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Guide to Food and Drinks at Disney Parks for Fourth of July 2019

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Get ready for a patriotic spread of red, white, and blue treats that Sam Eagle would be proud to chow down on at both the Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts for Fourth of July 2019. This guide provides you with all of the yummy details your all-American heart could hope for. Happy Independence Day, Disney Foodies!

4TH OF JULY OFFERINGS AT DISNEYLAND RESORT

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Disneyland Park

  • Plaza Inn Dining Package Adult Meal – Available July 4 at Plaza Inn by Reservation OnlySlow-roasted BBQ pork, fried chicken breast, smoked bratwurst with golden mustard sauce, fresh watermelon, corn on the cob, house-made cornbread, sweet baked beans, mac and cheese, and apple pie (vegetarian options available)
  • Plaza Inn Dining Package Kid’s Meal – Available July 4 at Plaza Inn by Reservation OnlyFried chicken leg, mac and cheese, watermelon, house-made cornbread, corn on the cob, and individual classic apple pie (vegetarian options available)
  • Apple Pie Shake – Available July 4 at Carnation Cafe 
  • 4th of July Cupcake – Available July 4 at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe: Cinnamon sponge cupcake with apple filling and buttercream

Disney California Adventure Park

  • Firecracker – Available July 4-7 at Hollywood Lounge: Mojito with blueberries and strawberry popping pearls

Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel – Sand Bar BBQ 4th of July Menu 

  • PCH Burger – Short ribs and brisket blend half-pound beef patty with steak tomato, aged cheddar cheese, Vidalia onions, and charred avocado aïoli on a brioche bun
  • All Beef Hot Dog – Wagyu beef dog with caramelized onions and homemade ketchup on a pretzel bun
  • Chicken DrumMettes – Flare of citrus and sea salt with blue cheese dipping sauce and vegetable crudité
  • Veggie Burger – All-natural plant-based vegetarian patty with plum tomato, caramelized red onions, iceberg lettuce, and Thousand Island dressing on a brioche bun
  • Street Corn on the Cob – Sweet Californian corn, chili-lime aïoli, and queso fresco
  • Seasonal Fruit – Watermelon wedge, pineapple spears, and grapes or large dill pickle
  • Watermelon Aguas Frescas
  • Horchata
  • Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar
  • Mickey Premium Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Classic Root Beer Float – Vanilla ice cream with root beer
  • Electric Lemonade – Citrus vodka and Odwalla lemonade
  • Odwalla Lemonade
  • Budweiser
  • Bud Light
  • Corona Extra
  • Heineken
  • Blue Moon Belgian White
  • Hangar 24 Orange Wheat Ale
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Downtown Disney District

  • Frozen Cherry Boba Lemonade – Available at Wetzel’s PretzelsFrozen lemonade with cherry-flavored popping pearls and cherry purée
  • Firecracker Cocktail – Available through July 7 at Splitsville Luxury Lanes: Lemonade, citrus vodka, blue curaçao, and grenadine
  • 4th of July Box – Available through July 7 at SprinklesRed velvet cupcakes, dark chocolate cupcakes, and gluten-friendly lemon-blueberry cupcakes
  • Americana Mini Sampler – Available through July 7 at SprinklesRed velvet cupcake, dark chocolate cupcake, and vanilla cupcake
  • Berry Ice Creams – Available through July 31 at Salt & Straw: Birthday Cakes & Blackberries flavor, Goat Cheese Marionberry Habanero flavor, and Fresh Sheep’s Cheese & Strawberries flavor
  • Red, White & Blue Cake Shake – Available July 3-7 at Black Tap Craft Burgers & Shakes: Vanilla shake with red, white, and blue cake slice, whipped cream, sprinkles, a cherry, and a vanilla frosted rim with red, white, and blue sprinkles

4TH OF JULY OFFERINGS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

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Magic Kingdom Park

  • It’s a Party! Sundae – Available through July 31 at Plaza Ice Cream ParlorRed velvet cake topped with birthday cake ice cream, vanilla sauce, raspberry sauce, whipped cream, a cherry, and red, white, and blue sprinkles
  • Sugar Cookie Sandwich – Available through July 31 at Plaza Ice Cream ParlorBirthday cake ice cream sandwiched between two sugar cookies with red, white, and blue sprinkles
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Epcot

  • Berry Shortcake – Available July 4 at Sunshine Seasons: Fresh blueberries, strawberries, and whipped cream topped with patriotic sprinkles and a chocolate Mickey coin
  • Fourth of July Cupcake – Available July 4 at Fountain View: Yellow cake with buttercream and white chocolate mousse dome
  • BBQ Rib Plate – Available July 4 at Liberty Inn: BBQ babyback ribs with slaw and cornbread
  • All-American Burger – Available at Liberty Inn1/3 lb Angus burger with Vermont sharp cheddar, smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, and pickle on a brioche bun with french fries
  • The American Dream – Available at Fife & DrumFrozen blue raspberry slushy with vanilla ice cream and frozen strawberry
  • Voices of Liberty Quick-Service Dining Package – Available July 4 at Liberty Inn: Includes entrée, non-alcoholic beverage, dessert, and guaranteed seating for the Voices of Liberty Show at America Gardens Theatre and can be purchased for 29.99 plus tax on July 4 only in-person at Liberty Inn. Show times are 5:30 p.m., 6:45 p.m., and 8 p.m.

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

  • Fourth of July Cupcake – Available through July 7 at Creature Comforts and Restaurantosaurus:Yellow cupcake with apple pie filling, buttercream, and chocolate fireworks
  • Ultimate Barbecue Platter – Available July 4-7 at Flame Tree BarbecueHouse-smoked brisket, pulled pork, chicken, ribs, coleslaw, and beans
  • Burger and Brew Combo – Available July 4-7 at Restaurantosaurus7-oz burger topped with smoked cheddar cheese, pulled pork, barbecue sauce, and jalapeño poppers and served with fries and your choice of beer
  • 4th of July White Berry Sangria – Available July 4-7 at Tusker House Restaurant, Tiffins Restaurant, Dawa Bar, and Nomad Lounge: White sangria with blueberries and strawberries
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Disney Springs

