The Princesses are BACK in Character Dining at the Disneyland Resort, but only at Napa Rose in the Grand Californian Hotel. Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures will officially open on Saturday March 30, but we were invited to check out the media preview with some of our best friends.
- Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures (make reservations online 60 days in advance)
- Thursday through Mondays, 8-12pm at Napa Rose (Grand California Hotel)
- Price: $125 ages 3 and up (no AP discounts apply)
- Includes 3 course gourmet meal, individualized Princess time with 8 princesses, gifts to take home ($60 value for kids’ gifts), digital photopass photo, 5 hours of validated parking
The Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures starts as soon as you walk into the Napa Rose. When you check in, the kids in the group (ages 3-9) get their very own Disney autograph book and pen. The waiting area is filled with live music from a guitarist and you can play Tangled Tic Tac Toe while you wait for your table to be ready.
Drinks and Appetizers
Drinks are include in the price of the meal (even alcoholic cocktails!). Each drink was thoughtfully created with a Princess in mind. They also have a mocktail menu for guests of all ages. We tried the “Finding My Way Home” which is lime juice, honey, tangerine juice, and apple cider and “The Colors of the Wind” which is lemon juice, orange juice, passionfruit juice, pineapple juice, and apple cider substituted for ginger beer. You can add a complementary glow cube to any drink which is a fun souvenir to take home!
The bread basket had cinnamon pastries, scones, and a lemon pull apart bread which was served along side lemon curd. The lemon pull apart bread was one of my favorite things from the entire meal!
These plated small bites were curated with a special Princess in mind. Included were Abu’s Creme Bruleed Banana in a crepe roll, Rapunzel’s ham sandwich with cream cheese, Aladdin’s Magic Carpet Chia Seed Parfait, Ariel’s Lobster Roll, and Tiana’s Beignets (which was the kids’ favorite!).
A warm breakfast and savory lunch buffet was the second course. There were the typical breakfast fare like eggs, bacon and sausage, but no Disney breakfast would be complete without Mickey Waffles! These were extra special because they were served alongside chicken. On the other side of the buffet were braised short ribs, individual portions of mac n cheese, bbq burger sliders, and tomato and asparagus. BBQ seasoned fries were brought to your table. Fresh fruit was also available on cute sword skewers.
My favorite: desserts! Like the first course, these were plated and served at the table. The top layer was Pocahontas’ Peanut Butter Mousse with a crunchy cookie base. On the bottom was Mulan’s Firecracker sorbet with cotton candy and exploding candies, Ariel’s seashell macaron, Belle’s flower bouquet tart, and assorted Princess themed chocolate cake pops. We were all so full from all the other courses that we ended up taking most of the desserts home to enjoy later in the day!
You can meet 8 princesses during the breakfast adventure! When we first arrived, Rapunzel was in the reception area meeting guests and taking photos. During our meal, Belle, Jasmine, Aurora, and Tiana walked to each table to spend some time with each guest.
After the dessert portion, we were escorted outside to have a special adventure with two princesses. We got to read a story with Belle and do Warrior Training with Mulan. We just missed Pocahontas, but our friends learned how to row a canoe with her. At the end of the breakfast, we met Ariel on the way out. Photopass takes your picture with the princess in the last room which is free to download online.
In addition to the autograph book and pen, the kids also got to take home a crystal crown necklace and an adventure backpack. The boys were offered foam swords and shields instead of the necklace. Adults were given a beautiful chocolate set. It was the perfect way to remember such a special day!
Is it worth it?
This is definitely the priciest Character Dining option, but it also features the finest restaurant and most deluxe experience! We were treated like literal royalty from the moment we stepped in the door. From the namecards, to the placing of napkins on the lap, and our amazing Adventure Guides leading us through activities throughout the entire meal, you definitely get what you pay for. I definitely would recommend this especially if your child is a foodie and likes to try new and interesting foods. You also get to meet 8 princesses, some which are super rare to meet in the parks, so its a great time saver. The kid’s gifts alone are valued at around $60 which makes the cost of this experience worth it.
Is it just for kids?
Absolutely not! Especially since the food is so gourmet, I would definitely say that this is also targeted to adults. You are never too old to want to be treated like royalty and dine amongst princesses, so might as well do it at the best restaurant at the Disneyland Resort!
Reservations can be made 60 days in advance either by calling (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463. You can also make reservations online or through the Disneyland app. Keep in mind that this dining experience happens outside Disneyland at the Grand Californian Hotel, so you do not need a ticket to the parks in order to enjoy it. This would be a great last day activity to combat those Disney Blues.
To see more of our adventures at Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures, view our instagram stories highlights here.