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Complete Guide to the Best 2022 Disneyland Character Dining

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This article is your complete guide to 2022 character dining at Disneyland. There are so many magical experiences when taking a Disney vacation, but dining with characters at Disneyland may top all of them. What can be better than food, fun and of course … the characters!

With that being said, there can be a lot that goes into having this magical experience. Such as, how to book character meals at Disneyland and what are the best character meals at Disneyland? In this article, we are going to talk about character dining prices, how to make reservations and more.

What is Character Dining at Disneyland?

Disneyland character dining can be a once in a lifetime magical opportunity that any Disneyland guest can manage. Character dining in Disneyland is a unique meal experience where Disney characters join the feast! Each Disneyland restaurant has their own set of unique characters and theme that is bound to keep the whole family entertained.

We think that Disneyland restaurants with characters truly are the ultimate experience. Most character interactions can be rushed or stressful, where Disneyland character dining offers a more slow paced, relaxing environment to meet all of your favorites. While you’re eating, characters make their way around the dining area and stop for photos, interactions and even autographs. Unfortunately, since the COVID-19 pandemic, characters have mostly been posing for socially distanced photos, and not stopping for hugs or autographs. But we are pleased to announce that is no longer the case! Character dining is back and more magical than ever! Although we do recommend asking the character if it’s okay for a hug or close photo to be respectful of their space.

Disneyland Character Dining Prices 2022

Something important to note about Disneyland dining prices is that the price is going to change significantly depending on when and where you eat. Such as, a Disney character lunch at Disneyland isn’t going to cost as much as a Disney character dinner. Same with breakfast, dinner always tends to be the most expensive. With that being said, Disneyland doesn’t offer many choices of character dining, only 4 options are available at the Disneyland Resort.

2022 Disneyland breakfast with characters pricing

  • Storytellers Cafe Breakfast ($49 for adults, $29 for children) plus tax
  • Goofy’s Kitchen Breakfast ($49 for adults, $29 for children) plus tax
  • Plaza Inn Breakfast ($41 for adults, $24 for children) plus tax
  • Princess Breakfast Adventures ($125 per person, children and adults)

2022 Disneyland lunch and dinner character dining prices

  • Storytellers Cafe Fri-Sun Brunch ($51 for adults, $29 for children)
  • Goofy’s Kitchen Dinner ($55 for adults, $32 for children)

How to Book Character Meals at Disneyland 2022

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Character dining can be some of the hardest reservations to come by due to their popularity. That is why we always recommend to reserve character dining at Disneyland prior to your trip. Even if the restaurant is inside of the theme parks or inside of one of Disneyland’s hotels, make sure to reserve ahead of time! The most important thing to note is that all reservations can be made 60 days prior to your trip!

We highly recommend booking your dining reservations on that 60 day mark to ensure you get the character dining experiences you want!

How to reserve character dining at Disneyland

  • Visit Disneyland online or use the Disneyland app and search for the reservations you want.
  • Call (714) 781-DINE (3463) between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM daily (Pacific Time) for a cast member to assist you .

2022 Disneyland Character Dining Options

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So, you’re still wondering what is the best character dining at Disneyland? Well, we think that is up to you! Everyone has their favorite characters and food they enjoy, so everyone’s experience is different. That’s why we are going to lay out all of the Disneyland character dining options and let you choose!

List of all character meals at Disneyland

  • Mickey’s Tale of Adventure Breakfast Buffet (Breakfast, Brunch)
  • Goofy’s Kitchen (Breakfast, Dinner)
  • Minnie & Friends Breakfast in the Park (Breakfast)
  • Princess Breakfast Adventures (Breakfast)

List of Disney Character Dining in Anaheim – Disneyland

Next, we are going to go through each Disney character restaurants in Anaheim – Disneyland and tell you all there is to know about each!

Minnie & Friends Breakfast in the Park – Plaza Inn

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One of our favorite, classic Disneyland character breakfast is the one that is at the Plaza Inn. Located inside of Disneyland, it is perfect those who love nostalgia and are looking for breakfast with Minnie at Disneyland. You can expect a typical American breakfast food buffet, which is expected at Disney character breakfasts. This is also the only location to get the Minnie Mouse version of the famous Mickey waffles! Remember, this is also the lowest character breakfast at Disneyland cost. You can expect to pay $41 for adults, $24 for children for your breakfast experience.

