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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

Character Dining

$$$ ($35 to $59.99 per adult) More Information

Annual Passholder Discounts
Annual Passport Type Discount*
Premium 15%
Disney Southern California Passport 10%
Disney Deluxe Passport 10%
Disney Southern California Select Passport 10%
Disney Signature Passport 15%
Disney Signature Plus Passport 15%
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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.


    Review meal period information for pricing



    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


Delight when Disney Princesses greet you during breakfast and lunch or enjoy a relaxing dinner in a tranquil undersea setting.

As part of our continuing efforts to create magical experiences for our Guests, Ariel’s Grotto is closed during Pixar Pier enhancements. Please stay tuned for further updates!
A girl in a princess dress gets a hug from Ariel while her family looks on

Breakfast with Ariel and Disney Princesses

Begin your magical day in a delightful underwater realm, where hopes and dreams last a lifetime!

Your prix fixe breakfast begins with pastries, fresh fruit and an entrée of choice—select from fresh berry Belgian waffles, an egg-avocado-bacon breakfast croissant or a delicious egg white frittata. Young diners are in for a treat with a heaping helping of chocolate chip waffles, scrambled eggs with hash browns or assorted fruit and pastries.

Be sure you bring your camera to capture special moments as Disney Princesses arrive from their far-away lands. The optional photo package is an ideal way to capture this special moment.

Two girls in princess dresses join hands as they walk to Ariel’s Grotto

Lunch with Ariel and Disney Princesses

Ariel’s Princess friends are delighted to sign autographs, as they visit Guests at their tables and share stories of their adventures.

The prix fixe lunch menu lets you choose from fire-roasted corn cakes, pan-roasted chicken breast, sautéed shrimp and angel hair pasta, grilled lobster tail salad and more. Kids will flip for fathoms of fun meal choices like the Clammy Turkey Sammy and Whozits and Whatzits Nuggetz. These dishes practically swim off the plate!

And cherish the memory of this very special day with a framed souvenir photo available for purchase… if you wish!

The fish entrée is set on roasted potatoes and spinach with a garnish of sliced raw vegetables

Dinner in the Grotto

Although Characters do not appear during dinner, Ariel’s Grotto provides a magical setting for a memorable meal.

Evening dining presents a sensational prix fixe feast, with entrée choices like the fresh catch of the day, grilled lobster tail with honey-whiskey barbecue tri-tip and more. Mini merpeeps can dig their tridents into a plate of Angel Hair Pasta a la Dinglehopper, Ursula’s Octo-Dog and other under-the-sea fare.

End your meal happily ever after with a royal dessert trio—an unforgettable ending to your fabulous feast.

Please note: Disney Princesses do not appear at dinner or with World of Color dining packages.

Ariel's Grotto

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