Breakfast with the Big Five at Chef Mickey

Chef Goofy
Chef Goofy

Welcome to this month’s Magical Blogorail Orange loop. Today we are sharing some of the best breakfast spots at Disney.

One of my family’s favorite places to eat, at Walt Disney World, is at Chef Mickey’s.  While we usually eat dinner at Chef Mickey’s (in fact all of the pictures are from dinner), some of the reasons that we love the restaurant are also reasons to love the restaurant for breakfast.  Let’s head into the buffet line and take a look at why you think about having a Chef Mickey’s breakfast on your next Walt Disney World vacation.

1) The Traditional Big Five Disney Characters are here.

Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy, and Pluto are all here for both breakfast and dinner.  This is a great way to meet five of the more popular Disney characters and not have to wait outside in the parks to do it.  Given the choice of meeting characters at a character meal or in the parks, I will always choose meeting them at a character meal.  At a character meal, the characters come to you.  You don’t go to the characters.  Plus, character meals are air-conditioned and you are sitting down (except when going to the buffet line).

Chef Donald
Chef Donald

And most importantly, they feed you.  Not many character meet-and-greets in the parks have food stations.

2) It’s In A Fantastic Location to Start a Magic Kingdom Day

The Contemporary Resort, my personal favorite resort, is the best place to start at Magic Kingdom.  There two ways to get to the Magic Kingdom from the resort.  For those who want to continue to rest their feet, there is the iconic monorail.  For those who want a fool-proof way to get to the park in a short amount of time, you can always walk.

Walkway to Magic Kingdom

Personally, I prefer walking over taking the monorail.  It gets you there faster and you don’t have to worry about the monorail breaking down en route.

Also, the Contemporary is really easy to get to.  Guests from non-monorail resorts can take a Magic Kingdom bus to the Magic Kingdom bus depot and walk over or they can splurge for a taxi and get dropped off right the Contemporary lobby.

3) The Food is Excellent

Every Chef Mickey breakfast review that I have read has had glowing reviews about the food.  Having never experienced a Chef Mickey’s breakfast, I can’t say that the food is excellent from first-hand experience.  That should be changing when I travel to Walt Disney World in October.  I got, for my family, one of the new brunch ADR’s.  I will get to experience the Mickey Waffles, Cheese Blintzes, and other Chef Mickey’s breakfast specialties for the first time.  I like breakfast food, however, I don’t like it at breakfast time.  So, this new Chef Mickey’s Brunch is perfect for me.

4) The Views From Some Tables Is Excellent and Atmosphere is Just As Good

One of the nights that my family dined at Chef Mickey’s, we had a wonderful view over looking the Seven Seas Lagoon at sunset (which I’ve now discovered are all locked away on my dead laptop, cue Angry Donald Duck).  I assume these views are just as breathtaking at sunrise.

The atmosphere, at breakfast, is unchanged from dinner.  Guests will still have the opportunity to “whoop” it up for a napkin-waving good time.

A napkin waving good time
A napkin waving good time


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11 thoughts on “Breakfast with the Big Five at Chef Mickey”

  1. We had dinner here last year (it was our first time ever at Chef Mickey’s and one of the last character dining locations we had yet to try). We really liked it. We had a table right by the windows so we could see the big Christmas tree out front and the Magic Kingdom. We thought the food was really good too. We need to try breakfast sometime too!

  2. I hadn’t thought of the benefits of Character dining over waiting in line to see them in a Park. Makes sense that you can sit and eat and they come to you!

    So what’s up with the napkin waving?

  3. Believe it or not, I’m going for my first breakfast at Chef Mickey’s this fall. It makes a lot of sense for us since we’re staying at the Grand Floridian Villas. I can’t wait to sample the food and take in the atmosphere. Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to hear how you like it in November!

  4. One of our favorites! I have to admit having cherry blitzes for breakfast in one of my favorite vacation indulgences.

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