Disneyland adds a new Princess breakfast, at a royal price

January 29, 2019, 12:35 PM · The Disneyland Resort is about to introduce a new character dining experience... at its highest price yet.

According to the Disneyland website, Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures will debut in the Napa Rose dining room at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in late March. The character meal will be offered only at breakfast, when the Napa Rose isn't serving, so the new character experience is not replacing any other meal at the resort. If anything, perhaps we can consider this new meal a replacement for the Ariel's Grotto experience that Disney closed and converted into the Lamplight Lounge with the opening of Pixar Pier.

The cost? Put in a call to the Royal Treasury, because this character meal will set up back $125 per person (adults and children). That makes it by far the most expensive of the five character meal experiences at the Disneyland Resort. (The others are the Minnie & Friends breakfast in Disneyland's Plaza Inn, the Mickey's Tales of Adventure Breakfast and Brunch Buffet at the Storytellers Cafe in the Grand Californian, Goofy's Kitchen at the Disneyland Hotel, and Donald Duck's Seaside Breakfast at the PCH Grill in Disney's Paradise Pier Hotel.)

What sets this meal apart? We won't know for certain until it opens, but this is the Napa Rose — widely acclaimed as the best restaurant at the Disneyland Resort. Granted, this is breakfast, but with first courses including a "Sunrise Citrus and Vanilla Bun with Raspberry Glaze" and "Egg Custard Served in its Shell with Parmesan Crisp and Ketchup Caviar," this won't be your typical Disney breakfast buffet.

Disney also is promising "enchanting activities that highlight what makes the Disney Princesses unique" as well as special keepsakes, which makes this experience seem a bit more like the west coast version of Walt Disney World's Perfectly Princess Tea than a typical character meal. That one now costs $333.64 plus tax for an adult and one child, compared to the $250 you'd pay for the same duo at this new Napa Rose meal.

Reservations for dates starting March 28 are now available on Disney's website. The Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures meal will be offered Thursdays through Mondays between 8am and noon.

Replies (5)

January 29, 2019 at 1:04 PM

This kind of thing doesn't surprise me anymore. Will the greed never end? It's been a while, but I had a $40 all-you-can-eat breakfast at the Bellagio in Las Vegas that was outstanding!!! Made-to-order crepes and omelettes and amazing fresh fruit, eggs benedict, fresh pancakes, etc etc etc etc. Sure, I didn't get princesses, but I hope this kind of thing backfires on Disney. I really do.

At least Disney is letting everyone see Black Panther in AMC theatres for free Feb 1-7th. So...thanks!!

January 29, 2019 at 1:14 PM

Even Mr. Moneybags would shrug at this.

Ketchup Caviar = Dippin' Dots made from Hunts instead of ice cream. Liquid Nitrogen must have gotten really expensive.

January 29, 2019 at 1:34 PM

Here is the thing.....

As long as people continue to pay these outrageous prices, Disney will continue to charge them.

All I hear about is how crowded Disney World has become and Disney still continues to raise prices. Crowds continue to grow.

My children are a couple years away from college. My Wife suggested that we go to Disney during the EPCOT food fest, something I always wanted to do.

I thought that maybe we would stay at one of the deluxe resorts and get the free food plan. That was until I saw the price of the rooms at the Polynesian. I was expecting maybe $350 a nigh, but when I saw the cheapest rates of the year are $550, I couldn't believe it. I could easily afford the rates, however, I would never spend the money.

January 29, 2019 at 3:34 PM

Disney parks are truly becoming elitist destinations, and that's the direction they've been going for years. I know they are a business and, regardless of what people say about "Walt would be rolling in his grave," this is capitalism at its finest. People are going to pack this place in like no other and Disney knows it. Judging by the crowding at the parks, the sky is the limit for ticket prices, as Disney fans will give up their kidneys and firstborn children (or rack up their credit cards) to somehow make it work. I'm a teacher on a very frugal income, and up until recently, I've always been able to justify the costs and make it work for my family. I realize I don't have to participate in these expensive breakfasts or do all the dessert parties (we keep it as cheap as possible). Now, "as cheap as possible" is just too much for us. I love the parks and I totally understand why they're charging so much- they're a publicly traded company- but I wish I could justify more trips to the Happiest Place on Earth!

January 30, 2019 at 9:47 AM

I love Disney is offering this. All those pore parent neglecting their children all year long. But here is Disney, pull your wallet and buy your child's happiness if only for a breakfast. So bloody magical.

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