• On Sep 6, 2016
    Melissa from CT 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! I've been to WDW many times, but Dec will be my first (solo) trip to DL. Are there any table service restaurants for breakfast and dinner that you'd recommend? Could be in parks or resorts. Not super interested in character dining. Thx!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel. I have to be honest, Melissa. As much as I LOVE spending quality time with my family at the Happiest Place on Earth, I absolutely treasure "me-time" during solo trips to the Disneyland Resort. I have no routine to adhere to, it's easy to snag a table without dining reservations, and I can take advantage of single rider lines without worrying about the kids.

    For breakfast, sometimes I splurge on a hearty New York Steak and Eggs plate at Steakhouse 55. It's a great way to stay full with all the protein. Other times, I find it just as satisfying grabbing a coffee and pastry at Starbucks or a Jamba Juice smoothie in Disney Downtown District, then having my breakfast on the go while strolling down Main Street, U.S.A. 

    There are several great table service restaurants for dinner at the Disneyland Resort. At Disneyland Park, I like Cafe Orleans and Blue Bayou Restaurant. Over at Disney California Adventure Park, I love Carthay Circle Restaurant. But for a more casual experience, you can opt for Carthay Circle Lounge for cocktails and small plates. Cove Bar is also another fun place to enjoy an adult beverage and tasty bar foods. Because I enjoy spicy foods, Ralph Brennan's Jazz Kitchen in Disney's Downtown District is another go-to for me. 

    I hope this information is helpful and gets your appetite going! I wish you a fun-filled solo trip to the Happiest Place on Earth, Melissa. Please visit us on the Panel again for more tips and advice on planning your vacation.

    Have a magical day,
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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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