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Top Ten Cold Snacks at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park

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Southern California is warm and sunny most of the year – so it’s almost always the perfect season for some cold snacks at Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park! Here are the top 10 best cold snacks at Disneyland Resort.

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10. Bifrosties – Behind Schmoozies at Disney California Adventure park, Bifrosties is serving up flavored shaved ice…but only during Summer of Heroes, which ends September 10. My favorite is Spider Venom (blue raspberry and cherry with condensed milk)!

9. Caprese on Focaccia Bread – Tomatoes, mozzarella, basil, lettuce, citrus aioli, basil vinaigrette and balsamic glaze combine on delicious focaccia bread for a satisfying summer lunch at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe in Disneyland park.

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8. Lobster Roll – If you haven’t yet found this gem at Harbour Galley in Critter Country, you are missing out! Chilled lobster salad is served on a toasted, buttered roll for a filling – but not too filling – meal.

7. Gourmet Cheese Plate and Cold Cut Plate – Enjoy these nibbles with a chilled glass of Chardonnay at Sonoma Terrace in Disney California Adventure park for a relaxing afternoon.

6. Flo’s Classic Chocolate Shake – I love a chocolate milkshake, especially when it’s topped with “Road Gravel.” And Flo’s V8 Cafe has one of my favorite outdoor dining locations in all of Disneyland Resort, where you can chill out in the shade with your shake and a spectacular view of the Cadillac Mountain Range.

5. Fanta Orange Float – Two Scoops of Vanilla Ice Cream plus Fanta Orange soda equals heaven in a cup. Creamy, refreshing and colorful, this drink always has other guests asking me, “What’s that?!” That’s when I point them in the direction of Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor on Main Street, U.S.A.

4. Ahi Poke – You can find this traditional Hawaiian dish at a variety of locations throughout Disney California Adventure park, but I’m recommending Tangaroa Terrace at Disneyland Hotel as a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks. Order up a serving and sit in the outside dining area, overlooking the retro-themed pools and waterslides.

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3. World Famous Hot Fudge Sundae – At Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop, I ask for mine with a scoop of Cookies ‘n Cream and a scoop of Cookie Dough ice cream.

2. Cobb Salad – Hands down, without question, the Cobb Salad at Plaza Inn on Main Street, U.S.A., is my favorite salad. Not just at the Disneyland Resort – anywhere. I don’t know if it’s some magic with the salad itself or the iconic location, but in my opinion, you can’t beat it.

1. Boysen Apple Freeze – Sharing the top spot with Red’s Apple Freeze (its cousin at Disney California Adventure park), Boysen Apple Freeze wins the top spot for me because it is refreshing and a bit lighter – made with frozen apple juice, a hint of wild berry and topped with passion fruit foam.

What are your favorite cold snacks at Disneyland Resort on a hot day?

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

New Incredibles Float Joins Paint the Night Parade at Disney California Adventure

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The fan-favorite “Paint the Night” parade at Disney California Adventure park is currently dazzling audiences during the limited-time Pixar Fest at the Disneyland Resort. This electrifying parade uses more than 1 million brilliant lights, high-energy music and cutting edge special effects featuring many beloved Disney and Pixar pals. A new Incredibles float will be added to the Paint the Night Parade at Disney California Adventure Park on June 23, 2018.

Joining “Paint the Night” on June 23 is a new float inspired by Disney•Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and “Incredibles 2.” The Parr family and their pal Frozone will make their debut in this spectacular parade with high-tech, pop-art effects.

Here’s how the fun and excitement of The Incredibles float will be brought to life:

  • The dynamic and colorful new float connects both “The Incredibles” and “Incredibles 2,” picking up where the first film left off and portraying the scene that shows the Parr family banding together against the supervillain known as “The Underminer.”
  • Violet Parr uses her super powers to surround herself with a “force field.” It will come to life through a custom-built persistence-of-vision (POV) globe – the first and largest ever to be installed on a Disney parade float.
  • Dash’s super-human speed is captured through an innovative system of 64 individually lit frames, flashing as he races in circles around the float.
  • Mr. Incredible and Mrs. Incredible, along with their pal Frozone, light up the night in new super suits. The suits have been installed and wired by hand and are fully programmable to be in sync with the music and the float lighting.
  • The super suits, designed by eccentric fashion designer Edna Mode, are illuminated with nearly 100 sheets of flexible, miniature LEDs. This is the first time these light-up suits will be worn by any Disney or Pixar character.
  • The chest logos on the Incredibles’ glowing super suits are made up of 60 individually programmable LEDs.

This “super” float joins “Paint the Night” this summer during Pixar Fest, the limited-time celebration happening now through September 3. Pixar Pier will also welcome guests at Disney California Adventure park on June 23.

