Close Banner


2 days only
more savings more savings


Get my Tickets

Get the Full Dish on Disneyland Character Dining

by Mommy Frog on January 3, 2024 64 Los Angeles

Get the Full Dish on Disneyland Character Dining - pinterestA visit to the Disneyland Resort means balancing your schedule with rides, meals, shows and character meet and greets. Why not multi-task and knock out several character interactions while you enjoy a meal? If you want to meet a gang of Disney characters without waiting in line for each one or seeking them out in the parks, then character dining allows you to fuel up while letting the characters come to you. Plus, if you head to the theme parks with a full belly, you won't feel the need to stop for snacks and meals anytime soon.

If you are visiting a hotel character dining experience, but are arriving by car and not staying at the hotel, your parking is included. Bring your parking ticket to the restaurant for validation. You will receive three hours of complimentary parking at the hotel with your dining (five hours for the Princess Breakfast Adventures meal). The validation will not work for Downtown Disney or other Disneyland parking lots. You get self-parking at Disneyland Hotel or valet parking at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.

Four restaurants typically offer character meals at Disneyland Resort — one in the Disneyland Resort hotel, two at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and one at Disneyland Park. (There used to be a fifth, the Donald Duck Seaside Breakfast at PCH Grill in Disneyland Paradise Pier Hotel, but the restaurant was permanently closed and no new character dining experiences have been announced for Pixar Place Hotel.) All of them offer character breakfasts, plus Storyteller’s Café has a brunch on select days and Goofy’s Kitchen offers a character dinner and often a brunch, depending on the time of year. (But usually, the breakfast runs into brunch/early lunchtime.)

Disneyland Character Dining Returns at Storytellers Cafe and Plaza Inn - Dale visits a table at Storytellers Cafe

There is no character dining inside California Adventure since Ariel's Grotto closed. That restaurant — along with the upstairs Cove Bar — was converted into the super cool Lamplight Lounge! It has great food, but it is no longer a character dining location.

The fanciest character dining location, the Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures, offers a three-course meal that includes both breakfast and brunch food options (as well as decadent desserts). Lily says get your tiaras, princess dresses and sparkles on for this newest princess option! It takes place at Napa Rose in the Grand Californian Hotel, right next to the park.

So, how do you choose the right experience for you? We’ve hopped about Disneyland Resort to get the scoop on each of them (the things we do in the name of research!) and share our best tips so you get the most from your Disneyland character dining.

Here Is How Each of the Disneyland Character Dining Options Stack Up!

More Disneyland Character Dining Returns - Tigger meets guests at Plaza Inn

Each of the meals is a little different in terms of the food and characters offered. Let's take a look at what to expect at each dining location.

1. Minnie & Friends — Breakfast Buffet in the Park, Plaza Inn at Disneyland Park

More Disneyland Character Dining Returns - Minnie greets guests for a photo at Plaza Inn

The Plaza Inn is located right in the heart of Disneyland on Main Street, U.S.A. You can dine inside or outside in Victorian style. What we love about this character breakfast is that the character selection is the most diverse of the Disneyland character meals, and you’ll find the most characters at one meal — usually about seven or eight (while some others have five in comparison). You’ll meet Minnie Mouse and other characters. On a recent visit, we met eight characters. We got hugs from Minnie, Pooh, Tigger, Pluto, Chip, Dale and two mice from "Cinderella." You could encounter a rare treat, such as Piglet, Rabbit, Pinocchio, Max or some other surprise guest. The character selection can vary.

More Disneyland Character Dining Returns - Pooh poses in the kitchen at Plaza Inn

You'll meet Minnie, chat with her and take a photo with her upon entering. The PhotoPass photos are included with the meal! While you eat, characters circulate among all the tables. Depending on how long you dine, you may get to see them all. We recommend spending 90 minutes to see them all. You'll get through them faster at the beginning and end of the meal when crowds are lowest.

More Disneyland Character Dining Returns - Plate of Food at Plaza Inn

The character dining experience offers a breakfast buffet with traditional breakfast items, including cereal, scrambled eggs, French toast, sausage, bacon, potatoes, pastries, fruit and those froglet-favorite Minnie waffles (that's right — it's her breakfast, after all!). You can top them with syrup or caramelized bananas foster! You can also order made-to-order omelets. One thing that was extra special about this character dining location was the boneless fried chicken breast and biscuits with gravy. Yum!