  • Red, White and Blue Slush – Available July 4 at Amorette’s PatisserieBlue raspberry, white Chantilly cream, and strawberry lemonade
  • Firecracker Cocktail – Available through July 7 at Splitsville Luxury Lanes: Lemonade, citrus vodka, blue curaçao, and grenadine
  • 4th of July Box – Available through July 7 at SprinklesRed velvet cupcakes, dark chocolate cupcakes, and gluten-friendly lemon-blueberry cupcakes
  • Americana Mini Sampler – Available through July 7 at SprinklesRed velvet cupcake, dark chocolate cupcake, and vanilla cupcake
  • 4th of July Sundae – Available July 4 at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill:Fresh berries and gelato topped with whipped cream, a house-made waffle cone, red, white, and blue sprinkles, and chocolate candies
  • Assorted 4th of July Desserts – Available at Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill To-Go Window: Freshly-made brownies, mini cupcakes, cookies, and white chocolate-drizzled popcorn

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

  • Mickey’s Fire Cracker Cupcake – Available July 4 at Contempo Café at Disney’s Contemporary Resort: Red velvet cupcake with mixed berry filling and vanilla buttercream icing
  • Independence Day Cupcake – Available July 4 at P&J’s Southern Takeout at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgrounds: Yellow cupcake with buttercream icing 
  • Pulled Pork Sandwich – Available July 4 at Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa: BBQ pulled pork with spicy pimento cheese, fried onion straws, bread, and pickles
  • Fourth of July Shortcake – Available July 3-5 at Everything POP Shopping and Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort: Red, white, and blue shortcake with macerated berries
  • Red, White, and Blue Sangria – Available July 3-4 at Geyser Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge: White sangria infused with fresh blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries
  • Patriotic Rum Punch – Available July 3-4 at Geyser Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge: Raspberry rum, blue curaçao, and cranberry and pineapple juices
  • Non-Alcoholic Boom Berry Lemonade – Available July 3-4 at Geyser Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge: Powerade Mountain Blast, lemonade, and fresh raspberries
  • The Strawberry Sparkler – Available July 3-4 at Geyser Point at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge: Sparkling wine infused with strawberry purée and fresh blueberries and garnished with a strawberry popsicle
  • 4th of July Donut – Available through July 4 at Roaring Fork at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge: Classic glazed donut topped with vanilla frosting and red, white, and blue sprinkles
  • 4th of July Cupcake – Available through July 4 at Roaring Fork at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge: Vanilla cupcake with cherry filling, buttercream icing, and red, white, and blue sprinkles and stars
  • Apple Pie Cupcake – Available July 3-5 at The Market at Ale & Compass and Beach Club Marketplace at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts: Vanilla bean cupcake with roasted apple filling and buttercream
  • Uncle Slam – Available July 4 at Oasis and Barefoot Pool Bars at Disney’s Polynesian Village ResortRum blended with cream of coconut, pineapple juice, and strawberry purée with a floater of blue curaçao (non-alcoholic version also available)
  • Raspberry Dole Whip Cone – Available July 4 at Pineapple Lanai at Disney’s Polynesian Village ResortBlue sugar cone with red raspberry Dole Whip and red, white, and blue stars
  • 4th of July Cupcake – Available July 4 at Capt. Cook’s and Kona Coffee Bar: Yellow cupcake with lemon-blueberry filling and red, white, and blue, buttercream stars

For more information on the food & beverage offerings at Disneyland Resort, visit the Disneyland Resort website or call 714 718-DINE (714 718-3463).

For more information on the food & beverage offerings at Walt Disney World Resort, visit the Walt Disney World Resort website or call 407 WDW-DINE (407 939-3463).

Top 10 Places Where You Can Relax at Disneyland Resort

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With more than 100 attractions and entertainment offerings, there is a lot to see and do at the Disneyland Resort. Sometimes, the best way to experience the resort is at a leisurely pace, making time to rest and relax. It’s vacation after all!

Here are ten places to relax at Disneyland where you can kick back and enjoy your time at the Happiest Place on Earth:

1. Disneyland Railroad – Take a relaxing tour aboard the Disneyland Railroad and travel to your next destination at Disneyland park on an authentic steam-powered train. The attraction is just over a mile long and offers a nearly 20-minute scenic break if you take it round trip.

2. Star Wars Launch Bay – Explore immersive exhibits, encounter Kylo Ren and get off of your feet for 10 minutes in the Launch Bay Theater in Tomorrowland, offering a short film that celebrates the entire Star Wars saga running continuously throughout the day.

3. People Watching – Relax on benches throughout the theme parks and enjoy the sweet sounds and unique views of the resort. The hustle and bustle of Main Street, U.S.A. in Disneyland park, including the classic turn-of-the century vehicles, or Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure park, brimming with life and live entertainment, are perfect spots.

4. Mark Twain Riverboat – Take a seat aboard the 19th-century-inspired riverboat for a half-mile journey into the worlds of old America. The charming adventure offers all sorts of sights and sounds along the river’s edge.

5. Disney Animation Building – No reservations are required for the drawing classes that occur every 30 minutes at the Animation Academy in Hollywood Land. Plus, the Animation Courtyard, Sorcerer’s Workshop and “Turtle Talk with Crush” are great experiences showcasing beloved Disney films in the same building.

6. Bengal Barbecue – Take advantage of the recently added air-conditioned seats at Bengal Barbeque in Adventureland and try the seasonal favorite, Musubi Special. Additional seating in the area will be available soon when Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room and The Tropical Hideawayopen.

7. Tomorrowland Theater and Sunset Showcase Theater – Head to the Tomorrowland Theater or Sunset Showcase Theater in Hollywood Land for an entertainment treat. Enjoy a sneak peek of Disney’s dazzling new adventure “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” now playing in the Sunset Showcase Theater!

8. Starbucks – If you’re looking to rest with an additional pick-me-up, there are several Starbucks locations with plenty of seating inside or nearby to enjoy a cup of joe.

9. Main Street Opera House – There is plenty of seating throughout the spectacular Opera House on Main Street, U.S.A. while looking at rare Disney memorabilia. Then watch Abraham Lincoln come to life!

10. Live Performances – Enjoy world-class entertainment while taking a break at the same time. “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion” in Hollywood Land and “Mickey and the Magical Map” in Fantasyland are offered several times a day.

Where are your favorite places to relax at Disneyland Resort?

Top 10 Things To Do During Your Summer 2019 Disneyland Vacation

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A summer 2019 Disneyland vacation is sure to be a cool place for hot experiences! Explore new adventures, watch new shows, meet new Disney characters, plus experience a new land – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. Interested in what this summer has to bring? Here are the out-of-this-world opportunities to enjoy:

Disneyland Park

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Travel to a galaxy far, far away –The epic new land, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, is now open with new experiences for you to live your own Star Wars adventures. Explore a remote planet full of unique sights, try galactic food and beverages, and shop the intriguing collection of merchants. Be sure to take the controls of the most famous ship in the galaxy aboard Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.*

Admire Sleeping Beauty Castle – After an extensive refurbishment, our beloved icon at the heart of Disneyland is back and more beautiful than ever. The castle truly shimmers with enhancements, new color tones and of course, pixie dust.

