Once you’ve decided where you’ll be each day of your trip, you can start to make some dining choices for each day.
Here’s what you need to know about dining at Disneyland…
UPDATE: The information below may be impacted by current reopening procedures. Please visit our Disneyland reopening guide for the most up-to-date information.
Types of dining
Just like at Disney World, there are Quick Service and Table Service options available at Disneyland.
And just like at Disney World, the Table Service restaurants take reservations.
However, the timeline and availability is very different at Disneyland, with reservations being available up to 60 days ahead and most reservations being relatively easy to get (some even the same day).
Some of the more difficult dining options include:
- Lamplight Lounge
- Blue Bayou
- Plaza Inn breakfast
- Goofy’s Kitchen dinner
- dessert parties
You’ll want to get those as far ahead as you can before they book up.
Reservations can be made online, using the Disneyland app, or by calling (714) 781-DINE. There is a credit card guarantee required and $10/person cancellation fee (just like at Disney World!).
Preferred Reservation Access for Disneyland hotel guests
Some restaurants at Disneyland hold back a limited number of spots for Disneyland hotel guests, so if you’ve had trouble snagging a reservation, be sure to call Disneyland reservations at 714-781-DINE and inquire about Preferred Reservation Access at these locations:
- Blue Bayou Restaurant
- Carthay Circle Restaurant
- Catal Restaurant
- Goofy’s Kitchen
- La Brea Bakery Cafe
- Napa Rose
- Naples Ristorante e Bar
- Plaza Inn
- Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen
- Tortilla Jo’s
Does Disneyland have a dining plan?
In the past, Disneyland has offered pre-paid dining plans and meal vouchers, but that is no longer an option.
Disneyland dining packages
There are, however, dining packages at Disneyland that allow you to combine a dining reservation with reserved viewing for a show or parade.
Details on those are in the dining articles linked below.
Just like at Disney World, many Quick Service locations at Disneyland have mobile ordering available.
You choose an arrival time, pick your food, and then go get it during your pickup time.
Annual Passholder and DVC discounts can be used with mobile ordering at Disneyland, and there are allergy-friendly menus available within the app.
Where to eat at Disneyland
There are 5 character meals available at Disneyland and they are so fun. They each have delicious food, great character interactions, and are often not super busy.
Disneyland Park Dining
Where else can you get Mickey-shaped beignets and dine inside Pirates of the Caribbean?
Check out all of the dining options at Disneyland Park.
California Adventure Dining
Find everything from Cars-themed snacks to fine dining inside California Adventure. Oh, and lots of drinks too.
Get an overview of all of the California Adventure dining options.
Downtown Disney Dining
Want to dine outside the parks? You’re in luck with so many great choices in Downtown Disney, include many al fresco dining opportunities.
Dining in Disneyland Resort Hotels
Don’t forget about the hotels which have lots of options, from fine dining to the infamous Dole Whip without a long line.
Where to find Mickey waffles at Disneyland
Interested in having Mickey waffles for breakfast at Disneyland? Here’s where to find them.
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