dlr dining 09; boys meeting goofy during breakfast; character dining experience
  • On Jan 4, 2024
    Kelsey from ON Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    If I have a reservation for Goofy's Kitchen at 8:45pm, and they close at 9pm, does that mean I need to be finished my meal and character meets before 9pm? Do they put out fresh food for that last seating or will it mostly be picked over?

    Hi, Kelsey!

    Welcome back to planDisney, and thanks for asking us another question about your upcoming visit to the Happiest Place on Earth! I hope you’re getting excited for all the magic that awaits you at the Disneyland Resort.

    I’m happy to hear you’re planning to dine at Goofy’s Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel. It’s one of my favorite character dining locations at the resort because of its large selection of food and fun character variety. At dinnertime, my husband and I really enjoy the carving station and fresh catch of the day, while my kids appreciate the full dessert bar and other hearty menu items prepared with little ones in mind! 

    Don’t worry, Kelsey. The advertised restaurant operating hours refer to the first and last reservations of the day. You will still have plenty of time to enjoy your meal and interactions with the characters. In my experience, the quality and amount of food available during a later seating is on par with what you’d expect if you were the first Guests of the day.

    I hope this puts your mind at ease, Kelsey, and that you have a wonderful vacation. Please don’t hesitate to send us more questions as your pixie-dusted planning continues!

    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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