Enjoy “theater” in the night sky – “Disneyland Forever,” the captivating fireworks spectacular returns June 7, showing just how magical the magic kingdom can be. The sky-high celebration features sparkling pyrotechnics, immersive projections and other effects that transform Disneyland into a magical canvas.

Boost to Hyperdrive –  Hurtle through hyperspace on Hyperspace Mountain! For a limited time this summer, the high-speed Star Wars-themed overlay brings a galactic adventure to Space Mountain in Tomorrowland.

Disney California Adventure Park

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See and hear the “Tale of The Lion King – Beginning June 7, an imaginative new adaptation of “The Lion King” is presented as a highly theatrical, outdoor musical production.

Bonjour to Fancy Nancy – Nancy Clancy, the high-spirited young girl from Disney Junior’s hit animated series “Fancy Nancy,” recently made “une grande entrée.” Come say hi to her just outside the “Disney Junior Dance Party!” 

Play in Pixar Pier – Celebrating its first anniversary in June, Pixar Pier is a whimsical land where the stories and characters of Disney and Pixar films come to life in incredible, playful ways. Enjoy the newly reimagined Jessie’s Critter Carousel, as well as Inside Out Emotional Whirlwind, opening soon! 

Sit back and enjoy the show – The spectacular magic of Disney animation comes to life in the 3D movie musical “Mickey’s PhilharMagic.” Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other favorite Disney characters take the stage in this fantasy adventure in the Sunset Showcase Theater.

Strike an epic pose – Super Heroes are landing in Hollywood Land to meet their newest “recruits!” Come face to face with some of the most admired heroes in the universe, including Captain Marvel, Spider-Man, Captain America and Black Panther.

Take flight over California – The epic, aerial adventure Soarin’ Over California returns from June 1 to 30! This virtual tour celebrates the beauty and wonder of the Golden State—from San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge to the crashing waves in Malibu. 

Downtown Disney District

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Celebrate the legendary mouse that started it all – Go wild in the photo-worthy Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration. This must-see experience features nine imaginatively-themed rooms inspired by Mickey Mouse. This separate ticket pop-up experience is only for a limited time and iis one of several new additions at Downtown Disney, including Black Tap Burgers and Shakes and Ballast Point restaurants.**

For more details about these experiences and offers, please visit Disneyland.com.

*General reservations for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge are no longer available at this time.  Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge reservations issued as part of a hotel reservation will be cancelled if the hotel reservation is cancelled. During the reservation period, access to the experiences in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is subject to capacity. When reservations will no longer be required, access to Disneyland Park and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge—including participation in its experiences—is subject to capacity.

**Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration exhibit elements and activities are subject to change or cancellation without notice.  Tickets are nonrefundable. Other restrictions apply.

Top 12 Disneyland Snacks You Can’t Miss

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Disney food is some of the most iconic food out there, from Mickey bars and churros to corn dogs and bread bowls. There’s so much to choose from, and you might need some help picking out those must-have snacks, so you can find the top 12 Disneyland snacks that you just can’t miss below.

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DISNEYLAND CHURROS – CARTS AND KIOSKS

From seasonal flavors to the classic cinnamon sugar churro, these yummy, crunchy sticks are some of the best in town! You can find them at various carts and kiosks located throughout the park.

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MICKEY PRETZEL, MICKEY BAR, POPCORN, TURKEY LEG, AND MORE – CARTS AND KIOSKS

You can never go wrong with a Mickey pretzel, a turkey leg, or even a Mickey Premium Ice Cream Bar – all found at various carts and kiosks throughout the park. Or if popcorn is more your style, then you can find various popcorn carts throughout the park along with the CUTEST souvenir popcorn buckets to take home with you! And did I mention that all of our Disney Parks popcorn is vegan? How cool is that!

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TIGGER TAILS, CANDY APPLES, AND MORE – HUNNY SPOT AND CANDY PALACE

Our Disneyland Candy Makers are always creating new sweets and treats like Tigger Tail marshmallow wands, candy apples, chocolate-covered pineapple slices, and their famous English Toffee. Check out Hunny Spot in Critter Country or the Candy Palace on Main Street, U.S.A. to grab some for yourself!

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DOLE WHIP – TIKI JUICE BAR AND THE TROPICAL HIDEAWAY

One of our most popular offerings, Pineapple Dole Whip Soft-serve is the perfect treat for a warm day in the park. You can find this soft-serve snack at the Tiki Juice Bar in Adventureland, served in a cup or in a float with Dole Pineapple Juice. In addition, we also serve a few unique soft-serve flavors at The Tropical Hideaway near Jungle Cruise including pineapple and orange swirl, pineapple and raspberry swirl, or even a Loaded Whip served with pineapple and orange swirl, fruit, and crystallized hibiscus.

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SKEWERS AND JUNGLE JULEP – BENGAL BARBECUE

Also located in Adventureland is Bengal Barbecue, where you can find a savory array of delicious Jungle Skewers. Chow down on chicken, beef, and pork skewers as well as a bacon-wrapped asparagus skewer and a vegetarian skewer with roasted seasonal vegetables. Pair your skewer with a refreshing Jungle Julep slush with pineapple, orange, grape, and lemon juices and you’ve got yourself a snack fit for a Jungle Cruise Skipper! 

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MICKEY-SHAPED BEIGNETS AND MINT JULEP – MINT JULEP BAR

If you’re looking for a Mickey-shaped snack that’s both SUPER delicious and SUPER photogenic, then the Mint Julep Bar is the place to be! Located in the heart of New Orleans Square, right next door to the French Market, this quick-service window serves up freshly-baked Mickey-shaped beignets dusted with a heaping helping of powdered sugar. Sometimes you might even find a seasonal beignet flavor like butterscotch or peppermint! And of course, you can’t take a trip to the Mint Julep Bar without trying the Mint Julep – a refreshing non-alcoholic mint drink with just a hint of lime that has been one of the park’s most popular drinks for many years.

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MATTERHORN MACAROON – JOLLY HOLIDAY BAKERY CAFE

Inspired by the snow-capped mountain that towers above the park, the Matterhorn Macaroon can be found at Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe right off the end of Main Street, U.S.A. This yummy coconut cookie is one of my personal favorite snacks, and it also makes for an adorable pic when held up in front the Matterhorn Bobsleds.