You serve yourself beverages at this location. You can have juice, coffee, hot chocolate, soda and tea. Metal utensils have returned. Hooray! But you still need to collect your own utensils and paper napkins. That makes this meal the most hectic if you have small children to manage. Other character dining locations have servers to bring your drinks and silverware. You get a cloth napkin at other dining locations instead of paper.

More Disneyland Character Dining Returns - Minnie Waffles at buffet

If you have an allergy and are struggling with the buffet, you can talk to the chef, who may be able to whip up a special dish for you. It's best to note these when you check in.

This is the least expensive character dining, with the most characters and the smallest selection of food. But all the breakfast favorites are there, and we love the Minnie waffles with bananas foster topping! The downside is that you do need to pay for park admission to access this Disneyland character meal.

Adult buffet meals are $46, and children ages 3 to 9 are $27, plus tax. Gratuity is not added to the bill at this location, which saves you more compared to the other character dining options. Other restaurants automatically add 18 percent for gratuity. That also translates to less service and a little more work for parents at Plaza Inn. But if you want the most affordable experience that your tadpoles will love (they won't notice the difference in service), this is it!

Get the Full Dish on Disneyland Character Dining - Baby with Pluto

Breakfast hours may vary per day, and the restaurant opens at park opening. It is not open during Early Entry.

Get the Full Dish on Disneyland Character Dining - Minnie inside

The last reservation is 10:40 a.m., the last seating is by 11 a.m., and the breakfast food disappears by 11:30 a.m. It feels like things are wrapping up at about 11 a.m. and get quieter. But that means the characters have fewer tables to visit and can get to yours faster. Minnie also circulates tables after the last guests have arrived.  We recommend an earlier seating so you have time to catch multiple character experiences. You want to be there by 10:00 a.m. to make the most of your meal. Allow 90 minutes for all characters to get to you.

2. Mickey's Tales of Adventure Breakfast and Brunch Buffet — Storytellers Café (buffet service with some table-service items included at brunch)

Disneyland Character Dining Returns at Storytellers Cafe and Plaza Inn - A Girl Poses with Mickey at Storytellers Cafe

I'll let you in on a little secret, Storytellers Café brunch at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel is actually our favorite. The location offers a relaxed buffet breakfast and brunch daily. It only falls second on our ranking when it comes to price vs. number of characters. But for food, service and ambiance, it's at the top of our list. We also love the location, especially when visiting Disney California Adventure before or after dining.

Breakfast is served from 7 a.m. until 10:55 a.m., and brunch food comes out from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The usual breakfast choices match the other Disneyland character meal buffets (but with some higher-end extras). For the price, we feel that this has the best food and ambiance (outside of the higher-priced Princess option). You can enjoy muffins, croissants, fruit (including berries), a charcuterie platter, oatmeal and smoked salmon on a bagel to start. Main dishes include scrambled eggs, an egg white frittata (with spinach, tomato and basil), eggs Benedict, bacon, sausage, pancakes, Mickey waffles, chilaquiles, carved meats and breakfast potatoes.

Disneyland Character Dining Returns at Storytellers Cafe and Plaza Inn - A Plate of food at Storytellers BuffetYou can also enjoy oatmeal with all the fixings and a custom omelet. Juices, coffee and soft drinks are included as well. For brunch, soup and other entrees come out. Most breakfast food remains. It's a little more refined to dine here than at Plaza Inn or Goofy's Kitchen, and we love it.

You can expect to meet Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and Chip 'n' Dale at this character meal, although characters are subject to change, except for Mickey. All of the characters circulate around the tables. They no longer parade through. Breakfast and brunch run $52 for an adult and $31 per child (ages 3 to 9), plus tax and gratuity. The last breakfast seating is by 10:55 a.m., and brunch food starts coming out at 11 a.m. Dinner does not have characters.

We often hop by for brunch after a morning in the park. It is so fun to have the characters sit at our table! This dining location does not have a PhotoPass photo location. Mickey, Minnie, Pluto and Chip 'n' Dale circulate to every table. We usually see some characters more than once.

Get the Full Dish on Disneyland Character Dining - storytellers cafe

On Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, there's a special menu. Characters circulate for both brunch and dinner. Brunch is 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Dinner is served from 3 to 9 p.m. Prices are usually higher and demand is high.