Be sure to catch “Incredibles 2” in theaters now!

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Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

Lamplight Lounge to Serve Gastro-Pub Cuisine and Cocktails at Pixar Pier

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There’s a hot new spot coming to Disney California Adventure park! Located at the entrance of Pixar PierLamplight Lounge will be a stylish, fun place to hang out with the whole family. The lounge will be serving up playfully presented California casual gastro-pub cuisine and unique signature cocktails.

Disney’s culinary team has been hard at work cooking up a spectacular menu, and they shared a sneak peek at some of the delicious items you can taste when Pixar Pier opens on June 23.

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Starting with “Shorts” to Share – also known as appetizers – the Potato Skins will make for the perfect crunchy snack to start off your meal. Made with crispy Yukon gold potatoes, these skins come with brown butter-caper yogurt, smoked paprika aïoli, and Manchego cheese.

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If creative sushi is more your style, then the Carne Asada Roll will be right up your alley, with New York grilled strip steak, roasted Fresno chili salsa, escabeche, and crema.

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For the Bigger Bites menu, a vegetarian entrée will take the “lamplight” – the Spinach Salad! This salad consists of curly spinach with warm wild mushrooms, a soft poached egg, charred onion vinaigrette, shiitake “bacon,” and blue cheese toast.

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Another featured entrée will be the Chicken Sandwich. This savory, spicy sandwich comes with crispy chicken with spicy chili glaze, vinegar slaw, and pineapple butter and served on an Amish bun alongside malted fries.

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On the kids menu, “Budding Artists” will love the PB&J Roll! A fun twist on a traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich, this creamy peanut butter and whole wheat “roll” comes drizzled with strawberry jelly. It’s also served with fresh fruit and a flower pot of hummus and veggies.

Lamplight Lounge and Pixar Pier are set to officially open later this summer at Disney California Adventure park. This expansive reimagining will transform the shores of Paradise Bay with your favorite Pixar stories. Other exciting food and beverage locations coming to Pixar Pier include Poultry Palace, Señor Buzz Churros, Angry Dogs, and the recently-opened Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats.

Lamplight Lounge opens on June 23, and if these dishes are making you hungry, then you’ll be excited to know that reservations are now open! Reservations can be made on the Disneyland Resort website or by calling (714) 781-DINE (714 781-3463) between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. daily Pacific Time.

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Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

Pixar Pier to Include Four Neighborhoods Inspired by Pixar Stories

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When Pixar Pier opens later this summer in Disney California Adventure park, guests will find four whimsical neighborhoods inspired by beloved Pixar stories. Here’s a bit more detail on what to expect at Pixar Pier!

Incredibles Park – Inspired by “The Incredibles,” Incredibles Park will be an inviting plaza featuring mid-century modern design aesthetics. Guests will enter through an archway where the iconic Incredibles logo will be seen overhead. Once inside, the new Incredicoaster will take you on a thrilling race alongside the Parr family. A combination of character figures, lighting, music and special effects will bring all the action to life! Upon exiting the attraction, the Jack-Jack Cookie Num Nums stand will tempt guests with freshly-baked treats.

Toy Story Boardwalk – Adjacent to Incredibles Park, Toy Story Boardwalk will be themed to “Toy Story.” Guests will be shrunk down to the size of a toy on the fan-favorite Toy Story Midway Mania! Jessie the yodeling cowgirl will invite you for a rootin’ tootin’ spin on Jessie’s Critter Carousel (opening in 2019). At Poultry Palace, big appetites and small fries alike can enjoy a fun meal inspired by Pixar’s short, “Toy Story Toon: Small Fry.” There will even be a fun-sized Zurg—perfect for photo ops! You can also stop by Señor Buzz Churros, where Buzz has switched into Spanish mode to offer this classic treat. ¡Delicioso!

Pixar Promenade – This charming seaside promenade inspired by classic turn-of-the-century California boardwalks will celebrate the heartwarming stories and beloved characters from all of Pixar’s films. The focal point of Pixar Promenade will be the Pixar Pal-A-Round. This reimagining of a guest favorite will still include the iconic face of Mickey Mouse on the Paradise Bay side of the wheel. But now, each of the 24 gondolas will feature different pairs of Pixar pals!

Pixar Promenade will also feature the Games of the Boardwalk, offering guests a chance to test their skills and win a prize. The four colorful game booths will include Heimlich’s Candy Corn Toss, Wall-E Space Race, La Luna Star Catcher and Bullseye Stallion Stampede. Also featured along the promenade will be a classic band-shell stage, ideal for musical entertainment acts and encounters with your favorite Pixar characters. Bing Bong’s Sweet Stuff will feature delightful confections, including saltwater taffy and rainbow cotton candy. For some savory bites, head over to Angry Dogs, where the dogs heat up as Anger from “Inside Out” burns with rage!

