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 & Friends – Breakfast in the Park (Disneyland Park)

If you’re looking for character dining inside Disneyland Park- this is the meal meal for you! Taking place daily in the Victorian elegance of The Plaza Inn adjacent to Main Street, USA- this breakfast includes an all-you-can-eat buffet of tasty favorites, such as 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!

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 returns for your evening meal and brings some of his Disney friends! During this buffet you will feast on an assortment of entrees and side dishes. But the highlight is the dessert buffet! Make sure to 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!

Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures

Calling all Princesses! Settle in for a delicious 3-course breakfast at Napa Rose- Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel’s signature restaurant. Upon entering, you’ll pose for a photo with Princess Tiana herself and are then seated to enjoy a scrumptious breakfast! After a 3-tier tower of starters, you’ll then choose from several main courses- including eggs, pork sausages, and turkey sausages, just to name a few. Lastly, you’ll receive a few royally themed treats to end your meal! And best of all, you’ll enjoy your breakfast as your Disney Princess friends come around to greet you, take photos, and sign autograph books. It’s such a fun way to enjoy a delightful meal all while in the company of some royal friends!

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!