Disneyland Character Dining - Woman hugs Goofy3. Breakfast and Dinner Buffet at Goofy’s Kitchen in the Disneyland Hotel

Step into Goofy’s Kitchen to get your included PhotoPass photo of your party. Goofy once again will take a photo with you, but sometimes other characters step in when Goofy needs to check on the kitchen. You can hug them! Goofy's pals Minnie, Pluto, Chip and Dale circulate through the tables, but sometimes Goofy passes through to keep an eye on things in the kitchen. The characters stop for photos, hugs and autographs.

The characters make their last rounds either 20 or 40 minutes after closing, so you want to be sure to book a time when you will have enough time to catch them coming by.

After being shown to your table, grab a plate and hit the buffet. We usually visit the buffet as soon as a character leaves so we can fill our plates and be back at our table in time to catch the next Disney pal.

Disneyland Character Dining - Plate with selection of food from buffetGoofy's Kitchen has the biggest variety of food. Even the pickiest eater will be happy here. And healthy eaters have plenty of options too! At breakfast, which offers some brunch selections, as well, you could find some traditional scrambled eggs, eggs Benedict, pastries, bacon (including regular and turkey bacon), sausages, chilaquiles, Mickey pancakes, biscuits and gravy, yogurt, oatmeal, fruits and Mickey waffles, as well as salad, made-to-order omelets, smoked salmon, special toast, chicken tenders, mac and cheese and pizza. Pizza? Not just pizza, but also silly pizza, such as peanut butter pizza, s’mores pizza or breakfast pizza. It is Goofy’s kitchen, so expect some, well, goofiness.

Some of the buffet areas with kid favorites on them are kid-height. That allows your kids to help themselves to Mickey waffles, Mickey pancakes, pizza, chicken tenders, mac and cheese and other kid favorites. Adults are welcome to dig in too, of course. Those chicken tenders are yummy!

There is a smorgasbord of desserts, from cookies, cakes, muffins, pastries, gelatin and even a soft-serve frozen yogurt sundae bar with toppings, which means supervising your little ones as they make their meal choices. Otherwise, they may come back to the table with dessert for breakfast. It happens! Adults can treat themselves to cocktails for an additional fee. A mimosa, Bloody Mary or bellini, anyone?

Disneyland Character Dining - Goofy's Kitchen

At dinner, Goofy's Kitchen offers a carving station, pasta, salads, veggies, fruit, more of Goofy’s famous pizza (here’s your chance to try mac and cheese pizza), hot dogs, Goofyroni and cheese and several hot and cold selections. We liked the pork ribs.

Disneyland Character Dining Is Back - Carving Station at Goofy's Kitchen Dinner

Whether you start or end your day at Goofy’s Kitchen, while you dine, you can expect to be visited by Goofy’s A-list friends, such as Minnie, Pluto and Chip 'n' Dale. You’ll get five character interactions at breakfast or dinner.

Be sure to note any special occasions when you check in. Lily celebrated a birthday at Goofy's Kitchen and got a birthday cupcake and birthday button. Speaking of buttons, all guests receive a Goofy's Kitchen button.

Disneyland Character Dining - Minnie Mouse poses with boysWe hopped by for breakfast recently. Prices change periodically, so keep an eye on prices during your visit. The Halloween Brunch and holidays cost more than other days. On Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day, there are special items added and the timing may differ from normal.

Normal prices are:

  • Adult: $52
  • Child(ages 3 to 9): $31

The price goes up for holidays when the characters are in costumes. We say, eat here during a normal time and maybe try a different location when prices peak at Goofy's Kitchen (as the prices do not fluctuate at the other locations).

The Halloween and Holiday Breakfast and Brunch are:

  • Adult: $62
  • Child (ages 3 to 9): $34

The Goofy’s Kitchen Halloween or Holiday Dinner is:

  • Adult: $75
  • Child (ages 3 to 9): $37

Tax and a gratuity of 18 percent are automatically added to the bill. You will pay your server. Be sure to check the cancellation policy. It changes for holidays.

We recommend breakfast to save money because a lot of the kid foods, salads, fruits and desserts are the same for both meals.

Breakfast/brunch begins at 7 a.m. every day and is served until 1 p.m. or 1:30 p.m. Visit on the later end (closer to 11 a.m.) if you want the meal to serve as lunch (but give yourself time to dine and see characters a few times). Dinner is from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. but is from 1:30 to 9 p.m. for the holidays in December.

4. Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures — Napa Rose 

Disneyland Character Dining — Princess Breakfast Adventures

The princesses stop at your table for a hug and photo. Disney Princesses will also greet you on a private patio, so be sure to go outside and visit with them. You'll also get an exclusive photo opportunity. Throughout the experience, your little princesses and princes can enjoy fun princess-themed activities. A special keepsake will help them remember their special morning!

