Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. Both of my kiddos had frenectomies (tongue clipping) on Friday and it slowed us down this weekend along with the weather. I’m hoping to explore some great places next weekend and am really looking forward to spring break.
On this week’s installment of Disney Sunday, I wanted to write about dining at the Disneyland Resort. We are pretty hardcore Disneyland junkies and it would be safe to say that we have pretty much tried every restaurant and stand in the park. With that being said I wanted to share my favorite places at both parks and a want to hear back from you. What’s your favorite place to eat at the park? What is your absolute must have at the parks?
Top picks for Disneyland
1. The super delish key legs!
You can find the delish turkey legs in Frontierland. The cart is usually located directly across from the Mark Twain Landing and next to Rancho Del Zocalo Mexican restaurant. They sell for $7 . You can also find them by the Matterhorn entrance. They are very filling and make a great lunch!
2. Favorite dessert- Funnel Cakes! – The Hungry Bear Restaurant
Disneyland’s fruit topped funnel cakes are out of this world! You will love them. The Hungry Bear restaurant just underwent a complete revamping and reopened its doors last week. I also love pretty much anything that The Hungry Bear serves. It’s a great place to relax and catch a bite to eat in a beautiful setting (you can watch the ducks and boats go by- it’s lovely in the evening- perfect for date night!). The Hungry Bear Restaurant is located in Critter Country – you can’t miss it!
3. Favorite restaurant- Rancho Del Zocalo-
Pretty yummy Mexican Food. My family loves Rancho Del Zocalo. I have to say that I find the food at Rancho Del Zocalo to be quite tasty and as a Mexican gal, I’m a little tough to impress when it comes to Mexican food. My favorite is their enchilada plate. It’s a little on the pricey side-(around $9-13) but the food is great, excellent seating and one of my favorite places to hang out on a cold night-wonderful heating lamps! My born in Mexico parents love the carne asada plate.
4. Favorite drink-Mint Juleps (non-alcoholic)- Mint Julep Bar
I love love the Mint Juleps that are found at the Mint Julep Bar in New Orleans Square. They go for around 2.50 and they are a tasty and refreshing treat. The Mint Julep Bar is located across from the New Orleans Square train station.
5. The treat that everyone must experience at least once- The corndogs from the red corn dog cart on Main Street.
I think an entire post can be written about the corndogs from the cart on Main Street. They are oh so bad for you, but oh so delicious. If you haven’t tried them, you must have one. You won’t be disappointed. Promise! Just be prepared to wait in line for them. There is always a line for the corndog cart.
6. Tastiest and least expensive way to feed a family- Redd Rockett’s Pizza Port in Tomorrowland. You can buy a whole pizza for $31.99- not bad for a theme park. It’s a good way to feed the family and the pizza is actually really good! The Hawaiian is one of my fav’s!
7. . Soup to die for!- Clam chowder sourdough bowl- Royal Street Veranda
The soup at the Royal Street Veranda is amazing. A little pricey($9) but so worth it. The Royal Street Veranda is located in New Orleans Square. It’s that little place across from the parasol cart and visible while you wait in line for Pirate’s of the Carribean.
7. Last but not least- my absolute favorite treat- Dole Pineapple Whip
I love love DPW. It is a must in the summer. Yummie. You can buy one at the entrance to Adventureland, right next to the Enchanted Tiki Room,
Top picks for Disney’s California Adventure
1. So good but so bad for you treat- Full Throttle Fries- Taste Pilot’s Grill
These frieds are amazing. Perfect for sharing and incredible. The fries are loaded with cheese, chilli, onions, tomatoes and sour cream. The downer- probably not good for the waistline or your heart!
2. Best Hot Dogs- Award Wieners
I love the hot dogs at Award Wieners. The hotdogs come with chips and the combo’s are under $6. A tasty and reasonable treats. Award Wieners is located directly across from Playhouse Disney in the Hollywood Back Lot
3. A refreshing treat- Schmoozie’s Smoothies!
I’m all about fun drinks and Schmoozie’s Smoothies are made to order and absolutely delish! You can find Schmoozie’s Smoothies in the Hollywood Back lot- Directly across from the animation building
4. Favorite Ice Cream- Burr-Bank Ice Cream-
My family loves the ice cream at DCA. It’s less crowded than it’s Disneyland counterpart and just as tasty! You have to try their sundaes- Delish! Burr-Bank Ice Cream is located near the entrance of Disney’s California Adventure.
5. My new favorite restaurant- Lucky Fortune
I tried this for the first time early this year and I was surprised at how great their food is. I had one of their bowls and loved the different options that you have to choose from. I also love that there is plenty of shaded seating.
Oh and more thing, if you love a dish at any of the sit down restaurants, make sure to ask your server for the recipe. Most of the time the chef will be more than happy to give you the recipe.
Now it’s your turn. What do you love?