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11/20/2013 1:55 PM
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Hello everyone,



This week's restaurant review is of Chip 'n' Dale Critter Breakfast at Storyteller's Cafe, at the Disneyland Resort in California.



The restaurant is located inside Disney's Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, and can be accessed either via the hotel main entrance, the private entrance from Disney California Adventure, or by the entrance from Downtown Disney.



The Chip 'n' Dale Critter Breakfast is one of our favourite character dining experiences at any resort, and is a must-do on any trip to California, for us.

The food is served buffet style, but there are menu options available, if you wish. The buffet though has an excellent variety, and includes fruit, waffles, hot food (sausages, eggs etc), and made-to-order omelettes. It should be noted that the Mickey waffles are not on the buffet, but can be ordered through your server at no extra cost.

The food is always fresh and the hot food is always hot, which may sound like a strange thing to say, but you'd be surprised at how many buffets I've eaten at where the food is left to go cold.



Disneyland July 2012 - Chip 'n Dale Critter Breakfast at Storyteller's Cafe




Disneyland June 2011 - Chip 'n Dale Critter Breakfast




The setting and theme of the restaurant is really quite nice. There are two large dining areas, separated by the buffet in the centre.

The restaurant is designed to depict the great tales told by wise folk, and represents their stories and journeys. The restaurant continues the great American mountain lodge theme, has a very natural, earthy feel to it, and is decorated with pictures of great storytellers and adventurers.



Disneyland June 2011 - Chip 'n Dale Critter Breakfast



Exploring Storyteller's Café



Exploring Storyteller's Café



Exploring Storyteller's Café



Exploring Storyteller's Café



Exploring Storyteller's Café



Storytellers



The Characters will rotate between both dining areas, and are usually on alternating half hour sets. Seeing as it is Chip 'n' Dale's Critter Breakfast, you can nearly always guarantee that the naughty duo will be there. We have always seen them, and the breakfast is of course presented by them, but I do have good friends who ate there one time and Chip and Dale were not present! I think that is most definitely odd, and an exception to the norm.

Other characters you will find regularly include Koda, Kenai, Br'er Bear, Br'er Fox, Meeko - all of whom fit the theme nicely - and bizarrely, Terk. I'm not exactly sure how an African gorilla fits with a Northern Californian themed critter breakfast, but nonetheless, Terk is in attendance nearly every time we visit!



Chip 'n Dale's Critter Breakfast



Chip 'n Dale Critter Breakfast



Character fun at Storytellers



Chip 'n Dale's Critter Breakfast



Chip 'n Dale Critter Breakfast



Fun at Chip and Dale's Critter Breakfast



Fun at Chip and Dale's Critter Breakfast



The excellent variety of food, the great food quality and the character interactions really make for a truly wonderful breakfast to start your day in Disneyland. A magical experience that I definitely recommend.


Breakfast hours are nearly always 7am-11.25am daily. Reservations are recommended, and can be made by calling (714) 781-3463 up to 60 days prior to your visit, by clicking on the official Disneyland Resort website, by visiting guest relations at either theme park, or directly at the restaurant itself.

Prices start at $27.99 plus tax for an adult buffet, or $13.99 plus tax for children aged nine and under. All other options and drinks are extra. The full menu is available on the Disneyland Resort website. Annual Passholders receive a maximum of 15% off the total, depending on which AP they have.


It should be noted that Storyteller's Cafe does offer lunch and dinner, but these are not character dining experiences, and we have not experienced them, as of yet.


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Dan.




Fun at Chip and Dale's Critter Breakfast



Exploring Storyteller's Café




Chip 'n Dale's Critter Breakfast




Chip 'n Dale's Critter Breakfast



Exploring Storyteller's Café
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11/20/2013 2:28 PM
DisneyMart
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Fantastic review of a fantastic restaurant!! We absolutely loved enjoying our hot breakfast here in the company of characters who can be quite difficult to find in other parks around the world, lie at Disneyland Paris. The buffet is so much better value than the menu and includes unlimited soft and hot drinks too. For an extra $7 it's a steal!!

We were there for over 2 hours until Meeko finally made it to our half of the restaurant. He had been backstage twice for some cookies and each time did a whole circuit of the other half of the restaurant. We did eventually meet him of course!! 😆

Our total stay at Storytellers was almost 3 hours and we never saw Chip and Dale. We asked the character attendant where they were and she said they were busy harvesting acorns for winter so sent Pluto along instead. We did see other people complaining because they had been told they would be here, which you would naturally expect! 😃

Here is a picture of Pluto at the breakfast in case anybody can't quite believe it!! 😁



Once again, great review, great pics. Loving these frequent reviews, keep the coming!!! 😃😃😃

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