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While Disneyland Resort (including both Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure) reopened on April 30, 2021, some dining options remained closed.
Luckily, more restaurants will be opening this August and September!
Check out 5 amazing places to eat at Disneyland that will be opening in the upcoming weeks. These restaurants include character dining, classic American cuisine, and more. And then we’ll share how you can get discounted Disneyland tickets. That way, you can save money on your next Disneyland trip while enjoying one or more of these great meal options!
Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park at Plaza Inn
Opening August 12, 2021
Minnie & Friends is an all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet that includes lots of great breakfast options, like French toast, made-to-order omelets and Mickey waffles, breakfast potatoes, fresh-baked pastries and breads, fruit, bacon, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, and more.
While you eat, you’ll also be able to see (and get selfies with) Minnie Mouse and other favorite Disney characters.
This dining experience is held at the Plaza Inn (formerly known as the Red Wagon Inn), a classic Disney restaurant that first opened in 1955. The Plaza Inn was one of Walt Disney’s favorite places to eat. Many of the restaurant’s authentic 19th-century interior furnishings were handpicked by his wife, Lillian Disney.
Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar
Serving Lunch & Dinner Starting August 15, 2021
This popular tiki bar (inspired by the Jungle Cruise) is located in the Disneyland Hotel. You’ll now be able to make reservations for lunch and dinner. Menu options include Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken Wings, Little Gem Salad (with Grilled Salmon or Poached Chicken), Tempura Shrimp, Hawaiian Cheeseburger, Poke Bowl and more.
Opening August 18, 2021
If you enjoy all-you-care-to-eat buffet style meals, you’ll be happy to know that Goofy’s Kitchen will be offering them for both breakfast and dinner.
At breakfast, you can enjoy such delicious favorites as bacon, Mickey Mouse waffles and pancakes, eggs Benedict, French toast, smoked salmon, pastries and fresh fruit, sausage, and more – even Goofy’s own peanut butter and jelly pizza.
And for dinner, some of the options include fried shrimp, fresh catch of the day, seasonal vegetables, macaroni and cheese, meats from the carving station, and assorted pizzas. There’s also a dessert buffet with warm bread pudding and other goodies.
Please note that Goofy and his friends will not be present at the reopening. However, they will be returning at a future date, which has yet to be announced.
Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures at Napa Rose
Opening August 26, 2021
At Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures, it’s more than just a meal – it’s an experience!
Children will be able to enjoy fun Princess-themed activities and will receive a special keepsake to remember the event. There will also be an exclusive photo opportunity with Disney Princesses on a private patio.
Luckily, you aren’t just paying for the Disney Princess magic. A three-course meal, featuring both breakfast entrees and some savory luncheon items, is included.
For the first course, kids can choose from 3-tier towers of appetizers, which may include ham and cheese sandwiches with cranberry cream cheese; chia and granola parfait with mango, kiwi and coconut; and lobster salad crostini with a dinglehopper (love the Little Mermaid reference!). Adults and children can also enjoy assorted fruit slices and berries, or a sunrise citrus and vanilla bun with raspberry glaze.
Kids’ options for the main course are barbecue beef sliders, house-made mac ‘n’ cheese, and princess waffles. Adults can choose from options like perfect scrambled eggs or a rotating selection of meats, such as roasted nueske pork belly and braised short ribs.
And of course, you won’t want to skip dessert! The sweet treats include seashell macarons, sorbet, chocolate princess cake pops, petite raspberry tarts, and more.
The Breakfast Adventures dining event is held at Napa Rose restaurant, located inside Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.
Opening on September 16, 2021
The focus of the Carnation Café is classic American comfort food. At this Main Street USA restaurant, you can dine on delicious breakfast items like spinach and tomato egg white frittata, eggs Benedict, Mickey-shaped waffles, or the all-American breakfast (with 2 eggs any style, potatoes, toast and your choice of hickory-smoked bacon or sausage links).
And at lunch or dinner, you can order one of Walt Disney’s favorite meals – chicken-friend chicken or homemade meatloaf. Other options include loaded baked potato soup, Parmesan-and-panko-coated fried pickles, sustainable catch of the day, spinach salad with grilled chicken, or the chef’s vegan burger.
The Carnation Café first opened in 1955 (known at that time as the Carnation Cafe Ice Cream Parlor). You can choose indoor dining and sit in the Victorian-style dining room. Or, you can take it easy with outdoor seating, under a red-and-white-striped umbrella.
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