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Ariel's Grotto

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1313 Disneyland Drive, Paradise Pier, Anaheim, CA 92802
(714) 781-4565
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Long Neck, Delaware, United States
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205 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We decided to eat at Ariel's Grotto because it was a restaurant in the California Adventure Theme Park where you could sit down and be served. I must say I was captivated the first minute I walked in and we were introduced to Ariel herself! A photo was taken and was available for purchase later. My husband and I both... More 

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Woodbridge, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Hosted our granddaughter and her parents for her first visit to Disneyland and California Adventure. Included the Princess character breakfast at Ariel's Grotto. Wonderful reception line and photos with Ariel (available for purchase and photographer will use your own, too). Terrific, friendly service. Good breakfast/brunch foods, including fruit and pastries. Sung entertainment from a "herald" who introduces 5 princesses who... More 

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Los Angeles
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited as part of the World of Color dining package. It was a fixed menu. I opted for the salad, lobster tail, with bbq tri-tip, and of course the yummy dessert plate. Both my wife and I both selected that same main dish. She opted for the tomato soup for her starter. I have to say that the food... More 

1 Thank thematrix
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I am not sure what I was thinking when booking this place. The food was good but way too expensive and there were no prices on menu before going in. I wasn't expecting cheap though, of course, it IS Disney. :-) My kids are older (8 and 10) and not so much into princesses anymore either. So I am sure... More 

Thank Loida G
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place made up for the terrible experience we had at the Blue Bayou two days prior! Our waiter was helpful and informative. He was very understanding of my food allergy and recommended a stellar dish! We were seated on the patio looking over the water, and it was beautiful! The World of Color seating tickets was just a bonus... More 

Thank Randi W
San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Pay Attention!!! I don't ever remember seeing any prices on the menu or anywhere else until the bill came. WHOA!! You will be paying about 30+ per person. HOWEVER!!! My daughters got to meet Ariel, Cinderella, Belle, Tiana, Rapunzel, Snow White, and I believe 1 or 2 more princesses!! They come up o the tables and talk with the kids... More 

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Wa stste
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A little unorganized at first, you may check in 15 min early and get a buzzer to tell you when you may enter. Then you line up on the stairs and get your photo with Ariel. This was a not slow and kids playing on the stairs puts you a bit on edge, but no worries it moves quickly. Once... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time. Place is clean, cast members are friendly and helpful. Food was delicious and presentation was eye appealing

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Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here, and my daughter, who is 5.5, was mesmerized. The princesses come to each and every table to pose for pictures and speak to the kids. Its very nice, and the food was very good. Excellent experience.

Thank Mandy G
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, we wanted good seats for the World Of Color show. One way of getting them is to dine here. It's a set 3 course menu. $45 for adults, $30 for kids. WAY to much money for the kids options but it is to be expected at Disney. Food options for adults were good, you got to pick a soup/salad,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1313 Disneyland Drive, Paradise Pier, Anaheim, CA 92802
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Anaheim>  > Disneyland
  • Neighborhood: Disneyland
  • Phone Number: (714) 781-4565
  • This restaurant is at Disneyland (requires admission)

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?