“We have been to Disney many times, but this year we want to try some new restaurants. In your opinion, what are the best breakfast buffets, character and non-character? We love Chrystal Palace and Tusker House. Any other suggestions?”
Thanks for a great question!
Personally, my family really love Cape May over at the Beach Club for breakfast. This is a character meal, currently with Minnie, Donald and Goofy in their beach gear, and is the usual buffet style including all the favourites like Mickey Waffles and pastries, fruits, cereals, eggs, bacon etc. Another not to be missed choice is Chef Mickeys over at the Contemporary Resort. I believe the current characters there are Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Pluto and Goofy. Depending on which characters you like there are a whole host of choices. Another really special breakfast experience is Cinderellas Royal Table in the Magic Kingdom. Food here is pre-plated but it does have an excellent choice of food. The Princesses here at the moment are Aurora, Jasmine, Snow White and Ariel.
Other character meals are Akershus in Norway in EPCOT with Princesses, Play and Dine at Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood Studios with Disney Junior friends, 1900 Park Fayre at the Grand Floridian with Mary Poppins and Alice, and Ohana at the Polynesian with Mickey and Lilo and Stitch.
Then there are the the non-character choices. A top recommendation is Boma over at Animal Kingdom Lodge. The African pastries and French Toast are divine. AKL is a beautiful resort too, well worth an explore after your meal. If you’ve never been to the Whispering Canyon Cafe over at Wilderness Lodge then you NEED to go to experience the Wild West and some great entertainment! They serve up a mighty fine breakfast and make sure that someone in your party asks for ketchup.
Prices for buffets vary and range from around $14.99 at the Whispering Canyon to $44.80 at CRT. Prices are as always subject to change. I believe they all accept the Dining Plan though vary on the number of Table Service credits they use.
As with any kind of Disney Dining, it is always best to make an Advanced Dining Reservation before your trip if there is somewhere you really want to go, especially if you’re going during peak season. ADRs can be made up to 180 days before your stay.
Have a great trip and be sure to let us know which you decided to try and what you thought.