Spliting Meals at Character Meals

Discussion in 'Disney Restaurants' started by darimom, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. darimom

    darimom Earning My Ears

    May 11, 2008
    We're taking our first trip to WDW this August. Since I'm really the only one stressing making sure everything is planned and reservations are reserved I'm beside myself. We're planning breakfast at Chef Mickey's and for a family of four (myself, JI (36), DI (9), RI (8)) I'm wanting to know if you can split a buffett plate. I know that sounds strange, but seeing that it will cost us about $60 for breakfast seems kind of crazy. I know I have to take in mind that it's eating with Mickey or Goofy etc., but it's the budgeting part of me that's throwing me off. Hope someone can help.
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    ROEDISNEY DIS Veteran My name

    May 30, 2004
    They are not going to let you do that! They charge by the head.
  4. squirrel

    squirrel DIS Veteran<font color=deeppink>

    Aug 19, 1999
    You can't split buffets!

    Maybe you should look into the Dining Plan if you want to do some character meals. With 2 children it should be a good deal as long as you use your TS.

    Have you booked an ADR? What time in August are you going? The end of August is the start of Free Dining, if you haven't booked anything you might not get a ADR.
  5. NMAmy

    NMAmy Can speak food in German

    Oct 25, 2000
    No, sadly, you can't split an all you can eat buffet at WDW any more than you can at home.

    If it's breaking the budget, you might skip the character breakfast and just catch up with the characters at the park for free. :thumbsup2
  6. panfan

    panfan DIS Veteran

    Oct 10, 2000
    If only that were the case! Lol...

    I now have 2 that are considered ADULTS at ages 10 and 11. It is hard at this point to justify the buffet prices for them. This year we have Ohana brek. and Cape May Clam Bake booked as they are must do's but I am having second thoughts because of the buffet pricing for them.

    It is really all about the "entertainment" and atmosphere at the character TS anyway.

    Good Luck deciding
  7. slug

    slug DIS Veteran

    Mar 26, 2006

    It's expensive. Unfortunately, there's nothing you can do.

    I have one idea though. Why don't you schedule the b-fast for the latest time possible and treat it as a combo breakfast / lunch. Then you'll get to only eat 2 meals that day which may help with savings. You could have the kids have something small like a banana for breakfast so that they get something to eat for breakfast, but nothing too big. Then you could load up at Chef Mickey's and be good until dinner.

    I've never done this b/c I prefer a big breakfast and a smalll lunch, but there's no reason it couldn't work out.
  8. justplaingoofy

    justplaingoofy DIS Veteran

    Aug 28, 2005
    as others have posted you cannot split at buffets or all you can eat skillets, etc.

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