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No, it doesn’t have princesses, but Epcot’s Garden Grill breakfast has something else no other character breakfast can claim – a revolving restaurant.
Here’s a deep dive into Chip ‘n Dales Harvest Feast at The Garden Grill in Epcot.
As of Disney World’s re-opening in 2020, character meals do not have characters that come around for pictures, hugs and autographs like they used to. Hopefully, they return soon.
Garden Grill breakfast location
Situated in Epcot’s Future World, The Garden Grill restaurant is part of The Land Pavilion.
It joins two rides, Soarin’ Around the World and Living with the Land, as well as an indoor food court, Sunshine Seasons.
The Garden Grill is located on the top floor of the pavilion and rotates 360 degrees (in an hour). Diners enjoy scenes from the Living with the Land exhibit and ride as they happily feast on breakfast while meeting their favorite Disney characters.
Arrive at Epcot by bus, skyliner, boat, monorail or car! It’s the ONLY Disney park served by all forms of transportation.
Once inside Epcot’s main gate, proceed past Spaceship Earth and take a right turn toward The Land.
Coming from the Friendship Boats? Continue straight through World Showcase past the United Kingdom and Canada and turn left towards Future World.
The Land Pavilion is on your left once in Future World.
Garden Grill breakfast characters
Four Disney characters sign autographs and take pictures: Chip and Dale, Mickey Mouse and Pluto. In fact, you will see Mickey in his farmer overalls as he plants and tends to his crops in The Land.
If you have a Chip ‘n Dale fan in your party (like me!), you will love their Harvest Feast. Besides Garden Grove (located in the Swan resort), it’s the only character meal they attend.
Garden Grill breakfast menu
Served family-style, you never have to leave your table and be concerned you will miss a character interaction. Food is served in hot skillets proportioned to the number of people in your party.
Seconds, or even thirds, are readily available.
We could hardly finish our skillet for two! I blame the hot, gooey cinnamon buns.
Breakfast starts with a beverage including Disney’s passion fruit, orange and guava juice. This stuff is addicting. Not too sweet, not too sour.
Next, come the fresh fruit and cinnamon rolls. Our fruit was fresh and included pineapple, melon, strawberries, and grapes. The cinnamon roll was hot out of the oven dripping with white icing. This is definitely sweet!
Try not to fill up on the cinnamon roll because the real food comes next.
Your skillet includes:
- sausage links
- scrambled eggs
- tater tots
- Mickey waffles with a chocolate hazelnut dipping sauce
If you have been to the ‘Ohana character breakfast at the Polynesian, you’ll find the food here pretty similar. Nothing really stands out, yet it’s all delicious and filling. Truthfully, it’s breakfast and not that difficult.
Plus, you enjoy a neat venue with a rotating restaurant and Chip ‘n Dale.
Garden Grill reservations
I have not had a problem making a Disney character meal reservation here whether that be for breakfast or lunch. However, I plan our days and character meals 4-6 months in advance.
All Disney dining reservations open 180 days in advance.
Keep checking for openings if you can’t get your desired date or time at first.
Reservations often open up the week before as people are changing their plans and need to cancel. A ten-dollar deposit allows you to secure a reservation. If you’re a no-show and don’t properly cancel, expect to be charged this deposit.
Remember, a valid Epcot park ticket for that day is required to access The Garden Grill for either breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Garden Grill breakfast cost 2019 and hours
If you don’t have the Disney Dining plan, breakfast will cost around the following (as of fall 2019):
- adults $40.47
- children (3-9) $24.50
Prices are inclusive of tax and gratuity.
One table credit is required for the Dining Plan.
- Breakfast 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
- Lunch 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
- Dinner 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM
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Have you been to Chip ‘n Dales Harvest Feast at the Garden Grill? Did you like it? What is your favorite character meal? Let me know in the comments!
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