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Topolino’s Terrace Character Breakfast Review 2020 | Is It Worth the Price?

Topolino’s Terrace Character Breakfast at Disney’s Riviera Resort was my new favorite character meal. Why? Delicious food, character outfits, and the view. However, now Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends 2020 is different ever since the restrictions with Covid. Currently, it is the ONLY Character meal on Walt Disney World Resort property. Is the modified Topolino’s Terrace character breakfast 2020 worth the price? 

View from Topolino's Terrace at Riviera Resort

New Safety Measures Topolino’s Terrace Character Breakfast 

Below you’ll be able to find my Topolino’s Terrace Character breakfast review pre-Covid. However, some changes have been  made for social distancing at Topolino’s Terrace due to Covid.

Changes for Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends at Riviera Resort for Covid

You can no longer hug the characters, get autographs, or take photos with them in very close range. One of the reasons you pay top dollar for character meals is for the character interaction, but you can still take a socially distanced selfie or have someone in your party take a distanced photo.

Social Distancing Riviera Resort Breakfast

Photo Credit: Diane Watkins

Another new safety measure for Breakfast à la Art with Mickey & Friends is that the tables are spaced apart and Mickey and Friends do not stop at each table. They are introduced and then make some laps around. You can also grab photos of them by themselves.

Topolino's Character Breakfast Changes During Covid

Photo: Credit: Diane Watkins

There is also a new modified menu with not as many options. However, you can request more than one entree. So if you need a little something more, order something else in the prix fixe price. 

So is Topolino’s Terrace Character Breakfast worth the price in 2020? Overall, the breakfast is pricey, but if you have it in the budget, you still get the ambiance of the beautiful Riviera Resort, the characters are still adorable in their outfits, and they’ll still have a character parade and you can get pictures, just no hugs. Plus the restaurant is not as crowded. 

As the only character breakfast on Disney property right now, I’d make room in the budget for it if you’re not going just for the food.

Topolino’s Terrace Character Breakfast Review

So the newest character meal to hit Walt Disney World Resort is the character breakfast at Disney’s Riviera Resort. As soon as I saw pictures of the character outfits, I was already sold. 

Disney’s Riviera Resort has a European vibe is absolutely stunning as you walk in the doors. Head to the elevators and take a ride to Topolino’s Terrace. My friend, Patty, and I had just finished running the Walt Disney World 10K and this was our celebratory breakfast, and we were HUNGRY.

We checked in at the podium and had to wait about 10 minutes to be seated. We opted for a late breakfast around 10:30 a.m., so the dining room wasn’t completely full. 

This picture was taken after breakfast was over.

Topolino's Terrace at Disney's Riviera Resort

Topolino’s Terrace Breakfast Food 

I was a little worried that I wouldn’t get enough food, because I like a good buffet, and this is a plated food service, but they took good care of me.

Topolino's Terrace Character Breakfast Menu

First of all, 2 words – POG Juice. POG juice is heavenly. You can find it at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and on Disney Cruise Line. I’m sure you can find it elsewhere, but those are my two go-to spots.

It’s a mixture of Passionfruit, Orange, and Guava juices. And now add Topolino’s Terrace to the list of locations of where you can find POG Juice!

You start off with assorted pastries for the table to share, just like at the Bon Voyage Character Breakfast at Trattoria al Forno

Assorted pastries review at Topolino's Terrace Character Breakfast

It comes with seasonal danish, chocolate chip muffins, croissants, and Epi Bread. They were all fairly good, nothing extraordinary. Some of the bread was a little tough, but I really enjoyed the honey butter, jam, and chocolate-hazelnut spread to add a bit of variety and flavor.

I was really in the mood for protein and ordered the Wood-fired Butchers Steak. It was just what I needed! 

I asked for no mushrooms, and it came plain like this, so I’m assuming it’s already mixed with the onions and tomatoes that are also listed on the menu. I didn’t mind, because the flavor was actually really good, and the meat was tender.

