Category: Dining

Unique Sweet Spots at Walt Disney World: Scoops, Sprinkles, & Cones at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

Unique Sweet Spots at Walt Disney World: Scoops, Sprinkles, & Cones at the Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

| August 2, 2012 | Reply

Until the 1960s, it was quite common for Americans and their families to enjoy carbonated beverages and sugary treats at their local soda fountain or ice cream saloon. Milkshakes, malts, egg cream, and various flavors of ice cream brought smiles to faces young and old. Parlors were typically attached to town pharmacies and served as [...]

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Unique Sweet Spots at Walt Disney World: Royal Anandapur Tea Co. & Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery

Unique Sweet Spots at Walt Disney World: Royal Anandapur Tea Co. & Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery

| July 19, 2012 | Reply

Let’s face it. Animal Kingdom gets hot. When exploring hidden paths in the savannah, battling the Yeti at Expedition Everest, and coming face-to-face with 500-pound tigers on the Maharajah Jungle Trek, adventurers need to know where they can seek refuge. In this week’s installment of “Unique Sweet Spots at Walt Disney World,” I’ll take you [...]

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Unique Sweet Spots at Walt Disney World: Joy of Tea Stand

Unique Sweet Spots at Walt Disney World: Joy of Tea Stand

| July 13, 2012 | Reply

Nothing beats the Florida sun better than a sugary treat from your favorite eatery at Walt Disney World. Mickey bars, Dole Whips, cupcakes, popcorn – you can find it all in the parks. But, did you know that there are other unique concoctions available to tempt your sweet tooth? Over the next few weeks, I’ll [...]

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Carthay Circle Restaurant, a Taste of Elegance

Carthay Circle Restaurant, a Taste of Elegance

| June 19, 2012 | 2 Replies

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.  

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Treats are Expanded at Disneyland’s Reimagined Candy Palace!

Treats are Expanded at Disneyland’s Reimagined Candy Palace!

| May 26, 2012 | 2 Replies

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 [...]

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Disneyland’s Gibson Girl Shows Off Her New Finery!

Disneyland’s Gibson Girl Shows Off Her New Finery!

| May 24, 2012 | 3 Replies

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. [...]

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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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