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  • On Sep 11, 2022
    Kendra from MA 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, my family and I are planning our first trip to Disneyland in November 2022. We will be there for thanksgiving day and for my niece's 10th birthday. We are looking for suggestions for character dining or other recommended restaurants.

    Hello, and welcome to planDisney, Kendra!

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, and a very Happy Birthday to your niece, how excited you must be to be celebrating a special holiday and birthday at The Happiest Place on Earth, this is perfectly timed, what a great planner you are, Kendra!

    When I think of the Holidays at Disneyland Resort, I think of the coziest and jolliest ambience, festivities and merry meals. Two venues automatically come to mind, the Disneyland Hotel has traditionally offered a popular bountiful feast – please keep watch with the official Disney Parks Blog for any updates as you will need an advance Disneyland Dining Reservation. Storytellers Cafe typically offers holiday fare as may the Blue Bayou Restaurant, and Carthay Circle Restaurant which never disappoints – Disneyland Dining Reservations are highly recommended for all such dining venues.  

    Birthday celebrations at the Disneyland Resort are extra magical, and no birthday should be without at least one Disneyland Resort – Character Dining experience, such as Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast Buffet at Plaza Inn, while at the elegant Napa Rose, enjoy a royal three-course breakfast with the Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures. For a delightful and perky breakfast or dinner buffet, over at the Disneyland Hotel, you can dine at Goofy’s Kitchen.

    Tips:
    Mark your niece’s 10th birthday with a complimentary Birthday Button available inside City Hall on Main Street, U.S.A. at Disneyland Park, or at Guest Services in Disney California Adventure Park.

    Order a Celebration Cake at Disneyland Resort to enjoy a delicious and festive cake after your meal. It’s in the form of a Mickey Mouse with choices for flavors and engraving options! Mention your niece’s special day to the Cast Members at any restaurant and you never know what Pixie Dust may fall.

    I hope this information serves you well, Kendra, please stop by with any other planning questions so we can help you optimize your visit to the Disneyland Resort!

    Best Disney Dishes and Wishes!
    Jacqueline

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Meet the Panelist: Jacqueline, Ontario

Hello, I'm Jacqueline from Canada! I am a former band and visual arts teacher, now, home full-time to my two adult children, one of whom has autism. I love reading, watching historical dramas, with a new interest in knitting and crochet. I would be honored to help you plan your Walt Disney World Resort vacation, with a few personal first-hand tips for sailing with Disney, and walking in Walt's footsteps at Disneyland Resort. Learn More About Jacqueline

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