Recently my daughter and I headed across the country to spend a few days at the Disneyland Resort. It was our first trip back since the Parks reopened, and I decided that I wanted to do something special while we were there.
We had three full days planned in the theme parks, but our trip was a week long, so I thought I’d see what was available at either the Resorts or at Downtown Disney. I knew that we wouldn’t want to take the time for a long meal on one of our theme park days.
When I saw that there was a reservation open for Goofy’s Kitchen for breakfast, I grabbed it. The restaurant is located inside the Disneyland Hotel, and it is a character meal.
The morning that we were there it didn’t really matter that we had a reservation because they were accepting walkups. I’m still glad that we had one, because I wouldn’t have wanted to risk not being able to get a table.
We checked in on the Disneyland app and were called almost immediately. Before going to the table we had a MagicShot photo taken, as well as a few PhotoPass pictures. These were included in the cost of the meal.
Goofy’s Kitchen offers a buffet of typical breakfast items. There is also an Omelet Station, where you can choose what you’d like to enjoy in an omelet, and then have it made for you. The signature item is Goofy’s Famous Peanut Butter Pizza.
My daughter has a dairy allergy, so the chef came and walked us through the buffet. She pointed out all the items that were safe for my daughter to eat. She also created a couple of plates of food full of allergy-friendly items such as hashbrowns made with oil and allergy-friendly Mickey Waffles.
Goofy’s Kitchen is a character breakfast, but it remains a modified experience right now, and as such, there are no up-close pictures or autographs allowed. But there is still plenty of interaction.
Every few minutes, the characters would come out and dance around the restaurant. They would all pass by each table, and I saw them pause to take selfies with Guests a few times.
The characters that were there on our day were Goofy, Minnie, Pluto, Chip, and Dale. I had heard that Mickey would be there as well, but he wasn’t on our day. If you plan any character meal at Disneyland or Walt Disney World, remember that the characters can and sometimes do change.
The food was good but nothing overly special. We left full and had a great time.
If you’re looking for fine dining, you will be disappointed at Goofy’s Kitchen. If you want typical breakfast fare and a few other choices, Goofy’s Kitchen is a good choice. The meal isn’t cheap, but the experience has a lot of value.