Goofy’s Kitchen at Disneyland is a reservation meal you can enjoy while meeting your favorite Disney characters.
I have now done three character meals at Disneyland Resort, with one more to go (the new princess dining debuting mid-2019). There’s a reason I keep coming back to eat and meet Disney characters.
Instead of thinking of it as a meal with character visits, think of it as paying to see the characters, with food included. It’s much easier for me to swallow the price tag when I see it that way. What about you? The coveted one-on-one time with characters simply can’t be beat, otherwise you would have just dined anywhere at the Disneyland Resort.
When you choose Goofy’s Kitchen at Disneyland, you’re getting much more than a meal. Characters come to your table throughout the meal and the buffet options are incredible.
If you’re like me and prefer to ride as many rides as possible during your Disneyland vacation, this is a perfect character dining experience because it can be done on arrival or departure day since it’s located inside the Disneyland Hotel.
Goofy’s Kitchen at Disneyland Location
Where is Goofy’s Kitchen at Disneyland located? Goofy’s Kitchen is located at the Disneyland 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.
Goofy’s Kitchen Dining Price
How much is Goofy’s Kitchen at Disneyland? Goofy’s Kitchen is the only character dining option available for both breakfast and dinner. For breakfast, Goofy’s Kitchen is $39 for adults and $23 for children. For dinner, expect to pay $43 for adults and $25 for children. Pricing accurate at time of publishing and updates, please call Disneyland dining to verify pricing. Valid theme park admission is NOT required.
Goofy’s Kitchen Dining Characters
Since you’re here to meet all the Disney characters possible, we list out the possible Disney characters you might see at Goofy’s Kitchen. While the line-up can and does change, Chef Goofy is a guaranteed meet and greet. When you come for breakfast, you will meet Chef goofy right when you walk in. If you’re coming for dinner you will meet Chef Mickey right when you come in. Before getting set up at your table, your group will meet the main man (either Goofy or Mickey) in front of a very wacky kitchen backdrop. Hand your camera to the PhotoPass photographer and they’ll snap a few photos.
Your picture will look something like the one below. 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.
What characters will I meet at Goofy’s Kitchen at Disneyland? Character selections vary but you can count of meeting Chef Goofy and possibly these Disney characters:
- Chef Mickey (dinner only)
- Minnie Mouse
The characters regularly make the rounds not only to your table, but to dance and wave napkins around with you! Who else have you seen at during this character dining experience? Add your Disney character encounters to the comments so we make sure not to miss anyone!
Goofy’s Kitchen Dining Food
I dined for dinner and found the spread to be absolutely amazing for the sophisticated palate, a down home meal and especially for kids. There was such a variety of food I could have stayed there all night, Plus add in the soft serve ice cream and massive dessert bar (even available at breakfast), and you have a winning combination.
There’s something for everyone on this buffet menu! I went through quite a few times just trying to decide. Luckily, you can sample a bit of everything.
What else would you like to know about this Disneyland dining experience? Leave your questions or comment below. Next up, I’ll be trying Goofy’s Kitchen for breakfast!