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    • clyde0523

      Registered: May 2014
      Posts: 14
      Review Date: Sat May 31, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 7 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros):

      we ate here because we were told it was a must do activity for our first Disney trip. the food was decent and the characters were fun, but i'm not sure we'll be going back. it just wasn't as good as some of the other places we ate.
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      Registered: May 2014
      Posts: 1
      Review Date: Thu May 15, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 8 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): food was better then expected, good character interaction
      Cons: waitress felt rushed, the food layout seemed scattered

      after checking into our resort my family and i hopped onto a bus then the monorail for your first dinner at disney. check in was fast and efficient and after about 5 mins we were called to have our pictures taken with the mickey statue and get our table.

      the waitress took our drink order and very quickly mentioned how the food was layed out. the real stand item of the meal was the sliced turkey. it was incredibly moist and had great flavor. also there was this chocolate mousse on a mini oreo type dessert that was out of this world!! everything else (mashed potato, mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, veggies etc) were good but typical quality for a buffet.

      now the characters. they were fun. they interacted with all of us, not just the kids, and seemed to take time at each table for pictures and autographs. we saw pluto 3 times at different restaurants and he is by far the best. try calling him goofy!!

      all in all in left satisfied and excited for the rest of the trip!
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      Registered: August 2013
      Posts: 16
      Review Date: Tue March 11, 2014 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 5 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): It is one of the signature restaurants - Fun Atmosphere
      Cons: Food is standard fare, not alot of variety - can be noisy. Overpriced if not on Dining Plan

      Everyone who goes to Disney World should try to eat at Chef Mickely's once for the experience.

      The food is standard buffet food although there is a large selection. Dessert selection seemed more limited than before (6 years ago). Characters are great at interacting with you. Service can be hit or miss.

      You must have reservations for this restaurant and you may still wait for a table past the reservation time.

      If you really don't care about Character Experiences and just want a good meal, then there are MANY other better choices in WDW.
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      Registered: January 2014
      Posts: 1
      Review Date: Tue January 28, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 8 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Fun atmosphere; Parmesan potatoes!
      Cons: Prime rib replaced with Roast beef and sushi!

      Chef Mickey's has been our family's favorite place to eat dinner for over 20 years. Our last visit, however, was a little disappointing. Besides the fact that we paid over $200 for a family of 4 to eat dinner, some of the food we have grown to love has been replaced. We always enjoyed the prime rib. However, the prime rib has been replaced by roast beef. When we asked the server why, he stated Disney did a survey and they wanted to offer more variety, so that got rid of the delicious prime rib and added roast beef, mussels, and sushi. Well, I'm not sure who they surveyed, but this is a FAMILY restaurant, and I'm not so sure who would eat that stuff. Very disappointing since the prime rib was always a favorite. With all this being said, we still love Chef Mickey's, just not a much. One thing is for sure - the parmesan potatoes are out of this world and the best thing on the buffet! Please bring back the PRIME RIB!!!
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      Registered: March 2011
      Posts: 67
      Review Date: Sun January 26, 2014 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 3 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Characters
      Cons: Boring Food, denied simple request, didn't get to see all the characters

      I booked a reservation at Chef mickeys at the Contemporary.

      I showed up 15 minutes prior to be reservation and ended up waiting for 30 an hour after the reservation time.

      I had done character meals before at Cinderella's Royal Table and Akershus at Epcot. Both of those had a picture with Cinderella or Belle included. The actual Princesses, not statues. here I was ushered to a statue of Chef Mickey for a picture I was charged $35 for on top of the cost of the meal.

      When I made the reservation and when I checked in I made one simple request. i love the monorail. I really love the fact that it travels INSIDE the Contemporary so i requested a table with a view of the Monorail. Instead I was put in the corner near the bathrooms.

      I'll touch on the food first. It was standard buffet fare. Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, spaghetti and meatballs, salad, etc. My server said there was Prime Rib at the carving station. I get there and it is Roast Beef. The fact that they both come from a cow is the only similarity between the two.

      The dessert station consisted of the cheap ice cream that melts quickly, a variety of toppings including Recees Pieces, nuts, and chocolate and strawberry syrup. Also there were brownies there were very rich and delicious, tiny cheesecakes which had no taste, and small cupcakes that were barely one bite. I've seen a better selection at my local Golden Coral.

      5 characters in total visit you while you eat. Well, 5 characters in theory. Chef Mickey was the first to visit put only stayed long enough for a picture before leaving. Waitress Minnie was the same way. Only stayed long enough for a picture. Chef Goofy was the only good interaction as he took time to motion he liked my trademark fantasia style hat and lanyard full of Princess pins and staying for 2 pictures. Chef Donald passed my up. I had to ask my server to get him to come back for a picture. Chef Pluto merely high fived me on his way past. i asked my server to ask him to come back for a picture. I waited...and waited...and waited but he never returned. I ended up leaving without a picture with Pluto.

      Every 20 minutes or so was "dance party" consisting of the characters swinging napkins over there heads. A slap in the face from the tear inducing Wishing Ceremony at CRT or the super cute princess Parade at Akershus.

      Also the music in the background were pop versions of classic Disney songs which i did not like. Why mess like classics? But that's just me.

