How Much Is Character Dining At Disneyland (2023)

Waiting to meet characters inside the Disneyland parks can take a number of hours.

Thankfully, character dining takes the hassle and time away from this and allows you to meet a variety of characters while dining on an extensive range of different foods.

However, as with most things at Disneyland, this experience comes at a price.

Currently, the cost of character dining varies depending on the location, meal and person (adult or child). Children under the age of 3 eat free at all of the buffets when dining with an adult.

Plaza Inn 

🗺️ Location: Main Street USA, Disneyland
⏰ Time: 7:00am until 11:00am 
💵 Price: $41 per adult / $24 per child
🍴 Food Type: American-style breakfast

The Plaza Inn is located on Main Street, USA, in the Disneyland Park, and enjoys spectacular views of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. 

Due to the regular rotation of Disney characters and the restaurant’s location, The Plaza Inn is one of the most popular character dining destinations at the Disneyland Resort.

The Plaza Inn has been serving guests since Disneyland’s opening day in 1955, and Walt Disney dined here on many occasions!

You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at this charming Victorian-style property, but remember that character dining is only available at breakfast.

The breakfast character event, “Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park, is a spectacular way to spend your morning and certainly worth getting up early for!

Due to the popularity of this Disneyland character dining experience, advanced booking is highly recommended. 

The regular character rotation at The Plaza means you can look forward to being greeted by some surprised faces.

That said, you can expect to get the chance to say hi to Minnie Mouse; this is her breakfast celebration after all! Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for Pluto, Tigger, Winnie the Pooh, and Chip and Dale too! 

You can expect a lavish buffet-style breakfast, with many of your morning meal favourites on offer as well as plenty of Disney-themed treats, including:

  • Mickey waffles
  • French toast
  • Made-to-order omelettes
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Bacon
  • Breakfast Potatoes
  • Fresh Pastries 

…and much more! 

You are invited to enjoy as much Plaza Inn breakfast as you can manage, but be sure to have your camera and autograph book ready for the appearance of the very special guests! 

Storytellers Cafe

🗺️ Location: Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
⏰ Breakfast Time: 7:00am until 10:55am 
💵 Breafast Price: $49 per adult / $29 per child
⏰ Brunch Time: 11:00am until 1:30pm 
💵 Brunch Price: $51 per adult / $29 per child
🍴 Food Type: American-style breakfast and brunch

Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast and Brunch Buffet at Storytellers Café is a slightly more refined dining option where you can enjoy both breakfast and brunch with your favourite characters.

Breakfast is an extensive American-style buffet, while brunch includes table service with certain foods available to order from your server.

Breakfast food includes:

  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Eggs Benedict
  • Various kinds of cereal
  • Muffins
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Charcuterie Platter
  • Smoked Salmon Bagels
  • Croissants

…and much more!

When Brunch time arrives, even more, delicious cuisine becomes available, including:

  • Various types of meat from the meat carving station 
  • Truffle Fries
  • Salmon Poke
  • Chili Verde Chilaquiles
  • Seasonal Salads
  • Yogurt Parfait

…and much more!

Be sure to make a dining reservation for your breakfast, which you can book for any day of the week. When you are booking brunch, keep in mind that it’s only available from Friday to Sunday.

Dinner at the Storytellers Cafe does not feature characters. Reservations for the character dining experience can be made quickly and easily 60 days in advance via the Disney website or the Disneyland app. 

The Storyteller Cafe is located inside Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel. It is worth noting that If you are not staying on the property and are instead driving there, you are entitled to three hours of complimentary parking. 

You can expect to meet various characters here, including Minnie Mouse, Pluto, and Chip ‘n Dale.

One thing is for sure; One important guy will be there, hosting his Tales of Adventure, and that is the legend himself, Mickey Mouse! 

Goofy’s Kitchen 

🗺️ Location: Disneyland Hotel 
⏰ Breakfast Time: 7:00am until 1:30pm 
💵 Breafast Price: $49 per adult / $29 per child
⏰ Dinner Time: 5:00pm until 9:00pm 
💵 Dinner Price: $59.99 per adult / $35 per child
🍴 Food Type: Traditional American cuisine with some quirky options

Another restaurant that is excellent for character interactions is Goofy’s Kitchen. Goofy and a few of his best buddies will be there, dressed in their chef whites, waiting to meet and greet you and your family.

The characters will stop at your table for photo opportunities,  autographs, and high-fives while you are enjoying your delicious meal. 

Goofy’s Kitchen serves breakfast and dinner daily, and booking a reservation is advised. You can do this quickly and easily on the Disneyland app or the website 60 days in advance.

It is also worth remembering that at Goofy’s Kitchen you can enjoy a late breakfast, which some may class as brunch, as it continues until 1:30 pm. 

The Breakfast menu includes the following : 

  • Eggs Benedict
  • French Toast
  • Made-to-order omelettes
  • Create-your-own yoghurt granola parfait
  • Avocado Toast 
  • Devilled Eggs 
  • Oatmeal

…and so much more!

The restaurant is located in the Disneyland Hotel. If you are driving there, you are entitled to three hours of free parking. Be careful not to overstay the allotted parking time or you may receive a fine. 

Goofy’s Kitchen is the only restaurant that offers character dining at dinnertime, and the menu is mouth-watering, although a little quirky!

Some of the items available include:

  • Pizza inc peanut butter and jelly pizza!
  • Mac ’n’ Cheese 
  • Various meat at the carving station
  • Fresh Vegetables 
  • Salads

Plus, you should see the deserts!

Goofy’s Kitchen offers more dessert choices than any other character dining options. Just some of the sweet treats you can look forward to include:

  • Cakes
  • Muffins
  • Macarons
  • Frozen yoghurt bars
  • Ice cream 

…and so much more!

Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures

🗺️ Location: Napa Rose Restaurant, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel
💵 Price: $125 per person 
⏰ Time: Thursday to Monday. 8:00am until 12:00pm
🍴 Food Type: A combination of fine dining and family favourites

Booking a dining reservation at the Napa Rose Restaurant to enjoy the Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures is a great way to celebrate a special occasion.

A selection of your favourite Disney Princesses will be waiting to greet you as you arrive. You are invited to a unique photo opportunity with them before you are seated in the fancy dining room for your unforgettable breakfast experience.

As you enjoy your meal, the princesses will invite you to join them for some great activities. Mulan may whisk the little ones off to take photos with swords and shields, while Pochaontas may invite them to enjoy storytime. 

The three-course menu at the Napa Rose Restaurant features fine breakfast cuisine, some brunch favourites, and some rather special desserts. 

The starters are served in the style of afternoon tea and include : 

  • Fruit slices
  • Mini Caramel Beignet 
  • Banana crepe with Nutella 
  • Open-faced Tangled Ham and Cheese Sandwich
  • Mini Lobster Rolls
  • Magic Carpet Parfait 

When it comes to the main course younger children can choose from : 

  • Delectable mac ‘n’ cheese
  • Unique princess waffles
  • Barbecue beef sliders

While older children and adults can choose from : 

  • Selection of eggs
  • Artisan sausages 
  • Vegetables 
  • Rotating selection of meats, such as roasted pork belly

Then there is the delicious dessert menu, which is packed with sweet delights such as: 

  • Teeny raspberry tarts
  • Chocolate princess cake pops
  • Refreshing sorbet

Throughout your meal, the Disney princesses will visit you at your table to chat, sign your autograph books, and pose for lots of photos.

Be sure to use the Disneyland website or Disneyland app to book your Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures dining experience. You can do this 60 days in advance. 

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