• On Apr 5, 2016
    Ayden 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.

    Hi there! I was planning on taking my son to his first disneyland trip for his 4th birthday. I wanted to do the breakfast with chatacters. I was thinking of the plaza inn vs goofy's kitchen. Any suggestions? Do either of those restaurants offer cakes?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Ayden. Thanks for stopping by with your question for us!

    It is so magical to celebrate a child’s birthday at the Happiest Place on Earth, and to top it off, it’ll be his first time too! Both Minnie & Friends—Breakfast in the Park at Plaza Inn and Goofy’s Kitchen are great places to dine for Character Breakfasts. The big question is whether you want to be inside Disneyland park already or not. 

    There are some factors to consider. For example: will you have Magic Morning? Are you spending multi-days at the parks? Are you looking for something whimsical, or classic, iconic Disney? 

    If spending time in the parks for attractions and entertainment is high priority for you, I’d recommend making a reservation on a non-park day at Goofy’s Kitchen; since it’s located inside Disneyland Hotel, you do not need park tickets for it. Or if you prefer Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park at Plaza Inn, make an early reservation before the park opens. That way, you’ll be inside Disneyland park and dine with your favorite Characters. Once you’ve enjoyed your breakfast, you’ll be ready to explore the park. 

    A birthday cake can be ordered by contacting Disney Dining at (714) 781-DINE up to 60 days prior to your arrival. Don’t forget to pick up a complimentary Happy Birthday or First Visit button at City Hall in Disneyland park or Chamber of Commerce in California Adventure to commemorate the special occasion! 

    I hope you’ll find this information helpful. Please visit me on the Panel again if you have further questions.

    Sending you Pixie Dusts,
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Meet the Panelist: Kiki, California

Greetings from Northern California! I have been fascinated by the magic of Disney since I was a little girl; now that I am a mother of two, I love watching my children experience Disney Parks through their own eyes. I am also surrounded by fellow Disney-loving nurse friends whom I enjoy quick adults-only Disneyland Resort escapes with. Whether you are planning your once-in-a-lifetime family trip or a short adults-only getaway to the Happiest Place on Earth, I am here to help!

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