Disneyland introduced their Mobile Ordering feature to the parks in 2018 and it has been a big hit with park guests. One of the unexpected ways you can end up waiting in line when the parks are crowded are when you are getting food!
Especially if the Quick Service restaurants (Quick Service stands for counter service or any restaurant service that does not include sitting at able, being waited on, etc.) serve a popular food item, like the famous Dole Whip, those lines can get long quickly. Learning how to use Mobile Ordering can help you bypass those lines and maximize your time spent in the parks. Our guide will show you step by step how to use Mobile Ordering at Disneyland along with a detailed list of all the available places you can use it within the parks.
Mobile Ordering at Disneyland Restaurant Options
Here are the different places you can find Mobile Ordering in Disneyland and California Adventure:
Mobile Ordering at Disneyland
- Bengal Barbecue
- Edelweiss Snacks
- Galactic Grill
- Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor
- Harbour Galley
- Jolly Holiday Bakery Café
- Hungry Bear Restaurant
- Red Rose Taverne
- Refreshment Corner
- Royal Street Veranda
- Stage Door Café
- Tiki Juice Bar
Mobile Ordering at California Adventure
- Award Wieners
- Bayside Brews
- Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream
- Cocina Cucmonga Mexican Grill
- Corn Dog Castle
- Flo’s V-8 Café
- Lucky Fortune Cookery
- Paradise Garden Grill
- Pacific Wharf Café
- Smokejumpers Grill
You can also view the restaurants that offer Mobile Ordering via the Disneyland app! We will always update this list as Disney releases new restaurants that offer Mobile Ordering so keep this page bookmarked for your reference.
How to Use Mobile Ordering at Disneyland
So now that you know where to find Mobile Ordering at Disneyland, the next step is to figure out HOW to use it! It’s super user friendly and easy to use which is one of the best parts! Here is a step by step guide on how to use Mobile Ordering at Disneyland to help you maximize your time and spend less time waiting in line!
Step One: Choose Your Restaurant and Arrival Time with the App
In order to use Mobile Ordering at Disneyland, you need to have the mobile app on your phone in order to use this service. The app is free and it really is an essential part of experiencing Disneyland efficiently- you can download it here. Disney does offer free Wi-Fi but the service can be hit or miss. Make sure you’re prepared for that!
So you can find the mobile ordering feature by clicking the + icon at the bottom of the screen and it will bring up a menu as you can see below:
Click on ‘Order Food’ and this will take you the list of restaurants that offer Mobile Ordering at Disneyland. Now you are brought to a new screen that allows you to choose a restaurant that offers Mobile Ordering:
Now select the restaurant of your choice and your return window. The return window is basically the time you want to be able to pick up your food.
Step Two: Pick Your Food and Place Your Order!
Your next step is to pick your food! The app does have the option of adding changes or allergy notes which is great!
Tap the food items that you want and this will bring you to a second page and with some items (burger/sandwiches/etc) where you can ask for modifications (like no onions, hold the cheese, etc.):
Go ahead and select the number of items you want and then click ‘add’ to add it to your order. Easy peasy!
Once you’re finished with your order, you will be taken to the order summary page where you can review your order and the cost. If you’re an AP holder, this is where you will enter your discount.
If everything looks good, just tap ‘Purchase’ and you’ll be good to go! Make sure that you have a credit/debit card linked to your Disney account otherwise the app will prompt you to add one. At this time, you can’t use Disney gift cards for Mobile Ordering at Disneyland so keep that in mind!
Step Three: Picking Up Your Order
So now you’re ready for the final step- picking up your food! Once you arrive at the restaurant, pull up the Disney app, and tap on the ‘I’m Here, Prepare My Order’ prompt that will show up on your home screen.
Your order won’t be made until you arrive and tap this button so no worries about your food being made too far in advance and sitting out to get old.
Every restaurant that offers Mobile Ordering will have a clear sign that says ‘Mobile Ordering’- once your order is ready, your app will buzz, and you can head to the counter to pick up your food.
You can also cancel a Mobile Order or change the arrival window easily through the app so if you get held up or change your mind- no worries!
New Mobile Ordering Layout for the Disneyland App
Disneyland is constantly working to make the guest experience better and they recently improved the mobile ordering on the Disneyland app to be easier to navigate for guests.
Disney just released a new update to the app with easier navigation and an improved design with fun, colorful icons and even more photos of the menu items. They also made it easier for guests with allergies or dietary restrictions to find options that work for them at the participating locations.
As you can see above, you can now navigate with those icons to easily find snacks, desserts, entrees, or allergy/dietary friendly options. Make sure to update your Disneyland app to see the new changes!
Now that you’re a Mobile Ordering at Disneyland pro, start using Mobile Ordering for those Dole Whips! It always pains me to see guests waiting in the large line that stretches through Adventureland when they can easily use Mobile Ordering and pick up their Dole Whips (on the side facing the Enchanted Tiki Room) in minutes.
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