The Ultimate Disneyland Character Dining Guide
Dine with your favourite Disney friends at one of five incredible character dining experiences at Disneyland California Resort.
Four of the dining experiences are located at Disneyland hotels and do not require park entry to attend. Only one, Minnie & Friends Breakfast in the Park, is located within a Disneyland park and requires a park ticket to attend.
Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures
Enjoy a 3-course breakfast and enchanting encounters with some of your favourite Disney Princesses at Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures, located inside the Grand Californian Resort & Spa.
This character breakfast is a special experience to share with someone special. We booked in to celebrate our joint birthdays together, and enjoyed and unforgettable morning that was well worth the hefty price tag.
The Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures is held at the Napa Rose restaurant inside Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. More than a simple meal, this is an experience that takes an entire morning, complete with entertainment, a three-course breakfast and take-home gifts.
Read more about our experience at the Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures.
Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast at Disney’s Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel
Meet favourite Disney Characters at a tasty breakfast and brunch buffet during Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast at Disney’s Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel.
This beach-themed character dining experience is a fun way to kick off the day with a breakfast or brunch buffet and entertainment from some of Disney’s most beloved characters.
Read more about our experience at Donald Duck’s Seaside breakfast.
Minnie & Friends Breakfast in the Park at the Plaza Inn
The Minnie & Friends breakfast is a favourite Disneyland character dining experience of ours due to the sheer number of characters that are available to meet.
The Plaza In is located inside Disneyland, near the entrance to Tomorrowland. The restaurant opened in 1955 and was reportedly one of Walt Disney’s favourite places to dine inside the park.
Read more about our experience at the Minnie & Friends at the Plaza Inn.
Goofy’s Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel
Enjoy dining with your fave Disney pals over breakfast or dinner at Goofy’s Kitchen, inside the Disneyland Hotel.
You do not need to be a guest of the hotel or have a park ticket to attend the dining, which is open daily for breakfast from 7am-12pm and dinner 5pm-9pm.
No matter which time you dine, you will enjoy a buffet with a huge variety of food. It was the most impressive array of food we had seen at any of the Disneyland character dining experiences.
This is the only character dining dinner at Disneyland.
Read more about our experience at Goofy’s Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel.
Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Buffet at the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.
Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Buffet is an incredibly fun dining experience at Storyteller’s Cafe inside the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.
A character dining experience lasts about 90 minutes and includes a full buffet and interactions with various characters. At Mickey’s Tales of Adventure the characters are Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Chip and Dale. We only met Dale as Chip was “foraging food from the buffer” according to Dale.
This one one of our favourite Disneyland character dining experiences thanks to the excellent character interactions.
Read more about our experience at Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Buffet.
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