dlr dining 06' ; family dining for dinner; mom; dad; son; daughter; multigenerational;
  • On Aug 22, 2023
    Jennie from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I have a buffet reservation at Storytellers Cafe and was thinking of walking from our non-Disney resort hotel (Westin). Can we enter through the Grand Californian Hotel entrance off of Disneyland Drive since that entrance is the closest?

    Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah, Jennie!

    When I saw your question about the Storyteller’s Cafe, my favorite restaurant at the entire Disneyland Resort, I knew I needed to answer your question and welcome you to planDisney! Character breakfasts are one of my favorite things to do at the resort. What’s great about character breakfasts is the characters come to you! I just love indulging in the scrumptious buffet of sweet and savory breakfast items, all while effortlessly interacting with beloved characters and capturing memorable photos.

    Since the Storyteller's Cafe is located in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, you don't need an admission ticket to the theme park to dine at the cafe. It's open to walk-in guests, and you’re right: the gorgeously rustic entrance off Disneyland Drive is the best way to arrive. I personally love having the option to meet characters outside of the theme parks. It's like making it the highlight of the day without all the hassle of planning and packing for a whole day at the theme parks with the family. This Spring at Goofy’s Kitchen, my toddler got an epic 2-minute and 33-second hug from Minnie. My, oh, my what a wonderful day!

    Jennie, I hope this information helps you continue to have a blast at The Happiest Place On Earth. Keep those questions coming! I’d love to share my favorite tips for visiting the Happiest Place On Earth with you and your cast of characters. Just consider me your personal pixie dust sprinkler and feel free to message me directly for a quicker response next time. 

    You’ve got a friend in me,
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Meet the Panelist: Danielle, California

I'm Danielle, happy wife and mom of two of tiny tots. Raised just around the riverbend from the Disneyland Resort, I love finding ways to experience all the magic that The Happiest Place On Earth has to offer! From finding the yummiest snacks, to taking practically perfect photos and adding magic to a romantic night out, let me share A Whole New World of tips to keep your Mouseketeers happy and cozy in the parks and hotels. If you're feeling overwhelmed planning your dream trip, you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Danielle

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