Inside Out Headquarters – Located on the western end of the pier, the lush and colorful area inspired by “Inside Out” will be known as Inside Out Headquarters. This playground for the emotions will feature a whimsical family-friendly attraction, scheduled to open at a later date.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

New Menu Debuts at Flo’s V8 Cafe at Disney California Adventure Park

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That’s right, racers! Cruise on into this Route 66-inspired diner and fuel up on the amazing new menu. There is a brand-new lunch and dinner menu at Flo’s V8 Café in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park. You’ll definitely want to make a pit stop to try these delicious dishes!

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Starting with the Pit Stop Classics, you’ll be saying “Ka-Chow!” when you try the amazing Ka-Cheeseburger. This 1/3lb angus beef patty comes served on a sesame seed bun with cheddar cheese, 1000 Island, and caramelized onions. If you’re looking to dine in style, then Ramone’s Low & Slow Club is for you with turkey breast, crispy bacon, avocado-bacon mayo, lettuce, and tomato on toasted white bread. And then there’s the Fin-tastic Tuna Sandwich with albacore tuna salad, lettuce, and tomato on toasted wheat bread.

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If comfort food is more your style, then you’ll love the Drive In Dishes. Flo’s Famous Fried Chicken starts off this list and comes with roasted garlic mashed potatoes, gravy, and seasonal vegetables. Then there’s the Cobb de Ville Salad with mixed lettuce, turkey breast, crispy bacon, blue cheese, hard boiled egg, corn, and tomatoes all topped with house-made ranch dressing. Fillmore has chipped in on the menu, too, with Fillmore’s Pot Pie! It comes in a flaky pie crust with creamy sweet corn, potato, chiles, and cheddar cheese and is served with fresh fruit.

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In addition to the Drive In Dishes and Pit Stop Classics, you’ll love the Checkered Flag Chicken Noodle Soup. And don’t forget to ask about the Blue Plate Specials. These specials aren’t listed on the menu, and you never know what you might find!

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For the Jr. Pit Crew, little racers can enjoy a Micro Burger, Chicken Fenders, Mack’s Mac & Cheese, or the Taillight Turkey Slider. All these dishes are served with fresh fruit, baby carrots, and a choice of a small lowfat milk or a small bottle of water.

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Now what diner would be complete without some tasty milkshakes? Flo’s Classic Shakes are just the thing to satisfy that sweet craving. Try a vanilla, chocolate, or strawberry shake topped with “Road Gravel” cookies and cream crumbles. You can even get it in a fancy souvenir glass to take home! Also on the dessert menu will be a rotational dessert, starting with the delicious Strawberry Pie.

You can also fill up your tank with refreshing fountain beverages, milk, orange juice, coffee, hot tea, or hot cocoa. For guests over the age of 21, specialty draft beer and wine is also available. Drafts include Victory Prima Pilsner and Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA, and wines include Kendall-Jackson VR Chardonnay, Coppola Rosso & Bianco, and Red Sangria.

Once you stop by for a meal, you’ll be revving your engines for more – this new menu is now available at Flo’s V8 Café in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure park. Drive on over to Radiator Springs and take these new eats for a test drive!

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Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Jessie’s Critter Carousel and More New Experiences Coming to Pixar Pier

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In addition to the newly reimagined Incredicoaster and all-new Lamplight Lounge, guests will discover new experiences – both big and small – throughout the newly reimagined Pixar Pier.

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In 2019, Jessie the yodeling cowgirl will invite you for a rootin’ tootin’ spin on Jessie’s Critter Carousel. Inspired by Jessie’s wilderness friends in the “Woody’s Roundup” television show from “Toy Story 2,” this newly reimagined attraction is a classic boardwalk carousel with a whimsical spin. Saddle up on one of 56 adorable friends, choosing from a turtle, snake, buzzard, armadillo, bunny, deer, raccoon, ram, skunk and two cozy logs inhabited by a family of owls.

And when Pixar Pier opens June 23 at Disney California Adventure park, guests will find transformation around every corner.

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Just past Lamplight Lounge, you will find Adorable Snowman Frosted Treats. Inspired by the lovable and not-at-all-abominable monster from “Monsters, Inc.,” this will be your go-to for frozen treats.

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In the “Toy Story” neighborhood of Pixar Pier, big appetites and small fries alike will love the Poultry Palace. This giant fun meal inspired by Pixar’s short, “Toy Story Toon: Small Fry,” even comes with a Fun Meal Zurg!

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¿Quieres un churro? Stop by Señor Buzz Churros, where Buzz has switched into Spanish mode to offer this quintessential Disneyland Resort treat.

