, bacon, fruits, cereals, etc. Plus the bonus of a birthday cupcake and then another one for ou wedding anniversary.
Staff were great, characters didn't rush and posed for lot's of photos.
March 2014
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Imagineer

Sweetie Babes's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 10
Came here for dinner on our last night. The characters came round in quick succession, and were almost never out of sight, so if you want to see lots of your favs (Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto), then this the place to come.

There was plenty available, from salads right through to desserts. I found quite a lot to eat here (including a couple of bits off the kid's buffet), but the usual story: too much food so we weren't hungry enough to do it justice.

It was the most expensive meal we had, though, topping out at $90 for the two of us! Thank goodness for the DDP is all I can say! I don't think the food was quite worth that much! They claim to have the best desserts on offer, but I have to disagree with that. I didn't want a brownie, the Mickey domes were heavy, the mini cheesecakes were almost solid, and the key lime pies had an odd taste to them.

Still, we're glad we did it, but probably won't go there again.
February 2014
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [4] Location [3] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [4]
Apprentice Imagineer

im2juicy's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 11
A lovely start to our holiday, the kids loved it, the characters seemed a little rushed but we saw them all and the food was very good, we discovered a love of mickey waffles, we would do it again but only if the kids wanted too, its not a character dining meal we would be hugely fussed about doing again.
November 2013
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
VIP Dibber


Join Date: Sep 09
Not the absolute best quality food available at WDW but a must do for us for atmosphere and fun value. It does get incredibly busy at peak times but worth the wait for us. Servers are always busy but attentive and Character interaction is great. A CM made sure to ask Mickey to come back to our table as my DS had missed him while at the buffet.
November 2013
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [3] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Excited about Disney

Helly's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 11
This was the first holiday we were able to book chef Mickey for a breakfast. It was good, the food was nice, but it wasn't as good as we'd imagined. Maybe because we were unable to book a table last trip we assumed it must be outstanding. Got some nice pics and had a good breakfast to set us up for the day :)
October 2013
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [4]
Excited about Disney

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Join Date: Jun 10
we where looking forward to this experience and we were not dissappointed the staff where great characters where even better and the food was also amazing well worth the money and a great experience the kids had a ball
September 2013
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [4] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [4]
Excited about Disney

Join Date: May 11
We had our breakfast reservation here for our first morning. There was a really lively atmosphere, quite well spaced out so I didn't feel we were sitting on top of each other. The food selection at the buffet was excellent, loads of fruit, pastries, hot selection and cereals. The characters spent a good amount of time with each table and the servers kept our drinks refilled and removed used plates quickly. An excellent way to start the day.
July 2013
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Trying for More Ears

Join Date: Feb 10
My DS8 and DD6 have the same birthday and this was their birthday breakfast. They were completely spoilt by the staff and characters. The food as always is great and its a lovely atmosphere, well worth a TS on the DP.
March 2013
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [3] Overall Impression [5]
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Opulent73's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 07
Well, looking at the reviews, I'm afraid my experience didn't add up to being a really good one. Don't think that my reviews are usually like this - just being honest -- I rarely say anything bad about a restaurant or hotel, but this didn't meet the expectations that everyone raved about - maybe if it had been our first one on our first trip, we'd feel different.. but so many others under our belt and this wasn't the ticket!

The food was nice - but no better than Cape May or any of the others I'd been too and not so much choice.. felt a bit like a service station... What I didn't like was the setting - a horrid looking hotel (I don't know what the rooms are like) .. the windows were dirty and you couldn't see the view. Hated the monarail going through the hotel.. it was noisy and annoying - not relaxing at all.. Felt extremely squashed.. The staff were pleasant in the restaurant, but very rushed.. and we were presented with our bill rather than asked if we would like more coffee etc. I wasn't impressed with the photos that they took - we all look strange with a shadow over our heads.. they weren't good quality as a keep sake.. :-( We asked about retaking them and they were very very abrupt! It was like queuing in a cattle pen.. waiting for auction - this was the first experience like this out of all the Character experiences we've done over two trips..

The characters didn't all appear - we kept getting Goofey again and again.. I put this down to the position of our table. We did get them eventually after asking, but they went to the tables lower down..

The toilets were down in the basement, so you found yourself trudging down their with the kids mid meal (It took ages for breakfast - as we waited an eternity for the characters)

We don't think we will bother to go back again..
March 2013
Cleanliness [2] Quality of Food [3] Location [3] Friendliness of Staff [3] Overall Impression [2]
Excited about Disney

kelmoose's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 10
This was our first Character dining experience and was worth every penny to see my DDs face when the characters came over to her! They made a huge fuss and spent a decent time at our table. The food didn't disappoint either! Definitely worth a visit!
December 2012
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
VIP Dibber


ufm's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 10
What a fantastic place with a massive selection of awesome food. The characters spent time at the table and there was no rush whatsoever. Excellent!
November 2012
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [3] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Miss-Disney's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 09
The theming is fab as well as the atmosphere! Although i thought a little overpriced i was please with the quality of the food and the kids thought it was great meeting the characters.