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CHEDDAR GARLIC BAGEL TWIST AND BOYSEN APPLE FREEZE – MAURICE’S TREATS

Another personal favorite of mine is the Cheddar Garlic Bagel Twist – a freshly-baked baguette-style snack that can be found at Maurice’s Treats, a small cart located across from the Royal Theatre in Fantasyland. You can also grab a Boysen Apple Freeze here for a refreshing slush treat!

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THE GREY STUFF – RED ROSE TAVERNE

Try the Grey Stuff, it’s delicious! Located in Fantasyland, Red Rose Taverne offers casual fare with a French flair. It’s here where you can actually try the Grey Stuff from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” The Grey Stuff Gâteau is offered during lunch and dinner, and consists of white chocolate mousse with red velvet cake and a raspberry center.

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POMMES FRITES AND MONTE CRISTO – CAFÉ ORLÉANS

Cafe Orleans is always a must for my trips to Disneyland Resort! This New Orleans Square table service eatery serves up a variety of French Quarter-inspired dishes, including the popular Pommes Frites and Monte Cristo. The Pommes Frites are a great way to start your meal off and come with traditional french fried potatoes tossed in Parmesan, garlic, and parsley served with Cajun Spice Rémoulade. And for your entrée, you just HAVE to try the Monte Cristo Sandwich – sliced ham, turkey, and Swiss fried in a light, fluffy batter, dusted with powdered sugar and served with berry purée. You can also try a Three-Cheese Monte Cristo (my personal fav) with Swiss, mozzarella, and double crème brie. And if you’re wanting to get your fix of a Mint Julep and Mickey Beignet, you can find them on the menu here as well!

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MICKEY WAFFLES, FRIED PICKLES, AND MORE – CARNATION CAFÉ

Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and located in the center of Main Street, U.S.A., Carnation Café has a wide variety of classic American dishes with something for everyone. For breakfast, this is the place to order the popular Mickey waffle! This large Mickey-shaped waffle comes topped with your choice apples or strawberries and served with hickory-smoked bacon or sausage links. And for lunch and dinner, you can dine on some crunchy Fried Pickles (dill pickle spears dipped in Parmesan and panko, fried golden brown, and served with a house-made sauce), Baked Potato Soup, or even Walt’s Chili – a hearty chili topped with cheese, sour cream, and fresh tomatoes that was one of Walt Disney’s favorite dishes.

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FRIED CHICKEN, CHARACTER BREAKFAST, AND DINING PACKAGES WITH SPECIAL PARADE VIEWING – PLAZA INN

You haven’t had fried chicken until you’ve had the fried chicken at Plaza Inn. These hearty pieces of chicken are fried to a crisp and served up with savory helpings of mashed potatoes, buttermilk biscuits, and seasonal vegetables. In addition, if you’re looking for a dining fun dining experience to enhance your day at the park, this restaurant offers a lively character breakfast as well as special dining packages where you can enjoy special reserved viewing for the daily parade. 

For more information on all of our fabulous food and beverage offerings throughout the park and to make reservations, visit the Disneyland Resort website or call 714 781-DINE (714 781-3463). Happy snacking!

What are your favorite Disneyland snacks?

Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party Coming to Disney California Adventure Park This Fall

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Trick or treat! Disneyland Resort is bringing a new event to guests of all ages this Halloween season: Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party at Disney California Adventure park. This separate-ticket party treats guests to multiple new experiences that are fun for the entire family, from the new “World of Color” spectacular – “­Villainous!,” to an interactive “Descendants”-inspired dance party, a stage show with Mickey Mouse, and a mysterious Disney villains walk-through experience. 

Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party will add to the fun of Halloween Time at the Disneyland Resort, celebrated from Sept. 6 through Oct. 31, 2019.

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Highlights of Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party include:

  • “Villainous!” – The new “World of Color” show weaves a Halloween tale about a young girl named Shelley Marie. This twisted tale carries Shelley on an unforgettable journey, exploring the villainous side of Disney characters through fountains, lights, lasers, projections and special effects. “Villainous!” shows that, deep down, there’s a little villain in all of us.
  • Redwood Creek Challenge Trail – Transformed into a wondrous and ethereal world of Disney villains unlike anything seen before, Redwood Creek will be tricked out in a dreamlike environment. This new experience unfolds in a series of scenes, each creating a hauntingly beautiful dream-space of color, sound, light and shadows, as stories emerge from the darkest night to create an enchanting world.
  • Immersive Treat Trails – Enjoy trick-or-treating at the new, wonderfully wicked treat trails throughout the park. Iconic characters such as Mad Hatter from Tim Burton’s “Alice in Wonderland,” or even Oogie Boogie himself will surprise and delight. Additional treat trails will feature oversized cauldrons full of treats for all guests to enjoy.
  • DescenDance – A new pulsing party in the Backlot area of Hollywood Land is inspired by the popular “Descendants” franchise from Disney Channel. As the DescenDance begins, a spell is cast, summoning the greatest dance crew from the Isle of the Lost to throw down and lead everyone in moves that are set to the biggest hit songs from the “Descendants” movies.
  • “Frightfully Fun Parade” – The guest-favorite parade is coming to Disney California Adventure park for the first time! The Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow starts the procession, followed by Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse who lead the cavalcade of characters and many mischievous Disney villains who are ready to stir up some trouble along the parade route.
  • Mickey’s Trick and Treat show – Perfect for young guests, this new, interactive stage production invites kids of all ages to join Mickey Mouse and his pals as they throw a one-of-a-kind Halloween party! Enjoy dancing, not-so-frightening scary-tales, and candy at the Disney Theater in Hollywood Land.
  • Character encounters – Meet beloved Disney characters ­– and villains, too. You may be surprised at who you discover at this Halloween party, ready for photos and greetings!

Take note of these important dates and mark your calendars:

  • April 23: Tickets on sale to Disneyland Resort Annual Passholders, Disney Vacation Club members and Disney Visa card holders
  • April 30: Tickets on sale to general public
  • Oogie Boogie Bash 2019 dates: Sept. 17, Sept. 19, Sept. 22, Sept. 24, Sept. 26, Sept. 29, Oct. 1, Oct. 3, Oct. 6, Oct. 8, Oct. 10, Oct. 13, Oct. 15, Oct. 17, Oct. 20, Oct. 22, Oct. 24, Oct. 27, Oct. 29 and Oct. 31

Entry to Disney California Adventure park before the party is included with an Oogie Boogie Bash ticket. The after-hours party begins at 6 p.m. PT and you will have the opportunity to play in the park for three hours before the event starts on Tuesday and Thursday nights (excluding Oct. 29 and Oct. 31) or four hours on Sunday nights, plus Oct. 29 and Oct. 31.

