We finally have an answer for one of the most popular questions, when is Character Dining returning to Disneyland Paris? The answer you have been waiting for is the 24th of December! This is not the only fantastic news coming from Disney today, we also have the reopening of Walts Restaurant and a new dining experiences for the festive period!
This confirmation of Character Dining returning to Disneyland Paris with the Chef’s Enchanting Festive Cuisine is the news we’ve all been waiting for. After seeing confirmation of Fireworks returning for the the New Year Eve Party, this was the next major announcement we wanted to hear. Although this is great news for the return of Character Dining at Disneyland Paris, it’s far more expensive than we first expected!
Character Dining Returning to Disneyland Paris
After reading the official details of the festive dining experiences and speaking to the Cast Members we’ve been able to collect even more information than the official statement shows.
They’ve confirmed that a ‘selection’ of Disney characters will be attending all restaurants for the speciality dining experiences. We’ve been told, that depending upon the restrictions in place, Disney Characters may not visit each table separately, they’ll either be walking around the restaurant or have a set selfie location where guests can take pictures. This is very similar format to the current Walt Disney World character dining experiences.
Chef’s Enchanting Festive Cuisine
Lets talk about the food and restaurants. The Chef’s Enchanting Festive Cuisine is available on 4 days over the festive period and at 5 different locations and the images Disneyland Paris have released look amazing!
This will be held at the New Port Bay Club hotel on the 25th December 2021 and 1st of January 2022 with prices of €199 per adult and €68 per child. Although the restaurant has not been confirmed, other speciality meals have taken place at Cape Cod, so we would expect it to be held there.
Lunch / Dinner Option
The Lunch / Dinner option is available at either a Table Service restaurant or as Buffet Style on the 25th or the 31st December 2021.
The Table service option will be available at Walt’s – an American restaurant or Auberge de Cendrillon, with prices of €320 per adult and €80 per child. On another note, this is the first time we’ve had confirmation of the reopening of Walts restaurant.
The Buffet options will be held at Plaza Gardens and Restaurant Agrabah Café, with prices of €205 per adult and €70 per child. Please be aware Plaza Gardens is only available on the 24th, and is not available on the 31st.
New information released today (September 23rd), has confirmed there will be multiple sittings for the Lunch / Dinner options.
- Walts, Two Sittings, 6:30pm and 9:30pm
- Auberge de Cendrillon, Single Sitting, 7pm
- Plaza Gardens, Two Sittings, 6:30pm and 9:30pm
- Restaurant Agrabah Café, Three Sittings, 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm
The menus for each meal are yet to be released, but they expect these to be announced within the next few weeks.
New Year Party Ticket Included on Bookings for 31st December
After speaking with Cast Members and the reservations team, it seems that one option in particular is far more cost effective than the rest. If you book the Chef’s Enchanting Festive Cuisine on 31st December you will pay the same price as the other dates, but you will get a Disneyland Paris New Years Eve Party Tickets with each meal booked, saving €109 per adult or child!
Character Dining & Chef’s Enchanting Festive Cuisine Key Information
- Dinner available on the 24th December and 31st December
- Brunch available on the 25th December and 1st January
- New Port Bay Club Hotel (brunch)
- Walt’s – an American restaurant (table service dinner)
- Auberge de Cendrillon (table service dinner)
- Plaza Gardens (buffet dinner)
- Restaurant Agrabah Café (buffet dinner)
- Brunch – €199 per adult, €68 per child
- Lunch / Dinner – €205 per adult, €70 per child (buffet location)
- Lunch / Dinner – €320 per adult, €80 per child (table service location)
How to Book your Chef’s Enchanting Festive CuisineDates: dinner 24th December, brunch or lunch 25th, dinner 31st & brunch 1st January With or without a hotel reservation book your meal on +33 (0)160 304 050 (international call rates apply, costs vary according to network).