5 Disney Character Breakfast Meals in Disneyland Your Family Will Love

Check out some of the best Disneyland breakfast meals with characters you'll love!
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One of the most magical experiences your kids will beg to have, Character Dining options are fun for everyone! Character Dining with Disney is available at select locations and for specific meal times. This list features breakfast and brunch options that will have your whole family giddy with excitement! 

Note that while most of these experiences take place at restaurants in Disneyland Resort hotels, diners do not have to be hotel Guests. Nor do you need admission to the parks just for the Character Dining opportunity. As such, these events are perfect for a short trip to Anaheim for SoCal residents as well as for Guests vacationing in the area overnight!

Additionally, reservations are highly recommended. You can book online ahead of time (select your date, time, and party size in the “Check Availability” box on the right side of the screen), via the Disneyland App, or via phone at 714-781-DINE (714-781-3463). Reservations may be made up to 60 days ahead of time. Note that you may be required to submit credit card information and that a deposit may be taken if you miss your reservations – be sure to read the fine print in all agreements.

For all of these encounters, you will enjoy delicious meals in either a buffet-style or family-feast setting. Each Character Dining experience offers a unique opportunity to meet with different characters. Pick from your child’s favorite friends from this list for the best character breakfast at Disneyland!

Some Notes Before We Begin…

Character visits are subject to change. Characters listed here are typical visitors to these experiences; however, changes may be made by the park at any time. Cast Members will not guarantee who is anticipated to visit for any reservation nor when on-site due to this possibility.

Specific menu items are subject to change (as are the cuisines). However, the listings here are from both the Disneyland site and well-researched blogs and personal resources.

Price ranges are subject to change at any time. Be sure to check online or call ahead of time to confirm the price point for your reservation.

Some experiences are seasonal and may not be available year-round.

As Disneyland Resort continues to grow and change, so will Character Dining experiences. It’s important to follow-up on your reservation to confirm your location and experience type.

If your child did not get to meet their favorite character at the breakfast or brunch, be sure to check on the Disneyland App under “Characters” on the map feature.

For those Character Dining experiences in Disneyland Resort hotels, complimentary parking is available through either the valet of self-park options for the first three hours. Be sure to talk to your host about validation. Additionally, if you are planning to stay beyond three hours, hourly rates will go into effect.

Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures

Quick Facts

  • Location: Napa Rose in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
  • Price Range: about $125 per person
  • Cuisine: American, French, Healthy
  • Characters: Ariel, Belle, Tiana (per featured photos)

Be sure to make reservations!

Special Note: Per the Disneyland website, this Character Dining option will not be available until March 30, 2019. However, reservations are already booked up for the grand opening! Be sure to call in for the next availability.

Anticipated to be one of the most luxurious breakfasts of the kingdom, dining with the Disney Princesses will have your whole family feeling royal. Set in one of the most luxurious establishments at the Resort, you’ll be surrounded in California-inspired decor featuring views of DCA, the Grand Californian swimming pool and a bustling kitchen behind the Chef’s Counter where the real magic happens.

Be sure to snap lots of photos of the beautiful art’s era décor! Also, prepare your taste buds for some of the best food in their life with preparations from award-winning chefs

Guests will enjoy a three-course table-service meal. Cold starters, warm “kids’ food,” artisan hot brunch foods, and a dessert for each person are featured. Listed menu items include a citrus-vanilla morning bun, fresh fruit, granola parfait, lobster salad crostini, kids’ mac ‘n’ cheese, Princess waffles, Hawaiian sliders, adult-sized egg plates and short ribs.

Desserts include chocolate cake, raspberry tarts and sorbet options. Adults can even indulge in specialty coffees, a feature unique to dining at the Napa Rose. See the current menu listings here

Throughout your meal, you will be accompanied by some of the biggest names in royalty! Photo opportunities are bound to be plentiful as the princesses make their way to each table. Plus, a final farewell moment featuring a personal “Princess portrait” is available for each guest, giving you a an extra special and unique keepsake from the experience!

Note that experience is set to reflect Ariel’s Grotto (now the Lamplighter Lounge), the original character dining experience in DCA. It featured a fanfare for princess guests and musical selections from your favorite films. Princess visits during reservation blocks there featured Cinderella, Snow White, Belle, Aurora, Ariel and so many more! Check out this review from way back when.

Reservation times run from 8 AM to noon Thursday through Monday. This is truly a weekend brunch event!

Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast

Quick Facts

  • Location: Disney’s PCH Grill in Paradise Pier Hotel
  • Price Range: $20 for children to $40 for adults
  • Cuisine: American, Latin, Healthy
  • Characters: Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, Minnie Mouse, Stitch

Be sure to make reservations!

Catch a wave of tastiness with Donald and his crew! The highlight of eating at Paradise Pier Hotel, Disney’s PCH Grill features classic California cuisine, mixing American favorites and Latin traditions. Plus, you’ll feel like you’re at the beach surrounded by surfing-inspired décor!

Buffet-style breakfast and brunch options are slightly different, but both offer a variety of delicious foods. Join the surfing gang for breakfast and indulge in eggs (Benedict and scrambled), a make-your-own parfait, fried chicken, waffles, smoked salmon, hot and cold cereals, bacon, sausage and an array of fruit. 

