Buffet Dining Has Returned to THIS Disney Restaurant!

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If there is one thing that Guests visiting Disney Parks look forward to, it is all of the food options available. There is something for everyone, even the pickiest of eaters, at Disneyland. One of the most popular dining experiences is character buffet dining — which, unfortunately, had been suspended since the theme parks reopened in April. However, character dining at one spot has returned, along with the buffet!

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Storytellers Café at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa has brought back its very popular character dining breakfast option, Mickey’s Tales of Adventure. What is even more exciting is that the breakfast is buffet style — which is different from Walt Disney World’s modified character dining that currently offers family-style meals brought to Guests’ tables.

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The Disneyland Resort website has the Storytellers Café breakfast buffet menu listed, as well as the dinner menu. The brunch menu is also available, but it should be noted that brunch is only offered at Storytellers Café on weekends and some holidays.

Storytellers Menu
Credit: Screenshot via Disneyland Website
Storytellers Cafe Menu
Credit: Screenshot via Disneyland Website

Instagram user Wonders of Magic shared a fun video of Disney characters dancing, just as excited to return to Storytellers Café as the Guests were!

This morning’s breakfast dance by Mickey and his friends Here at storytellers café! 🕺

Storytellers café officially opens its buffet and character dining during breakfast and brunch. Located inside the Disney Grand California Hotel, walk ins are not available at this time. Reservations are required via the Disneyland app

For those who have not yet experienced Mickey’s Tales of Adventure, it is a breakfast and brunch offering for kids of all ages. Here is the official description from Disney:

Join Mickey as he welcomes Guests to an immersive culinary adventure with some of his closest friends! Discover the fun and wonder of his latest escapades while enjoying a bountiful breakfast prepared especially for you. Some of our delectable selections include made-to-order omelets, Mickey-shaped waffles, baked goods and fresh fruit. Start your day in the most scrumptious way—and bring a camera to capture the memories forever!

mickey waffles
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Dinner is also being served at Storytellers Café; however, dinner service is not a character dining experience.

The return of character dining is just one more step Disneyland Resort is taking in a slow return to normalcy. Character dining at The Plaza Inn in Disneyland Park — which is called Minnie & Friends Breakfast — will also make its return on August 12. Note that character dining is still currently modified. Characters will not hug Guests or sign autographs. Instead, they will greet Guests from a safe distance and meander through the restaurant to say hello to everyone as they dine.

Storytellers Cafe
Photo from 2019. Credit: ITM Rebekah B.

Other Disneyland character dining experiences, such as Goofy’s Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel and the Princess Breakfast Adventures at Napa Rose — also at the Grand Californian — remain unavailable at this time.

What is your favorite Disneyland Resort character dining experience? Let us know in the comments!

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