Photo by monroet21.
We love to splurge on a fun character meal at least once on each of our trips to Disney. For this most recent trip we chose a breakfast at Tusker House, a restaurant we hadn’t had to pleasure of dining at before, but one we had heard good things about.
As is recommended for most table service meals (especially character ones), we made reservations well in advance, then arrived at our scheduled time. The hostess checked us in and ushered us to meet Donald in his safari gear and get our photograph taken with him. Unfortunately, the cost of the photograph is not included in the price of the character meal. This is the only time to see Donald during the experience, as he is not one of the characters who visits during the meal.
Tusker House serves a a delicious combination of orange, passion fruit, & guava juices they call “Jungle Juice”. Other juices and drinks are available, of course, but give this one a try!
Photo by monroet21.
Tusker House is a buffet that serves amazing and varied foods in a beautiful bazaar-like atmosphere with cart-like stations. There are all the typical American breakfast staples (eggs, bacon, Mickey waffles, pastries, etc.), but also the addition of tasty African dishes like beef bobotie, banana bread pudding, and mealie pap. The food is delicious, and I found the ethnic selections to be my favorites while my kids loved the doughnuts! (Sorry, folks, I forgot to take pictures of the food…you’ll just have to go and see it for yourself!)
The hardest part of the meal was breaking away from the excitement of the characters long enough to grab our food since as soon as we were seated, one character after another come around for a visit. There are decent breaks so you can eat your food, but the timing of our seating was such that we didn’t have one for awhile. Our children were thrilled, however, to visit with Goofy, Mickey, & Daisy. Goofy led the children in a delightful parade which included plenty of rhythmic instruments!
We had a wonderful breakfast, which fulfilled all my requirements for a great character meal for this trip: good food, great character interaction, and classic characters!
Entrée Price: $$$$
Average Fork Rating: 4.2
Mr. Diner: 4
Mrs. Diner: 4
Amazing Diner: 4
Sweet Diner: 5
Little Diner: 4