• On Apr 17, 2016
    Erin from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello, My daughter is turning five this year and we are planning to take her to Disneyland. We want to make reservations at Ariel Grotto's but what are their reservation policy. Also where else can we see the princess?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Erin. I'm excited to hear you'll be celebrating your daughter's birthday at the Happiest Place on Earth!

    During Character Dining at breakfast and lunch at Ariel's Grotto in California Adventure, you'll be able to meet with several Disney princesses as they mingle throughout the restaurant. Be sure to have your camera, autograph books, and smiles ready! More Princesses can be found in Disneyland Park's Fantasy Faire Royal Hall. The princesses rotate but we've seen Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, and Snow White at Royal Hall. Merida and Rapunzel also make appearances in the Fantasy Faire Courtyard as well. Is your birthday princess a fan of Elsa and Anna? They can be found in California Adventure, at Anna & Elsa's Royal Welcome inside the Animation Academy. For the latest information on Character Meet and Greet times and locations, as well as ride wait times and FastPass distributions, download the Disneyland mobile app. It's a handy dandy tool when you're in the parks. 

    You can make a dining reservation at Ariel's Grotto either online or by calling Disney Dining at 714-781-DINE up to 60 days in advance. You'll need to provide your credit card information to hold the reservation. If you cancel after the designated period or there's a no show, the credit card will be charged a per person cancellation fee. 

    I hope this information is helpful for you as you continue to plan an unforgettable trip for your daughter's birthday, Erin. Please visit me on the Panel if you have further questions.

    Sending you Pixie Dusts,
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Meet the Panelist: Kiki, California

Greetings from Northern California! I have been fascinated by the magic of Disney since I was a little girl; now that I am a mother of two, I love watching my children experience Disney Parks through their own eyes. I am also surrounded by fellow Disney-loving nurse friends whom I enjoy quick adults-only Disneyland Resort escapes with. Whether you are planning your once-in-a-lifetime family trip or a short adults-only getaway to the Happiest Place on Earth, I am here to help!

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