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Further down Pixar Pier, Angry Dogs will be serving up some hot items – which is the perfect place for Anger from “Inside Out.” The more he burns with rage, the hotter the dogs get!

Come discover these and many more newly themed experiences throughout Pixar Pier at Disney California Adventure park!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

2018 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Food Guide

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Everyone’s favorite California foodie festival is back again this year at Disneyland Resort. Now through April 12, come out and enjoy the 2018 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival! Celebrating the best of Californian cuisine, beverages and entertainment, this festival is sure to make you hungry, and you won’t want to miss all of the amazing dishes we’ve cooked up this year. Here’s your official guide to all of the delicious food and beverages available at this year’s festival. All of these Festival Marketplaces can be found throughout Disney California Adventure park.

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Nuts About Cheese

Food:

  • Brie Toast with Fig, Mint and Almond Crumble
  • Goat Cheese Fromage Blanc Tartine with Rosemary and Hazelnuts
  • Selection of 3 California Cheeses – Point Reyes Blue, Vella Jack and Fiscalini Cheddar

Beverages:

  • Pineapple Mimosa
  • Raspberry Mimosa
  • Strawberry Mimosa
  • Mimosa Flight
  • Duckhorn Vineyards, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
  • Baileyana, Grand Firepeak Cuvee, Chardonnay, Edna Valley
  • Chandon, Brut, California

Rotational Wines:

  • Patz & Hall, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
  • Hartford Court, Land’s Edge Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
  • Schweiger Vineyards, Chardonnay, Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley
  • Firestone Vineyards, Gewürztraminer, Santa Ynez Valley
  • Tres Sabores, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley
  • MACROSTIE Winery & Vineyards, Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
  • MACROSTIE Winery & Vineyards, Wildcat Mountain, Chardonnay, Carneros
  • Sort this out Cellars, Mourvedre Rose Mermaid, Santa Barbara
  • CHOCK ROCK Vineyard, Syrah, Arroyo Seco
  • Hartford Family Winery, Hartford Court, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
  • Kita Wines, Camp 4 Vineyard, T’aya, Rhone White Blend, Santa Ynez Valley

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LAstyle

Food:

  • Korean BBQ Beef Short Rib Tacos
  • Chicken Teriyaki Slider with Spicy DOLE® Pineapple Jam
  • Mexican Chocolate Custard

Beverages:

  • LVP, Vanderpump, Red Sangria, Spain
  • Golden Road Brewing, Mango Cart, Wheat Ale
  • Mango Agua Fresca (non-alcoholic)

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The Brewhouse

Beverages:

  • Backlot Michelada
  • Tropical IPA Shandy
  • Modelo Especial Lager
  • Refuge Brewery, Blood Orange Wit, Belgian Wheat Ale
  • ACE Craft Ciders, Apple Honey, Hard Cider
  • Smog City Brewing, Sabre-Toothed Squirrel, Hoppy Amber Ale
  • Ballast Point Brewing Company, Unfiltered Sculpin, IPA
  • Festival Punch
California Craft Brews

Food:

  • White Cheddar Lager Soup in a Mini Boudin’s Sourdough Boule

Beverages:

  • Beer Flight – Bright & Refreshing
  • Three Weavers Brewing Company, Seafarer
  • Mission Brewery, Hefeweizen
  • Bottle Logic Brewing, Kingdom Common, California Common
  • Black Market Brewing Co., Cherry Gose
  • Beer Flight – Bold & Hoppy
  • Stone Brewing, Scorpion Bowl, Tropical IPA
  • Hangar 24 Craft Brewing, Betty, American IPA
  • Aftershock Brewing Co., Red Alert, Red Ale
  • Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Barney Flats
  • Three Weavers Brewing Company, Seafarer, Kolsch
  • 21st Amendment Brewery, El Sully, Mexican Style Lager
  • Mission Brewery, Hefeweizen
  • Black Market Brewing Co., Cherry Gose
  • Bottle Logic Brewing, Kingdom Common, California Common
  • Aftershock Brewing Co., Red Alert, Red Ale
  • Stone Brewing, Scorpion Bowl, Tropical IPA
  • Hangar 24 Craft Brewing, Betty, American IPA
  • Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Boat Shoes, Hazy IPA
  • Anderson Valley Brewing Company, Barney Flats, Oatmeal Stout

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Peppers Cali-Ente

Food:

  • Jalapeño Popper Mac & Cheese with Bacon
  • Verlasso™ Sustainable Salmon Peruvian Poke with a Cucumber-Lime Salad and Aju Verde Salsa

Beverages:

  • Lime Margarita with Jalapeño Garnish
  • Watermelon Lemonade (non-alcoholic), with optional Habanero Sugar & Chili-Lime Half-Rim

