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  • On Jan 11, 2024
    Patricia from NJ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do restaurants with patio dining have outdoor seating in January?

    Hi there, Patricia!

    Welcome to planDisney and we appreciate you stopping by with your question! Do you have a visit to the Disneyland Resort coming up soon? January is a great time to visit because the Parks are a little less busy after the recent Holiday Season and it becomes less congested in terms of crowds. 

    Thanks to the Mediterranean climate that Southern California enjoys, it's very comfortable for most of the year. Temperatures in January tend to be cool during the daytime, with highs usually reaching the upper 60s or lower 70s. The nighttime can get a little chilly, getting as low as 40 sometimes. A good cover up and dressing in layers is definitely recommended for the evenings. 

    If you're specifically interested in dining outdoors, I'm happy to report that you can easily enjoy a tasty outdoor meal during the month of January! The only caveat to that would be if there is rain in the forecast. There are many restaurants at the Disneyland Resort that offer outdoor seating and here are a few of my favorites:

    • Lamplight Lounge - this has to be my favorite venue with outdoor seating. You get a wonderful view of the Bay, great mixed drink cocktails, and a tasty menu. Try making reservations in the evening before a World of Color performance.
    • Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe - I love ordering my breakfast here (mobile order to save time), grabbing a table outside and watching happy Guests walk by on their way to a fun filled day at the Park. 
    • Carthay Circle Lounge - Alfresco Dining - I had one of my most relaxed meals here with good friends. I almost forgot that I was in a Theme Park. 
    • Tiana's Palace - great theming and I've heard great things about the gumbo and cornbread here.

    Don't forget to make your dining reservations (where applicable) 60 days before your visit! I'm sure you'll be able to find something you'll like. I think the Disneyland Resort has really redefined itself as a foodie destination in the last decade and I often plan my trips around their Foodie Guides.

    Fun Fact: There are plenty of secrets for the savvy Guest to find. Disneyland Resort restaurants sometimes have so-called "secret" dishes that are not listed on the main menu that Guests in the know will order. There's even a secret room inside Lamplight Lounge!

    Patricia, I hope that this gave you some comfort as you plan your trip to the Happiest Place on Earth! Please feel free to stop by again if you have any more questions! We'd love to hear from you in the future!

    Wishing You a Great, Big, Beautiful Tomorrow!
    -Al

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Meet the Panelist: Al, California

Ahoy there from the heart of Steinbeck Country in central California! I've been visiting the Disneyland Resort since childhood and fell in love with the sense of absolute immersion that the Imagineers have achieved. My favorite attraction is Pirates of the Caribbean because where else can you go from a California day to an evening boat ride in the bayou with "salty old pirates"? I'm a veterinarian and an all-around Disney geek and enthusiast. I'd love to help you plan your next Disneyland trip! Learn More About Al

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