Disney Sunday Revisited- Favorite treats and restaurants at the Disneyland Resort

 

 

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?

Bubblefest XV at Discovery Science Center

One of my favorite annual events is almost here. Bubblefest is celebrating it’s 15th year at the Discovery Science Center and it promises to be better than ever! The show returns from April 2nd to April 24th. If you have a little bubble fan this is one show you do not want to miss. We’ve seen the show two years and a row and my kiddos(well so did I)  absolutely loved it! They were excited to be seated with other kids as most of the kiddos sit in on the floor in the front, to really be in the middle of all the action.

The Mega Bubble Show created by bubble master Fen Yang,  features a bubble carousel, bubbles within bubbles, smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles and bubbles in all shapes and sizes. The kiddos are memorized by the show. It’s almost like they are in a trance. I remember the first things my kiddos said when I asked them what they thought of the show was in unison, “mom  when can we come back?”.  It’s that kind of show.

Mega Bubble Show tickets must be purchased in addition to general admission ($7 for non-members, $5 for members). You can save $5.oo off a Super ticket with the coupon below. For additional information head here. Make sure to check it out! You will not be dissapointed.

What: Bubblefest XV

When: April 2-April 24th

Where:Discovery Science Center

2500 North Main Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 542-2823

Angels Fan Fest

Credit: MLB Anaheim Angels

I’m crossing my fingers and hope the rain skips Orange County Sunday because this is an event that is a must for all Angel fans. Angels Fan Fest will take place on Sunday, March 27th from 8am to 4pm. Angel Stadium will host what promises to be a fun event for baseball fans of all ages. The event take place in the parking lot adjacent to the Angels Big Red Hats.

Here is a list of some of the fun activities taking place.

Autograph stations

  • Scheduled appearances by members of the Angels 40-man roster, coaches and broadcasters and our Angels Alumni.

Family Activity Zone

  • Carnival rides
  • Rally Monkey photo booth
  • Angels Strike Force to host face painting booth
  • AM830 prize wheel booth
  • FSWest booth
  • Sand art, spin art, coloring station, video games
  • Pack Attack baseball card game
  • MLB Network Speed Pitch
  • Register your child the 2011 Jr. Angels Kids Club

Sponsor Village

  • Featuring Angels’ sponsor and vendor sampling
  • Silent auction for Angels sports memorabilia. Proceeds to benefit the Angels Baseball Foundation.
  • Food Court
  • Merchandise available for purchase from on-site Angels Team Store
  • Inland Empire 66ers Booth – Angels single A minor league affiliate

2011 Ticket Sales

  • Reserve one of many 2011 ticket packages. Visit our Angels Sales Center at the event and ask to speak to an Angels Executive about package options. Season seat packages, Mini plans, groups or single game suite rentals will be available for purchase.

Main Stage – Live entertainment

  • Entertainment
  • Live music

Arrive before noon for free parking.

Tickets to fan fest are $5 and while supplies last those in attendance will receive a free ticket to the afternoon’s Angels/Padres exhibition game! Tickets available at the Angel Stadium Ticket Window.

For additional info head here.