Kids can be sure to find a favorite among Mickey-shaped waffles, Minnie-shaped pancakes, french toast and more. Brunch diners will have a variety of options from soups and salads to pastas and pizzas to even seasonal roasting options. Don’t forget sweet treats like pastries and beignets! You are always welcome to check out the latest menu, too. 

Of course, your meal wouldn’t be complete without a visit from surf-style Donald Dock and his crew! Unlike in the park, these beloved characters dress for the part, matching the style of the PCH Grill. They’ll stop by each table and be photo-ready for every Guest.

Reservation times run from 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM on weekends (Friday through Sunday) and 8:00 AM to 11 Am on weekdays. Of note, special Easter Sunday and Mother’s Day buffets are available. These events feature extended hours, so be sure to check the reservations page (link above) and book well ahead of time.

Good Morning Giggles

Quick Facts

  • Location: Goofy’s Kitchen in Disneyland Hotel
  • Price Range: $25 for children to $40 for adults
  • Cuisine: American, Traditional Breakfast, Kids’ Options
  • Characters: Goofy, Pluto, Chip, Dale, Minnie Mouse

Be sure to make reservations!

From the moment you step inside Goofy’s Kitchen, you’ll be greeted by a friendly face (a beloved character)! As Goofy and his friends prepare your meal and come say hi, be sure to catch as many memorable moments as possible. After all, when else will you see Goofy in his chef’s coat and hat?

The breakfast features five food stations along Goofy’s crazy kitchen, naturally featuring oversized cookware and such. Enjoy a hearty meal with options of made-to-order omelets, Mickey waffles and pancakes, French toast, breakfast meat selections, eggs Benedict, frittatas and fruit and pastries. You’ll even want to try Goofy’s own creation — a slice of peanut butter and jelly pizza! Catch the latest menu online.

Located in the Disneyland Hotel, Guests are welcome to walk through the magical entryway and take in the history. Stroll for just a bit around the public grounds of the hotel and learn about Walt, Disneyland circa 1960, the history of your favorite rides and more. Plus, you have direct access to Downtown Disney District and the parks (with valid ticket) for shopping and more fun!

Reservation times run from 7:00 AM to noon every day, Monday through Sunday. Of note, special Easter Sunday and Mother’s Day buffets are available. These events feature extended hours, so be sure to check the reservations page (link above) and book well ahead of time.

Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast

Quick Facts

  • Location: Storytellers Cafe in in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
  • Price Range: $25 for children to $40 for adults
  • Cuisine: American, Latin
  • Characters: Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto, Chip, Dale

Be sure to make reservations!

Special Note: This dining experience does not include PhotoPass photographers. Be sure to bring your own camera for premier pictures!

Go on a safari with Mickey and his friends through a smorgasbord of food and tales of travels. Located in the craftsman cabin-themed Storytellers Cafe, you’re bound to catch a few hidden Mickeys and other beloved Disney (animal) friends throughout your dining experience. You’ll feel as though you were transported to the woods for a morning!

Breakfast and brunch food options are available based on reservation time. For breakfast diners, prepare to journey across a vast buffet of omelets, Mickey waffles, pastries and fresh fruit. Brunch Guests will have these options plus daily lunch specials available. Adults can also enjoy alcoholic delights like a Bloody Mary, Mimosa (single or flight), Raspberry Champagne and Bellini. For full menu selections, be sure to check online. 

As you enjoy your meal, be sure to keep an eye out for Mickey in his travel clothes along with favorite adventurers. Of note, Chip ‘n’ Dale have been known to make quite the spectacle in their trips to the cafe! While there are not PhotoPass photographers for this experience, guests should feel free to take as many personal photos as they desire.

Reservation times run from 7:00 AM to 11:25 AM for Breakfast and 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM for Brunch every day, Monday through Sunday.

Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park

Quick Facts

  • Location: Plaza Inn in Disneyland Park
  • Price Range: $20 for children to $35 for adults
  • Cuisine: American, Traditional Breakfast 
  • Characters: Minnie Mouse, Chip, Dale, Captain Hook, Fairy Godmother, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Max the Dog, Rafiki

Be sure to make reservations!

Plaza Inn features Victorian-era furnishings that were picked and designed by Lillian Disney, the queen of the Magic Kingdom herself. This is truly the best character dining at Disneyland as it is the only option in the actual park.

For Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park, feast on an all-you-can-eat buffet starring morning favorites. Pick from Mickey-shaped waffles, French toast, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, made-to-order omelets, sausage and bacon, and breakfast potatoes. 

Have pastries, sweet breads, muffins and Danishes on the side. For those looking for something a bit healthier, select from an array of seasonal fruit. Plus, for lighter eaters, there are hot or cold cereal options. See the full menu here.

Of course, there is the matter of Minnie’s visit! While you fill your tummy, don’t forget to keep an eye open for visits from your favorite Disney characters, including Minnie Mouse. When she and her friends come to say hello, you’ll have prime opportunities for great photos and autographs (don’t forget a pen and booklet)!

This breakfast is the only in-park character dining experience in Disneyland Park, and it will soon become your family’s favorite. Additional perks include spectacular views of Sleeping Beauty Castle and Tomorrowland’s entrance as well as souvenir photos.

Reservation times run from 7:10 AM to 11 AM on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) and 8:10 AM to 11 AM on weekdays. 

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