Character Dining at the Disneyland Resort 2023 Edition

As of February 2023, there are currently 4 character dining options at the Disneyland Resort. 3 outside of the theme park and one inside the theme park.

Locations Outside the Parks-Disneyland Resort Hotels

(1) Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast

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If you are looking to meet Mickey Mouse, the only breakfast where you are ‘guaranteed’ to meet him is at Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast at Storyteller’s Cafe inside the the Grand Californian Hotel and Spa.

(2) Goofy’s Kitchen

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Goofy hosts breakfast and dinner daily inside of Goofy’s Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel.

(3) Disney Princess Adventure Breakfast

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The Disney Princess Breakfast held at the Napa Rose inside of Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa. For more information, check out my post on it here.

Inside the Theme Park

(1) Breakfast With Minnie and Friends

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Minnie Mouse and her friends host Breakfast every morning at the Plaza Inn on Main Street.

What You Need to Know

Are Reservations Required?

Technically no, (except for the Princess Breakfast) they are ‘highly-recommended’ but these days, it is very difficult to do a walk-in breakfast without reservations.

You can book a reservation over the phone with Disney Dining at (714) 781-DINE , online at Disneyland.com, through the Disneyland App, or try your luck in person at the location.

If you are a guest at a Disneyland Resort hotel, it’s always worth checking with the front desk.

Your best chance at getting a walk-in reservation of all the location I’ve mentioned is always going to be Goofy’s Kitchen. It’s better to try and go early, right when they open.

How Much Do They Cost?

Princess Breakfast at the Napa Rose starts at $125 plus tax and tip

Plaza Inn with Minnie and Friends- $35-60 plus tax and tip

Storyteller’s Cafe with Mickey- $35-60 plus tax and tip

Goofy’s Kitchen-$35-60 plus tax and tip

What Times and Days Can I Dine With the Characters?

Princess Breakfast at the Napa Rose- Thursday through Monday, 8 am-11am, breakfast only

Plaza Inn with Minnie- Daily, 8am-11am (may vary depending on park opening hours), breakfast only

Storyteller’s Cafe with Mickey- Daily, 7am -10:55 am and Brunch 11am-1:30 pm (Friday-Sunday only)

Goofy’s Kitchen-Daily, 7 am to 1:30 pm for breakfast, and 4 pm-9 pm for dinner

Is Parking Included?

Princess Breakfast at the Napa Rose- 5 hours of valet at the Grand Californian with validation

Plaza Inn with Minnie and Friends-No parking included

Storyteller’s Cafe with Mickey- 3 hours of self or valet with validation

Goofy’s Kitchen-3 hours of self-parking at the Disneyland hotel with validation

Will I be Dining Outdoors or Indoors?

Plaza Inn is the only location that offers an outdoor option. All other locations are indoors only.

What Characters Will I see?

The only character you are guaranteed to meet depends on which breakfast or dining experience you book.

However…generally…..

Goofy’s Kitchen: Minnie, Donald, Pluto and Goofy

Minnie and Friends: Varies

Mickey and Storytellers: Minnie, Mickey, Pluto, Chip and Dale

Princess Breakfast: Varies

Can I Ask for Autographs and Photos?

Yes!

Will Someone Take My Photo If I Ask?

Yes!

Is There a Set Menu?

Princess Breakfast- Yes

Goofy’s, Plaza Inn, and Storyteller’s all offer buffets.

What If I Have an Allergy?

Tell the Cast Member when making the reservation if possible. If not, please let the host or hostess know as soon as you check in for your meal.

Do I Need Park Tickets?

If you book breakfast with Minnie and Friends, yes, a valid theme park ticket is required.

How Long Does Each Breakfast Take?

The princess breakfast is generally 3 hours long. For the others, you can technically stay until closing if you want.

What If I Don’t Want to Dine With Characters?

There are plenty of other options available for you.

Other Info In Case You Missed It

Tip and tax are not included with each meal. For parties of 8 or more, a tip of 20% is automatically included. If you have a large party you need to book a large party reservation in advance.

Goofy’s Kitchen does offer dinner if you aren’t in the mood for breakfast.