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DINING EXPERIENCE: Plaza Inn

Updated: Nov 3, 2023


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The Plaza Inn, located at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, is one of the park's classic dining locations. It is situated at the end of Main Street, U.S.A., near the entrance to Tomorrowland. Here are some details about the Plaza Inn:


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The Plaza Inn, originally known as the Red Wagon Inn, was there since the opening of Disneyland in 1955. Walt Disney himself was involved in its design. The interior features Victorian decor, with intricate woodwork, stained glass, and ornate details. The overall ambiance is that of an elegant turn-of-the-century dining room. The Plaza Inn is known for its “homestyle” meals. It has been most famous for its fried chicken dinner which many consider to be among the best fried chicken in Southern California. They also serve a variety of other dishes, including pot roast, pastas, salads, and desserts.

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Character breakfasts are very popular at all Disney Resorts because it allows guests, especially the little ones, to "Meet and Greet" their favorite characters. In this setting, the

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characters actually come to you while your family enjoys a mouth watering meal instead of standing in line waiting or guessing where each character is going to show up next. For many years, the Plaza Inn has hosted a character breakfast called "Minnie & Friends – Breakfast in the Park". This experience allows guests to meet Minnie Mouse and other Disney characters while enjoying a breakfast buffet. Given its popularity, it's recommended to make reservations if you plan on this Character Dining experience, especially during peak times.







One of the perks of dining at the Plaza Inn is its location. It's located on Main Street, U.S.A., and s easily accessible from the park's entrance. If you time your meal right, especially in the evening, you might get to enjoy views of Disneyland's parades or the fireworks show. The Plaza Inn also features special "Dining Packages" with special seating for Parade Viewing. This usually happens during NEW or Holiday themed parades at Disneyland.


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There is ample seating both indoor and outdoor, and don't forget the patio seating. The seating area is labeled as "Open Seating" and is available to use for other "Quick Service"restaurants as well, which means, the seating is not just for Plaza Inn patrons. Tired guests can also use this area to rest under the shady umbrellas or to plan their next adventure in the parks and resorts.



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Like many locations in Disneyland, the Plaza Inn offers both a sense of nostalgia for long-time park-goers and a delightful dining experience for first-time visitors. Whether you're there for the characters, the food, or simply the ambiance, it's a memorable spot in the Happiest Place on Earth.


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