Author Archive: Tony Spittell

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PCH Grill at Disneyland’s Paradise Pier Hotel

PCH Grill at Disneyland’s Paradise Pier Hotel

| December 28, 2012 | Reply

My latest culinary quest gave me the opportunity to taste the new and improved menu at PCH Grill for dinner. PCH Grill at Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel features the Surf’s Up! Breakfast with Mickey and Friends in the mornings. They recently transformed their menu to have “less burgers and sandwiches…comfort food…and local ingredients.” Disneyland Annual [...]

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Staying Concierge at the Disneyland Hotel

Staying Concierge at the Disneyland Hotel

| October 12, 2012 | Reply

On a recent trip to Disneyland and a stay at the Disneyland Hotel, we decided to treat ourselves and upgrade to a Congierge level room. Sure it was pricey, but it definitely was fun. Was it worth the extra cost? Value is in the eye of the beholder. Prices vary based on time of year [...]

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We Visited All 6 Disney Parks in One Day!

We Visited All 6 Disney Parks in One Day!

| July 12, 2012 | 8 Replies

On June 30, 2012 at 10:54 pm Pacific Standard Time, my son and I completed our quest. We had visited every Disney theme park in North America in one day. This is our story.

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Culinary Quest: Storyteller’s Cafe Dinner Buffet at Disneyland’s Grand Californian Hotel

Culinary Quest: Storyteller’s Cafe Dinner Buffet at Disneyland’s Grand Californian Hotel

| May 4, 2012 | 7 Replies

I am a veteran of Storyteller’s Cafe Character Breakfast. Not only is the atmosphere great, the food is of the highest quality. So, it was easy for me to make a reservation for the dinner buffet at Storyteller’s. I mean how could dinner not be good when breakfast is so great? Well, I don’t know [...]

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Culinary Quest: Disneyland’s new Jolly Holiday Bakery

Culinary Quest: Disneyland’s new Jolly Holiday Bakery

| January 20, 2012 | Reply

Disneyland has introduced a new restaurant and bakery - the Jolly Holiday Bakery. This is more of a reimagining of Blue Ribbon Bakery that had been located on Main Street for many many years. The bakery portion is still there at the new location. They offer a variety of sweets, treats, and espresso beverages, which I did [...]

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Culinary Quest: Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta at California Adventure

Culinary Quest: Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta at California Adventure

| July 18, 2011 | Reply

Two new restaurants, Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta and Paradise Garden Grill, opened recently at Disney California Adventure as part of the continued overhaul of the park. It took three consecutive days and five people, but we were able to sample nearly everything both restaurants had to offer. Such is the kind of heart-felt sacrifice I [...]

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Culinary Quest: Tangaroa Terrace Opens at the Disneyland Hotel

Culinary Quest: Tangaroa Terrace Opens at the Disneyland Hotel

| May 27, 2011 | 2 Replies

This week, the Disneyland Hotel has opened a new counter service restaurant called Tangaroa Terrace. The restaurant is based on the concept of “casual island dining,” and I can assure you the food fits the island theme and the atmosphere is definitely casual.

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