If you really want to delight your child – or yourself –
you should arrange to have a Disneyland Character
meal. This will allow you and your whole family to
have quality time with one or more of the
Disneyland characters. In fact, this is the best
way to really get to interact with them for any
length of time.
Start by making a reservation. This can be done
through the Disneyland Vacation Planning Services
Department. Reservations can be made up to sixty
days in advance, so don’t leave this to the last
minute. Make these reservations while your
Disneyland vacation is being planned.
Character breakfasts take place each morning at the
park. You do not need a reservation for these meals.
These breakfasts take place in many of the parks
restaurants, but Goofy’s Kitchen is a great place to
start. It is located in the Disneyland Hotel, and there
are dishes to please everyone. Children under three
years of age get to eat free, which should be
considered when you are planning the budget for
your trip. Goofy is always there, with Pluto, but
other characters come and go all throughout the
day. You should definitely make reservations for
Goofy’s kitchen, as it is quite popular, and the wait
can be very long.
If dining with Princesses is important, than Ariel’s
Grotto is the place to be. Serving three course meals,
this is elegant dining that both kids and adults can
enjoy. Each princess will come spend a little time at
your table during your meal – one at a time.
Reservations for Ariel’s Grotto are also recommended.
This is one place in the park where both alcoholic and
non-alcoholic drinks are served.
The Storyteller’s Café is another place that is highly
recommended for Character Meals. Characters are
only here during breakfast, however. While time is
not spent at each individual table, the Characters do
interact with the children as a group. Both buffet and
menu dining are available, and again, reservations
are recommended. Lilo and Stitch also have a
Character Breakfast, as does Minnie Mouse.
Breakfast with Minnie and Friends is extremely
popular, so make reservations.
You should definitely include a Character Meal or
two in your Disneyland Vacation plans. This is
something that your child will remember forever and
interacting with the famous Disney characters that
we all know and love is part of what Disneyland is
all about! Be sure to make reservations as far in
advance as possible.