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Princess dining is returning to Disneyland!
Starting in March 2019, Disneyland is introducing the “Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures” at Napa Rose restaurant at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa.
The experience includes a three-course breakfast, as well as “personal interaction, photo opportunities, a fun takeaway bag, and themed activities” according to the Disneyland website.
It also comes with a premium price tag: $125 per person, for both adults and kids over the age of 3. This is much higher than any other Disneyland character meal and even higher than the Princess dining experience at Cinderella’s Royal Table at Magic Kingdom.
But for a meal at Napa Rose which includes alcohol (and it sounds like at least one glass of champagne is included for adults), the price seems standard to me. Add on character interactions, story telling for the kids, and a souvenir to take home, and suddenly this seems like a fairly-priced experience.
Napa Rose Restaurant; Photo copyright Disney
The breakfast debuts on March 30, so we won’t really know until then what all is involved. But the Disney Parks Blog elaborates on the activities:
The occasion takes place in the elegant surroundings of Napa Rose restaurant, where guests are welcomed into a charming new storytelling environment and served sparkling beverages, including champagne for adults. During the sumptuous breakfast event, Disney Princesses such as Belle, Tiana, Ariel, Jasmine and others arrive to greet and make memories with families.
The morning adventure continues on the patio, inspiring a whole new world of possibilities, where girls and boys let their imaginations soar as they delight in storytelling inspired by confident, kind and courageous Disney Princesses who dream big and celebrate who they are.
Princesses will share the moments they felt empowered to be their true selves. Mulan may encourage children to strike a pose to discover their own inner warrior, while Rapunzel may share how she felt when she found the courage to explore the world outside her tower, showing little ones how to spin joyfully and shout, “Best day ever!” Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures will encourage youngsters to discover their own strengths and talents, and start each morning with a “can-do” attitude to never stop believing that anything is possible.
The morning concludes with a fond farewell photo opportunity and special treasures to remember this inspirational day.
It really does sound like a very unique experience for families!
An amazing meal at Napa Rose
And the food sounds delicious and plentiful … I’m seeing a lot of complaints about this not being “breakfast” food, but who cares? If a meal is good, I’ll eat it at any time of day. But if the dishes don’t appeal to you for breakfast, consider making a reservation around 11am and treat it like brunch. Suddenly $125 doesn’t seem so bad if you’re getting two meals out of it.
Here is the breakfast fare listed on the Disneyland website:
Begin your experience with options for both kids and adults that include a Sunrise Citrus and Vanilla Bun with Raspberry Glaze, Assorted Fruit Slices and Berries and an Egg Custard Served in its Shell with Parmesan Crisp and Ketchup Caviar.
Hot Offerings for Kids
Young princesses and princes will enjoy a selection of items like House Made Mac & Cheese, Mini Chicken & Princess Waffles and Beef Sliders.
Hot Offerings for Adults
Menu items for our adult Guests include Shepherd’s Pie, Slow Braised Short Ribs and Pork Belly.
On the Side
An array of side dishes like Roasted Seasonal Root Vegetables & Heirloom Potatoes, Artisan Breakfast Sausage, Bangers and more, are also available.
Desserts Family Style
Satisfy your sweet tooth with Chocolate Princess Cake Pops, White Chocolate Slipper with Strawberry Ganache, Petite Fruit Tarts and more!
It sounds like you get a LOT of food, and it’s Napa Rose so you know the food will be good. My only wish is that the Chicken and Princess Waffles were on the adult menu (although I suspect the Cast Members would serve the kids menu to adults, if requested).
As for kids being the same price as adults, I think the value comes from the princess interaction the kids will receive. It sounds like kids really get the bulk of the magic here, and adults get champagne. So it probably evens out.
Obviously like everything at Disneyland, you will have to decide if this experience is worth the price to you. Or if you’ll stick with the other character breakfasts, or waiting in line at Fantasy Faire. There’s no right or wrong here, it’s simply a matter of how you want to spend your money and time.
To make reservations, click here. The dining experience does not appear on the app as of today.
I have made my reservation for opening day and can’t wait to experience the Disney Princess Breakfast Adventure and share it with you! I’ll likely share live Instagram Stories so be sure you’re following me there – @fairytalemindy.