9. Dining with royalty
Consider booking a time for breakfast or lunch at Ariel’s Grotto and enjoy one-on-one character meet and greets with famed Disney princesses throughout your meal. This Little Mermaid-themed restaurant at Disney California Adventure operates as a full table-service pick, boasting an array of mouthwatering favorites available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But it’s the first two meals of the day that offer themed character dining. Ariel eagerly awaits the dining public as they come in at a special meet and greet character spot. Then, once seated for your meal you’ll have the various princesses stopping by to grace you with their presence. Visiting princesses may vary at times, but regal regulars to attend often include Snow White, Belle, Aurora, Rapunzel, Tiana, and Cinderella. It’s an experience kids and adults alike will enjoy. The featured foods here only add to the fun, as kids’ menu picks come with Little Mermaid-inspired names. From breakfast bemusements such as the Sea Shell Symphony, Chocolate Chip Cruiser Waffle meal, and the Sandy Scoop of Sweets to lunch options like the Turkey Clammy Sammy, Ursula’s Octo-Dogs, Whozits and Whatzits Nuggetz, and Angel Hair Pasta à la Dinglehopper, your kids will have a great meal and great experience at this underwater wonder. And note the plenty of picks for adults as well, including both land and fare selections and even alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage options. Again, reservations are strongly encouraged for those wishing to dine here.