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Uncork California

Beverages:

  • White Wine Flight
  • Twomey, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa County, Sonoma County
  • Cambria Estate Vineyards & Winery, Benchmark, Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley
  • Sofia, Rosé, Monterey County
  • Red Wine Flight
  • La Crema, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
  • Ferrari-Carano, Merlot, Sonoma County
  • Rodney Strong, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County
  • Sparkling Wine Tropical Float
  • Sofia Blanc de Blancs, Monterey County

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Strawberry Patch

Food:

  • Strawberry & Coconut Rice “Frushi” with Sweet Oikos® Greek Nonfat Yogurt Wasabi Sauce
  • Watsonville Strawberry Pie

Beverages:

  • Strawberry Frosé
  • Strawberry Pineapple Float with Strawberry Popping Pearls (non-alcoholic)

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Avocado Time

Food:

  • Avocado & Pepper Jack Petite Guacamole Burger
  • Spice Oumph!® on Pita with Avocado Hummus and Garlic Sauce
  • Avocado Ice Cream Bar

Beverages:

  • Kickback Michelada with Flavors of Pineapple and Lime
  • Black Market Brewing Co., Deception Coconut Lime, Blonde Ale

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Eat Your Greens

Food:

  • Grilled Asparagus Caesar Salad
  • Compressed Asian Cucumbers with Green Sauce, Toasted Almonds and Sea Beans

Beverages:

  • Lolea, No. 2 Sparkling Frizzante White Sangria, Spain
  • Beet Kombucha Sangria
  • Health-Ade Beet Kombucha with Wild Berry FOMZ (non-alcoholic)

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Citrus Grove

Food:

  • Citrus-Brined Pork Roast with Tangy Barbecue Sauce and Lemon Pepper Slaw
  • Crispy Orange Chicken & Rice with Garlic Cracker
  • Meyer Lemon Macaron

Beverages:

  • Meyer Lemon Ginger Mule
  • White Blend, Conundrum, California
  • Fever Tree Ginger Beer

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I ❤ Artichokes

Food:

  • Grilled & Chilled Artichoke Hearts with Romesco
  • Fried Artichoke Carbonara
  • Bourbon Chocolate Whoopie Pie

Beverages:

  • Tio Pepe, Fino Sherry, Gonzalez Byass, Spain
  • Mumm Napa, Sparkling Wine, Brut Prestige, Napa Valley

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Cluck-a-Doodle-Moo

Food:

  • Grilled Harris Ranch Beef Tenderloin Slider with Chimichurri Sauce
  • Salt & Beer Vinegar Parmesan Chicken Wings
  • Oikos® Greek Nonfat Yogurt Panna Cotta with Red Raspberry Compote

Beverages:

  • Festival Beer Flight
  • Estrella Damm, Lager
  • Towne Park Brew Co., Pale Ale
  • Bootlegger’s Brewery, Thai Tea Far Out, West Coast IPA
  • Lost Coast Brewery, Downtown Brown, Brown Ale
  • Justin, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
  • Orange-Vanilla Cream Float with Whipped Cream (non-alcoholic)

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Off the Cob

Food:

  • Sweet Corn Nuggets with Beef Chili
  • Shrimp Boil Tacos with Andouille Sausage and Fresh Corn
  • Caramel Popcorn Crispy Treat

Beverages:

  • Popcorn Lemonade Cocktail
  • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co, Paradise Rd, Pilsner
  • Popcorn Lemonade with Whipped Cream and Candy Corn Garnish (non-alcoholic)

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Garlic Kissed

Food:

  • Creamy Mac & Cheese with Garlic Bread Crumble
  • Black Garlic Soy-Braised Pork Belly Banh Mi

Beverages:

  • Bloody Mary with Garlic-Stuffed Olive
Festival Beer Garden

Beverages:

  • Beer Garden Flight
  • Legends Craft Brewery, American Lager
  • Modern Times Beer, Lomaland, Saison
  • Stereo Brewing Company, Tales of Brave Ulysses
  • Sierra Nevada, Tropical Torpedo, Tropical IPA
  • Legends Craft Brewery, American Lager
  • Saint Archer Brewing Co., Blonde Ale
  • Barley Forge Brewing Company, Nom Nom, Mango Hefeweizen
  • Modern Times Beer, Lomaland, Saison
  • Stereo Brewing Company, Tale of Brave Ulysses, Scottish Ale
  • Sierra Nevada, Tropical Torpedo, Tropical IPA
  • Noble Ale Works, Big Whig, IPA
  • Unsung Brewing Company, Naturia, Double IPA
  • Goose Island Beer Co., Matilda, Belgian-Style Pale Ale
  • Lindemans Brewery, Framboise, Raspberry Lambic

