Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disneyland > Disneyland (California)
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-17-2012, 05:51 PM   #31
ballarinamom
DIS Veteran
 
ballarinamom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,365

Can anyone post the times for Minnie and Friends for breakfast?
__________________
My family-

Me (44 yikes!) , DH (46) , DD (11)
ballarinamom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 05:51 PM   #32
DizNee Luver
Luver of all things Disney!
 
DizNee Luver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philomath, Oregon
Posts: 9,399

Quote:
Originally Posted by ballarinamom View Post
Can anyone post the times for Minnie and Friends for breakfast?
I've been trying to locate it, but hoping someone has been recently to know the correct info!!
__________________
Road Trip 2014HEREClub 33HEREWDW TRHEREOct PTRHERE 2013 Divas #3HERE2012 Holiday Trip HERE
WDW Dec 12 PTR~Cancelled: HERE 2011 Holiday Trip: HEREDivas, Take 2~2012: HEREDiva's TR~2011: HERE
10 of Us Summer Trip~2010: HERE 25th Anniv.TR~2009: HERE

DLR: 1967, 1972, 1984, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2011, 2012, 2012, 2013, 2013, 2014 WDW: 2013


DizNee Luver is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 07-17-2012, 06:04 PM   #33
ballarinamom
DIS Veteran
 
ballarinamom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 2,365

Thanks so much!!! Love the thread!
__________________
My family-

Me (44 yikes!) , DH (46) , DD (11)
ballarinamom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 06:09 PM   #34
DizNee Luver
Luver of all things Disney!
 
DizNee Luver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philomath, Oregon
Posts: 9,399

Quote:
Originally Posted by ballarinamom View Post
Thanks so much!!! Love the thread!
My best guess is 7am to around 11 or 11:30am. I know somebody here must know for sure!!
__________________
Road Trip 2014HEREClub 33HEREWDW TRHEREOct PTRHERE 2013 Divas #3HERE2012 Holiday Trip HERE
WDW Dec 12 PTR~Cancelled: HERE 2011 Holiday Trip: HEREDivas, Take 2~2012: HEREDiva's TR~2011: HERE
10 of Us Summer Trip~2010: HERE 25th Anniv.TR~2009: HERE

DLR: 1967, 1972, 1984, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2011, 2012, 2012, 2013, 2013, 2014 WDW: 2013


DizNee Luver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 06:22 PM   #35
Jkpark
DIS Veteran
 
Jkpark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 607

Goofy's Kitchen review. By way of background, we have done Minnie's, Surf's Up, Storyteller's and lunch at Ariel's. It has been 3 years since we had eaten at Goofy's Kitchen and my girls are really into the Jungle Book - so I booked this in hopes of seeing Baloo. I called about times and because it is "brunch" you could eat later. I thought this was great so we could hit the parks in the morning and then come back. We had a noon reservation (I think they said they took reservations until 1 or 2).

We arrived 5 minutes before noon but were in a long check in line (20 minutes) and after pics with Goofy had about another 10 minutes before we were seated. Goofy, Pluto, Chip, Dale, Mulan, Cinderella and Baloo were all there. Mulan spent a lot of times with the girls but they saw Baloo in the other section so they weren't very interested in Mulan. They chatted up Baloo and he was great. Other than that I was very disappointed in the interaction and the food. We were there over an hour and there was no "show" as others have mentioned (and I recall from prior visits). The characters and servers made us feel like we were keeping them from something. Cinderella actually came to our table and said she had to leave but at least wanted to say hi, grabbed their books and signed them, took a quick photo and was gone. I did see her later at other tables - maybe a potty break? The food also seemed like they weren't used to serving people past noon. Most foods had hardened from sitting under the heat lamps for so long. The kids' mac-n-cheese was still very yummy and the ice cream with all those toppings was excellent. It was seriously the strangest character breakfast I have experienced. It may have been the time of day, or just the day in general, but I won't be going back there anytime soon, and it scared me from making later reservations at character buffets. As previously stated, you are paying more for the characters than the food, and I left disappointed.
__________________

WDW: Dec '85 (offsite), May '01 (offsite), Nov '02 (POFQ/Swan), Jan '07 (POP), Oct '08 (offsite), May '11 (SSR), Sept '12 (offsite/BLT)
March 2012 Aulani
Plus lots of trips to Disneyland
Jkpark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 06:25 PM   #36
isisisme
Pomme Frites and Mint Julip? yes please!!
 
isisisme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: NorCal
Posts: 364

I just want to add that you can email for your Priority Seating at dine@disneyland.com

Email them the restaurant, date, time preference, and number in your party.

