• On Feb 1, 2017
    Nancy from UT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What character dining is the best at Disneyland resort. I am debating between surfs up pch and goofy's kitchen.

    Greetings, Nancy! Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. Character dining is so much fun and there are lots of great options to choose from at the Disneyland Resort!

    Both Disney's PCH Grill and Goofy's Kitchen offer delicious and varied buffets and a chance to meet some of your favorite characters. Keep in mind that dining with characters at Disney's PCH Grill is only available for the Surf's Up! Breakfast with Mickey and Friends. While at Goofy's Kitchen, you can enjoy dining with Disney pals for breakfast or dinner. Another difference is the character line up. While subject to change at any time, breakfast at Disney's PCH Grill might be one of your only chances to meet Stitch.

    Since both restaurants offer a great selection of food, wonderful character interaction, and have similar costs, a deciding factor might be where you are staying. If you happen to be lodging at either Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel or the Disneyland Hotel, then choosing the restaurant located in your hotel makes getting up and getting to your breakfast reservation simple and quick.

    Finally, another great character breakfast to consider is the Minnie and Friends - Breakfast in the Park at the Plaza Inn. This meal features another great buffet, but in my opinion, the character interaction at this meal cannot be beat!

    Remember, reservations are recommended for all character dining experiences and can be made 60 days in advance online or by calling (714) 781-3463. No matter which meal you choose, you are guaranteed to have fun and filling time!

    -Linda M.
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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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