Tickets for the new Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party* may be purchased online, as well as at the Disneyland Resort main gate and by phone at 714-781-4636. Online and mobile purchases are not available the day of the event. Parking is not included in the ticket price, and parking fees will apply. Entertainment and attractions are subject to change without notice. Guests may visit the site for additional details.

For more information and tickets to Oogie Boogie Bash – A Disney Halloween Party at the Disneyland Resort, visit Disneyland.com/HalloweenParty

*The number of tickets available are limited and valid only for the specific event date and hours. Limit eight (8) tickets per person, per event date. Tickets not required for Guests ages 2 and under. Tickets are non-refundable and may not be resold or transferred for a commercial purpose. Costumes are subject to Disney guidelines and should not be obstructive or offensive; please check special event costume guidelines at https://disneyland.disney.go.com/faq/parks/dress for restrictions. Offer and event elements are subject to restrictions, change or cancellation without notice.

Complete List of 2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival Menus

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Calling all foodies – get your forks and knives ready, because the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival is returning to the Disneyland Resort on March 1! Celebrating the beauty and bounty of California, the festival features unforgettable cuisine and beverages from regions across the Golden State. In addition to 14 Festival Marketplaces with incredible menus, you can enjoy family-friendly seminars, celebrity chef sightings, a dinner with Disney chefs, and so much more!

The Marketplace menus this year are jam-packed with a delicious array of new items, as well as some returning favorites. Located throughout Disney California Adventure park, you’ll want to make a stop at every kiosk! Paradise Garden Grill and the Festival Beer Garden are also featuring their own offerings, including a wonderful selection of beer flights and unique dishes.

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In addition, the Sip and Savor Pass is a great way to taste your way through the festival and is now available to all guests. This pass includes a souvenir lanyard and credential, entitling you to eight select food or non-alcoholic beverage items from any participating Marketplaces, Paradise Garden Grill and select Festival Food & Beverage Carts. Use all eight coupons in a single day, or spread them out over multiple visits – the choice is up to you! You can purchase the Sip and Savor Pass at various locations throughout the park, including Trolley Treats, Elias & Co., Seaside Souvenirs, the Sip and Savor Cart, the Festival Marketplaces, Festival Gift and Artist Corner and Studio Store in Hollywood Land.

Finally, the moment you’ve all been waiting for! Here is all of the juicy medetails and Marketplace locations for the 2019 Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival menus. And when you visit the park, be sure to pick up a Tasting Passport, which includes all of this information and more! Happy snacking!

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NUTS ABOUT CHEESE (near Carthay Circle Restaurant at the Festival Entrance)
Food:

  • Fiscalini White Cheddar Lager Soup served in a Mini Boudin Sourdough Bread Bowl (V)
  • Ham and Vella Jack Cheese Pinwheel with Smoked Pistachios
  • Creamy Oikos Yogurt Cheesecake (V)

Beverages:

  • Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Columbia Street, Amber Lager, San Diego
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UNCORK CALIFORNIA (near Carthay Circle Restaurant at the Festival Entrance)
Food:

  • California Artisan Cheese Selection – Select from either Point Reyes Blue of Fiscalini White Cheddar Hand-crafted California Cheese (V)

Beverages:

  • White Wine Flight
    • Twomey Cellars, Sauvignon Blanc, Napa-Sonoma County
    • Simi, Chardonnay, “Reserve,” Russian River Valley, California
    • Patz & Hall, Chardonnay, “Dutton Ranch,” Russian River Valley, California
  • Red Wine Flight
    • Erath, Pinot Noir, Oregon
    • Klinker Brick Winery, Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi
    • Rowen, Blend, Sonoma County, California
  • Mimosa Flight
    • Hibiscus Mimosa
    • Tropical Mimosa
    • Mixed Berry Mimosa
  • Chandon Brut, Sparkling Wine, California
  • Assorted Wine Varietals
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

CITRUS GROVE (near Carthay Circle Restaurant at the Festival Entrance)
Food:

  • Orange Chicken and Rice
  • Citrus-brined Pork Roast with Tangy Barbecue Sauce and Lemon Pepper Slaw
  • Meyer Lemon Blue Diamond Almond Macaron (GF, V)

Beverages:

  • Meyer Lemon Ginger Mule
  • Ginger Beer (non-alcoholic)
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

CALIFORNIA CRAFT BREWS (near the Cars Land Entrance)
Food:

  • Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls with Marinara and Pesto Sauce

Beverages:

  • Bright and Balanced Beer Flight
    • Pizza Port California Honey Golden Ale
    • Hangar 24 Orange Wheat
    • Left Coast Pink Bikini Raspberry Wheat
    • Karl Strauss Columbia Street Amber Lager
  • Hobby and Bold Beer Flight
    • Smog City Sabre-Toothed Squirrel Amber Ale
    • Lost Winds Tropiclemente Tropical Ale IPA
    • Towne Park Blacksmith Black IPA
    • Asylum Rorschach Brown Ale
  • By the Glass – Bright and Balanced
    • Pizza Port Brewing Company, California Honey, Golden Ale, Solana Beach
    • Hangar 24 Craft Brewery, Orange Wheat, American Wheat Ale, Redlands
    • Left Coast Brewing Co., Pink Bikini, Raspberry Wheat, San Clemente
    • Three Weavers Brewing Company, Day Job, Pale Ale, Inglewood
    • Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Columbia Street, Amber Lager, San Diego
  • By the Glass – Hoppy and Bold
    • Smog City Brewing Co., Sabre-Toothed Squirrel, Hoppy Amber Ale, Torrance
    • Stereo Brewing Company, Perfect Day, American IPA, Placentia
    • Lost Winds Brewing Company, Tropiclemente, Tropical IPA, San Clemente
    • Towne Park Brew Co., Blacksmith, Black IPA, Anaheim
    • Asylum Brewing, Rorschach, Brown Ale with Kenyan Coffee, Anaheim
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BERRY PATCH (near the Cars Land Entrance)
Food:

  • Strawberry and Coconut Rice “Frushi” with Sweet Oikos Yogurt Wasabi Sauce (GF, V)
  • Fresh California Berry Pie (V)

Beverages:

  • Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk
  • Strawberry Float with Vanilla Ice Cream, Whipped Cream, and Crunchy Cereal Garnish (non-alcoholic)

PEPPERS CALI-ENTE (near Wine Country Trattoria)
Food:

  • Verlasso Sustainable Salmon Peruvian Poke with Cucumber-Lime Salad and Aji Verde Salsa (GF)
  • Ghost Pepper Mac and Cheese with Chili Cheese Corn Chip Dust (V)

