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Walt Disney World Tip #23914 - Family of the Night at Chef Mickey's
Since my daughters were little, we have eaten at Chef Mickey's for the character dinner buffet on every trip. A few years ago, we arrived at the Chef Mickey's hostess desk in the Contemporary Resort about 3:45 pm. It was Halloween, and I had made matching 'Girls Night Out' T-shirts for us all. Upon check-in, the cast member asked us to be the Family of the Night. We said, "Sure!" (you always say Yes to a cast member-who knows what magic might come our way?!). We were escorted to the front of the restaurant, and when it was time to 'open' Chef Mickey's for dinner, my daughters' names were announced as the Family of the Night. They got to cut the big red ribbon to officially open the restaurant, and Mickey Mouse himself came to escort them to his private table (which is in the center of restaurant closest to the buffet). Waiting for us were placemats of all the characters, and Mickey asked us to sign 'His Autograph Book'! The whole time, a cast member photographer captured the entire event, and we could purchase the pictures through Photopass. It was awesome, and one of our best memories of that weekend trip! Needless to say, we ask every trip if they have a Family of the Night when we arrive at Chef Mickey's, and we have had the honor two more times. So, if you are dining at Chef Mickey's be sure to make your reservation for as early as possible, and arrive early too. Just ask if they have a Family of the Night yet...it just might be one of your most magical memories!
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