dlr dining 09; boys meeting goofy during breakfast; character dining experience
  • On Jul 6, 2024
    Ali from BC Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I’m coming to Disneyland with my best friend September 1st and we wanted to book a character dinner at goofy’s kitchen but it says we can’t book anything from August 23rd onwards is there a reason why are we going to be able to book a reservation?

    Hi there, Ali, and welcome to planDisney!

    Thanks for bringing your question to us and how exciting to hear that you've got a trip to the Disneyland Resort coming up in a few short months! You'll even be visiting during my favorite time because the Halloween Season officially kicks off on August 23, 2024, so you'll be immersed in fun, festive, and spooky decorations!

    I'm glad that you've been diligent in booking your dining reservations 60 days in advance and I'm sorry that you haven't been able to reserve Goofy's Kitchen. Last year, reservations for this venue were delayed a bit as Chef Goofy prepared some fun seasonal dishes for his Guests and I'm guessing that this is the case again. In fact, the Disney Parks Blog recently posted a Halloween preview and said to prepare for some Festive Fare with a Halloween Twist! My recommendation would be to keep checking back for reservation availability as these will typically open up once the special seasonal menu is announced. 

    Goofy's Kitchen is one of my favorite places to dine and I had many fun character meals there with my parents when I was a child and now with my own kids. It's a staple for us and I love being able to stroll the grounds of the Disneyland Hotel afterwards, admiring what they've done with the property and waxing nostalgic about what I remembered as a child. As you make your way back to the Parks through Downtown Disney District, there's a fun scavenger hunt called Pluto's Pumpkin Pursuit you can do for a fun side quest! There's a small fee to join, but you get a souvenir keepsake at the end whether you find them all or not.

    Ali, I wish you the best as you continue to plan your vacation to the Happiest Place on Earth! Please write back to us if you have any more questions because you're always welcome at planDisney and we'd love to hear from you. Happy planning!

    Wishing you a Great, Big, Beautiful Tomorrow!
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Meet the Panelist: Al, California

Ahoy there from the heart of Steinbeck Country in central California! I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since childhood and fell in love with the sense of absolute immersion that the Imagineers have achieved. My favorite attraction is Pirates of the Caribbean because where else can you go from a California day to an evening boat ride in the bayou with "salty old pirates"? I'm a veterinarian and an all-around Disney geek and enthusiast. I'd love to help you plan your next Disneyland trip! Learn More About Al

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