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Old 07-17-2013, 10:58 AM   #1
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Breakfast at Cape May Cafe

Can you tell me about how long it is? Trying to decide between 8:50 and 10:05 reservation. Staying at YC, our last day will be a pool day as ME will be picking us up around 6pm. Thought it would be nice to do a character meal right at our hotel. I dont want to miss out on too much pool time but MH and son can't do too too many hours there anyway w/ the sun. My son also sleeps pretty well at Disney so was thinking it'd be nice to sleep in a bit too maybe after 3 park days.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:05 AM   #2
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It is a buffet - so you can be really quick if you want. It however probably takes around 30 - 40 minutes for the characters to circulate round the room. If you want to see them all then approx 40 minutes. If you are just spending the day at SAB i would go with the later sitting. It will be mobbed just after eight with people eating before they head to the parks for the day.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:06 AM   #3
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I usually try to leave an hour for breakfast buffets, just to make sure the kids see all the characters. But yeah, like the pp said, you can be out of there sooner than that if you want!
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:09 AM   #4
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Can you tell me about how long it is? Trying to decide between 8:50 and 10:05 reservation. Staying at YC, our last day will be a pool day as ME will be picking us up around 6pm. Thought it would be nice to do a character meal right at our hotel. I dont want to miss out on too much pool time but MH and son can't do too too many hours there anyway w/ the sun. My son also sleeps pretty well at Disney so was thinking it'd be nice to sleep in a bit too maybe after 3 park days.
I agree with the pp. It can take as much time or as little time as you want. We like to take our time and enjoy the atmosphere and not rush. We are probably there anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour, but you could probably be in and out within half an hour if you really wanted to be. I would also go with the later time since you will just be going to the pool afterwards.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:34 AM   #5
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Last year we had a really good breakfast buffet at Yachtsman Steak House. Just throwing that out there if you can't get a reservation at Cape May. It's not a character meal, so it will save you some $$ too.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:40 PM   #6
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I'd plan for at least 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Just make sure you plan for this b/c I hate to pay a lot of money for a Disney meal and feel rushed to get out if you have something that you are trying to get to.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:45 PM   #7
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I do this breakfast on my last morning on almost every WDW vacation. To see the 3 characters, it usually takes an hour. Character interaction here is very good so I wouldn't want to miss that.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:32 PM   #8
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If you want to see all the characters, I'd plan on an hour. Going later can be a benefit in my experience, its much less hectic (I actually had Donald stop and play tic-tac-toe with me last time, made for some great pictures.)
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:49 AM   #9
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Last year we had a really good breakfast buffet at Yachtsman Steak House. Just throwing that out there if you can't get a reservation at Cape May. It's not a character meal, so it will save you some $$ too.
That was probably at the Captain's Grill, not Yachtsman. We'll be doing breakfast at CG in a couple of weeks and are really looking forward to it.

Cape May is a very nice character breakfast buffet. I would allow an hour to get the character interaction which, like others have noted, is really good.
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:34 AM   #10
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I believe the rotation takes one hour. Also, it does get really crowded, so you have to allow for not being seated at exactly your reservation time. Figure on the 8:50 you would be out around 10:30. Since it is a buffet, you can leave when you are done.
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Old 07-20-2013, 12:27 AM   #11
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I know I'd go for the 10:05 because we have found the last hour to be the best, still lots of fresh food, but the characters spend more time with you or even circulate around twice because isn't as packed after 10:30-10:45. This will give you a little extra time to sleep in and pack up but should still give you plenty of pool time without stretching it too long.

Most posters are correct that the average time is about an hour, if you're going to rush through I wouldn't bother with a character buffet (I'd head over to CG as well as some have already mentioned).

We love to do character breakfasts on our last day. Cape May is a great character breakfast, probably our favorite one with characters.

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Old 07-22-2013, 09:01 AM   #12
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thanks everyone! I went for the 10am!
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