Disney Character Dining in Tokyo Disney Resort. Honestly, I've never experienced this side of Disney before I had kids. In my head, I always thought that it was too expensive. I've never been one to line up for a photo op with a character, so I've never found the urge to go for Disney Character Dining. Now that I have kids, a lot of time in the parks is being spent on taking photos with the characters. Disney Character Dining has also become a big part of our travels to Disney. Life changed when I became a Dad and I love it. It opened up a whole new side of Disney travel to me.
It's fun being a parent in Disney. We get to dress the kids up. For this dining experience, I'd like to introduce you to Princess Mahina and Platypus Haku. We were staying at the Ambassador Hotel for this particular trip, so we decided to get up a little bit earlier to dress the kids up for this dining experience.
By the way, Character Breakfast at Chef Mickey is only for guests staying at the Ambassador Hotel. It is open to the public for lunch and dinner. Chef Mickey accepts Priority Seating. Priority Seating is highly recommended for Character Breakfast. I suggest making your Priority Seating reservation one month in advance. You can do that online via the Tokyo Disney Resort official site if you are a hotel guest. This restaurant is almost always fully booked for a chance to meet Mickey and his friends during breakfast.
If you happen to visit Chef Mickey for Character Breakfast, you will be able to meet Mickey, Minnie, Donald and Daisy. If you are super lucky, you might even get to meet Princess Mahina and Platypus Haku.
The seating in Chef Mickey is a mixture of sofa seats and wooden chairs. I really liked the atmosphere in this restaurant. It provided us with a fun and bright dining experience. There's also quite a bit of space in between tables, so that helped when the characters came along for a photo op.
Chef Mickey is a buffet style restaurant. For Character Breakfast, you are given 90 minutes to fill your tummy and meet the characters. Basically, the buffet area is split into two sections. One section serves up Western breakfast dishes and the other serves up Japanese breakfast dishes.
The food in Chef Mickey was pretty basic. You got your basic bacon, eggs, cereal, ham and such. There was also a drink bar that offered a variety of juices and milk. For the Japanese side of things, there was porridge, fish, tofu, udon and a whole lot of side dishes. I don't know about you guys, but when I am at Disney, I pig out. As you can see from the pictures below, there was a lot of food to choose from. Eat your heart out for 90 minutes. Chef Mickey takes care of his guests. This ain't Character Breakfast at Crystal Palace Restaurant. Mickey does not want his guests to walk away hungry.
Out of all the food being served, the Sakura Mickey pancakes and the cereal section of the buffet stood out. The Sakura Mickey pancakes had a little bit of a flowery taste and I really enjoyed adding the different sauces and toppings to my pancakes. The cereal section just blew me away. Can you imagine having a bowl of corn flakes with milk, topped with jellybeans and popcorn? Now, that's one way to keep the kids at bay. That will get them to seat down quietly for a good half an hour or so. It certainly kept this big kid quiet for a bit.
Prior to this review, Honorable Rat has reviewed 1 restaurant in Tokyo Disney Resort when it comes to Disney Character Breakfast Dining. We've reviewed Disney Character Breakfast at Crystal Palace Restaurant. Chef Mickey definitely destroys Disney Character Breakfast at Crystal Palace Restaurant.
Chef Mickey served up a large selection of breakfast food. It provided us with a really nice atmosphere to dine in and the characters frequently paid us a visit at our table. We didn't have to wait for more than 15 minutes for either Mickey, Minnie, Donald or Daisy to pay us a visit at our table. However, the food on offer was pretty basic. There was nothing special about the food apart from the Sakura Mickey Pancakes and that crazy cereal section. With that being said, Character Breakfast at Chef Mickey was still a really memorable experience. Princess Mahina and Platypus Haku were all smiles when they left the restaurant. To a Disney Dad, that's the most important thing when visiting a Disney Resort.
Honorable Rating: Mmm, This is Good (4/5)