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  • On Mar 9, 2023
    Ashley from TX Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What are your must-do's for dining at Disneyland Resort? I'm a Walt Disney World girl so dining at Disneyland is new to me.

    Hiya Ashley! Thanks so much for stopping by planDisney and taking the time to personally send me a question. I'm happy to help!

    As a foodie, dining is always at the top of my Disney vacation planning list and the California cuisine at the Disneyland Resort is amazing! One of my top must-visit dining locations at Disney California Adventure Park is Lamplight Lounge. One of the great things about this dining spot is no matter which meal time you choose, the views are just as enjoyable as the food! This restaurant currently serves brunch on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and I cannot say enough about this menu. I love the Mimosa Flight and Indulgent French Toast! Lunch and dinner have great drinks and food selections too. If you decide to make an advanced dining reservation, be sure to request a waterside table. Another dining spot my family can't miss is Pym Test Kitchen at Avengers Campus. This is more of a snack stop for us, but the Quantum Pretzel and Celestial-sized Candy Bar: Choco-Smash CANDY Bar are huge and shareable. I like to use Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering while we are waiting in line for an attraction and then head over to pick up the order. This location also has a beverage station where you can get refills on soft drinks or refill a water bottle. Some spots in the seating area provide great views of superheroes patrolling the campus. 

    At Disneyland Park, one of my favorite dining experiences is Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park at Plaza Inn. With an all-you-care-to-enjoy spread and getting to see many characters, it's the perfect way to start the day in the park! I also highly recommend Carnation Cafe. It's a great spot to enjoy some of Walt's favorites while taking in the sights and sounds of Main Street, U.S.A. I like to time our reservation around the later parade time and request a table on the patio. For an iconic Disneyland dining location, I recommend Blue Bayou Restaurant. The ambiance is great and the food is delicious! I also love Cafe Orleans and always ask to be seated outside so we can enjoy the views of the Rivers of America. If you like Mint Juleps, you can get unlimited refills at this dining location! 

    There is so much incredible food to enjoy at The Happiest Place on Earth, that you really can't go wrong! I would suggest checking out the menus at the locations I mentioned and reserving the places that most appeal to your family. If I can answer any other questions about the Disneyland Resort, please feel free to send them my way. I would love to help!

    Happy Planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Lisa, Colorado

Hi everyone! I’m Lisa from Colorado where I live Happily Ever After as a mom, wife, and kindergarten teacher! I was raised on all things Disney and fell in love with Walt Disney World Resort on my first visit at six years old. I'm lucky to be an annual Passholder at both Disneyland and Walt Disney World and I love visiting my laughing places as often as possible! I’m so excited to help you plan special memories at The Happiest Place on Earth and The Most Magical Place on Earth! Learn More About Lisa

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