I have done this while in the park for the next day. It was great since we did not know if we wanted to eat certain places.
isisisme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 06:29 PM   #37
kswm30b
DIS Veteran
 
kswm30b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NJ
Posts: 988

So excited for this thread! As you can tell from my signature, meeting characters is my fav thing to do at Disney. I'm going to Disneyland for the first time ever in December, and I'm trying to decide which character meals to do. The hardest part is that most are breakfast only (not planning on doing Ariel's), and there are days I want to get to DCA at rope drop for Carsland...but I only have so many days during the trip! I'm sure I'll be back later with questions, so thanks again for the thread!
__________________


My Disney scrapbook albums: 2007 / 2003-2007 day trips / digital (14 trips, 2007-2012 layouts)

Pics of all the Characters I've met at Disney: I Love Characters!
kswm30b is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 06:30 PM   #38
DizNee Luver
Luver of all things Disney!
 
DizNee Luver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philomath, Oregon
Posts: 9,399

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jkpark View Post
Goofy's Kitchen review. By way of background, we have done Minnie's, Surf's Up, Storyteller's and lunch at Ariel's. It has been 3 years since we had eaten at Goofy's Kitchen and my girls are really into the Jungle Book - so I booked this in hopes of seeing Baloo. I called about times and because it is "brunch" you could eat later. I thought this was great so we could hit the parks in the morning and then come back. We had a noon reservation (I think they said they took reservations until 1 or 2).

We arrived 5 minutes before noon but were in a long check in line (20 minutes) and after pics with Goofy had about another 10 minutes before we were seated. Goofy, Pluto, Chip, Dale, Mulan, Cinderella and Baloo were all there. Mulan spent a lot of times with the girls but they saw Baloo in the other section so they weren't very interested in Mulan. They chatted up Baloo and he was great. Other than that I was very disappointed in the interaction and the food. We were there over an hour and there was no "show" as others have mentioned (and I recall from prior visits). The characters and servers made us feel like we were keeping them from something. Cinderella actually came to our table and said she had to leave but at least wanted to say hi, grabbed their books and signed them, took a quick photo and was gone. I did see her later at other tables - maybe a potty break? The food also seemed like they weren't used to serving people past noon. Most foods had hardened from sitting under the heat lamps for so long. The kids' mac-n-cheese was still very yummy and the ice cream with all those toppings was excellent. It was seriously the strangest character breakfast I have experienced. It may have been the time of day, or just the day in general, but I won't be going back there anytime soon, and it scared me from making later reservations at character buffets. As previously stated, you are paying more for the characters than the food, and I left disappointed.
Thank you for sharing. Our last time (as a family) we experienced the same sort of thing. The character interaction was not good (and usually it was). We had to almost tackle Goofy & Dale to get them to stop long enough for a picture.....even Baloo was quick to come and go.

I really advise people to to avoid almost empty containers of food at buffets & inquire with the cooks, if there is a new one coming out soon. You know it's been there a while & I'd prefer to get hot food pretty close to the time it comes out on the buffet lines. You don't always have a choice....but if it isn't looking "right" or it's the last one or two (or last cup or two)....I tend to avoid it & ask if more is coming out. I've never had a problem with illness at Disney, but why chance it!! Usually, they're very careful with things like that....so some times you just end up on an "OFF" day. The food usually is pretty good here.