Get the Full Dish on Disneyland Character Dining - startersThe menu at this breakfast features both breakfast and lunch offerings. You'll start with three-tier towers of appetizers, which may include (subject to change):

  • Banana wraps
  • Chia and granola parfait with mango, kiwi and coconut
  • Ham and cheese sandwiches with cranberry cream cheese
  • Lobster salad crostini with a dinglehopper (toadally cute!)
  • Beignets

Keep in mind that the food in the photos is from when it first opened, so dishes may vary from service today.

For the main course, you will head to the buffet. Tadpoles can choose from house-made mac and cheese, princess waffles and barbecue beef sliders. Adults have savory options such as scrambled eggs, bacon, turkey sausage, vegetables, papas bravas, mac & cheese, and a selection of meats. Choices include braised short ribs, barbecue beef sliders, and chicken and Mickey waffles.

End on a sweet note with chocolate princess cake pops, petite raspberry tarts, seashell macarons, sorbet and more. The waiter sprinkles gold pixie dust on the sweets with a star-shaped wand.

Beverages such as juice, coffee, hot chocolate and milk are included. Adults can have a glass of champagne included, but you may need to ask for it directly. There is a list of Royal Morning Libations with both adult beverages (such as the Cajun Mary, Royal Fizz and Still Royal After Midnight) and fun, themed nonalcoholic drinks (such as the Colors of the Wind with a light-up cube and lemon, orange, passionfruit and pineapple juices along with ginger beer and apple cider, or the Fearless Guardian with dragon fruit, strawberry puree, lemon juice and stevia syrup) and others for an additional cost. You can enjoy the drinks at the bar or order at your table.

Disneyland Character Dining — Tiana

This breakfast runs Thursdays through Mondays from 8 a.m. through 11 a.m. and blends table service with a buffet. Here’s the plot twist: You may need a fairy godmother or the crown jewels to pay for this experience, which runs $135 per person, adult or child (although babies 2 and under who share the food on your plate are free)! Tax, gratuity and certain beverages are extra. Cancel at least a day in advance or pay a $135 per person cancellation fee!

For this price, each child will receive a gift (but all gifts are subject to change). The whole experience takes two to two and a half hours and does not feel rushed at all. You get up to five hours of complimentary valet parking with validation at the Grand Californian Hotel.

Lily was all too hoppy to try out this breakfast since she loves researching all things princess! It was fabulous, and we enjoyed our leisurely morning of dining and basking in the love of six princesses. This royal feast is truly that — a feast! We counted it as both breakfast and lunch (and it feels a little like an early high tea too).

Fairy Godmother ordered that the dessert tray be sprinkled with edible gold glitter! Bibbidi, bobbidi, boo!

The princesses will draw you into their stories. For example, Belle might read stories while Mulan teaches you warrior poses. Depending on the day, you may expect to meet about eight princesses. The selection may vary but guests have seen Tiana, Ariel, Belle, Mulan, Jasmine, Aurora, Rapunzel and Pocahontas. Your parting gift is a swag bag with either a necklace pendant or sword and shield with a princess cinch bag and a button.

The experience ranks high because of the princess interactions, time spent with the characters and the quality of the food and service but, due to price, it may be out of budget for many families. Adding tax, a tip and any themed beverages brings the total of this breakfast to over $700 for a family of four, so be aware of that going in and before suggesting this dining option to your princess-loving tadpoles. Make this meal count as breakfast and lunch for the day if this is a ball you cannot miss, and bring only the family members who would truly appreciate this royal treatment. Perhaps you can follow this breakfast with a relaxing day at the pool or with inexpensive entertainment.

Disneyland Character Dining — Dessert

The princesses may vary slightly, but you can expect to meet six to eight of the more adventurous princesses including Rapunzel, Tiana, Belle, Jasmine, Mulan, Pocahontas and Aurora. Mulan and Pocahontas happened to be the two princesses who were taking turns sharing stories on the patio on the day we visited. We recently saw Raya pass by too! We met Mulan while Pocahontas was out exploring. Perhaps you’ll have a chance to experience story-time with Belle, who can’t put down a good book, during your visit. You’ll end your adventure in the library for a final private moment with a princess — we got Ariel — for a photo and final sendoff. They will give you a PhotoPass card for digital downloads. You can also take pictures with your own camera.

