Jessica C. (NDI#21) (81 Posts)

Living in Delaware her whole life, Jessica did not know much about Walt Disney World until she went at 13 years old. That initial trip, though, got her hooked on the magic. As the years went on, she did everything she could to learn more about Disney (including watching documentaries and reading books). She did not know many people that shared her passion until she discovered the wonders of the internet and the Disney community found on it. She has gotten involved with as many Disney projects as she can, including writing the weekly news articles for The Disney Driven Life and writing for her own blog, The True Disney Fan. Jessica has also taken on a position with Celebrations Magazine, working the social media aspects of the publication. Through all these platforms, Jessica strives to bring as much Disney magic as possible into her everyday life, and she works to share it with everyone she meets!

Walt Disney World announced last week that a popular buffet, Chef Mickey’s, would get a few added meals, but only for a short time.  From September 19th to October 2nd, Chef Mickey’s will offer lunch from 12:30pm to 2:30pm and will include character interactions just as at breakfast and dinner.

This was added due to the popularity of the restaurant and the necessity for more dining options during the free dining package season.  This lunchtime opening is not just open to guests with the dining plan though, anyone can book a lunch reservation there.  The cost is $28.75 for adults and $15.97 for ages 3 to 9.  Under 3 years old is free.

I am curious if they are doing this as a test, seeing if this lunch option is popular to guests.  Free dining time is always a good time to try new dining options to see the popularity.  I think this is a great option and would be excited to see this continue next year during free dining or even be added permanently!

Contributed by: Jessica C. (NDI#21). Jessica is our resident “Gossip Girl” and creator of The True Disney Fan Blog.


  1. Very interesting! You would have thought that this would only have been opened in this capacity during the busy summer months… Maybe you can followup with an update in the future. I am interested to know if the restaurant remains with this new dining options!

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