I have upgraded to the DDP this time and this will be included.
November 2012
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Having Dinner with Goofy

petal74's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 12
This was the first time we had done Character Dining with my niece 7 and nephew 10. They loved it - it was great getting to meet all the original gang of Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy and Donald.
Food was good choice though the kids only had pizza and ice-cream so was a bit expensive just for that but couldn't fault the choice. Service was ok - a bit slow collecting plates and getting more drinks but wasn't too much of a problem. Only downside to the experience was having to wait 30 minutes to be seated - our reservation was 5.15 and the kids were starting to get upset having to wait so long to meet the characters and we were all really hungry by the time we got seated.
Would possibly try the breakfast next time
October 2012
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Excited about Disney

Tonilfc's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 10
One of our favourite restaurants, you feel truly at home here. The buffet food was good, interactions with characters was great and through dinner they just stop and start dancing, brill all the adults join in too cant wait to go back soon
September 2012
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Honey Bunny's Avatar

Join Date: May 10
This was the first time we had done this character meal at the contemporary. It was okay but i thought it was a bit overrated and did not live up to the hype. Food was fine. We was there really early, was there a long time got pictures with all the characters etc but still prefer Crystal Palace and Tusker house to be honest.
August 2012
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [4] Location [3] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [4]
Apprentice Imagineer

making49's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 09
Chef Mickey was our first character meal back in 1999, we loved it but hadn't been since. This time was just as good, lots of lovely hot and cold food, plenty of choice and good interaction by Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and Donald. Our server wasn't around much but our glasses got refilled although the plates piled up and I had to ask someone else for tea. Would do it again.
August 2012
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [5] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [5]
Apprentice Imagineer

wintersun's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 10
We had the character breakfast here and it was very good, great selection of food and a nice atmosphere, noisy at times, but we enjoyed it. Restaurant staff willing to use your own camera to take photographs.
July 2012
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [3] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Earning More Ears

Mickeyrules's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 11
I booked this for our first full morning at Magic Kingdom and it was brilliant, my lovely daughters (both aged 3)were so excited to see the charaters it made the day very special, the choice of food was really good and had a very good selection including fresh fruit which my daughters love. Overall very very good look forward to going again.
July 2012
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Mar 12
We had dinner here on our last visit, going to try breakfast next time. In good location with fab character interaction but food wasn't good. Kids loved it but adults weren't too impressed.
June 2012
Cleanliness [3] Quality of Food [2] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [3] Overall Impression [3]
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Join Date: Apr 07
We celebrated my birthday by having breakfast here. Loved every minute of it! Plenty of food choice, the atmosphere is fun and happy, character interaction just perfect and the staff are all friendly. Loved it so much that we have an ADR booked here for our next holiday.
November 2011
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Getting Excited

karridoll's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 08
this was a REALLY lovely place to eat we enjoyed the food some intresting items like breakfast pizza.LOVED the mickey waffles characters were great.Would definnetly go back here
October 2011
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Imagineer

Join Date: Jul 05
While the service aspect of Chef Mickeys isn't 100%, its really no worse than any buffet style restaurant in Disney. The servers can be a little slow to come to the table, get drinks etc but they always seem to be around when you need your table cleared.

The food itself is general breakfast/dinner items with a few special things thrown in for good measure but the real appeal is the guarantee you'll meet The Boss. If you definitely want to see the true gang: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto and Goofy it's the best option.

It does book up very quickly though so I'd advise getting an ADR as soon as you can.
September 2011
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [5] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Apprentice Imagineer

Join Date: Jul 04
Did this once before a couple of years ago and most recently Sept 2011. We decided to book this for our final morning before we flew home. Both felt a bit down on arriving cause we knew it was our last one but we were soon uplifted. The atmosphere is lovely in there. The characters were great although Mickey seemed rushed off his feet, missed our table for pictures cause he had to do the 'napkin dance' and then we he came back to us it was super quick. Aside from that the food is lovely. Everything is kept very clean and tidy unlike some buffets we've been to. The waitress was always refilling our orange juice and coffee.