While we have ranked our favorite character dining options based on our favorite characters in attendance and how well the organization of the meal worked for our family and budget, you might have a favorite for a different reason. Basically, what we have learned is that the food at all of the breakfast buffets is similar enough. Goofy’s Kitchen usually adds a silly spin on breakfast and has a huge dessert buffet. Storyteller's has the best quality. Plaza Inn has the basics plus boneless fried chicken and Minnie waffles. There are small differences in the buffet menus, but what it comes down to is the characters. Choose the meal that offers you the most likelihood of meeting the characters you most want to spend time with or the dining experience most convenient to you (i.e., in your hotel or in the park you are planning to visit that day).

Your small tadpole might do best with a smaller selection of characters where they can get up and hop around. Your older child might want to maximize the signatures they add to their autograph book. You really cannot go wrong with any of the character dining experiences, but here’s some advice to help you maximize your time.

Disneyland Character Dining Tips and Things to Keep in Mind!

Get the Full Dish on Disneyland Character Dining - cupcake at goofy's kitchenHere are some tips for the best Disneyland character dining experience (some may need to be reserved for normal character interactions as characters do not pose or sign gift books at this time):

  • Bring your camera.
  • Bring your autograph book (or DIY character signature project like this one), and a pen or marker (tadpoles at the Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures in the past received their own souvenir autograph book and pen).
  • Plan some fun poses for pictures with the characters.
  • Think of some fun questions to ask the characters or things you might want to tell them.
  • Make advance dining reservations.
  • Note any allergies or dietary issues when reserving, checking in and with the waiter and/or chef.
  • When you check in, let them know if you will be celebrating a birthday. They may bring out a cupcake with a candle (along with birthday buttons) for no extra charge.
  • A gratuity is automatically added to most buffet meals, except Plaza Inn.
  • Children under the age of 3 may share from an adult's plate at any of the restaurants at no charge.
  • You do not need to be staying at an on-site hotel to dine at a character meal there (you will get three hours of complimentary parking while you dine — or five hours at the Princess Breakfast Adventures).
  • Characters and prices are subject to change. You are likely to see the characters we mentioned, but you are only guaranteed to meet the one whose name is on the meal, such as Goofy at Goofy’s Kitchen. So, don’t make any promises to your tadpoles. Let the character meet and greets be a surprise bonus to breakfast.
  • Consider booking a character breakfast on a day you will not be rushed so you can enjoy it without feeling pressure to move on (and work up an appetite!). Hotel locations are great for check-in or check-out days.
  • Consider booking a late character breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner so that you can take advantage of morning time in the park. (We recently hit several rides at Disney California Adventure at park opening and then hopped to Storyteller's for brunch at 10:45, which counted for breakfast and lunch for us that day. It worked out great.)
  • PhotoPass photographers may be available for the initial entrance photo at some locations (or parting photo at the Disney Princess Adventures Breakfast)! This is not offered at Storyteller's Café.

While you may be able to get reservations for Disneyland character dining upon short notice, you should make your reservation in advance to get the best choice of times and locations. If you are visiting now or during a weekend or holiday time, reserve up to 60 days in advance. And if your favorite character did not make it to breakfast, no worries. Here are some tips for meeting your favorite characters in the parks.

Related: The Ins and Outs of Disneyland Dining Reservations

Hoppy eating and meeting!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
View Comments
<<  Newer Posts | Older Posts  >>
Nov 5, 2023 at 7:59 a.m. Brandon Says...

Looking at reserving at Goofy's Kitchen on a Tuesday:

Would dining during the 7pm-8:30pm time slots conflict with any usual parades/shows/fireworks that may happen in the parks, or is it a fairly safe time for dinner?

Nov 8, 2023 at 4 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Brandon!

You'll want to allow 90 minutes for character dining, and the restaurant is at Disneyland Hotel, which is about a 15- to 20-minute walk from the park. If you want to see fireworks, you'll have to get back to the park as soon as you're done eating since fireworks are at 9:30 p.m. (so a 7 p.m. slot would be best). There are two parade times - at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. - so you could watch the first parade and then head to dinner.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Mar 3, 2023 at 4:40 a.m. Elizabeth Says...


We have a 10:00 a.m. Saturday breakfast reservation at Chef Mickey's next week. We are thinking about changing it to a brunch reservation. Do the characters visit throughout the whole brunch period (11 to 1:30) or does that taper off as breakfast turns into brunch? Also, if you have a later breakfast reservation (like 10:30 or so) are you allowed to get some of the brunch offerings such as the beignets if they come out while you're there?

