Celebrating Mother’s Day at Disneyland

Celebrate Mother’s Day at Disneyland Resort and at home with hand-picked dining selections, gift guide and discount tickets to show Mom how much you love her.

A magical Disneyland Mother’s Day begins here. Whether you’re planning a trip way in advance, last minute or making magical memories at home—Mom will never know, because we have everything covered.

Disneyland Mother’s Day Prep

Mother’s Day always falls on a Sunday and is celebrated on these dates in the upcoming years.

Disneyland Mothers Day

  • May 12, 2024
  • May 11, 2025
  • May May 10, 2026

This year, you can visit Disneyland on actual Mother’s Day or make a trip of it.

Keep reading for all the ways  to create a unique, DIY Disneyland ticket and card for your future Disneyland visit or even a special day at home. 


Mom and Me Disneyland


  1. Plan a future Disneyland getaway for everyone in the family, but entirely focused on Mom. You could also gift her a girlfriends Disneyland getaway and leave the kids back home (moms love some adult time at Disney too!).

If you’re giving the gift of Disneyland for Mother’s Day here are a few important tips to help you plan.

Discount Disneyland Mother’s Day Tickets. Mom will be so proud you got a good deal on those Disneyland tickets! Get your Disneyland discount tickets from our partner, Get Away Today before heading over to Disneyland Resort and you’ll pay less than if you bought them through Disney.

Plus, enjoy an extra $10 off when booking a hotel stay of two nights or more along with your discount Disneyland tickets! Get my promo code delivered to your inbox now. We’ll talk more about hotels below!Discount Disneyland tickets

Next up Food! Everyone loves their meals and treats at Disneyland, especially Mom. When you’re visiting Disneyland for Mother’s Day, consider adding a special dining experience inside the parks. You can even secure dining reservation outside the parks if a ticket to Disneyland isn’t in your budget. 


Mickey Mouse Storytellers Cafe Breakfast family


Mother’s Day Brunch at Disneyland 

Only have a few hours and no park tickets? These character meals are a must on any mom’s list. Plus, no cooking and no theme park tickets required.


Goofys Kitchen


Want to make a Disneyland-inspired brunch at home? Mickey waffles are a must! Get all the gear to cook a Disneyland meal at home, including a Mickey waffle iron.

Mickey waffle iron

I’ve also recently done up a Jolly Holiday inspired breakfast. See other favorite Disneyland breakfasts you can be inspired to recreate here. 

Mother’s Day Meals at Disneyland Resort 

With your Disneyland ticket in hand, get ready for some fantastic menu offerings inside the parks. And if you’re making a meal at home, use these detailed reviews to recreate favorite Disneyland recipes for Mom. 


Carthay Circle tables


Looking for a meal inside Disneyland Resort? Breakfast, lunch or dinner—these options are perfect for Mom. 

Mother’s Day at Disneyland:

  • Blue Bayou is the most notable Disneyland Park restaurant (besides, the highly sought after Club 33 of course) tucked away inside Pirates of the Caribbean. You want to eat here, even if it’s not for the food. Get dining reservations here.
  • Cafe Orleans transports guests to the Big Easy with displays from Princess and the Frog inside and lovely patio dining under blue umbrellas outside. The famous Monte Cristo and pommes frites are served here.


Cafe orleans food


  • Carnation Cafe located on Main Street, U.S.A. is an iconic classic. Reservations are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You’ll love dining under the red and white umbrellas on Main Street. Read my full review of Carnation Cafe here. 
  • Plaza Inn reservations are only available for breakfast character dining. Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park is a buffet breakfast with omelets and Mickey waffles, pastries cereals and more. Plus you’ll meet Minnie Mouse and other beloved Disney characters while you dine. Read my full review of Minnie & Friends breakfast here.
  • River Belle Terrace features American home cooking with a riverfront view. Enjoy sandwiches, salads and barbecue favorites at this cozy retreat. Full review here

Mother’s Day Dining at California Adventure Park:


Lamplight Lounge Brunch


  • Lamplight Lounge. See what Pixar animators are up to in this amazing inside space which is available with advance reservations (walk up outside dining also available). Read my Lamplight Lounge review here.

More Mother’s Day Dining options:

  • Don’t forget about fine dining options at the Disneyland Resort hotels for Mother’s Day at Napa Rose.


table setting napa rose


  • Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney is hosts Mother’s Day meals each year. See the menu here


Cafe Orleans


More dining options can be found outside the parks at Downtown Disney. Read all about dining at Downtown Disney here. And remember, Mom will need a treat to top it all off! 


salt and straw ice cream cone Disneyland


Need your Salt & Straw fix at home, good news—they ship to your door! Order early for Mother’s Day deliveries. 


salt and straw pints of ice cream

Disneyland Mother’s Day Photos

Want to melt Mom’s heart? Schedule a photo session during your Disneyland visit. I highly recommend A&C Photography for any Disneyland photo sessions you need. I used them for my family photos a few years ago. A&C Photography really gives such a unique touch to Disneyland family photos.


Disneyland photo shoot. © A&C Photography


If you’re simply hoping to snap some quick Mother’s Day photos at Disneyland, be sure to utilize Disney MaxPass so you can get free downloads from PhotoPass photographers. I’ve outlined my favorite spots for Disneyland pictures here


toddler rides disneyland

Disneyland Mother’s Day Gifts

Even if you’re not spending a day or two at a Disney park over Mother’s Day weekend, surprise your mom with our favorite picks for Mother’s Day Disney gifts! See the shopDisney’s entire Mother’s Day gift guide here

Moving on to jewelry because every store on earth seems to think your mom really wants jewelry on Mother’s Day. And you really can’t go wrong with Disney jewelry. One of my fave’s is this Minnie ears jewelry set.


Minne Mouse ears jewelry

Also listed in my top picks for Mother’s Day gifts are Disney handbags and backpacks. My new favorite is the “Park View” crossbody that solves every problem, is cute and stylish and has a spot for everything!

Designer Parks Co Promo Code Happiest


I currently have 3 of the “rope drop” backpacks and  1 “park view”  andcan’t get enough of them! Then slip your discount tickets to Disneyland tucked inside a new Disney inspired backpack for good measure.


Kids and Mom


Whether you’re heading to Disneyland for Mother’s Day this year or planning a Mother’s Day at Disneyland for next time, we hope you have a magical time celebrating Mom on her special day.

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By Jessica Sanders

Recognized authority on all things Disneyland Resort. Offering dynamic planning strategies and the latest theme park information since 2013. Jessica's insights have been featured on Yahoo! News, InStyle, The Washington Post, and many others.

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