Used a DDP credit for this and it was definitely worth it. Big hearty meal to send us on our way.
September 2011
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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DanieLouize's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 12
Enjoyable breakfast, this was our second time to Chef Mickey's.
We decided to return to the more hectic buffet breakfast style to take my nepwhews along to meet Mickey and the Gang. The children loved it and we got our enjoyment out of that!
The food was good, it has a more hectic and loud atmosphere to it than the other character breakfasts on offer but this suited the children down to the ground (being only 2 1/2 at the time).
As a party of adults this year we won't be going back but taking my nephews again in future is a definate cert!
An enjoyable hour or so with great photos to look back on :)
September 2011
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Disney4ever's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 11
We had dinner here in August of last year. It was our first time on DDDP and we had already had a few character meals. I have to say that this one was the one I was least impressed with. The server was rushed, I hate the photo hard sell - it's just a plastic Mickey after all. The characters took ages to get to us but they were good when they finally did. I've heard great things about this place and it's certainly hard to get an ADR here if you leave it too late, but personally, I'd rather go elsewhere.
August 2011
Cleanliness [2] Quality of Food [3] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [3] Overall Impression [2]
Earning More Ears

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Join Date: Apr 12
A really nice resturant, like most at Walt Disney World! However, the wait time to be seated was a little too long for our liking; we had a tight schedule and wanted our breakfast! The photo at the start of the seating was great however it would have been better if it was with the real Mickey Mouse and not the statue. The food was good and I personally like the buffet-style eating. There was so much to choose from! The bill was extortionate but we were on the DDP so it was fine and my dad even got a birthday cake! :D Overall a good, clean and YUMMY restaurant, great if you have the DDP but a little expensive if not!
August 2011
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [4] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [4]
Excited about Disney

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Join Date: Jan 11
Booked this ADR for my kids to make the most of the character interaction.

I have to agree with a previous review in that I was unimpressed with the Contemporary on arrival. There was no Disney feel to the hotel.

We were allocated our table wihtin minutes of arrival, after a rushed family photograph and our server was not the best. She was clearly rushed of her feet and was not the most attentive.

We were seated by the large, colourful window display and it was in dire need of a good clean. Food and drinks were splattered all over it.

Character interaction was good, within 10 minutes a new cycle of characters were out and we saw all five wihtin 20 minutes. It was a bit rushed too but the restaurant was very busy. My two kids were delighted with the characters visiting the table.

The food was fine. Not bad, but certainly not great. Lots to choose from but certanly not the best buffet I have been to.

July 2011
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [3] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [3] Overall Impression [3]
Imagineer

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Join Date: Nov 08
Had a character breakfast here for Amy & her friends belated 16th birthdays.

Food was OK but felt the place was really lacking in atmosphere - was all prepared for hustle and bustle and there just wasn't any - not sure if that's because we were in the seating section on the left overlooking the lake as the area on the right seemed to have a LOT of younger screaming kids in it!

Characters didn't seem all that interested, Im presuming because the girls were older but they did have their birthday badges on so they could have made a bit more of an effort.

Had ordered a Disney custom birthday cake for the girls and it was fantastic - but had to ask for Mickey to come back so girls could get a pic with him with the cake.

Wouldn't do it again - Backyard BBQ is so much more value for the money but it was one of those things that we wanted to do.
July 2011
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [3] Location [3] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [3]
Imagineer

madhatter3's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 10
Wow what a place, the server was great, the buffet was lovely, so much choice for everyone, my children said it had the best mash of all the hotels... they also loved the desert bar... the atmosphere was brillant, all 3 of my children were up and dancing, great character interaction, a wonderful way to spend our last evening at disney.
Would go back again
May 2011
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Apprentice Imagineer

armo102's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 11
We found chef Mickey's to be very good. Although not on a DDP we had to pay in dollars and the price was high for what it was. However the food was nice and plentiful, eating with the characters was great and was really enjoyable.
Would recommend if on DDP. oh and the photo with a plastic chez mickey mmm Not really a good photo op unlike Cinderella's table.
7/10
April 2011
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [4]
Excited about Disney

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Join Date: Dec 09
Fun character interaction with good food. Excellent breakfast restaurant to visit if you are going to MK. Choice was good, servers really friendly though the photographer was a bit pushy
April 2011
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Serious Dibber

Join Date: Sep 10
I will start with the worst point, the front desk couldn't find our reservation i had made days earlier, however they got us a table after about 20 mins so not too bad.
The food was great for a buffet always fresh and hot and the staff were amazing our 2 year old dd loved it. We will definitely go back here.
January 2011
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Mar 10
The location of this restaurant is brilliant. Right near the shops(!) and with a great view of the monorail coming and going.

On arrival you can have a photo taken with the Chef Mickey statue which they then bring around to see if you want to purchase.

We were seated straight after this, they seem to fill each area rather than spreading out all over the restaurant. Our server was great and advised us to have our DD sit on the outside for easier character interaction. She was very quick with refills and quite happy to get drinks for DD even though she was only 2 and not paying.

The food was lovely, hot and fresh. The carved beef, turkey and Parmesan mashed potatoes were absolutely delicious and I happily went back for seconds! The was plenty of options and everything I tasted was delicious.

All the toppings for the sundae bar were really nice and the cookies were good.

Character interaction was great, they all came around fairly quickly and were more than happy to pose for pictures and sign autographs.