      I had better food at home. I had better character interactions at the parks which added to everything in the parks is the better value. I won't be returning to Chef Mickey's. I don't think you should go there either.
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      Registered: February 2007
      Location: PA
      Posts: 17
      Review Date: Sat January 18, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): characters, food

      We ate here on 1/2/2014 and also on 1/9/2014. The experience was wonderful each time. The first time we were concentrated on getting all of our autographs and pictures and the second time we could relax and actually watch the fireworks from the MK since we were right by the window. Will definiately go back when we return, never a bad experience at Chef Mickey.
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      Registered: September 2012
      Location: Wisconsin
      Posts: 44
      Review Date: Fri January 17, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 5 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Characters, mickey shaped mac n cheese, desserts
      Cons: Food restroom in lower level.

      The characters are great, the food was not so good. The food was not hot, sometimes barely warm. Same food offered at cheaper places. Would much rather have breakfast here. My DD 10 wasn't feeling well and had to walk down a flight of stairs to get to the bathroom everytime.
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      Registered: January 2014
      Posts: 18
      Review Date: Thu January 9, 2014 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Food & characters
      Cons: Picture isn't with the real "Chef Mickey"

      We had supper here on December 5th, 2014. I was afraid after I read reviews on this meal! Boys was I happy after I had my first plate of food! Everything here was fantastic!!! Salads were delicious, salmon was delicious, carving station was awesome! Lobster cheese ravioli amazing! Desserts were very good also. Character interaction was very good also. My 7 year old was wearing a Goofy hat and this got her lots of attention! We saw most characters twice except for Minnie who we only saw once. We were ready to leave and had not seen Mickey, so we mentioned this to a table clearer who went above and beyond with his help! He went to clear this up right away and we just had to go to the handler when we were ready to leave and he went to get Mickey for us. So this wasn't a big issue. We had a wonderful meal here and were very pleased with it! I'd go back for dinner. The napkin dance is lots of fun also.
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      Registered: May 2007
      Posts: 50
      Review Date: Mon November 25, 2013 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 6 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Characters
      Cons: Food

      We ate dinner here on 11/8/13. We were staying at the Contemporary, this was our arrival day and it was convenient. They were quick to seat us and the service was good as well. It was my nephew's birthday and they went WAY out of their way to make it special for him, for which I will be eternally grateful (and is the only reason I give them a 6).

      The food was another story. We have been eating here for years. For the last few years, it has been for the characters (and not the food since the food has been in steady decline). It has the Fab 5, nattily dressed, making for great pics. After this trip, I think we may call it a day on this one. The choices on the buffet and the quality of the food have reached a level that has become unacceptable for what you pay (more so for dinner than breakfast, but I'm giving that one up as well). I found very little that was appetizing on the buffet and ate very little as a result. Our kids are getting older and pics with the characters are not as important to them anymore. We will probably look for better food and less characters in future trips to Disney.
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      Registered: June 2010
      Posts: 46
      Review Date: Tue October 29, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Great characters, good food

      A great meal. The buffet was very basic food, but good. My husband loved the carving station and went back for beef several times. The soup of the day when we were there was a chicken and corn chowder and it was out of this world. The only thing I tried that wasn't good was the chicken nuggets from the kids section - they were over cooked. We really liked the deserts, especially the soft serve ice cream.

      The characters were fantastic as always. I was at the buffet when Donald came by and our server let him know and he came back for a picture. My husband had on a shirt with Pluto on it, so Pluto made a big deal out of that and it was really cute.
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      Registered: September 2012
      Location: Missouri
      Posts: 8
      Review Date: Wed August 21, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Great food & fun characters
      Cons: nothing

      Great as always! More food choices than anyone could eat. Characters make sure to interact with all tables.
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      Registered: January 2007
      Location: Indianpolis, Indiana
      Posts: 22
      Review Date: Tue July 16, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Plenty of variety!

      We try to eat here every chance we get. We had a party of 13 at 5:00 dinner and we are so lucky we called months in advance because I tried to change the time, and nothing was open for us! We went with another family who have a few members who are vegetarians. My family has a few who are allergic to peanuts, eggs, and poultry. There was so much food to choose from that it met everyones expectations. I don't think they have peanuts as a topping for a dessert anymore, but they do have reese's pieces. I have also loved the breakfast, but dinner is a great option, too.
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      Registered: July 2013
      Posts: 5
      Review Date: Tue July 16, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 10 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Selection, Mickey Mouse
      Cons: none

      Food is very good and well stocked. Very good service. Mickey comes to the table for pictures so no need to wait in line in the park. Also had a good dessert selection. We all ate way too much!
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      Registered: June 2012
      Location: Central Illinois
      Posts: 14
      Review Date: Tue July 9, 2013 Would you recommend the product? Yes | | Rating: 9 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros): Food and characters

      I have never found the food itself to be anything but plentiful in options, fresh and varied.
      Character intervention is better here than at other Character Meals we have been to.
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      Registered: November 2011
      Posts: 18
      Review Date: Tue June 11, 2013 Would you recommend the product? No | | Rating: 4 

      Positive aspects of the product (pros):
      Cons: timing of characters, food quality

      This meal has gradually gone down hill since we first started coming here. Our first issue was with the characters. We sat for a very long time at the beginning of our meal and saw no characters. By the time our waitress brought the check we still had not seen 2 of the characters. I had to make our waitress aware of this so we could leave, because I was not paying for the meal until then. I also witnessed our waitress be very rude to a table next to us. They had a question and she looked at them and put her hand up and very rudely and said "I will be with you in a few minutes" repeatedly. The food quality is horrible. I couldn't find one appetizing thing on the buffet. It was horrible. The only reason I continue to come here is for the characters. It is not worth the cash!
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