Anaheim Journals

Disney Dining

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A December 2007 trip to Anaheim by onesundaymorning

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Quote: Disney can be overwhelming. This journal will give a comprehensive overview of eating at the park and tips on how to make your more enjoyable.

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Disney Dining

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Overview

Time to Eat Photo, Anaheim, California
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There are several ways to make eating less stressful. First if you are eating somewhere that doesn’t do priority-seating head for the line farthest from the entry. These lines are always shorter because no one sees them. Quick service eateries (Taste Pilot, Redd’s Rocket, etc…) have two lines on either side of the register. Most people only line up only on one side. If you see a register that has two sides jump into the side where there are no people or a smaller line.Eat before noon or after 5pm. Lines will die down considerably. Sometimes I eat a big lunch then grab something smaller and eat while sitting along a parade route. This way I’ll have a great view for the parade and I’m not just sitt...Read More

Golden Horseshoe at Frontierland

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Restaurant | "Golden Horseshoe"

Golden Horseshoe at Frontierland Photo, Anaheim, California
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If you are looking for a rootin-tootin’ good time head for the Golden Horseshoe in Frontierland. The restaurant is set up like a saloon with tables and chairs smooched together on the floor. Along the side of the room there is more seating slightly raised off the ground and there is a second floor with seating set up around the railings overlooking the stage giving the best views for the shows.They serve the Disney basic: chicken breast tenders (4 for $7.99), fish and chips (4 pieces for $8.99), and mozzarella strips (5 for $7.49). However the one addition that I saw here that is unique from the rest of the park is the chili bread bow and cheese fries ($4.29). I opted for the chili bread bowl for...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 14, 2007

Golden Horseshoe at Frontierland
1313 South Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, California 92803
(714) 781-3463

Plaza Inn

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Restaurant

Ol' fashion Soda fountain Photo, Anaheim, California
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I’ve always hated Main Street USA in Disney. For me it was a never-ending line of shops and annoyances that stood between every thrill ride in the park and me; recently that changed. Walking through the shops not only gives guests a glimpse back into times past, but a look into the most magical place on Earth’s past. The Plaza Inn in no exception.From the outside the restaurant looks like a Victorian style building with and inviting entrance. Chandeliers hang form the ceiling and large bay windows that give a view of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. Being the granddaughter of two antique collectors in Pennsylvania (Victorian houses are everywhere and Main Street in Disney is very reminiscent of every Ma...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 3, 2008

Tommorrowland Terrace

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Restaurant

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Somebody must have been playing a Jedi mind trick on me, but I did try Tommorrowland Terrace. This is a fast food restaurant that is set up to serve about 3,000 people an hour. What that translates into is that everything is pre-made. Okay, first what I liked: The café is set up with two different lines. The first is its cheeseburgers, pizzas, and other foods of that nature. The second line (the much shorter line) is for salads and sandwiches. Making it convenient for those who want a quick bit if you are going for something light, but a nightmare for anyone looking for food from both sides. Their menu includes a turkey club ($7.99), roast beef and cheddar cheese sandwich ($7.99), grilled vegetable sa...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 16, 2008

Toon Town

Restaurant

Pluto's Dog House Photo, Anaheim, California
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To put everything into perspective if Disneyland was a mall then Toon Town would be the food court. In other words there are no sit down restraints here. However there are several quick service eateries in one area, with a centralized seating area. Toon Town offers a wacky variety of restaurants to choose from.Daisy’s Diner is a cute little, yellow and red stand in the center of Toon Town. They serve up personal pan pizza ($6.99) or a Pepperoni pizza ($6.99) both with side salad.Pluto’s Dog House; the name says it all. It is hard to miss. It is shaped like a large, yellow doghouse. They serve hot dogs with the choice of a side of chips or sliced apples for $5.49. There is also a kid’s m...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on March 17, 2008

French Market Restaurant

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Restaurant

French Market Restaurant Photo, Anaheim, California
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When the sun sets New Orleans Square lights up with life. Disney’s attention to detail shines through from the Caribbean architecture and balconies to the small allies that wind their way around the main street back to the train station. I’m not sure if it is the atmosphere, the food, or it’s location along the Rivers of America (where Fantasmic is performed and a wonderful view for the fireworks), but after dark this area comes alive. Don’t believe me check out the lines; when most restaurants in the other lands are thinning out New Orleans Square has lines out the door. At least there are several options to choose from.My first attempt at eating here was almost scrapped; the lines at the Royal ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 21, 2008