Would definitely recommend eating here and will be going back again.
November 2010
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Imagineer


Join Date: Mar 09
We visited Chef Mickeys for dinner using our Disney Dining Plan. First of all, we weren't impressed with the Contemporary Resort when we arrived - this wouldn't be somewhere we would choose to stay.

Anyway, onto Chef Mickeys. We were checked in and seated quickly. Our server introduced himself and told us to be careful that we weren't at the buffet when the character arrived at our table as it would take another hour for them to work their way around to us again. This made us stressed as Goofy was close to our table so we didn't feel we could visit the buffet before we had seen him. Then, as soon as we joined the line for the buffet, another character came.

The food was good - nothing special, but it was good. The mashed potatoes and turkey were wonderful and there was plenty of things that our kids could eat. The desserts were delicious. We didn't feel rushed in here at all and the characters spent plenty of time with each table.

The only downside to this character dining is with regards to joining the line for the buffet when a character is due to your table. We were nervous that we would go to get food and miss the character and then be sat around eating at the end of the meal waiting for that character to come back around again.

Having said all of that, we would eat here again.
October 2010
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [5] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Mar 08
We ate here the night of our vow renewal and wasnt impressed at all. The food was ok with a couple of things we could all eat but I think our server really spoilt our meal. He got the drink order wrong 3 times and the 3rd time asked if it was ok to give dd an orange drink when she had asked for coke... not hard. He gave us our bill when we were still eating our mains. At the end we did get 2 cupcakes for our renewal with some matches he told us to light the candles and a character would come over, we did and waited and the characters all went so was really dissapointing. The character interaction was rushed but I found a lot were rushed this year at the character meals. The best thing about this meal was watching a couple get engaged with the help of micky.
October 2010
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [3] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [3] Overall Impression [3]
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fishfood's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 09
we went here two days after my birthday for dinner.

we booked an ADR for 6.15pm and only had to wait about 10 minutes for our table.

it was very busy so quite noisy. we were lucky to be seated near the food so we weren't "packed in" the restarant seemed a bit basic in decoration. it looked more like a cafe than restaurant.

there was plenty of choice on the buffet and they had some lovely dessert cakes.

we chose this restaurant as we wanted to meet all the disney charactors and there were 5 ...mickey, minnie, pluto, goofy and donald duck so a great choice. each charactor spent a few minutes at our table for cuddles and pictures.

i did feel a bit rushed when the CM gave us our bill even though we hadn't had our dessert and i was a bit put off when a CM came up and tried to sell us the picture they had taken just before we went into the restaurant...you got one large picture plus 4 others i think in a display frame for $29.99.

as it was my birthday i got a little cupcake, which was nice but no birthday card which i did get when i went the the crystal palace... but i shouldn't complain as it was two days after my actual birthday!

all in all it we booked this restaurant to meet the charactors and weren't disappointed.

October 2010
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Join Date: Aug 10
What can i say it was absolutely fantastic. Well worth the money especially for the children. the food is great, plenty of choices from salad to desserts there is something for everyone. Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald and Goofy keep walking round and never miss any tables. Really worth it would definitely recommend it.
September 2010
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Imagineer

Join Date: Aug 09
This is an easy review... Breakfast is amazing and Lunch/Dinner is awful. Character interaction is actually very good but if you miss the cycle or hit it mid cycle it can be a fair wait to meet the characters you missed.

I would personally avoid Lunch/Dinner here at all costs... Cosmic Rays would be an improvement!
September 2010
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Surfing at Typhoon Lagoon

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Join Date: Aug 11
when we whent here it fet like it was rushed and by the time we sat down to eat our meal it was very cold plus there was not much time to spend with the carters apart from that not but would not do this agian
September 2010
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Join Date: Oct 11
My family had a character breakfast here and my son loved it, atmosphere is wonderful and the characters are there but you don't get a lot of time with them. Food was the usual Mickey Waffles etc, crispy bacon etc.

The kids love it and that's all that matters.

Chris.
September 2010
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Imagineer

Join Date: Apr 10
Ate here for breakfast, I loved the character interaction but thats all that made it to me! i wasnt impressed with the food selection at all and i think you get much more variety in other resteraunts (for breakfast anyway!)
August 2010
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Join Date: Oct 11
We went here for breakfast on our first morning and thought it was absolutely brilliant! We had gone through the Contemporary so many times on the monorail, and were very excited that this time we got to get off inside! We thought the whole experience was great! We were 21 and 27, however...if you had small children who really wanted to see Mickey i feel this would be a really easy way to do so! The food was yummy and it was an amazing start to the holiday. I can't recommend this place enough - it is now a MUST for all future trips!
August 2010
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Join Date: Jul 08
If you only do one character meal, make it this one. Fantastic food, loads of personal contact with many characters, dancing, fun, best food we had in Disney (and most of the rest of Orlando to be honest). Seems expensive, but to be honest if you only do it once, its not that expensive and definately not overpriced for what you get. The look on my kids faces was worth the price alone. Could not recommend it enough. This will be a must do event on our next trip.