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Paradise Garden Grill

Food:

  • Beer-Battered Cod with Steak Fries, Sweet Slaw and Spicy Remoulade
  • Vegetarian “Meatball” Sandwich with Marinara Sauce Topped with Melted Mozzarella Cheese and served with Kettle Chips
  • Beer-Braised Pork Tacos with Pickled Apple Slaw, Black Beans and Queso
  • Sausage Trio Platter with Braised Red Cabbage and Warm Potato Salad
  • Large Soft Pretzel with Beer-Mustard Dipping Sauce
  • Salted Caramel Budino with Vanilla Bean Chantilly Cream
  • Bienenstich Cake with Caramelized Almonds and filled with Vanilla Bean Custard

Beverages:

  • Brewery Ommegang, Hennepin, Farmhouse Saison
  • Innis & Gunn, Original, Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale
  • Zilliken Estate, Riesling, Mosel, Germany

Are you heading to the 2018 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival? Which dishes are you most excited to try?

(Thanks Disney Parks Blog)

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Guide to the Food at the 2018 Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure Park

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Complete Guide to the Food at the 2018 Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure Park

The Lunar New Year celebration is about to begin at Disney California Adventure park, commemorating the Year of the Dog. This year’s celebration will run from January 26 through February 18 and will feature specialty Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese cuisine. All of the delicious food you see listed below will be offered in marketplaces located throughout the north side of Paradise Pier. Be sure to come celebrate the time-honored traditions that commemorate the start of a new year.

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Korea Marketplace (In front of The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure)

  • Kimchi Bokkeumbap – Vegetable fried rice
  • Yachae Mandu – Steamed vegetable dumpling with sesame-garlic soy sauce
  • Yang Gaeng – Sweet red bean and raspberry jelly
  • Banana Ooyu – Non-alcoholic banana milk
  • Mae Shil Ju – Plum wine cocktail
  • Hite Pale Lager

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China Marketplace (In front of Golden Zephyr)

  • Xiao Long Bao – Pork soup dumplings with black vinegar and ginger
  • Sanbeiji – Three-cup chicken
  • Dan Ta – Egg tart dessert
  • Wuxiang Huasheng Tang – Five-spiced peanut brittle
  • Baixiangguo Lucha – Passion fruit green iced tea with lychee popping pearls (non-alcoholic)
  • Tsingtao Lager

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Vietnam Marketplace (In front of Golden Zephyr)

  • Banh Chu’ng – Sticky rice cake with pork
  • Chao Tom – Sugar cane shrimp skewer with sweet and sour sauce
  • Banh Khoai Lang Tim – Purple sweet potato macaron
  • Ca Phe Sua Da – Vietnamese iced coffee (non-alcoholic)

Paradise Gardens Cart

  • Zhurou Bao – Steamed bao filled with pork and served with sweet chili dipping sauce
  • Xìngren Qu Qi – Three Mini Almond Cookies

Paradise Garden Grill

  • Ca Ro Phi Chien Gion – Whole crispy tilapia with chili-lime vinaigrette served family-style with soup, vegetables and rice
  • Japchae – Sweet potato noodles, onions, shiitake mushrooms, carrots, spinach, snow peas, broccolini and lightly sauteed tofu tossed with sesame oil and sweet and spicy sauce and topped with toasted sesame seeds
  • Galbi – Short ribs marinated and grilled Korean-style and served with steamed rice and kimchi
  • Pho Bo: Beef noodle soup with seasoned beef stock, thinly sliced tri-tip and rice noodles with classic accompaniments of onion, jalapeno, basil-lime and hot sauce
  • Banh Mi Thit Nuong – Marinated pork belly, pickled carrots and daikon with cucumber, cilantro, seasoned mayonnaise and jalapeno on a crispy baguette
  • Mango Pudding
  • Almond Milk Black Iced Tea with Pudding (non-alcoholic)
  • Black Beer Stout
 What are you most excited to try at the 2018 Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure Park?

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Contact Siera today at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or at 734-771-1290 for more information or your free, no obligation quote. 

Pixar Pier to Feature Four New Neighborhoods at Disney California Adventure

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Summer 2018 will bring a transformed land for guests to experience at Disney California Adventure park when Pixar Pier opens along the southern shore of Paradise Bay, with newly themed attractions, foods and merchandise throughout. This new, permanent land in the area that is now Paradise Pier will introduce four new neighborhoods representing beloved Disney·Pixar stories.

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

The first of the four themed neighborhoods guests will find is inspired by “The Incredibles.” Here, the new Incredicoaster, permanently transformed from the attraction that is now California Screamin’, will open with Pixar Pier in summer 2018. This new experience will feature a mid-century-modern-style loading area, new character moments and a new look for the ride vehicles. To prepare for this transformation, California Screamin’ will close Jan. 8.

