Updated: Aug 23
Welcome to the original Disney locale that started it all.
Walt Disney founded this spectacular theme park in the 1950s with a desire to share his dream for family amusement with his own daughters and, eventually, the world.
Don't miss Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash Mountain, and the fireworks show.
Disneyland boasts age-old favorite rides like "It's a Small World", which recall childhood favorite characters and songs from ages past, alongside street parades and fireworks.
Disney Adventure Park
To add to the fun, Adventure Park boasts Cars Land and Radiator Springs, Mickey's Sun Wheel of Paradise Pier, spectacular eats and treats.
Disneyland has 3 resort hotels.
All have character dining experiences within the resorts.
Downtown Disney has wonderful restaurants too.
There are no dining cards for Disneyland, but they do have great snack carts, quick service and, of course, famous dining restaurants, reservations required.
It is still quite hard to get reservations, so this is one great reason to book with an agent; I have insider ways to get reservations.
Mobile order is here to stay. It is offered on quick service items to save time. Your card is kept on file and it is super easy to use. Just mobile order and pick the time you want it ready.
Munch on turkey legs, churros, popcorn and more!
My favorite Disneyland restaurant is Blue Bayou inside the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, boasting wonderful New Orleans style food. Again, reservations are hard to secure. This is one place I’ve been going to since I was a kid.
Café Orleans is next door and it is beautiful. Café Orleans features Cajun and Creole specialties. There are shows nearby and it has a wonderful open-air feel.
Disneyland also has Alien Pizza, a space mountain restaurant with excellent pizza and pasta.
Cinderella’s Castle has no dining inside simply because it is too small (but it is a must-see and oh so fun to run around inside playing chase and pretend!)
Mainstreet Plaza has character dining. Goofy's kitchen is fabulous.
Storytellers has a great princess breakfast. There are so many wonderful character dining experiences sure to please.
Insider tip: breakfast is excellent for character dining!
California Adventure, next-door to Disneyland, has Wine Country Trattoria, a winery and stellar Italian food restaurant with a Tuscan flare villa setting. They even offer a happy hour for magic key holders with great wine selections.
Enjoy the World of Color Ferris wheel show, eat dinner at Trattoria, and watch the show under the stars. You’ll feel like an insider in no time.
Carthay Circle Restaurant and Storyteller Café offer the same World of Color show viewing+dining experience.
Downtown Disney at Disney Springs offers the bowling alley and restaurant, Splitsville, with retro-glam 10-pin bowling and great food.
Tortilla Jo’s is a colorful cantina with excellent Mexican food in the downtown Disney District.
Oga’s Cantina is at Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland. Adult beverages are served space- ship style with unusual concoctions and alluring mixology with charcuterie boards for snacking.
Club 33 is a private, high-luxury, secretive, membership-only restaurant above Pirates of the Caribbean in New Orleans Square.
It is well-sought with a supposed four-year waiting list.
Reservations are hard to secure.
Memberships run $25,000-$50,000. If you know someone with a membership, they can get you in. The restaurant is marked by only a faint ‘33’ sign, hidden in plain sight. Once inside, expect a no-cell phone policy, high-end dining, and celebrity sightings.
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