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“Not the character dining we were expecting” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Plaza Inn

Plaza Inn
1313 S Harbor Blvd, inside Disneyland, Anaheim, CA (Disneyland)
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Ranked #14 of 726 Restaurants in Anaheim
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Disneyland
Red Deer, Canada
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Not the character dining we were expecting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I will start this review from the beginning. We made a reservation for 16 people weeks in advance. When we got there they told us we needed to wait for a table to be prepared. The restaurant was not busy. We had to put our own tables together as the person working there didn't seem to be able to figure it out on her own. We ate our entire breakfast before one character came to our table. It was only after we complained that we did see a few. The food was okay... not great. We have done several character dining in disney world and this was way below the standard we are used to!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Spring, Texas
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great Character Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This was my first character dining experience. There was a Disney Photopass photographer to take a picture of your party at the door. If you bought the Photopass, they give you an 8x10 picture and a few 4x6s included with your meal. Breakfast is buffet style - several pastries, pancakes, waffles and a create your own omelet station where a cast member will cook your omelet for you! Characters come to visit you at your table, and the variety of characters was great! They vary, but at my breakfast there were several of the classics (Minnie Mouse of course, Chip and Dale, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger too!) as well as some of the more rare characters (Captain Hook, Max Goof and the Fairy Godmother!). Great dining experience for a reasonable price. I'd definitely go again!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Made reservations the morning we went”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We did 3 character meals on our vacation to Disneyland. This was the worst of the 3. But it was still good and had lots of characters. It was completely buffet including drinks. So no servers. Also had the smallest selection of food.
The characters were
Minnie
Pluto
Eeyore
Tigger
Captain Hook
Winnie the Poo
Chip
Dale
Mouse from Cinderella
Fairy Godmother

The fairy godmother took my son to get syrup for his waffle because he had none.
It was fun and hope to return some time
I made reservations at 6:30 am for 8:40 through my phone on the disney web site

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Salem, OR
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“The Characters Make The Meals”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My family did all five character meals (two premium and three regular). Food wise Plaza Inn, PCH Grill and Storyteller’s Café all have the same food. The only real difference is what characters may be there any given day.

The food was okay, but the characters are what made the meal. Do your research and pick which characters you want to see unless you plan to do all of the character meals. Plan on spending an hour to an hour and a half at each meal to meet all of the characters.


For Plaza Inn we saw:

Chip or Dale (sorry I can’t tell them apart)
Captain Hook
Winnie The Pooh
Eeyore
The Fairy Godmother from Cinderella
Minnie Mouse
and Tigger

  • Visited June 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed the Fried Chicken”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Definitely no complaints about our meals, but as everyone knows buying a meal for a family is very expensive in Disneyland. The Plaza Inn is no exception. At least everyone ate their all of their food happily so nothing was wasted. I would eat here again.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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