Moving right along on my WDW bucket list…ahhh the table service restaurants. Do you have a WDW bucket list? You should! It’s chock full of fun ideas to do while you’re visiting. You can check mine out here.
Chef Mickey’s is located at the Contemporary Resort in the Magic Kingdom area of Walt Disney World. What’s great about that? You can easily spend your day at Magic Kingdom and then jump on the monorail to the Contemporary for a meal.
Oh the monorail-I love the monorail. We may have ridden it twice.
To get to Chef Mickey’s from riding the monorail you must go down an elevator which is a little confusing. I’m guessing that if you stayed at the Contemporary you’d get used to the monorail way. Our Home is Wilderness Lodge so we weren’t used to it.
After signing in at the hostess desk we were invited to go and get a picture taken by the WDW professional picture takes and since we had memory maker of course we said yes!
Row was a little crazed at our table reservations. I would say the waiting/over stimulation was what did it. She enjoyed terrorizing me and jumping on the couches. Note the look on mine and her face-exactly. They also had a tv area for the littles while they waited.
Like I said-terrorized…..but hey it is what it is. Uhem rapid movement.
We sat at our table and there was a great buffet! I really liked that everyone had an opportunity to choose what they liked. I would say the food was not as great as the non buffet table service dining offered at WDW but the atmosphere more than made up for it. The Fab 5 to be exact-Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Donald, and Pluto all dressed in Chef’s outfits came table to table for pictures and autographs. Now let it be known that 2 year olds and characters don’t exactly mix. I was hoping when she saw her girl Don Duck and Ninnie she would be excited but she was less than. I however was!
Not feeling it…
and notice the gaze….
and then she considered touching her….
The characters were amazing. We were celebrating Row’s birthday while on vacay so she got a special treat!
and even Mickey came over and blew her a special birthday kiss.
The characters really knew how to handle the littles and never over stepped their boundaries which is oh so appreciated for mommies of introverts. The bread pudding btw was so amazing.
Chef Mickey’s is definitely one for the bucket list. If you have a meal plan that includes table service dining you should definitely book Chef Mickey. I know we will be back when Row’s a little older. The downside of eating at character dining restaurants is you have to wait sometimes for the character rounds. They will come back to you, they will dance, and you will have an amazing time.
Did I mention that the monorail could be seen running through the hotel the whole time we ate-super cool!