Little girl with Minnie Mouse
  • On Mar 4, 2022
    Kailynn from NV Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I currently have a reservation at the Plaza Inn for character dining. The last time I did this it was $35 per adult, is this the same price? How does character dining work if the characters are distanced? Is it only Minnie, or others as well?

    Hi Kailynn!

    Welcome to planDisney! Thank you for sending your Disneyland Resort vacation planning question to us hEAR. I'm happy to be your planEAR today!!!

    Ooooooh, Kailynn!! You'll be at Walt's Original Theme Park SO soon! Is # Mickey Monday a thing yet, because if not you could for sure start it. I agree with you that the price range listed on buffet and family-style dining location landing pages is confusing. However, prices fluctuate during the year depending on the season, so it's easier to leave the range listed so guests who are planning a meal six months from now as well as those visiting this week can both have similar information. For the Minnie & Friends - Breakfast in the Park, at the time of this writing, you should expect to pay about *$41 per person for those ages 10 and up, and *$24 for children between the ages of 3-9 yEARs. *Prices are known to change without prior notice or warning, so you can ask for sure at the check-in desk. If you decide to change your mind right then and there, you shouldn't be charged for a no-show fee. (Because technically you did show up.) However, if you'd like to cancel ahead of time, you have up until 24 hours before your meal to do so.

    As for socially distanced character dining, at this location one of our favorite friends is stationed outside of the restaurant with some kind of obvious low barrier between you and them. In this case I think there are flower pots. However, you can get really well positioned selfies or group shots in this area. Minnie is usually stationed at this post outside, but sometimes she's inside making the rounds and dancing with all of the friends who are already seated. When this happens there's usually a replacement greeter on patrol; this happened to me once and it was Chip & Dale. You can certainly go back outside later on in the meal when she's returned to say hello and take your turn snapping pictures.

    Inside the Plaza Inn, characters currently dance around the restaurant and pause a few feet away from your table to be in the background of your photos while your party remains seated. Photos here can also be selfie style or you posing everyone just right. The biggest pro tip I can offer is take note of where your family is seated and then save the seats nearest to the aisle for your little ones. (Or the not-so-little ones who want their pictures taken with all of the characters in the background.) This Character Meal actually has the most famous friends who stop by to say hello; on a recent visit with my son we saw, inside the restaurant, Minnie, Chip & Dale, Pooh and Eeyore, The Fairy Godmother, and some friends from Pinocchio who's names I do not know but we waved to them anyway. I can't guarantee who you'll see aside from Minnie as some of the characters I just mentioned have other places to be. (Honey isn't going to get itself out of those honey pots, and The Fairy Godmother has more pumpkins to turn into carriages.) But I know no matter who also attends your breakfast that you'll have a wonderful time.

    I hope that this helped to clEAR your question up, Kailynn! Don't forget to follow the official planDisney Instagram account for even more tips and tricks. And if you have any more Disneyland Resort vacation planning questions, We're All Ears!

    ~Kristen N.
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