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Ariel's Grotto

Sign for Ariel's Grotto Under the Sea Character Dining restaurant at the Disneyland Resort

Disney California Adventure Park

Paradise Pier

Valid Park Admission Required

American, Healthy Selections, Vegetarian Cuisine

Table Service

$$$ ($30 to $59.99 per adult) More Information

Annual Passholder Discounts Available
Annual Passport Type Discount*
Deluxe 10%
Premium 15%
Southern California 10%
Southern California Select 10%
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*Discounts may only be valid on certain days. Please view Passholder Discounts for additional details, terms and conditions.

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  • May Remain in Wheelchair/ECV

Guest Policies

  • Most Commonly Asked Questions for Princess Dining …


    Theme park admission is required for access.


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    Question: What if I have allergies, diet restrictions or dietary concerns?

    Answer: A Chef is available to address any menu concerns. They can be reached at 714-817-4660.


    Photo Pass

    Question: What is included in the photo package?

    Answer: An 8x10 and 4 4x6's.


    Question: How much is the photo package?

    Answer: The package comes to $32.57 with tax included.


    Question: What if I have a Photo Pass card. Can I use that for my picture?

    Answer: Unfortunately, because picture packages are brought to your table of your photo with Ariel, Photo Pass does not utilize the Photo Pass card.

  • Children under the age of three (3) may share from an adult's plate at no charge. If a child under three years old chooses to order an item from a separate à la carte menu, the guests will be charged the price as noted on the menu.

    For all-you-care-to-eat buffet locations
    Should guests inquire about our policy at buffet locations offering all-you-care-to-eat for one price, please note the following:

    • Guests are invited to enjoy a wide variety of delicious cuisine and unique ambiance at our all-you-care-to-eat dining locations.
    • Because our buffets are all-you-care-to-eat where guests may choose to eat as much or as little as they wish, there is one fixed price for the entire dining experience for guests ages 3 to 9 and another fixed price for guests ages 10 and up.
  • Guests ages 21 and older may purchase two (2) alcoholic beverages per valid photo ID (Driver's License, State issued ID with picture, Active Military ID (green) or Passport) at the following locations (includes both Disneyland® Resort and Operating Participant locations):

    • All bars and lounges (including pool bars)
    • Beverage carts
    • Quick Service locations
    • Any outdoor food locations where alcohol is served
    • Catering bars


  • The Disneyland Resort is happy to offer kosher meals for our Guests. These meals are frozen meals and are prepared and sealed in kosher kitchens and packaged by Got Kosher?. Due to the special preparation requirements of kosher food, the seals will not be broken anywhere from receiving to serving. The meals are served fully wrapped.

    Kosher meals are currently available at the following Resort locations:

    Disneyland Park:

    • Big Thunder Ranch Barbecue
    • Blue Bayou Restaurant*
    • Café Orleans
    • Club 33
    • Plaza Inn**
    • Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante
    • Tomorrowland Terrace

    Disney California Adventure Park:

    • Ariel's Grotto
    • Taste Pilots' Grill
    • Wine Country Trattoria

    Resort Hotels:***

    • Banquet Dining
    • Disney's PCH Grill
    • Goofy's Kitchen
    • Napa Rose
    • Steakhouse 55
    • Storytellers Café

    Click Here for current Disneyland Park Offerings

    Click Here for current Disney California Adventure Offerings

    Click Here for current Resort Hotels Offerings

    *For Guests who choose the Blue Bayou, please communicate your preference for kosher meals to a Cast Member upon making your reservation or as soon as you enter the queue if you choose walk-up dining. 

    **For the Plaza Inn, indicate your desire for kosher to a Cast Member upon entering the queue.

    ***At our Hotels of the Disneyland Resort, advance notice is not needed. Please note that all information is subject to change without notice.

Delight in a daytime banquet alongside some of your favorite Disney Princesses or enjoy the Grotto as part of a special dining package.

Ariel shares a hug with a young princess at Ariel's Grotto Character dining restaurant

Don’t Be “Koi”—Come Inside!

Stroll through Paradise Pier and keep a lookout for a giant spiral seashell turret. From there, an impressive statue of King Triton crests a wave, welcoming one and all to Ariel’s Grotto!

Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, there are plenty of oppor-“tuna”-ties at this seaside restaurant for memorable meals and exciting experiences.

Ariel’s Disney Princess Celebration
Be sure to bring your camera to capture the royal procession! Watch as the participating Disney Princesses circulate through the dining room and wind their way around the outdoor patio.

Disney Princesses and Characters are pleased to sign autographs, visit Guests at their tables and exchange pleasantries with aspiring little princesses and princes.

Cherish the memory of this very special day with a framed souvenir photo available for purchase… If you wish!

Princess Breakfast Celebration
Start your day with a refreshing platter of fresh fruit and an individual entrée of your choosing, like a breakfast sandwich with eggs, avocado and bacon served on a croissant, or a delicious egg white frittata. All entrées come complete with a side of Bircher Muesli—a Guest favorite!

For your little ones, treat their sweet tooth to an unforgettable morning with a chocolate chip cruiser waffle. Or, for something lighter, look to a selection of Mickey Check options.

Princess Lunch and Dinner Celebration
The lunch and dinner menus offer sensational choices, such as the sustainable catch of the day, pan-roasted chicken breast, grilled lobster tail salad, slow-roasted tri-tip and more. Ariel’s Grotto also serves healthy Mickey Check meals designed with your child’s nutrition in mind too.

Plus, don’t miss out on the opportunity to end your meal happily ever after with a dessert royal trio—an unforgettable way to conclude the feast!

Please note: Disney Princesses do not appear during the World of Color Dinner Celebration.

Where “Shell” You Dine?
Upon entering Ariel’s Grotto, a host will greet you and take you to be seated indoors or outdoors. Both options offer the same menu and quality service, but provide different dining experiences.

  • Dine “Under the Sea”: Descend the spiral staircase and enter an enchanting space awash in oceanic atmosphere, from seaweed-wrapped pillars to softly glowing sea creature light fixtures—a magnificent marine backdrop for regal repasts and delectable dinners.
  • Dine by the Water: Wend your way down the restaurant’s spiral staircase and drift outside to the lovely canopied waterfront patio that offers panoramic views of the seaside boardwalk lined with popular Paradise Pier attractions, like California Screamin’ and Mickey’s Fun Wheel. Float on waves of surrounding excitement while dining from this unique perspective.

Guests with special dining package vouchers view World of Color from a reserved spot

World of Color Dining Package

Prepare for an unforgettable evening—complete with 3-course, prix fixe dining and a reserved spot in the World of Color preferred viewing area!

Ariel's Grotto Under the Sea Character Dining sign at Disney California Adventure Park


Advance reservations for dining opportunities at Ariel’s Grotto are highly recommended.

For all booking, please check availability online or call (714) 781-DINE or (714) 781-3463 up to 60 days prior to your visit. Reservations can also be made in person on a limited basis, subject to availability.

Guests under 18 years of age must have parent or guardian permission to call. Valid theme park admission is required to dine at this restaurant.

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Ariel's Grotto

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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