The popular Toy Story Mania! will anchor the “Toy Story”-inspired neighborhood. A neighborhood inspired by “Inside Out” will be found on the western side of the boardwalk and will welcome a new family-friendly attraction, scheduled to open at a later date.

The fourth neighborhood will be a celebration of many of your favorite Pixar stories. In this neighborhood, Mickey’s Fun Wheel will have a new look, with each of the 24 gondolas featuring different Pixar characters and the iconic face of Mickey Mouse remaining on the Paradise Bay side of the wheel. At the Games of the Boardwalk, which already includes the Bullseye Stallion Stampede game, all of the midway games will be inspired by Pixar characters. Mickey’s Fun Wheel, Games of the Boardwalk and Sideshow Shirts will close Jan. 8 to begin this transformation.

Ariel’s Grotto restaurant and the Cove Bar will be transformed into a new lounge and grill offering sparkling views of Paradise Bay and the new Pixar Pier. Both locations will close Jan. 8, with Cove Bar reopening briefly in April before closing again for its permanent transformation. Guests wishing to reserve “World of Color” dining packages after Jan. 7 may consider Carthay Circle Restaurant or Wine Country Trattoria.

The remaining areas of the land that is now Paradise Pier, including Paradise Gardens, Silly Symphony Swings, Jumpin’ Jellyfish, Goofy’s Sky School, Golden Zephyr and The Little Mermaid ~ Ariel’s Undersea Adventure, will become a new land called Paradise Park.

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Pixar Pier will open during the limited-time Pixar Fest celebration, which begins April 13. The celebration will include the new “Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” fireworks as well as the return of Pixar Play Parade and “Paint the Night” parade, and much more throughout the entire Disneyland Resort.

(Thanks Disney Parks Blog!)

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote. 

Complete Guide to the Food at Festival of Holidays and Disney ¡Viva Navidad!

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Complete Guide to the Food at Festival of Holidays and Disney ¡Viva Navidad!

Festival of Holidays returns to Disney California Adventure park this year with a wonderful and diverse array of food and beverage offerings! Through Jan. 7, you’ll be able to feast on these delicious items at the Festive Foods Marketplace and Disney ¡Viva Navidad!. This year, 12 different marketplaces are scattered throughout the area with dishes spanning various cultures and holidays. Here’s your list of all the delicious food at Festival of Holidays at Disney Viva Navidad available this year!

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Chips, Breads & Holiday Spreads

  • Chicken Liver Paté with cherry jam and pistachios
  • Cranberry-Pear Tart with rosemary-infused cream
  • White Chocolate-Dipped Lingonberry Speculoos Cookie
  • Chorizo Queso Fundido with house-made tortilla chips

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Making Spirits Bright

  • White Cranberry, Pear and Blood Orange Mimosa Flight (Also sold individually)
  • White Wine Flight with Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand; Fess Parker Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County; and Bertenura Moscato, Italy (Kosher) (Also sold individually)
  • Red Wine Flight with Castle Rock Pinot Noir, Reserve, Russian River Valley; Joel Gott Zinfandel, California; and Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County (Also sold individually)
  • Chandon Sparkling Wine, Brut, California
  • Red & White Rotational Wine Selection

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Joy to the Sauce

  • Seared Salmon Filet with lemon-caper sauce
  • Beef Short Rib with mashed potatoes and gravy and topped with cranberry sauce
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding with brandied vanilla sauce
  • Conundrum White Wine Blend, California
  • Rodney Strong Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
  • Holiday Eggnog Cocktail with whipped cream and nutmeg
  • Apple Lemonade with whipped cream and caramel

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Spicy Celebrations

  • Nashville Fried Hot Turkey with dill pickles
  • Beef Corn Tamale a la Plancha with spicy rojo sauce
  • Spicy Peanut Brittle
  • Pomegranate Margarita with a chipotle-smoked sea salt half-rim
  • Winter Michelada with Modela Negra and a brown sugar rim
  • Modela Negra Lager, Mexico

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Brews & Bites

  • Sliced Calabrese Salami with crackers
  • Warm Bavarian Pretzel with whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • Beer Flight: For a Snowy Day with Victory Prima Pilsner, New Belgium Accumulation White IPA, Aftershock Oatmeal Rasin Cookie Ale and Great Divide Hibernation Ale (Also sold individually)
  • Beer Flight: For a Sunny Day with TAPS The American Cream Ale, Brewery Ommegang Witte, Backstreet Raspberry Sour and Refuge West Coast Red Ale (Also sold individually)
  • Stone Brewing IPA
  • Unsung Naturia Double IPA
  • Karl Strauss Holiday Porter

