• On Apr 18, 2019
    Tracey from NC 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.

    Is there a meal plan that I can purchase?

    Welcome, Tracey!

    Hot dogs! Are you in for a wonderful world of delectable dining at the Disneyland Resort! It sounds like you may be familiar with the fantastic Disney Dining Plans that may be added to vacation packages at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. At this time, the Disneyland Resort does not offer similar dining plans. But not to worry, you'll still find plenty of fantastic and affordable dining options at the Disneyland Resort. One way my family has found to pre-pay and bank savings for dining is by collecting Disney Gift Cards. We usually purchase them at a discount from our local warehouse club or retail location. Then I combine the values of various cards and track their balances on the Disney Gift Card website. With a handful of gift cards to use for both dining and shopping, we know ahead of time what our budget is and can plan accordingly each day of our vacation. Note that a few dining locations, mostly located in the Downtown Disney District, are not able to accept Disney Gift Cards.

    I hope you enjoy your dining experiences. Some of our favorite places to eat include Carnation Cafe, Blue Bayou Restaurant, Carthay Circle Restaurant, and Steakhouse 55. For quick service locations, we love Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante, Red Rose Taverne, Smokejumpers Grill, and Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta. For snack locations, our favorites are Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor, Clarabelle's Hand-Scooped Ice Cream, and Maurice's Treats. All of these locations also happen to accept Disney Gift Cards! Character Dining and table service restaurant reservations may be made up to 60 days in advance.

    Bon appétit, Tracey!

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Meet the Panelist: Tony, Utah

Coming to you from the Beehive State, I’m a Disney-loving dad and husband, buzzing with excitement to share advice and tips for making your Disneyland Resort vacation as magical as possible! I’m excited to help you discover the storytelling magic of the “Happiest Place on Earth!” Learn More About Tony

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