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Character Dining

Spring 2013

Do you want to make your dream of dining with your favorite characters a reality? Then enjoy a character interaction at one of the local attractions or resorts. Dining guests will have a chance to meet their favorite characters while the characters circulate around the restaurant. The atmosphere is fun and relaxed with characters visiting tables, taking time for autographs and photo opportunities.

Families can Dine with Elmo and Friends on select days at Busch Gardens’ Sesame Street Safari of Fun. Fill up on hugs from everyone’s favorite characters, delicious food served buffet-style and family together-time during these unique dining experiences. The menu includes items sure to please both adults and kids alike. Cost of lunch includes one free 6x7 photo per family. The Sesame Street characters also host special event dining experiences at Busch Gardens several times a year to celebrate character birthdays and select holidays.

Breakfast with Donald Duck, lunch with the Disney princesses and dinner with Mickey Mouse might comprise a perfect day for some young visitors to Walt Disney World Resort. The lovable Disney characters get up close for photos and autographs at special dining experiences in the theme parks and resorts. Meals generally are buffet style and every character promises a stop at each table.

Guests will feel as if they have been transported to the tranquil gardens of Central Park after stepping into the Garden Grove restaurant in the Walt Disney World Swan Resort. The centerpiece of this unique restaurant is a beautiful 25-foot oak tree, adorned with twinkling lights and paper lanterns, a true spectacle for diners. Experience creative American cuisine served daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The young at heart will enjoy Disney character dining at dinner nightly and for breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays.

As the most visible symbol of the American space program, astronauts hold a special place in the hearts and minds of the public. It’s no wonder, then, that one of the most popular Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex programs is Lunch With an Astronaut, an exclusive opportunity for guests to roll up their sleeves and rub elbows with America’s finest. Offered daily at 12:00 p.m. is a delicious buffet luncheon followed by a lighthearted video presentation highlighting “everyday” life on the space shuttle. Then, the definitive main course: an in-depth, personalized presentation by the featured astronaut, followed by a question and answer session and photo opportunity. Lunch With an Astronaut tickets are available for purchase in addition to a regular Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex admission.

Universal Orlando Resort guests can be a part of an extraordinary, new entertainment experience for their family that includes a special character breakfast. Children of all ages will get to meet some very special friends, the characters from the new Universal’s Superstar Parade.Guests will be able to share special moments with their favorite characters – creating mayhem with the Minions from the new Despicable Me Minion Mayhem attraction, posing for photos with Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants or getting coveted autographs from Dora & Diego. Later that day, guests will feel like celebrities as they get special viewing access to enjoy Universal’s Superstar Parade.

Be sure to book your experience in advance so your dreams of dining with your favorite characters can come true.