Disneyland Takes Birthdays to a Whole New LevelWhit Honea
Little kids and birthdays are full of fun and cake. That’s a fact. Nowhere is this more evident than a Disneyland birthday celebration at Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California. Seriously, go there and see for yourself if you don’t believe me. There is cake everywhere (you have to bring your own kid).
We took our now 6-year-old bundle of joy and adrenaline to a Disney character breakfast at Storytellers Cafe in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel. The hotel is awe-inspiring. The breakfast was fantastic. I love it when that happens.
We bought the buffet, which was fresh, amply stocked, and moved along quickly (unless you waited for a personal omelet, but that’s all you). The buffet was just under $24 per person for adults and slightly under $12 for kids. Smaller kids (0-2) are free. It’s actually a good deal compared to the rest of the resort, not to mention buffets in general, and the food is some of the best on property.
The breakfast was hosted by Chip and Dale of Chip and Dale fame, and along with some of their other Disney animal friends they visited every table in turn and spent a good amount of time with each child (and adults, too).
Then came singing and cake (an optional addition for $15.99 which is served in a pirate treasure chest or princess-themed box), and the smiles were worth every penny. And then some.
From breakfast we went straight into Disneyland, full and happy, first stop was Town Hall on Main Street, U.S.A. for free birthday buttons and a character phone call, then it was into the magic and the memories made there.
My son said it was the best birthday ever. I am inclined to believe him.
There is a character breakfast in each of the Disneyland Resort Hotels and one in each park (Disneyland, Disney’s California Adventure). Reservations are recommended (call (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463). If you are celebrating a special occasion let the host or server know. If you are at the resort use the handy Mobile Magic App for all your reservation and wait time needs (also, directions).
Speaking of special occasions, Town Hall has buttons for everything — anniversaries, first visit, birthdays, button wearers… you name it
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