UPDATED: AUGUST 2010

Went here for dinner on our last visit. It has really changed and is a bit more upmarket than our last visit, but because of that its busier and more expensive. However, it was excellent character interaction. Food was as you would expect, its very busy but we had such a laugh around with Goofy who decided to do some table rearranging and picked up my two younger sons at the same time! Mickey, not to be outdone got down on one knee and proposed to Mini before they had a little dance! Everyone there was so friendly and had a great evening.
August 2010
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Join Date: Jul 06
This was our first visit to Chef Mickey's and it did not disappoint, Good choice of food, friendly staff and plenty of character interaction. Will definately go back next time.
August 2010
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Stuck in the Tower of Terror

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Join Date: Apr 09
This was our second visit, last time July 2009. Had a late Sunday breakfast 10.50. 2 adults, 1 child and 2 Infants. Absolutely fabulous, great choice of buffet, characters were great and service was usual Disney high standard. Although Mickey wouldn't stay for a picture with the baby, moved on and didn't have time to come back.
July 2010
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Join Date: Jan 70
really liked this restraunt from the greeting at the start to the food was really good the intaction with the characters was fantastic
June 2010
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Join Date: Sep 10
I visit Chef Mickey's every time I visit Walt Disney World, Every time as magical as the next.
Very clean, friendly staff, great character interaction, an all around fantastic atmosphere.

A few minutes monorail journey away from Magic Kingdom.
Chef Mickey's is a must do. :)
June 2010
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Join Date: Jun 05
Hiya
I have been here twice and have to say its really not very good any more
The characters were extremely rushed and hardly paid any attention to my boys.
The food choice has really gone down too.
Im sorry to say the staff wee not much better than the characters they seemd to just want to rush us through the meal
March 2010
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [1] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [1] Overall Impression [2]
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Join Date: Jul 09
This place is great! It was our first TS meal after a day at Magic Kingdom, so we were super happy anyway, and this experience just added to it! The atmosphere was very happy, loved the napkin spinning/dance, character interaction was great, food selection was more than ample (although stocks of desserts were a little low :(), loved the carved beef especially, and we left very happy. I'd love the photo package but I feel that $30 is too much, especially compared to the value of the Photopass CD. Our waiter was relatively attentive, and I don't remember having an empty glass, and he ensured that all of the characters visited before we left. Would definitely recommend!
September 2009
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Helping Donald

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Join Date: Jul 09
A buffet type restaurant set in the Contemporary resort, this is a complete recommendation to anyone wanting to meet characters. If not, the food is great! Easy to get to via the monorail, I'd recommend it.
September 2009
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Getting Excited

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Join Date: Mar 09
We all loved it went first in 2008 - Donald was exceptional - made us continually laugh-
We love it so much we are going again this year - cannot wait. We go as soon as it opens - best time.
definatley recommend
July 2009
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Excited about Disney

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Join Date: Apr 09
The food was great, excellent choice for adults and children. The cakes for me were the best. Mickey and co were great too, didn't feel rushed at all, it is a very busy place and noisy and I can understand why some people feel they are rushed, we took our time and enjoyed it. This was our 3rd visit here and would go back again.
July 2009
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Join Date: Feb 08
We were on our honeymoon so got a bit of attention, however if we hadnt and we dont have children either, i think we would have been ignored. The food was ok, nothing special, didnt really get to eat much as you are waiting for the characters all the time. The interaction was nice - but it was very very rushed and felt like a conveyer belt. character, sign, photo, character, sign, photo.
June 2009
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Stuck in the Tower of Terror

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Join Date: May 11
We loved our experience, we didn't have to wait to be seated and we had a lovely view of the castle from our table. The atmosphere was electric & the kids (3&7) loved all the fun they could have at the breakfast table. The characters came around more than once & had lots of time for every child. It was our 3yr olds birthday & he got a little cup cake with a candle. The food & service was great! We will be going back on our next visit.
June 2009
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Join Date: Jan 09
We ate here for Breakfast and enjoyed the experience. I couldn't believe how busy it was but because we were a party of 2 we were seated really quickly. The food was good and the way this restaurant is organised with the character visits its excellent.
May 2009
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Join Date: Jan 09
we had the dinner at chef mickey and the only thing we can fault is there is only one toilet we found inside to share with both sexes,maybe there was another we didnt see.it was spotless clean,the food was lovely and a huge choice.it is really good location as the monorail drops you off inside the building.the staff were friendly,the character interaction was brilliant what could be better than sitting with your family havin a nice dinner and mickey,minnie and friends!
May 2009
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Join Date: Jun 07
We booked a breakfast here and had to wait ages for our table. The food was good though and characters spent a while with the kids even though it was very busy. We had a lovely wander round the hotel afterwards so a very relaxing morning all in all. Am glad we went but would probably not go back
April 2009
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Join Date: Jun 07
Absolutely fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed this character meal. The interaction with the characters were great. All my kids enjoyed it and the food was brill. The only downside would be(although minor!), if you missed a character you would have to wait until thay had circled the room for them to come round again. This is the place to go though!
January 2009
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Trying for More Ears

Join Date: Aug 06
Before I start ripping Chef Mickeys to pieces other years we have loved it.