Mar 7, 2023 at 5:48 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Elizabeth!

By chance, are you referring to Mickey's Tales of Adventure at Storytellers Cafe? The characters stay for brunch, and even if you show up for breakfast, once the brunch food comes out, you are welcome to enjoy it too.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jan 20, 2022 at 4:34 a.m. Gabriel Gayner Says...

Hi guys! So we just did the Disney Princess Breakfast this past weekend and it is certainly NOT worth the price. Most of the food items are geared towards adults and we only met 2 princesses on the way out. There were no princesses walking though the restaurant and the "keepsake" is now a large doll and NOT a necklace

Jan 14, 2020 at 3:57 a.m. Mari Says...

I went to Goofys Kitchen Dec 1st. I was charged $60 per person (10 and over). I always see that people post it is in the $40 range.

I wonder why I was charged more?!

Any idea why?

Jan 14, 2020 at 3:08 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Mari!

They do change tax and 18% gratuity up front. Look at your receipt and see if that is the case. Breakfast is $45 and dinner is $49 before tax and gratuity. Hope this helps!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jan 10, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. Allison Says...

Hi! Great post!! We are arriving on a Thursday afternoon and staying in a Good Neighbor Hotel, so I booked Goofy’s Kitchen for dinner that night so the kids could get a “taste” of Disney before we go into the park the next morning... but I also read on another site the Breakfast with Minnie is the best Character meal because the character and food are ???????? Now I’m torn... what would you suggest??

Jan 13, 2020 at 8:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Allison!

The foods are pretty similar, although Goofy’s Kitchen also has some brunch items, as well. Minnie’s has a wide variety of characters across different Disney tales and may have rarer characters such as Rafiki. Goofy’s will give you the typical classic Disney crew of Goofy’s friends like Minnie, (sometimes Mickey) and Pluto, Chip and Dale. It all depends on what is most meaningful to you!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Nov 11, 2019 at 4:03 a.m. Ron Hayes Says...

We’re staying at DCA and want to do a character breakfast on the day we leave, 1/3/20. We’re thinking Donald or Goofy since we have been to the “old” Chip and Dale breakfast at DCA several times. If you had to choose, which character breakfast would you pick? We’re already booked for Minnie on 12/30/19.


Nov 12, 2019 at 5:22 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Ron!

Goofy’s Kitchen will give you a little more characters than Donald’s and a few more brunch (and silly) items during breakfast, and it costs a bit more. Donald’s will have similar breakfast items and is little more intimate. If you are a fan of the rarely-seen Stitch, he often attends Donald’s. Choose it based on the characters you most want to see. If you have small children, Donald’s can seem less overwhelming and in the past you could get up and dance with the characters. The chracters seem less rushed at Donald’s brunch. Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Feb 1, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. Autz Says...

We always do Goofy’s kitchen on the night of the day we arrive. It’s awesome and my kiddo insists on going now!

Feb 3, 2020 at 8:57 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

What a fun tradition - we love it! Thanks for sharing with us!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Sep 28, 2019 at 5:56 p.m. Julianna Says...

We are going to storytellers for brunch at 12:20? Characters will still be coming at that time correct?

Sep 30, 2019 at 11:33 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Julianna!

Yes, characters will still be coming at that time. Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Sep 27, 2019 at 3 p.m. Michael Says...

Do you know what happens if you books a late breakfast (11:15) at Storytellers when it is time for brunch? Do they then provide you with the brunch food instead, or will there still be breakfast food?

Sep 30, 2019 at 11:37 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Michael!

They will start bringing out brunch food while you are there, and you can eat it too! Yum!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Sep 2, 2019 at 2:25 p.m. Laura Conley Says...

We will be at California Adventure on October 11th and have reservation for Mickey’s Adventure at 11:00. I am uncertain how to get from CA to the hotel restaurant and how long it will take. Thanks

Sep 3, 2019 at 1:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Laura!

There is a hotel entrance to the left when facing Grizzly River Run. Walk in, turn to the right and follow the sidewalk when it bends to the left and it will be on your right. It’s very easy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 29, 2019 at 9:40 p.m. Kari Says...

Cab you confirm that these are still the current prices? We will be going to Goofy’s dinner and Plaza inn breakfast in a couple weeks, and someone was saying (on a Facebook group) that Goofy’s had gone up to $60/adult.

Jul 30, 2019 at 12:17 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kari!

Confirmed - these prices are all accurate as of this morning! Have a great time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 27, 2019 at 9:21 p.m. Garance Says...


