• On Aug 6, 2018
    Rebeca from TX 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.

    I’ve been looking for information about Thanksgiving day and I’m a little confused about the buffet at the Grand Ballroom because in some questions say the characters are not available at the buffet and in others say they will be there. How can I know?

    Hi there, Rebeca!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, and thanks for sending us another question! I’m glad to hear you’re still considering a visit to the Happiest Place on Earth during Thanksgiving week this year. Spending the holiday at the Disneyland Resort allowed my family to make many priceless memories together!

    Our most recent visit to the special Thanksgiving buffet available at the Disneyland Hotel’s Grand Ballroom definitely included many character meet-and-greet opportunities, and it was my favorite part of attending this event. Some of the characters we snapped photos with were Minnie Mouse, Clarabelle Cow, Chip ‘n’ Dale, Donald and Daisy Duck, Pluto, Pocahontas and Meeko, and a few friends from the Country Bear Jamboree!

    Based on my past experiences, I’m confident you’ll also be able to meet and take photos with Disney Characters if the event is offered again this year. However, if you have any doubts, keep your eye on the Disney Parks Blog for an official announcement about the details of the meal or check the Disneyland Resort Dining page for specific information as the holiday season approaches. This is a very popular event, so be sure to call (714) 781-DINE as soon as reservations open (usually in late September) to secure a spot and pick a seating time that suits your family’s schedule.

    I hope this helps, Rebeca. Please send us any other planning questions you may have as your vacation draws near!

    Wishing you magic,
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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