Anyone who knows me knows how much I love Goofy, so when I planned our trip to Disneyland over spring break, I had to include a visit to Goofy's Kitchen character dining experience at the Disneyland Hotel! In a nutshell, Goofy's Kitchen is a fun, family friendly environment with a pretty good variety of buffet style food options. We came here for breakfast after our Magic Morning early park entry. I made our reservations in advance for an 11:15 seating on day 2 of our spring break adventure so that once the park got crowded we were able to go sit down and eat outside the park in the Disneyland Hotel (i.e. refuel and recharge). You pay on arrival and they include gratuities in your total so everything's taken care of up front. No flagging down a server for your bill, calculating a tip, or waiting for your card. Excellent!
Prior to being seated, we met the big guy himself, Goofy, for a photo op (I highly recommend purchasing a MaxPass for free photo downloads through the parks and at character experiences). Once inside, there were several stations serving up creative pizza options, fruit, traditional breakfast fare, a build your own omelette station, a salad bar, and a dessert bar. I opted for the omelette bar while my little guy tried just about everything else. Throughout the meal we were visited by several classic Disney characters who indulged us in photos and autographs. No lines and no chasing them down through Disney streets. Pretty cool. This character dining experience for my son and I came to just under $80 with gratuities yesterday. Well worth it!