Information on the Mickey Check Meals

Information on the Mickey Check Meals

The theme park version of the Mickey Check program started in January, 2013, and has grown rapidly. It’s in part an initiative to help parents make healthier food choices while at Walt Disney World or at Disneyland. Items with the Mickey Check are low in saturated fat, sodium, and sugar. The size of the portion is also controlled so that kids will not eat too many calories. The Mickey Check is an icon that is easy to identify, it’s a black Mickey shape with a white check mark through it. The Mickey Check means that the item meets the Disney Nutrition Guidelines.

Taking the program a step further than individual items, many full service restaurants now offer Mickey Check Meals. These are complete meals for children, with an entree, at least one side, a dessert, and either lowfat milk or a small Dasani water. Most of the entrees are grilled, baked, or seared. Chicken, fish, turkey, and pasta are often the choices. The side will most likely be a vegetable, and the dessert some type of fresh fruit. Mickey Check Meals contain at least three of the following; lean protein (including possibly eggs, nuts, or beans) lowfat dairy, whole grains, or fruits and vegetables. The list of restaurants that carry Mickey Check Meals is quickly growing. It includes:

Walt Disney World:

50’s Prime Time Cafe

Akershus Royal Banquet Hall

Artist Point

Be Our Guest

Beaches & Cream Soda Shop

Cap’n Jack’s Restaurant (closing in August, 2013)

Captain’s Grille

Cinderella’s Royal Table


Coral Reef


The Garden Grill

Grand Floridian Cafe

The Hollywood Brown Derby

Kona Cafe

Kouzzina by Cat Cora

Le Cellier Steakhouse

Liberty Tree Tavern


Olivia’s Cafe

Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room


Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater

Shutters at Old Port Royale

Tony’s Town Square

Trail’s End

The Turf Club Bar and Grill

The Wave… of American Flavors

Whispering Canyon Cafe

Yachtsman Steakhouse

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Ariel’s Grotto

Blue Bayou

Cafe Orleans

Carnation Cafe

Carthay Circle

Disney’s PCH Grill

Harbour Galley

Hungry Bear Restaurant

Plaza Inn

About PaulaK

I grew up in Western Massachusetts. When I was nine my family went to Disneyland and I was hooked. I grew up, attended New England College in Henniker, NH and eventually moved to Virginia. I worked as a disc jockey, married and became a full time mom when our daughter was born. Fast forward several years. In 2010 we moved to Central Florida and my Disney obsession grew. I now work as a freelance writer and spend my spare time in the parks. Under the name Paula Brown I penned the novels Dream Wanderers and The Coffee Cruiser. I also am a co-author of Dining at Walt Disney World: The Definitive Guide. I'm obsessed with Star Wars, so this is a good time to live in Central Florida. I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade, a choice that my daughter eventually made as well. While my husband still hasn't joined us fully he has given up most meats except for seafood. I was relieved to find that vegetarian dining is not difficult at Walt Disney World.