Character breakfasts ?


Earning My Ears
Feb 4, 2002
Can anyone give me info on character breakfasts at DisneyLand? Where? Cost? Reservations? ect. We'll be there July 3rd it'll be dh,three kids 2,6,17 yrs old,and myself.
I can't find any info on Disneys site about this. But everyone has made it sound like lots of fun.

It wouldn't let me reply to my original thread ...thanks teri for the ideas :)
Your character breakfast options are:

Plaza Inn -- this is at Disneyland Park, served daily till 11:00 a.m. No reservations taken.

Goofy's Kitchen -- at the Disneyland Hotel, VERY popular, features lots of characters, definitely get a reservation.

Storyteller's Cafe -- at the Grand Californian, features Chip 'n' Dale, but the characters do NOT come around to the tables.

PCH Cafe -- at the Paradise Pier Hotel, character breakfast with Minnie and friends.

Hope that helps a little! :)
What exactly do the characters do at Storyteller's? I have done the other 3... is it a show?
Any ideas on cost for adults and children ? Do you have to be staying at the hotels in order to go for the character breakfast ?

Hi! No you don't have to be staying at the DL resorts to have a PS at any of the character breakfast. My kids and I loved to eat at Goofy's Kitchen. We have had brunch and dinner there. I think that kids are always $9.95 at all meals and adults are $21.95 for brunch and $26.95 for dinner. I not completely sure about the prices. You should call the disney resort and ask to speak with something that makes PS for the restuarants. I would definitely make a PS before you get there, as they do book up fast during high season.
:bounce: just back from disneyland on 2/22/02 had a fantastic time
also tried all of the hotel and downtown disney resturants. my vote for best character meal is goofys kitchen especially for breakfast it is even better than the orlando version the cost was 18.95 per adult under 12 12.95 the best part is they make you prepay one fee which includes tax and tip!!!!! you don't have to worry about anything once you sit down and the food selection was awesome. my least favorite was the grand califonian breakfast it was the same price but had no selection whats so ever and the only characters we saw were chip and dale who never left the entrance.
The upside to Grand Ca is that you can order from the menu or the buffet. So you get some character interaction, but not the expense of a full character meal. Chip/Dale/Pluto host and are acccessible at the entrance. It is a much quieter composed setting.

Oh yeah....Goofy's Kitchen rules.

<font color=navy>This past weekend we had dinner at Avalon Cove and breakfast at Goofy's Kitchen (purely for research, of course). I enjoyed both meals.

But, since your question addresses breakfast, I will answer that one.

I was very impressed by the selection at Goofy's Kitchen. The lounge we waited in was very nice, and children could take a picture with Pluto. I thought the decor of the restaurant was fun, without being cheesy. We saw Goofy, Pluto, Jasmine, Aladdin, the Genie, and Mad Hatter. We also got plenty of character interaction, which I'll talk about in our trip report. There was an excellent selection of food, from the traditional eggs, taters, bacon & sausage, to freshly made omelettes or eggs made any way you wanted, Mickey pancakes, enchilada styled eggs, capers (?), salmon (maybe for lox & bagel), fresh fruit, lots of pastry, pizza (even peanut butter & jelly pizza), cereal, chicken, etc. - you could have breakfast type food or lunch type food. There were a lot of us, so the price came out to $23/adult, and with our premium APs $21, incl. tax & tip. I thought that this was well worth the price - just make sure you're hungry. The food was hot & delish, and we had excellent company.
For adults only, would you suggest Storyteller's Cafe or Goofy's Kitchen for breakfast - not in terms of character interaction, but in terms of food quality and atmosphere?

It depends on what the adults like to eat. And what kind of service you want.

At the Plaza you typically get your choice of omlettes (made to order for you), home fries, bacon, ham, sausage, gravy/biscuits, scrambled eggs, fruit (often frozen), small bagels/cream cheese, cheese crepes, waffles, cereal and assorted beverages. It is completely serve yourself. To me, this is geared more toward the kids and has an I-Hop feel to it (the food, that is.) They charge $20.95, I believe. You don't need to tip anyone here.

At Storyteller's Cafe you typically get your choice of fruit (typically fresh), bagels/lox, the most delicious french toast anywhere, eggs benedict, a Mexican dish, home fries, ham, sausage (large), fresh danish & pastries, omelettes made to order. To me, this is more geared toward adults. It's the least expensive character breakfast that I know of at $18.95 per head. The servers bring you your drinks here. You tip the servers for bringing you your beverages. You can also order off of their menu. To me, this feels like the type of high quality food you can expect to get in California's most popular breakfast spots. High quality and a good assortment of healthful choices. It's also the most beautiful spot for breakfast, in my opinion.

At Goofy's kitchen you basically get all of the above for, I believe, $21.95. The servers bring you your beverages here and -- yes -- tipping is probably more expected than not.

If you are a premium annual passholder, don't forget to present your pass for a 10% discount at each of these places.

I think everyone covered the character availability at each pretty well. You find the most characters at Goofy's Kitchen, the least at Storyteller's. You find Pooh characters at the Plaza.

Hope this helps!

Hope you enjoy it as much as we have! When you go, be sure to come back and tell us about your trip!

By the by... I think the Plaza and Goofy's Kitchen are also terrific. In fact, I think the Plaza is my favorite for all-around experience (watching my 17 month old interact with the characters is a treat above all treats!) Storyteller's is just more wholesome food, more quiet and a lot of eye-candy. Goofy's has great food -- but it costs more and feels a little more noisy to me. Lots of good character interaction there.

After looking at all the posts, my family has decided on Goofy's kitchen (it seems my 7 and 4 year old boys will enjoy it) I can't seem to find a phone number for reservations, can anyone point me in the right direction?
Hi Mike! The number for dining reservations is (714) 956-6755. :)


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