On June 15, Carthay Circle Restaurant opened to the public at Disney’s California Adventure, and luckily for us, we had reservations for an 11:20 lunch. There were six of us in our group, and with great anticipation we met up at the restaurant at the appointed time.
Disneyland has certainly had its share of Main Street USA renovations in 2012. I’ve written about the remodel of the Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor, the new decor of the Penny Arcade and its Concert Orchestrion, and now, I want to present the final shop in that block – the Candy Palace! The candy makers, who have [...]
Did you hear that? It was the resounding cry of joy from hot and sweaty Main Street USA guests! Why? Disneyland has finally unveiled the re-imagined Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor! Since their bakery neighbor moved down the street and became the Jolly Holiday Bakery, they decided to do a bit of renovation to serve guests better. [...]
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 [...]
Back in the 1970s, guests of the Walt Disney World Resort were greeted not only by Mickey and the gang, but also a brightly colored feathered friend known as Orange Bird. To the surprise of many, Disney recently announced the return of Orange Bird and his iconic treat, Citrus Swirl, to Sunshine Tree Terrace in [...]
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 [...]
First impression: you thought Gingerbread Houses were just for the Christmas season, right? Well, the folks at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney didn’t think so, and for the second year running, they have hosted a Haunted House Building Workshop! I missed it last year, so this year, my friend Cheryl and I decided [...]