I recently experienced two different Character Breakfasts at the Walt Disney World Resort. In May, I went to Cape May Cafe Character Breakfast with my mom and son. In June I went to Ohana with my husband. Character dining experiences are very popular and many need to be reserved months in advance. If you're interested in a breakfast experience, I am here to give you some feedback on two of the options you have that are based out of Walt Disney World hotels. To view the images in a larger form, simply click on the photo.
Cape May Cafe
Located at Disney's Beach Club Resort, this buffet breakfast experience features Goofy, Donald, and Minnie. We had a 10:30am reservation and showed up at about 10am. We were given a pager and then called to sit a few minutes later.
We were seated at a half-booth right next to the buffet line. The food was average. You have to remember that you're paying for the character experience, not gourmet food. They had Mickey waffles, french toast, eggs, pancakes, potatoes, fruit, cereal, biscuits, etc. All standard buffet breakfast fare.
The characters showed up at our table almost as soon as the waitress left from taking our drink order. The characters were dressed in beach attire, to go along with the theme! My son is afraid of characters, people with face paint, and similar things. He was afraid when they came by. The only way he would get remotely close was if I was holding him. As you can see, he was more fascinated with the Mickey Waffles than anything else going on!
Located at the Polynesian Resort, this character breakfast has a different twist to it The experience was more interactive, but the food more limited. If you're not paying attention, you just may miss the desk to check in! It is located at the top of the main staircase. We happened to walk right past it because the physical location of the restaurant is on the other side of the upstairs lobby.
Ohana character breakfast differs from many other table service restaurants in that it's all-you-care-to-eat at your table. When the hostess walked us to the table she picked up some traditional Hawaii breads. One had raisins and cinnamon, the other had pineapple chunks in it. I enjoyed the pineapple bread. Once seated the waitress/waiter will bring over mixed fruit and POG. There isn't a buffet line to walk through. A large skillet is brought to the table with a little of everything: biscuits, Mickey waffles, bacon, eggs, and breakfast potatoes. Everyone gets a serving of POG juice as well: pineapple, orange, and guava.