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Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast at Disneyland is a reservation-only meal you can enjoy while meeting your favorite Disney characters.
Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast at Disneyland
I admit, I was a little skeptical of doing a Disneyland character meal because of the cost involved. But let me tell you, it was worth it!
Instead of thinking of it as a meal or breakfast with character visits, think of it as paying to see the characters, with breakfast included. It’s much easier for me to swallow the price tag when I see it that way. And truly, you are going there to experience the coveted one-on-one time with characters— otherwise you would have just dined anywhere at the Disneyland Resort.
When you choose Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast at Disneyland, you’re getting much more than a meal. You are getting one-on-one time that you won’t get anywhere else. Characters come to your table throughout the meal so you won’t miss a thing!
If you’re like me and prefer to ride as many rides as possible during your Disneyland vacation, you’ll want to choose a character dining experience at one of the Disneyland Resort hotels. This way you’re not wasting any prime time inside the parks.
Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast Location
Where is Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast at Disneyland located? Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast is located at Disney’s PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel. You can park on-site at the hotel with validation or walk through Downtown Disney to get to your character dining reservation.
You will need a dining reservation but you WILL NOT need theme park admission to attend this meal. You don’t even need to be a hotel guest to eat here.
Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast Price
How much is Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast at Disneyland? $39 for adults and $21 for children. Valid theme park admission is NOT required.
Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast Characters
Obviously you’re here to meet all the Disney characters possible, and while the line-up can and does change, Donald Duck is a guaranteed meet and greet right when you walk in. Before getting set up at your table, your group will meet Donald Duck here in front of a surf-shack inspired backdrop. He’s all set with his beach wear and surf attire. Hand your camera to the PhotoPass photographer and they’ll snap a few photos.
Your picture will look something like this, just swap out Mickey Mouse for Donald Duck because the characters have changed since our first visit there. If you have Disney MaxPass, you’ll be able to download this photo for free, or you can purchase the photo in a cute keepsake frame.
- Daisy Duck
Who else have you seen at Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast? Add your Disney character encounters to the comments.
Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast Food
We made a reservation for the last breakfast of the day at 10:50 am. It made for a great brunch and we were stuffed well into the afternoon. Plus, we could sleep in and look a little more awake in our photos. Our late arrival meant we had the whole restaurant almost entirely to ourselves, characters included! The downside? It was obviously closing time and we felt a little rushed. I recommend a 10:30 am time for the perfect combination of emptiness without being rushed.
I read tons of reviews online about this particular character dining and the reviews for food were all over the board. I prepped myself for a mediocre food experience but found it to offer a large variety of delicious food. Choose from build-your-own-parfait stations, a variety of eggs prepared in different way, chilaquiles, chicken and waffles, smoked salmon, Mickey waffles, Minnie pancakes, Banana Foster French toast, hot and cold cereals, sausage, bacon and seasonal fresh fruit.
What else would you like to know about this Disneyland dining experience? Leave your questions or comment below. Now that this character meal has changed over to Donald Duck’s Seaside Breakfast from Mickey & Friends, I am excited to try it out again.
Disneyland expert who also loves the beach, flip flops and pink nail polish.