Family Dining; Mother; father; daughters
  • On Apr 3, 2024
    Anna from MO Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! My family is traveling to Disneyland in October and were wondering if there is a Dining Plan in the California Parks?

    Hi there Anna!  Welcome to planDisney, we're so glad you're here!  

    October is one of our favorite months to visit the parks, you cannot beat the fall and Halloween decor.  There is not a dining plan at the Disneyland Resort similar to the one at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, but I do have some dining recommendations for you!

    If you prefer a table service dining experience, you can begin making your dining reservations up to 60 days in advance on the Disneyland site or Disneyland app.  We usually like to sit down for a nice dinner at the end of a long day and rest our feet.  Some of our favorite table service restaurants include Lamplight Lounge at Disney California Adventure Park and Blue Bayou Restaurant at Disneyland Park.  These popular restaurants do book up fast, so I highly recommend making your reservations right at the 60 day mark, reservations usually become available at 6:00 AM Pacific Time.  

    There are also a ton of great quick service options to enjoy throughout both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park.  There have been trips where we never even book a dining reservation, we just enjoy our favorite meals and snacks throughout the day!  Our favorite quick service locations are Bengal Barbecue in Disneyland Park and Pym Test Kitchen in Disney California Adventure Park.  I highly recommend using mobile food and beverage ordering in the Disneyland app, it is so convenient, and will help you save time by not waiting in long lines to order and receive your food!

    My final recommendation is to explore the options in the Downtown Disney District, since it's just outside of both theme parks.  There are a lot of great family-friendly options, we love to go to Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes when we're craving a burger and fries, and our favorite table service restaurant is Naples Ristorante e Bar.  They have a great patio for outdoor dining, and the pepperoni pizza is delicious!  

    Anna, there is nothing more that I love than to talk Disneyland dining options, so don't hesitate to come back and ask me any other questions you may have!  I'm wishing you and your family a wonderful trip this fall!

    Have a magical day,
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Meet the Panelist: Melissa, Illinois

Hello friends!  I'm Melissa, a lifetime Disney fanatic from Illinois.  My husband and I have enjoyed the Disney Parks since our younger years and it's even more special for us now to share with our two young children.  The Disneyland Resort is truly our Happiest Place on Earth, and I cannot wait to help make the trip for your family the most magical! Learn More About Melissa

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