Character dining is one of my favorite activities at the Disney parks! While visiting Disneyland, make sure you take advantage of one of the best ways to see some of your favorite characters while enjoying a delicious meal.

Storyteller’s Café in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel, is my new favorite character dining experience in the Disneyland parks! Once you enter Storyteller’s Café you’ll immediately notice the beautiful décor- from the murals of western landscapes to the wood carvings throughout- the California arts and crafts influence is undeniable!

While I enjoyed the delicious buffet of hash browns, the roast beef carving station, fresh fruit, and more, I was visited by Mickey, Minnie, Chip, Dale, and Pluto- all in their “adventurer outfits.” I must say, of all the character interactions I’ve ever experienced in any of the Disney parks- this was my favorite! From sashaying with Pluto into the dining room to Chip and Dale stealing at seat at my table- this was the most delightful meal I’ve experienced!

And listen for the music! From time to time you will see the characters all join with the children in the room for a fun little dance!

On your way in or out, make sure to grab a complimentary Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast button! It makes for such a fun little souvenir of your meal!

While Storyteller’s Café is open for breakfast, brunch, and dinner- characters only appear at breakfast and lunch. Reservations can be made 60 days in advance and are highly recommended. Contact your Me and The Mouse Travel Specialist to secure all of your reservations- including dining at Storyteller’s Café!

Beth Foster

Travel Specialist