Dining at Disneyland Is One of Oprah’s Favorite Things

Aside from the rides, entertainment and souvenir shopping, Disneyland is also known for its food. Of course, Disney enthusiasts always enjoy chowing down on staples such as the park’s signature churros while waiting in line for rides and an ice cream cone as they walk down Main Street.

But, Disneyland dining has so much more than just snacks. The park and resorts have a plethora of fine dining options as well. While accepting her Disney Legend Award at the D23 Expo on July 14th, Oprah Winfrey raved about her dinner experience at Steakhouse 55.

In addition to this celebrity-worthy steakhouse, the culinary meeting options are as varied as the attractions. We talked to Robert Donahue, director of resort sales and service for Disneyland Resort and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, about some stand-out places for group dining.

  • Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa is home to Napa Rose, a Zagat 100 rated experience. Donahue described it as “a fine dining restaurant that really celebrates Northern California cuisine, wine country cuisine.
  • The new high-end 21 Royal restaurant in New Orleans Square is a truly unique high-ticket group dining experience. “It’s a full multi-course culinary extravaganza inside the residence of what Walt and Lillian would have enjoyed as their residence in the park,” Donahue reveals. “There’s a balcony that overlooks our brand new Fantasmic!”
  • Morton’s Steakhouse is within walking distance of Anaheim Convention Center and two blocks from the entrance to Disneyland. The restaurant has private dining packages for 24 to 500 guests. In addition to their exquisite menu of steak, chicken and fish, Morton’s Sales and Event Manager Frances Carter works with event professionals to customize décor, themes and floral arrangements to fit almost any theme. The rooms even come fully equipped with AV capabilities for presentations during meetings.

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