My son and I recently experienced the Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy & His Pals in Ravello at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World®. (Wow, that’s a mouthful!) This is our review of the Four Seasons character breakfast with appearances by Goofy, Mickey and Minnie.
Booking The Ravello Character Breakfast
Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy & His Pals is currently held each Thursday and Saturday from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. For 2022, the character breakfast will also be held on the following Tuesdays: March 15, March 22, March 29, April 5, April 12, May 31, June 28 and July 5. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (407) 313-7777.
Note that while the last reservation of the morning can start at 11 a.m., the characters make their last rotation around the restaurant at 11:30. When I called to make the reservation I was going to reserve 11 a.m. and I was advised that I would get more character time by arriving earlier. I am so glad we received this message.
The Character Breakfast Experience
The service at the Four Seasons character breakfast was absolutely amazing. You begin the experience by having a family picture taken at the front of the restaurant by a Disney PhotoPass® photographer. Had I remembered my Magic Band she would have placed my picture there but there is a PhotoPass card for those that need it.
The waiter greeted us and welcomed me by name, including my last name. (Which he pronounced correctly! No small feat!) We were advised to review the menu and he asked what drinks we’d like. I was disappointed that fresh squeezed orange juice was not “included” in the breakfast. I had a coffee and my son and I both had water.
Bottomless mimosas could be enjoyed for $18. But as the sole adult with my son, that will have to wait for another day. [I will say though that my cousin and I dined here once circa 2017 and we did reach the bottom of the mimosas…. I am not sure if this is a normal occurrence or if we had a unique dining experience.]
The Four Seasons character breakfast includes a Bakery Basket, Sliced Fruit and your choice of Entrée, along with your drinks like coffee and one of their non-fresh squeezed juices.
Since I have celiac disease, I requested our food for the table be gluten free/celiac safe. The waiter assured me that would not be a problem. (And spoiler, he was right. I did not have any adverse reactions to this breakfast.) Unfortunately, I was advised that the waffles could not be prepared gluten free.
We were told our gluten free bread basket would take a few minutes to prepare. We received 3 pieces of gluten free toast. (Prepared safely.) Our bread looked and tasted like Udi’s. We also received 3 mini-chocolate muffins pictured to the right. I was told these are made in house.
They did not skimp on the fruit plate which was accompanied with a small dish of yogurt. I’m the worst blogger. We definitely ate a few bites of the fruit before I took the picture but the mixture of berries, melons, and pineapple were all enjoyable.
The menu has a simple American Breakfast but also unique choices. I will say this is the one point in the experience that I felt a little rushed. It was like he didn’t want us to add items to our order so he rushed away. I combined a couple of items for my choice. I ordered an omelet with the menu’s frittata ingredients: Roasted Zucchini, Grilled Bell Pepper, Basil, Red Onion, Spinach, Goat Cheese and a side of sausage. My son ordered pancakes (gluten free), an egg and sausage.
My omelet was delicious. My son’s eggs were fresh scrambled. Our sausage was standard fare and cooked well. I believe my son’s gluten free pancakes, ordered this way so I could eat them, were made with buckwheat. They were okay. Unfortunately I didn’t think to ask for them to be served without powdered sugar and my son prefers his pancakes totally plain. I think they were sitting out for a little bit as well. They were oddly VERY warm but also had some condensation / plate sweat action happening. The leftovers, though, were actually really good cold over the next couple of days.
The Character Experience
The characters are where this breakfast shines. At some point you will hear music playing more loudly and Goofy will come out. He stands at the front dancing for a little bit then begins moving through the restaurant dancing. Mickey and Minnie separately come out dancing along the way. They pass through, dancing and waving briefly at each table.
About 10-15 minutes later they come out again and have a socially distanced interaction with each table. This is where you will have a better chance to get individual pictures with the people in your party and the characters. As with all character experiences right now at Walt Disney World, we were advised to remain seated when the characters come near our table.
The characters made about 3 total rounds during our character meal that took a little over an hour. (This doesn’t include us seeing them come out while we were waiting to be seated.) We enjoyed that they found some fun ways to personally interact with us during their passes through the restaurant.
The breakfast comes with a four seasons price
Like the rest of the Four Seasons Orlando, this dining experience is not inexpensive. It is a treat! The Four Seasons was $48 per adult and $28 per child for those 12 and under. (This is a good to note if you have a child between the ages of 10 and 12 years old, as children 10 and up become Disney Adults. You can keep your child a child a little longer at the Four Seasons. I would compare this meal, in food, experience and price, to the Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends, at Topolino’s Terrace, located at Disney’s Riviera Resort. $42 per adult and $27 per child (for children 9 and under.) The Four Seasons character breakfast is definitely easier to get into than Topolino’s.
See my previous post where we discussed our one night stay at the Four Seasons.
All good things must come to an end
I’m so glad that my son and I experienced this Four Seasons Character Breakfast. We don’t often have much individual mother-son time. We both LOVE Disney characters so it was perfect to just enjoy this with him. The freshly made food, the fun Disney characters and the impeccable service really made this a memorable breakfast. I would definitely go back if I wanted a quality character breakfast.
Do you have any questions about our meal at Good Morning Breakfast with Goofy & His Pals at Ravello? Or have you been to this breakfast? What were your thoughts? Comment below.