• On Nov 30, 2018
    Neha from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    my lo is 3 years 4 months, does she needs ticket for character dining, she hardly eats that much..lol

    Hi, Neha! Thanks for visiting the Disney Parks Moms Panel. 

    Character dining is so much fun that I usually plan one character dining meal whenever I visit with my daughter. I love watching her pop up from her chair with glee to give characters big hugs when they come around to our table. At the Disneyland Resort, there are three character dining options outside of the theme parks located in the Disneyland Resort Hotels. You don’t need a theme park ticket or need to be a hotel Guest to dine at these Hotel restaurants. You will still need to pay for your little one’s meal, however, since she is over two years old. My favorite character meal outside of the parks is dinner at Goofy’s Kitchen. Not only is it the sole character dining option for dinner, but I find the buffet to be incredibly varied and delicious. The dessert options are out of this world! 

    Your daughter will also need a theme park ticket to enjoy Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park. If you plan on visiting the parks, you might try my other favorite character meal, Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park at the Plaza Inn. While I love the food here also, it’s the amazing character interactions that keep us coming back. Each time I have dined here for breakfast, we have met at least 10 different characters! And some of them were characters that you rarely meet otherwise in the parks. It is always a ton of fun!

    If you have any other questions about character dining or any other element of your trip, please stop by again!

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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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