Chef Mickey’s, Cape May, Tusker House Return to The Disney Restaurant Line Up

Disney Parks Blog just tweeted that some fan favorite restaurants will soon be returning to open operations after being closed for over a year at Walt Disney World Resort. Chef Mickey’s will reopen for dinner, Cape May Café for breakfast and dinner, and Tusker House for all-day character dining. But will these traditional buffet-style restaurants continue to operate the same way? And what will the vegan options be at Chef Mickey’s, Cape May Cafe, and Tusker House? Let’s find out:

According to the Parks Blog:

“Starting May 16, Chef Mickey’s will offer an all-you-care-to-enjoy family-style dinner that will include “no touch” appearances like snapping a selfie or waving hello as Mickey Mouse and some of his favorite pals make surprising appearances in each of the dining rooms. Similar to other character dining locations, Guests will take home a souvenir with character signatures and colorful artwork.

Seeing your favorite characters isn’t all you can look forward to at Chef Mickey’s! The dinner menu will include items for the whole family, like starters…main courses…[including plant-based faro wheat fried rice]… and an assortment of sweets to top off the meal.”

vegan Chef Mickey's faro wheat fried rice

Whether this new menu will be worth it for vegans remains to be seen. For now we know that plant-based faro wheat fried rice will be on the menu, and we can see that in the photo, but will the rest of the options make it worth the Chef Mickey’s price tag? We’ll find out when it re-opens and let you know. A friend of the site recently visited and shared her photos with us. Check out the Vegan Options at Chef Mickey’s!

Let’s learn more about Cape May Cafe:

“Cape May Café at Disney’s Beach Club Resort reopens on May 18! The New England-style restaurant is a perfect location to refuel before and after a day of adventure at Walt Disney World.

Guests returning to Cape May Café will find old favorites and new changes, along with its signature service and quality. The restaurant will serve breakfast and dinner, but Minnie’s Beach Bash Character Breakfast and the Seafood-and-More Dinner Buffet will not return at reopening.

That’s not to say there aren’t plenty of treats in store! The all-you-care-to enjoy family-style breakfast menu will feature popular staples…[like]…Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse waffles.”

What’s Vegan at Disney’s Cape May CafeWe’ll have to wait and see what other vegan options are available for breakfast or dinner at Cape May Cafe. As we all know, that was Chef TJ‘s location (click to see his previous Cape May Cafe dishes), so he was able to create his usual feast of vegan delights when working. He’s been making vegan dreams come true over at Beaches and Cream and Martha’s Vineyard lounge in the meantime, but we are excited to see what he brings to the table (literally) when Cape May reopens.

Bookings for Cape May Café and dinnertime at Chef Mickey’s open on May 7.

Last up, Tusker House will be reopening this summer. “During the modified character experience, guests will enjoy delicious family-style entrees inspired by the flavors of Africa and can snap photos of Donald Duck and friends, dressed in their safari best as they promenade through the restaurant.”

Disney’s Animal Kingdom veganAgain, we’ll anxiously await further info on the menu for Tusker House. Once reservations are available, the VeganDisneyFood team will book a table and share our reviews here with you. Then you can plan your next visit with confidence and know whether to enjoy or avoid these returning dining options at Disney’s resort hotels and Animal Kingdom.

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