When thinking about Disney meals, I personally love the counter service meals. Something quick, simple and yummy will suffice for my family. This changed a couple years back when I planned a large family get-together in Walt Disney World. We knew we wanted to hit a character meal as this would be our son Bubba’s first time to “The World”. I immediately thought “Chef Mickey’s sounds fun!”, so I made an ADR (Advanced Dining Reservation) right away. Little did I know at the time, it would become a must-do!
So, let’s enjoy a calm ride, and let the magic begin… Please stand clear of the doors. ¡Por favor manténgase alejado de las puertas!
We boarded the Monorail at the Magic Kingdom and enjoyed a short but leisurely ride over to Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Not only did it drop us off, but it took us right INTO the hotel! After departing the Monorail, we took an elevator down to fourth floor (stairs and an escalator are also available). We then checked in with the hostess 10 minutes prior to our ADR time as suggested, and had the above photo taken before we were seated. Adjacent to Chef Mickey’s is a comfortable area to sit while waiting for Chef Mickey to call you to your table. It offers a view of Bay Lake and is next to The Outer Rim Lounge as well where adults can enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail.
|One of my favorites! My little goofball with Goofy!|
Dinner was fantastic and as with any buffet, you were allowed to go back as much as you wanted. Even though our tummies were full, we all decided we had to have dessert after seeing this: