Goofy’s Kitchen Dining Review
Anyone who knows me knows how much I love to eat! I would consider myself a foodie and what’s better than Disney food?? One of my favorite places to eat at the Disneyland Resort is surprisingly not a restaurant within the parks. This character dining restaurant is near and dear to my heart because I’ve been going there since I was young. Goofy’s Kitchen in the Disneyland Hotel is one of the best character dining experiences in the entire resort…in my opinion! Here are my top 3 reasons why I love Goofy’s Kitchen!
1. Food, Food, and Did I Mention Food?
Goofy’s Kitchen offers an all you can eat buffet for breakfast and dinner. Breakfast is more of a brunch since there are lunch type foods offered in addition to traditional breakfast items.
There is such a wide variety of foods to choose from there is something for everyone! Some of the choices include pastries, fresh fruit, made to order omelettes, classic Mickey waffles and pancakes, a salad bar, my favorite, the pork pozole and more!
One item will point out is the PB&J pizza. Yes, that’s right, I said peanut butter and jelly pizza! Goofy’s Kitchen is known for their PB&J pizza, this is our co-founder Ashlee’s favorite item, and she HIGHLY recommends it! Like I said, there is something for everyone of all ages, plus there’s a soft serve ice cream machine too! Who doesn’t like ice cream for breakfast??
2. Character Greetings!
From the moment you check in you have the opportunity to meet the chef himself, Goofy, and get a picture of course! There is a Disney photographer that will take pictures of you and your party.
While you are eating, they will bring around prints of the pictures you took with Goofy, and you’ll be able to purchase them! However, if you’re not interested that’s okay, you can have the photographer take pictures with your phone or camera too!
Once you’re seated, you’re free to grab your food and enjoy your meal because the characters will be coming to YOU! Make sure you have your cameras and autograph books ready! It’s okay if you happen to be getting food when they come by because they’ll make sure to swing by your table when you’re back! So who can you meet?? During breakfast, there’s Minnie, Chip, Dale, and my absolute favorite, Pluto! I have never been for dinner, but I do know you can meet Mickey! As a disclaimer, any character’s availability is subject to change, so that’s something to keep in mind in case your favorite character happens to not be present during your dining experience.
What I love about the character greetings at Goofy’s Kitchen is you get to meet most of the Fab 5 characters. Instead of Donald and Daisy, you meet Chip and Dale, but no other character dining has these same characters! Yes, other character dining experiences may have more “rare” characters, I’m nostalgic and like the originals! Plus, as I said before, Pluto is my favorite character, so I absolutely love the interactions I have with him while dining here!
3. Magical Memories!
I’ve had some of the most memorable Pluto interactions at Goofy’s Kitchen, which is one of the reasons why I keep coming back! I’ve also made some wonderful memories with family and friends at Goofy’s Kitchen. It doesn’t matter what age you are, when you’re at Disney, you can be a kid too! Goofy’s Kitchen is a great place to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries too!
I love going for birthdays because you get a special, super cute, cupcake and a birthday song sung by the cast members! Even if you’re not celebrating anything, you still get to walk away with a Goofy’s Kitchen button!
Some other parts of Goofy’s Kitchen that make it memorable are the atmosphere and the napkin dance the characters do approximately every 30 minutes! Goofy’s Kitchen has such a fun and magical environment it’s hard to NOT have fun! I really hope you get the chance to dine at Goofy’s Kitchen for breakfast or dinner! I’d love to hear about your experience! Here are some tips to keep in mind if you’re planning to visit!
- Because Goofy’s Kitchen is a table service restaurant, you can make a reservation 60 days in advance online or through the Disneyland app. I would highly recommend doing so to guarantee your dining experience!
- Annual Passholders, don’t forget you can get a discount when you eat here! Every penny counts so don’t forget to show your pass when you check in!
- For full details on Goofy’s Kitchen, pricing, and to make an online reservation, visit the Disney website here.