Going to a character meal outside of the theme park offers many benefits. Goofy's Kitchen is located in the Disneyland Hotel and does not require a park ticket. This photo of Goofy didn't even require a reservation or a paid meal! We were able to jump in and take a quick photo with Goofy in his chef hat since he was outside of the restaurant. Seeing characters during meals is great for killing two birds with one stone: eating and character meet and greets. It also enables visitors to make better use of time inside the parks focusing on rides or experiencing character not available at dining meet and greet locations.