Beverages:

  • Jalapeño-Lime Margarita
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

VEGGIE, VEGGIE, FRUIT, FRUIT (near Wine Country Trattoria)
Food:

  • Grilled Asparagus Chicken Caesar Salad
  • Cauliflower Ceviche with Chile Corn Crumble and Tortilla Strips (VG)
  • Duo of Frozen Fruit Fruit Bars – Lime and Strawberry

Beverages:

  • Cool Lime Michelada with Frozen Lime Ice
  • Davis Bynum, Sauvignon Blanc, “Virginia’s Block,” Russian River Valley, California
  • Chihuahua Cerveza, Limón, Premium Lager, Newport Beach
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

AVOCADO TIME (near Wine Country Trattoria)
Food:

  • Petit Impossible Burger with Guac and Pepper Jack Cheese (V)
  • Spiced Roasted Chicken on Pita with Avocado Hummus and Garlic Sauce

Beverages:

  • Kombucha Mojito Cocktail with Fresh Mint
  • Suja Organic Pineapple Passionfruit Kombucha (non-alcoholic)
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

I <3 ARTICHOKES (near Pacific Wharf Bridge)
Food:

  • Fried Artichokes with Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Lemon Aioli (V)
  • Artichoke Toast with California Olive Tapenade (V)
  • Blue Diamond Almond Cake with Butter Streusel, Apricot Compote, and Brown Sugar Crème Fraîche (V)

Beverages:

  • Chihuahua Cerveza, Rico, Premium Lager, Newport Beach
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

CLUCK-A-DOODLE MOO (near Paradise Gardens Park)
Food:

  • Harris Ranch Grilled Beef Tenderloin Slider with Chimichurri Sauce
  • Salt and Vinegar Parmesan Chicken Wings

Beverages:

  • Watermelon Lemonade with Watermelon Garnish (non-alcoholic)
  • Festival Beer Flight and By the Glass
    • Thorn Brewing, Barrio, Baja-style Lager, San Diego
    • Strand Brewing Co., 24th Street, Pale Ale, Torrance
    • Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Festiv-Ale, Belgian-style Brown, San Diego (Festival Exclusive)
    • Brouwerij West, Dog Ate My Homework, Blackberry Saison, San Pedro
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

GARLIC KISSED (near Golden Zephyr)
Food:

  • Black Garlic Soy-braised Pork Belly Banh Mi
  • Creamy Mac and Cheese with Garlic Bread Crumble (V)
  • Chocolate Crunch Cake

Beverages:

  • Bloody Mary with Garlic-stuffed Olive
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

OFF THE COB (near Golden Zephyr)
Food:

  • Shrimp Boil Tacos with Andouille Sausage and Fresh Corn (GF)
  • Esquites Sweet Corn Nuggets with Bacon Lardons

Beverages:

  • Citrus Radler, Lager with Grapefruit and Blood Orange Juices, T.W. Pitchers’ Brewing, San Francisco
  • Peach Tea with Peach Garnish (non-alcoholic)
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

GOLDEN DREAMS (near Redwood Creek Challenge Trail Entrance)
Food:

  • Deconstructed Teriyaki Chicken Musibi with Pineapple Relish
  • Anaheim Chile Relleno Bites with Salsa Verde (V)
  • Chocolate-Peanut-Caramel Parfait (GF)

Beverages:

  • Yippee! Mickey’s Cotton Candy Soda (non-alcoholic): Sprite, Cotton Candy Premium Syrup, Half-rimmed Butter Cream with Pineapple Cotton Candy Garnish
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

LA STYLE (located near Monsters, Inc. Mike & Sulley to the Rescue!)
Food:

  • Asian-style Beef Barbacoa Taco with Pickled Ginger
  • BLT Chicharrón Duro with Ranch Crema

Beverages:

  • Tiki Cocktail: Aged Rum, Falernum, Bitters, Lime, and Grapefruit Juices
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

FESTIVAL BEER GARDEN (near Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta)
Beverages:

  • Beer Garden Flight
    • 2 Towns Outcider Hard Apple Cider
    • Ommegang Hennepin Saison
    • Modern Times Booming Rollers IPA
    • Karl Strauss Baltic Porter
  • Bright and Refreshing, By the Glass/li>
    • The Dudes’ Brewing Company, Los Dudes Cerveza, Mexican-style Lager, Los Angeles
    • Lost Coast Brewery, Watermelon Wheat, Eureka
    • 2 Towns Ciderhouse, Outcider, Unfiltered Hard Apple Cider, Oregon
    • Brewery Ommegang, Hennepin, Farmhouse Saison, New York
  • Hoppy and Bold, By the Glass
    • Modern Times Beer, Booming Rollers, IPA, San Diego
    • Divine Science Brewing, Third Contact, Gluten-friendly IPA, Anaheim (GF)
    • Bear Republic Brewing Co., Apex, Double IPA, Cloverdale
    • Karl Strauss Brewing Company, Baltic Porter, San Diego
  • Festival Indulgences
    • Twisted Horn Mead, Blue Cloak, Mead, Vista
    • Founders Brewing Co., Backwoods, Bourbon Barrel-aged Scotch Ale, Michigan
Photo: Disney Parks Blog

PARADISE GARDEN GRILL (near Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta)
Food:

  • Beer-battered Cod with Steak Fries and Spiced Remoulade
  • Impossible No “Meat” Ball Submarine with Marinara Sauce topped with Soy Cheese and served with Kettle Chips (VG)
  • Beer-braised Pork Tacos with Pickled Apple Slaw, Black Beans, and Queso
  • Buffalo-style Roasted Turkey Leg with Celery Slaw and Crumbled Blue Cheese
  • Large Soft Pretzel with Beer Cheese Dipping Sauce (V)
  • Black Forest Parfait – Layers of Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Chantilly, Chocolate Mousse, and Cherries

Beverages:

  • Matanzas Creek, Sauvignon Blanc-Fume Blanc, Sonoma County, Nielson Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County
  • ‘Ōlelo Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
  • Deschutes Brewery, Pacific Wonderland, Lager, Oregon
  • Sudwerk Brewing Co., Märzen, Amber Lager, David
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SIGNATURE EVENTS
The festival’s signature events are also experiences worth checking out! One of my favorites is Sweet Sundays, which is returning this year. This popular event makes for a sweet start to your day, allowing you to join a celebrity pastry chef for an entertaining dessert-centric demonstration, an interview with the chef, and a light brunch buffet featuring one of the chef’s dishes! If you’ve ever wanted to hone your pastry and baking techniques and indulge in yummy desserts, this is definitely the event for you. This event occurs on select Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Palisades Stage in Paradise Gardens Park for the duration of the festival, and space is limited, so be sure to make your reservations today!

