Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disneyland > Disneyland (California)
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 08-03-2009, 03:26 PM   #1
srauchbauer
DIS Veteran
 
srauchbauer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posts: 1,310

character meals

Is it cheaper to buy your character meals through your travel package (costco) or when you get there. I have not been able to find the prices for lunch or dinners. I am thinking of adding Ariel's Grotto and Goofy's Kitchen. On Costco they are about $90.00 for my family of 4.

Thanks in advance.
srauchbauer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 03:36 PM   #2
PhotoJoe
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 44

Quote:
Originally Posted by srauchbauer View Post
Is it cheaper to buy your character meals through your travel package (costco) or when you get there. I have not been able to find the prices for lunch or dinners. I am thinking of adding Ariel's Grotto and Goofy's Kitchen. On Costco they are about $90.00 for my family of 4.

Thanks in advance.
$90 for a family of four strikes me as a good deal. IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY (which at my age is not likely!), it was $27/person. I may look into this for my family trip for my DD's b'day later this month!
PhotoJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 08-03-2009, 05:21 PM   #3
DisneyIsMagical
Mouseketeer
 
DisneyIsMagical's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 386

Quote:
Originally Posted by PhotoJoe View Post
$90 for a family of four strikes me as a good deal. IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY (which at my age is not likely!), it was $27/person. I may look into this for my family trip for my DD's b'day later this month!
I agree, $90 for seems cheaper than walk up prices. I think the PPH "Aloha Breakfast" was around $25 per person last November.
__________________
Me (Vanessa)
Trips to DLR
Dec. 1989 offsite Oct. 2007 GCH Apr. 2008 Paradise Pier Nov. 2008 GCH Concierge Sept. 2009 GCH Concierge June 2011- Offsite-Became a first time AP holder! Nov. 9-12th 2011- GCH Concierge and lunch @ Club 33
Mar. 2012 GCH Halloweentime 2012 Oct. 7-11th GCH PPH Concierge 1/24-1/27 2013 PPH Concierge May 2013 Planning Jan. 2014
DisneyIsMagical is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2009, 06:42 PM   #4
mamaofthree
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 330

I think the prices are the same. We paid $91 at the M&F breakfast I think, last week, 2 adults, 2 kids.
mamaofthree is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 09:52 PM   #5
22grover22
Earning My Ears
 
22grover22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 65

It is cheaper on Costco, but funny thing today while I was starting to book ressies, the price kept changing from $90. something to $105 then 111. weird. I thought I heard somewhere else that you could buy the character meals ahead of time without a package. Hopefully someone will chime in about this.
22grover22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 11:02 PM   #6
MrsJackSparrow4Life
DIS Veteran
 
MrsJackSparrow4Life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,444

You can buy the meal vouchers from ARES travel without purchasing a package.

Breakfast with Minnie is $30/$16
Ariels Grotto is $33/$18
Goofy's Kitchen is $38/$16

I have been considering buying them since the vouchers include tax and tip.
MrsJackSparrow4Life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 11:37 PM   #7
tinkrbl
Disney freak for life
 
tinkrbl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Arizona Desert
Posts: 44

you can also purchase thru getaway today vacations (getawaytoday.com) i dont remember how much cheaper but definately cheaper than at the resort (Goofy's is up to $45.00 per adult). Hope this helps.
__________________
UPCOMING TRIP:

Hoping to go for Halloween!!

Previous Trips:
DL = Too Many to Count

WDW = MK 1997; MK, AK, HS 2005


ME (34) ; DH (42) ; DD (14) ; DD (12) ; DD (4) ; DD (3)

tinkrbl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2009, 11:48 PM   #8
3Minnies1Mickey
Just wanted to add, this is no longer a rumor
 
3Minnies1Mickey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Modesto, Nor. CA
Posts: 8,331

Getawaytoday was a few $$ more than Ares. Also on both sites the breakfast is for any character breakfast, not just Minnie.
__________________
Shannon

Mommy to 3 Princesses and 1 Handsome Prince
Me(34) DH(36) DD(12) DD(8) DD(6) DS(5)
Disneyland: many times as a kid * 10/05 * 12/07 * 9/09 * 10/09 * 12/09 * 6/10 *1/13*12/13
Walt Disney World: 9/11 2 weeks at BCV!!!
3Minnies1Mickey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 12:27 AM   #9
tinkrbl
Disney freak for life
 
tinkrbl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Arizona Desert
Posts: 44

3minnies1mickey thanks for that, we have a trip planned in September and we are celebrating 3 birthdays during that trip so we were trying to figure how to afford 3 diff character meals witha group of 18 people. I will check out ares now.
__________________
UPCOMING TRIP:

Hoping to go for Halloween!!

Previous Trips:
DL = Too Many to Count

WDW = MK 1997; MK, AK, HS 2005


ME (34) ; DH (42) ; DD (14) ; DD (12) ; DD (4) ; DD (3)

tinkrbl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 12:41 AM   #10
3Minnies1Mickey
Just wanted to add, this is no longer a rumor
 
3Minnies1Mickey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Modesto, Nor. CA
Posts: 8,331

Quote:
Originally Posted by tinkrbl View Post
3minnies1mickey thanks for that, we have a trip planned in September and we are celebrating 3 birthdays during that trip so we were trying to figure how to afford 3 diff character meals witha group of 18 people. I will check out ares now.
No problem. ARES has a convenience fee, but even with it ARES was about $8 cheaper for 4 adults and 2 kids. I got Ariel Dinner for $33 and Goofy Brunch for $30!
__________________
Shannon

