Brunch with Mickey and Friends – Storytellers Cafe

Whenever people asked me to suggest the best character dinning at Disneyland, i always told them to choose their favorite character and not the food options because, Disney never lets you down with its food. The food is amazing in Disneyland no matter where you go. But every character dinning experience is different in Disneyland and it totally depends on which character is your priority. Character dining is one of my favorite activities at the Disney parks! My son loves Mickey and Friends so we always loved going to the Storyteller’s cafe located in the Grand Californian Hotel. So in this blog i will be sharing my experience with dinning at Storyteller’s Cafe.   Reservation : Reservations can be made 60 days in advance and are highly recommended. I made a reservation for a Sunday brunch on the occasion of my son’s birthday. It was quick and easy as I reserved the table 2 weeks before the date of our visit. (Tip: Always reserve your table in advance as they sell out very fast) You can

Brunch with Mickey and Friends – Storytellers Cafe

Whenever people asked me to suggest the best character dinning at Disneyland, i always told them to choose their favorite character and not the food options because, Disney never lets you down with its food. The food is amazing in Disneyland no matter where you go. But every character dinning experience is different in Disneyland and it totally depends on which character is your priority.

Character dining is one of my favorite activities at the Disney parks! My son loves Mickey and Friends so we always loved going to the Storyteller’s cafe located in the Grand Californian Hotel. So in this blog i will be sharing my experience with dinning at Storyteller’s Cafe.

 

Reservation :

Reservations can be made 60 days in advance and are highly recommended. I made a reservation for a Sunday brunch on the occasion of my son’s birthday. It was quick and easy as I reserved the table 2 weeks before the date of our visit. (Tip: Always reserve your table in advance as they sell out very fast) You can book yours on the official Disneyland website page.

Customer Service:

Our brunch was at noon and as soon as we entered the cafe , we were greeted and given a birthday badge and made us wait for a table to be set. We waited in the seating area for lessthan 10 minutes and were shown the way to our table.

Food :

Disney will never disappoints you when it comes to it’s food quality. While Storyteller’s Café is open for breakfast, brunch, and dinner- characters only appear at breakfast and brunch. Brunch buffet had eggs, Fresh fruits, Hash browns, Waffles ,sausage, chilaquiles, caramel french toast,  bacon, a cereal bar and much more. Two omelette stations are available where you can order custom creations. A selection of pastries is also offered.

Characters :

While we were enjoying the delicious buffet, the characters Mickey, Minnie, Chip, Dale, and Pluto showed up and interacted with us at our table in their “adventurer outfits.” I must say, of all the character interactions I’ve ever experienced in any of the Disney parks, this was my favorite as we got to meet the characters not once but multiple times.

Not just this, once in very 15-20 minutes the characters line up and march with all the kids in the restaurant with the music in the background and it’s so much fun to watch.

Birthdays :

Make sure you let the person in the reception know if anyone in your group is celebrating birthday. As we went there on occasion of our son’s birthday, after the meal, the waiters got a cupcake in the end and sung a birthday song for us and surprisingly Mickey has also joined them. This is something which makes Disney dinning special than the theme parks.

Price :

Adults 46$ ; Kids 3 and above 26$. This might look a bit pricey but trust me, for the quality of food and character meets it’s totally worth.

Other things to do :

Hotel : Because the restaurant is located inside the Grand Californian Resort , you will actually able to check out the resort , stroll around the lobby area ( There’s always something happening in the lobby area like seasonal decor, live music or Disney art display)

Downtown Disney : Downtown Disney is just steps away from the Restaurant, so after you are done with your meal, you can take a walk in the downtown Disney. There’s lots of shops there for some shopping or just pass the time sitting in the shaded areas.

Parking :

With a table reservation you will get a complimentary 3 hour parking at the Grand Californian resort which is morethan enough. We finished our brunch in an hour and rest of the time we took a walk around the hotel and did some shopping in Downtown Disney.

Overall the experience was a lot of fun.While visiting Disneyland, make sure you take advantage of one of the best ways to see some of your favorite characters while enjoying a delicious meal.  We recommend that you make advance reservations if you wish to dine here. let me know your experience or what you think about Disney Dinning in the comments below.

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