  • March 10 – Jean-Marc Viallet, Disneyland Resort Executive Pastry Chef
  • March 24 – Matt Lewis, Baked NY and Tokyo, Baked: New Frontiers in Baking
  • April 7 – Emily Ellyn, Food Network Star and Cutthroat Kitchen
  • April 21 – Keegan Gerard, Food Network Challenge

Another exciting event is the Dinner with the Disney Chefs. This sumptuous dinner is on Thursday, March 28, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the Vineyard Room at Wine Country Trattoria. Here, you’ll get to meet the Disneyland Resort chefs and sommeliers featured in the new Disney Festivals Cookbook, all while enjoying a four-course dinner with dishes inspired by the festival recipes and paired with hand-selected wines and cocktails. This event is a great way to enhance your Food & Wine Festival experience.

For more information on the 2019 Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival, full menus, event info, and to make reservations, visit the Disneyland Resort website.

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Tangaroa Terrace at the Disneyland Hotel Reopens with Dole Whip and Tropical New Eats

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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That’s right, Tangaroa Terrace Tropical Bar & Grill has officially reopened at the Disneyland Hotelat the Disneyland Resort! After an exciting refurbishment, the fast-casual restaurant has a vibrant new look, expanded offerings and is back and serving up made-to-order dishes, signature tiki cocktails, Dole Whip and more!

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Tangaroa Terrace, inspired by Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, is the perfect tropical complement to the mid-century modern architecture of the Disneyland Hotel. This island paradise combines traditional motifs from many Pacific islands such as Hawaii, Tahiti, Fiji, Sumatra and New Guinea. Inside, new décor details feature a colorful tropical mural with “hidden” tiki room birds (can you find them all?), bamboo accents, exotic stone countertops and glass fish net float lights, with open air views of the pool. Outdoors, guests enjoy an expanded new patio with brightly colored rattan lounge chairs, tiki bar stools and a communal table for fun, inviting ways to enjoy sunshine and the island vibes.

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Throughout the day, guests can snack on freshly prepared hot and cold dishes all day long. For breakfast (served until 11am), chow down on a classic Breakfast Platter with scrambled eggs, bacon, and hash browns or bite into a Breakfast Sandwich with kālua-style pulled pork, fried egg, hash browns, and gravy. Sweet options include the Açai Chia Breakfast Bowl with seasonal fruit and granola and Pineapple Upside Down Pancakes. One of my FAVORITE breakfast dishes of all time can also be found here – Tangaroa Toast! This brick toast comes coated in cinnamon sugar, and topped with bananas Foster, whipped cream, bananas, and toasted coconut.

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If your mouth is watering from the breakfast menu, just wait until you feast your eyes (and taste buds) on the lunch and dinner menu! Sharable options include dishes such as the Kālua-style Poutine (crispy crinkle fries topped with pork, cheese curds, gravy, pickled onions, and Fresno chiles – YUM) and the Pu Pu Platter, which is another one of my favorites! The platter comes with Chili-Garlic Edamame, Pork Gyoza (pork and vegetable pot stickers), Sweet-and-Spicy Chicken Wings, and Panko-crusted Long Beans served with togarashi aïoli; all four can also be ordered individually. And if nachos are more your style, you can snack on the Shipwreck Nachos topped with kālua-style pulled pork, pineapple salsa, hoisin sauce, togarashi aïoli, and barbecue sauce.

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And of course, you can’t go wrong with the Chili-Garlic Edamame (it’s included in the Pu Pu Platter, but you know you’re going to want more!) – young soybeans steamed and tossed with chili-garlic sauce – or even the Fried Spam Musubi served with teriyaki sauce!

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Other dishes include a Lentil Garden Bowl with brown rice, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and onions tossed in coconut curry; the Tangaroa Salad with sautéed shrimp; and an Angus 1/3 lb. Hawaiian Cheeseburger served with grilled pineapple, Applewood-smoked bacon, Havarti cheese, togarashi aïoli, and teriyaki sauce.

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Kids can enjoy their own smaller-portioned versions of these tropical bites. For breakfast, the Kid’s Breakfast Platter and the Kid’s Pineapple Upside-Down Pancake are great options. They can even get the Kid’s Mickey-shaped Tangaroa Toast! All three dishes are served with turkey bacon and fresh fruit. For lunch and dinner, the kiddos can munch on a yummy Grilled Salmon Bowl, a Kid’s Cheeseburger, and the ever-so-popular and tasty Chicken Breast Nuggets.

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The restaurant also offers a newly-enhanced marketplace for grab-and-go pastries and snacks, specialty coffees, pineapple Dole Whip soft serve, Dole Whip floats and Dole Whip floats with a splash of rum, plus a full bar of island cocktails. Mobile ordering is available at this location as well, so if you’re on-the-go, you can enjoy the convenience of ordering and paying for your meal via the Disneyland Resort app without having to wait in line! How cool is that?

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Tangaroa Terrace Tropical Bar & Grill is located in the Disneyland Hotel adjacent to Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Bar and the pool area! For more information as well as the full menu, visit the Disneyland Resort website, or come on out and experience it for yourself!

New Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures at Disneyland This Spring

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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It’s an amazing fairytale come true! Soon you will be able to experience an unforgettable, magical morning with some of your favorite princesses. The all-new Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures is a unique, one-of-a-kind occasion where families can share special moments with some Disney Princesses while enjoying an exquisite, three-course breakfast at the award-winning Napa Rose restaurant.* The morning also includes enchanting activities, intimate story time, a private portrait location and premium keepsakes.

Reservations are now available for this breakfast dining experience coming this spring to Napa Rose at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa!

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The occasion takes place in the elegant surroundings of Napa Rose restaurant, where guests are welcomed into a charming new storytelling environment and served sparkling beverages, including champagne for adults. During the sumptuous breakfast event, Disney Princesses such as Belle, Tiana, Ariel, Jasmine and others arrive to greet and make memories with families.

The morning adventure continues on the patio, inspiring a whole new world of possibilities, where girls and boys let their imaginations soar as they delight in storytelling inspired by confident, kind and courageous Disney Princesses who dream big and celebrate who they are.

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Princesses will share the moments they felt empowered to be their true selves. Mulan may encourage children to strike a pose to discover their own inner warrior, while Rapunzel may share how she felt when she found the courage to explore the world outside her tower, showing little ones how to spin joyfully and shout, “Best day ever!” Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures will encourage youngsters to discover their own strengths and talents, and start each morning with a “can-do” attitude to never stop believing that anything is possible.

