Disneyland introduces a new Plaza Inn parade package

March 6, 2019, 5:08 PM · Disneyland is offering a new option for fans who want a reserved spot to watch Mickey's Soundsational Parade. And yes, it's another dining deal.

This one is at the Plaza Inn, but it's not for the restaurant's famous fried chicken. The new Mickey's Soundsational Parade Plaza Inn Dining Package starts March 12 and includes an option of three entrees, with a kids' meal also available. The three choices for grown-ups are:

BBQ pork chop dinner
The pork chop dinner. Photo courtesy Disney

The meals also include seasonal vegetables, specialty mashed potatoes, and a biscuit, along with a choice of drink and a slice of layer cake for dessert. (Update: An apple side salad comes with the pork chop and pasta entrees.) The kids' meal is chicken tenders with seasonal vegetables, mashed potatoes, and a choice of applesauce or carrots, along with milk (or water) and cake.

Each meal includes a spot in a reserved viewing area for the 6pm running of Mickey's Soundsational Parade. Meals can be ordered in advance on Disney's website, starting March 12. Disneyland announced the package today but has not yet posted prices.

You will need to pick up your meal between 1:30 and 4pm at the Plaza Inn, which makes this meal an odd fit for traditional dining times, unless you're really into brunch's often-ignored little sibling, "linner."

Any takers?

Replies (5)

March 6, 2019 at 5:58 PM

Can we all agree that eating something on a paper lined tray that needs to be cut with a knife and fork, like a pork chop is a terrible idea?
It never fails that the paper lining gets cut in the process. That breakdown in the paper liner exposes your food to the possibly unclean tray below. Not only that, but by the time you are half way through your BBQ coated pork chop you will begin to find scraps of the paper lining getting stuck in the sauce and making their way into your mouth.

Finger food, like chicken strips or a reasonably sized hamburger or hot dog would be fine on a tray like this, but not something needed to be cut. Lots of casual dining places do this too. If the meal needs to be cut, give it to me on a plate. Sorry - you touched a nerve here.

March 6, 2019 at 6:53 PM

I agree. I thought the "beauty shot" from Disney here was silly. I hope that it's not actually served that way.

Not that I want to eat a meal like this at 3pm, either. I'm not that old yet!

March 7, 2019 at 7:24 AM

If that's the "beauty shot", I'd hate to see what the tray looks like under normal circumstances. Those potatoes look like a giant purple turd (or maybe a scoop of raspberry sorbet), and that pork chop looks like they dipped it in an industrial vat of BBQ sauce after cooking it in an oven for an hour. I sure hope succotash is not the standard "seasonal vegetable", because kids are going to be chucking that bowl in the trash more often than not, wasting food. Also, why are kids always given chicken strips as the only non-vegetarian option for kids meals? While succotash is not something that my 9-year-old would eat, he would have absolutely no problem eating a smaller portion of pork chop or even something more exotic. I've noticed this trend coming back even at theme park restaurants that used to offer a nice variety of proteins for kids meals - regression to the mean - chicken strips, cheeseburgers, and/or mac and cheese.

There's a side salad pictured on the tray, but is not mentioned in the description of the meal. Is that in place of the dessert (not pictured), or does a salad come with all meals - probably the most appetizing looking item on the tray.

My guess is that Disney will charge $40 for adults and $25 for kids for this, making it an appropriately terrible value so that just enough of the Drones will sign up for this fleecing to make it worth Disney's wild to continue to offer.

March 7, 2019 at 11:42 AM

A side version of the Apple salad comes with the pork chop and pasta entrees. I lost that line when editing the post and have added that detail now. Sorry about the omission.

But yeah, I agree with Russell here.

March 7, 2019 at 5:58 PM

Pork chop no, fried chicken yes.

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