Back in October, we made our first family trip to Disneyland Paris. We had such an amazing time! I’ve broken down our trip into a handful of posts as I’ve just got so much to share… During our visit, we would walk past Cafe Mickey and see the families experience character dining and it looked amazing. O wished he could go in too, so we decided to book into Cafe Mickey in the Disney Village for a breakfast character dining experience on our final morning.
We had to wake the kids up as we’d left it late to book a table and could only get in at 8am. We got sorted and walked the short walk from our hotel to Cafe Mickey inside the Disney Village. We made our way inside and chose a table to one side of the restaurant, away from the windows. O was so tired after 4 days of walking around the park, having loads of fun and only a few hours sleep each night, so he spent the first ten minutes or so staring at the televisions. It’s the only restaurant where we noticed a television being switched on and it was the first screen that O had laid eyes on since we arrived.
We helped ourselves to the breakfast buffet, choosing from a selection of pastries and cakes, cereals and breads, fruits and juices, as well as a handful of cooked options. There was more than enough and we went back for seconds and thirds too, making sure we had had plenty to eat and made the most of the extra money we had to pay to eat there.
Whilst we were sitting at our tables, different characters would appear as if from nowhere to pop by and say hello! O was so excited to see Mickey Mouse – as was I! I was a little disappointed that Minnie didn’t appear too but you can’t have everything, hey…
O gave Mickey a big cuddle and a high five. He posed for photos with Mickey Mouse, Pluto, Chip (of Chip ‘n’ Dale) and a penguin from Mary Poppins. We did see Donald Duck too but he didn’t venture over to our side of the restaurant. The characters spent a decent amount of time at each table, so we didn’t feel like they were rushed and they could spend time fussing over O. Q fell asleep halfway through breakfast and missed most of what was going on, but I daresay he didn’t understand anyway!
If you’re planning a visit to Disneyland Paris, I’d definitely recommend booking a character dining experience. Not only do you get to try some delicious food, but to be up close and personal with a variety of characters for an hour or so is definitely worth it!