OK where do I start, got there got sitted very quickly my DS loved this breakfast and it was the only one he wanted to go to.

Got sat down and they were doing some work on the place but all was quiet. Then after about 5 minutes every workman in Disney started work.

The noise was deafening we asked our server if we could move and she said she didnt even notice the noise as its such a noisy breakfast and with the music she was use to it. My reply was what music? Honestly we couldnt hear the music as the work that was going on was so loud.

Then we started to get the smell, workman were cutting metal and the smell of burning was dreadful, they also had the AC on so high (probably to get rid of the smell) by the time we got our food and got back to the table it was cold.

My DH wasnt happy and told the girl at the desk afterwards what he thought about our table, she laughed at him he saw red.

He then asked for a Manager who did and said all the right things and offered us a complimentary dinner we thanked her but said we didnt fancy coming back again.


Thats how bad it was we said no to free food

If building work is still going on refuse your table straight away you have been warned
November 2008
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Join Date: Apr 05
Read mixed reviews about Chef Mickeys so didn't go with high expectations and we were still dissapointed.Food was not very good and not a lot of variety and restaurant had no atmosphere.Character interaction was good.
Would use money next time to eat elsewhere.
November 2008
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Join Date: Jan 08
We really enjoyed our visit to Chef Mickeys and have booked to go again on our next trip.

We were seated quickly and our server was friendly and efficient.

The food choices were very good and we all really enjoyed the food (I think the boys enjoyed the deserts the best! )

The character interaction was good and the napkin twirling was fun. I have a great video of our boys twirling napkins and thoroughly enjoying themselves which in itself makes the meal worth every penny!
November 2008
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Join Date: Jul 05
Chef Mickeys is allways in the first 5 ADR's on our list, the character interaction is good.

When we left, Goofy held my daughter hand and skipped all the way to the exit and kissed her goodbye, priceless
November 2008
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Nov 07
Did this for dinner on our first night. DH was dreading it after watching clips on youtube, where it looked manic and noisy.

We all really enjoyed it, even DH!

The noise level was fine, and it was not manic.

The character interaction was great, the service was really friendly and helpful, the food I hardly noticed what with all the excitement of Minnie/Goofy/Donald stopping by, but I think it was fine.

I was unsure if my shy 8yr old would like all this, but he LOVED it. A great start to the holiday.
October 2008
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [4] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Imagineer

Join Date: Dec 03
Chef Mickey's is a mixed bunch , we have visited several times breakfast/dinner and always come away with the same view which is good but could be so much better.

Atmosphere is noisy so don't expect a quiet meal , it's great for kids and the location is good especially if you are visiting the Magic Kingdom that day.

Couldn't fault the food or the general appearance of the restaurant but we always found that the character interaction a bit on the rushed side compared to other character dining experiences.

Will have to try and visit again to see if things are improved.

October 2008
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Helping Minnie

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Join Date: Feb 09
This is a fantastic place for breakfast! We weren't rushed at all, spent nearly 2 hours there, never seen so much food variety in one place, staff were so lovely -I've never seen anyone clean a table and relay it as quickly without disturbing anyone - it was amazing! We were there when the building work was happening and it didn't disturb us at all. The characters spent quite lot of time with each table and the staff kept constantly refilling our glasses with juice - even when we didn't ask for it! An excellent experience - well worth the money!
August 2008
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
Imagineer

Join Date: Jan 06
Another great meal here. Went in 2006 and loved it and it didn't disappoint this time. Great interaction and food as before. The layout was different to last time, but was still as much fun.
August 2008
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Join Date: Jan 09
We LOVE it here and try to go every trip.
We think there is a great variety of food - (once we even had ice cream and jelly babies for breakfast... you can imagine how that was a real treat)
The character interaction was great ..spent a good five minutes with us and played around a bit which made for some great video footage.
We always love it here.
This trip we were sat right next to the kitchen door, and still no noise or disruption from that in any way..in fact it added to our amusment as the characters also come out from here and goofy actually got stuck in the doors!
Overall a great restaurant and would reccommend it to anyone!
August 2008
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Apr 06
Last year was the first time we had eaten at Chef Mickey's - I'm not sure why but maybe it was to do with never getting round to booking an ADR. We booked an early breakfast as we were heading off to MK for the day. Well the whole experience was fantastic from start to finish and well worth the money. We were there for ages and at no time were we pressured into leaving as soon as possible. The characters were fun and spent a fair amount of time at our table and Minnie even came back as my son had gone up to get something to eat. The photo package was a tad expensive - but you expect this being Disney. Also like us you may decide that you only need to buy it once rather than every time you dine. Roll on next trip!
August 2008
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Trying for More Ears

