The Best Character Dining in Disney's Animal Kingdom

Donald's Safari Breakfast

Donald's Safari Breakfast

Dining with your favorite characters is a treasured memory from a Walt Disney World trip. From Mickey Mouse to Donald Duck, you’re sure to spot some of Disney’s most cherished Animal Kingdom characters at one of the dining options below. Aside from a unique dining experience, character meals are an ideal opportunity to gather 5-6 autographs at once!

Donald’s Safari Breakfast

Donald Duck and friends make sure tables are happy with their food and ready to head out on an adventure in Animal Kingdom. During this all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, Donald greets all guests, posing for photos and signing autographs. Among the usual breakfast treats of frittatas and scrambled eggs are special Mickey Mouse-shaped waffles.

Tip: Book an early reservation to glimpse the Tree of Life without the crowds.

  • Breakfast only
  • $15-$35.99 per person
Donald’s Safari Lunch

Quack up your Lunch with Donald Duck, Daisy Duck and other characters as they make the rounds at tables during Donald’s Safari lunch. Savour African fare in the all-you-can eat spit-roasted, carved meats, salads, stews, including a special kids’ buffet. Make sure to have a pen and paper ready for photos and autograph signing.
  • Lunch only
  • $15-$35.99 per person
Character Autograph Tips
  • Make sure to have a thick permanent marker for costumed characters with gloves or paws.
  • Characters make their rounds fast so have your camera, marker and autograph book ready!
  • Other than an autograph book, consider other items to be signed: plastic plate or cup, drinking bottle, t-shirts, hats, backpacks, etc.
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