Located in the very heart of the Disneyland Hotel, the “Inventions” restaurant is a high-end all-you-can-eat buffet in presence of characters.
Top quality and meet with Mickey et al means that it’s pricey. And indeed, it will cost you 70 € per adult (drinks not included) and 40 € per child aged 3 to 11 (with a drink). The prices could, therefore, put the brakes on for more than one guest.
Nevertheless, you will find upgraded pizzas and nuggets, and you will also have the opportunity to enjoy seafood, roasts sliced on demand and other more delicate dishes, and even desserts that follow the theme of the season. The buffet is varied, so there’s something for everyone.
Beside the quality food, the other big positive point is obviously the presence of the characters: Mickey and Minnie, Goofy, Pluto and others: everyone comes to spend a little time at your table, sign an autograph and take a few pictures.
Double character ration if it’s your birthday! Moreover, the restaurant also offers a cake to order at the beginning of the meal. You can choose between a vacherin and an orange chocolate dessert. While this may seem like an unnecessary extra expense given the fact that the buffet offers a variety of desserts, you have to admit that having a character dancing and singing just for you is a great moment, whether you are small or big! The cake costs 35 euros and serves 8 good size servings. If you don’t eat it all on the spot, they’ll pack the rest in a rather solid box (ours has done more than 200 km and was still impeccable on arrival).
Finally, Inventions offers a brunch every Sunday, which is also quite expensive: 99 € per adult (with a glass of champagne) and 45 € per child. Here again, the characters are present and change every week according to the theme of the day, a theme that it is no longer possible to know in advance: princes and princesses, Chinese New Year, London…
If your budget allows it, don’t hesitate! Lunch at the Inventions is a true Disney experience. Just keep in mind that despite the quality of the food, the meal is buffet style and you come mainly for the place and the characters.
Indeed, the food is good without being extraordinary. It could be a little more varied for this price. On the other hand, the place is really magical, the tables are well set, the view on the park is breathtaking, the staff is charming and very attentive to your needs. Clearly, you feel privileged there and you always want to go back!
|We like :||We don’t like :|
|Interaction with the characters||The rather high prices!|
|The beauty of the place||The fact that drinks are not included in the adult menu|
|The kindness and professionalism of the staff||The children’s menu at a single price regardless of the age of the child|
|The improved buffet and desserts that adapt to the season of the moment||The buffet of starters selection seems to be at the detriment of hot dishes|
|The festive and warm atmosphere||The room in front of the buffet, much less pleasant than the living room|