The morning concludes with a fond farewell photo opportunity and special treasures to remember this inspirational day. For more information, including reservations for the Disney Princess Breakfast Adventures, visit the Disneyland Resort website.

While visiting the Disneyland Resort, there are many wonderful ways to encounter some favorite princesses in the theme parks:**

  • Fantasy Faire: In Fantasyland, meet Disney Princesses, enjoy charming live performances, browse magical mementos and revel in pure fairytale enchantment.
  • Storytelling at Royal Theatre: Behold beloved Disney fairytales live on stage, with fun twists, located in Fantasyland.
  • “Frozen – Live at the Hyperion”: This dazzling theatrical interpretation of the smash-hit animated feature tells the emotional and heartwarming adventures of royal sisters Anna and Elsa—a one-hour Broadway-style show, live on stage in Hollywood Land!
  • Anna & Elsa’s Royal Welcome: Drift into a wondrous wintry moment as you meet the splendid sisters from “Frozen” in Hollywood Land.

The Disney Princesses look forward to seeing you soon!

*Dining experience and elements subject to restrictions and change without notice. Specific characters are not guaranteed. Restaurant seating is subject to availability and reservations are recommended.

**Separate theme park admission required.

New Menu at White Water Snacks at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

From the Disney Parks Blog:

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Put away those paddles and get out your forks and knives – White Water Snacks has reopened and is serving up fresh new bites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Located at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at the Disneyland Resort, this white water rapids-inspired eatery serves up everything from Mickey waffles and buttermilk biscuits to Angus cheeseburgers and artisanal pizzas. In addition, the quick-service restaurant now offers mobile ordering through the Disneyland app, allowing you to maximize your time by ordering and paying ahead to skip the line!

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Start your morning off with a selection of classic breakfast dishes, such as the American Breakfast with eggs and bacon (or sausage!) or a warm Breakfast Burrito filled with scrambled eggs, tater bites, bacon, and cheese. The Smoked Salmon Bagel Sandwich is another option thats swam upstream to join the menu along with a few vegetarian options like Roasted Vegetable and Three-Cheese Quiches, Avocado Toast, and Egg White Scramble with spinach, asparagus, avocado, and roasted tomato. And for the kids? They’ll love the Breakfast Plate with turkey bacon, scrambled eggs, fruit, and tater bites.

If you’re looking for a sweet start to your morning, you can indulge in a delectable breakfast pastry or a warm Belgian waffle topped with strawberries and chantilly cream. Buttermilk Biscuit French Toast also joins the menu with banana brûlée, toffee sauce, and bacon dust – YUM.

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For lunch and dinner, we’ve got new eats including a couple hearty bowls! The Poke Bowl comes with your choice of salmon, tuna, or tofu marinated in poke sauce and either steamed white rice or shredded lettuce red onions, pickled cucumber, edamame, avocado, green onion, and furikake. Then there’s the Rice Bowl with your choice of grilled beef, chicken, or tofu over steamed white rice and served with a vegetable egg roll, pickled cucumber, and a hard-boiled egg.

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If you’re looking for an on-the-go bite, you’ll love these handcrafted sandwiches. Try the Mortadella Sandwich with provolone cheese and cornichons on a pretzel roll, the Prosciutto, Lettuce, and Tomato Sandwich with burrata cheese on a French roll, or the Chicken Salad Curry Sandwich on a butter croissant. You can also chow down on a skewer – choose from Shawarma Chicken, Bulgogi Beef, or Mediterranean Vegetables.

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Artisanal pizzas are on the menu and come straight out of the pizza oven. Try the Margherita Pizza or the Pepperoni Pizza as well as unique pies like the Forest Mushroom Pizza with vegetarian sausage or the Charcuterie Pizza with pepperoni, prosciutto, salami, and fennel sausage.

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Other unique offerings include the Cali-Grilled Angus Cheeseburger with grilled asparagus-celery salad, spiced hollandaise, swiss cheese, and artichoke aïoli, Sustainable Fish Tacos with yuzu citrus slaw, and Chicken-Fried Brisket and Waffle with bbq sauce, pimento cheese spread, and housemade pickles.

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Kids can enjoy some yummy chicken breast or mini corn dog nuggets as well as a Parmesan-crusted Grilled Cheese and a PBJ & N Sandwich with peanut butter, jelly, and chocolate-hazelnut spread. All of these are served with either french fries or house-made chips.

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For dessert, sip on a classic Root Beer Float with vanilla ice cream and Chantilly cream, or try the seasonal crostata.

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White Water Snacks is open 6 a.m. – 9 p.m. for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Check out the full menu by visiting the Disneyland Resort website, and be sure to come on out and try one of these new dishes for yourself! No white water rafts or paddles required!

Don’t Miss the Details at Toy Story Midway Mania! at Disney California Adventure

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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up to take a closer look at Toy Story Midway Mania at Disney California Adventure Park! Toy Story Midway Mania! opened in June 2008 and joined the California-themed boardwalk, which will soon be a part of the new Pixar Pier when it opens June 23, 2018. The Victorian architectural design of Toy Story Midway Mania! celebrates the heyday of the great seaside parks of the early 20th century, while bringing everyone’s favorite Pixar characters to Disney California Adventure Park.

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The adventure begins as guests pass through the portal and “shrink” into the toy world. You’ll notice details like the white baseboards along the floor grow from a few inches to nearly four feet high! In addition, the ceiling’s height gives you a toy’s eye view of the attraction. Even wall outlets are larger than life with strings of giant lights plugged into the sockets.

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Andy’s toys, games, books and drawings line the walls, occupying every nook and cranny throughout the attraction and creating a toy carnival. There are actually 29 different activities and toys you can identify from the “Toy Story” films—or maybe even your own childhood. Next time you visit, try to see how many you find!

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Some of the toys have opened carnival booths in between games. The “Hockey Puck’s Ice Cream” show set towards the end of the attraction refers to a line made famous by Don Rickles, the comedian who voices Mr. Potato Head.

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There are also certain targets and combinations of targets that, when hit, will trigger hidden surprises that visually affect the gamescape and encourage participants to thoroughly explore all the targets. While riding, be sure to keep an ear out for Rex who is a fan of games and knows a trick or two that will help you out.

Toy Story Midway Mania! is open for you to enjoy while Imagineers prepare for the Pixar Pier opening on June 23, 2018. To learn more about this attraction and how Woody and friends came together to put on this game, check out Magic of Disney Parks Storytelling: Toy Story Midway Mania!

(Thanks Disney Parks Blog!)

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