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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

Reservations Accepted, Character Dining, Table Service

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

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


    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 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!

Savor a feast of flavors at this charming eatery inspired by the Little Mermaid and her enchanting underwater realm.

Breakfast and Lunch at Ariel’s Disney Princess Celebration
Welcome to a magical meal that makes hopes and dreams last a lifetime—bring your camera to capture special moments as the Disney Princess parade arrives from far-away lands!

Breakfast Celebration
Start your day with breakfast 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. Tiny tadpoles are in for a treat with a heaping helping of chocolate chip waffles, scrambled eggs with hash browns or assorted fruit and pastries.

Lunch Celebration
The lunch menu features 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—from a Clammy Turkey Sammy to Whozits and Whatzits Nuggets, these dishes practically sing off the plate!

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

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

Dinner Celebration
Dinner presents a sensational smorgasbord, including 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, 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 during the World of Color or regular Dinner Celebration.

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.

Disneyland Hotel

Preferred Reservation Access for Hotel Guests

Book tables at popular restaurants or appointments for magical boutique transformations more easily with access to reservations just for hotel Guests.

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Ariel's Grotto

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