We had dinner one night at Ariel’s Grotto in California Adventure. The kids got off on seeing the princesses. The women who were playing the princesses were great. The food was okay; I had soup and salad. I do recommend it. We went as a drop-in for a 4:15 seating and had no problem getting in.
The “professional” pictures of us with the characters were horrible. I don’t care how much (or little) Disneyland wanted for a print; those pictures would not have been worth it. The quality of the photographers at Disneyland was terrible.