• On Aug 14, 2017
    Carol from NV 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.

    We are planning a huge family trip in November and some of want to do a character meal. What happens if I make a reservation for 10 people and only 8 show up? And how much is a deposit for Minnie and friends breakfast? Thank you

    Hello, Carol! I love that you are planning a big family trip to the Disneyland Resort! I once traveled with a group of eight and it was a blast to share those memories with everyone.

    The Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park is my absolute favorite character meal! The buffet has just about everything anyone could ever want for breakfast and the character interaction is above and beyond what I have experienced anywhere else. You'll be glad to know that you do not have to pay any type of deposit to make a reservation here, but a credit card is required just to secure the reservation. Also, at this restaurant, you will pay for your meal in advance when you arrive.

    The dining reservation cancellation policy states that a cancellation fee of up to $10 per person can apply for no shows or if the reservation isn't canceled at least a day in advance. In my experience, however, it hasn't been a problem if one or two people were absent when we showed up as most Cast Members understand that sometimes unforeseen issues arise and not everyone is able to attend. If possible, though, try to confirm with all members of your party in advance whether they will be attending or not. Then you can modify your reservation at least a day in advance and not have to worry about the possibility of a cancellation/no show fee.

    I hope your meal at the Plaza Inn is full of memories, magic, and Mickey waffles!

    -Linda M. 
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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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