I have made one more revision to my list of character meals, with the addition of a Lilo & Stitch character breakfast at Disney Studios. Besides lacking a character breakfast in this particular theme park, I read that PCH Grill at Disneyland’s Paradise Pier hotel now has a Lilo & Stitch character breakfast, and really liked the idea! Also, I learned that WDW has a bunch of character breakfasts in non-WDW hotels; usually only on select days. For example; Garden Grove Cafe at the Swan has a character breakfast on Saturday; as well as a character dinner every day (its called Gulliver’s Grill for Dinner-- odd) Baskerville’s at the Grosvener Hotel has a character breakfast on Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Saturdays; Watercress at Wyndham Place has one on Sundays; Coral Cafe at the Dolphin has on on Sundays as well; and Covington Mill Restaurant at the Hilton also has one on Sundays. If we overlook the fact that most off-property character breakfasts are on select days only, WDW has as many as 13 character breakfasts!
I placed the Lilo & Stitch character meal at Soundstage Restaurant, since the theming is looser than Hollywood & Vine (Soundstage at Disney-MGM had a loosely-themed movie wrap party theme, whereas Hollywood & Vine has a more apparent Hollywood Heyday theme). Here is my newly revised lineup of character meals in my Disney theme park resort:
Crystal Palace:[/B] Similar to its Walt Disney World and Tokyo Disneyland counterparts, The Crystal Palace is a buffet restaurant offering character meals at Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Guests are joined by Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit, and Eeyore at all 3 meals!
The Crystal Palace is located on Main Street, USA at the corner of Main Street and the central hub. Despite its Main Street, USA location, Crystal Palace can also be entered from Adventureland in the back! This would give guests the best of both “lands”, since WDW’s Crystal Palace can only be entered from Main Street and Tokyo’s only from Adventureland!
[B]Global Grill:[/B] Located inside The Earth pavillion in Discoveryland, Global Grill holds an Ice Cream Social with Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Chip and Dale; daily at 3pm.
[B]Liberty Tree Tavern:[/B] Similar to its WDW counterpart, Liberty Tree Tavern is located on Liberty Street (part of Main Street, USA), and offers character dining at Dinner. Guests are joined by Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, and Meeko.
[B]Lumière’s:[/B] Located on the second floor of Beauty and the Beast Castle, Lumière’s hosts a character breakfast similar to the one held at Cinderella’s Royal Table in WDW’s Magic Kingdom.
Characters include Belle, Cinderella, Snow White, Aladdin, Jasmine, and Peter Pan (inside the dining hall); along with Sleeping Beauty, who greets guests in the lobby.
Hollywood & Vine:[/B] Similar to its Disney-MGM counterpart at WDW, Hollywood & Vine holds character Lunch buffet from 11:30AM to 2:45PM. (IIRC, Hollywood & Vine used to have character meals, but Disney-MGM discontinued all character dining in the park). Guests are joined by Minnie, Daisy (both wearing Hollywood Starlet Outfits), Goofy (in a gangster outfit), Pluto, Chip & Dale.
[B]Soundstage Restaurant:[/B] Much like the former Soundstage Restaurant at Disney-MGM in Orlando, this restaurant is loosely themed to a movie wrap party. Soundstage Restaurant offers a character breakfast each morning, in which guests are joined by Mickey (in a movie director’s outfit), Lilo, Stitch, Meg (from Hercules) Esmerelda, and Mulan.
Fulton’s Crab House:[/B]
Like its WDW’s Downtown Disney counterpart, Fulton’s Crab House is located inside a building shaped like a giant riverboat, which sits on water. At my Disney theme park resort, Fulton’s Crab House sits on a waterway alongside Downtown Disney, at the end of Downdown Disney Marketplace right by Downtown Disney’s center where DD Marketplace and DD Paradise Plaza (the entertainment district much like Disneyland’s Downtown Disney has) join. The monorail stop for Downtown Disney is also located in the center of Downtown Disney as well.
In addition to it’s seafood menu for lunch and dinner, Fulton’s Crab House also
holds a character breakfast each morning, with a buffet menu similar to Donald’s Breakfastosarus at WDW’s Animal Kingdom, but stripped of its dinosaur/prehistoric theming. Characters include Donald, Daisy, Scrooge McDuck, Mickey, Goofy, and Pluto.
1900 Park Faire:[/B]
Breakfast: Alice, Mad Hatter, White Rabbit, Pinocchio, Mary Poppins, and Bert
Afternoon Tea: This is a children’s activity session as well for children 3-10 years old, much like the Wonderland Tea Party at WDW’s 1900 Park Faire. Characters include Alice, the Mad Hatter, and the White Rabbit
Dinner: Cinderella, Prince Charming, Fairy Godmother, Pinocchio, Geppetto and Jiminy Cricket.
[B]DISNEY’S CONTEMPORARY RESORT
Breakfast: Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, Chip & Dale
Dinner: Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Chip & Dale.
[B]DISNEY’S HOLLYWOOD HOTEL:
Roger’s Buffeteria:[/B] Themed to the 1988 movie Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Roger’s Buffeteria features character dining at Breakfast and Dinner, where Roger is joined by a wide variety of his Disney friends!
Breakfast: Roger, Minnie, Goofy, Max, Rafiki, and Timon
Dinner: Roger, Mickey, Donald, Pluto, Peter Pan, and Wendy
If anyone has questions, comments, and/or suggestions, please feel free to post! :mickey: