What: Goofy’s Kitchen
For: All Ages
Since the girls’ birthday is one week apart, for the past two years we have been going to Goofy’s Kitchen for a buffet brunch before celebrating inside Disneyland for the day. We not only enjoyed the family-friendly food, but the photo ops with the characters walking around every few minutes was a great addition.
Guests can set reservations for Goofy’s Kitchen online (I suggest that you make reservations as soon as possible to ensure the tables don’t fill up) for breakfast and dinner. The hostess won’t seat your party until all guests are present, which is something to keep in mind. When you get to the front of the restaurant, they take your name and give you a photo op with Goofy in his chef’s outfit. After seating, the waitress will bring you a printed-out photo of your group with Goofy that you can choose to buy. There is a pass option to purchase where you can download pictures from the entire day in Disneyland and get the picture of Goofy which we decided to opt into.
Buffets are all-you-can-eat and include adult favorites (we’ve only gone for breakfast) such as a create-your-own omelet station and eggs benedict (cocktails are also provided at an additional cost). The kids enjoyed the pizza, pancakes and bakery sweets. There is also a huge dessert area and ice cream station.
Since we celebrated Emma and Sky’s birthday, the kids were each given a birthday button and special birthday cupcake with a candle to blow out. The workers and characters also came around to sing ‘Happy Birthday’, which made the girls feel like VIPs.
Every thirty minutes, the characters have a parade around the restaurant where they wave their napkins in the air. The kids loved interacting with the characters and waving their own napkins. Goofy, Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck, Pluto and Chip ‘n’ Dale were the only characters that we were able to see. The great thing is that they walk around to every table to interact with the children and pose for pictures.
There are a lot of families here since it’s a character restaurant affiliated with Disneyland. Although it was kind of loud, we didn’t mind since the girls were having a great time. Because the restaurant is located inside the Disneyland Hotel, many hotel guests came here prior to hitting the pool or theme parks. The dress code is very casual.
The breakfast buffet costs $36 per adult and $21 per child. Although the food isn’t gourmet, you’re really paying for the novelty of the restaurant along with the character experiences. There is an automatic gratuity added to guests’ bill. If you have an annual pass, there is a discount on your pricing.
Goofy’s Kitchen Information
Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA 92802
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