Anaheim Journals

Disneyland: The Original Magic

A travel journal to Anaheim by themusicaltraveller

Quote: If you live in Orange County, chances are you have an annual pass. I get one every year and make it a point to try and explore everything about this place. This journal should give you a very good idea about what's good and what's not.

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa

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Hotel | "The Grand Californian"

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This is a spectacular hotel. If you have the money to spend, then there is no place I would rather spend it. This hotel can be compared to the Wilderness Lodge in Disney World. It's not quite the Grand Floridian, but not much is... The hotel sits right along the Downtown Disney strip. Some rooms have views of the strip, but unless you want all that noise, then you'd best get a room with a pool view or a view of California Adventure. It also is bordering California Adventure. It has its own entrance for guests only to California Adventure, which is very convenient. When you enter the hotel, you can't help but marvel at the lobby. The hotel's design is based on the arts and crafts era...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 18, 2005

Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
1600 South Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, California 92803
(714) 635-2300

The Storytellers Cafe

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Restaurant

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This is a great alternative to the character buffets of Disneyland. This restaurant has an á la cart menu that is mostly under $20. I go for the buffet. This restaurant has a character breakfast in the morning, which I'm sure is fun, but I prefer not to have characters around me while I eat. When I was little, I remember being at Chef Mickey's in Disney World, and they just wouldn't leave me alone. All I wanted was to eat... Anyway, Storytellers Cafe has a really pleasant look, with the many pioneers who came to California and settled this land all along the walls. The buffet normally contains a salmon dish, a chicken dish, and prime rib as the main courses. They also have pasta, veg...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 24, 2005

The Storytellers Cafe
1600 South Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, California 92802
(714) 635-2300

Overland Stage Southwestern Grill & BBQ Company

Restaurant | "Overland Steakhouse"

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If you're craving some really good prime rib or steak for a really reasonable meal, as well as a really fun theme, this is the place to go. I decided to come here based on their early-bird special and was extemely satisfied. When you enter the restaurant, you feel like you're in the old West. It has a saloon-like style to it, with old-fashioned touches. The booths have red curtains separating each of them. The service is really friendly and very helpful. For $16 during their early-bird dinner time, you get a nice cut of prime rib, along with an all-you-can-eat salad and soup bar. Now that is a deal. You have to go between 5 and 7pm only, though. They also have live enter...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 24, 2005

Overland Stage Southwestern Grill & BBQ Company
1855 South Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim
(714) 750-1811

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Anyone who goes to Disneyland without kids may want to try this restaurant. Granville is a classic Hollywood-style eatery with pictures of famous actors from the 1920s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. The restaurant has a great wine room where you can do tastings for a small fee. The steaks are obviously the main attraction here. I had a porterhouse, which is a pretty good-size piece of meat. The side dishes are all pretty good. I particularly like their potato side, which is several layers of different potatoes, topped with a layer of Parmesan. Overall, this is an expensive but good experience. But do not bring kids here. They will wonder why they're not next door, dancing with Goofy at the char...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 20, 2005

Granville Steakhouse
1313 South Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, California 92802
(714) 781-4565