• On Jul 20, 2021
    Brenda from CA 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 there I’m wondering if character dining will be available August 17th? Also any parades the 16th or 17th?

    Hello, Brenda! Thanks for bringing your question to planDisney!

    I have some great news for you! Character dining has recently returned to the Disneyland Resort! It was announced just a few weeks ago that Storytellers Cafe in Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa and the Plaza Inn in Disneyland Park will once again be offering character dining for certain meals.

    During breakfast each day of the week and for brunch (from 11:00 am until 1:00 p.m.) on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, Mickey and his pals will delight Guests during Mickey’s Tales of Adventure Breakfast at Storytellers Cafe. Reservations for this character meal are available now.

    Over at the Plaza Inn, the Minnie & Friends Breakfast will return on August 12 and reservations should open sometime soon. Keep checking the Disneyland website and the Disneyland app for availability! In the past, the Minnie & Friends Breakfast was my very favorite character dining experience at the Disneyland Resort. You saw so many different characters here that you usually never saw anywhere else. I'm not sure who will be joining Minnie for this meal in the future, but you'll be sure to have a great time!

    Please keep in mind that character dining is a modified experience from what you might have experienced in the past. Characters will parade around the dining rooms waving to Guests and may pause for photos from a distance. But, at this time, they will not be signing autographs books or stopping by individual tables. 

    As far as parades go, there currently aren't any large-scale parades scheduled for the parks. However, there are some fun character cavalcades that happen at random times in Disneyland Park. You just never know who might go parading down Main Street, U.S.A! Keep your eyes and ears open as these special character appearances aren't scheduled but sure do bring lots of joy and smiles to everyone at the park!

    I hope this helps! Have a delightful time at the Happiest Place on Earth!

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Meet the Panelist: Linda, Colorado

Hi there! I'm Linda from Colorado. The Disneyland Resort has always held a special place in my heart and now I enjoy Disney Parks vacations with my own family at least once a year. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a wonderfully silly daughter together. I love sharing my Disney Parks knowledge with anyone and everyone and I'm so excited to help you plan your next Disneyland Resort adventure! Learn More About Linda

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