One of the best ways to connect on your Disney vacation is over a meal, and some of the best character dining experiences are making a return to Walt Disney World. For the first time in forever, guests can hug some of their favorite characters when they visit you at your table. We want to make sure you don’t miss out on these must-do dining experiences, so here’s a list just for you!

Crystal Palace: A Buffet with Characters
This classic Magic Kingdom buffet will see the return of character dining on September 20, 2022. Located at the end of Main Street U.S.A., Crystal Palace gives you the opportunity to meet Winnie the Pooh and his friends from the Hundred Acre Wood. Enjoy your fill of peel & eat shrimp, carved prime rib, seasonal ravioli, and more on this buffet menu!

Ohana Best Friends Breakfast
Have you dreamed of meeting Lilo & Stitch? At ‘Ohana Best Friends Breakfast, this dream can be a reality! Located at DIsney’s Polynesian Village Resort, guests can enjoy their fill of breakfast classic along with table-side visits from Lilo and Stitch. What’s on the menu? Mickey Waffles, Pineapple Coconut Breakfast Bread, Eggs, Bacon, a Moana Smoothie, and more. ‘Ohana Best Friends Breakfast returns September 27, 2022!

Cape May Cafe Minnie’s Beach Bash Breakfast
Enjoy a meal with Minnie and friends at Cape May Cafe! This buffet restaurant is located at Disney’s Beach Club Resort. Starting October 4, 2022, guests can enjoy a feast of breakfast favorites with hugs from some of your favorite Disney friends! This all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet features favorites like Mickey and Minnie Waffles, Salted Caramel “Beach Buns” and more.

With character hugs back in the parks again, the return of these character dining experiences just add to the fun! These reopening dates will be here before you know it, so if you’re visiting once these dining experiences are back be sure to make an advanced dining reservation. We can’t wait to see what other guest experiences make a return to the Most Magical Place on Earth in the near future!