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Holiday Duets

  • Macaroni and Cheese with cornbread crumbles
  • Warm Polenta with chilled crab salad
  • Cookie Butter and Jelly Cheesecake
  • Holiday Mickey and Minnie Cookies
  • Pomegranate Mule garnished with pomegranate seeds and rosemary sprig
  • Fever Tree Ginger Beer (non-alcoholic)
  • Warm Chocolate Float with whipped cream and brownie crumbles

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Classic Crocks and Casseroles

  • Chana Masala with grilled garlic naan
  • Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole with crispy onions
  • Milk Chocolate Candy Cane Pot de Crème Cup
  • Ice Green Mint Tea with mint sprig

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Blissfully Braised

  • Braised Pork Belly Adobo with garlic fried rice
  • Braised Lamb Cheeks with Mediterranean cauliflower
  • Fruit and Nut Rugelach
  • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co., Hoppy Poppy IPA
  • ACE Premium Craft Hard Apple Cider

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

A Twist on Tradition

  • Reuben Potato Smash with Russian dressing and rye toast crumble
  • Butternut Squash and Almond Pakora Fritters
  • Chocolate Yule Log with candied chestnuts and clementine compote
  • Horchata Fudge
  • Pumpkin Spice Float Cocktail with cream liqueur, vanilla ice cream and pumpkin seed brittle
  • Frosty Frosé – Frozen Rosé with blue curacao and white cranberry juice with mint sprig

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Winter Sliderland

  • Holiday Ham Slider with pineapple relish
  • Roast Turkey Slider with cranberry sauce
  • Egg Nog Macaron
  • Hot Buttered Rum with a cinnamon stick
  • La Crema Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
  • Festive Beer Flight with Bottle Logic Brewing (714), Blonde Ale; Oaskar Blues Brewery Pinner, IPA; Barley Forge Brewing Co. The Patsy, Coconut Rye Stout; and Modern Times Fruitlands, Passionfruit and Guava Gose (Also sold individually)
  • White Hot Chocolate with house-made cinnamon marshmallow

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Grandma’s Recipes

  • Grilled Chicken Sausage with red beans and rice
  • Beef Brisket with brown sugar-glazed carrots
  • Sweet Potato Pie
  • Molasses Gingerbread Cookie
  • Merry Cherry-Pineapple Punch with assorted jellies
  • Warm Bourbon Cider with bourbon-infused marshmallow

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Festive Holiday Extras

  • Brussels Sprouts with goat cheese, cranberries and bacon
  • Baked Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
  • Pineapple Kesari with golden raisins
  • Holiday Sherbet Punch with flavors of pineapple, lime and orange
  • Ballast Point Brewing Company Piper Down, Scottish Ale, San Diego

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Treats for Santa

  • Mickey Snowman Cookie Decorating Kit
  • Warm Bourbon Cider
  • White Hot Chocolate

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Disney ¡Viva Navidad! at Paradise Garden Grill

  • Street Tacos – Trio of corn tortilla tacos filled with carnitas, carne asada and chicken, topped with white onion and fresh cilantro, served with lime-cilantro rice and black beans
  • Chicken Mole Plate – Chicken slowly cooked in Mole Sauce, garnished with cotija cheese, served with lime-cilantro rice and tortillas
  • Burrito – Flour tortilla filled with black beans, lime-cilantro rice and choice of carne asada, carnitas, or chicken with salsa and Mexican crema
  • Torta al Pastor – Soft telera roll, chorizo beans, al pastor, cabbage, guacamole and Mexican crema
  • House-Made Pozole – Mild chile and pork stew with hominy and oregano, topped with sliced radishes
  • Buñuelos – Two golden fried flour tortillas dusted with cinnamon sugar, served with a side of cajeta
  • Kid’s Cheese Quesadilla
  • Kid’s Street-Style Taco – Corn tortilla taco filled with choice of carne asada, chicken or carnitas, topped with white onion and fresh cilantro, served with lime-cilantro rice and black beans topped with queso blanco, served with choice of small lowfat milk or small Dasani® Water
  • Dos Equis Lager
  • Dos Equis Ambar
  • Red Sangria
  • Corona
  • Negra Modelo

(Photo: Disney Parks Blog)

Disney ¡Viva Navidad! at Paradise Pier – Outdoor Vending

  • Elote – Street-style corn with mayonnaise, parmesan cheese and tajin
  • Horchata – Sweet rice beverage with a hint of vanilla and cinnamon
  • Jamaica – Traditional slightly sweetened hibiscus tea
  • Chicharrón – Puffed wheat wagon wheel, tapatio and lime wedges
  • Strawberry Paleta – Fresa (strawberry) fruit bar

(Thanks Disney Parks Blog)

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Call her at 734-771-1290 or email her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote.