I have a new favorite dining experience at Walt Disney World. My daughter and I recently attended a Walt Disney World Resort Showcase with a group that was all invited and hosted by Disney. We opened and also wrapped up our event at Topolino’s Terrace. Dinner at the new signature restaurant was delicious. It’s a great place for a relaxing meal, and you will enjoy unforgettable views as well. (Click here to read about our dinner experience!) As much as I appreciated our dinner, it doesn’t compare to how impressed I was by breakfast. It is not even close.
Breakfast at Topolino’s Terrace is a character meal, and it is a good one. It’s officially called Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends. You will meet Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Daisy. They have all found their artistic sides. Mickey is a painter, Minnie is a writer, Donald is a sculptor, and Daisy is a dancer. The character interactions are fantastic! We saw the characters one at a time, they do not appear in one spot together. Every few minutes an announcement is made, and one of the characters and their talent are featured. A few minutes after all four have been in the spotlight, the music will start and they will dance around the room. They will each take a spot, and then they rotate around the restaurant so that you will see all four.
Of course character interaction is only part of what makes a character meal special. The food needs to be top notch as well. Topolino’s Terrace is a signature restaurant, and your meal will be just as good as the character interaction. Breakfast starts with treats for your party to share. There are croissants, chocolate chip muffins, and epi bread. They are served with honey butter, chocolate-hazelnut spread, and house-made jam. If anyone in your party has allergies, let your server know and you will be brought an allergy-friendly option as well.
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You will also receive an entree, which will be the star of your meal. Try something simple, such as Two Eggs-Any Style, or pick an entree a little less familiar such as Sour Cream Waffle. I ordered Wild Mushroom Scramble, and it was delicious! It was shaped like an omelet, and served with plant-based sausage and roasted potatoes. I would order this again in a moment.
There is a third reason why Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends is so special. Topolino’s Terrace is located in Disney’s Riviera resort; on the top floor! This is one of three rooftop restaurants at Walt Disney World. You will dine inside, but you can head outdoors before or after your meal. Trust me, you will want to. The patio on the back of the restaurant overlooks the Disney Skyliner, the resort’s pool, other resorts, and even some of the theme parks. Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends would be my new favorite dining experience even without that view, but the view is the icing on the cake. Or maybe I should say that the view is the honey butter on the croissant, since this is breakfast.
Another thing that is really nice about Topolino’s Terrace is that Disney’s Riviera Resort is a Disney Skyliner stop. You can get on either at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort or at the International Gateway side of Epcot. You’ll then be at Disney’s Riviera Resort in less than ten minutes. I love the walk between the Disney Skyliner Station and Disney’s Riviera Resort. The walkway is something that you will want to see.
Since Topolino’s Terrace is a signature restaurant, dinner costs two table service credits on the Disney Dining Plan. If you decide to take my advice and go for breakfast, the cost is only one table service credit. Character meals tend to be a bit on the expensive side, so this is a great way to use one of your credits. If you pay out of pocket, you will get your money’s worth.
One word of warning, you will find plush figures of all four characters in their artistic costumes at the front of the restaurant. The kids in your party will see them. I saw the joy on one girl’s face when her mother decided to buy her a writer Minnie. I could tell that it will become a cherished toy. There is also a cute autograph and activity book that is for sale. Remember that the character plush toys aren’t just for kids. You know that you want one…or all four.
If you’re looking for fantastic food and character interaction in a beautiful and relaxed setting, make a reservation for Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends at Topolino’s Terrace. Unlike some of the character meals, this is in a large space so you will not feel cramped. Since Disney’s Riviera Resort is brand new (and many people don’t realize that it’s there) it is not currently a hard reservation to get. I still recommend trying to get a reservation instead of just walking in, but that’s more for your convenience than anything.
Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends was the perfect way to wrap up our three night stay at Disney’s Riviera Resort. I’d like to thank Disney for inviting my daughter and me to the event. There is so much to learn about the Walt Disney World Resort hotels, and it was nice to get a glimpse of some of it. Disney is all about magic, and our Resort Showcase truly was magical.
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