Resort Restaurant Reviews
Chef Mickey's at the Contemporary Resort
The first time I visited Chef Mickey's was in 1991 when it was located on the Empress Lily at Downtown Disney. My second visit was in 2010 for breakfast in it's current location at the Contemporary Resort. The characters were great and the food was good. I returned in 2011 for breakfast and this time the food was average. In 2013 I went to Chef Mickey's for dinner to celebrate my cousin's 3rd birthday. The food was again average but the characters were great expecially with the birthday boy. This is one of the most popular character dining experiences in Disney World and typically you need to get reservations 180 days out for breakfast. Sometimes you can get a late dinner (like us) closer to your trip. The easiest way to get to Chef Mickey's is to take a bus to the Magic Kingdom and hop on the monorail, unless you are staying at the monorail resort where you can just go a few stops. I would give over an hour to get there depending on which resort you are staying at and what time your reservations are for. If your going from the Magic Kingdom I would give 20 to 30 minutes.
Ohana at the Polynesian Village Resort
Ohana at the Polynesian Village Resort is one of my favorite character breakfasts. The first time I ate here was in 1997 when Chip, Dale, and Goofy greeeted guests. Since then I have eaten here 5 times and every breakfast has been delicious. The meal started with sweet bread and then the server brings out breakfast in a family style skillet, the servers used to bring around Mickey waffles but on my last visit in May 2015 Stitch waffles were already in the skillet. My sister has eaten here gluten free twice and the chef came out to speak with her, he then brought out her own skillet with everything that was gluten free. The characters are always a lot of fun and usually come around pretty quickly. Below is what the food looks like, the cupcake was because we ate at Ohana on my birthday.
1900 Park Fare- Grand Floridian
1900 Parke Fare is a character dining buffet at the Grand Floridian. I have eaten here twice, the first time was great and the second time was average. The characters and the food were great in 2010. The Cinderella meeting guests was the nicest I have met and Prince Charming was great too. The Tremaine sisters are always fun as is their mother Lady Tremaine. In 2011 I ate here again with my family and the food seemed to get cold really fast and the characters were rushing to get through tables. I have heard nothing but good things about the character breakfast which features Alice and the Mad Hatter.
Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Review- Fort Wilderness
Hoop-Dee-Doo is a musical review at Fort Wilderness. The show can be seen once or twice a night depending on the season. Most people take the boat from outside the Magic Kingdom to Fort Wilderness so you should leave your resort with a good amount of traveling time, I usually leave 2 hours before the sitting so you have enough time to take the bus to the park and then the boat and also have time to check in. The show is very funny and interactive with some guests being choosen to go onstage. The food is served family style and includes: ribs, chicken, mashed potatoes, corn bread, and strawberry shortcake. I have seen the show 3 times and have enjoyed it each time. It is very lively so if you have a little one who doesn't like loud noises wait a bit till they are older. If you are on the dining plan this show is two credits per person. Yes it is a bit pricey but it is a lot of fun and you will really enjoy yourself.