Is the Mickey's Tales of Adventure Brunch still currently $46 for adults?

Many thanks in advance :)

Jul 29, 2019 at 1:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Garance!

Even better - $44! :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 11, 2019 at 3:25 p.m. Shirley Says...

Is there a character sit down breakfast with Toy Story characters?

Jul 11, 2019 at 3:52 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Shirley!

No, unfortunately there is not a Toy Story character breakfast available at this time.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 9, 2019 at 5:42 p.m. Jackie Says...

Do you know if they have plans to do a character breakfast with the marvel characters?

Jul 9, 2019 at 2:20 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Jackie!

No news on a Marvel breakfast just yet, but we're keeping our eyes and ears open!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 6, 2019 at 12:28 a.m. sonia Says...


do you know? if we have reservations in napa for princess breakfast, can we enter to the restaurant by the park (california adventure)?? Thanks!!

Jul 8, 2019 at 11:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sonia!

If you have valid theme park admission, you certainly can enter the Grand Californian from California Adventure! If you don't, you'll need to head to Downtown Disney and use the resort's main entrance.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 3, 2019 at 2:34 p.m. Janet Morrow Says...

Took grandkids to DCA and they loved it . I think the older kids like this one more then the others.

Jun 21, 2019 at 4:02 a.m. Emilee Schemidt Says...

The princess breakfast is awful. There is no reason to go. I have no problem paying Disney prices for fun activities because there is always a little extra magic but this breakfast was so awful I cannot believe it even exists on Disney property.

Feb 6, 2022 at 4:21 a.m. Stacey Says...

Same! We have reservations booked for April and are really nervous that the experience will not be as advertised.

Nov 19, 2019 at 6:43 a.m. E Says...

I’d love to hear more! We are considering going so would love your thoughts!

Apr 24, 2019 at 10:23 p.m. Maria Diaz Says...

I mainly interest in Mickey and Minnie as we been in Disneyland and have lost the opportunity to take pictures with both.. which one do you recommend and what will be the best time so that we don't miss them.

Apr 26, 2019 at 10:27 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Maria!

You are guaranteed to meet characters at Character Dining. Minnie is at Plaza Inn, Goofy’s Kitchen, and usually Donald Duck’s seaside breakfast at PCH Grill. Mickey is at Storytellers breakfast and brunch and usually Goofy’s kitchen, but only at dinner. The best places to meet Mickey and Minnie in the parks are at Town Square inside Disneyland. You can meet them at their houses in Toontown in the morning and early afternoon as well. Minnie is gone by late afternoon though. At Disney California Adventure they are on Buena Vista Street in vintage clothes. You can check the Disneyland app for their locations.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Apr 9, 2019 at 5:28 p.m. Courtney Says...

How much would this be for a party of two including tax and gratuity ? I was thinking of taking my daughter here

Apr 10, 2019 at 12:42 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Courtney!

Which character dining experience are you interested in?

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Apr 11, 2019 at 11:52 p.m. Courtney Says...

The Princess Breakfast Adventure @ Napa Rose

Apr 12, 2019 at 10:17 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Courtney!

The cost for the breakfast is $125 for adults and $125 for children ages 3-9. Gratuity will depend on your preference (though 15-20% is standard), and the sales tax rate in Anaheim is currently 7.75%.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Apr 8, 2019 at 5:11 a.m. Sarah Says...

Great list - Thanks! The new princess breakfast is So expensive I'm somewhat relieved (but a little sad too) my little girl is almost 9 and past her fascination with them. I’m sure someone has thought of this already but with the new land opening this summer, do you know if a Star Wars character dining experience could be coming? I’m sure it would be a huge hit. ????

Apr 8, 2019 at 9:12 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Sarah!

No news on a Star Wars character dining experience, but we agree that it'd be super cool!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Apr 2, 2019 at 9:25 p.m. Rubi Says...

Hi. I reserved breakfast at Mickey's storyteller cafe. The menu for breakfast doesn't seem to list waffles or pancakes. Do they serve these items for breakfast or only brunch?

Apr 3, 2019 at 12:43 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Rubi!

That the pancakes and waffles are there at breakfast (we called to confirm we didn't just get lucky during our breakfast!) Enjoy!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Mar 3, 2019 at 9:33 p.m. Tracey Says...

Hello Mommy Frog - Can you tell me what ages are considered 'kids' for Goofy's Kitchen?

Thanks so much!