The polenta was fantastic, but I’ve been in a grits mood lately. I wish there had been a little more.

Wood-fired Butchers Steak Topolino's Terrace Breakfast

Patty ordered the Sour Cream Waffle. It came with roasted apples, chantilly, orange-maple syrup, and a choice of meat or plant-based sausage.

Sour Cream Waffles at Topolino's Terrace Breakfast Riviera Resort

I had a taste of this, and it wasn’t my favorite. I don’t know if it was the sour cream or if the waffle was wheat based, but it had a wheat-type taste to it. I’m a white flour type of girl. It wasn’t bad, and Patty liked it a lot! It’s just different taste buds like different things. The fruit was delicious! Patty also ordered a side of eggs with it.

The Characters at Topolino’s Terrace

Ok, here’s where the ‘is it worth it’ comes into play. I’m in love with the outfits that Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, and Donald Duck wear. Plus I love the classic characters, and it’s rare to see Daisy on the regular. 

Minnie Mouse at Topolino's Terrace Character Breakfast

I die at Minnie’s dress. I want the whole dang outfit.

Mickey Mouse at Topolino's Terrace Breakfast

Mickey looks very dashing even with paint splattered all over him.

Daisy Duck at Riviera Resort Character Breakfast

Daisy Duck as a ballerina is adorable! She was dancing all over the place, full of energy; I loved her!

Donald Duck Topolino's Terrace Character Breakfast Review Disney World

And of course you have Donald who always strikes a pose. 

The character interaction was fantastic. I never felt rushed, and we had no children with us. They sell Riviera Resort autograph books at the restaurant also if you need one for the kiddos. Or you can purchase the cutest plush of the characters from breakfast.

Riviera Resort Minnie Mouse Plush

The View from Topolino’s Terrace

One of the pros in dining at Topolino’s Terrace is the view! There are large windows all around the restaurant, and you can step out on the patio for an even better view. 

Patio at Topolino's Terrace

Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is right next to Disney’s Riviera Resort and you get a view of the Skyliner.

View from Topolino's Terrace Character Breakfast

Is Topolino’s Terrace Character Breakfast Worth the Price?

When we ate at the Riviera Resort in early January, the Topolino’s Terrace Character Breakfast was $41 for adults and $24 for children ages 3-9. Currently Disney’s website states adults are $42 and kids are $27. If prices continue to go up, then they may price themselves out. However, at the current prices I’d say it was worth it for ambiance, food, and character interaction.

If those thing aren’t important to you, then it may not be worth it, especially for kids. You’re paying for characters. The kids menu doesn’t seem too food heavy with a light entree and two sides, but I doubt they’ll let you leave hungry.

One con could be that it’s not inside a theme park if that’s what you want. It may not be as convenient, but it is a quick ride to and from Epcot on Disney Skyliner transportation. It will drop you off at the World Showcase entrance.

If you want to hit Epcot or Disney’s Hollywood Studios early, then I recommend booking an early breakfast and then hopping on the Skyliner for Rope Drop.

This is definitely a different vibe than say a Chef Mickey’s (which is a lot of fun, but so loud!). Grab your cameras and say cheese for some of the cutest photos you’ll get with Disney characters.

Overall, this was a peaceful, lovely, fun meal, and I would recommend Topolino’s Terrace Character Breakfast!

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We just came back from our first family Disney trip and Topolino's Terrace was my favorite dining spot by far! Our last park day was Epcot and we had a reservation at Teppan Edo, but I ended up canceling it so we could use our last TS credit for a second round at Topolino's the day we flew home. These aren't even my kiddo's favorite characters, but they were just enamored with each of them! Baby girl LOVED Daisy and big boy has a soft spot for Mickey. We stayed at Pop, so it was super easy for us to hop on the skyliner (except on our last day when it was down for hours womp...). We really loved it though and like you said, the outfits are amazing!

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