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Moms Panel Monday: Character Dining Options for Your Preschooler at Disneyland Resort

Lisa Mendillo

by , Sr. Manager, Digital Integration

Even the pickiest of preschool eaters will enjoy dining with their favorite characters at the Disneyland Resort. From dining with Minnie and friends to the lovable Goofy, your little one will enjoy interactions with their favorite characters and delectable food the entire family will enjoy.

  1. Goofy’s Kitchen: If your little one can’t get enough of Goofy, you definitely do not want to miss a fun-filled breakfast or dinner at Goofy’s Kitchen in the Disneyland Hotel. Be welcomed by your Disney Character host as you enter the eatery where boisterous fun, then get set for an unforgettable meal with Goofy and friends as you create an oh-so-perfect meal from the wide selection of delicious, all-you-care-to-enjoy dishes.

    Dinner at Goofy’s Kitchen has quickly become one of my family’s favorite character meals!” exclaims Disney Parks Moms Panelist Linda. “You’ll be glad to know that it’s super easy to get to Goofy’s Kitchen from anywhere at the Disneyland Resort.”

  2. Plaza Inn: Fans, big and small, will love dining at Plaza Inn at Disneyland park for “Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park.” You and your preschooler will enjoy an all-you-care-to-enjoy spread of all your morning favorites: made-to-order omelets and Mickey waffles, French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, breakfast potatoes, fresh-baked pastries and breads, fruit, and hot and cold cereals.

    Linda also enjoys this dining experience because of the unique character dining opportunities. “While I love the food here, it’s also the amazing character interactions that keep us coming back. Each time I have dined here for breakfast, we have met at least 10 different characters! And some of them were characters that you rarely meet otherwise in the parks. It is always a ton of fun!”

  3. Storytellers Cafe: Looking to dine with the main Mouse? Then look no further than Storytellers Cafe for Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa. Join Mickey as he welcomes you to an immersive culinary adventure with some of his closest friends! Discover the fun and wonder of his latest escapades while enjoying a bountiful breakfast prepared especially for you. Some delectable selections include made-to-order omelets, Mickey-shaped waffles, baked goods and fresh fruit.
  4. Disney’s PCH Grill: And let’s not forget the lovable Donald Duck. Preschoolers will love dining at Disney’s PCH Grill for Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast Buffet at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. Start your day right with a variety of enticing breakfast items, including build-your-own-parfait stations, eggs benedict, Mickey waffles, Minnie pancakes, scrambled eggs, chilaquiles, chicken and waffles, smoked salmon and accompaniments.

And have you heard about Disneyland Resort’s newest character dining experience? It’s truly a fairytale come true. The all-new Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures is a one-of-a-kind dining event where families can share magical moments with Disney Princesses while enjoying a delectable three-course breakfast at Napa Rose restaurant.

Mom’s Pro Tip: Courtney B. reminds guests they do not have to stay on property to book a character dining experience located in one of the three Disneyland Resort hotels. And no matter which dining experience you choose, don’t forget to bring along your camera and autograph book!

There is also no better time than now to make plans to take your preschooler to the Happiest Place on Earth, with special limited-time offers. For more information about traveling to Disneyland Resort with your preschooler, or planning your next Disney vacation, visit for a personalized answer from one of our knowledgeable panelists.