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  • On Jan 17, 2018
    Karyn from MI Asked

    Hi J ~ Can you please share with me your wisdom on the Disneyland Dining Voucher system. I have friends going but all of the material I've read says that the vouchers include a Character Dining and these friends don't want character dining.

    Hi, Karyn!

    Thanks for visiting with this question. I’m a self-proclaimed Disney foodie, so meal planning is one of my favorite parts of preparing for a magical vacation! The pre-paid meal and snack vouchers you mentioned are redeemable at cafes, snack spots and restaurants throughout the Disneyland Resort. Yes, all dining plans (made up of various combinations of dining vouchers, meal certificates and snack vouchers) available at the Disneyland Resort do include a Character Dining voucher. These plans don’t necessarily offer significant savings and can actually cost more than buying a meal or snack outright because change isn’t given when the price of items ordered is less than what the voucher is worth. However, many Guests enjoy using this system for advance budgeting and convenience. 

    If your friends do decide to purchase meal vouchers, I have a couple recommendations that may alleviate their hesitation about Character Dining experiences. “Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park” at Plaza Inn in Disneyland Park would be a good choice if they’d like to enjoy a quick and hearty all-you-care-to-enjoy buffet of breakfast classics, including Mickey waffles! It’s possible to secure a reservation there prior to the park’s official opening time, which is a perk of enjoying this Character Breakfast. Also, while Goofy's Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel offers only Character Dining, it serves up a large and varied selection of food for breakfast or dinner and is one of my favorite buffets on property. I hope this helps, Karyn, and that you enjoy a pixie-dusted Disneyland Resort visit in the near future!

    Wishing you magic,
    Courtney
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Meet the Panelist: Courtney, California

I'm a lifelong Californian who's been making magical memories at the Happiest Place on Earth since I was a little girl! Now that I'm the mom of a spirited son and daughter, I love seeing the Disneyland Resort through their young eyes. Our family is perpetually planning our next Disney Parks adventure, and I'm excited to help make your dream vacation a pixie-dusted reality too! Learn More About Courtney

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