• On Jun 7, 2017
    Sandra from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We will be staying at the Disneyland resort, and want to have a buffet dinner the night before we hit the parks. We have done Goofy's Kitchen in the past, but we want to see if the other two hotels offer buffet dinner. If so, how do they compare?

    Hi there, Sandra! Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question. Eating at the Disneyland Resort is one of my most favorite things because the options are endless and I know I'm in for a great meal no matter where I dine!

    In addition to Goofy's Kitchen, there are dinner buffets at Storytellers Cafe inside Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa and Disney's PCH Grill inside Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel. I'll start with Storytellers Cafe since I dined there during a recent visit. You can choose to either order off the a la carte menu or take advantage of the expansive buffet. I distinctly remember enjoying the salmon and a wonderfully creamy pasta dish from the buffet. Also, they had lots of mini desserts to choose from which I think are a really fun way to try a few different things. Spoilers: they were all delicious!

    Over at Disney's PCH Grill, it's the Beachside Bonfire Dinner Buffet. This buffet is a little more casual with offerings like sliders, hot dogs, and tacos. To end your meal, you simply must try the s'more bar with house-made marshmallows!

    These buffets are both similar in price so the choice will be more about the type of food you are craving and the location. If you think you might want to stroll along the Downtown Disney District after dinner, then Storytellers Cafe would be the more convenient location. Keep in mind that characters do not appear at either of these dinners. Once you've decided, I suggest making reservations up to 60 days in advance online or by calling (714) 781-DINE.

    I hope you have a deliciously good time at the Disneyland Resort!

    -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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