One thing I love about Disneyland character meals is that they always have such a variety of characters present! In WDW, you often have a set cast of characters who are all associated with one another in some way — the fab five, the 100 Acre Wood characters, princesses, etc… . But in Disneyland, many of the character meals are haphazard in a fantastic way! Captain Hook is hob-nobbing with the Fairy Godmother; Minnie’s hanging out with Rabbit; Baloo is leading a dance party with Aladdin — it’s so much fun!
Also, because Disneyland table-service restaurants aren’t quite as packed as Disney World’s (you can get a reservation for most of them a week ahead of time) you can often spend a good amount of time with the characters themselves!
For example, at a recent visit to the Minnie and Friends Breakfast at the Plaza Inn in Disneyland, Tigger and I had plenty of time to get to hang out and goof off!
First, I got to watch him dance with a new friend…
Then he showed off his guns…
…which tired him out, so he needed to lounge around a bit to sign autographs.
But pretty soon he was back in action, showing off his restaurant!
Thanks to Tigger — and to Minnie’s Breakfast friends at the Plaza Inn — for such a great photo shoot! Don’t worry — the full review of the character breakfast is still to come!