Mar 4, 2019 at 12:56 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tracey!

Disneyland considers "kids" ages 3-9 for dining.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Mar 3, 2019 at 8:04 a.m. PT Says...

3 part question: If we have a 11am Friday breakfast at Mickeys tale and adventures, will we be required to leave when they start serving brunch at 11:30a? If allowed to stay, will we be able to eat brunch items? If allowed, will we be charged the breakfast or brunch price?

Mar 4, 2019 at 12:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi PT!

The last breakfast seating is 11:25, and you pay before you go into the buffets. Brunch seating starts at 11:30, so if you go in for breakfast they will start bringing out brunch food, and as far as we know they don’t stop you from eating it.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jan 23, 2019 at 1:47 p.m. Bruna Says...

Can I made a reservation in the Plaza Inn, if I don't go to the Disneyland?

I gonna made a trip with my parents, and we have to choose just 1 park, and we choose the Adventure. But I think if the Plaza inn is the best option for our breakfast.

I can made this reservation and before that I go to de Adventure, or I just can go to the Plaza inn if I have de ticket for Disneyland?

Jan 23, 2019 at 3:14 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bruna!

Valid park admission to Disneyland is required to dine at the Plaza Inn.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jan 3, 2019 at 11:41 p.m. Kim Weightman Says...

Is there a rushed feeling if you schedule a late breakfast? We're staying at a Good Neighbor Hotel that offers complimentary breakfast - so I'm looking at a second late breakfast/early lunch at the Plaza Inn.

Jan 16, 2019 at 12:49 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Kim,

This is largely personal choice, but a late breakfast or early lunch gives you a few hours of hitting the most in demand-park rides.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Aug 6, 2018 at 5:36 a.m. Vanessa Gutierrez Says...

There doesn’t seem to be many options for dinner. Any recommendations on for premium character dining included in our package?

Aug 7, 2018 at 12:03 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Vanessa,

The only character dining option for dinner seems to be Goofy’s Kitchen!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jul 19, 2018 at 2:50 p.m. Tasanee Says...

The official Disney site called the breakfast at the Storyteller "Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet"

Does this mean we are only going to get Mickey and friends at this character breakfast?

Jul 19, 2018 at 3:23 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tasanee!

At Mickey's Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet, Mickey is guaranteed to make an appearance and an assortment of various friends will join him. Sounds like a great group to us!

Keep hopping!


Jul 17, 2018 at 3:40 p.m. Pete Says...

Would you happen to know if they anything similar to Ariel's Grotto or is our best to meet the princesses around both parks? Thanks.

Jul 18, 2018 at 12:06 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Pete!

You can meet princesses in the parks ... Anna and Elsa and Sofia the First at Disney California Adventure, princesses at Disneyland Park's Royal Hall and around Fantasyland, as well as other locations. There currently is not a princess dining location, but will keep this post updated if/when one is announced!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Oct 3, 2018 at 7:12 a.m. bob vincent Says...

This was a great hit (time with the princesses) with my older grand daughter a few years ago (and I bet profitable for Disney).

I am looking for an similar interaction with the Princesses for my latest grand daughter to have a similar experience..

Any options other than running around the park to find a group of Princesses??? Thanks

Nov 2, 2018 at 5:55 a.m. Amy Says...

Hi Bob Vincent...I’m also looking for character dining options an ran across this option. Looks like some sort of Frozen themed dining and show experience!

Oct 4, 2018 at 5:02 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Bob!

Unfortunately, there aren't any princess dining experiences available at Disneyland at this time. We'll keep you posted if anything changes :) We recommend visiting Princess Fairytale Hall in the meantime.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Jun 29, 2018 at 4:49 p.m. daisy Says...

Just to confirm, do you need to have a Magic Morning ticket for a 7:10 reservation or can anyone with a reservation use the character dining entrance?

Jul 3, 2018 at 2:58 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Daisy,

Yes, if you have a reservation, you'll be able to get in!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

May 18, 2018 at 8:39 p.m. Tina mccoy Says...

Can you advise me how to book a character breakfast please at the California Disney land on 29/05 for my granddaughter 6th birthday

May 21, 2018 at 8:34 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Tina!

For dining reservations at Disneyland, call (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Leave a comment
About Us
About Undercover Tourist

Undercover Tourist is the leading supplier of online discount tickets to Orlando, Florida-area attractions, including Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort™, SeaWorld® Orlando, LEGOLAND® Florida Resort and more.

Sign up for our newsletter!