OTHER THEME PARKS
Dining at the
The Disneyland Resort has a variety of dining experiences available - from counter service to character meals to elegant table service. There's something to please just about every palate or pocketbook.
Want to meet the Disney characters? You can dine with Goofy and friends, Chip & Dale, and the Disney Princesses. Are you looking for a unique atmosphere? Try the Blue Bayou at Disneyland, located inside the Pirates of the Caribbean attractions, and watch the fireflies as the boats float by. Or the Rainforest Cafe in Downtown Disney where you can eat amidst the sounds and animals of the jungle. Do you have to have a Mickey waffle? The Carnation Cafe on Main Street will start your day off right. Do you want something fast? Burgers, pizza, salads, sandwiches, and even grilled kabobs are available. Are you celebrating a special event? Napa Rose at the Grand Californian will provide a memorable dining experience.
ON THE MENU?
One of the best ways to tell if the restaurant is right for you is to take a look at the menu. AllEarsNet.com has current menus, including prices, from most of the dining locations at the Disneyland Resort that can help you decide. Visit the main Disneyland Resort Menus page to peruse your dining options.
I MAKE RESERVATIONS?
The answer to that is yes and no. For table service restaurants, Disneyland does not accept reservations, instead they offer something called "Priority Seating." (NOTE: Even though Walt Disney World in Orlando recently switched to the more conventional term "Advanced Dining Reservations," Disneyland still calls them "Priority Seatings.") You are told to check in at the restaurant's podium at least 5-10 minutes prior to your seating time, and will receive the next available table for your party size. Depending on how busy the restaurant is, you may still have to wait 5-15 minutes before you are seated. You can make your Priority Seating for all Disney and Downtown Disney restaurants EXCEPT Rainforest Cafe by calling 714-781-DINE (3463) up to 60 days in advance. You may also make them on-site at Guest Services at the theme parks and the Disney hotels. Phone lines are open from 8 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Pacific time. (For Rainforest Cafe, contact the restaurant directly at 714-772-0413.)
Be aware that Disneyland Dining does not provide a confirmation number for Priority Seating arrangements - frequent WDW visitors may find that a bit disconcerting.
Though Disneyland Dining may make note of special requests (such as waterside seating at Blue Bayou), please note that they are simply requests and NOT guaranteed. Mention them at the podium when you check in, but be aware that any special requests are likely to increase your wait time, probably significantly.
NOTE: All Disneyland Resort restaurants are NON-smoking.
WHERE ARE THE
Children (and some adults!) love dining with the Disney characters. We highly recommend Priority Seating for character meals to avoid disappointment. The current character meal locations are the Plaza Inn at Disneyland, Ariel's Grotto at Disney's California Adventure, Goofy's Kitchen at The Disneyland Hotel, Storyteller's Cafe at the Grand Californian, and the PCH Grill at the Paradise Pier.
WHAT IF I HAVE SPECIAL DIETARY CONSIDERATIONS? Most table service restaurants at the Disneyland Resort can accommodate special diets, including kosher, vegetarian, and medical diets. You should request this service at least 24 hours in advance, or at the time you make your Priority Seating, by calling 714-781-DINE (3463).
I GET ANY DISCOUNTS?
Annual passholders receive a discount at most counter service and table service restaurants (minimum purchase required). Disney Vacation Club members receive a 10% discount at almost all table and counter service restaurants throughout the Disneyland Resort.
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