Join Date: Jun 10
We were really excited about eating here as it's the restaurant u see on all the holiday planning kits and dvds etc but we were a little disappointed with it. the characters didnt come around the tables tht much and the food was only average. i dont think i would return
August 2008
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Dancing with Tink'

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Join Date: Oct 11
Definately one for the kids, meeting the classic disney gang.

Don't expect a quiet moment if dining here, full of activity with characters passing among the tables at regular intervals, music and kids screaming with joy.

The food was decent, buffet style and plenty of it to go around, be sure not to miss it on your visit!
August 2008
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Imagineer

Join Date: Jun 06
We had high expectations for this. We were rushed (bill on table within 10mins) Characters done a fly by for photos. No dancing and no napkin twirl with characters. The food was very unappetizing (ponderosa serves better) Definately not on our to do list again!
June 2008
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [3] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [2] Overall Impression [3]
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Join Date: Oct 08
Went in Feb 09. This is great for Breakfast(have never had dinner here) Did not here the building work and the music is fantastic. All buffet breakfasts are the same, fruit, bacon sausage, waffles and pancakes, eggs e.t.c. The character interaction is good and the server was very attentive. If your'e celebrating a birthday its a good place to go.
February 2008
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Dec 06
We had dinner in Chef Mickeys in December 2007. I have to say that this was worth every penny. The food was delicious and the character interaction was second to none. Thought the whole experience was brilliant. I had my 5 year old and 2 year old with me and they were so excited. The characters didn't rush and we got plenty of photos. Will definatley go again
December 2007
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Imagineer

Join Date: Jan 05
We have been to Chef Mickeys for both breakfast and dinner and have had a nice time both times. We do prefer dinner as we find the breakfast buffets to be pretty much the same wherever you dine. But the selection at dinner was good with a good amount of veggie items.The desserts were very nice. We have always had good interaction with the characters and they were excellent this time as it was my sons 5th birthday. Both Pluto and Mickey came over with his cake and we all sung Happy Birthday. They then helped him blow out the candles. Its not our favourite character meal but no complains from us.
September 2007
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Join Date: Jul 05
Kids love it here - it's a great buffet with the best Mash! Good choice of salads, meats, veg and dessert v.good.
Typical Disney - great characters and the napkin waving - brill.
They made our DS birthday special.
September 2007
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Join Date: Feb 09
Went in a limo for evening meal , the restaraunt is fairly basic but the food is hot buffet style and is very good.The interaction with the characters is great for adults & kids 7 plenty of chances to get photos etc .Would recommend it.
August 2007
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Getting Excited

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Join Date: Jun 05
We really enjoyed it, food was good we ate a lot of the orange slices
Muffins and waffles
Had photos & Autographs from them all Pluto was really good so funny.
Seen Pluto,Mickey,Minnie,Goofy & Donald Duck.
We were there at 7.10am but it was worth it place still really clean,a good time to go because there was a lot waiting later on.
Would definitely go back
June 2007
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Apprentice Imagineer

Join Date: Mar 09
We love this buffet. Great selection and good character interaction. My two daughter's really love it. Can be noisy but we like this atmosphere and its great for young kids. Going back twice on our next visit
June 2007
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Joker in the pack


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Join Date: Jun 09
We went here from TTC catching the resort mono rail.We had a 5pm Dinner reservation got there half 4 the lady on the front desk was very nice and gave us a beeper. We went away and called at 5 to 5 and had our picture taken. We then was seated straght away . Food ok Characters Where ok and Stayed A good 7 to 8 mins each as therte was 2 adults and no children I thought this was good
Over all ok not great
May 2007
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Dibbing with Tink

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Join Date: Aug 04
Thought that Chef Mickey's was good, but not that good. We went for an 8.30am breakfast and found it okay but no more. The food selection was quite poor and looked like a thousand people had rummaged through the food before us, it was on the floors, around the serving stations and no CM's seemed bothered to clean it up.

The characters were good but seemed a little rushed in comparision to the Crystal Palace and the place itself felt old and dirty, especially the toilets (and whiffy as well).

