Dining experience at Disneyland Resort Parisposted on 7/13/2018
You want to meet a certain character but don’t want to wait in line so long? Or do you want to be entertained while eating? I’m telling you my experience and where you can have a character dining experience.
Plaza Gardens Restaurant
If you want to have breakfast with famous Disney character you will love it here. It is located on Main Street U.S.A. As you book you have 2 time periods to choose. Either 8:15 a.m. or 9:45 a.m. Please note: You can only book 3 days in advance. Now you wonder: Which character will be there? We met Mickey Mouse, Pluto, Daisy Duck, Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger. Sometimes they switch the character, so you get Goofy or Scrooge McDuck instead. But as always: Disney is up to surprises. They come up to your table, sign you autograph book and take photos with you. With 35€ per person it is a pretty expensive breakfast, but totally worth it. They have a huge range of food like salmon, jam, cereals, croissants and all kind of sausages.
Every Sunday they offer a themed brunch. You usually don’t know the theme until you see the characters. Every theme comes with Mickey, Minnie and friends (except for Snow White and the seven dwarfs). They even wear matching clothes. The location (at Disneyland hotel) speaks for its price. As an adult you have to pay 99€ and for children 45€ (October 2018). You can get following themes:
- Alice in Wonderland. With this theme you’ll get a visit from Alice, the Mad Hatter and tweedle dee and tweedle dum.
- Aladdin. See Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie and Abu
- Aristocats. Marie, Toulouse and Berlioz will be your guest.
- Hawaii. Guess who will be there? Right. Lilo and Stitch.
- Mary Poppins. Have a conversation with Mary, Bert and two penguins.
- Neverland. Have a meal with Peter Pan, Wendy, Captain Hook and Smee
- New Orleans. Live music, Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen? Yes, please!
- Royals. This one has 3 different themes. Either you get Aurora and Prince Philip, Cinderella, Prince Charming and all her little helpers or Snow White and the seven dwarfs.
- Tangled. Enjoy your brunch with Rapunzel and Flynn Rider.
- Under the sea. As you can guess: It’s Ariel and Prince Eric.
- Winnie the Pooh. Hug Winnie and his friends, while eating.
This one isn’t exactly a brunch. It is called a tea time. You get a slice of birthday cake, a small platter of cakes, a hot drink and a cold drink. Mickey, Minnie and Goofy are wearing beautiful western themed clothes. With every character comes a Photopass+ photographer, but you also can take photos with your own mobile. Besides that, there may be a marionette show with Jessy, Woody and friends. This one is schedule until 30th September and part of the new Celebration package, but you can book it separate for 30€.
Auberge de Cendrillon
This one is my favorite character dining. Dine like a royal! You’ll get 4 princesses and 2 mice to visit or 3 princesses and Minnie Mouse in her princess dress. The most common princesses are: Snow White, Cinderella, Aurora and Belle. But you really don’t know which one you get. I took the veggie menu, which is pasta with mushrooms. It was plain and not that good. But I adored the appetizer and dessert. With 77€ for an adult and 45€ for a child it is super prices. But you get a photo with every princess, an interaction, an autograph and sometimes they invite you to dance.
I already mentioned this one in my restaurant guide. You dine with Mickey and friends. Still, the food is not that good. Some complain about the food being cold.
Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show
You can’t get photos together with the character but you’ll get 2 hours of entertainment with some really good food and a cowboy hat. This is a Dinner show with Mickey, Minnie, Buffalo Bill, Goofy Chip and Dale. There are 2 categories. Category 1 with an extra cocktail with a better view for 80€ for an adult and 63€ for a child and category 2 for 65€ for an adult and 48€ for a child. It comes with all you can drink (only beer, water and coke) and a three-course menu. You’re separated into 4 teams. Every team stands for one state and has its own “clown” and representative in the show. They’re competing against each other, which is really exiting. At the end 4 out of the winner team get chosen to be part of the show to protect the gold. Please note: They use real horses and buffaloes. If you’re allergic or don’t want to support shows with real animals, you may choose another dining experience. I got chosen and it was an unbelievable experience. *Spoiler* We sat in the carriage and got kidnapped. Native Americans and the robbers are fighting on the carriage, while driving. I can really recommend this show.