Disney breakfast with Minnie characters

The Plaza Inn has seen many characters for their breakfasts, making it hard to say exactly who you’re going to see. So while we do have a list of seen characters at the Plaza Inn character breakfast, your experience might be different!

  • Minnie Mouse
  • Rafiki
  • Eeyore
  • Winnie-the-Pooh
  • Tigger
  • Chip and Dale
  • Fairy Godmother

Mickey’s Tale of Adventure Breakfast Buffet – Storytellers Cafe

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Storytellers Cafe has to be one of the most popular breakfasts with Mickey in Disneyland. It also is known for having a more high-end classy feel to character breakfasts in Disneyland, which guests tend to enjoy. Storytellers Cafe is located in Disney’s Grand California Hotel and has the same rustic, upscale vibe. The food is buffet style, with some Mexican-American favorites for guests to choose from. It is also the only character lunch in Disneyland, where it serves brunch Friday – Sunday from 11am – 1pm.

The cost for Storytellers Cafe is $49 for adults, $29 for children for breakfast or brunch for $51 for adults, $29 for children.

Storytellers Cafe Characters

The Storytellers Cafe meals have been described as “Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet,” which sounds a lot like breakfast with Mickey and Friend’s at Disneyland. So, if you’re expecting a breakfast with many of the classics, you can’t go wrong with Storytellers Cafe.

  • Mickey Mouse
  • Minnie Mouse
  • Chip
  • Dale
  • Pluto

Please note that these characters are always subject to change.

Goofy’s Kitchen – Goofy’s Kitchen

Goofy’s Kitchen is a unique Disneyland character dining option located in Disneyland Hotel. This experience is the only one that has dinner and breakfast with Goofy at Disneyland. Goofy’s Kitchen has a bright and fun space to enjoy an American style breakfast or dinner buffet. This is the only option for dinner at Disneyland with characters, so you will see two different sets of prices. For dinner, adults cost $61 and $35 for children, and for Goofy’s Kitchen breakfast, adults cost $56 and children cost $33.

Goofy’s Kitchen characters

Goofy’s Kitchen characters have been rather consistent over the years, focusing on the classic Disney superstars. Our favorite part about all of the characters at Goofy’s kitchen are the adorable unique chef outfits! We love the oversized chef hats and colorful chefs jackets that the characters were dressed in. This is also a great place to have dinner with Mickey in Disneyland if you’re looking to say hi to the mouse!

  • Goofy
  • Mickey
  • Minnie
  • Donald
  • Pluto

Others have also seen Chip and Dale, so remember, that can always change.

Princess Breakfast Adventures – Napa Rose

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures is the only princess character dining at Disneyland. This Disneyland breakfast with Disney characters is located at the Napa Rose in the Grand California Hotel. The delicious Disneyland Disneyland princess character dining experience offers a three course breakfast. While having more upscale food, it is important to note that there is a flat fee for this experience no matter the age. It will cost each member of your party $125 to participate. Included in your meal price are gifts and premium activity experiences with characters, so many say the price is worth it.

Disneyland Princess Breakfast Adventures characters

  • Belle
  • Mulan
  • Aurora
  • Jasmine
  • Rapunzel
  • Ariel
  • Pocahontas

Just as with the other experiences, these characters can always change.

Tips and Tricks for Disneyland Character Dining

Disneyland character dining can be a lot of fun, but also can be overwhelming if it is your first experience. That’s why we’ve put together some tips and tricks to make sure your character meals at Disneyland are as magical as they can be!

  • Remember to book ahead! Disneyland character breakfast reservations go quick! Set an alarm 60 days out bright and early to start making your selections around 7am.
  • Be prepared for time. Most character experiences run about an hour long, with the exception of Princess Breakfast Adventure, which is about a three hour experience. If you have any other obligations, just note that seating can take a while. Always leave leeway too for Disney Genie + or Lightning Lane reservations. These experiences take a lot of time.
  • Characters change a lot. It is never guaranteed how many or what type of characters you will see during your interaction. Remember that for children too, who can sometimes be afraid of certain masked characters.
  • Always be respectful of the characters personal space and to always ask if pictures, hugging, and autographs are ok.
  • Have fun! These Disneyland character dining experiences are meant to be fun and relaxing. These characters will be coming around to you while you’re stuffing your face with delicious food. Create those core memories!

We hope that this article helped you with the Disneyland character dining and that if you’re heading to Disneyland soon that you have magical trip!

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