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Old 04-09-2013, 10:33 AM   #16
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Tusker house all the way!!! The food is better and i felt that there was more interaction with the characters.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:19 PM   #17
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Another vote for Tusker house! Food and service were great. Kids loved the characters there and they did a fun little parade at one point with the kids. I was very disappointed in our Chef Mickey breakfast and woudn't go back. When we ate at Tusker House we did an 8am reservation to enter the park early and get a few photos, ate breakfast and headed to the Safari at park opening and walked right on.
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:54 PM   #18
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I have yet to eat at Chef Mickeys, but I absolutely love Tusker House. It's got more "flair" in it's dishes, especially for the lunch buffet! Yum! Plus it's a way to try something new!

At Tusker I have found the following characters: Donald (outside) with Mickey, Goofy, Daisy, and sometimes we had Minnie inside as well. Characters are never guaranteed at meals, and always subject to change, but Mickey is a pretty safe bet.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:44 PM   #19
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I think you see that everyone loves Tusker House. It's my personal favorite. The buffet is more adult that CM bc there are more interesting dishes to choose from that just your eggs, bacon, and Mickey-shaped waffles. The jungle juice is delicious. If you make your brkfst reservations before the park opens, you get to go in the park before everyone else. Upon entering, you will get your pic taken with Donald and the pics are available for purchase. The characters when we went were Mickey, Goofy, Daisy, with Donald, of course, outside. They're all in their safari outfits and the ambience is great! Enjoy your trip.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:59 PM   #20
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Tusker House is a great breakfast. It is horrible for lunch, though.
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Old 04-11-2013, 06:46 AM   #21
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I would only do Tusker House if you can get in early. I would love to do it, but never have because the day at AK is so short already that I didn't want to take up 90 minutes of it with an ADR. I have heard nothing but good things about it!
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:07 PM   #22
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Smile My kids love Tusker House

I have actually never been to Chef Mickey's, so I can't comment on that (we have always stayed at Port Orleans and All Star Music, so it's not convenient), but I am returning to Disney in a few weeks after having been away for a few years. The only place in all of Disney World my kids (who are now teenagers and pre-teens) said they wanted to eat and not miss is Tusker House for breakfast. The food is good, the place is huge and the characters come around to all the tables dressed in Safari gear. They do cute parades with the kids. It seems to me that the reviews of Chef Mickey's are always bad and the reviews of Tusker House (for breakfast at least) are always good. I'd go with TH if I was in your shoes! Have fun!

PS - I haven't been there in 3 years, but last time I was there it was the same characters as someone said above - Mickey, Goofy, Daisy (and I think Minnie too), plus Donald outside.

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Old 04-11-2013, 01:17 PM   #23
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I would go with Tusker House for reasons other than the food. By getting an early breakfast reservation you can be in the park early and get the Safari in early when the animals are most active. And then head over to Everest for more than one walk on ride of our fave roller coaster.

I have eaten at Tusker House and really enjoy the food. They also offer a photo package that is quite expensive but is included on the photopass +. Go with Tusker House and enjoy!
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:30 PM   #24
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I would choose Tusker House. Chef Mickey was always a must do for our family. The last time we went we all said we will never go back. We have never gone for the food but it was just gross. The floors were all stained, it reeked of vomit, the food was cold and the character interaction was not what it used to be.

Everyone in our party loved Tusker House. The food was yummy and the kids loved marching with the instruments in the character parade. It was a nice start to our Animal Kingdom day!
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:58 PM   #25
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We LOVE Tusker House!
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Old 04-11-2013, 04:05 PM   #26
I will think of that animatronic as him
I also wouldn't mind if they made it racier!The germs would just skeeve me out!
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You couldn't PAY ME to eat at CM again. I can't believe they get away serving the gross food that they do!

I tried Tusker House for the 1st time last month, and have an ADR for this month. It is now a must-do for us!

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Old 04-11-2013, 04:17 PM   #27
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We went June 2011 was a really very decent I was a bit worried after the reviews I read but we thought the food was good.. I enjoyed the pasta, parm mash potato, chicken, salad, Mac and cheese, prime rib, & desserts..

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