My last trip to Goofy's was totally opposite, we had plenty of character interaction...in fact, I found it hard to eat my breakfast!! lol
__________________
Road Trip 2014HEREClub 33HEREWDW TRHEREOct PTRHERE 2013 Divas #3HERE2012 Holiday Trip HERE
WDW Dec 12 PTR~Cancelled: HERE 2011 Holiday Trip: HEREDivas, Take 2~2012: HEREDiva's TR~2011: HERE
10 of Us Summer Trip~2010: HERE 25th Anniv.TR~2009: HERE

DLR: 1967, 1972, 1984, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2011, 2012, 2012, 2013, 2013, 2014 WDW: 2013


DizNee Luver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 06:36 PM   #39
DizNee Luver
Luver of all things Disney!
 
DizNee Luver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philomath, Oregon
Posts: 9,399

Quote:
Originally Posted by isisisme View Post
I just want to add that you can email for your Priority Seating at dine@disneyland.com

Email them the restaurant, date, time preference, and number in your party.

I have done this while in the park for the next day. It was great since we did not know if we wanted to eat certain places.
Thank you for this info, I will add it to the front page!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by kswm30b View Post
So excited for this thread! As you can tell from my signature, meeting characters is my fav thing to do at Disney. I'm going to Disneyland for the first time ever in December, and I'm trying to decide which character meals to do. The hardest part is that most are breakfast only (not planning on doing Ariel's), and there are days I want to get to DCA at rope drop for Carsland...but I only have so many days during the trip! I'm sure I'll be back later with questions, so thanks again for the thread!
We'll be here to help!! Yes, most of these meals are breakfast....but you could hit Goofy's closer to lunch time so you can get those first few hours in the parks. Goofy's also offers a dinner option.

We've gone & done Magic Mornings and then headed off to a character meal mid-morning. We found hitting Minnie & Friends around 9:30am is a great time. This was when we had 11 characters at our table.......you had the characters leaving and new characters coming on to finish the breakfast. We still were able to take advantage of the early entry to do most of Fantasyland and get fastpasses before stopping for breakfast.
__________________
Road Trip 2014HEREClub 33HEREWDW TRHEREOct PTRHERE 2013 Divas #3HERE2012 Holiday Trip HERE
WDW Dec 12 PTR~Cancelled: HERE 2011 Holiday Trip: HEREDivas, Take 2~2012: HEREDiva's TR~2011: HERE
10 of Us Summer Trip~2010: HERE 25th Anniv.TR~2009: HERE

DLR: 1967, 1972, 1984, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2011, 2012, 2012, 2013, 2013, 2014 WDW: 2013


DizNee Luver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 06:53 PM   #40
PinkBudgie
Expert Disneyland Snowball Maker
I've been wearing my LGMH for several years now
 
PinkBudgie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: N.California
Posts: 6,701

Thank you so much for doing this! We are going to our first character meal soon at Goofy's at 7:30am on a Sat, a non park day and the day we leave. Even though I would have liked to have one day to sleep in, it seems like 7:30am was a good choice based on what others have said. The food should be fresh and new. It is just DH and I and no kids with us so I will be able to write a little review when we get back on how it was for adults. A few quick pictures with the characters would be nice, but we don't need to spend a long time with them. It should be interesting though!
__________________
PinkBudgie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 06:58 PM   #41
DizNee Luver
Luver of all things Disney!
 
DizNee Luver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philomath, Oregon
Posts: 9,399

Quote:
Originally Posted by PinkBudgie View Post
Thank you so much for doing this! We are going to our first character meal soon at Goofy's at 7:30am on a Sat, a non park day and the day we leave. Even though I would have liked to have one day to sleep in, it seems like 7:30am was a good choice based on what others have said. The food should be fresh and new. It is just DH and I and no kids with us so I will be able to write a little review when we get back on how it was for adults. A few quick pictures with the characters would be nice, but we don't need to spend a long time with them. It should be interesting though!
Going with no kids is definitely different than with kids. I got the opportunity to go to Goofy's Kitchen with Sherry and a couple more Dis ladies. It was fun getting to play with the characters (like my kids usually do). If you look excited to see them, they'll definitely stop to greet & do pics with you. If you look down or dis-interested, they may pass you by. So be excited!!!! Have a fun breakfast & we'll look forward to your review!
__________________
Road Trip 2014HEREClub 33HEREWDW TRHEREOct PTRHERE 2013 Divas #3HERE2012 Holiday Trip HERE
WDW Dec 12 PTR~Cancelled: HERE 2011 Holiday Trip: HEREDivas, Take 2~2012: HEREDiva's TR~2011: HERE
10 of Us Summer Trip~2010: HERE 25th Anniv.TR~2009: HERE

