Have you ever DREAMED of eating with a certain character in Disney World?!
Recently, we asked our readers on Facebook an interesting question: If you could add ANY character dining to Disney World, which characters would you choose to dine with? There were some brilliant ideas in there that we NEED to discuss.
We’ve split the results into three categories: no-brainers, creative ideas, and additions/modifications. Between all three categories, we REALLY wish some of these ideas would actually happen.
Some of our readers’ ideas seemed like total no-brainers! Disney, why haven’t you gotten on these ideas yet?!
While we typically enjoy our time over at Oga’s Cantina in Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, we can’t help but feel like Batuu was a missed opportunity for a Star Wars character dining experience! Our readers suggested everyone from Yoda to Luke and Leia to Ewoks! Who doesn’t want to dine with the heroes of the galaxy?!
Another reader suggested a Disney World restaurant inspired by a dining experience on the Disney Cruise Line! Many can agree that the Disney classic Tangled deserves more than bathrooms, so why not create a Snuggly Duckling-inspired restaurant? Genius!
Finally, the characters that never get enough love in Disney World: VILLAINS!! We had a TON of responses with people dreaming of a dinner with Maleficent, the Evil Queen, Cruella, Captain Hook, Jafar, and Gaston!
You have the resources, Disney, we know it!
These next few ideas included characters we rarely talk about but would LOVE to see in Disney World!
Lately, everyone’s had Encanto on the brain! A few readers suggested a dining experience with the Madrigal family from Encanto! (And yes, Bruno SHOULD be invited!!) Imagine dining in THE Casita. Need we say more?
We also had a TON of votes for a Jack Sparrow/Pirates of the Caribbean-themed restaurant. We’re willing to ditch Tortuga Tavern in exchange for a new character dining meal. Who’s with us; should we stage a mutiny? And of course, Captain Barbossa will want some apples to be part of the meal.
Finally, we had quite a few suggestions for dinner with rare characters, like Jack & Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Baymax, Meg, Mirabel, and more!
One reader even suggested a Figment-themed character meal! If folks are willing to wait six hours for a Figment popcorn bucket, imagine what it might be like trying to get Advanced Dining Reservations for a Figment-centric character meal!
But he’s so cute, we can’t blame anyone for wanting more Figment representation. And as long as he’s wearing his holiday sweater during the winter months, we’d be happy to dine with Figment, if given the option!
This last category has some of the EASIEST new dining experiences that Disney could create, mainly because most of these restaurants already exist! For example, lots of people commented that they would like to see Moana & Maui join Lilo & Stitch at ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Duh, Disney!
Someone else suggested re-theming the character meal at Akershus Royal Banquet Hall to be Frozen-themed instead! It’s in the perfect location, after all!
Guests can meet the Beast at Be Our Guest, but what about Lumiere and Cogsworth? They’re the hosts of our meal there, right?
Finally, the idea pretty much everyone is waiting for…Tiana’s Place! If Disney doesn’t want to build an entirely new restaurant, one reader suggested a re-theme of Boatwrights in Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort. It’s the PERFECT place for it.
Boatwrights already has a menu to use for inspiration, since one of the restaurants onboard the Disney Cruise Line Wonder is Tiana’s Place! What do you think about these ideas? Got any opinions you’d like to share? Drop them in the comments! In the meantime, stay tuned for all the latest Disney news!
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