Mommy to 3 Princesses and 1 Handsome Prince
Me(34) DH(36) DD(12) DD(8) DD(6) DS(5)
Disneyland: many times as a kid * 10/05 * 12/07 * 9/09 * 10/09 * 12/09 * 6/10 *1/13*12/13
Walt Disney World: 9/11 2 weeks at BCV!!!
3Minnies1Mickey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 02:29 AM   #11
yupikgal
DIS Veteran
 
yupikgal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Alaska
Posts: 666

Would they do a "will call" situation where they would have the tickets waiting? We are leaving tomorrow night! I'd love to try Lilo & Stitch breakfast! ; ) Kelly
__________________
Newport, 11/15-11/17 DLH 11/18-22, Las Vegas 11/23-11/26, 2014
DL, DCA, Vegas, Ho Jo's then back to DL to finish it off at PPH! Son's h.s. grad trip + daughter's almost 21 trip! 6/6-6/15, 2013
DL, CA, DD, Las Vegas here I come! 11/30-12/8, 2012, PPH!
DL, CA, DD Feb 23-26, 2012 Paradise Pier!!
Going back to DL & Southern California! 5/26-6/10, 2011
Anaheim/Disneyland/Las Vegas! May 21-June 3, 2010
Disneyland, California Adventure (Anaheim) San Diego August 8-12, 13-16, 2009
Disneyworld, D Wonder & Universal Studios: Oct. 2003
Polynesian Resort, Royal Pacific Resort
Disneyland: November 1999
Disneyworld: October 1994


yupikgal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 10:31 AM   #12
Kayla's Mom
You are not alone!! I have several Disney shirts
Dessert for hubby it is!!!
 
Kayla's Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: HOT Phoenix
Posts: 2,891

So if I am figuring all of this out correctly, it's cheaper to buy the vouchers on Ares for Ariel's Grotto even with our Deluxe AP discount.

I just called Disney Dining and was told that AG would be $40.01 for adults and $22.50 for kids (includes tax and gratuity). This is for our mid-November trip BTW, currently it's $45 something and $20 for kids.

So for two adults and a child I still save a few bucks getting the vouchers. Am I missing something?
__________________
Me DD12 DD7
Kayla's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 11:49 AM   #13
DisneyMomma81
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 5,906

Quote:
Originally Posted by yupikgal View Post
Would they do a "will call" situation where they would have the tickets waiting? We are leaving tomorrow night! I'd love to try Lilo & Stitch breakfast! ; ) Kelly
I might be wrong but L & S might be cheaper paying when you get there then ordering the vouchers ~ call Disney Dining and check the price and then check Ares or GAT for their CM breakfast vouchers. L & S does have a menu you can order from as well ~ check out http://allears.net/dlr/din/menu/menus.htm#dl
DisneyMomma81 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 12:59 PM   #14
3Minnies1Mickey
Just wanted to add, this is no longer a rumor
 
3Minnies1Mickey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Modesto, Nor. CA
Posts: 8,331

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kayla's Mom View Post
So if I am figuring all of this out correctly, it's cheaper to buy the vouchers on Ares for Ariel's Grotto even with our Deluxe AP discount.

I just called Disney Dining and was told that AG would be $40.01 for adults and $22.50 for kids (includes tax and gratuity). This is for our mid-November trip BTW, currently it's $45 something and $20 for kids.

So for two adults and a child I still save a few bucks getting the vouchers. Am I missing something?
Correct! Ares is $33 for AG adults and $18 for kids (with tax and tip).

Quote:
Originally Posted by yupikgal View Post
Would they do a "will call" situation where they would have the tickets waiting? We are leaving tomorrow night! I'd love to try Lilo & Stitch breakfast! ; ) Kelly
Ares has a Print your voucher option. I'm not sure how long it take for them to email them to you.
__________________
Shannon

Mommy to 3 Princesses and 1 Handsome Prince
Me(34) DH(36) DD(12) DD(8) DD(6) DS(5)
Disneyland: many times as a kid * 10/05 * 12/07 * 9/09 * 10/09 * 12/09 * 6/10 *1/13*12/13
Walt Disney World: 9/11 2 weeks at BCV!!!
3Minnies1Mickey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2009, 01:49 PM   #15
DbleTheFun
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Calgary, AB Canada
Posts: 955

Ares is super quick. You can order your vouchers in about 2 minutes, and then print them instantly, or send them to an email and print them at a later date. The email goes out immediately.
__________________
(me-Kim) (Aiden-6) (Brodie-6): (Cal-13) (Dad- Mark)
WDW April '04, WDW May '05, WDW Dec. '07, DCL Wonder May '08, WDW at SSR May '08, WDW at SSR Dec. '08, DLR at GCC Sept. '09, WDW at KVAK Dec. '09, WDW at SSR May '10, WDW at SSR Dec '10, DCL Wonder + 5 days at GCV April '11, WDW at SSR Dec. '11, May '12 at BLT. DCL Dream & SSR Dec '12. SSR/BLT & DCL Dream Dec '13.
DbleTheFun is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Alphabet game: Disney Characters II ryley26 Theme Parks Community 4115 07-12-2010 04:08 PM
LOVED Chef Mickey's Character breakfast zbugs3mom Disney Dining Reviews 12 08-22-2009 10:39 AM
Character Breakfasts T16GEM UK Trip Planning Forum 27 08-07-2009 04:31 PM
Costcos "free" character breakfast.... abent Disneyland (California) 5 08-03-2009 04:51 PM
IOA Character Breakfast kris728 Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure Forums 15 08-03-2009 01:47 PM

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:51 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.