French Market Restaurant
New Orleans Square
Anaheim, California
714/781-4565

Redd Rocket's Pizza Port

Restaurant | "Redd Rockett's Pizza Port"

Redd Rocket's Pizza Port Photo, Anaheim, California
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Redd Rocket’s Pizza Port is an assault on the taste buds. Don’t get me wrong it’s not horrible, but it’s not good either. What appealed to me about the place was the short line, ample seating, and it’s location just next to Space Mountain. It was hot, they could offer me shade, and I was waiting for my fast pass time to come up. Redd’s was a logical choice. Walking in the restaurant I couldn't help by notice how it looked like a cafeteria painted to look like a space station, and the server behind the buffet looked like a galactic lunch lady, giant spoon, hair net, and all something that hardly puts one in the mood to eat.The menu is limited to pastas, pizza, and some salads. They offer So...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on March 23, 2008

Redd Rocket's Pizza Port
1313 S Disneyland Dr.
Anaheim, California

Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante

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Restaurant

Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante Photo, Anaheim, California
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I’ve often heard the saying that the Devil is in the details. This statement is no truer then at Disney, where it should be restated as Disney is in the details. With that said I would also like to say that I don’t know how many times I walked by Rancho Del Zocalo and never really realized that it was a restaurant. Rancho Del Zocalo is a painstakingly beautiful restaurant located in Froniterland next to Big Thunder Mountain. Out front are the fastpass booths for Big Thunder and a small seating area with a stage where special events are staged (ex. Bands or Cinco de Mayo). The restaurant is counter style and is located in a Spanish-style building. The entrance is hidden off to the side and winds p...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 26, 2008

Rancho del Zocalo Restaurante
1313 S Harbor Blvd
Anaheim 92825
(714) 781-4000

Village Haus Restaurant

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Restaurant

Village Haus Restaurant Photo, Anaheim, California
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Forgive my brutal honesty, but I can’t make up good things to glaze over the truth. With that said I would also like to lay down the hard act that I’m not a foodie. I don’t cook, bake, BBQ, or microwave. I don’t know the difference between sage and oregano, whipping and stirring, or glazing and god knows what else people do to food. All I know is mix it together and give it to me. I know what I like and I don’t like, and I don’t like the Village Haus in Fantsayland. The appearance is cute, charming almost. From the outside it looks like a cottage, and inside the seating is broken up into smaller rooms to hide the fact that this restaurant can hold a lot of people, with overflow seating outside. M...Read More

Member Rating 1 out of 5 on March 31, 2008

Village Haus Restaurant
1313 S Harbor Blvd
Anaheim 92802

River Belle Terrace

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Restaurant

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At the crossroads of New Orleans Square, Adventureland, and Frontierland is the River Belle Terrace; a southern plantation style house complete with bay windows and a stone floor terrace. The decorations inside are minimal; relying on a few small chandliers covered in steel flowers and large windows to carry the theme.The counter service style restaurant offers a menu unique to the rest of the park. They offer four different sandwhiches prime rib ($12.99), turkey breast ($12.99), BBQ pork ($12.99), and vegetable po'boy ($11.99). The sandwhiches come with a tiny side of baked beans and the choice of a cold side. Also on the menu is the prime rib salad ($12.99), rosemary turkey breast salad ($12.99...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on July 4, 2008

River Belle Terrace
Frontierland
Anaheim 92802
(714) 781-4565

Snack food in Disneyland

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Bur-r-r Bank Ice Cream Photo, Anaheim, California
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I often get to the point where I’m hungry, but not in the mood for food. When that happens I turn to many of the wonderful snack food areas in the park. The plus side to these are that that most are out of the way so the lines aren’t as long during peak season; however some don’t appear on the park maps so they have to be sought out. I’ve broken down the snack food places according to locations in the park.Main StreetThe Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor is located right on Main Street near the candy shop and the Blue Ribbon Bakery. Walking in feels like stepping back into to an old fashion ice cream parlor. There are a few tables next to the windows and in the back of the sh...Read More