If you’re still trying to figure out a happy surprise for Mother’s Day on May 8, there’s still time to make reservations for two special brunches at the Disneyland Resort.
Take your pick of the Grand Ballroom at the Disneyland Hotel or Storyteller’s Cafe at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Both feature Disney characters for memorable photos — Cinderella and her princess friends in the Grand Ballroom, and Chip ‘n Dale and friends at Storyteller’s Cafe.
“Disney’s Royal Buffet for Mother’s Day” starts at 10 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m. at the Disneyland Hotel with Cinderella, her princess friends and live musical entertainment. Beautiful spring salads, artisan cheeses, smoked and chilled seafood, cured meats, breakfast selections, seasonal fresh fish and free-range chicken are just the beginning. “Action stations” include fresh omelets, carving stations, Mickey waffles and French crepes. Dessert is highlighted with a decadent chocolate fountain and of course, there will be champagne available to toast Mom. For kids, mixed greens, fresh fruit salad, crunchy orange chicken bites with steamed rice, pizza, mac & cheese, sweet corn nuggets and kid-approved sweets.
Cost is $71.99, $20.99 ages 3 to 9, free ages 2 and under (tax and gratuity not included). Premium annual passholders get a 15 percent discount; all other annual passports get a 10 percent discount. Complimentary four-hour parking is included (self-parking available) – after four hours, cost to park is $6 an hour. For reservations, call 714-781-DINE between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.
For early birds, Storyteller’s Cafe opens at 7 a.m. with Chip ‘n Dale and friends. Until 2 p.m. the impressive buffet includes black pepper-crusted New York strip loin (with cognac jus and horseradish cream), corned beef hash with poached eggs and chipotle-orange hollandaise, roasted salmon with tangerine vinaigrette, brioche French toast with blackberry compote and olive oil-poached asparagus with shaved Reggiano cheese. Add to that omelets, fresh scrambled eggs, Yukon gold hash browns with fresh thyme, sausage and bacon, artisan cheeses, cured meats and roasted veggies, spring greens, fresh fruits and over-the-top desserts. Kids can fill up on scrambled eggs, oven-roasted potatoes, Mickey waffles and crispy chicken nuggets.
Cost is $29.99, $13.99 ages 3 to 9, free ages 2 and under (tax and gratuity not included). An a la carte menu also is available. Premium annual passholders get a 15 percent discount; all other annual passports get a 10 percent discount. For reservations, 714-781-DINE between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m.