Saying all that we'd probably go again but for dinner next time, purely to see Mickey and co in a more relaxed setting.
May 2007
Cleanliness [2] Quality of Food [1] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [3]
Imagineer

Join Date: Sep 04
Loved, loved, loved Chef Mickeys. (DH preferred Boma's - see that review - but DD and I want to do Chef Mickeys next time, and we'll probably win LOL). Huge array of food (DD ate an embarrassingly large number of hash browns) including sweets for the kids. We got an 11.20 ADR so we didn't eat anything before, and didn't eat anything for the rest of the day, either! Our server was Donald (no, not that Donald) but we were adopted by a chap called James who was born in Scotland and took to DD, talking to her about football as she was wearing her footie shirt. James also brought her a placemat with character "autographs" on (printed, but she was chuffed). Loved the napkin twirling, led by Minnie. No Chip and Dale when we were there, but we saw Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy and Pluto, so came away well satisfied. We got to ride the front of the monorail on the way there, too, so that was the icing on the cake.
April 2007
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New Member

Join Date: Oct 05
great place to see the characters, had PS seating, but they were busy so had quite a wait, wasn't too impressed with food, but this is the place to get your photos. Charactor interaction was great, Pluto played with ken's ears, Ken had back to him so didn't spot him! and when he laid his head on my shoulder i could hear loud snores! which was great, as we didn't have kids with us, but felt part of the magic. all characters come out every few minutes & do the rounds of the tables,would go again.
March 2007
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Join Date: Aug 06
yummy yummy yummy is all i can say. and what a selection off food! i love it i went in about 1994 but coudlnt remember it much as i was so young! but wow! its now a defo for every trip
September 2006
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Excited about Disney

Join Date: Jun 05
We had breakfast here 09:00 on the 1st morning. It was the first time we done a character meal.There were loads of characters there for the kids too interact with. There were a good choice of food and the kids enjoyed it. They got loads of good pictures.
September 2006
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Join Date: Jan 70
We loved having breakfast at Chef Mickey's. The character interaction was very good and never rushed. We were in a side dining area with a great view over to Magic Kingdom. The food was great and I have to admit to trying (and liking) the PB&J pizza! This is one that we will definitely do again.
June 2006
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Join Date: Mar 06
WOW been here a few times for breakfast and far the bets charicter breakfast around...
and would go again and again
December 2005
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Excited about Disney

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Join Date: Jan 05
this eatery was truely awsome great friendly atmosphere be prepared to stop sampleing the cuisine because you do get interrupted in a nice way.
October 2005
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Join Date: Jun 04
Nice food and loads of charcters, can be very noisy but that was fine with us with our own noisy kids.
September 2005
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Excited about Disney

Join Date: May 04
we had arranged to meet family here for a surprise for our kids and the staff were so helpful and joined in the surprise. great choice of food and very good atmosphere with the characters. thoroughly recommend..
September 2005
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Join Date: Jul 04
We had breakfast here on our departure day and it was a fitting end to the trip. The character interaction is excellent and the food fresh and tasty with plenty of choice for adults and kids. Be warned this is not a quiet venue, don't come if you dislike singing, dancing, clapping and napkin twirling while you eat. A must for Mickey fans.
July 2005
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Join Date: Feb 05
Went for a character breakfast on our last visit. Character interaction okay not as good as our last breakfast in AK. Buffet vast and excellent with plenty of choice. It was my DS's birthday and he got a cake and a placemat to take away. Server dreadful, really miserable, inattentive. I think she visited our table twice during the time we were sitting there. Otherwise would highly recommend.
June 2005
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [1] Overall Impression [4]
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Join Date: Dec 04
We loved Chef Mickeys a great place for lots of family fun, and of course the "napkin dance" every 30 mins... this is where all the characters wave napkins in the air to music and dance by your tables... of course lots of kids join in! Lovely buffet food lots of lovely puddings, and again close to MK so handy to cool off during the heat of the day.
April 2005
Cleanliness [4] Quality of Food [5] Location [4] Friendliness of Staff [4] Overall Impression [4]
Imagineer

Join Date: Sep 05
Chef Mickeys is an excellent disney dining experience.Would reccommend ADR... even then you have a short wait.Our kids absoloutley loved it here and thought the charachters were fab.They freely posed for photos and signed autographs.The food was a buffet style and was of a very high standard.
August 2004
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Jul 09
Really nice when I went, not sure what it's like now. :D
August 2003
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Mar 14
We do the breakfast here every year it is by far the best and the food layout is out of this world with everything you could think of! From Pancakes to fruit you name if they have it! The Characters come round whilst you eat and the celebrate Mickey song is awesome for adults and kids all the staff are happy friendly and getting involved! You have to do this its so much better than queing for the characters in he parks :) have a magical trip
January 1970
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]
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Join Date: Oct 10
We had breakfast our first morning and thoroughly enjoyed the characters, DD9 and DS6 were delighted when Goofy arrived with a birthday cupcake for DH, the food was plentiful and tasty... definitely will be on our list each visit
January 1970
Cleanliness [5] Quality of Food [5] Location [5] Friendliness of Staff [5] Overall Impression [5]


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