DLR: 1967, 1972, 1984, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2011, 2012, 2012, 2013, 2013, 2014 WDW: 2013


DizNee Luver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 07:05 PM   #42
teachU2
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Central Cal
Posts: 66

Quote:
Originally Posted by isisisme View Post
I just want to add that you can email for your Priority Seating at dine@disneyland.com

Email them the restaurant, date, time preference, and number in your party.

I have done this while in the park for the next day. It was great since we did not know if we wanted to eat certain places.
Email was super easy to use and I received a response very quickly. When I emailed I asked for the first reservation for Minnie's and it was 7:10. I know someone asked about the times earlier. Not sure about the ending time though.
I should also add that this was last week (July). I'm sure the times change with the seasons/opening park hours.
teachU2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 07:06 PM   #43
DizNee Luver
Luver of all things Disney!
 
DizNee Luver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philomath, Oregon
Posts: 9,399

Quote:
Originally Posted by teachU2 View Post
Email is super easy to use and I received a response very quickly. When I emailed I asked for the first reservation for Minnie's and it was 7:10. I know someone asked about the times earlier. Not sure about the ending time though.
Thank You for sharing that!! I'm glad it was easy to use the email system!!!
__________________
Road Trip 2014HEREClub 33HEREWDW TRHEREOct PTRHERE 2013 Divas #3HERE2012 Holiday Trip HERE
WDW Dec 12 PTR~Cancelled: HERE 2011 Holiday Trip: HEREDivas, Take 2~2012: HEREDiva's TR~2011: HERE
10 of Us Summer Trip~2010: HERE 25th Anniv.TR~2009: HERE

DLR: 1967, 1972, 1984, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2011, 2012, 2012, 2013, 2013, 2014 WDW: 2013


DizNee Luver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 07:42 PM   #44
readytogotodisney
DIS Veteran
 
readytogotodisney's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Indiana
Posts: 918

GREAT thread!! As a first timer to DL, I have been trying to find a "one stop shop" for all the character meals in one place. This has been so much help in figuring out our plans!
__________________
Me 33 , DH 33 , and DS 4 and baby girl Natalie My Photobucket with Disney Name Fills
Trips: DW '82,'86,'87,'89 Off site, '91 CR, '92 WL, '94-'99 OKW, '02 OKW, '05 off site '06 BWI, '07 OKW, '09 BWV, '11 BLT,'12 BCV '13BLT/BWV
'13AKL/POFQ GFV '14 ASMusic '14, AoA/WLV '14 US/IOA and BWV/BLT '15
DL - 10/12 DCL - 4/13 ~ Dream 11/14 ~Dream
readytogotodisney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 07:59 PM   #45
DizNee Luver
Luver of all things Disney!
 
DizNee Luver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Philomath, Oregon
Posts: 9,399

Quote:
Originally Posted by readytogotodisney View Post
GREAT thread!! As a first timer to DL, I have been trying to find a "one stop shop" for all the character meals in one place. This has been so much help in figuring out our plans!
I'm glad you were able to get the needed information. If you come up with some questions, please don't hesitate to ask!!
__________________
Road Trip 2014HEREClub 33HEREWDW TRHEREOct PTRHERE 2013 Divas #3HERE2012 Holiday Trip HERE
WDW Dec 12 PTR~Cancelled: HERE 2011 Holiday Trip: HEREDivas, Take 2~2012: HEREDiva's TR~2011: HERE
10 of Us Summer Trip~2010: HERE 25th Anniv.TR~2009: HERE

DLR: 1967, 1972, 1984, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2011, 2012, 2012, 2013, 2013, 2014 WDW: 2013


DizNee Luver is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: