Guide to Character Dining at Disneyland® and Disney California Adventure®
Visiting Disneyland® and Disney California Adventure® Park can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for families to remember for years to come. There are many ways to make this vacation memorable, and one special experience is Disney® character dining.
Disney® Character Dining
There are several locations that offer families the opportunity to dine with Disney® characters. Each establishment features different themes, menus, and characters. Check out more details below.
Minnie & Friends
You and your family can enjoy breakfast in the park at Plaza Inn with Minnie and her friends. Enjoy traditional breakfast favorites such as waffles, omelets, French toast, bacon and sausage, freshly baked pastries and bread, and biscuits. Character guests may vary depending on the day and time of visit.
Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast
At this breakfast and brunch buffet, dine with characters like Donald Duck, Daisy and friends at Disney’s® PCH Grill at Paradise Pier Hotel. The menu includes smoked salmon, eggs benedict, parfaits, and more. On weekends, breakfast-only brunch is available.
Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet
You and your family can join Mickey and friends to discover the fun and wonder of their escapades. This character-themed breakfast is offered at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Mickey-shaped waffles, fresh fruit, and omelets that can be made to order are just some breakfast goodies you and your family can enjoy.
Princess Breakfast Adventures
This is the newest way to dine with Disney® characters. Princess Breakfast Adventures opened in May of last year at Napa Rose restaurant in the Grand Californian Hotel. This three-course meal features an extensive menu and is designed for foodies. Children can enjoy fun activities with their favorite princesses, like storytime with Belle and practicing warrior moves with Mulan. Be sure to take a photo with a princess and receive a special keepsake to take home. This dining experience is available Thursday-Monday.
BONUS: There is also a dance party at PCH Grill. Mickey’s tail characters come out every 20 minutes and lead the kids around with instruments. You can also enjoy this same experience at Goofy’s Kitchen.
In order to make sure you and your family have the best experience possible, here are some details you’ll want to keep in mind when planning your character dining. These include:
- Make reservations at least 60 days in advance.
- Set aside 20 to 40 dollars per person for each meal.
- Kids three and under eat for free.
- Dining with characters meals are for indoor dining only.
- Adults can enjoy champagne at these meals.
Prices vary at each restaurant. Contact each dining establishment for more details.
Camelot Inn & Suites
Book your stay at Camelot Inn & Suites, located directly across the street from the Disneyland® Resort. Our helpful team members are happy to answer any questions and assist with purchasing Disney Park tickets at the front desk.