List of Character Dining Locations That Remain Closed at Disney World

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Walt Disney World Resort offers Guests a variety of character dining experiences. However, since the Resort reopened after a closure caused by the pandemic, many of the character dining experiences have yet to reopen.

Here are the character dining locations that have not reopened so that you can better plan your Disney World vacation.

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Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Akershus is a Disney Princess dining experience at the Norway Pavilion in EPCOT. Disney has not announced when this will be reopening and the official Disney website simply says the character dining is “currently unavailable”.

When the location is open Guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at Akershus with Disney royalty such as Belle, Cinderella, Snow White, and more. Click here to read our full guide.

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Cinderella’s Royal Table

Cinderella’s Royal Table is the iconic dining location inside of Cinderella Castle at the Magic Kingdom. While you can dine at Cinderella’s Royal Table, the Disney Princesses are currently not attending the banquet.

Is it worth dining here without meeting the Disney Princesses? Personally, I do not think so. The characters truly make this meal special and we cannot wait for them to return.

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‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort will have its grand reopening on July 9. While characters like Stitch used to host a fantastic breakfast at ‘Ohana the restaurant is reopening without the character experience.

If you love ‘Ohana breakfast it will still be served, however, and I recommend grabbing a reservation.

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1900 Park Fare

Inside Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, 1900 Park Fare offer Guests breakfast and dinner with some of your favorite Disney Characters. You can see Winnie the Pooh, Mary Poppins, and more!

Unfortunately, 1900 Park Fare has not reopened, and there is currently no reopening date is in sight.

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Crystal Palace

Tucked inside of Main Street, U.S.A. at the Magic Kingdom you can enjoy a meal at the Crystal Palace. Character interactions are currently suspended, but the restaurant is still serving up lunch and dinner.

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Storybook Dining at Artist Point

Dining with Snow White, the Evil Queen, Grumpy, and Dopey is a highlight at Artist Point inside of Disney’s Wilderness Lodge. No word on when this offering will return.

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Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast

Bon Voyage Adventure Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno over at Disney’s Boardwalk is temporarily unavailable. The character dining which features characters from The Little Mermaid and Tangled has not returned since the restaurant reopened. You can eat at Trattoria al Forno, which I do still recommend as the food is superb.

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Cape May Cafe

Cape May at Disney’s Beach Club is reopened with a completely modified menu and no character dining experience for breakfast.

You can read our review of Cape May breakfast without the characters here.

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Again, for these dining locations, Disney has remained tight-lipped on when character dining will return. Stay tuned to Inside the Magic as we will continue to update you on the latest character dining news!

As for the character dining experiences such as Chef Mickey’s, or Tusker House that have reopened, they are modified and may seem a little different than what you are used to.

What character dining do you most want to return at Walt Disney World? Let us know in the comments!

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