Family Walking at Park
  • On Jan 16, 2020
    Sandy from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi, My grandson's ages 2 & 5 are going to Disneyland in March. They absolutely adore Buzz Lightyear. Is there any dining character experience with Buzz. It feels like there are "girl" character experiences but none for the boys.

    Greetings, Space Ranger, and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Sandy, I’m so glad you’re hEAR!

    My three Mouseketeers are also obsessed with Buzz, Woody, and all of their Toy Story friends, so I can understand your plight. Unfortunately, Buzz Lightyear isn’t currently part of a Character Dining experience; however, he can be seen for a fabulous meet-and-greet at various times throughout the day in front of Toy Story Midway Mania! in Disney California Adventure Park. I recommend downloading the Disneyland app and monitoring the “Characters” list to find out when Buzz will be playing on the Toy Story Boardwalk on Pixar Pier. Bo Peep and Woody can also be seen there throughout the day, so keep your eyes peeled! 

    Your grandsons will definitely want to ride Toy Story Midway Mania!, so you’ll want to try to nab a Disney FASTPASS for that attraction if you can, since it tends to be quite popular. This is one of my favorite attractions – I just love trying to beat my own best score every time I play! 

    While your family is on the Boardwalk, I recommend stopping by Señor Buzz Churros for the ultimate Caliente Churro – a snack with Spanish flair! Or, stick with the Cinnamon Sugar Galaxy Churro, which is my junior Space Ranger’s favorite choice.

    Also on the Boardwalk, I think your grandsons would enjoy playing some of the Games of Pixar Pier. My children love tempting their fate at these carnival-style games! Plus, participants can earn adorable plush prizes, too. For a guaranteed win, I suggest playing La Luna Star Catcher, since every player receives at least a plush star prize.

    In Disneyland Park, your grandsons will love riding Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters, which gives them the chance to defeat Zurg during a thrilling space battle. At the end of the attraction, don’t forget to email your attraction photo to yourself to capture this special moment. 

    Last but not least, in terms of Character Dining, my favorite experience is located in Disneyland Park. Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park, located at Plaza Inn, features a delicious breakfast buffet, in addition to a cast of beloved Disney Characters. From Winnie the Pooh and Eeyore, to Chip ‘n’ Dale, to Captain Hook and Peter Pan, you never know who you’ll run into at this special breakfast. This is the perfect way to meet many Disney favorites without waiting in any lines! 

    Can't wait to see ya' real soon!
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Meet the Panelist: Kristin, California

Hello from sunny California! I currently live less than an hour from the Disneyland Resort, and have been an Annual Passholder for more than 20 years! As a mom of three kids under the age of 8, I consider myself an expert at navigating the Disneyland Resort with little ones. My family of five can’t get enough of the magic and happiness we encounter every time we step foot on Main Street, U.S.A. I look forward to sprinkling pixie dust on your next visit to the Happiest Place on Earth!

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