Couple at it's a small world; costume
  • On Jan 6, 2024
    Elizabeth from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi! As a Walt Disney World annual passholder, I’m excited to be visiting Disneyland Park soon. I haven’t been in about 10 years. Is walk-up seating available at many restaurants, and what are some of your favorite restaurants for adults? Thank you!

    Welcome, Elizabeth! We are so glad you visited us here at planDisney!

    I see that your visit to "The Happiest Place on Earth" may have already started but I wanted to offer a few tips for your stay to the Disneyland Resort. As a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder, you are likely enjoying all the differences between Disney World and Disneyland. It's fun to see the contrast, even in the exteriors, of the "it's a small world" and Haunted Mansion attractions. And you must visit the recently opened Adventureland Treehouse inspired by Walt Disney’s Swiss Family Robinson; the details are simply breathtaking! Please say "hi" to Jane the ostrich for me!

    Elizabeth, to answer your question, there may be walk-up seating available at some dining locations in the resort but it is not guaranteed. I recommend arriving at your desired dining location close to that day's opening time and asking a Cast Member if you can join the walk-up list. Note, that some locations, like Lamplight Lounge in Disney California Adventure Park and Oga's Cantina in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge may allow you to join the walk-up list from the Disneyland Mobile App, but you must be within a certain distance of the restaurant in order to do so. 

    I have also found luck snagging a last minute dining reservation the night before (or even the morning of!) my visit. You can check dining availability in the Disneyland Mobile App or on the Disneyland website. Being flexible with your time and/or dining location, may help you grab a coveted spot at Napa Rose in Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa or enjoy character dining at the Plaza Inn inside Disneyland Park.

    Elizabeth, if all else fails, some of my favorites days include snacking around the parks. Grab a Garlic Cheesy Pretzel Bread from Edelweiss Snacks in Fantasyland or a Corn Dog from Corn Dog Castle in Disney California Adventure Park. Both of these locations offer mobile ordering in the app, so you can choose a pickup time that fits your needs!

    May your Disneyland visit be filled with Pixie Dust!
    -Melissa
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Meet the Panelist: Melissa, California

Hi, I'm Melissa - an archivist, wife, mom, and Disneyland Resort specialist from Southern California. I've been visiting Disneyland since I was a baby and, now that I've got three Mouseketeers of my own, I love experiencing everything Disney through their eyes. From watching the Straw Hatters on Main Street, U.S.A. to riding "it's a small world," making magical memories as a family is one of my favorite things. I can't wait to help you research your next Disney vacation. See ya real soon! Learn More About Melissa

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