Disney Good Neighbor hotels

Thursday 3: The 3 Disney Springs Character Breakfasts

Disney Character Breakfasts at Disney Springs Area Hotels

I recently visited the Disney Springs Good Neighbor hotels that participate in Disney World resort benefits like Extra Magic Hours and the ability to book FastPass+ reservations 60 days prior to arrival and thought you’d be interested to know about the three character breakfast locations available on select days.  It is important to note that these character breakfasts do not take place at restaurants within Disney Springs itself but are located in nearby Disney Springs Resort Area hotels, all within walking distance of Disney Springs. While the adult prices are comparable in price to the Disney World resort character meals, the child prices are significantly lower which is great for large families.  Another perk is that two of the locations do not charge for 3-year old children and also offer child pricing for 10 - 12 year olds whereas the Disney character meals start charging the child price at age three (3) and adult prices start at age ten (10).   None of these locations accept advance reservations and are a great option if you’re having trouble getting reservations at a character meal location found in the Disney reservation system.  You do not have to be a guest of these hotels to dine at the restaurants.

Which characters are offered:   Disney sends over the characters and they usually just list “Disney Friends” or “Disney Pals” but Minnie Mouse, Pluto and Goofy seem to be fairly frequent visitors to breakfast.   Brer Bear and Brer Fox were making the rounds the morning we were at Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista which I thought was neat because you don’t usually see those two outside of Frontierland in the Magic Kingdom.

How to Get There:  If you’re staying at one of the Disney Springs hotels, you can easily walk over.  If you’re staying at one of the official Disney World resorts, the free option is to take the bus or boat, where available< from your hotel to the Disney Springs Marketplace stop and walk over.   It may be easier to have a taxi, Uber or Lyft drop you off at the resort entrance.

For comparison purposes, here are the prices at three character breakfasts featuring classic Disney characters that are located in official Disney hotels:

  • Contemporary Resort - Chef Mickeys breakfast: $41 / Child: $25 (age 3 – 9)

  • Polynesian Resort - Ohana character Breakfast: $34 / Child: $20 (age 3 – 9)

  • Beach Club Resort - Cape May character buffet: Adult: $26 / Child $21 (age 3 – 9)

Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area  

Character breakfast available Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings in the Lakeview Restaurant at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Hotel / Disney Springs area - Walt Disney World Resort.

Character breakfast available Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings in the Lakeview Restaurant at the Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Hotel / Disney Springs area - Walt Disney World Resort.

Lakeview Restaurant - this is the only character meal where we ate and I highly recommend it.  The Lakeview restaurant is a very pleasant setting with a lovely view and the buffet was delicious with fresh fruit, breads and breakfast pastries, breakfast potatoes, bacon, ham, sausage, made-to-order omelets, and other tasty options.  The children’s section delighted me because it included breakfast pizza and macaroni and cheese along with traditional breakfast items.   The person at tending the station explained that children need a good breakfast and energy when they go to the theme parks so you have to provide options that they’ll want to eat.  You can’t argue with that logic!

Character breakfast Buffet on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 7:30 – 10:30AM
Cost: Adults - $26.95 (age 12+) / $12.95 children, ages 4-11
Disney Dining Plans not accepted
No advance reservations – first come, first serve
15% gratuity added to parties of 5 or more

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Hilton Buena Vista Palace Hotel

Sunday morning character breakfast at the Letterpress restaurant in the Hilton Buena Vista Palace Hotel / Disney Springs area - Walt Disney World Resort.

Sunday morning character breakfast at the Letterpress restaurant in the Hilton Buena Vista Palace Hotel / Disney Springs area - Walt Disney World Resort.

Letterpress Restaurant – Letterpress is a bright and modern restaurant located on the lower level of the hotel’s main tower.  

Sunday Character Breakfast Buffet - Characters from 8:30AM to 11:30
Cost: Adult: $30 / Child: $12, ages 4 - 12
No advance reservations – first come, first served
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 Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Hotel

Sunday Morning Character Breakfast at the Covington Mill restaurant in the Disney Orlando Lake Buena Vista hotel / Disney Springs area - Walt Disney World Resort.

Sunday Morning Character Breakfast at the Covington Mill restaurant in the Disney Orlando Lake Buena Vista hotel / Disney Springs area - Walt Disney World Resort.

Covington Mill Restaurant – restaurant has a charming country feel with a faux porch and rocking chairs at the entrance; the buffet menu includes Mickey Mouse waffles, made-to-order omelet station and a nice selection of other breakfast options like fruit, cearls, yogurt, fresh baked breads and more.

Sunday Character Breakfast – Sunday 8:30AM – 11AM
Cost: Adult (age 10 & up) $30, Child: $10, ages 3 -10
No advance reservations – first come, first served
Disney Dining Plans not accepted

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