I'm planning to call Disney Dining to make reservations for Goofy's Kitchen for the end of the summer. I was curious if frequent visitor's or cast members might have recommendations for what the best days of the week and best times of the day are to go to Goofy's Kitchen. I want to maximize our chances of having an excellent experience at Goofy's Kitchen.
We had dinner there in April and sat near the middle of the restaurant over by the ice cream and dessert bar but for an entire hour no characters came to our table. I am usually the last person to ask for a manager but I brought it to the manager's attention and he quickly worked some magic to get all the charaters to come by our table with a quickness.
At around 7:30 the only characters they had in the restaurant were Chip, Dale, Jasmine, Goofy and Pluto. On all of our prior 5-6 visits to Goofy's Kitchen they normally they had at least 3-5 more characters than that. We used to have pretty good luck seeing Captain Hook, Aladdin, Cinderella and Alice there.
I totally appreciated the extra effort they showed in the end to take care of us. I just want to avoid going through that again.
Are weeknights likely to have fewer characters than weekends?
Are some tables better than others?
Have the cleanliness problems mentioned in the OC Register a few years back been corrected? Any inside info on this from CM's?
Is there a secret code-word that can be used to get a slice of Prime Rib thicker than a piece of paper? Or would a $10 bill slipped to the carver do the trick?
Does anybody on Micechat like Captain Hooks have a list of characters that is likely to be at Goofy's Kitchen for dinner these days?
Thanks in advance. I wasn't sure whether or not to post this under Disneyland or So Cal Restaurants but I saw some other Goofy's Kicthen related threads under Disneyland so I followed suit. I hope that's ok.