What is a Disney vacation without the characters? While many will line up for lengthy wait times to visit their favorites, a huge time saver in the parks is character dining! There is nothing like enjoying a meal in the comfort of one of the Disneyland Parks and Resorts restaurants while the characters come to you!

Thankfully, Disneyland offers several opportunities to see your favorite Disney pals while enjoying delicious meals!

Minnie and Friends Breakfast in the Park (Disneyland Park)

Taking place daily in the Victorian elegance of The Plaza Inn, this breakfast includes an all-you-can-eat buffet of tasty favorites— bacon, eggs, cereals, fruit, omelets, and more! As you take in the view of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, you can expect to see Minnie and a number of her friends! It’s always a surprise to see which of the Disney characters will make an appearance, which adds to the fun and excitement of Disneyland Park’s only character meal! And if the weather is warm, ask to be seated on the outdoor patio to soak up some of the beautiful California sunshine!

Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast (Paradise Pier Hotel)

Surf’s up! The PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel hosts a some of your favorite Disney characters all in one fun-filled location! While you enjoy a delicious breakfast at the PCH Grill make sure you look out for Donald, Daisy and their mischievous friend, Stitch at this all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet. Brimming with favorites such as Mickey, waffles, Minnie pancakes, and Bananas Foster French toast, just to name a few, this interactive character breakfast is a favorite for many!

Goofy’s Kitchen Breakfast and Dinner (Disneyland Hotel)

Mmmmmm! The smell of omelets, cheese blintzes, Mickey waffles, and more waft through the Disneyland Hotel every morning when Chef Goofy is in the kitchen! And is that Goofy’s famous peanut butter and jelly pizza?! Nowhere else can you find this palate-pleasing treat! You can enjoy this delicious breakfast buffet with five different serving stations and enjoy your meal as your favorite Disney pals come by to greet you.

Dinner at the Disneyland Hotel holds a special treat when Chef Goofy turns over his kitchen to Chef Mickey and other favorite friends! During this buffet you will feast on an assortment of entrees and side dishes. Make sure you try the warm cinnamon monkey bread for dessert!

Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet (Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel)

Let Mickey take you on an adventure right from the comfort of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel in this incredible, interactive, and exciting character breakfast. The all-you-can-eat buffet includes everything from made-to-order omelets, to baked goods, to cereal and fruits! There is something for everyone here! Make sure you tip your hat to Mickey as he comes by to your table in his adventurer outfit! After filling up at this yummy buffet you’ll be ready for a day exploring the outback, the jungle, or the unending adventure of Disneyland Parks!

All Disneyland Parks and Resorts character dining reservations can be made up to 60 days in advance of your visit. Guests staying in any Disneyland Resort hotel have access to a limited number of dining reservations that are not available to the general public. As always, your Me and The Mouse Travel Specialist can assist you with all of the details of your Disneyland vacation— including recommending and reserving all of your character dining!

Beth Foster

Travel Specialist